Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ruins of Sapphire, by Justine Dowsett



About the Book:

When Japanese high school student Yukari Namikoya finds herself suddenly and inexplicably on another planet, she must quickly come to terms with the fact that she may never see Tokyo again. With a sun that never sets, the desert world of Crimson Winter is on the brink of extinction and day-to-day survival can be difficult; especially for someone used to the modern-day conveniences of Earth.

Following the only clue she has to a way home – a cryptic message from a woman long dead – Yukari heads into the desert searching for the Temple of Sapphire. There, she finds the temple in ruins, but what waits there for her is her destiny as a Chosen of the gem god Sapphiros.

Stranded on this new world and hunted by the Vile Emperor and his vast forces simply for being what she is, Yukari has no choice but to learn how to fulfill the role she’s been cast into and become the long-awaited saviour of a dangerous planet she doesn’t yet understand.

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Book Details:

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Publication Date: June 17, 2020
ASIN: B088DHBLG4

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I
awoke to the sound of the alarm on my cell phone.
Confused and muddled by sleep, I reached for it
and put my glasses on to read the display.
Tuesday – 8:15AM
Something told me today was going to be much the
same as the last. I snapped the phone shut in disgust, silencing it. It rang
again as soon as I had done so. 
I stared at it astounded for a moment, then I
read the screen. Hotaru-chan’s residence.
This, at least, hadn’t happened before. I
answered it. “Hotaru?”
“Uh huh,” she answered in an uncertain tone. I
marveled that she didn’t sound sleepy this early in the morning. “Um,
Yukari-san, you haven’t noticed anything weird, have you?”
I was cautious in revealing my insanity, even to
Hotaru who might be the only person to believe me – my friend had a very active
imagination. 
“Hotaru, I just woke up,” I informed her
steadily.
“Yeah, well me too…it’s just that…well…” She
floundered. “Are you sure you haven’t noticed anything strange…” She took an
audible breath. “Over the last couple of Tuesdays, maybe?” 
“Um,” I hesitated, which is rare for me, “you
mean the way that Tuesday just seems to keep repeating itself?” 
“So it’s true then…what should we do, Yukari?”
So I wasn’t the only crazy person. Hotaru,
someone I had known my entire life, was here with me. Somehow, knowing Hotaru,
that was only a small comfort. Growing up together, anytime something had
occurred that Hotaru couldn’t grasp or keep up with, she would turn to me. I
was smart, she said, so I would know what to do. Well, generally she was right
– I just wished this time could be that simple. 
“Meet me outside the gates at school,” I said,
sounding more confident than I felt. “We’ll figure this out.”
“Do you think anyone else realizes this is
happening?” Hotaru asked and I realized she had a good point. Was everyone
affected, or were certain people just reliving this day over and over again to
some purpose? There was only one way to find out. 
“We’ll look into that too. I’ll see you at
school.”
I finished getting ready and I hurried to the
gates. Hotaru looked worried. I greeted her in what I hoped was a reassuring
fashion. 
“Look,” I said, gesturing, “there’s Kaji and
Shuzhue over there. Let’s go and talk to them, and see if they know anything.
I’m almost certain Shuzhue is at the heart of this.” 
Hotaru nodded, trying to look determined, and
together we approached Kaji and his girlfriend as they milled about school
grounds, waiting for the bell.
“Kaji-san, Chi-san, do you have a minute?” I
asked.
“Sure,” Kaji replied easily as Shuzhue seemed
shocked I was addressing them. I guess I don’t have much of a reputation for
being social. 
Hotaru jumped right in without any of the
sensible hesitation she had shown earlier when broaching this subject with me.
“Have either of you noticed the odd way this Tuesday seems to be looping? It’s
like that anime, ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’.” 
Shuzhue grew even more confused, but Kaji seemed
to be waiting patiently for me. I made a few calculations in my head.
Corroborating Hotaru’s claim would only make whatever I had to say seem
implausible and I would run the risk of not being taken seriously. “Chi-san,
did you have any plans for after school today?” 
This, I could tell, was even more surprising to
her. “Um, well, yes actually,” she answered tentatively and Kaji looked at her
in surprise. This was evidently something he didn’t know either. Good – I might
be getting closer to the circumstances under which she went
missing.  
“I’m supposed to go with my mom to visit my
grandmother.” I frowned, that didn’t seem a likely possibility for a
kidnapping. 
“Oh,” Kaji said. “How is your grandmother? I
don’t think I’ve seen her since last Christmas.”
Shuzhue did not look pleased the subject had
come up and truthfully neither was I. Kaji was veering the conversation away
from where I was likely to get information about Shuzhue’s disappearance.
“Actually, she’s not well,” Shuzhue admitted
reluctantly. “We’re going to visit her in the hospital tonight.” 
I opened my mouth to ask her more questions
about her plans. If I had the details, maybe I could accompany her there or
follow her to see what happened, but as soon as I even thought it – 
Reset the program.
The words were in my head, spoken by a strange
voice. It was unlike anything I had ever heard before or experienced before.
The voice may have been robotic, that was the closest descriptor I could think
of. 
Again? A different voice responded. This one was more guttural
and less clearly defined. It was harder to make out. 
I shook my head, trying to clear it. 
Reset the program. The robotic command was repeated and Hotaru in front of me
met my gaze with a shocked expression of her own – she had heard it too. 

Meet the Author:





Justine Alley Dowsett is the author of nine novels and counting, and one of the founders of Mirror World Publishing. Her books, which she often co-writes with her sister, Murandy Damodred, range from young adult science fiction to dark fantasy/romance. She earned a BA in Drama from the University of Windsor, honed her skills as an entrepreneur by tackling video game production, and now she dedicates her time to writing, publishing, and occasionally role-playing.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

The Haunting Near Battlefield Ridge Release



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“I never believed in ghosts… then I met Oggie.”




About the Book:



Nikki Landry and her friends discover strange white smudges in photos Patti’s grandmother had snapped at an old gravesite. No one can explain what they are.

Did Nikki’s little brother mark them up with a piece of chalk?  Did a low-lying fog move in just as she snapped the photos? Could it be just a smear on the camera lens?

Spikes insists it’s a ghost.

Then Mrs. LeBlanc remembers a legend her grandfather told her of a spirit that haunts the small family cemetery located near an old Civil War battle site. 

Will Nikki and her legend busting gang discover it’s just an old tale, or does the ghost really exist?  If so, why is he there? What does he want?


Join Nikki and her friends as they go searching for the answers…and the truth behind the Haunting near Battlefield Ridge.




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Book Details:


Publisher: Mirror World Publishing; 1 edition

Publisher Website: Mirror World Publishing

Publication Date: April 17, 2020

ASIN: B085MMZLFF


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Behind Every Legend Lies the Truth!




Rita Monette was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. After retiring from her “real” job as an administrative assistant for the State of Michigan, Rita began doing what she always wanted to do…write and draw. Her stories are set in the beautiful, yet mysterious, bayous and swamps of her home state. The Haunting Near Battlefield Ridge is the fifth book in her Nikki Landry Swamp Legend series. Rita now lives with her husband, two lap dogs, and one lap cat, in the mountains of Tennessee.





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Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Haunting Near Battlefield Ridge - Cover Reveal









Welcome to the Cover Reveal for The Haunting Near Battlefield Ridge!!




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“I never believed in ghosts… until I met Oggie.”

Nikki Landry and her friends discover strange white smudges in photos Patti’s grandmother had snapped at an old gravesite. No one can explain what they are.

Did Nikki’s little brother mark them up with a piece of chalk?  Did a low-lying fog move in just as she snapped the photos? Could it be just a smear on the camera lens?

Spikes insists it’s a ghost.

Then Mrs. LeBlanc remembers a legend her grandfather told her of a spirit that haunts the small family cemetery located near an old Civil War battle site. 

Will Nikki and her legend busting gang discover it’s just an old tale, or does the ghost really exist?  If so, why is he there? What does he want?

Join Nikki and her friends as they go searching for the answers…and the truth behind the Haunting near Battlefield Ridge.

Book Information:


Publisher: Mirror World Publishing; 1 edition

Publisher Website: Mirror World Publishing

Publication Date: April 17, 2020

ASIN: B085MMZLFF

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Here is the cover of Nikki's latest episode!








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Meet the Author:




Behind Every Legend Lies the Truth!




Rita Monette was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. After retiring from her “real” job as an administrative assistant for the State of Michigan, Rita began doing what she always wanted to do…write and draw. Her stories are set in the beautiful, yet mysterious, bayous and swamps of her home state. The Haunting Near Battlefield Ridge the fifth book in her Nikki Landry Swamp Legend series. Rita now lives with her husband, two lap dogs, and one lap cat, in the mountains of Tennessee.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Coffee Monster and the Land of Coffee








About Coffee Monster and the Land of Coffee:


The Coffee Monster’s family has a secret. 

The Coffee Monster has been a part of a great family for as long as he can remember. There’s mom and dad, Jenna and James. Everything in the Coffee Monster’s life is perfect until he learns of the place he came from, The Land of Coffee, and is given the chance to visit. There, he’ll learn all about his heritage and the extended family he never knew he had. 

In this sequel to Nate Friedman’s debut children’s book, our lovable Coffee Monster is confronted with the truth of his past where he learns the true meaning of family through a journey to the land of his birth.







Book Details:

Series: The Coffee Monster (Book 2)
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Publish Date: February 17, 2020
ISBN-10: 1987976606
ISBN-13: 978-1987976601


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About the Book:


There's a little 'Coffee Monster' in all of us...

In a pleasant little town lives a normal family with a mom, a dad and two beautiful children. There is just one thing that makes this family different from most other families; they don't have a dog, a cat, or pets of any kind. Instead, they have a Coffee Monster! Follow Jenna and James as they try to deal with the Coffee Monster's antics and help him overcome a personal struggle. Through this simple, but comedic tale, learn about the value of telling the truth, taking care of oneself and each other, and how to work-through everyday issues. Most of all, you just might learn that there's a little 'Coffee Monster' in all of us...








Book Details:

Series: The Coffee Monster (Book 1)
Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Publish Date: July 1, 2015
ISBN-10: 0994749015
ISBN-13: 978-0994749017

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I want to change the world, one smile at a time!

A writer from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Nate graduated from the Kinesiology program at the University of Windsor. His education has fuelled a keen interest in how people think and what drives them to be their best. Comedy is his first love and his desire to be creative has directed him towards writing children’s literature. He enjoys reading to his nephews, two of his biggest fans.

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