Posts Tagged ‘ teenager ’

The End of the World, Brought To You By The New Kid

September 25, 2012
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Plymouth Rock is bleeding. Day has turned to night. Hundred-pound hailstones level buildings. In Dave Becker‘s debut novel “The Faustian Host ” the small town of Clement seems cursed, and the residents know who’s to blame: the new kid, Tony Marino. After losing his family and his home, 14-year-old Tony is forced to move from Florida to Massachusetts to attend Kalos Academy, an unconventional school for gifted children. Strange things begin to happen the day…

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A Teen’s Life – College, Family .. Shapeshifting

September 21, 2012
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Caleb Byrne is a bright high school senior who has plenty to deal with – choosing a college, taking care of his single dad, dealing with his headstrong girlfriend Joanna, and with an eccentric set of cousins in California. And he was managing to get by until the day he woke up as a Cocker Spaniel. We meet Caleb in J. Bridger‘s debut novel “Shifted Perspectives.” Even if it only happens monthly, and is more…

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Unexpected Relationships Transform Two Lives

August 27, 2012
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Henry Melken is a widower. His daughter Chandra was just 13 when her mother, Ava, died. That was 16 years ago, and Henry and Chandra are stuck, as Lovelyn Bettison‘s novel “Flying Lessons” opens. Now haunted by the past, they sleepwalk through life – until unexpected relationships shake up their perceptions of reality. Henry’s new friendship with a neighbor blurs the boundaries between the living and the dead, and Chandra starts to see possibilities she’s…

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Race in a Dystopian Future

August 2, 2012
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One thing you have to love about indie fiction, it defies easy categorization. And such is certainly the case with Victoria Foyt‘s book “Revealing Eden” (Save The Pearls Part One) She calls it a “fantasy sci-fi adventure romance” .. Read an important message about this book and this interview Doomed unless she mates soon, Eden Newman, a white Pearl, hopes a Coal from the dark-skinned ruling class will save her. But when she unwittingly compromises…

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