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Being good isn’t so bad – oh, but it’s so good to be
bad.
Excerpt from Super Bad:
Source stepped in front of her,
balancing on the edge of the curb. He grasped her shoulders and stared her
straight in the eye. “Everything, everyone, will be all right. You have to
believe that, Sandra.”
Tears flooded her eyes again.
She hated that she didn’t believe him. “I’m scared, Source. I’m afraid Whisper
will never wake up. Or that I’ll never walk right again. I’m worried about
Mom’s state of mind. I’m scared the world will never right itself, and all this
violence will become the new normal.”
Source drew a ragged breath and
lightly dragged his thumb across her tear-stained cheek.
Closing her eyes, as though
afraid to see the full truth, she whispered her biggest fear. “I’m scared we’ll
never find Jeff.”
SUPER BAD The unexpected conclusion to the
Super Villain Academy series.
The world is in chaos. Violence and thievery reign. And with
the supers still balanced, it’s only getting worse. Without good versus evil,
the supers care less and less. In order to restore purpose, the world needs its
super heroes and its super villains, but the one who balanced them in the first
place is missing.
Sandra’s concern over finding her brother, Jeff, isn’t her
only problem. Her pathetic excuse for super powers has left her needing a new
ankle. And though she’s still very much committed to her boyfriend, Source,
she’s growing unreasonably attracted to Set, the boy who double crossed Jeff by
stealing his girlfriend.
When Sandra is taken and held as bait by kids who want to
unbalance the super world, it becomes the inciting event that changes things
for supers everywhere and forces them to answer the question, “Hero or
villain?”
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King of BadJeff Mean would rather set fires than follow rules. He wears his bad
boy image like a favorite old hoodie; until he learns he has superpowers and is
recruited by Super Villain Academy – where you learn to be good at being bad.
Is Jeff bad enough for SVA?

Polar Opposites – Heroes and villains are balanced.
After Oceanus is kidnapped, Jeff learns the supers are so balanced, they no
longer care to get involved. Ironically Jeff’s superpowers are spiraling out of
control. Will they find Oci before he looses it completely, and will they find
her alive?
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About the author:


When
her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her
family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her
boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an
award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to
provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for
young adult and middle grade readers and short stories for the younger ones,
Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults. Learn more about Kai and
her books on her website, www.kaistrand.com.

New Evangelizers

 

 

10646699_710439319031614_7692693758538826121_nAfter a temporary dry spell I finally have a new post up at New Evangelizers. It is entitled Trials and Thanksgiving and I talk about some of the things that have been happening in my life in the last year. Be sure and check it out.

Excerpts:

In the last year-and-a-half my life has taken some drastic turns. My husband and I chose to leave a very full, fulfilling life and move back to Pennsylvania. We left very dear friends, a daughter, granddaughter, and new son-in-law, and a church and school that we loved, to come back to a known, yet unknown, life. When we moved back we had no home and my husband’s business was unsure.

 

Then at the end of September, 2014, something happened that shook my world. It was a double edged sword as in one way it was a sad, unexpected experience while on the other edge it served as a wake up call to God’s plan. One of the reasons we decided to move back was to be with our aging and not so healthy parents.

Go to the link below to read the whole article as well as checking out a few other Catholic writers.

http://newevangelizers.com/blog/2015/02/17/trials-thanksgiving/

Show Us Your List

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I did not read 50 Shades of Grey or see the movie and I have no intention to do so. I do not feel justified in writing a review or ranting about since I haven’t. What I will do is offer some alternatives. These books are written by Catholic authors and are excellent reads

Linda Rawlins: For a good clean mystery take a look at Rawlins books; The Bench, Fatal Breach and Sacred Gold. Check out her website: www.LINDARAWLINS.com

Regina Doman: Doman takes us into the fairy tales in a whole new way: The Shadow of the Bear, Black as Night, Walking Rose, The Midnight Dancers, Alex O’Donnell and the Forty Cyberthieves. For something a little bit different you can check out her Catholic Philosophers Chick. Check out her books at http://www.reginadoman.com/

Karina Fabian: Fabian puts together fantasy and mystery in her Dragon Eye: P.I. series including: Magic, Mensa and Mayhem, Live and Let Fly and Greater Treasures. And for something a little different you can check out her Mind Over Trilogy, including Mind Over Mind, Mind Over Psyche, and Mind Over All (being written). Check out her website for all her books and updates. http://www.karinafabian.com/

Kevin T. Rush: Rush relatively new to the writing scene has written a compelling  Christian Historical The Lance and the Veil. His book can be seen at https://www.createspace.com/4830085

Of course I can’t do this post without including my own books Palace of the Twelve Pillars Trilogy including Palace of the Twelve Pillars: Book One, Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two and Sanctuary of Nine Dragons: Book Three. 

“I challenge anyone who complained about 50 shades of anything to now spend some time and energy promoting entertainment that is true, beautiful and good.”

For more alternatives check out Erin Cupp’s blog http://erinmccolecupp.com/2015/02/16/are-you-in-showusyourlist/