Parents to four wonderful children, Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger enjoy working together as J.S. Jaeger to write uplifting, entertaining stories.Â
Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate. He served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor.Â
Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry.Â
Together, they are excited to bring readers of all ages into the magical world of Zndaria.
She must first decide who to trust. Can she rely on her mysterious father or the dazzling royal family? What of the alluring man who speaks of spreading peace across the land? And then thereâ€™s Nathanial McGray, a young man who appears out of nowhere. Her decision will determine freedom or bondage, for her and for the world of Zndaria.
YoungÂ Cenayaâ€™sÂ eyes flew open. A bulky swamp creature stood over her bed. Thick leather armor covered its frog-like body. Her scream stuck in her throat. Moonlight beaming through Cenayaâ€™s open window shined off theÂ grobâ€™sÂ bulging, bloodshot eyes.
Run!Â Cenayaâ€™sÂ mind screeched. Her five-year-old body didnâ€™t move.
TheÂ grobâ€™sÂ forked tongue flicked through crooked, decaying teeth. Drool dripped past its thin, green lips onto Cenayaâ€™s nose and rolled down her cheek. The putrid smell made her stomach churn. Grabbing her by the neck, theÂ grobÂ lifted her away from her silky bed sheets.
Cenaya pulled at its slimy fingers. She couldnâ€™t breathe. Soft footsteps entered her room.Â
With a shriek, the creature released its grip. Cenaya fell to the ground and rolled away. TheÂ grobÂ toppled over.
Cenaya felt a rush of relief. She recognized the arrow sticking out from the back of theÂ grobâ€™sÂ armor.
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