Friday, July 15, 2022

Summer Reading List Part 3

 Just about 1 month left until school starts back, at least down here in Texas. So here's my last Summer Reading List to help pull you or your kids away from screen time.  

I'm going to start this month out with my favorite author, Brandon Mull.


Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.

Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he’s ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.



Life as Maggie knows it is over.

Every day her dad seems smaller and weaker, her mom is home even less, and her brother, Toby, seems to be angrier than ever. The only thing she seems to be able to do right is read to her dad.

Everything suddenly changes when Toby hangs a swing from a tree in the backyard. Maggie is transported to a magical forest filled with fairies and creatures she’s only read about. When she discovers the fairies’ magic is being drained, Maggie jumps at the opportunity to help. The last thing she wants to do is go home and find her dad is even sicker.

But is it too late for the fairies and her father, or will Maggie find a way to save them both?



In a land where magic is forbidden, a miniature family awakens on top of an enormous table. They see their mansion in the distance, sitting on the floor of a giant room. Before long, the Dolls of Mahogany Manor realize that they have been abandoned by the sorcerer who created them, and if humans discover them, they will be destroyed. If they work together, can this tiny family survive in a world full of danger and solve the mystery of their existence?



The #1 New York Times bestselling series is hotter than ever, and this thrilling conclusion to the Lost Continent Prophecy arc is a must-read!

With talons united . . .

Luna has always wanted to change the world -- to fix it, to free it -- even if she’s never actually known how. Now that all of dragon - and humankind are in mortal danger, Luna is flying back home to Pantala with a team of dragons on a rescue mission, determined to be brave and useful.

But saving a continent isn’t as easy as a prophecy makes it sound, and “facing a great evil” definitely requires more than the fiery silk that Luna is uniquely able to create. As she fights her way to the abyss that hides the dark roots poisoning Pantala, Luna must uncover a long-buried secret and unite her friends, her enemies, and her own powers. If she doesn’t, she won’t get to change the world. She’ll have to say goodbye to it -- forever.



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Eighteen year-old Marin has few clues about where she came from, outside of a recurring nightmare of a horrific boating accident. Determined to prove to the world and to herself that she can overcome her water phobia and lead a normal life, she enrolls in a summer internship at a marine research facility in California. When a cataclysmic accident suddenly brings her drowning nightmares into reality, she learns a secret about herself that begins to unlock the mystery lurking in her hidden memories. What she discovers could be the key to her past, but opening that door forces her to choose between two worlds and two hearts, and starts a chain of events that could destroy everything and everyone she loves.






Sunday, July 3, 2022

Happy Independence Day


 Thank you to all the veterans out there, past and present who make it possible for us to continue to celebrate our freedom!

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Summer Reading List part 2

Here's some other great books to try out this summer. If your kids are anything like my kids, they go through books fast. So check out some of these exciting reads.  



Susie has a heart of gold, a set of bad dreams, and a hidden destiny.

Six months ago, Susie’s father went to work and never returned, leaving Susie to her hobby of chasing away nannies. That is, until the mysterious and glamorous Cassandra roars into her life, driving a red sports car and promising to be the best of friends.

When Susie stumbles on her father’s secret lair, a world of magic, ghosts, and mysteries beckons. Can she discover the truth, avoid being expelled from school, and keep a ruthless secret society off her back?

If she's to have a ghost of a chance, she'll need the help of her best friends, one grumpy cat, and a whole lot of daring.



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Freya's family is wonderful. Just not to her. After all, her older sister loves to talk about "pulling a Freya" - a term for any mistake she makes, her younger sister publicly reads from Freya's diary without ever getting reprimanded, and her parents hardly take notice of her. But that is all about to change when her father, Denmark's renowned Viking archaeologist, asks her to hide a precious artifact where no one will find it. Freya jumps at the chance to prove her worth and suddenly discovers herself transported to a magical forest where she comes face to face with not only real Vikings, but a clan of sprites and a Berserk as well. In search of a way home, Freya unearths a realm of adventure and a path to greatness she is sure her family will revere.




Ava Marie Jones is a Lost One. A magite sent out at birth to the mortal realm, no knowledge of who she is or her powers, until she's called home to Xarcadia on her thirteenth birthday.

The magites who call this "underworld" home live under the strict dictates of The Registry-and Ava will have to do the same. That starts with enrolling in Linhollow Academy for the Supernaturally Gifted.

A target is placed on her back once it's discovered Ava's the only magite since The Registry's inception to not be tagged or able to be tagged in its omniscient system. Powerful magites fear what this could mean and view her as a threat to a way of life that has kept their "underworld" safe for three hundred years.

With all eyes on her, including two oversized shadows from The Registry watching her every move, Ava must toe the line as Resistance Riders, kelpies, near-death experiences, and other dangers follow her everywhere.

In this new world where she shows incredible promise in her craft, Ava will learn that getting to the bottom of her unexplained existence will take her down a perilous path where a dark secret lurks-one dangerous enough to disrupt the entire order of The Registry and jeopardize her life and the lives of her new friends.

Fall in love with this new series from debut fantasy author, Ashley White. For fans of J. K. Rowling and Rick Riordan, The Impossible Girl will be the perfect novel to add to your collection.



Welcome to the Moonwell Academy: a school full of magic and misadventure!

Two of the academy's best students, Fritz and Ada, can't ignore the chance to use their skills to save a classmate from a bully. But he's not the only stray they'll be picking up.

When they rescue a magical hare from the clutches of a trapper, they discover there are many more animals in desperate need of their help. The mission leads them to a house deep in a moonlit forest, where all of their magical talents will be tested.

The trapper is determined to rid the world of magical animals, and they'll need to work as a team to free all of the imprisoned creatures while evading capture themselves.


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The books that have got hundreds of reluctant readers reading, and loving it!

It's fractured fairy tales meets the Ancient Greek legends in this hysterical collection of rollicking classic tales in an easy to read, fun, ‘dip in, dip out’ format.

Every story guaranteed to include:

  • Monsters
  • Adventure
  • Jokes
  • Pictures
  • More Jokes

With giants, magic, monsters (including Medusa, Cyclops and the Minotaur), adventure, comedy, jokes, silliness and everything that appeals to 8 to 13 year olds, this funny fast paced, comical retelling of the classic myths is a book kids will love and makes a perfect reading present.
Collect the whole series now!

A percentage of all sales of this book go to Book Aid International- helping raise people out of poverty through education.


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Dedicated to children everywhere! A collection of children's stories by Pamela R Winnick.
                                                                                


A fast-paced fantasy adventure for 8-12 years old boys and girls.


Snowy is a tiny dwarf leading an almost normal life in the village of never-ending winter. Aside from the ever-dreary sky, living next to rowdy neighbors, and being treated like a child, nothing seems to pose a challenge.


All that changes when rumors about Snowy breaking a taboo spread. Disheartened at what he deemed betrayal and feeling stuck in his village, Snowy sneaks out to look for Originem, a village where misfortune befalls no one. However, the aftermath exceeds his wildest expectations.


Snowy finds himself in a magical world, suddenly dealing with the quaintest of things, from singing fruits and a wizard cat to dark woods (brimming with vicious beasts) and other villages locked in one season. But to reach his destination, Snowy, and his new friend, Kokoro, must first solve the mysteries surrounding the villages of everlasting seasons, as the secret that connects them may threaten their very existence.


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Twelve-year-old Richard Tomlin has almost given up on finding his dad. Instead, he focuses all of his energy on being the youngest swimmer ever on his team to qualify for Junior Olympics.


But everything changes when his new goggles transport him to the Lost City of Atlantis!


Confronting shapeshifters and dark magical forces, Richard channels his inner science geek and the power of positive thinking to stay alive. As he struggles to tame the magic of his goggles, his strong-willed twin, Lucy, finds a way to join him under the sea, and the siblings are thrust into the War of Generations.


To win the war--and save the planet--Richard must embrace his role in an ancient prophecy. Problem is, the prophecy appears to predict his own death. So what's a warrior to do?


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Whales and dolphins are falling ill all throughout the Atlantic Ocean! Cherish and her family of Pilot Whales have been fleeing as far from other animals as possible, but some of them have begun to show symptoms. When danger closes in from all around them, will the Dolphin Riders make it in time to save the day?



Meet thirteen-year-old Mary Finch – a bold, determined heroine, and the star of a stylish new detective series. Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle and classic crime fiction.

Mary Finch and the Thief is the first in the Mary Finch Mystery series. It is 1893 and Mary Finch finds herself on the gritty and violent streets of Victorian London trying to clear her name.


When wrongfully accused of theft, Mary Finch is determined to track down the thief and prove her innocence. Her journey takes her from Baker Street, where her friends, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, live, to the dark and dangerous East End of London. On her trail are the suspicious Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, the evil butler of her employer, a mysterious gentleman who is not what he appears to be and a ruthless killer. Mary must hurry to find the truth before she is arrested and sent to jail.





Wednesday, June 8, 2022

New Review

It's always nice to hear when someone appreciates reading one of your books.  Check out a new review just published on Bookbub.  And if you haven't read Sunwalker give it a try.  If you have or you've read any of my books please leave a review, on Amazon, Bookbub, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble.  Really anywhere is fantastic.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Title Reveal



The third and final book in The Keeper Archives Series is almost complete.  Beta readers have finished reviewing the manuscript and I'm sending it off to the editor!! Hopefully soon I'll have a release date and a cover reveal. Today though, I am ready to announce the title of book 3.....


The Final Stand

The Keeper Archives Book 3


It's so exciting to see another series complete and hope you all enjoy the series as much as I do.

There's still time to catch up on books 1 and 2 before the final book comes out.








Sunday, May 29, 2022

Author Award

 So I'm in a new author program and they are having a contest for a new award. If you have a moment take the time and vote for me.

S. T. Sanchez

Vote Here

Thanks for your support!