Posts Tagged ‘pre-teens’
Enslaved when invaders take over Alasia, ten-year-old Anya discovers ways to spy on the enemy and slip information to the resistanceMonday, July 13th, 2020
In order to stop the super truly responsible for the murders, Ash is faced with a choice: take the fall for the attacks or expose himself as HeatThursday, July 9th, 2020
Ugene and the other test subjects escaped Paragon, they thought they were finally safe, but the battle for freedom is far from overWednesday, July 1st, 2020
When a disaster transforms into a world of peril, she will have to learn to hear the Lord’s voice, even if it means she stands against the crowdFriday, June 12th, 2020
Surely Jaymin couldn’t be dead. No one would kill the king but take his bodyguard captive. Would they?Sunday, June 7th, 2020
Erik would give his life to protect King Jaymin. However, when an old enemy shows up with new schemes, that may not be enough.
Twelve-year-old Grace and her feline best friend, Midnight, have a secret: Midnight is a ghost. But then again, so are the rest of Graces’ friendsWednesday, June 3rd, 2020
Every summer in Mississippi, all the teenage girls ages sixteen to nineteen gather in werewolf territory for The Selection CeremonyFriday, May 29th, 2020
The Bite, book 1:
Every summer in Mississippi, all the teenage girls ages sixteen to nineteen gather in werewolf territory for The Selection Ceremony. A time to see if they are the fated mate to a male werewolf.
Helenisha Morganos dreads the idea of possibly being chosen. There is nothing she fears more than the werewolves and the stories her father has told her about them. When she is chosen by future Alpha, Wrolf Smithson she is quickly thrust into the role of a werewolf’s mate. When a vital member of the pack goes missing, Helenisha and Wrolf must work together and try to find him before it is too late.
The Protector, Book 2:
Now that there are no kidnappings to worry about, Wrolf Smithson is thoroughly enjoying spending time with his mate, Helenisha. At the same time, he is loving experiencing the pleasure that a connection between two mates that care for each other can bring. But, the peace doesn’t last long. Someone invades werewolf territory and suddenly, people are going missing and some are being found dead.
Meanwhile, Wrolf’s dad is in Washington D.C. speaking before The Senate about a new werewolf law that is being passed. When he is framed for a crime he did not commit, Wrolf, Helenisha, Chattel, Charmane, Sue, and Lou must come to the rescue.
Erica Christensen has been writing Paranormal Romance novels aimed at teenagers for her own enjoyment since she was one herself. The Bite and The Protector are her first published works. When she is not writing or editing, Erica enjoys training her herding dog mix, Khouri, hanging out with her friends, and reading.
Erica’s hobbies include collecting Mardi Gras beads, finding any excuse to dress up in a costume, and making plans for her friends to attend various social gatherings around town.
Samuel dreamed of being a lot of things, but a monster trapped in a forest realm never entered his mindFriday, May 22nd, 2020
Magic and mayhem are his middle names. Figuratively. Not literally. He’s not sure he even has a middle name, let alone twoMonday, May 4th, 2020
Although Rex’s kidnapped, he loves the craft filled with robots, scientific discoveries, and silvery-white beingsSaturday, April 11th, 2020
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
I used to play tenor drum in a bagpipe and drum band, and we performed on the Minnesota state capital’s steps during a memorial the Saturday after 9/11. Besides having my kids, I have never done anything more meaningful. On a lighter note, during college I worked in a 50s-meets-the-80s restaurant where I roller skated and danced on tables (but not both at the same time).
What are some of your pet peeves?
A few of my pet peeves: 1) grammatical and spelling errors on signs. 2) multiple opened containers of the same thing in the fridge or cupboard.
Who is your hero and why?
My dad. I didn’t get to grow up near him because my parents divorced when I was young, and we were 2000 miles apart. As an adult, I learned how much he cares for his family, my grandmother and grandfather, especially. He is the best storyteller, too. In fact, one of Dan’s stories in Skyclyffe is based on one of my dad’s.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Not until Skyclyffe was nearly complete, and only after I forced myself to tell someone outside of my family.
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
None—but once during a family trip we slept in a covered wagon on land Laura Ingalls Wilder lived on as a kid.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
When my son was young, he had this soft, round toy, each quadrant a different animal’s face and matching sounds to boot. We called it Piggy Cat Cow Dog. I imagine my spirit animal would have to be something like that, but an amalgamation of dog, elephant, and turtle. A dogphantle? Eleturtdog? That is awful. Let’s just go with dog. Besides, I do have a German Shepherd puppy avatar/logo in use just about everywhere.
What inspired you to write this book?
A lone, puffy cloud zigzagging in the sky. I joked to myself, “Who’s in that cloud?” and then a little voice in my head said, “Could be anyone.”
What can we expect from you in the future?
The next book in the Skyclyffe series.
Where did you come up with the names in the story?
The characters who grew up on the Earth’s surface have average names, except Rex’s. You learn about how his name came to be in chapter two.
Since the characters on Skyclyffe were born on the ship or alighted in 1936 (apart from a few we can’t talk about here), their names tend to be more typical of that era. I scrolled through Most Popular Baby Names lists by year.
Advice they would give new authors?
Write because you want to, and let the book be what it wants to be.
Describe your writing style.
Positively a Plotter with a capital P, but I’m not afraid to allow new ideas in.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Be original. I kind of like that when I was querying and agents asked for comps, I couldn’t find another book to compare mine to. Harder to sell in this publishing market, but I’d rather be a Hunger Games, Harry Potter, or Twilight than one of the scores of books that came after.
Sometimes Genevieve’s random thoughts unintentionally turn into actual spells, causing all kinds of troubleFriday, April 3rd, 2020
YA Urban Fantasy
McCaskey lived by simple rules: kill demons, never use magic against
school bullies, and avoid running her mouth in front of her Grams.
all seemed easy enough to follow.
Rhyzel Connor rolled into her life.
everything she thought she knew about demons is put to the test as
she finds herself teaming up with the most unusual of teammates to
save a fellow witch from a hit.
problem is she doesn’t know how trustworthy Rhyzel is.
magic is involved a good outcome isn’t always guaranteed and Bryn
will have to put her neck on the line to get to the bottom of the
well, even if it means unmasking Rhyzel and everything he stands for
in an attempt to solve the biggest mystery she’s ever come across.
Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night,
with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing
stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived
from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her
female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at
nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they care for.
currently resides in Pennsylvania with her five kids, a quartet of
noisy parakeets, and a spoiled puppy. When she’s not working or
writing, she juggles her free time between raising a handful of
minions and pursuing other career goals.