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The MIssing Yesterdays
"After history is erased, can it be restored?"
On the colony planet New Earth, Christopher loves spending time with a quirky, absent-minded scientist, his uncle Tremain. In a freak lab accident with Tremain's new matter transmitter, the entire colony's history is erased. Now they have no choice but to use the transmitter to travel back in time to restore the missing yesterdays before they too fade away. They arrive on a planet and meet the human inhabitants, but nothing fits their picture of the past. The people are primitive with no knowledge of a colony. They discover the "planet" is really the colony ship that brought humanity to New Earth in the first place and the primitives are the descendants of the original ship's crew. The thousands of colonists are still asleep in suspended animation, blissfully unaware of their predicament. Finding their lab accident changed the course of the ship, now heading towards destruction by New Earth's star, Tremain and Christopher repair the ship and correct its course just in time to save the colonists' future and their own history.
The purloined pictograph
"A blind lust for power never turns out well."
An artifact from the original tribe of colonists from the belly of the Mayflower is stolen. Tremain and Christopher are invited to the expedition to find more evidence of the tribe's whereabouts. They're met by Aziza, a woman from Tremain's past, who funded the expedition. She stole the artifact, believing it to lead to a weapon which she intends to possess. In her desire for power, she ignores all reason. Tremain, sending Christopher back to get the authorities, decides to help her, if only so he could stop her. Tremain, Aziza, and three of her henchmen go in search of this weapon. Christopher, having alerted the authorities, returns to help his uncle. He finds the device before the others arrive and hides. Aziza, upon seeing it, activates the weapon just as the authorities arrive. Instead of being a weapon of immense power, it turns out to be an elaborate irrigation device the ancient people had created. Humiliated and shamed, Aziza activates her own transmitter, created from plans stolen from Tremain. They were flawed plans intended for the shredder. Instead of finding her escape, she finds her own demise. Out of all the fallout, one discovery is made. There was another intelligent civilization on New Earth in the distant past.
Sub Genres: Young Adult
In the first book, we learn the legend of the wizards. On the land of Mystica, there were once six wizards, three light, and three dark. One day one of the dark wizards Midnight said a spell to trap his fellow wizards so he could have Mystica all to himself. His spell backfired, and all of the wizards, including Midnight were trapped in stones. Now, Midnight has been freed. With the fellow wizards still trapped, he can finally complete his plan to take over Mystica. Midnight gathers an army and wreaks havoc and war throughout the land. Back on Earth, a college age girl named Miranda starts having dreams of Mystica. She goes to an odd bookstore to help her sleep, and finds out she is a Dream Walker. She travels to the world of Mystica. She must journey throughout the land, through the Ice Caves, the Forest of the Lost, and the Dragon Caves to find and release the white wizard Lightning. Can this magical world be saved by one girl? Can she find and release Lightning in time to save Mystica?
"Step out of reality and into an illusion."
Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult
Illusional Reality romantic fantasy.
‘Romance, Magic, Action…Illusional Reality has it all.’ Emily Woodmansee
Nobody expects to stare death in the face only to find out your entire life is a lie. Rescued by Salco, marketing executive Becky finds herself in an unknown magical world filed with happy people that try to forget their land is on the brink of destruction. Becky will soon learn that her arrival is no accident. If learning that she is Thya, the heir of the enchanting land isn’t enough, she’s then told that an Oracle prophesied that she will save the gentle Tsinians from slavery and domination by Darthorn, the Warlord of Senx. It is at a festival where she is introduced to the Tsinian council and her kinsmen, that she learns the whole truth. The council are so certain that a union between Darthorn’s son, Kovon and Thya will create peace between the two lands. However, Darthorn has plans for Tsinia as does Kovon for Thya and neither are good. Although her future has been planned and if she is to save Tsinia she must marry Kovon, Thya gives her heart to another. A love that is forbidden and dangerous. Illusional Reality is a story about hope, courage, love and sacrifice.
‘This story is unique. No typical fantasy stereotyping.’
Lizzie in the Land Beyond
"Hijacked by witches - will Lizzie ever go home?"
Hijacked by witches, kidnapped by a dwarf and enraptured by river sprites -- will Lizzie ever manage to go home? And if she can, will she want to? Lizzie is an exhausted honor student and an enthusiastic amateur folk singer. She wakes one day in a strange and terrifying new land. The women who revive her tell her she can never go home because they scooped her up when she was about to die. Lizzie must somehow navigate this fantastic land, try to determine how she got fished out of her life in the first place, help the people of the land understand that they are about to be colonized, and find a way, if any, to get home again. But if she does find a way — will she really want to go?
"Their love will spark more than their hearts."
Romance, Young Adult
Tara grew up playing and laughing with her two best friends — twins Noah and Mitch. Life is uncomplicated and carefree — until she falls for one of them. The wrong one. Tara is the first born of her pack, and with the title comes responsibility — the expectation that she will bond with an Alpha heir to strengthen her pack’s standing…and Mitch was born seven minutes too late. Tara’s heart is torn when a deep connection with Mitch is awakened and she discovers the potential for so much more than friendship. But her mind knows what she must choose. When the impossible strikes Mitch’s family, when their sacred Glade is threatened, Tara is forced to decide — her heart or her pack?
"When the Circus comes to town, Sparks will fly."
Jane is a medicine student with the will to succeed. Ethan is a man who handles tigers for a living. Inexorably attracted, forced away by intrigue, can their love survive?
"For now the only thing that matters is the truth."
Suspense, Romance, Drama
Fame. Money. Glory. These were all the things that you would expect from being famous. The bait that the producers of the industry would tempt you with to get you on their side. What they don't tell you though are all the inner tragedies that come along just as quickly. They don't tell you about the heartache that occurs when you realize that this wasn't what you wanted at all. They don't tell you about the pressure that's always on the verge of crushing you when you're forced to do everything that the public demands for and not what you truly desire. They don't tell you about the self hatred that would soon take over your entire being at the thought that you will never be good enough. No - they don't tell you these things at all. But, Lilith Rose will. When Lilith Rose, lead singer to one of the most famous rock bands around gets tired of all the lies and secrets that comes with being famous. She decides that it's time for all of it to stop and ends up revealing everything on a Facebook live stream. The result... "Part of me wants to die tonight, part of me wants it to be an accident, and part of me wants someone to notice and save me." - Lilith Rose
"Not all fairy tales are friendly."
Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult
Rowena thinks the Grimm’s infamous podcasts are simply another teen fad until she finds herself trapped in a land of nightmarish storybook characters. She tries desperately to flee Mezzanine and return home, but Dresdem, Mezzanine’s wicked monarch, plans to use Rowena’s access to her world to bring dark magic and absolute rule into Georgia and beyond.
But when Rowena’s dear friend Madeline falls into Dresdem’s grasp, her battle with him becomes war, and all hopes of home are temporarily thwarted. With the help of an invisible hero, a beast, and an owl, she sets out to free Madeline from a deadening sleep. But Rowena must become her own hero when she finds herself bound by the kingdom’s darkest family. She must make the ultimate choice – align herself with her enemies or live on the run forever.
"A thin line between love and obsession - crossed."
Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense
A big house, full of passion and secrets. The silence of shadows deafening. Over-protection is detrimental. Rosalind is loved greatly by her father and Nanny. Rosalind always tries to please and placate him. Who is the lady that appears only to Rosa? Can a father love too much? Would you keep a secret that might ruin your life to protect another? Nanny does for Rosa.
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The Key to survival
"Time travel with a twist, plus a history lesson."
The story begins when twelve-year-old Jake Hollywood finds an envelope on his way to school one morning. Unexplainably, he feels it is drawing him towards it, and he bends to pick it up. And then it happens... Just as he touches the envelope, a stream of white light bursts from it, blinding him. He hears a cacophony of distant sirens, and a thunderclap so loud it shakes the earth beneath him. And when Jake finally plucks up his courage, he discovers a newspaper inside the envelope. TITANIC SINKS FOUR HOURS AFTER HITTING ICEBERG. Moments later, he finds himself in the bowels of the ill-fated ocean liner, and over a hundred years in the past. Armed only only with the knowledge of what will happen if he does nothing - and a mysterious key he finds in the maze of corridors - Jake has to try to save the ship and himself while being chased by someone who will do almost anything to stop him. So book your ticket, board the doomed ship, and find out if Jake will be able to change history, or find out why he was chosen to be transported back in time, as the Titanic crosses the Atlantic Ocean, on its way to New York. But if he does both, will Jake Hollywood ever manage to return to the present?
The ninja professor
"Can brains get you through a physical challenge?"
This is a story about Professor Steve, who walks in on a conversation between Sam(his son) and Kev(Sam’s best friend). They were talking about their favourite gameshow and that Kev’s dad(Keith) was one of the top contestants. Sam was so disappointed that his dad would be no good at such a show. Professor Steve then decided to enter to show Sam that he was more than just a brain. After it went very wrong, Sam was so embarrassed, he wouldn’t even speak to his dad and the ridicule he received at school everyday made things worse. Having a second chance, the Professor uses his brain and invents some gadgets to get him through. And after that, he creates a suit for Keith to wear and one that copies its movements for himself. They both pass through the rounds with Professor making sure he always finished just behind Keith each time. But Keith figures it out and on the way to the final, he reveals what he knows in front of the kids. Sam was more disappointed than before and after aa chat together, they agree Professor should continue but without the suit. Professor incredibly won after Keith fell and to show Sam how sorry he was and how it’s always better to tell the truth, he confessed in front of everyone, and was disqualified. But some weeks later a new version of the show was created and Professor was asked to co host “The Ninja Trials, Techno Games”.
"Three brothers become trapped back in time."
Jordan, James and Thomas Waldron are three brothers who explore an old abandoned hall, only to find themselves trapped in time! When the clock strikes midnight on February 28th, the boys discover they've been transported to a Leap Year in the past. Terrifying adventures and unusual characters await the trio as they become separated within the rooms of the creepy hall. In order to get back to the present, the brothers must use their wits to solve a complicated riddle - or face the possibility of being trapped in the hall until the next Leap Year! Will they be able to overcome the shocking surprises that encounter? Is the riddle likely to be solved, or will the brothers face more hurdles in their quest to return to their present-day lives?
"...Never annoy your enemy in his own house."
When the eagle king, Hasha, came home from a long battle against the bats, he found out he had missed his family so much. The birth of his new twins made him to give up fighting, and he appointed a new general, Uzza, to help him run the kingdom. General Uzza had a secret plan of his own. Behind king Hasha’s back, he engineered the execution of king Hasha’s close friend, Kayel, who he thought would be an obstacle to his secret plan. When general Uzza’s plan was ready, he stormed king Hasha’s palace with the help of rebels terrorizing king Hasha’s kingdom. General Uzza managed to turn the kingdom officials against king Hasha, and they exiled the king to a kingdom they thought he wouldn’t survive living there. Luckily for Hasha, he survived. He stayed in the kingdom and made new friends. When the time came, he started planning of way to get back his kingdom, even at the expense of working with his old enemies, and giving up secrets no one ever knew about. Kingdom Tales is a dystopian allegory about a group of animal kingdoms fighting for power, love and total control of other kingdoms. Charles Umerie wrote this book as an allegory to the events that took place in Africa after the end of colonial rule in Africa.
"Paralympics for pirates."
Middle Grade/Chapter Book
Polly's Piralympics - Polly the parrot comes up with the idea of sharing their last bounty of prosthetic arms, blades and racing wheelchairs with their crew and those of other pirate ships. Polly’s captain, Captain Hake then challenges the other pirates to a Piralympic Games, (Paralympics for Pirates.) With 18thcentury galleons, swords, walking the plank, gold doubloons, 21st-century technology, sonar, Wi-Fi, mobile phones, prosthetic limbs, blades and racing wheelchairs, put it all together and you have the Pirate Piralympic Games. Follow how the vuvuzela playing Zulus; kilted bagpipe playing Scots; cowboy guitar playing Americans; tattooed Maoris; yellow turbaned Indian and Abba singing Viking pirates, all compete for Captain Kingklip’s locker of GOLD doubloons. The Games include the 3 legged race, the walk the plank diving competition, catapult shooting, climb the rigging gymnastics, fencing, and a Pirate Masterchef competition, plus much more. Through these, the pirates learn comradeship, what happens to cheats and why bullying isn’t cool. It deals with how we all have challenges; some obvious - one eye, one arm, no legs; some less obvious - being deaf, blind of having a stutter; and some harder to detect - can't sing, can't dance, can't spell, can't ride a bicycle can't cook, can't play a musical instrument, can't run 100m in under 10 seconds. How we shouldn't pick on/tease or bully others, or someone else may also bully us too.
The Witch House
"Never trust a witch."
The story of a young family who move to the countryside and meet a sweet old lady who turns out to be related. Never judge a book by its cover.