Gearing Up for Cyber Monday – These Books Now Available for Pre-Order

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4 New Books Coming Soon from Evolved Publishing

 
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK – For Kids 3-8 Years Old
 
Sully_Cover1.inddSully P. Snooferpoot’s Amazing New Shadow by Aaron Shaw Ph.D. (Author and Illustrator) and John Cardinal (Co-Illustrator)
 
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Sully P. Snooferpoot has finally saved up enough money to buy a new shadow, which he is certain will make him an elementary school star. However, as he soon discovers, he is not the only one with a brand new shadow.
 
In fact, everyone else is so excited about their own new crazy shadows that no one even notices his. Sully grows increasingly upset with each new shadow he sees.
 
Then his best friend arrives and helps him to understand there is something he possesses that is much better than a new shadow.
 
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY THRILLER – For Readers 13 and Older
 
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Brink of Dawn (Chosen – Book 2) by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
 
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They walk among us as if they are gods.
Only the Chosen know what they are.
Only the Chosen know to fear them.
And only the Chosen can defeat them.
 
Juliet Wildfire Stone and her best friend, Troy Buckhorn, barely escaped their sleepy Arizona town alive. Now they’re speeding to New York City to find the three other Chosen. The Chosen must band together to face an ancient foe that threatens all humanity.
 
Yet Juliet doesn’t know whom to trust, and strange things are happening in the City.
 
The Chosen will be tested, their resolve questioned, and their flaws exposed. Each must decide whether he or she will fulfill their destiny—or run. To defeat the enemy, they must stop battling among themselves and overcome their own struggles.
 
Only one can lead them. Will Juliet embrace her powers in time?
 
DYSTOPIAN SCIENCE FICTION – For Readers 13 and Older
 
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The Stuff of Stars (The Seekers – Book 2) by David Litwack
 
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“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.
 
PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE THRILLER – For Readers 17 and Older
 
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Kill or Be Killed: Under Cover (Book 1) by Linda Kay Silva
 
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Billie MacAvoy is part Dexter, part Tony Soprano, part Kerry Matheson… but all CIA operative, a member of the seldom discussed Clandestine Ops that few know of, and even fewer believe exists.

Billie’s job is to take out the garbage even the regular CIA won’t touch, like rogue heads of state, or other “wandering assets.” She’s one of this country’s greatest and scariest weapons—a highly skilled assassin… and a sociopath.

When one of her assets goes missing, Billie sets out on a path even darker than Clan Ops, one full of unexpected twists and turns. In between Russian agents, Middle Eastern hitmen, and fellow CIA operatives gone bad, Billie must learn how to balance the life she leads in the light of day with the all-consuming darkness she experiences as an agent—and a killer.

It isn’t enough to maintain a cover. In the world of clan ops, there is just one rule: Kill or Be Killed.

Evolved Publishing Releases 3 New Books on October 26, 2015

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3 New Books Evolved Publishing –
1 for Kids Aged 7-11, 2 for Adults

 
For our October book launch event, we’re following up with the second book in the new fun mystery series for lower grade readers (1st grade to 5th grade, depending on reading level), The Pet Shop Society, from long-etsbalished writer of kids’ books, Emlyn Chand. Emlyn has been writing the Bird Brain Books series of children’s picture books for a couple of years, and is now branching out into lower grade chapter books. Her Bird Brain Books stories revolved around birds, often featuring many of their animal friends. Well, Emlyn continues to offer fun stories for the kids that involve animals, and we’re thrilled to bring you the second book in The Pet Shop Society.
 
We’re also offering the first book (sort of) from a great new voice from Israel (and the U.S.), Steven Greenberg, with the release of Galerie. Steven had previously published a book called Enfold Me, a post-Israel thriller, but he has pulled it in order to revise it and re-publish it with us (coming March 2016). Thus, Galerie becomes something like his first book… again. 🙂
 
Third, we’re releasing the first book from author Ellen Joyce with Shadow Side, a paranormal thriller. This one contains more adult themes and is sure to appeal to fans of paranormal suspense.
 
And now, a little more about all 3 books. Just click on the covers or titles to go to the book pages, where you’ll find all the information on these books, as well as links to the books at your favorite online retailers. Enjoy!
 

LOWER GRADE CHAPTER BOOKS FOR KIDS 6-11 YEARS OLD

Maddie and the Purrfect Crime by Emlyn Chand
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Maddie Adams isn’t your typical middle schooler. She’d much rather read about Amelia Earhart or Madame Curie than yet another fairytale princess finding her happily-ever-after with a dreamy prince. Yuck! She knows she’ll change the world one day, just like her real-life heroes, so why not let that day be today?
 
When a series of unexplained phenomenon start to take place around her home, Maddie turns to The Pet Shop Society for help. While her twin brother Mike is certain they’re dealing with a ghost, Maddie is equally certain that there’s a plausible—perhaps even scientific—explanation for the rash of missing objects, flickering lights, and other household mischief.
 
With the boys too chicken to jump on the case, it looks like the girls will be handling this one. Join Maddie, Bree, and Nic for a sleepover gone very, very wrong, as they attempt to unravel the mystery of the Purrfect Crime.
 
 

HISTORICAL THRILLER

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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.
 

PARANORMAL THRILLER

Shadow Side by Ellen Joyce
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This suspenseful thriller is perfect for paranormal fans 16 and older.
 
Bryar Bowden is a reformed hillbilly hell-raiser, tamed down to a mundane husband for a soulless wife.
 
Chloe James is a functional sex addict, running from a lover who challenged her compulsive need for control.
 
Partnered as state investigators for a corrupt governor, they cover up an incestuous love triangle that hides a metaphysical jail break. When it changes everything they know about being human, their only hope to survive is to trigger each other’s shadow side.
 
 
 
 

AND SO….

We hope you’ll enjoy these wonderful new books, and that you’ll spread the joy and power of reading to your friends and family by sharing this good news. And as always, we thank you so much for your support.

Evolved Publishing Releases 5 New Books on September 28, 2015

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5 New Books for Young Readers from Evolved Publishing

 
We love all literature that gives us great stories, compelling characters, and a fun, entertaining escape from the grind. Yet we have a special place in our hearts for books for kids. Reading is just so important to our kids–to their mental development, the psychological well-being, and their future for which we hold so much hope. Thus, it is with great pleasure that we announce the release of these 5 new books.

Just click on the covers or titles to go to the book pages, where you’ll find all the information on these books, as well as links to the books at your favorite online retailers.

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS FOR KIDS 3-8 YEARS OLD

Emlyn and the Gremlin and the Seaside Mishap by Steff F. Kneff (Illustrations by Luke Spooner)
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“Gremlin, oh no! What to do?” Emlyn yelled.
“Those waves are tremendous, and look at that swell!
Moose, we must help her. I know she can’t swim.
What a fine mess little Gremlin is in!”

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Emlyn invites Gremlin for a trip to the ocean, but mishaps abound on the seaside.

And Gremlin seems to have landed in deeper trouble than usual on this trip.

Join Emlyn, Gremlin and Moose for an unforgettable family vacation.

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The Emlyn and the Gremlin series is a collection of beautifully illustrated, kid-centered books, each containing a fun rhyme scheme and humor for both kids and adults. These gorgeous books introduce the concept of a two-mum family in a natural and subtle way—the perfect books to add diversity to any home, library or store!

Maddie’s Monsters by Jonathan Gould (Illustrations by Daiki Sasaki)
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Strange things are happening in Maddie’s house. Objects keep disappearing, and Maddie’s family can’t imagine where they’ve gone. Only Maddie knows that her monsters have taken them. Can she get her family to believe her? And can she get her monsters to give everything back?

Jonathan Gould tells a warm and funny story about respect and responsibility, with sparkling illustrations from Daiki Sasaki that bring the colourful world of a child to life.
 
 
 
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: It may be a day or two before the retail links appear. Thanks for your patience.
 
 
 

LOWER GRADE CHAPTER BOOKS FOR KIDS 6-11 YEARS OLD

Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle by Emlyn Chand
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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.
 
 
 
 
The Shaman’s Salvation by J.W. Zulauf (Illustrations by Luke Spooner)
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Not all fairytales take place in rolling hills or along sparkling beaches. Some happen right below our very feet like the corpses they are….

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The very existence of Balderdash is hanging by a thread. The kingdom is under attack by vicious creatures called Mana Beasts, and someone is after the shaman.

Will Balderdash fall because of the shaman’s past actions? Will she lose it all, or will she sacrifice herself to save her people?

Join us in this coffin tale to find out the fate of Balderdash.
 
 
 

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY THRILLER FOR READERS 13 AND OLDER

Second Chances – A “Chosen” Short Story by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
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Precious and rare, second chances must be earned, but has Ayden done enough to win his?

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One night changes everything.
One chance meeting forces a young man to make a choice.
Will he do what’s right?
Or what’s easy?

Ayden is forced to remember old secrets he’d rather not reveal when his daughter returns home with questions about his shadowy past and dangerous legacy. Will she understand when he tells her about the night mysterious strangers came to his sleepy Arizona town looking for a local medicine man?

As his tale unfolds, Ayden pieces together the mystery that connected a recent murder, the strangers, and the medicine man’s bizarre behavior.

Will he allow old demons to rule him, or will he get a second chance?

AND SO….

We hope you’ll take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to spread the joy and power of reading to the younger set in your life. And as always, we thank you so much for your support.

The Shaman’s Salvation – Now Available for Pre-Order

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
The Shaman’s Salvation
Book 3 of The Balderdash Saga

 
 
We are excited to announce the upcoming release of The Shaman’s Salvation by J.W. Zulauf, the third book in the slightly dark, but always fun and entertaining (not to mention award-winning), lower grade fairytale adventure series The Balderdash Saga. It is now available for pre-order in advance of its official release, so reserve your copy today.

This series is ideal for kids 6-11 years old (though even a few adults have quietly admitted how much they’ve enjoyed reading them to their kids… or for themselves, but… shhhhhhhh). This book, like the others in the series, features fun illustrations by Luke Spooner — in color in the eBook, in black and white in the paperback.

This third book marks the end of the trilogy… maybe. (The author is open to future installments, so be sure to tell him how much you love these books.) In The Shaman’s Salvation, a beloved character from the first two books — the shaman, of course — takes center stage, and we learn more about her personal story. For more about this book, including retail links where you can purchase the book online, please click HERE.
 
 
TheUndergroundPrincess_600x960 ThePrincesPlight_600x960And of course, if you haven’t already plunged into the kingdom of Balderdash, be sure to snag each of the first two books in the series: The Underground Princess and The Prince’s Plight.
 
RolandThePirateKnight_600x960 Hurlock the Warrior KingAND… we also have two wonderful short stories set in the world of Balderdash, each focusing on one of the popular characters from the series: Roland the Pirate Knight and Hurlock the Warrior King.

We know your kids are going to love them, and we also know the importance of reading for your child’s development. Kids who read succeed! So please enjoy this entire series with your kids or grandkids.

It’s Launch Week at Evolved Publishing – 3 New Books for July 2014

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3 New Books for Your Enjoyment!

Yep, it’s one of our favorite times again, when we get to bring to you some exciting new books. This week we have 3 new offerings for you, from 3 different authors, across 3 different genres.
 
 
3D-EmlynAndTheGremlinAvailable Monday, July 21st. Find purchase links HERE.
Emlyn and the Gremlin [Children’s Picture Book]
by Steff F. Kneff (Author) and Luke Spooner (Illustrator)

“Mummy, that Gremlin snuck through in the night!
She tiptoed inside when we turned out the light!
She opened my jewel box and tried on my hat.
How can you trust such a Gremlin as that?”

Emlyn is sure a Gremlin sneaks into the house at night. In the morning, she finds her room a mess, with gadgets and glitter strewn everywhere. Moose, her Great Dane, should be guarding the house, but he’s so afraid he hides in his fort!

Emlyn’s mums insist Gremlins aren’t real, but one day, Emlyn overhears the truth… and then she meets Gremlin for herself.

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The Emlyn and the Gremlin series is a collection of beautifully illustrated, kid-centered books, each containing a fun rhyme scheme and humor for both kids and adults. These gorgeous books introduce the concept of a two-mum family in a natural and subtle way—the perfect books to add diversity to any home, library or store!
 
 
3D-DreamWarriorsAvailable Monday, July 21st. Find purchase links HERE.
Dream Warriors (A Joey Cola Novel) [Young Adult Fantasy]
by D. Robert Pease, Award-Winning Author of the Noah Zarc Series and Shadow Swarm

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.
 
 
3D-StonesAvailable Wednesday, July 23rd. Find purchase links HERE.
Stones [American Indian Historical Fiction]
by Ruby Standing Deer

Be sure to start with Books 1 & 2 of Shining Light’s adventures, Circles and Spirals, and to discover this remarkable culture and way of life.

In Book 3 of the saga of Shining Light’s people, the reader is swept into the changing world of ancient Native America. The peace that Shining Light and his family have enjoyed in the Land of the Tall Trees is shattered by his young daughter. Dove’s dream of mustangs, and of a young American Indian boy named Singing Stone, and his family known as the Mustang People, will not let her rest.

The coming of the wild mustangs blessed Singing Stone’s people with a better way of life, and now these beautiful creatures are being slaughtered. Spurred on by the discovery of the yellow stone, the Hairy-Faces join with the Likes to Fight People to drive out other bands. What better way to weaken the Mustang People than to capture or kill the mustangs? Singing Stone and his family fight to protect them, but what can three do against many?

Far away in the Land of Tall Trees, Dove still dreams of the mustang boy. Certain that her destiny is to be with him, young Dove begs her father to take her to him, back out onto the dangerous grasslands. Will they arrive in time to save Singing Stone and his people?

When an attack by the Likes to Fight People leaves all of their possessions destroyed, Singing Stone and his family join the Blue Sky People, and together they become the Blue Sky Mustang People. With winter and danger looming ever closer, the mustangs and their protectors must keep moving, even though it is the season to stay in one place. Can they stop the Likes to Fight People and the Hairy-Faces from killing the mustangs?

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And so we have new books for the little ones in your life, for the teens and young adults, and for the adults. We hope you find plenty here to enjoy, and as always, we thank you!