Modern Surprises

modern-surprises-desktop-blurbModern Surprises was no ordinary company: the science division had secretly developed a portal that would take them anywhere. The plan was to use the portal to help those in need. However, a billionaire industrialist found out about the portal, and would lie, cheat, and steal to get it. But the Modern Surprises team was not about to let him have it.

 

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Wondry Dragon Finds a Home

wondry-front-cover Do you like dragons? Follow the adventures of Wondry Dragon as she finds a new home with her new human friend, Rhea. Rhea and her mom and dad have never had a dragon in the house before, and they all learn what Wondry can and cannot do. Rhea and Wondry play together, help out their neighbors…and try to stay out of trouble. Rhea can never tell what Wondry will do next…Wondry is always surprising her with what dragons can do. Wondry will surprise you, too!

A children’s chapter book story for ages 6-8 (grades 1-3).

From the Midwest Book Review:

Children’s Bookwatch: February 2016
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane Donovan, Editor
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Wondry Dragon Finds a Home
Joan Marie Verba
FTL Publications
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City Skylines Coloring Book

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These 25 designs are generic cityscapes for both children and adults who want easy drawings to color. Most of the drawings are simple, though some are more complex. Feel free to color entire sections or individual buildings. You can even create a mural or write on the side of a building. There are dotted lines at the side of each page. There is only one drawing per piece of paper, so if you wish to cut them out and save them, use the dotted line as a guide. Whether you need a coloring book for an adult or a child, this is one to consider!

Paperback available here. If you prefer to print your own pages, purchase and download the PDF version from Smashwords.

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Christmas Coloring Book

Cover, Print Version

Cover, Print Version

This coloring book is for both kids and grownups who want easy drawings to color. Most of the 26 drawings are simple, and you can add your own designs in the blank areas if you wish. There is only one drawing on each piece of paper (the back side of the page is blank). The dotted lines on each page show where you can cut out the page from the book if you want to display the finished piece, or color the drawing outside of the book. Whether you need a coloring book for an adult or a child, this is one to consider!

The red cover is the print version. The blue cover is the downloadable PDF version, available on Smashwords, if you wish to print your own pages.

Cover, PDF version

Cover, PDF version


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Sword of Queens

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Sword of Queens by Joan Marie Verba

FINALIST, MIDWEST BOOK AWARDS, EPIC AWARDS

The kingdom of Somerlie has been in the grip of the evil overlord Tashtalon for over 500 years. No one has ever seen Tashtalon, but he puts the kingdom to sleep every night, and during the night, people disappear, never to be seen again. Gill has spent her life thinking these things could not possibly by changed, until strange events point her to the only thing that can defeat Tashtalon…a magical weapon called the Sword of Queens. To prevent its use, Tashtalon made a law saying that any woman wielding a sword will be put to death…and he enforces that law savagely. Can Gill summon the courage to find the sword and use it before Tashtalon kills her?


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Footnote to Murder

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Footnote to Murder cover

Footnote to Murder
by L. A. Taylor

Marge Brock is a divorced mother of three teenagers trying to make a living in Boston as a researcher. When an author hires her to research unsolved murders, she is grateful for the assignment. However, as she gathers information about a series of unsolved murders in Great Britain and in Boston, she begins to wonder whether one of the members of the circle of friends that she had in Great Britain, and now has in Boston, might be the killer. Her suspicions only increase as she begins to notice that she is being followed, and her apartment is broken into and ransacked. Can she find out who the killer is before she becomes a victim herself?

Footnote to Murder available in paperback

Footnote to Murder available on Kindle


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Revenge, Denied

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Revenge, Denied – a fantasy short story by Joan Marie Verba
an ebook Bestseller, and also available in paperback

A story of magic and triumph over hardship, with a shocking ending. At 6300 words, this story is a perfect short read.

Marlys, excited about being accepted as an apprentice sorceress, is astonished to find that the other apprentices bully her mercilessly. No matter how hard she tries, no matter what she does, she isn’t good enough. Worse, no one seems interested in teaching her sorcery. Can she become a sorceress despite this, and, if given the chance for revenge, will she take it?

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Bradamant’s Quest

Bradamant’s Quest
by Ruth Berman

First Place, Midwest Book Awards
It sounded like such a straightforward quest when Oberon proposed it — just gather up the magical talismans the fairies had given her family and give them back, now that King Charlemagne’s war with Spain was over. But when Bradamant took on the quest, she didn’t know that her brother would think it was trafficking with devils. Her cousins the magicians didn’t want to give up their carefully indexed books of magic (much less the hippogriff — a useful steed and a loyal companion). Her sister-in-law was willing to give up the spear of Galafrone, but not until she’d finished using it...

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Cat’s Paw

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Cat's Paw cover

CAT’S PAW by L. A. Taylor is a National Indie Excellence
Awards Finalist. When her husband disappears while on a secret mission for the Governor, Miranda Glivven goes to search for him. Could his disappearance have been caused by forbidden magic?



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Game of Royals (The Fathergod Experiment)

Game-of-Royals-coverGAME OF ROYALS (THE FATHERGOD EXPERIMENT)
by L. A. Taylor. Kinland is full of secrets. High Court politics holds the key to a secret at the heart of a world. Jen Makeready is dead…. Now Lilz is caught up in the web of intrigue that may unravel a few secrets about her own past…and those of Kinland itself!



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