Augment

By Heather Hayden

By Government-enforced mandate, genetic augmentation and implant technology cannot coexist in the same human body. Sixteen year old Viki’s life has depended on her implants since she was five.

Now her implants are failing.

When Viki discovers that the malfunctions are due to illegal augmentation, she is determined to find those responsible. However, Agent Smith of the Search and Retrieval Bureau is also looking for the geneticists who augmented Viki, and his orders are to capture them by any means necessary–even if it requires risking Viki’s life by using her as bait.

Viki’s friend Halle, a rogue AI, is doing its best to help her search, but Halle has its own problems. Agent Smith had been closing in on the AI before being reassigned to Viki’s case, and Smith’s partner is still on the hunt. Searching for the geneticists risks exposing Halle, but Viki and her friend must find them first–they are her only chance for survival.

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

Augment ties into Heart of the Winterland because they both feature non-human best friends.

Purchase Augment by Heather Hayden

About the Author

Heather Hayden lives in three places, sometimes simultaneously. Although her corporeal form is most often found in the beautiful state of Maine, her mind tends to wander in whatever made-up world she’s currently obsessed with, while her emotional core splits itself between loved ones, writing, and a gorgeous red sand beach she can rarely visit but which has been an inspirational place to walk on many an occasion.

Heather loves reading science fiction and fantasy. It should come to no surprise that these are also her favorite genres to write. She tends to lean toward the YA age group, since that’s her preferred reading level. She loves action, well-developed characters, and descriptions that paint a beautiful scene without distracting from the story.

When not lost in the world of words, Heather can be found hanging out with friends and family, playing computer games, and catching up on her favorite shows. Her favorite foods are pizza, onigiri, sushi, ice-cream, and – of course – chocolate.

Connect with Heather Hayden

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

By H. L. Burke

Nyssa Glass is a reformed cat burglar turned electrician’s apprentice, settled into a life repairing videophones and radio-sets. However, when her past comes calling, she finds herself forced into one last job. No one has entered Professor Dalhart’s secluded mansion in almost a decade, at least not and returned to tell the tale. If Nyssa wants to ensure her freedom, she’ll brave the booby trapped halls and mechanized maids. Nyssa has skills, but this house has more than its share of secrets. As she steps into the cobwebbed halls lined with dusty mirrors, she has to wonder. Is the House of Mirrors really abandoned?
A Novella

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

The complex and sometimes creepy inventions of the reclusive Professor Dalhart connect Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors to the previously featured book.

Purchase Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H. L. Burke

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.

Connect with H. L. Burke

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

Eden’s Serum

By Angelique S. Anderson

Adam has everything he could want. He is a savvy businessman entrusted with his own personal branch of the company he’s worked for the past five years. He is successful, intelligent and about to check off the last box on his list.
Immortality.
Just so happens the company he works for provides him the finances to do just that. After six months of testing, he is finally ready. Unbeknownst to Adam, the Serum he is about to take, ends up making him very sick. He finds out too late that Eden’s Serum has taken a life before and he’s about to be its next victim if he can escape the fall of humanity around him.

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

Eden’s Serum also has an unlikely hero, and an array of cool inventions, that will leave you questioning just how far we are from our privacy not being ours anymore.

Purchase Eden’s Serum by Angelique S. Anderson

About the Author

angelique-s-andersonAngelique is an avid mover, adventurer, and chaser of dreams.

She began her journey in Kalispell, Montana. She is a singer and songwriter by avocation, and mother to four precocious little ones. She hopes to encourage others with her journey and passion for life. She is currently adventuring in Stockton, California, with her high school sweetheart.

Connect with Angelique S. Anderson

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

My Dad Invented A Time Machine

(The Machine of Time Book 1)

By Blake Lamar

Time travel is illegal! I bet you didn’t know this. I bet you didn’t even know that time travel was possible. You’re not alone.

Jason Lansing doesn’t know anything about time travel, either. But his dad does. In fact, his dad turned their entire house into a time machine. Something he fails to mention to his son until Jason wakes up one morning and finds himself in the future.

Something is wrong. Time travel to the future is impossible because the future hasn’t happened yet. Right?

Before he can figure out what happened and fix the time machine’s engine, Jason’s dad is arrested by a secret government agency dedicated to preventing time travel and cleaning up its messes.

While his dad is carted off to prison, Jason stumbles upon clues that unravel the mystery surrounding his mother’s death five years ago.

If Jason doesn’t act fast, his dad might suffer a similar fate!

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

Time travel makes the connection possible.

Purchase My Dad Invented A Time Machine (The Machine of TIme Book 1) by Blake Lamar

About the Author

Blake LamarBlake Lamar grew up in Southwest Oklahoma. He currently works as a software engineer and writes children’s fiction in his spare time.

Connect with Blake Lamar

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

 

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.

Purchase Ashlynn’s Dreams (Devya’s Children Book 1) by Julie C Gilbert

OR

Purchase Devya’s Children Books 1 – 3

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.

Connect with Julie C Gilbert

Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Amazon