Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, seek a respite in their home state. While Adam and Greg settle down with their Progressive Era brides, Natalie and Caitlin start romances with wartime aviators and Cody befriends a Japanese family in an internment camp. The time travelers regroup, bury some ghosts, and continue their search for their missing parents. Then old problems return, new ones emerge, and a peaceful hiatus becomes a race for survival. In INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, the sequel to RIVER RISING and THE MEMORY TREE, several young adults find love and adventure as they navigate the home front during the height of World War II.
Approximately 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday May 26th, 2030 an amateur fifteen-year-old stargazer peering into the night sky from the comfort of his Cincinnati suburban backyard discovered what appeared to be an untracked comet. He confirmed his findings with his science teacher who called it in to make it official. However, little did the crude astronomer realize, what he discovered was actually a space mountain bigger than Mount Everest, traveling nearly two hundred times the speed of sound—and headed straight for earth. Anyone within a thousand-mile radius of the impact zone would have absolutely no chance of surviving such an event, for they would be completely incinerated. The world would be thrown into a six-month darkness. The air would be toxic, and the soil would be poisonous for anything that tries to grow. In all—the earth would bleed out.
With the advancement of modern technology, countries possess nuclear warheads that would make Hiroshima look like a hand grenades. And with this type of power, the world would have somewhat of a chance at surviving without a single scar to show. However, there is a man hidden within the shadows of the government—a bedlamite, and he will do everything it takes to make certain that space behemoth strikes the very land he and 8.5 billion others call home, thus bringing his dream of a one-man world leader to reality. This illogical madman is not only backed by a handful of military scientists, but also by some of America’s most vicious military soldiers and CIA agents—all turned mercenaries. They are hidden safely within a newly constructed super world deep in the Colorado Mountains.
This man will see to it that all mentioning of this looming danger is cut off from every country in the world—including the United States of America. And to add to this act of lunacy, all who know about this potential species killer high above the earth, including the fifteen-year-old who discovered it, are silenced—killed to keep it a secret.
Isaiah Peace is the sole discoverer of a space juggernaut that will be responsible for wiping out greater than three-quarters of all earth’s species—sending the world as we know it back into a Stone Age. Those few who are cursed to survive within this dying world will realize that ordinary people are deadlier than the hammer of God that was sent to wipe them all out.
This is a story—of an extinction event.
I read a lot in December! It was nice to have a break from writing and just relax and read. My top book to end the year was...
So as some of you may know I've been writing a book all year (and a part of last year). I finally finished it this year! I finished it back in September and then I took the month of October off to relax. Now I finished editing it and again I've decided to take some time off to rest my brain. This time though I have decided to take time off from all writing, reviews included. So there won't be any reviews in December. I'll be back in January, starry-eyed and ready to work.
November was a good reading month for me. Also a great writing month, I managed to finish editing my novel but more on that later. So my favorite book of the month is...
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I’ve hated Oliver
Ever since preschool.
I’ve loved her since preschool,
When we played "Ring around the Rosie."
I’ll spend my life searching
For little bird, Piper Posie.
Oliver is a recovering addict,
And Piper’s with another man.
They both left one another
When life got out of hand.
Love is a beacon,
It leads them the way
But will Oliver relapse?
Will Piper come back to stay?
Together, they are toxic,
Apart, they are lost.
Their love is forever,
No matter the cost. Continue Reading
The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.
My favorite book of October was...
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