Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
has Honored EP on Several Occasions

Evolved Publishing books have been honored by the judges at Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards on so many occasions, the Executive Director of NABE (their head organization), Al Galasso, went so far as to offer the following recommendation to aspiring authors:

NewNABELogo

“Publishing your book is a very important time for authors. Choosing from the many options available today can be quite a difficult chore. There is a new firm out now that has the author’s best interests in mind. They produce quality books, well edited, with eye-catching covers. It is called Evolved Publishing. They offer a variety of services that authors can use and provide some of the largest royalties in the business. Before you decide on a publishing house to work with you on your new book, give Evolved Publishing a call and get some valuable information from their website at http://www.evolvedpub.com. You will be glad you did.”
~ Al Galasso, September 19, 2015

~~~~~~~~~~

And so it is that each of the titles listed below (in alphabetical order) has been the recipient of the esteemed Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. They cross multiple genres and age groups, so whatever your reading preference or need, you’re sure to find a spectacular award-winner you or your child will love.

~~~~~~~~~~

BroometimeSerenade_600x900WINNER: Fall 2015 – Best Book in THRILLER FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
When authorities fail to identify human remains uncovered after a cyclone ravages the Western Australian coastline, Martin and Claire are sent to Broome, a popular holiday destination, far from major population centres. Posing as new arrivals, the SOC agents (offshoot of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) attempt to merge with the locals in an effort to solve the baffling case and bring the killer to justice.
 
Lulled by the soporific influences of the sun, sand and surf—known by the locals as the ‘Serenade of Broome’—time seems to have no meaning for the two agents, and the investigation drifts from one location to another as they follow a trail of bodies designed to confuse and distract them from their real business in this tropical paradise.
 
Little do they know their every move is being watched by an enemy who is both ruthless and deadly, a powerful, sadistic enemy who enjoys toying with others’ lives before despatching them in the most horrifying manner imaginable. As the clues lead them first one way then the other, they fall deeper and deeper into the trap set for them.
 
By the time they uncover the truth, they will begin to doubt everything they know and face their greatest challenge to date.
 
CarryMeAway_600x900WINNER: Fall 2015 – Best Book in GENERAL FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
Carrie Destin, a biracial military brat, learns the injuries she sustained in a car accident will prove fatal before she reaches adulthood. She accelerates her life and sets aggressive goals: college, connecting with her Japanese roots, and the all-consuming desire to find her soul mate. A kid from nowhere, she travels the world with her Marine father and Japanese mother.
 
Facing an abbreviated life with a brash attitude and a biting, sometimes morbid sense of humor, Carrie races to graduate high school at age fifteen. College is her marker of adulthood, when she can smoke in public and order dessert before dinner. She tosses out her adolescent wedding scrapbook for a funeral plan. A teenage crush on Paul, a family friend and a widower seventeen years her senior, develops into a fantasy that takes on a life of its own.
 
As she outlives the original prognosis into her early twenties, her life goals evolve—always short-term. The longing for love stays constant, yet she walls herself off from others. Relationships end in betrayal, abandonment and violence. When love reveals itself, she pulls away, fearing that an early meeting with Death is on the horizon.
 
Carrie’s frantic desire to experience life before it ends spirals out of control, leading to a physical and emotional collapse. Her grandmother’s wisdom points her toward acceptance, but first she must break through her walls before she can give the gift of ‘til-death-do-us-part.
 
Circles_600x900WINNER: Fall 2015 – Best Book in HISTORICAL FICTION.
 
eBook Available Exclusively at Amazon (FREE to KU Subscribers).
Print Books Available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN
With much of the world still undiscovered, a small band of people live a peaceful life, until the dream vision of a young boy, Feather Floating In Water, changes everything. Only nine winters old, Feather’s dreams turn his seemingly ordinary childhood into the journey of a lifetime. He must help his people face a terrifying destiny from which they cannot turn away. He must find a way to make his people listen.
 
Bright Sun Flower, the boy’s grandmother, guides his beginnings, teaching him about the Circle of Life, and how without it, no life can exist. But he needs a bigger push, and gets it from a grey wolf and a Great Elder. The boy’s journey leads him to discover that the Circle of Life involves all people, all living things, and not just the world he knows.
 
In the end, an ancient People guide the boy in his visions, toward an unexpected place hidden from outsiders.
 
This story is steeped in American Indian life, in their beliefs and humor, and in their love of family. It shows how we might benefit from the old ways today.
 
DreamWarriors_600x960WINNER: Fall 2015 – Best Book in YOUNG ADULT FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
Joseph Colafranceschi is a fifteen-year-old, self-described geek, living in the Bronx. The second youngest of twelve sons of the former U.S. ambassador to Italy, Joey discovers that a small Egyptian statuette, given to him by his father, endows him with power to control his dreams.
 
After his brothers throw him down a manhole, Joey is drawn into a hidden society of warriors who have been battling a reincarnated Egyptian Pharaoh for over 3,000 years. In the dream world, everyone is not what they appear to be, and it’s impossible to tell who to trust. As Joey slips deeper into a world of gladiator battles and clandestine missions within other people’s dreams, he catches the eye of a beautiful Egyptian princess.
 
The only thing that keeps him grounded in reality is his best friend Alex, but even she may not be who he thought she was.
 
ForgiveMeAlexV5WINNER: Summer 2014 – Best Book in THRILLER FICTION.
 
eBook Available Exclusively at Amazon (FREE to KU Subscribers).
Print Books Available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN
“Now mortality, as it did seventeen years ago, lingers above me like the hangman’s noose. Yet it looms more ominous than ever, as if it will drop down around my neck at any moment. After all, I know the true Mitchell Norton. And whom shall I fear if not the devil, the grim torturer who conquered my aspirations and left me without a recognizable world of my own?”
 
Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster’s release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, “the devil,” terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison.
 
Tony longs to charge across the street to destroy Norton–no remorse–as if stepping on a cockroach. Only sheer force of will prevents his doing so.
 
“The devil” walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed. After all, this is what Tony does. It’s who he is. The devil himself long ago made Tony into this hunter of monsters.
 
What a sweet twist of fate this is, that he may still, finally, administer justice. Or will FBI Special Agent Linda Monroe stop him? She owes him her life, so how can she possibly put an end to his?
 
GalerieV2WINNER: Fall 2015 – Best Book in GENERAL FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
Every family holds to secrets, but some are far darker, reach deeper, and touch a rawer nerve than others.
 
Vanesa Neuman is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, and her childhood in the cramped intimacy of south Tel Aviv is shadowed by her parents’ unspoken wartime experiences. The past for her was a closed book… until her father passes away and that book falls literally open. Vanesa must now unravel the mystery of the diary she has received—and the strange symbol within—at all costs.
 
Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation and the Jewish Museum of Prague—Adolf Eichmann’s “Museum of an Extinct Race”—Galerie is fast-paced historical fiction in the tradition of Tatiana De Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key. From Jerusalem’s Yad V’Shem Holocaust research center, to the backstreets of Prague, and into the former “paradise ghetto” of Theresienstadt, Vanesa’s journey of understanding will reveal a darker family past than she ever imagined—a secret kept alive for over half a century.
 
HannahsVoice_600x900WINNER: Summer 2014 – Best Book in GENERAL FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
When six-year-old Hannah’s brutal honesty is mistaken for lying, she stops speaking. Her family, her community, and eventually, the entire nation struggle to find meaning in her silence.
 
School officials suspect abuse. Church members are divided—either she has a message from God or is possessed by a demon. Social workers interrupt an exorcism to wrest Hannah away from her momma, who has a tenuous grip on sanity.
 
Hidden in protective foster care for twelve years, she loses all contact with her mother and remains mute by choice.
 
When Hannah leaves foster care at age eighteen to search for Momma, a national debate rages over her silence.
 
A religious movement awaits her prophecy and celebrates her return. An anarchist group, Voices for the Voiceless, cites Hannah as its inspiration. The nation comes unhinged, and the conflict spills into the streets when presidential candidates chime in with their opinions on Hannah—patriotic visionary or dangerous radical. A remnant still believes she is evil and seeks to dispatch her from this world.
 
One word would put an end to the chaos… if only Hannah can find her voice.
 
LarryTheLonelyV2WINNER: Fall 2015 – Best Book in CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS.
 
eBook Available Exclusively at Amazon (FREE to KU Subscribers).
Print Books Available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN
Larry lives on the beautiful island of Mauritius, but he is not happy. He’s never met another dodo bird—not in his entire life—and feels very lonely.
 
One day, he decides to stop moping around and embark on a journey across the island to find a friend like himself. Along the way, he meets several other animals who take an interest in his mission and offer to help.
 
Is Larry the very last dodo bird, or might he finally find a friend? There’s only one way to find out: join Larry in his tropical adventure.
 
Mike and the Dog Gone LabradoodleWINNER: Winter 2016 – Best Book in JUVENILE FICTION.
 
eBook Available Exclusively at Amazon (FREE to KU Subscribers).
Print Books Available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN
Mike Adams has always been a pretty average kid. He hates homework, love sports, and spends a lot of his day bugging his twin sister Maddie—because, after all, she deserves it.
 
But one day, everything changes. Nic Chang’s dog goes missing.
 
Mike, his sister and their two best friends join forces to search for the truth and, with it, the missing pet. Will Mike and Maddie find a way to put their differences aside and save the day? And just where did that dog-gone labradoodle go?
 
Put your thinking caps on and prepare to find the answers in the premier installment of The Pet Shop Society, a brand new mystery series for readers aged 7-11.
 
 
ShatterPointV2_600x900WINNER: Fall 2014 – Best Book in THRILLER FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
Some nightmares never end!
 
When her 19-year-old son Jack miraculously recovers from a serious head trauma, Maggie is sure her luck has changed. But when she’s abducted by a shadow from her past – a phantom with dangerous sapphire eyes – it’s up to Jack and his younger brother Tom to unravel the mystery and save their mom from a deadly psychological battle.
 
The brothers seek help from their colorful great aunt, who exposes them to a world of nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders. Together they must navigate a dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare.
 
Yet as they search for their mother, Jack changes—raked by skull splitting headaches and weird visions. How exactly did he recover from his coma, and how does this tie into the psychopath who’s abducted their mother?
 
Will Jack and Tom save Maggie before her abductor reaches his shatter point? Does Jack have enough time left?
 
TheChildrenOfDarkness_600x900WINNER: Summer 2015 – Best Book in SCIENCEFICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
“But what are we without dreams?”
 
A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic,” and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.
 
Childhood friends, Orah and Nathaniel, have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the rigid status quo. When their friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds young men and women eternally to the Light—they barely recognize the broken and brooding young man the boy has become. Then when Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel follows in a foolhardy attempt to save her.
 
In the prisons of Temple City, they discover a terrible secret that launches the three on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in jeopardy, for a truth from the past awaits that threatens the foundation of the Temple. If they reveal that truth, they might once again release the potential of their people.
 
Yet they would also incur the Temple’s wrath as it is written: “If there comes among you a prophet saying, ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the Light.”
 
TheDaughterOfTheSeaAndTheSky_600x900WINNER: Fall 2014 – Best Book in FANTASY FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light—two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean.
 
Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena’s plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions.
 
These two damaged souls are reunited when a tiny boat from the Blessed Lands crashes onto the rocks near Helena’s home after an impossible journey across the forbidden ocean. On board is a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl named Kailani, who calls herself “The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky.” A new and perilous purpose binds Jason and Helena together again, as they vow to protect the lost innocent from the wrath of the authorities, no matter the risk to their future and freedom.
 
But is the mysterious child simply a troubled little girl longing to return home? Or is she a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of a godless Republic, as the outlaw leader of an illegal religious sect would have them believe? Whatever the answer, it will change them all forever… and perhaps their world as well.
 
TheSilverSphere_600x900WINNER: Fall 2013 – Best Book in FANTASY FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father… when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy).
 
His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless….
 
Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?
 
The Stuff of StarsWINNER: Summer 2016 – Best Book in SCIENCE FICTION.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
“But what are we without dreams?”
 
Against all odds, Orah and Nathaniel have found the keep and revealed the truth about the darkness, initiating what they hoped would be a new age of enlightenment. But the people were more set in their ways than anticipated, and a faction of vicars whispered in their ears, urging a return to traditional ways.
 
Desperate to keep their movement alive, Orah and Nathaniel cross the ocean to seek the living descendants of the keepmasters’ kin. Those they find on the distant shore are both more and less advanced than expected.
 
The seekers become caught between the two sides, and face the challenge of bringing them together to make a better world. The prize: a chance to bring home miracles and a more promising future for their people. But if they fail this time, they risk not a stoning but losing themselves in the twilight of a never-ending dream.
 
WhispersOfTheDead_600x900WINNER: Fall 2015 – Best Book in PARANORMAL SUSPENSE.
 
EP_Sales_Button_Amazon EP_Sales_Button_BN EP_Sales_Button_iTunes EP_Sales_Button_Kobo EP_Sales_Button_Smashwords
Murder was never something Zoë Delante enjoyed, but solving the cases…. She does that rather well, and has the track record to prove it. Yet when she’s called in on a new case with the Baltimore PD as their go-to clairvoyant, she’s unprepared for the heinous nature of the crimes.
 
The hunt for the murderer unfolds, dropping Zoë right in the middle of a power struggle between a nightmare of a coven, and a serial killer leaving bodies in ceremonial circles in the rural parts of Baltimore’s city limits.
 
Will she discover the identity of the maniac behind the gruesome beheadings, or will she lose someone close to her first? A race against celestial bodies and the trail of earthbound body parts keeps our intrepid clairvoyant running right until the very end.
 

We hope you love all of the books above, and that you’ll tell your friends about the wonderful, award-winning books available from Evolved Publishing. THANK YOU!