Since a young age Michael Brooks has been told he was best at making
things up. If it wasn’t concocting a lie to get out of trouble, it was creating
wild tales about aliens abducting cows from the barn, or stories of ghosts
haunting the woods that surrounded their farmhouse in Missouri. Now he’s all
grown up, earned a degree in creative writing, and has turned his passion for
“making things up” into a profession..
He lives in Utah with his beautiful wife, their five amazing kiddos,
four crazy chicken, too many fish to count, an impressive wand collection, and
one or two invisible dragons. He also writes and illustrates stories for
younger readers under the name Mikey Brooks. You can find more about him and
his other books at www.mikeybrooks.com.
MURDER MADE HIM A PRISONER. TRUTH CAN SET HIM FREE.
In a distant future, all
criminals of violent crimes are sentenced to life in the Arena where they must battle against both man
and beast in a fight to the death.
When sixteen-year-old Calvin Sawyer is wrongly convicted of his father’s murder, his charmed
life as the son of a senator is changed
forever. He’s stripped of his rights, his humanity, even his name. Now as the property of the
Arena, offender CS4521 must learn to
fight in the colosseum. It’s kill or be killed.
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“Murder, friendship, and forbidden romance in a tech-heavy futuristic
world. Offender is everything we love about dystopian literature.”
—Rebecca Rode, USA Today bestselling author
of the Numbers Game Trilogy.
“Offender gripped me on the first page and didn’t let go until
the last line. Sharp and emotional writing combined with a hero you can’t help
but cheer on. It will keep you turning pages with anticipation. Can’t wait for
the next installment!”
— Ilima Todd, bestselling author of the Remake
hand touches mine and lingers. I take in a breath, then go for it. Millimeters
away from our lips touching, she turns her head, cutting me off. I’m not sure
what to do now. My hand feels awkward holding hers. I must have screwed
something up. Maybe I talked too much, or didn’t talk enough. I thought a date
in the park would be romantic, but what did I know about romance?
sorry, Cal.” She speaks in a whisper, and I’m afraid of what she might say. I
don’t want her to tell me that I’m not the guy for her when clearly we’re
not sure why I say it, but I do. “Mary, I like you.”
I tense up slightly as if I just placed my heart on the ground for her to stomp
like you too, Cal. A lot.” She hesitates and I wait for her to give me the
crushing blow. There’s something wrong with me, I’m sure. A girl like Mary can
get any guy she wants. She lets go of my hand and begins fidgeting with the
buttons on her sleeve. Before I know it, she yanks her sleeve up, revealing the
blue brand stamped on her forearm.
arrows under the brand mark her as a fifth generation defector.
sorry. I should’ve told you before, but you asked me out, and I really wanted
to be with you.” She pauses and the orange sky glints in her moist eyes. “I
don’t want you to get into trouble.”
take her hand and hold it tightly in mine. “You think I care about that? Screw
you could get in trouble. Your father—”
E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals.
Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.
Most sleepovers are simple. Food, fun, and
pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her
slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s
no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake
things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a
slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular
guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some of the girls she’s hung out
with since middle school.
Diane and Evette are outsiders, nervous about being stuck in a house with the
same girls who tease them at school. Kathy, Lisa, and Joann come to the party
with the confidence of the in-crowd, but they’re masking inner-turmoil that is
bound to surface. Sandy and Angela are usually the voices of reason…usually.
And then there’s Linda, the friend that got away. She may not ever forgive the
girls who abandoned her years ago. Karen hopes to change her mind.
Her agenda is ambitious, and it could spell disaster. But Karen is convinced
God will use this party to spark a new beginning for everyone involved. This
companion book to A Living Hope gives us the inspired story Sadie Cummings
wrote for the girls of Shiatown.
Top Tens List:
2. Book: Pride
3. Western: Alias Smith and Jones
4. Cake: Yellow
with chocolate frosting
5. Ice cream: French vanilla
8. Beverage: Homemade lemonade
10. Hobby: Reading
and working jigsaw puzzles
Parents to four wonderful children, Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger enjoy working together as J.S. Jaeger to write uplifting, entertaining stories.
Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate. He served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor.
Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry.
Together, they are excited to bring readers of all ages into the magical world of Zndaria.
Denya’s excited to attend the Healing Hands Academy. It’s her chance to become a handmaiden, help others, and live a life of adventure.
But studying at the Academy isn’t everything she’d
hoped. The headmistress and many of the students still look down on human
handmaidens. It seems as quickly as she makes friends, she has to say goodbye.
And just as she starts gaining acceptance, she puts the other students in
Is Denya’s determination enough to see her through,
or will she be sent home, back to the peasant life she’s trying to escape?
The second Short Scroll of Zndaria, Healing Hands
parallels The Golden Wizard and allows readers to see the magical world of
Zndaria through Denya’s eyes. Readers will be reunited with favorite characters
from the main series as well as experience life in the Redwood Forest.
Buy this book today to get a glimpse into the world
of Zndaria or delve deeper into the journey that began in The Golden Wizard!
Top Ten List:
1) J.S. Jaeger is a pen name for husband and wife
team Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger.
2) Jerry is the creative mind behind the world of
Zndaria. He puts the story on paper, and then Stephanie reworks it.
3) Our children (ages 9 – 21) play a big part in our
writing process. The personalities of several characters are patterned after
our children. Our older children are also part of our editing and sales team.
4) Our illustrator has worked on lots of shows for
Disney, including Mary Poppins Returns.
5) Jerry is an attorney. Stephanie is an accountant.
We hadn’t considered writing books until Jerry began envisioning the world of
6) Jerry first wanted to call their world Andaria. A
quick internet search showed that name was already overused. We went through
the alphabet for something that rhymed with Andaria and sounded cool. We got
all the way to Z before finding our winner.
7) The first page of each of our chapters has about
8 lines. We challenge people to read the first page of our books to see if they
want to keep reading. Almost everyone turns the page.
8) We met the narrator for our audiobook, RJ Walker,
when he stopped by our booth at the Salt Lake FanX Convention. He read the
first page of The Golden Wizard in his narrator voice, and we knew he’d do a
9) Stephanie loves doing author visits at schools.
She’s visited an international school in China and a military elementary school
10) We once autographed a book to “Mr.
Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to
pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other
people’s houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll
radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher.
Her fiction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she’s
published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and
always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop
writing. For her it’s a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even
keeps her sane.
No matter who dares you, no matter what lures
you, do not go in the spooky old house…
When a small planes crashes behind Jase’s rural home, the ghost of the pilot
begins to haunt him. Jase can’t figure out what to do until the day he sees his
classmate, Stevie-girl, enter the legendary haunted house. That’s when he
decides if anyone can help him solve the mystery, she’s the one.
Top Ten List:
all those calories in the chocolate (on my favorite trail)
Lauraine Henderson began writing as a child,
poems and journaling, until babies, building houses, and bookkeeping jobs
usurped her world. Now, well established in Oregon and with the children grown,
she devotes her time to writing her favorite genre, clean romance.
life experience translate into plots, calamities, and happily-ever-afters as
she writes her inspirational and romantic stories about fictional people who
seem so real, you’ll want to know what happens after the book ends!
Allison Lockwood and Gavin Hunt have
been offered the chance to take over the Lazy Daisy Inn and Campground so their
respective grandparents, the current owners, can retire and marry. It seems all
too easy for Ally and Gavin to prove themselves during the six-month probationary
period until they’re fighting disasters at the campground and failing at
over-optimistic baking expectations.
As Ally and Gavin slowly explore their growing attraction, they help each other
fight fires, endure raging storms, and share a few passionate kisses. But
there’s more than fires to fight when Ally’s grandfather disapproves of their
budding romance and Ally is convinced Gavin has a girlfriend in the wings…a
girlfriend expecting his baby!
Ride along as the two unlikely innkeepers figure out how they fit in their new
life and learn the lesson taught by the Daisies in the Driveway.
Top Ten List:
1. I started college after being out
of school for 40 years. I’m currently a sophomore.
2. I’ve lived in seven states. My favorite
3. I’m a certified Scuba diver.
4. I read 4-5 books every week.
5. I was once a kitchen and bath
6. I’m still friends with our Japanese
exchange student from 27 years ago. She calls me Mom.
7. I’m an artist as well as a writer.
8. I have a cat who sleeps on my desk
when I write.
9. I love to make beaded jewelry with
little, tiny seed beads.
10. I wrote my first poem when I was
ten years old.
is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one.
She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots
that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two
dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that
feeds her imagination.
When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living
room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her
escape capture by Imperial soldiers, 16-year-old Eridale Storm leaves the only
home she’s ever known and drags her younger sister into the wilds of
Mericon—the Empire that formed when America collapsed. Hoping to find safety
with their mother who disappeared when Eridale was three, the girls follow
clues that lead them across the country, but the empire hounds their every
The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the
rebel Freedom Fighters, producing questions about Eridale’s heritage, questions
no one wants to answer.
Caught between the threads of deception, rebellion, and betrayal, Eridale
struggles to find out who she is. The answers she finds could lead the country
back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.
This is book 1 of a 4 book series and not a stand-alone book.
Top Ten List:
I once stayed
up almost all night to sew a Halloween costume for my friend. I made the
Valkyrie costume from Thor Ragnarok from a picture, no pattern.
I read the
entire Harry Potter series in 4 days. Book seven took me less than 12 hours to
though I’m a flight attendant, I’m terrified of heights.
actually think Charmin toilet paper is the worst toilet paper out there.
5. I can speak in 4
different accents and sound almost authentic. Sometimes when I am by myself, I
talk to myself in accents as I go over scenes from books I’m working on.
the youngest of six, and I have 20 nieces and nephews.
can’t fall asleep watching TV.
hate dusting more than I hate cleaning the bathroom.
9. My sense of smell
doesn’t work very well. I’ve only smelled 10 things in my entire life.
10. I wish we could dress up in costumes at least once a
month. I love playing dress-up. I think that’s why I loved doing theater in
high school and college.
Lynn U. Watson has incorporated her
love for Jesus and passion for essential oils into a three-volume devotional
Collection, sharing spicy and aromatic essences of Scripture. Her devotions
encourage you to diligently cultivate your heart and grow your roots deeply in
an intimate relationship with Jesus. Lynn holds a BA in Journalism from
University of Memphis, a certificate in aromatherapy, and is a practicing
She and Steve have been married since 1973 and call Bartlett,
Tennessee home. Their lives are blessed with two adult children, their spouses,
and five beautiful, of course, grandchildren. Jasmine, her tuxedo kitty, runs
the house. Her current work-in-progress is a novel inspired by a painfully
challenging event in the life of her great-grandmother, changing the course for
her family forever.
All three of the Cinnamah-Brosia devotionals in one ebook volume!
Fruits; spices; essential oils; & botanicals of all kinds sprinkled over
& planted on the pages of the Bible provide insights into God’s word. Our
Coffee Cottage’s fictional characters, Cinnamah-Brosia and friends,
courageously use the essences to season the world around them with an
overflowing measure of Jesus. All three volumes of Cinnamah-Brosia’s
Inspirational Collection for Women are featured in this single e-book.
“The Essence of Courage: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Solomon’s
Locked Garden and in Your Heart”
As you breathe in the fragrant aromas found in Solomon’s Locked Garden (Song of
Solomon 4), you’ll harvest the Fruit of the Spirit and cultivate it in the
garden of your heart.
“The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus’
The scents of Christmas invite our imaginations into the holiday season. What
emotions flood your heart when the holidays aromas waft your way?
You’ll meet women of the Bible and contemporary women (Cinnamah-Brosia and
friends) like you and me who will encourage you to discover the refreshing
essence of a life lived in the presence of Jesus. Let JOY fill your heart with
the aromas of His nativity.
“The Essence of Humility: Live and Love Like Jesus”
We live in a culture overwhelmed with disrespect, egos, entitlement, rudeness,
and offense — lives focused on self, rather than God or others.
Jesus entered our world and walked among us. He placed no importance on rank or
position. Jesus’ life reflected love because it reflected humility, and He
invites us to live and love like Him.
You’re invited to travel with Cinnamah-Brosia and friends once again to meet
real-life people — our contemporaries and those on the pages of God’s word, who
encountered the same real-life challenges you and I face each day. Learn the
blessings of a life lived like Jesus lived —- with love and humility.
Top Ten List:
- Early morning sunrises
- Gourmet coffee, served black
- Quaint little towns
- Unique hand-made jewelry
- Bright vivid colors
- Fresh herbs
- Botanic Gardens