PIRATE ISLAND – MG adventure
(Shimmer Publications; ebook ISBN 9780998925417; paperback ISBN 9780998925400)
A thrice cursed island, a legendary pirate treasure, and one not-so-brave boy. What could possibly go wrong?
For centuries, the whereabouts of Captain William Kidd’s lost pirate treasure has remained a mystery. When Billy’s best friend, Andy, proposes they look for it on nearby Pirate Island, Billy thinks it’s just another one of their crazy adventures. It’s usually Billy who ends up in trouble as a result, but he goes along for the ride…like always. The more he delves into the life and death of Kidd, the more he thinks the treasure is real and that it might be buried on the small island in Long Island Sound. Billy—nope, call him William—becomes obsessed with the captain of the same first name. He even believes he’s possessed by Kidd’s restless soul. Now he and the spirit of a long-dead pirate are leading the crazy adventure on Pirate Island. And what they find is far bigger than the treasure they imagined.
ELIXIR BOUND – YA fantasy
(MuseItUp Publishing; ebook ISBN 978-1-77127-140-0; paperback ISBN 978-1-77127-465-4)
Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker as companions, she feels alone.
For it is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings who will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.
Buy Elixir Bound in paperback at the MuseItUp bookstore, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. Find it for your Kindle, Nook, PC, and other devices at the MuseItUp Bookstore. Elixir Bound ebook is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, OmniLit, Kobo, iBooks, and other ebook retailers. Read an excerpt of Elixir Bound.
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What readers are saying about Elixir Bound:
“This book has many twists and turns, battles, not only physical battles but Katora has her own battles within herself as well. It is also a very cute love story. I would recommend this to anybody young or old. I literally could not put this book down. I just had to know what was going to happen next. I really hope to read more about Katora and the Kase family in the future.” ~Heather (Once Upon a Twilight, full review here)
“An enchanting and epic read from the beginning all the way until the end…nothing about this book seemed plain and unoriginal but the complete opposite. All in all this book had a little bit of everything I love in a book. We had drama, romance, action, adventure, suspense, and even a bit of mystery thrown in for good measure. Would I recommend this book to others? Heck yeah I would and I already have been, actually.” ~Krystal (Krystal’s Enchanting Reads, full review here)
“From almost the first pages, I was comparing it to some of my favorite high fantasy books, such as Eragon, and I couldn’t help thinking that this book – written by a debut Indie author – was right up there with them.” ~Sandy (Magical Manuscripts Reviews)
THE GREAT CONNECTICUT CAPER – Middle Grade Mystery
(CT Humanities, January 2015)
In this serialized story (the first state-specific story modeled after THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE, a Library of Congress project), the famed Gillette Castle in East Haddam, CT has gone missing! Join me, 11 other writers, and 12 illustrators as we solve the mystery of the missing castle.
Starting in January 4, 2015, a new chapter was published on the CT Humanities website every two weeks. Great fun for children (and adults) of any age! Visit the site for curriculum guides, games, downloads, and more. Read for free on the web, buy the hardcover, or listen to the audiobook for free.
For exclusive posts, interviews, and a behind-the-scenes look with the authors and illustrators of The Caper, check out these posts on Katie L. Carroll’s blog.