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Evolved Publishing Author/Illustrator Team Win Another Prestigious Award

Author Chantal Fournier and illustrator Nicolas Lajeunesse win the Mom’s Choice Gold Medal in the Children’s Picture Books category.

Silent Words is stunning story in both words and pictures, and the good folks at the Mom’s Choice Awards recently honored it with their Gold Medal:

Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Label – Children’s Picture Books
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While this book is an absolute must for all parents with young readers, it’s particularly poignant for parents and their children who are dealing with a recent, difficult loss. The story in words will move young readers and inform them at the same time. Tragic losses are horrible, of course, but we survive and move on. Zelda shows the way in Silent Words. The story in pictures will stun and delight young readers. Here are just a few of the remarkable illustrations that fill this book:

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This extraordinary book is available at the following retailers: Amazon US, Barnes and Nobleicon, Diesel, Kobo, Smashwords, Sony, Amazon CA, Amazon UK

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Zelda loves to talk. She always asks a million questions, and her head is full of words like apple, bunny, cartwheel and dwizzledoodle. But when a sudden storm turns Zelda’s world upside down, all her words go silent. Zelda must embark on a quest across mountains, forests and oceans to find her parents—and her voice.

This moving tale about loss and hope will tug at your heartstrings. Author Chantal Fournier’s poetic storytelling style and illustrator Nicolas Lajeunesse’s evocative artwork combine to create a poignant story in which a child discovers comfort in the power of words.

NOTE ON THE HARDCOVER VERSION OF THIS BOOK:
The hardcover (case laminate) version of this book has been produced in high-end premium color & finish, giving it a distinctive quality.

Congratulations to the entire project team for Silent Words:
Chantal Fournier (Author) and Nicolas Lajeunesse (Illustrator)
Eric Pinder (Editor)
John Cardinal (Artistic Coordinator)

7 New Books from Evolved Publishing on December 2, 2013

2 books for the adults, and 5 books for the young at heart.

As is our custom, we’re offering here great entertainment for readers of all ages. Just click on the covers below, or the corresponding titles, to navigate to the product page, where you’ll find a tab with all the retail links.

Sugar_And_Salt_300dpi_200x300Sugar & Salt by Pavarti K. Tyler
[Erotica / Erotic Romance]

This is the first of the erotic romance series of Sugar House Novellas.

After over a decade working in the sex industry, Janice Cane retains no illusions about the nature of relationships. Everyone lies and everyone wants something. Still, a part of her longs for a connection.

Speed-dating becomes her addiction, a place to find a man for the night when she needs a quick fix, and her last hope that true love may still be waiting around the next corner. When a mysterious man entices both her intellect and her lust, she becomes entangled in an affair more complicated than she’d expected.

Enter the world of The Sugar House. Here you’ll meet the illustrious Madam Janice Cane and her brood of men and women who will fulfill your every fantasy. But can they find a way to fulfill their own?

The_Lone_Wolf_300dpi_200x298The Lone Wolf by E.D. Martin
[Literary / Women’s Fiction]

When her husband David’s infidelities are revealed, shattering the perfect life Kasey Sanford thought they’d created together, it’s a wake-up call that she’s lost herself along the way. She demands that David move with her to a new town, to a fresh start for their life together.

Kasey loves the freedom of reinventing herself, including her new friendship with police officer and soldier Andrew Adams. Andrew is handsome and charming, and his interest in Kasey awakens feelings she’d rather have for her husband, who pushes her further away with each of his alcohol-fueled outbursts. Intent on preserving her marriage for the sake of her young daughter, and with no one else to confide in, Kasey turns to Andrew for support.

But Andrew’s own life is falling apart as he’s put on standby for another deployment, triggering painful memories he’d rather ignore. He’ll do anything to forget the soldiers who didn’t return home with him, his stillborn son, and all those he’s disappointed, including God.

As their relationship grows, Kasey must decide if she will repair her marriage and remain with the man she’s always loved, or if she will give up everything she holds dear to save the soul of a man she barely knows, a man who fights her at every step, a man desperate to regain his faith in God, in humanity, and in himself.

The_Cistern_Mission_300dpi_200x300The Cistern Mission by Michael Dadich
[Young Adult / Sci-Fi & Fantasy]

Short Story: Available as an eBook Only (AND IT’S **FREE** AT MOST RETAILERS).

Captain Rostand knows the importance of his undercover mission. The families of Azimuth’s proud officers have just been slaughtered as a statement by the evil dictator Hideux. But how did Hideux know where Azimuth’s forces were hidden? How could his Nightlander army be one step ahead of the powerful Azimuth Alliance at every turn?

The hard truths he discovers on his quest for justice may mark the incendiary beginning of the war of all wars. Will Azimuth survive the great onslaught?

This short story is a prequel to the multiple award-winning novel The Silver Sphere. See what all the buzz is about.

NZ_Declaration_300dpi_200x300Noah Zarc: Declaration by D. Robert Pease
[Middle Grade / Sci-Fi]

This third book in the Noah Zarc science fiction series is ideal for kids as young as 9 and as old as 14, depending on reading level and parental involvement.

As battles rage across the solar system, Noah must work to join together a rag-tag bunch of miners, farmers, and scientists who would rather just live in peace. With only a time-traveling ship full of animals and a general from the history books, the Zarc family has to stand against the full might of the Poligarchy. Will the truth about what really happened a thousand years in the past be enough to stop total war, or will Noah and his friends need to find another way to bring down a dictator?

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure, and love such books as Percy Jackson, The Softwire, Artemis Fowl, or The Search for Wondla, then the Noah Zarc series needs to be your next thrill ride.

NZ_Omnibus_300dpi_200x288Noah Zarc: Omnibus by D. Robert Pease
[Middle Grade / Sci-Fi]

This Special Omnibus Edition of the Noah Zarc science fiction series features not only all 3 books of the series, but also includes 22 black & white illustrations by the author. It’s ideal for kids as young as 9 and as old as 14, depending on reading level and parental involvement.

In a future where Earth has been wiped clean of all life, and humanity has moved on to other worlds, twelve-year-old Noah Zarc and his family have embarked on a quest, in a time-traveling spaceship called the ARC, to retrieve two of every animal and repopulate a dead world.

The 3 Individual Books:
Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble
Noah Zarc: Cataclysm
Noah Zarc: Declaration

Silent_Words_300dpi_200x286Silent Words by Chantal Fournier (Author) & Nicolas Lajeunesse (Illustrator)
[Children’s Picture Book]

This hybrid picture/chapter book is ideal for kids as young as 3 and as old as 8, depending on reading level and parental involvement.

Zelda loves to talk. She always asks a million questions, and her head is full of words like apple, bunny, cartwheel and dwizzledoodle. But when a sudden storm turns Zelda’s world upside down, all her words go silent. Zelda must embark on a quest across mountains, forests and oceans to find her parents—and her voice.

This moving tale about loss and hope will tug at your heartstrings. Author Chantal Fournier’s poetic storytelling style and illustrator Nicolas Lajeunesse’s evocative artwork combine to create a poignant story in which a child discovers comfort in the power of words.
 
 
Larry_the_Lonely_300dpi_200x286Larry the Lonely (A Bird Brain Book) by Emlyn Chand (Author) & Noelle Giffin (Illustrator)
[Children’s Picture Book]

This hybrid picture/chapter book is ideal for kids as young as 3 and as old as 9, depending on reading level and parental involvement.

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 in this edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children.

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These new books are sure to bring you or your loved ones many hours of reading pleasure. Please enjoy!