Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals

By Peggy M. McAloon

Elle Burton is an ordinary kid… or so she thinks. On her tenth birthday, she encounters Eunie Mae, a tiny, fairylike being who comes from a world called Fiori. Other than some children under the age of eight, the only human beings who can see Fiorins are guides—people who have been chosen to help protect the children of Earth.

Being a guide seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Elle has always loved helping others, and now she’ll have magical assistance. But not everybody wants her to succeed. There are evil forces who do everything in their power to keep the guides from offering support to those in need. Can Elle be brave enough to oppose them?

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

Magical portals connect Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals to the previously featured book, The Ian’s Realm Saga by D. L. Gardner.

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About the Author

Peggy M McAloonPeggy McAloon is a retired trainer and speaker in the field of commercial credit and a recognized watercolor artist who has received national awards for her efforts in the conservation of water resources. She’s also an author on a mission to inspire kids everywhere to stand up to abuse and bullying. Her journey through child abuse, depression, and a debilitating car accident elevated her desire to help children cope with their challenges.

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Cora and the Nurse Dragon

By H. L. Burke

Cora’s a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys “egg packs” at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.

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

Cora and the Nurse Dragon is ALL about the dragons. Big ones, little ones, friendly ones, fierce ones. DRAGONS!

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About the Author

H L BurkeBorn in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.

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Collision

(Trial Bay series Book 1)

By PJ Byer

Angry and defiant, Stella runs away from home and lands in a small seaside village. It is overlooked by the forbidding ruins of Trial Bay gaol.

Stella hides out in the town and is disturbed by her growing confusion about her identity. Her mysterious flashbacks to the gaol one hundred years before are even more frightening.

What is reality? What is fantasy? And is the guy next door the one to help her solve the mystery?

Or will a stranger unlock the key to her past?

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

Collision ties well to the previous book listing, Juliet’s Journey by Kathy Gates, because the main characters in both novels suffer the loss of their mother.

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P J ByerPJ Byer is a Young Adult writer. She began to write the day after retiring from English, History and Drama teaching, inspired by the stories of Trial Bay gaol. PJ and her family holidayed at beautiful Trial Bay north of Kempsey, on the Australian mid-north coast, in the shadow of the ruins of the gaol where hundreds of World War One Germans had been interned.

PJ is married with two adult daughters, and lives on the Central Coast near the beach, an hour north of Sydney. Her interests include bushwalking, stand-up paddle boarding, theatre, music and singing, as well as volunteering for ShelterBox, a disaster relief charity.

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Gifted Merely Human

By Stephanie Adams

A world exists beyond our sight, just within reach. Evelyn, one of a select few with special gifts, is recruited to live in a community of the gifted who use their powers for profit. Evelyn finds herself wrapped up in a secret threatening to destroy the new home she has come to love or it could destroy the country that she calls home. In the battle between good and evil not everything is black and white, so how will she decide which path is right or wrong? Evelyn must uncover the truth and decide her own fate before it is too late.

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

Gifted Merely Human “ties” to the previous book on the list, Shadow of Shame, through the element of danger. In Shadow of Shame, the hero saves a woman he loves from danger. In Gifted Merely Human, the heroine is endowed with powers that make her a force of nature. She saves the man she loves from danger while putting herself at risk in the process. She loves him so much that she is willing to sacrifice herself in order to save him. This love that she feels, is a new experience for her and one that pulls her out of the rut she had been in since the death of her mother.

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Stephanie AdamsStephanie has loved reading and writing since she was very young. She wrote her first full length book by hand when she was 14 years old. When she was young, she didn’t get grounded from going places, she was grounded from reading.

A veteran of the armed forces, a licensed cosmetologist, biology and math teacher, and small business owner, she wears many hats. She has two beautiful children and a wonderful husband who support her when she just can’t get a story out of her head and has to sit down for many hours alone to write. Her goal is to continue sharing her heart with the world, through her books. Her greatest aspiration is to inspire young minds to create art of their own and inspire them to have the courage to share it with the world.

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