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Bizarre musings of an insomniac… disguised in bite-sized tales.

Ava presents six short stories that stretches the mind in the fantastical. Some will leave you warm and fuzzy, some will make you go, “… Wth?”

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For Young Adults

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Four mind-bending short stories are presented in a collection. If you like the supernatural or psychological thrillers, you will enjoy these delightfully chilling pieces that bend your perceptions. “Anna the Mouse” is the opening piece but don’t let the innocent title fool you. The protagonist, Lisabelle slowly becomes aware of a talking mouse no one else can see. She learns it’s linked to a secret in her past. In “Bert” the main character is a hardened secret agent who specializes in pulling information from his subjects. He is usually the one to hold all the cards, until he meets Bert. “Little Nelle” is about a therapist, Pete. His job is to help people come to terms with reality, until one day he is faced with something he can’t comprehend. Princess Eliza finds herself in a changing world and forced into arrangements she can’t agree with. Backed into a corner, the legend of “The Wolf Girl” is born.

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For Young Adults

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Meliora lives on the Earth-like planet of Ima where days are idyllic and worries never last. Tension enters the north continent as her father, the King of a prominent sovereignty passes away. Her mother is left with the crown, but shows no interest in ruling. In desperation to find a cure for the hereditary disease that took her husband, Queen Vesper travels off-planet to study sorcery. Magic had long been banned on Ima, leaving desperate questions in her wake. To make matters worse, soon after her departure, Queen Vesper ceases communication. The lone successor to the throne is teenage Meliora, who feels shy of the task. With her best friend, Jedrek by her side, she musters the strength to lead. Meliora’s reign is short lived as the previous Queen returns after years of silence. Though once close, the woman now wielding magic isn’t the mother she remembers.Includes pen and ink illustrations of scenes by Ava Reiss.

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For Young Adults

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A side-adventure in the Cycles of the Lights series. It follows the events in Fall of Ima, but on Earth. Can be read as a stand-alone tale. Will enhance understanding of plot in future novels, but is not required for continuity.

Synopsis:
Ivan meets a young victim of human trafficking. Through a heroic act he saves her and many others. Afraid those he crossed might be after him, Ivan moves out of state and establishes a new life. Years wear on and Ivan’s shadowed past eventually catches up. With his wife and daughter abducted, he turns to Agatha as a friend. Can they solve the case before it’s too late?


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For Young Adults

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At age 23, Kameclara achieved her childhood dream: becoming an operative of the Intergalactic Military. She’s deadly; highly revered, and feared. Protecting their home planet, Teroma, is their main task. Yet, Kameclara always felt it was the stars that called to her, not a sense of duty. Their frozen planet circles the edge of the Ia system, barely hospitable. She’d always felt there was another place out there, where her soul felt at home. The Intergalactic Military is the only agency to go off-planet, and afforded her the chance to find it.Within the first week of becoming green-lit, Kameclara and her team are taken into the fold of the planet’s deepest secrets. They learn their system contains nine planets, not the seven they were taught in school. Hidden deep in their sun’s expansive corona are the planets, Jema, and Ima. As if the news didn’t astound enough, Kameclara is handed her first mission. Instead of traveling outward into the stars, the operatives are headed to Jema, where they have a base. Along the journey, Kameclara discovers there’s no end to the Intergalactic Military’s secrets. At first they’re told they’re to secure the Jeman base. Then, Kameclara learns of the Seed of Life, an item said to hold the fate of all her people… and the true purpose of their mission.

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For New Adults

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Summer is daughter to the Emperor’s fourth concubine during the Xia Dynasty. After stumbling upon her half-brother’s corpse, she finds herself faced with dangers she couldn’t begin to understand. As if those troubles weren’t enough, she’s ambushed while traveling to her betrothed’s kingdom. Summer was meant to live in luxury and safety with her new husband, but instead finds herself amongst bandits. With the aid of her brother from a shared mother, Winter, and friend, Hanming, she navigates her way back home to Zhenxun. Yet once she returns, Summer discovers treachery had been living alongside her in the palace her entire life. It’s not long before she finds herself a target.

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For Young Adults

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Jake and Lana are childhood friends. As they enter high school, their lives change; they struggle to reconcile growing apart. The Asian Mid-Autumn fest in their town celebrates the “August Moon”– a revered full moon in the Asian culture. Events leading to this holiday give both a chance at reflection and appreciation.

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For Middle-Grade to Young Adults

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Space Tigers Mantou and Mochi are being picked on by their kind. They decide to leave Catopia in search of new friends. They find themselves on Earth and unable to return home. The story teaches one not to judge a person (or a Space Tiger) by their appearance.

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Children’s Book (ages 4-9)

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A young fairy who loves humans is concerned with their fate. Through a conversation with her sister, she learns there’s hope. This is a children’s book.

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Children’s Book (ages 4-9)

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Jedrek and Meliora learn the lessons of lying the hard way. The sneak away to play deep in the forest of Carpecillero. Night falls and they discover they can’t find their way home. To make matters worse, a legendary ghost is pursuing them. With Jedrek’s horse run away, the two fear they’re doomed to spend the rest of their lives lost in the forest.

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Children’s graphic novelette (ages 6-12)