The Black Swans

(A Tale of the Antrim Cycle)

By N.W. Moors

Taisie MacDonnell is a quiet girl who loves knitting and Celtic music. When a traditional Irish group moves to her small town of Antrim, Maine, she’s thrilled. And that the handsome pipe player she met at a fair is one of the band members makes it all the more exciting.

Conn McLaren and his siblings that make up the band, The Black Swans, are wanderers, moving from place to place. They have a secret that they must hide, a curse they have been under for many years, placed on them by the Fae at the behest of their step-mother, Aoife.

Taisie has no idea that becoming involved with Conn, the handsome pipe player, will enmesh her in magic, a centuries-old enchantment and pursuit by the Fae.

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About the Author

N W MoorsN.W. Moors lives in Portland, Maine, the land of lobster and pine trees. She grew up in Connecticut and retired north (it’s nice along the coast in winter). She’s a voracious reader and avid traveler – she loves to visit Great Britain and Ireland. Researching trips meant that she tries to learn as much about the area as possible and listen to great Celtic music. She’s also a knitter and hiker/walker with two cats (the cats don’t walk).

She truly appreciates you sharing this adventure with her. She will continue to write about magic, love, and the small town of Antrim, Maine.

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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?

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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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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.

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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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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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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?

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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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