Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cover Reveal: Journey from Skioria by Kandi J Wyatt with Giveaway


Journey from Skioria


Journey from Skioria

by Kandi J Wyatt
Middle Grade Fantasy


Cover is designed by Yosbe Design and Leo Illustrations.


COMING. . .
SEPTEMBER 5th, 2017!!!




Tania is lost, shipwrecked on an unfamiliar shore. With no friends or family, the nine-year-old girl must make her way through the realm of the woodland people to a town she's never heard of. With unexpected allies from the forest, Tania departs on a wild adventure where storms rage and the forces of nature do their very best to end her journey before it has truly begun.

In a land full of magic and evil forces, can one young girl make it home alive?

Lord of the Rings meets Narnia in this standalone middle grade fantasy by author Kandi J Wyatt.


You can find Journey from Skioria on Goodreads

You can pre-order Journey From Skioria here:
- Amazon
- B&N
- iTunes

Check out these teaser images:

Teaser-Adventure-Skioria


Teaser-Moon-Skioria


Teaser-Song-Skioria




Kandi J WyattAnd here she is. . .

Kandi J Wyatt is a wife, mother of five, teacher, artist, and author. In her free time, she enjoys writing fantasy stories and Christmas programs, and drawing with graphite and colored pencils. Portraits are her specialty. Kandi also enjoys photography, thanks to her photographer husband who has let her join his journey as both his model and apprentice, and she occasionally serves as his assistant when he needs a “light stand with feet.”

You can find and contact Kandi J Wyatt here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Pinterest
- Instagram
- Google+
- Amazon
- Goodreads


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Review: Nemesis by Anna Banks


NEMESIS
Nemesis, Book 1
by Anna Banks
Feiwel & Friends
YA Fantasy
359 pages

COMING. . .
OCTOBER 4th, 2017!!!


Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But Mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora's gift may be able to save Tarik’s kingdom. But should she risk exposing herself and her growing feelings for her nemesis?




MY TIDBITS


Mistrust and secrets hang in the background of a vibrant fantasy, making love and trust a difficult, if not impossible, task.

Princess Sepora is fleeing her kingdom in hopes of finding a way to stop her father's power hungry plans, which will launch their world into war. Captured by thieves, she's sold on the neighboring kingdom's market and forced to join the newly crowned Tarik's harem. Determined to break free from her fate, she's brought in front of Tarik, who, mesmerized by her beauty and attitude, makes her the assistant to his head adviser. But Sepora doesn't trust any of it and soon finds herself weaving between truths, allegiances, doubt and an attempt to save everyone.

The first pages demand immediate attention as Sepora rides her fly serpent in an attempt to run away from her father, the King. Her desperation hits full force and the situation draws in from that very first page. Her trek through the desert and delivery to the market leave no doubt about the hardships she's facing and call for empathy. It's a vivid world, packed full of fantasy without coming across to foreign. The characters come across very naturally and are easy to get lost in, each and every one. At first.

This book is written in two POVS: Sepora's and Tarik's. The two sides let the intrigue and problems unfold in a compelling way and make it clear how difficult the situation not only between the two character is, but also for their world. The chapters switch between the two, making it easy to follow. But Sepora is written in first person, while Tarik is in third. This made for a jerk every time Tarik's turn came and caused a pause at the beginning of every single one of his chapters to re-orientate to the narrative.

There's never a lull or boring moment as the tension and intrigue increases with every turn, and the characters weave between the situations with moments to cheer for. Sepora is full of self-confidence and takes matters into her own hand. She's mistrusting, which is understandable, and sticks to her goals. At times, her actions aren't well thought out, but this isn't surprising considering her background. Her stubbornness and inability to see past some things, on the other hand, made her hard to like. She's simply lacking a little needed warmth. Tarik is a more than able king. Sometimes, his wisdom was too advanced for his experience and age but his character was likable. He makes solid decisions, has noble intentions and does the really the best he can with the situations and information he faces. His special 'ability' adds a wonderful and needed twist to the story.

This is the first novel in a series, and the problems Sepora faces are only starting. There is intrigue, many kingdoms to balance out and many more difficulties to come before things are worked out. But it wasn't enough. The relationship between Tarik and Sepora, as well as Sepora's mistrust, takes center stage and dominates the plot. It could have been so much richer. The intrigue is there but skims over depth, and several characters are missing more meaning and purpose. Much of this is probably still to come but it was missed in this first installment.

But this was an engaging read. It was entertaining, grabbed until the last page and promises an interesting tale. The world is a treat, and there is so much still unexplored which hints at an exciting series. Young adult fans of fantasy with hard-won romance and a love for princesses striving to save the world are sure to enjoy this one.








Review: Ally-saurus & The Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey


ALLY-SAURUS & THE VERY BOSSY MONSTER
by Richard Torrey
Sterling Children's Books
Picture Book
40 pages
ages 4 and up


What happens when a bossy new girl tries to make everyone play by her rules? 
Ally-saurus is back—and ROARING louder than ever! 

Ally-saurus and her friends always have lots of fun playing pretend. They stomp, they roar, they dance, each in their own way. But new girl Maddie wants everyone to play by HER rules. “Monsters can’t be dinosaurs or dancers,” she insists. Worst of all, she won’t let little Petey have his teddy bear! Can Ally-saurus help Maddie understand that bossiness is no fun at all?  With charm and humor, Richard Torrey teaches a gentle lesson in respecting each other’s differences . . . and playing nice.
 



 MY TIDBITS

The power of imagination combines with an enthusiastic heroine to tame even the fiercest monsters of reality.

Ally and her friends love to pretend, and each has a favorite role they slip into--dinosaurs, a performer, and a bear. . .kind of. The three have so much fun until the new girl in the neighborhood, Maddie, steps in and wants to lay down tons of rules. All of which serve her purposes, of course. Ally and her friends want to be nice and try to play along, but at one point, things get out of hand.

Imagination flows from every page, letting its magic unfold as Ally and her friends are swallowed up in their own delightful worlds. The role play is something many kids do every day. Readers/listeners will have no problem understanding Ally and feel the urge to follow in her dinosaur footsteps or slip into a fantasy all of their own. The illustrations do a fantastic job of bringing this 'extra' skin to life, and mold reality with fantasy, while, at the same time, keeping it clear which is which. The balance between black and white with only gentle colors in the background, hold the focus on Ally and her friends. The crayon outlines building the imaginary roles onto the characters, make it clear how the characters see themselves (and let the reader sink into this game) while still keeping a solid foot in reality. The combination is simply clever.

When Maddie steps in, her monster shines through. Her actions and words bring cringes as she falls into a mold kids will recognize from their own experiences. But Maddie's own uncertainty comes across as well. Ally handles the situation with a bit of hesitation, but then total finesse. And the ending is an inspiration, which offers a solution readers can maybe use themselves.


And here he is. . .

Richard Torrey is an author, artist, and editorial cartoonist. He has written and illustrated 15 books, including Sterling's Ally-saurus & the First Day of School (2015); the popular Beans and Baker series for Random House; and the three-book series Almost, Why?, and Because for harperCollins. he's also illiustrated dozens of books for Simon & Schuster, Golden Books, McGraw-Hill, and Scholastic; has had his art published in Highlights, KidCity, and Inside Sports; and has created a successful line of greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings.

Richard lives in Shoreham, NY and is available for interview. Visit him online at:

RichardTorrey.com
Twitter: @richtorrey
Instagram: @richardtorrey
Facebook: RichardTorreysBooks


Cover Reveal: Rebellious Heart by L.L. Hunter




Rebellious Heart
by L.L. Hunter 
 YA Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


COMING. . .
SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017!!!
 Four years after Skye became the youngest president in history, and returned precious resources to her people,
She had hoped this would mean the end of the war.
But there is still a threat.
An enemy once thought dead has returned from the grave to exact revenge, and he won’t rest until he gets what he wants.
In the quest to give herself some credibility despite her young age, and to defeat their enemy, Skye, Lukas and their friends devise a plan to distract their enemy using a decoy, while they go in for the kill.
But, when their plan goes south,
Lukas and Skye must do whatever it takes to save their people and the world from ruin.
Even if it means betraying those they love the most.
In the thrilling conclusion to the Molten Heart Saga,
When matters of the heart are concerned,
Risks will be taken.



L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.

Pre-Order Links: Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2x19U9E



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Resistance Series by Tracy Lawson with Giveaway



Counteract
Resistance Series Book 1
by Tracy Lawson
YA Dystopian Adventure
Who do you trust when your world unravels and everything you believed is a lie?



For the past fifteen years, The Office of Civilian Safety and Defense has guarded the public against the rampant threat of terrorism. Teenagers Tommy and Careen have never known life without Civilian Restrictions. For them, there's no social media. No one is allowed to gather in public places or attend concerts or sporting events. Only a small, select group of adults have driving privileges, but it's a small price to pay for safety.

Now a new, more deadly, terrorist threat looms: airborne chemical weapons that can be activated without warning. The OCSD is ready with an antidote to counteract the effects of the toxins. Three drops a day is all it takes. It's a small price to pay for health.

The day the disaster sirens signal the dreaded attack, Tommy shares his last dose with Careen, even though doing so might hasten his death. It's a small price to pay for a friend.Follow Tommy and Careen as they uncover a web of lies and deceit reaching to the highest levels of the United States government and join an underground resistance group that's determined to expose the truth.

"Counteract is a novel for our times, but with a decidedly different plot twist. Most dystopian thrillers focus on the devastating consequences of the unleashed virus or poison on society, community, and the individual. They become character studies of the protagonists and antagonists.

"Tracy Lawson's novel asks an even more disturbing question--what if the real culprit was someone or something we trusted? I thought The Hunger Games might be the Millennial generation's version of George Orwell's 1984. Now, I think Counteract and the Resistance Series are more primed to take that spot."--SR Staley, author of St. Nic, Inc., and the Tortuga Bay series.


**FREE on Amazon July 17th – 21st, then .99 cents for the remainder of the tour!!**


 






Resist
Resistance Series, Book 2
"I loved the first book in this series so much that I jumped right into the second one to continue the adventure. The Resistance Series is another great YA dystopian adventure that combines elements of thriller, romance, dystopian, and much more to create a well-rounded story that is sure to appeal to many readers - it definitely has my attention."--TFL Reader, top 500 Amazon Reviewer



Knowledge comes with a price.

Tommy and Careen no longer believe the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense's miracle antidote can protect them from a terrorist's chemical weapons. After accidentally discovering the antidote's real purpose,they've join the fight to undermine the OCSD's bid for total control of the population.

Being part of the Resistance brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Not everyone working for change proves trustworthy, and plans to spark a revolution go awry with consequences far beyond anything they bargained for.

Tommy and Careen's differing viewpoints threaten to drive a wedge between them, and their budding relationship is tested as their destinies move toward an inevitable confrontation with the forces that terrorize the nation.

Where does love fit in when you're trying to start a revolution?

"Dystopian YA literature needs more writers like Tracy Lawson! Lawson's lean writing style and idea-driven dialogue reminded me of the novels of Ayn Rand, particularly Anthem, but Resist is much faster paced and holds your attention from the beginning.

"Resist picks up right where the first book, Counteract, leaves off, and readers are thrown immediately into the action. I also loved the way Lawson doesn't give her characters the easy way out--they are forced to make decisions and suffer the consequences. These are real people that anchor the story, even if the setting is not." --SR Staley, author of St. Nic, Inc. and the Tortuga Bay series


**.99 cents on Amazon!!**











Ignite
Resistance Series, Book 3
The Greatest Risk Is To Take No Risk At All.



Nationwide food shortages have sparked civil unrest, and the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense’s hold on the people is slipping. The Resistance’s efforts to hasten the OCSD’s demise have resulted in disaster, with Tommy Bailey and Careen Catecher taking the blame for the ill-fated mission in OP-439.

Both teens struggle to survive the circumstances that force them into the national spotlight—and this time, they’re on opposite sides. On the run and exiled from the Resistance members in BG-098, Tommy makes his way to a Resistance safe house in the capital.

The OCSD is preparing to monitor all under-eighteens with the Cerberean Link, a device that protects them against hunger and sickness and can even locate them if they’re lost. Tommy’s now living in close quarters with Atari, an operative who has been assigned to sabotage the Link. But does Atari plan to use it for his own purposes?

Through it all, Tommy refuses to believe Careen’s loyalties have shifted away from the Resistance, and he’s willing to assume any risk to reconnect with her. Will they be able to trust each other when it matters most?


**.99 cents on Amazon!!**






Revolt
Resistance Series Book 4


Released July 18th!!!
The Explosive Conclusion to the Award-Winning Resistance Series



To Deny Freedom is to Deny the Human Spirit.

Fugitive Resistance fighter Tommy Bailey has come out of hiding to help rescue Careen Catecher from the clutches of the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense, where she’s been held and interrogated for information about the rebel group. The OCSD is poised to launch the Cerberean Link, a security device that will put all minors under constant surveillance under the guise of protecting them. 

Fearful that OCSD director Madalyn Davies’s bid for control won’t stop there, the Resistance puts its own plan in motion to sabotage the Link and oust Madalyn from the directorship. Just when everything seems leveraged in the Resistance’s favor, treachery, lies, and long-held secrets threaten to derail it all.

Will even a life together on the run be impossible for Tommy and Careen? Or will the Resistance’s efforts convince the public to put their fears aside and demand freedom?





Spark
Careen's Prequel to the Resistance Series
"What was our heroine Careen Catecher like BEFORE she became a firebrand for the Resistance? Well, she was just a normal teenage girl trying to survive college in the totalitarian state of Tracy Lawson's creation." --review by Patrick Hodges



"Careen is a believable, strong female protagonist who, having survived a harrowing terrorist attack, is now trying to survive [college] in a new 'Quadrant' where she can't seem to fit in." --review by Candace Williams


A strong heroine is made, not born. 

Though Careen Catecher survived a terrorist attack when she was nine, her childhood ended on that awful day. Now, nine years later, she’s ready for her life to truly begin. 

A full scholarship to a prestigious university far from her beleaguered home quadrant seems like a dream come true, but when she arrives on campus, she’s perceived as a charity case, despite grades and test scores that prove she’s the academic equal of the best students there.

Careen knows she’s tough enough to survive just about anything, but fitting in with her acquisitive peers—at least on the surface—is necessary if she’s going to leave the past behind and claim the stable future she craves. 

But her past won’t stay buried. She’s only been at school for a few weeks when a cryptic message from an unlikely friend raises questions that may put her in danger all over again.

Check out this novella-length prequel to the award-winning Resistance Series, “a promising new YA series about a totalitarian America.” 


**Perma-Free on Amazon!!**







Tracy Lawson knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she could read. In the first grade, she authored sixty-seven contact-paper bound books through her school's Young Authors program. Though that pace proved impossible to maintain, she always intended to be a real author one day. 



While working toward her Bachelor's degree in Communication at Ohio University, she studied creative writing with the late Daniel Keyes, author of Flowers for Algernon. After short stints as a media buyer and an investigative analyst, she settled into a 20-year career in the performing arts, teaching tap dancing in Columbus, Ohio, and choreographing musicals. Though her creative energies were focused on dance, she never lost her desire to write, and has a non-fiction book to her credit: Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More, (McDonald & Woodward, 2012).

Tracy's love for writing Young Adult fiction is sparked by all the wonderful teens in her life, including her daughter Keri, a college student. Counteract is Tracy's first novel.




Revolt: Book Four of the Resistance Series
Book Launch Giveaway

I've been reading this series basically since it first came out, and honestly I really still love the characters and all of their weird interactions. As the conclusion to the series, Revolt is not one of those books that gives you a neatly tied bow on a package and tells you it's over. It has twists, turns, and you're going to be in for yet another adventure with the Resistance crew.”

 “So, this series that I've been reading since the beginning is over. What's a girl to do? Restart from Book One, of course!”

Can't Get Enough of the Resistance Series?
Wanna know what happened the night of the car accident that changed
Tommy Bailey’s life forever?
Take advantage of this limited-time offer:

Get a FREE PDF of Shatter: Tommy’s Prequel to the Resistance Series, which includes a gallery of the amazing artwork created for the series! This prequel will NOT be available on Amazon.

Here’s how it works:

Purchase Revolt: Book Four of the Resistance Series on Amazon for $2.99:


Email your receipt to tracy@counteractbook.com, and in return you’ll receive Shatter: Tommy’s Prequel to the Resistance Series.

But wait...that's not all!

Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series and Ignite: Book Three of the Resistance Series
will be priced at 0.99 each until August 18.
Spark: Careen's Prequel to the Resistance Series is always FREE on Amazon and Kobo. If you live outside the US, email the author at
tracy@counteractbook.com for your free copy.
ACT during Launch Month to get ALL FOUR full-length books, plus the two prequels for just $5.96!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee


PABLO AND BIRDY
by Alison McGhee
Illustrated by Ana Juan
Atheneum/Caitlyn Diouhy Books
Middle Grade Contemporary
304 pages
ages 8 and up

COMING. . .
AUGUST 22nd, 2017!!!


A boy who drifted into the seaside town of Isla as a baby searches for answers about where he and his parrot came from in this charmer of a tale laced with magical realism from New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee.

The seaside town of Isla has many stories, the most notable being the legend of the Seafaring Parrot. Locals claim that the Seafarer remembers every sound, every whisper, cry, laugh, or snort ever uttered. But, though there have been rumored Seafarer sightings, no one has actually seen the bird before. Other stories surround a boy named Pablo, who had washed up on shore in a blow-up swimming pool as an infant with only a lavender parrot as a companion. Now, on the eve of his tenth birthday, the stories are repeated.

“At first I thought it was a huge fish,” Emmanuel, the man who found and took Pablo in, says. Pierre, the baker’s guess was a good one: Perhaps Pablo has come from an undiscovered country, one unknown to the rest of the world. Maybe the inhabitants there lived in tree houses, or underground. Or maybe he’s a pirate baby. But Pablo wants the truth, and the only one who might know it is Birdy, his parrot. After all, she was there, holding onto the raft. But unlike most birds who live in Isla, Birdy can neither talk or fly. Or, at least, she never has. Until…one day, when strong winds begin to blow—winds similar to the ones that brought Pablo to shore—Birdy begins to mutter. Could Birdy be a Seafaring parrot? If she is, then she will be able to tell Pablo the true story of where he came from—of who tied him so lovingly and safely to that raft? But, if she is, that also means the second part of the Seafarer myth is true…that Seafaring Parrots will, eventually, fly away.

As Pablo is buzzing with questions, hopes, and fears, an old saying echoes in his mind: winds of change mean fortune lost or fortune gained. And while the winds rise in Isla, Pablo holds tight to Birdy. Would losing his companion, his dearest link to his past, be that loss?
 




MY TIDBITS

A heart-warming tale about the bonds of friendship, pains of the past and the hope, which a change in the winds might bring.

After a large storm, Pablo was found washed up on the shores of an island, bound inside a child's swimming pool with Birdy, a parrot, as his loyal guard. As Pablo is left with a fear of the sea and storms, Birdy carries his own scars and refuses to talk or fly. Ten years have past, and Pablo and Birdy have become an integral part of the small town, where the story of a never-seen Seafaring Parrot which can fly impossible distances over the ocean and hears/speaks every noise ever made, draws in tourists by the troves. When the 'winds of change' come with an approaching storm, a news woman and her team of scientists set out to be the first to find and capture this mysterious bird. Since no one even knows if this bird exists, this doesn't seem to be a problem. But then, Birdy speaks and it's in a voice Pablo only holds in his deepest memories--the voice of his own mother.

The setting alone comes to life like a masterpiece. The small, island town over-flows with a vibrant but simple life. The details dribble in allowing the smell of the bakery or taste of the breeze to settle in on every page. But it's the characters which really add the zest. There are only about half a dozen human ones and a few birds, but each one has an unforgettable personality.  They don't always get along or agree, but this is a town where everyone sticks together and does the best they can. It's a true home with a sense of safety, which makes it hard not to love the town and the people.

Pablo has a sad, secret past, and this hangs as a gentle, longing pain in the background. He's full of life and clings to his best friend Birdy with so much love that it's hard not to want to hug both of them. Behind Pablo's light-hearted mask, he holds a ton of questions and a longing sadness, which he only shares with Birdy. And Birdy loves him back. Unconditionally. It's an inspiring relationship, which touches the heart.

The story flows at a very steady pace and never leaves a dull moment. Pablo's concerns carry layers of mystery, ones which demand to be discovered. The serious moments are spiced up with a quirky band of parrots, who despite their slim parrot vocabulary, make their thoughts more than known and ensure many giggles. Even the townspeople add a perfect sense of humor as their rich and humorous personalities clash, and bring out the funnier side of working over differences and living together. The added chapters of a stray dog and his own difficult past--but as an amazing desire for the bakeries elephant ears--are like a cherry on top of an emotional sundae.

As a special treat, there are wonderful illustrations sprinkled between the pages. These pencil drawings add a lovely glimpse at the characters and scenes, and appear at all the right times. But then, I'm always a huge fan of illustrations, especially in middle grade fiction.

Above all things, this is a story with heart. Mountains of it. Pablo and Birdy are impossible not to love, and the townspeople are natural neighbors, which one wishes they could have. Pablo's search for answers, his attempts to save Birdy and the ache of discovering the truth make this an unforgettable tale. Add the flavor of a South American island, and it's a book kids ages 8 to 12 (and even older readers) are sure to enjoy.


And here she is. . .

Alison McGhee writes novels, picture books, poems, and essays for all ages, including the forthcoming novel Never Coming Back (out in October 2017) and the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller SOMEDAY, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. She lives in Minneapolis, California and Vermont.

You can find Alison McGhee. . .

http://alisonmcghee.com/
https://twitter.com/alisonmcghee



Print Release: Darkest Days by N. W. Harris


Readers have been waiting patiently for the fourth and final book in THE LAST ORPHANS SERIES by N.W. Harris to release in print. The wait is now over, as the finale— DARKEST DAYS— can now be purchased in print. Celebrate the finale of this series with a print edition today! Many online retailers are currently offering a reduced price off of the $10.95 listing. We've even see in it listed for as low as $6.64. Be sure to grab your copy before they change the price! (We don't have control over when some retailers offer specials on the print edition of our titles, so this price can change at any time.)

DARKEST DAYS

Release Date: August 14, 2017 (Print)
N.W. Harris writes with clarity and realism as this tale unfolds in jagged pieces of tension, loss, and survival." ~Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

HAVEN'T STARTED THIS SERIES YET?

Take a deep breath before you start The Last Orphans Series. This action adventure series filled with cinematic science fiction action, end of the world apocalyptic events, and heart pounding thrills will leave you enthralled from beginning to end. Fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Maze Runner by James Dasher will love this teen fiction series. With over 500 five-star reviews on Goodreads, this is definitely the series you should read next!

The Last Orphans (The Last Orphans Series Book 1)

Grab your copy for free today in digital format!


And here he is. . .

Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, N.W. Harris's imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books.
N.W. Harris published his first novel—Joshua's Tree—in 2013. It was no wonder that with his wild imagination and passion for all things word related, that N.W. Harris was named a finalist in Amazon's Break Through Novel Award Contest. In early 2014, N.W. Harris joined the ranks with Clean Teen Publishing when they signed his new young adult apocalyptic adventure series—The Last Orphans.
In addition to writing, N.W. Harris has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly.

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