Thursday, March 31, 2011

Check it Out: Jeff Thomason & Monica Leonelle

Hi everyone! This is my next to last post in this series. I'll have one more author to spotlight & then I'll announce the winner of the giveaway on Saturday!

There's no better way to describe Jeff than through his own words: (Click on the above image to visit his website!)

Jeff is the author of the Wandering Koala tales and the creator of the Cully Koala comic strip. Jeff's dream has always been to be a rock star. Unfortunately, he can't sing, he can't dance, and he doesn't look good in tight leather pants. So he decided to pursue his second dream and become a writer and artist. When he isn't working on his own creations, he also provides graphic design, web development, and illustrations for companies all over the country.

Jeff wrote this book for people of all ages, especially those who loved books along the lines of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, & Tom Swift when they were younger, yet are looking for something a little more oriented towards older readers.

He loves how many of the older books used to include illustrations & wants to bring illustrations back for the more mature reading set. After all, pictures aren't only for kids! (As a fan of light novels I can vouch that illustrations can work in a non-child oriented book.)

He’s done it! Brent Jakes has discovered the Unified Field Theory, the Holy Grail of Physics! It will provide unlimited energy, new medical breakthroughs, and other advances only dreamed of before. There’s just one on catch: it’ll cost three men their careers, and they've vowed to prevent it at all costs. Science is not immune to the corruption of greed and politics. Only the intervention of a silent wanderer can stop them.... The Scientific Method is a young adult science fiction novel with over a dozen gorgeous illustrations. It is available in paperback and all eBook formats from all popular online bookstores. (Click on the book image for a sneak peek!)

You can purchase not only this book but several of the other books written by Jeff, including a graphic novel adaptation of the series! This is available not only through amazon but also through smashwords & Jeff's own storefront!

Next up is Monica Leonelle, author of two great series: Seven Halos & Socialpunk. Like me (as well as a good deal of us) Monica was & still remains a great fan of YA! She lives in Chicago with her husband & an adorable Westie, with one of her life goals being to sell a billion books in her lifetime.

15-year old Brie van Rossum wants to know what caused her mother's death, but she's trapped in Honolulu under the watchful eye of her rock star father James, her overprotective older brother Pilot, and the relentless paparazzi who would love to capture her breaking down on film.

A clue about her mother's death finally comes in the form of four teenage girls--or at least, that's what Brie thought they were when she met them on the first day of high school. The girls are not normal teenagers, but Hallows--descendants of archangels and humans--with supernatural powers that allow them to manipulate matter and cross miles of beach in seconds. Brie learns that she is a Hallow too, just like her late mother.

But Brie's family has enemies--specifically the New Order, a group that killed most of Brie s family before the last survivors went into hiding one hundred years ago. Brie's new friends don t think the New Order killed Brie s mother, but that begs the question--who did?

Now, Brie faces a choice--she can follow the clues her mother has left behind, and risk exposing her family to a death sentence from the New Order; or she can stay in Honolulu and keep her family safe, but forsake the Hallows to the New Order's firm fist.

The Seven Halos series consists of seven books about seven humans who are descendants of archangels and archdemons. Each of them must uncover the chilling (and sometimes sinister) mysteries of their lineage in order to save two races of superbeings from an all out war that no one can win. It is a story of love, death, heartbreak, betrayal, and the one thing that matters most--allegiance.

You can find this intriguing new book on amazon (available in paperback, hardback, & kindle editions) as well as on smashwords!


Make sure to check out our contest where you can win an ebook copy of one of Jim Bernheimer's works! (Click here for details.)

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