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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Juliet’s Journey

By Kathy Gates

Juliet Carlsen is about to become a volunteer in an art school in the tiny northern Italian village of Baiardo. She has recently suffered the loss of her mother. Serene surroundings, a warm welcome and the attentions of a handsome local named Luca help her come to terms with her loss. Then someone from her past shows up and turns everything on its head. Juliet finds herself in the middle of a conflict that threatens to tear the fabric of village life.

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

Juliet’s Journey ties to the previous book listing Gifted Merely Human by the fact that a journey, whether external or internal is at the very heart of the human condition. Every story takes the reader on a journey and every journey holds the promise of, at least, one story.

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About the Author

Kathy GatesKathy Gates loves three things: walking, travel and writing. Her novels and shorts stories aim to combine all three. Born and raised in Sydney, Kathy now lives in Hobart – it’s like Sydney but smaller and the food and wine is better.

Kathy has a background in marketing where she enjoyed making up stories; writing novels seemed an obvious career move.

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