Posts Tagged ‘teen’

Matt’s life changes forever when a family of druids moves into the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
The
Secrets of Hawthorne House
by
Donald Firesmith
Genre:
Teen Paranormal Mystery
 
Matt’s
life changes forever when a family of druids moves into the
dilapidated Victorian mansion next door. The story of an unlikely
friendship, the clash of two completely different cultures, secret
magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure.
Fifteen-year-old
Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. Matt’s misery
started when a drunk driver killed his mother. Then his father moved
him and his twin sister to the small town of Hawthorne in rural
Indiana, as far as his grieving father could take from the ocean that
Matt’s mother had loved. At the new high school, three bullies are
determined to make Matt miserable. And to top it off, Matt learns
that the recluse who lives in the ‘haunted house” next door is
none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town’s infamous witch and
murderer. Matt’s terrible summer is turning into an awful autumn
when something quite unexpected happens. Old Lady Hawthorne’s niece
and her three children arrive, and Matt meets Gerallt.
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A
geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer
helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive
systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books,
written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers,
and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He’s
also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the
Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered
somewhat by his fear that the term “distinguished” makes
him sound like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer
whose beard is still slightly more red than gray.

 

 

By
night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal
fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and
relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and
mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical
Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick
Ignatius Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his
wife Becky, and his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and
birds.

 

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Luke yanked her back onto his lap, layering her sputtering lips with kisses

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. 
 
Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

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Love at first sight. It’s every girl’s dream. 
 
But Tara Simpkins is finding out it’s not as easy as it seems. Is this truly the man God sent to be her husband, or is she just desperate to escape her loneliness? The recent loss of both parents has left her reeling, and close friends don’t think she’s in any position to make major life decisions. 
 
 
She and her new-found love are convinced they can live happily ever after in the home of their dreams. His family thinks he’s moving way too fast and might disappoint the kind-hearted woman he’s fallen head over heels for. And then there’s Leah. Leah is supposed to be part of his past, but what if she decides she’s his future? 
 
 
Tara’s match made in Heaven may be over before it truly begins.

 

Snippet:
Tara leapt to her feet when Luke released his hold. Smiling sweetly, she held out a hand to help him up.
“Ah! You got soaked. Sorry. It was all my fault.”
Luke joined in her laughter. “Of course, that cockiness deserves retribution.”

 

Too late, she saw mischief in his eyes. Luke yanked her back onto his lap, layering her sputtering lips with kisses. 

 

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Official Book Tour: Becky’s Kiss

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Becky’s Kiss by Nicholas Fisher

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Interview:

What inspired your book?

I love baseball and I am a sucker for a good love story. I thought I would mix the two and add some mystery as well.

How do you spend your free time?

I write in most of my free time, but I am an avid sports fan. I also like reading.

What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

I like to tell too much, and many readers think my descriptions are over the top. I work in drafts to combat this, and the last draft is the one where I cut out all the stuff I don’t absolutely need.

When did you first realize you were an author?

Am I? I always thought of myself as more of a dreamer!

The Trailer:

Synopsis:

“It could not be worse for ninth grader Becky Michigan on her first day at a new school, sitting in beet juice and staining her white jeans in a classroom about to fill up with students. In the nick of time, a gorgeous blonde boy named Danny comes in and offers his over-sized baseball jersey so she can cover up, get to the office, and change. By the time she pulls the shirt over her head, however, he has mysteriously disappeared.

Becky scours the school in search of her dream-athlete and wonders why after contact with him she has magically gained the ability to throw a fastball ninety miles per hour! Instead of finding the answer, however, Becky’s new skill pits her against the school bully and the entire varsity baseball team.

That night, after her exciting showdown in front of the entire school, Danny shows up at her bedroom window. If she will agree to meet him behind Rutledge High at midnight on the ball field at the edge of the woods, he promises to reveal a secret meant to alter the past and change her life forever.”

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The link:

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Are all roses red?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

J.B. Kantt, how long have you been writing? I have been writing for four years.

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. I was born in the United States, on the east coast. I still live on the east coast.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? I think any idea can be good enough to write a book about, as long as the author is willing to put in the work. I also think if an author is able make a good plot out of an idea, it’s good enough.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? (more…)

Frogs & Toads Blog Tour

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories and here is her last tale:

Frogs & Toads

Belle and her cousins have conquered their fears. Now as they navigate their way through the dating world, they start to see a “happily ever after” on the horizon. But when an unexpected school assignment forces them to examine their past, the Princess sisters realize they have a lot of questions about the fathers they’ve never met. Secrets are revealed, long lost family members are discovered, and now the girls must decide who belongs in their future and who should be kept in the past. (more…)

The Clock Giant by Brooke Johnson

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This is an interesting tale that is well done and entertaining. It will enhance any family library. The writing is easy to read, clean and engaging. This is the first book in a series and the end shows this clearly. I enjoy this style of writing and the way the tale is presented.

Petra is an orphan girl who grows up in a household of many children in a humble part of her city. One thing that it separates her from the rest of the girls her age is that she has a talent that she can’t shake. She would give anything to study in the university and get a degree as an engineer. The problem is that she is a girl and (more…)

Ivory Autumn, Author of Young Adult Fantasy

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Ivory, when and why did you begin writing? 

I can’t remember the exact date I decided I wanted to be a writer.  Who I am, and what I love to do, reminds me of the movie, “Alice in Wonderland.”  I have always, been “Alice, or a writer” but the more I write, paint, live, and gain experience, the more “Alice, or writer-like” I become.  My mother has always inspired me to write, and to go after my dreams. She would read to me and my siblings almost every night when I was growing up. She read us wonderful classic books that are worth reading, stories that filled our heads full of characters worth emulating.

Also, the messages I would like to share about being an author is to go after your dreams, whatever they are.  I believe that every person on earth has an inherent gift planted inside of them that will enrich themselves and mankind, if they choose to nurture that gift. Just like a sunflower seed is born to become a sunflower—your dreams, and gifts must be giving proper water, sun and nurturing for them to grow and become what they are meant to become.

Alice, that is quite different. What is the title of your book? 

I’ve written three books.

Flotsam, my YA chapter book. It’s a work of fiction inspired by my Grandpa’s WWII POW story, our pet baby deer our family took care of when we were young, and just my own imagination.

The other books I’ve written are the first two installments of my YA fantasy series, Andrew and the Quest of Orion’s belt. The first book is entitled, Rise of the Fallen. And the second book is, The Canvas War.

I’ve written my fantasy series under my pseudonym (more…)

NaLee by Erin Sankey readersfavorite.com

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Erin relates an interesting tale full of fantastic, fairytale marine creatures that come in contact with a young man after he moves to an island to live with his grandmother. (more…)

How can talk, looks and attitude change a character?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

If all your characters sound the same… then something is very wrong. Real people don’t sound the same, not ever. Your characters’ words show where they come from, their culture and attitudes. If you want to create an astounding character then you need to figure out where he/she is from and then have him/her show it in his/her speech and look.

Example: How does he/she referrer to a middle-aged man; (more…)