Ashlynn’s Dreams

(Devya’s Children Book 1)

By Julie C Gilbert

Twelve-year-old Jillian Blairington is just an ordinary girl — bright, brave, and sometimes a bit too headstrong for her own good. She never thought she was particularly special or different than anybody else.

She was wrong.

Everything changes the day she and her babysitter, Danielle, are kidnapped and taken to a secret scientific facility. There Jillian learns she has a new name, Ashlynn, and a strange connection to the other children at the lab. They each have powerful abilities, Gifts that Jillian doesn’t quite understand. As if that wasn’t enough to absorb, Jillian discovers she has a Gift of her own — the power to enter other people’s dreams.

Jillian’s task seems simple enough: the scientists want her to use her ability to find another Gifted child who has disappeared. But the longer Jillian stays in the facility, the more she realizes that nothing is as it seems … and everybody has secrets. Besides, the boy’s life is not the only one at stake. The scientists will stop at nothing to force Jillian’s cooperation, even if that means threatening Danielle.

Jillian knows they have to get free. But after all they’ve seen, will they ever truly escape?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

There are several connections — including dreams.

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About the Author

Julie C GilbertJulie is a high school chemistry teacher who spends all summer writing. Her stories tend to fall in YA, YA sci-fi, sci-fi, or Christian mystery genres though on a challenge from a friend, she’s also attempted YA paranormal.

She has had the recent privilege of working with some extremely talented people: Timothy Sparvero (artist – book covers), Kristin Condon (actress – narrator for audiobooks), and Matthew Tanner (music composer for audiobooks)

She enjoys warm (not hot) weather, tea, coffee, reading, writing, teaching, and listening to books on CD.

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What Dreams May Come

(In Dreams: Book 1)

By Beth M. Honeycutt

He knows her darkest secrets, sees into her dreams. Math class will never be the same.

Reality is overrated. Or so Ellie Cross believes. She greatly prefers the dreams she shares with her lifelong BFF and secret crush, Gabe, to her real life. And okay, so yeah, lately Ellie’s noticed that Gabe’s kinda hot. Make that incredibly hot. But that doesn’t mean she’s crazy or anything. And so what if she happens to have an itsy-bitsy crush on her reality-challenged friend? Who’s it hurting, really? Even better, since he isn’t real, she can tell dream-guy-Gabe anything, without ever worrying that he’ll ditch her for someone cooler or embarrass her by blabbing her secrets.

But things are about to get complicated, because there’s a new guy in school—a guy with hauntingly familiar eyes. A guy who knows things about Ellie that he shouldn’t have any way of knowing…

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Both What Dreams May Come and Ancients of Drandsil and the Circle of Law feature teen girls who have to accept that they may not be as ordinary as they’ve always thought. Only by embracing their unique abilities can they find their way to a happy ending.

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About the Author

Beth M HoneycuttA professional writer and editor, Beth has written everything from poetry and short stories to proposals for government contracts, science textbooks, and standardized tests (yes, you have her to thank for those!). Her real love is writing fiction, though, especially YA.

She loves to travel and has been to nine different countries (more if you count layovers!). At home or abroad, she can usually be found with her head in a book or madly scribbling down ideas for a book of her own. She loves spending time with family, stories of all kinds, and happy endings. She firmly believes in the enduring power of love.

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Ancients of Drandsil and the Circle of Law

By Lia London

Young Marki must help the supernaturally gifted but divided Ancients come together in order to lift their dying world from the literal ashes of tyranny. Best-selling author Mimi Barbour calls Ancients of Drandsil “a rare treat”. Fans of Narnia will love this inspiring adventure.

Formerly released as “The Circle of Law“.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Another world ties Ancients of Drandsil and the Circle of Law to the previously featured book, The Envisage.

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About the Author

Lia LondonLia London was born in southern Oregon and raised as a military brat in North Carolina and Scotland before returning to Oregon. She attended Western Oregon University and earned degrees in Language Arts Education and the Performing Arts. Upon graduation, she served for 18 months as a missionary in Guatemala, teaching cholera prevention, literacy, and gospel messages. She worked as a high school teacher and ESL instructor for college students for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

London currently home schools her two teens, plays the organ at her church, and volunteers in her community. She also is the founder and chief administrator of a network called Clean Indie Reads, an organization of over 2500 authors, illustrators, and marketing specialists who work in the independent publishing industry.

She loves milk chocolate, extra-cheesy pizza and cuddling with her cute dog to watch old movies and TV shows from the 50s and 60s.

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The Envisage

By M.M. Warren

Without early memories or a family to tell her who she is, Andelyn instinctively knows that her life is in constant flux because she is hiding from someone dangerous and impossible to identify. When strangers kidnap her, Andelyn’s only way to escape is on an abandoned boat that rushes her through a secret underground river passage leading to Meridia, a mysterious land hidden inside the earth.

Buried deep within the walls of the palace there, Andelyn discovers a legend about the Envisage: a person with the uncanny power to save or destroy Meridia with their thoughts. But why doesn’t anyone seem to know who the Envisage is, and why are they so afraid to find out?

With the unresolved mystery of who she was running from in the first place, Andelyn begins to wonder if all of this could have something to do with her. Is she hiding from this Envisage that people seem so afraid to speak of? And why?

This much is clear: sometimes you risk more than your own fate when you find out who you are, especially if what you should have feared most is what you are capable of—and especially if fear changes everything.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

The alternate world of Meridia is carefully concealed, deep underground. When Andelyn runs from strange kidnappers, she discovers a hidden river cave that leads her to this secret world of endless possibilities and powers beyond her understanding.

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About the Author

M M WarrenAfter an imaginative childhood spent drawing pictures and writing, M.M. Warren attended Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where she studied visual art and began her first book.

She loved adventure and wanted to make an impact on the world, had a feeling that she needed to do this was through words and stories. With recommendations from friends from faraway places, she pursued her Masters of Children’s Literature Degree in Australia, where she was able to learn from classic and modern tales and to fall more in love with the platform delivered to the imagination through words and pictures.

She has enjoyed work as a news writer, a teacher, a parent, an accident-prone karate student, and a hopeless victim of wanderlust.

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Dreamthief

(Fairy World MD Book 1)

By Tamara Grantham

Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people return from fairy world with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She’s the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander’s side effects.

Traveling back to the fairy realm wasn’t on Olive’s to-do list. But she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy depends on her ability to stop an ancient being called the Dreamthief. To complicate matters, she may be losing her heart to someone who can’t love her in return. Saving the world, she can handle. Falling in love—not so much.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Like the previous book, Dreamthief is the story of another reality.

Faythander is an alternate reality of Earth. It was created 65 million years ago when the Earth was struck by an asteroid and split from the world as we know it. While Earth grew into the planet we know today, the dinosaurs on Faythander grew to be dragons, humans became elves, pixies, and goblins, and magic fueled the world.

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About the Author

Tamara GranthamTamara Grantham married her husband David in 2002. They met in college where she studied English and he was a theater major. Things changed, however, and her husband went from theater to pre-med. She had no idea what she was getting into! He finally completed ten years of medical training and works as a burn surgeon. They are the proud parents of five kids. After her mom had a stroke, she decided she couldn’t delay writing her book any longer.

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