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|Fading Heart (Book 2 in The Stelladaur Series)
by S. L. Whyte
published by Fireglass Publishing
Reilly travels through another portal, this time back to Ireland in 1896, in his continuing quest to find his father and to discover more secrets of the Stelladaur. He becomes imprisoned in Black Castle, where he must face the Deceptors-the demons of Hell. The only thing that comes with Reilly through the portal is the Fireglass, the ruby, and the red flower he gave to Norah. Just beyond the Embassy lies Dark Castle. There the Deceptors hold their captives until the eleventh hour of Hallow's Eve, when every demon of that Hell takes possession of a body. There is only one chance to escape an imprinting. But is there a choice for Reilly?
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Stelladaur: Finding Tir Na Nog (Book 1 in The Stelladaur Series)
by S. L. Whyte
Reilly lives in an idyllic island town in the Pacific Northwest. After his sixteenth birthday, unforeseen events threaten his confidence, his peace, even his life-and he needs answers. Eilam, an old guru from another time and place, who most people call crazy, guides him to find a magical Stelladaur. This enables him to travel through invisible portals to different dimensions where he learns how to help others discover their own hidden powers. But when a beautiful girl captures his attention, he questions his deepest desires. Meanwhile, Travis Jackson, a wealthy, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, is trying to steal the secrets of the Stelladaur for his ominous new invention. Reilly challenges the status quo of society and his courage is put to the test. He needs even greater courage when someone he loves vanishes.
The Secret Zoo
Foreword Magazine Award Finalist, Juvenile Fiction
The Secret Zoo, written with imagination and charm, will appeal to young people and adults alike. Filled with adventure, Noah, Ella and Ritchie must overcome obstacles in their search for Noah's missing sister, Megan. As they travel with their heroes from their ordinary residential neighborhood or Clarkstown, to their local zoo, to the lush City of Species, to the Dark Lands, children will want to read this book again and again. This is the kind of book whose appeal will last from one generation to the next.
“... a fast-paced mix of mystery and fantasy [with] enough action and suspense to keep the most reluctant reader entertained. It promises to be the beginning of a popular series.”
“Bryan Chick … easily bridges the gap from mystery to fantasy.... [The] characters and animals spring to life with beautiful imagery, and leave readers anxiously awaiting the sequel. This fast-paced novel will appeal to both youthful and mature readers. The intricately designed plot will keep readers turning pages.” —ForeWord Magazine
"Jill Ronsley exceeded my expectations in her substantive edit of my novel, The Secret Zoo. Jill's strongest abilities are, I believe, rooted in her unwavering attention to detail. From structuring sentences to suggesting adjustments to plot or characters, her advice and changes to The Secret Zoo always enhanced the readability and strengthened the story. An excellent writer, Jill is in touch with the nuances of language and knows how to tighten writing to have it read more cleanly, effectively, and gracefully. She does all this while maintaining the author's unique voice. Working with Jill, I sensed that she realized the passion that went into writing The Secret Zoo, and she not only respected that, she honored it. Jill was always available and answered emails more promptly than any other trade professional that I've worked with. I would highly recommend Jill's services to everyone interested in having their work edited. I hold exceptionally high standards and was delighted when Jill surpassed them. I will undoubtedly work with Jill on future projects." —Bryan Chick
Wizarday: When Our Stuff Went Away
In Amber, Curly and Lee’s home, daily routines are posted on the doors. Opinions are like solid brick walls. Enter their home and find out what happens when a wizard casts a spell. The daily family routine vanishes and the brick walls come tumbling down. Join Amber, Curly, Lee, Mom and Dad in their hilarious adventure as they solve a mystery and rebuild their home with a great big window of Harmony.WIZARDAY—a book with a game!
Game of the Year! Creative Child Magazine 2011
The Toy Man™ Editors Choice Award 2011
"Many health-related problems may be prevented or resolved by following a proper daily routine. These include nutritional issues, sleep disorders and academic challenges based on conditions such as Attention Deficit Disorder. Wizarday combines a wonderful set of tools that help children and parents implement such a daily routine, both at home and in a clinical setting." —Prof. Giora Pillar, MD, PhD. Vice Chairman, Pediatrics Dept. Head, Pediatric Sleep Lab Rambam Medical Center and Technion Faculty of Medicine, IL.
“Getting children to understand, value and follow daily routines can be challenging. This book presents a fun and positive way for parents to reinforce this message to their children."
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The Jericho River
Winner, London Book Festival for Best Young Adult Work
The Jericho River flows through a magical world shaped by myth and history. As young Jason Gallo sails the river on a dangerous quest to rescue his father, he battles minotaurs and pirates, flees barbarians, stumbles into mummies' tombs, and outwits fairies, philosophers, and scientists. Along the way, he discovers friendship, love, and betrayal - and faces a hidden foe who threatens all he holds dear.
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"I couldn't be happier with Jill Ronsley's work on my book, The Jericho River. Her edits and suggestions were insightful, and I found her eye for style to be one of my key assets. My book presented an unusual set of challenges: footnotes in a work of fiction, ancient scripts embedded in the text, maps, illustrations, two fonts, etc. It could easily have gone wrong and created a mess. But Jill handled the moving pieces like an expert craftsman. Best of all, I loved the one-stop-shopping: the ease of hiring a single vendor for both editing and design."
Forget everything you know about Santa because it is just not true! It is six days before Christmas and weird things are happening in 11-year-old Jakob’s Florida neighborhood. His best friends, Logan, Shig and Fleep, are convinced their Christmas is in danger—especially when live snowmen appear. Jakob dismisses the bizarre events as an elaborate hoax concocted by the bully down the street. But when the bully turns into smoke, a magical and powerful stranger looms as the mastermind behind the mayhem. He demands the unimaginable and impossible: that Jakob catch Santa … or else!
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|The Magic Manuscript: The Nine Companions
by Barbara Burgess
ISBN: 978-0-9918574-2-5 (ebook)
Four friends are inexplicably catapulted back in time-but to different places and different eras. In New France (Quebec) AD 1677, Lance and Bronwen, befriended by Inha and his beautiful sister, Wind-Song, learn of the legend of an ancient silver amulet buried on Cacouna Island by a Micmac well. Jennifer and Arthur find themselves in ancient Sumer over five thousand years ago-and in trouble. Kidnapped by Sheik Faizi, they discover their only hope of escape is to steal his golden amulet. The two amulets are somehow connected, but how? Can any of the companions deliver them to the beautiful and powerful Lady Eve on the island of Eve Ilion? And if they succeed, will they be able to return home?
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The Magic Manuscript: Book One - Voyage to Eve Ilion
Two teenagers, Arthur and Jennifer, unearth a medieval manuscript in Cornwall, in modern England, during the Christmas holidays. While reading the manuscript, Jennifer becomes engrossed in the story of fifteenth-century Lady Genevieve, a sixteen-year-old Cornish girl who escapes from her brother when he tries to marry her to one of the earls of Tudor against her will. Jennifer is, in reality, catapulted back to the fifteenth century, as well as to England in the sixth century. When Arthur realizes she is missing, he follows her back in time.
Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy
Twelve-year-old Amanda Lester wouldn't be caught dead going into the family business. Just because she's related to Inspector G. Lestrade, that bumbler who sometimes worked with master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, doesn't mean she should become a detective and give up her dream of becoming a filmmaker.
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