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Helga_ Out of Hedgelands - Rick JohnsonHelga: Out of Hedgelands by Rick Johnson
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Price: $.99
Where to Get It:  
Amazon  

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Twelve-year-old Helga has more danger in her life than most beasts her age. Wrackshee slavers after her, a vicious attack by bandits that nearly kills her, a race against dragons pursuing her, and leading a daring rebellion to save her life, and rescue friends and family, from the insidious WooZan. And that is just the beginning. But what do you expect when you are a young beast who just can’t see the stupid rules of the world making any sense? Helga can’t accept things as they are and ends up taking on not just one, but two all-powerful, supreme tyrants in two different realms.

Helga never intended to lead a revolution. It just sort of happened because she wouldn’t go along with the “rules of normal” that keep tyrants in power and entire societies enslaved. Beginning on a dangerous quest to solve some mysteries in her own past, Helga leads her quirky comrades on a journey that will not only forever change them, but upset ancient civilizations.

Time and again, the unconventional heroine and her eccentric comrades overcome ominous tyrants and black-hearted slavers, not by battling to the last beast standing, but by being the first beast to think differently.

Helga: Out of Hedgelands is divided into three books which introduce the epic saga of the Wood Cow clan and their role in overturning centuries of slavery and tyranny. This story will continue in additional volumes of the Wood Cow Chronicles now in development. Over the series of current and future volumes, the entire history of the Wood Cow clan, the fall of Maev Astuté, and the coming of Lord Farseeker to the Outer Rings, will be told.

What they’re saying about it:

“Since completing the Lord of the Rings trilogy in college, I’ve looked forward to a fantasy series that exhibited the potential to keep me up reading well past my bed time. Helga, Out of Hedgelands, did just that. Mr Johnson has created a fascinating world full of vivid landscapes and characters wise and courageous enough to inhabit them. Helga is a tale for young and old alike. Pour yourself a hot cup of Peskee tea and gather round your children or grandchildren. You’re in for a treat. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment.”–Steve Kaufman

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Attic Juice eBook cover 1600x2400Attic Juice by T.D. Rizor
Genre: Childrens, Middle Grade, Horror
Price: 99 cents
Where to Get It:
Amazon  

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Brandon has a problem. A big problem. Brown goo is seeping through his bedroom wall. But what is it? And where is it coming from?

When his sister goes missing, Brandon discovers a trail of goo and follows it from her bedroom to the attic and out onto the roof. The trail ends at the top of the chimney. But what’s down there? Swept up in a harrowing adventure with dangers at every turn, Brandon must face his fears and follow the trail if he wants to bring his sister back alive… and he’ll have to confront the source of the goo to do it.

Includes BONUS Features!

Be sure to check out the Bonus Features at the back of the book! You can access them all by clicking the links in the Table of Contents. Bonus Features include: an author Q&A, Concept Art & Abandoned Illustrations, and more!

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Bargain eBooks #755:

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]Jack Templar Monster Hunter by Jeff Gunhus
Genre: Middle Grades Fantasy Adventure
Price: 99 cents at Amazon, $2.99 at Barnes & Noble
Where to Get It:
Amazon      Barnes&Noble

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Orphan Jack Templar has  no memory of his parents and only the  smallest details from his Aunt  Sophie about how they died. The day  before Jack’s fourteenth birthday,  things start to change for him. At  first it’s great: A sudden new  strength helps him defend his  nose-picking friend “T-Rex” from the  school bully, and even his crush,  Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a  mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will  change his life forever. First, that he’s the descendent of a long line  of monster hunters and he’s  destined to be in the family business.  Second, that there’s a truce  between man and monster that children are  off-limits…until their  fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day  before hundreds of monsters  will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale  and try to kill him.

As if that weren’t enough, things get even  more complicated when  Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as  the monsters are  collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him  and will do  anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To  stay alive  and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves,  vampires,  harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most  dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the  other hunters  call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may  be the  “One?” Why do the monsters want him dead so badly?  Even as  these  questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new   full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is   really what it seems.

What they’re saying about it:

“Gunhus brings young readers a monster-filled romp to read at their own risk.” Kirkus Reviews

“Move over Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, there’s a new kid in town – Jack Templar, and he will take you on a wonderful adventure of good vs  evil, with friends and enemies at every turn.” Penny Brien

“This quick read allows you to let your imagination soar!” Gloria Frost

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Bargain eBooks #726:

Charlie Crisp and the Witches of Cobwood by L. M. Young
Genre:  Childrens Fantasy
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)

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Twelve year old Charlie Crisp is about to have his magical destiny activated by a time-bending fur covered Unitor. He’s going to need it because he just made the punching bag list of two local bullies – Spats and Knuckles. Enter the world of Cobwood, where talking animals live alongside Witches and Wizards. When a spell goes horribly wrong, Charlie embarks on a unforgettable adventure. An enchanting must-read for children age 8-12 and beyond.

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Bargain eBooks #685:

Michaela’s Gift by Cordelia Dinsmore
Genre: Light Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Musa Publishing       Amazon      Barnes & Noble        Smashwords
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Michaela Cochran and her family make the trip to her father’s ancestral home every year, but this year is special. Michaela is now twelve, the age when every girl in the family receives a special gift. When Aunt Sharon explains that Michaela’s gift is a magical ability to bring one of her drawings to life, Michaela begins making plans. What she wants most is a castle high on the mountain, where her family can live together. But if she can’t figure out how to resolve the growing hostility between herself and her mother, her gift is meaningless.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“This was a very sweet story. Almost twelve-year-old Michaela makes her yearly trip to visit her grandparents at her father’s ancestral home in the mountains. Very interesting (unexpected) things happen there, and as is the custom for the twelve-year-old girls in her family, she’s about to receive a gift. (But not an ordinary gift; this one has a bit of magic attached).
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Michaela and her mother butt heads, as many mothers and daughters do. She seems like a realistic pre-teen who wants to be independent but who still needs her mother. And there are a few mysteries that the reader wants to get to the bottom of. (Like, why are there ghosts in a certain room?) I don’t want to spoil the plot here, but I will say that the story was unique and held my interest. I think this book would work especially well for readers aged 8 to 12.”

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Bargain eBooks #680:

The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith
Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Musa Publishing      Amazon (Kindle)       Barnes & Noble
                            Smashwords     Kobo

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When 13-year-old Amanda Sault and her annoying classmates are caught in a food fight at school, they’re given a choice: suspension or yard duty. The decision is a no-brainer. Their two-week crash course in landscaping leads to the discovery of a weathered stone arch in the overgrown back yard. The arch isn’t a forgotten lawn ornament but an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis.

Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers–legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from the evil Belial–Amanda and her classmates are sent on an adventure of a lifetime. Can they find the young Robin Hood and his merry band of teens? If they don’t, then history itself may be turned upside down.

What they’re saying about it:

“Loved it!!  Yep, I just finished The Last Timekeepers!!  Made me smile, remembering all the wonderful fantasy and adventure stories from my younger days!  Thank you…and I can’t wait for the next Adventure!” Deb Harrison Kuhns on facebook

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Bargain eBooks #658:

The Impossible Rescue(The Castle Sisters #1) by Jason Krumbine
Type: Novella
Genre: Middle Grade, Action Adventure, Science Fiction
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
                              Amazon (Kindle)
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Faith and Summer Castle are the ultimate crime fighting duo.
And they’re not even old enough to drive.
Faith has the super smarts and Summer brings the super brawn.
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When their Uncle gets kidnapped by the evil Agent Dark the Castle Sisters find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet.
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The forces of darkness are gathering and the battle between good and evil has reached a pivotal turning point. Agent Dark has stolen a secret formula that could give him the ultimate control. With the sisters’ Uncle out of the way, no one stands between Agent Dark and the end of everything.
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Not only does the fate of the world now hang in the balance, but the sisters must pull off what will almost certainly be an impossible rescue.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“I read this book to my nine and six year old daughters, and they absolutely
loved it! We were on the edge of our seats the entire time, and we often stayed
up late to keep reading. We are currently reading book two in this series, and
so far, it’s just as good. I would definitely recommend this to any young girls
who love adventure!”–Amazon Reviewer
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The Arctic Isle of Doom(The Castle Sisters #2) by Jason Krumbine
Type: Novella
Genre: Middle Grade and up Action Adventure/Science Fiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
                            Amazon (Kindle)
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On a remote island deep within the Arctic Oceans of the North Pole there’s been a fantastic discovery: an ancient eskimo village has been uncovered beneath the ice. It could be the archeological find of the century.
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Professor Henry Jones is heading up the expedition into the frozen wasteland and he’s brought in a former student to help him out: Jacen Castle. And where Jacen Castle goes, his nieces, Faith and Summer, are never too far behind.
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But what starts out as an adventure in uncovering the past, quickly turns into a struggle to stay alive as Agent Dark and the Tancredi Group make their next move.
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Trapped in an arctic wasteland, it’ll be up to the Castle Sisters to save the day, or face certain doom!

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