Friday, October 21, 2016

6th Grade Revengers: Cat Crimes and Wannabes by Steven Whibley

Jared and Marcus aren’t like other 11-year-olds…they’re also Revengers. They fix problems and they’re awesome at it-at least, they will be if they ever get a chance to show off their skills. What they need is exposure. Luckily, they have the perfect target in mind: Jared’s sister’s boyfriend. He’s a jerky, wannabe rock star, a relentless bully and he smells like old gym socks. Enough is enough. The tone deaf jerk’s days are numbered. There’s only one hitch: Marcus already offered their services elsewhere. A stray cat with serious aggression issues apparently has a whole neighborhood boarding up their windows. What the boys think will be an easy-money job quickly turns into a dangerous game of wits. The cat’s a monster. It takes all the ingenuity the boys can muster to deal with this beast. Two targets at once. It’s time to prove themselves as the awesome after-school problem-solvers they know they are. That is, if their plan doesn’t backfire. Because they’ll either be feared fixers or a couple kids who can’t even take out a kitten.


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Praise for the Book “…funny, exciting and full of adventure.” 10-year-old reviewer “…a delightful story, full of adventure and I would highly recommend it…” Amazon reviewer “Cleverly entwined plots and vivid settings are designed to hold readers to the end…” Goodreads Reviewer

One of my favorite TV shows was about a spy who couldn’t be a real spy anymore so he went around helping people with their problems. In a way, that was exactly what I’d done for Sky. She had a problem, and I fixed it. I wasn’t sure what that would be called, but there had to be thousands of people with problems—problems like evil bosses, jerk teachers or pain-inthe-butt sisters—who needed someone to help them deal. Someone like me. I grabbed a notebook and pencil and started brainstorming all the ways I’d make it work. Eventually my brainstorm became a brain typhoon, or whatever it is when your imagination gets out of control. Brain tornado maybe. The ideas came faster than I could write them down. There was no limit to what I could do. Bullies would disappear from playgrounds. Mean babysitters would never sit again. The possibilities seemed endless. Pretty soon it was after midnight and I had a notebook filled with ideas. “Jared Moter: Avenger of the Little Guy,” I said to myself as I crawled into bed. No, avenger wouldn’t work. That was already a comic book and a movie. Revenge-inator? That sounded like a robot from a sci-fi movie. It had to be cool. Had to be catchy. “Problem Assassin?” I shook my head. I wasn’t really killing stuff and besides, assassins were cool in movies and video games but not in real life. I lay there staring up at the ceiling for a long time. Just before I fell asleep, I found the right word. Revenger.

Author Steven Whibley Steven Whibley is a father, a husband, and the author of several middle grade and young adult novels. He has lived in Japan; volunteered in Thailand, Myanmar and Colombia; explored the ruins of Tikal, Angkor Wat, and Cappadocia; and swum with sharks in Belize. His novel, DISRUPTION, was a finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award, and GLIMPSE (an unrelated novel) was shortlisted for Foreword Review’s Book of the year award. He is represented by DGLM. Website * Blog * Facebook * Twitter

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Too Clever X: Megan Troublesome Pronouns
Eleven-year-old Megan Moffat was always with her dad. She had been reading with his help since she was five, and he helped her through most of the difficult words. She thought he was the smartest person in the whole entire world, then before her twelfth birthday, her dad passed away, with no warning. One minute he was alive and well, and the next he was gone. Megan is sad. She never got a chance to say goodbye, but more than that she misses her dad something terrible. Also, she now has to do her schoolwork without his help, and it’s proving to be very difficult. Just in the nick of time, she remembers something her dad had told her about creating a memory trigger, when she had difficulty remembering her schoolwork, especially those troublesome pronouns. Read Megan’s story to find out how she masters those troublesome pronouns and goes on to win an essay competition. And especially, how she learns to cope with the death of her beloved father.
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Promoting The LaCasse Family Box Set

If you are looking for a romance series that will leave you hot and bothered, then look no further than the LaCasse Family series. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful island of Martinique, this series takes you into their most private moment. Four full length novels for the price of one on pre-order sale. ENJOY!  

Meet the characters:


From bestselling author Ju Ephraime comes a Creole romance set on the beautiful French Caribbean island of Martinique that'll heat you up and have you running to the Caribbean for the off chance of meeting one of the LaCasse brothers or maybe their sister.

Restaurateur Wolfe LaCasse is trying to juggle his family restaurant while maintaining his love for swimming. When vacationer, Daphne Cohen invades his privacy by making his private beach her favorite hangout, Wolfe is HARD-pressed to resist her lure.

Foxx LaCasse is a successful businessman with a love for soccer, which he indulges in every chance he gets. As a member of the local league, he has his pick of women. They are forever throwing themselves at him, and then he meets beautiful Therèse, who is visiting the island from the UK and he has a life-changing experience… He falls in love… HARD! His dilemma is how to convince her to stay and accept his proposal of marriage. Will she? Did she?

Into this mix comes younger brother, Raymond, who has been away at university in Paris. He is now returning home to set up his own business, alongside his brothers. As luck would have it, or maybe the devil, who’s always in the mix, a chance encounter with Parisian, Gabrielle Descotte, a professional model has a powerful effect on him. Raymond has no hopes of ever seeing or meeting the beautiful model again, until fate lends a hand, and he finds something that belonging to her in his possession. He goes to great lengths find her to return the item… only, will he be able to let her walk away when he meets her again?

The series ends with sister, Franchesca LaCasse, who has been in Paris, like her brother Raymond, studying at university. Now Franchesca is working as an accomplished biochemist for a large international firm in Paris. Her life is good, although sadly lacking in the love department. She is happy with her job until she falls while running on her company’s track and is rescued by the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and she’s seen her share, starting with her brothers. Disoriented, she is shocked into awareness when she feels his hand on her face, as he says, “Look at you,” in a thick, gravelly accent that goes straight to her heart. Without thinking, she agrees to let him accompany her to the hospital, a decision that has her questioning her sanity, even while he draws her like a moth to flame. There is no resisting the pull, even knowing she might get scorched in the end.

These three brothers and the one sister are the youngest of the LaCasses. They are opinionated, alpha males and one female, whose brand of loving is like nothing you’ve encountered before. Sit back, grab a glass of wine and get ready to become HOT and BOTHERED!

The LaCasses Series:
State of Ecstasy
Loving Therèse
Complete Surrender
Rhapsody in Paris

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Release - Too Clever IX: Darell and Bobo

This is the ninth installment in the Too-Clever series.

 Here is the blurb:

Eleven-year-old Darell Ruben has been waiting forever for the momentous occasion of turning twelve. That’s when his body changes in preparation for turning thirteen. Then, he will have a hairy body like his dad, though not like his dog, Bobo, which is what he really wants. He can’t wait to see the surprises turning twelve will bring. Will his body really change, as his mom promises? Darell is excited and nervous at the same time. What will being twelve mean to him, especially when twelve soon turns into the terrible teens that his mom was always going on about.

Here's a Five Star Review from Readers' Favorite

Too Clever IX: Darell and Bobo is a contemporary fiction novella for children, grades 4-6, and preteens written and designed by Dr. Julia E. Antoine. Darell and Bobo had been a team ever since Darell's parents had gotten Bobo for him when he was six years old. He loved caring for Bobo and made sure his coat was groomed and shining. Darell would sometimes eat some of Bobo's food or biscuits when his mom wasn’t around. He wanted to have soft fur on his body, like Bobo and his dad had. When his mom noticed him eating a dog biscuit, and he told her his reasons for doing so, his mom said to wait until he was a bit older and then all sorts of changes would happen. She told him that being twelve was a big time for changes, and Darell couldn't wait. He had mentioned to her that he was thinking of becoming a vet when he grew up, and his mom said she'd arrange for him to volunteer after school at the vet's so he could get a feel for what it was like when he was twelve. All too soon, his twelfth birthday was coming up and he was also graduating from middle school.

Dr. Julia E. Antoine's contemporary fiction novella for children and preteens, Too Clever IX: Darell and Bobo, discusses growing up in a way that will help preteens who are too timid to find out from the adults in their lives. Puberty is a great mysterious divide, and, like Darell, most kids are wondering when their bodies will start to change and how. Antoine also addresses domestic abuse and the impact it can have on the victims' lives, in this case Jonas and Jonas' mom, who has no idea her boyfriend is physically abusive to her son when she's at work. The story shows how sometimes just telling a friend about a big, embarrassing problem can lead to the help that seems so far away. Darell and Bobo also teaches lessons in loyalty and friendship, and shows young readers how they can incorporate new friendships and interests into their lives as they grow up, without sacrificing old ones. Darell and Bobo is an entertaining and interesting tale, with marvelous illustrations, and it's highly recommended.
Buy Links:

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ENVISION Publishing


Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Release: Too-Clever VIII: Kacie's Chicken and Dumplings

I'm so excited to announce the release of the 8th book in the Too-Clever series, Kacie’ Chicken & Dumplings. Early reviews have been awesome - I'm told they love the chapter book format and readers love how the character grew and developed from when she was first introduced. Here's a bit about the book:

Back Blurb:

Ten, almost eleven, year old Kacie went on a no dinner strike when her parents refused to prepare her favorite meal, Chicken and Dumplings. She had tried tears, tantrums, being a goody two-shoes, but nothing worked. So now, she has resorted to this hunger strike.
After two days on the strike, she would have given up already had it not been for the time she spends on the telephone with her best friend, Holly. Holly gave her encouragement which kept her going. She didn’t know what she would have done without Holly. She shared everything with her. They were inseparable, that is until a new boy, Paul, moved into the neighborhood and began attending their school. Now Holly had no time for her, she was more interested in talking with Paul. Unfortunately, Paul was interested in talking with Kacie, what a dilemma. All Kacie wanted was to have chicken and dumplings for dinner and have her best friend back. Why do things have to be so difficult?
In this eighth installment in the Too-Clever series, young readers will once again relate to Kacie’s growing pains as she copes with everything, from learning to make do, to almost losing her best friend to secret crushes.

Read a Five Star Review:

Too Clever VIII: Kacie's Chicken and Dumplings is a contemporary fiction novella for preteens and children, grades 4-6, written and designed by Dr. Julia E. Antoine. Kacie had been promised chicken and dumplings on the night before her birthday, and she had been looking forward to that treat all day. She was what her parents called a picky eater, but it wasn't her fault that she didn't like the same things that her parents and older sister, Sandra, liked. When she got to the dinner table and found fish stew with root vegetables waiting for her, she had had enough. It was time for a food strike. She still had a bit of breakfast in the morning and as little as she could of the awful school lunch, but no dinner. After a few days, she was starting to feel weak and tired all the time, but still no chicken and dumplings. Her mom and big sister were not terribly sympathetic, but her dad was concerned enough to get her something she had wanted for an awfully long time -- a puppy. She was thrilled with little Callie and promised to take care of her properly, train her, and take her on walks, but she still wasn't ready to give up on the hunger strike until her dad told her that her mom was thinking about taking her to the doctor.

Dr. Julia E. Antoine's contemporary fiction novella for children and preteens, Too Clever VIII: Kacie's Chicken and Dumplings, captures the sometimes chaotic and confusing world preteens find themselves in. Kacie can't wait until she's 13, her big sister's age, and the first of the teen years. Things seem so much simpler for Sandra who has taken it upon herself to be Kacie's minder, tormentor, and arch-enemy. Worse yet, Sandra seems so poised and perfect, and it’s all so effortless. Kacie's world quickly changes when she gets Callie, who's her dream come true, but also a challenging new responsibility. Also, her best friend, Holly, seems more interested in the new kid, Paul, who seems to be smarter than Kacie -- something else she's not at all comfortable with. Kacie's Chicken and Dumplings is an entertaining and well-written story that kept my attention and interest throughout the tale. Antoine's illustrations are polished and professional and work so well to bring this story to life. The vocabulary used is age-appropriate with a few challenging words thrown in from time to time, and the story touches on a few important preteen issues, such as sibling relationships, first crushes, friendship, and academic competition. Too Clever VIII: Kacie's Chicken and Dumplings is highly recommended.

You can pick up a copy at:, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and ENVISION School Publishing.