Escaping is only the first challenge she faces.
Fifteen-year-old Ayla Vaskell is the youngest daughter of the deceased king of Crio and no less determined to reclaim the kingdom from her evil uncle. He killed her parents, claimed the throne, and threw Ayla and her three sisters in a slave camp for children. With their powers bound, hope for a future is lost. Until Dain demands her attention and reveals that he and his friends were sent to aid the princesses in putting an end to the mad king’s reign.
After breaking out of the camp and fleeing to an inn outside the kingdom of ice fae and water dragons for shelter, Ayla is giving a journal that belonged to her father. The former king had left the girls clues to help along a journey they aren’t sure they are ready for. When she is also given the first relic–a frozen dragon’s tear–she’s drawn to it and knows what she must do.
With Dain, his friends, and her sisters at her side, Ayla is more focused than ever to complete her mission to set the realm back in balance. If she fails, the realm, and the four kingdoms within it, would be lost forever.
Touch of Ice is the first in a NEW YA romantic fantasy adventure series and a world of magic, dragons, fae, and other mythical creatures.
Discovered (The Shalean Moon Book 1)
By J. Lilley
When Rachel moved to Scotland she knew there would be changes. She hadn’t expected them to be quite so dramatic. Not only was there a new house, new school and new friends, there was also a secret to discover.
Brios Parde was a Patriarch in waiting. When the powerful leopard shifter senses a new Shalean he is amazed to discover it’s the new girl. All his senses tell him Rach will be important to him.
However the Rogues try to destroy the budding relationship. Will Rach decide to side with Brios or help stage an uprising?
Author Interview with J. Lilley
Hi everyone. This is J. Lilley here. Or to be precise Joanne. Also known as Jo, Mum, Grammy Jo and on occasion ‘oy you’. I ignore the last one. I write YA under my maiden name. My dad would have been tickled pink that I got published, and so pleased I used ‘Lilley’ as my pan name. He suffered agonies with Lilley as a surname. Plus my married name is ordinary, so hopefully this sticks in your mind a bit more. I’ve always liked making up stories. Ever since as a child of around 8 or 9, I twice won a national, Where does Chocolate come from, competition. The prize was chocolate. Well I was hooked. Write and get paid for it. In chocolate. What more could a girl ask for? I still treat myself to a big bar every time a book comes out. By the time I got to secondary school, my ideas about writing took a severe step back. I was forever being marked down for being ‘too flowery’ and not factual enough. So for a lot of years after, the only stories I made up were to entertain my children. (Rumple Rabbit or George the whatever bird, anyone?) As a child I wanted to be a ballet dancer or a milk lady. In my teens I toyed with the idea of going into the WRENS, except I went off the idea because in those days, they didn’t go to sea. I ended up being a civil servant, among other things. It wasn’t until I was almost old enough to get my bus pass I started to write properly, and oh boy was that a step learning curve. I had to accept that sometimes I’m a plotter and others a pantster. That my characters have minds of their own, and I better listen when they talk (or scream at me). That sometimes it is okay to delete 20k because it isn’t working. Now I listen to what they say. I might not always like it but I accept they are correct and go with the flow. For instance, I never thought Leira (who features in book 1, but is the heroine in book 2) would be as arsy as she is. Or that Rach’s dad was as he was. But I accepted it. Another thing that made me take a step back was how I decided not to read anything of even a remotely similar genre. I know some people do, but I am scared rigid that somehow I might accidentally plagiarise what I am reading. After all every story is a reinvention of something else. I don’t know if it would or could happen, but I’m taking no chances. So I guess that means I have no idea where The Shalean Moon series fits, or how. I just know it all came from my mind. I’ll read anything else I enjoy, except what I’m writing. Luckily I’ve got a fairly broad reading interest. Writing wise I have no set routine. I write anywhere and at any time. Long haul flights are great, as I can and do block everyone and everything out. I think it is great, but it sends the family demented. At home I daren’t say the number of ruined meals, because of that. As we cook in an Aga, which means you get no smells in the house of food cooking, there’s nothing to remind me. I’ve even not heard an alarm I’ve set. It’s just as well one of the Aga ovens is like a slow cooker. I can leave soup or something in there and not worry. Thankfully, I have a long-suffering and understanding husband. And on that note I better get the cake I’m making out of the oven… Happy Reading, Jo
Intergalactic Space Camp
With the advancements of space exploration, the creators of the Intergalactic Space Camp, have set out to cultivate some of the most brilliant young minds throughout the known galaxies. However, after several years of declining enrollees, the director, Dr. Lazarus Quin, has decided to change up the rules.
All those who want to attend are welcome.
Now, the Camp is thriving. Instead of rigorous academic learning, kids and teens are learning team building exercises, playing games and as a special bonus, experiencing their first solo team mission.
Their once-in-a-lifetime experiences, will stay with these space camp cadets forever.
Who is Doctor Lazrus Quin?
There is not much known about the good doctor. No one knows his age, either. What we do know is that he appears to be about forty-five-ish years old. He has two PhDs. One is in Astrophysics and the other is in Child Psychology. He is also a renowned linguist, knowing over seventy of Earth’s languages and another thirty intergalactic planetary languages.
At some point after the kids and teens have arrived, they will meet him. The first observation is his size, then his soft-spoken authority and his unusual colored eyes.
Most believe he is human, but no one will come out and ask.
Age: Looks to be 45
Hair: Black – Conservative
Distinct things kids can notice
- He never eats.
- He never drinks anything.
- Rumor has it, he’s a cyborg, but none of the adults will confirm it.
What can happen at camp
- Basic science classes
- Engineering classes
- Zero-G activities
- Romances/Budding romances are encouraged (But the types of relationships must be age appropriate)
- Team building exercises (authors choice)
- Getting to know different species – planetary governments
- How to pilot a space cruiser
- Their final mission (Up to the author what the teens will do together.)
Rules for Authors
- Setting must be on the Intergalactic Space Camp station, 50 million miles from Earth. Their mission can send them anywhere into space. The final mission must have a failure of some kind that the team must work together to repair.
- All teams should have 1 human, and the rest can be a mix of alien species or cyborgs/androids.
- Each team should also have 6 members.
- Word count is 7,000 and up.
- Heat level: 1-3
- All stories are romance and must have a HEA or HFN endings.
- Dr. Quin should at least be mentioned in each story. It could be at the introduction for camp. It could be running into him in the middle of the night. It doesn’t matter as long as one of your characters meets him and they “talk.”
- Characters can be any species. (human, shifter, alien)
- Couple pairs can be MF, MM, MMM, FFM, FF, MFM, FMMM(MMM..)-Reverse Harem, and any other combo you wish to create.
- NO ONE is to write Dr. Lazarus Quin’s story. He belongs to TL Reeve. *wg*
- Stories must be approved via proposal that includes the type of vacation your characters want, what you will be adding to the world, and character names. Send them to OMPSubmissions@gmail.com with the subject: Intergalactic Space Camp Proposal
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