Saturday, March 17, 2018

Weekend Briefing by Jes Drew

Weekend Briefing

Welcome back, agents, and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we have with us Agents Villain Hunter, Williams, and Clark to discuss everything you need to know for being on the run.

Agent Clark: Seriously, I was just here.

Agent Villain Hunter: What can I say? They just can’t get enough of us. Or, well, me anyway.

Agent Williams (silently watching them in a mix of skepticism and amusement).

Me: All right, gentlemen. I’m going to ask you a few questions, and you’re going to draw on your experience from having been on the run before. First question: Whom should our agents expect to be on the run from?

Agent Villain Hunter: Powerful criminals. Crazy relatives. Cops. Fangirls. But mostly fangirls.

Agent Williams: Anyone who wields their power for evil.

Agent Clark (grunting): Everyone.

Me: So, basically, just be prepared, agents, and don’t completely trust anyone- excepting Mission Head, of course.

Agent Clark (grunting again).

Me (frowning at him): Next question: What kind of people should you keep close in the event of going on the run?

Agent Villain Hunter: A couple of cute chicks who need protecting. That always keeps things interesting.

Agent Williams (just shaking his head at him): Anyone who needs protecting from the same people you’re escaping. Especially the old and the young. Having a tech along for the ride is also very useful.

Agent Clark: Your family. So the bad guys can’t use them against you.

Me: Yes, yes. Now third question: What are some necessary ‘dos’ of being on the run?

Agent Clark: Oh, that’s easy. Do have a ready list of safe-houses to lay low at.

Agent Villain Hunter (grinning): Do have a few awesome car chases.

Agent Williams (shrugging in agreement): Do make sure you bring plenty of money with you so you aren’t tempted to use credit cards. Also, do make sure your cell phones are made untraceable-

Agent Clark: Yeah, that’s not possible. Just ditch the phones.

Agent Williams: Actually, I know someone-

Me: Ahem. Classified information. Anyway, onto the final question: What are some ‘don’ts’ of being on the run?

Agent Villain Hunter: Duh- don’t get caught.

Agent Clark: Don’t get re-framed.

Agent Williams (glancing away): Don’t do anything rash.

Agent Clark: Don’t trust the wrong people.

Agent Villain Hunter (nodding): That’s definitely another duh-

Agent Clark: Don’t fall in love-

Agent Villain Hunter (nodding before stopping): But that’s half the fun.

Agent Clark: And ninety-five percent of the danger.

Agent Williams (pursing his lips and saying nothing).

Me: Okay, it looks like we’re on the verge of divulging classified material here, so I’ll cut this conversation short. Thanks for coming.

Agent Clark (standing quickly): About time you let us out.

Exeunt Agent Clark.

Agent Villain Hunter: Just call me back anytime you can’t stand the withdrawal of being without me.

Exeunt Agent Hunter.

Agent Williams (glancing around): Well, this was an interesting character study. This agency does 
hire some interesting people…

Exeunt Agent Williams.

Thanks to the agents for taking time out of their book lives to visit us.

Agent Villain Hunter from The Time I Saved the Day:

High school sophomore, Charisa O’Dell, has enough to deal with between homework, karate, and an upcoming school dance. However, when she is accidentally endowed with superhuman powers, she adds one more thing to the list: crime fighting. Crime is a lot more complicated than her comics make it seem, and she finds herself relying on the mysterious Villain Hunter, who somehow shares several of her superhuman powers. Even so, the more she infiltrates the world of crime, the more she attracts the attention of the criminals. Will she survive her attempt to save the day?

Agent Clark from The Bachelor Missions:

The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger…

Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he’s drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a ‘holy’ heist to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian finds that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some. First there’s the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don’t make sense period. Then there are the mysterious powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting Kristian back into this world for their own nefarious agendas. It’s all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a  ticking clock.

When did espionage get so complicated?

And last but not least, Agent Williams from Fugitives:

Emily Rogers hoped her most dangerous days were behind her when she escaped from the Island. But soon she realizes that trying to figure out her relationship with Christopher Williams and dodging nosy reporters are the least of her worries. The evil they uncovered on the Island is hunting them down.

Once again torn away from their parents and normal life, Emily and her cousins along with Christopher and Oto and a handful of allies must flee through Europe. To be caught would mean certain death, but how long can one keep ahead of the powers that be?

Coming April 16 to all major online booksellers

Join us next week, agents, for a visit from Agent Delane concerning and how it affects this agency. Until then, try not to do anything that might get you brain-wiped. Ciao!

Review: Imagine The Ten Plagues by Matt Koceich

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The Second Release in an Epic Bible Adventure Series for Kids

The last thing fourth-grader Kai Wells remembers (before the world as she knew it disappeared) is being surrounded by bullies on her walk home from school. What happens next can't be explained as Kai finds herself on the run for her life in ancient Egypt! Imagine. . .The Ten Plagues is the second release in an exciting, brand-new epic adventure series for kids ages 8 to 12 written by schoolteacher Matt Koceich. The Imagine series brings the Bible to life for today's kids as they ponder what it would be like to live through a monumental biblical event. 

My Thoughts:

Imagine the Ten Plagues is the second installment in the Imagine series for middle school readers. This story focuses on Kai Wells a fourth-grader who is dealing with bullies when she suddenly finds herself in Ancient Egypt. Her adventure begins right before the first plague and she meets new allies and new enemies and gets glimpses of iconic characters. Kai gives kids a firsthand account of what it might be like to have lived during the ten plagues especially viewed through the eyes of a modern child.

These stories are interesting as they take kids back into Biblical times and even how that happens remains a mystery that continues in each story. This is a great series for kids.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Reviewed by Ron

Friday, March 16, 2018

Review: My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby's Prospects by Janice Thompson

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When Abby Effingham becomes stranded in the middle of the California gold rush, her money depletes quickly even while her prospects for marriage increase daily. But Abby is on a mission to find her mother—not romance. Will a ridiculous scandal keep her from traveling on, or will it wake up an aloof innkeeper to the treasure right under his roof?

Samuel Harris runs a moderately priced hotel where Abby and her family’s elderly butler find shelter. He is looking forward to when she—and her parade of suitors—move on, though he concedes to let her work in his restaurant. When the sassy socialite is in trouble, will Samuel come to her rescue or find himself alone?

My Thoughts:

In Abby’s Prospects, young and a bit naïve, but very  optimistic socialite Abbey Effingham is on her way with her very protective butler to entice her mother to come back home with them to her father in Philadelphia.  On their way to Oregon they get a bit sidetracked and end up in San Francisco, California in 1853 where the search for gold is still very strong.

Author Thompson has put quite a varied cast in her story. From Cookie, the Bible quoting cook who seems to me to do so much work to Neville the very proper, father-like butler with a dry sense of humor, and Les the richest prospector who is a woman. The rowdy town of San Francisco and its regular lawlessness play very prominently in this story and at times are both scary and hilarious.

The main love story is sweetly done, but there are few other couples who get in the romantic mood as well. What I really took from this story was how a young woman and man yearned for a time that was simpler and both would do anything that would keep their families intact.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: The Essence of Joy by Lynn U. Watson

About the Book

Book Title: The Essence of Joy
Author: Lynn U. Watson
Release Date: October 12, 2017
Genre: Women’s Devotional; Women’s Inspiration; Christmas/Advent Devotional
It’s Christmas in March!
The scents of Christmas invite our imaginations into the holiday season. What emotions flood your heart when the holiday aromas waft your way?
Did you know:
  • Many favorite holiday scents like cinnamon, citrus, and cinnamon are found in the Bible?
  • There is a rich heart connection attached to many of the plant essences found in Scripture?
  • Myrrh is such an important essence, we can follow its trail from Genesis to Revelation with many significant stops along the way?
  • Women of the Bible have personal encounters with God bringing aromas of His love and joy into their lives?
  • Palm branches are an important part of Biblical celebrations beginning in Genesis and ending in the ultimate beach party around the Crystal Sea? (Christmas at the beach, anyone?)
In The Essence of Joy you’ll meet women of the Bible and contemporary women like you and me who will encourage you to discover the refreshing essence of a life lived in the presence of Jesus. Let JOY fill your heart with the aromas of His nativity.
Watch the book trailer here!
Click here to get your copy!
My Thoughts:
This was a very unique devotional, actually it is centered on the Christmas season especially the scents of Christmas. I know that scents are powerful, enough that can cause people to have allergic reactions to bringing up a fond memory or even a taste. Christmas at my house always has a certain scent, in fact all the Christmas’s I remember have a certain scent, bringing to mind Christmas’s past and looking forward to Christmas present or future. This devotional takes aromas that we often associate with the holiday season and teaches us more about them in the following ways: a fictional story, where in scripture it is mentioned, a Biblical story about a woman’s experience with the deeper meaning, and fun facts about the aroma, and something for the reader to do.

This is a devotional that will be sitting on my coffee table especially during the holidays to be read again, browsed through, and to be kept as a lovely keepsake. On another note, I liked the handmade looking cover.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Lynn Watson combines many years’ experience in women’s ministry, love of essential oils, and her passion for God’s word to bring her readers freshly inspired encouragement for their walk with Jesus. Her devotional, The Essence of Courage, was recognized as a ‘must read’ by regional publishing industry leaders. Married since 1973, Lynn and Steve have filled their Bartlett, Tennessee home with handmade treasures and lots of love for family, especially their five beautiful (of course) grandchildren. Aromas of freshly baked bread often fill Lynn’s kitchen. Jasmine, her tuxedo kitty, enjoys sleeping in Lynn’s lap while she writes.

Guest Post from Lynn Watson

A walk down memory lane on a snowy day (today) transported my thoughts to a Christmas shop our children and I visited every year. Open only for the holiday season, rich aromas reached out and drew you into this wonderland. The owners filled the space with unique treasures. A few we chose years ago remain prized member of my Christmas favorites close to four decades later.
My debut encounter with essential oils came many years later. I loved their aromas (including many of those Christmas scents) and studied their aromatic influences and potential benefits. Bible verses jumped to life in new ways. God created all plants and inspired the Biblical authors to include many. The desire to share my discoveries burned in my heart, until God finally released me to publish The Essence of Courage in December 2016. Before I completed the devotional based on Solomon’s locked garden in Song of Solomon 4:12-15, God reminded me just how many aromas and tastes of the Christmas season are found in the pages of His word, too.
Cinnamon, cedarwood, mint, citrus, myrrh, frankincense, rose, and figs are found in the pages of Scripture. So, are palms. They may not appear Christmasy unless you favor a tropical holiday, but they are an integral part of celebration in the Bible. The Essence of Joy offers discoveries of connections of all this plant life to Jesus’ nativity.
Looking back a dozen years to my first not-quite-inspired imaginings of a devotional book with aromatic offerings, I’m grateful God chose different timing. He presented me an unusual format for the collection. — one of those things easier experienced than explained. Contemporary women’s very real stories (fictionalized and often combined to create anonymity), stories from very real women living on the pages of Scripture, and a focused look at the botanical and its aromas, flavors, and essences as found in the Bible, are topped off with icing on the cake: ‘Fun Facts” and ‘Your Turn’ to invite the reader to more than read – to participate.
In The Essence of Joy you’ll encounter Scriptures in ways you had not considered before. Your faith will be enriched and stretched as you relate to the ancient women of the Bible and those that may be your next door neighbor today. You’ll be encouraged to breathe in the aromas of Jesus’ nativity, sample goodies from The Coffee Cottage’s specials of the day, and tune in to musical selections welcoming you into a posture of worship. I’m praying you are filled with His joy!
NOTE: Cinnamah-Brosia, the owner of The Coffee Cottage in the fictional stories asks readers at the very beginning of the book to be sure to read the introductory material. It helps set the stage for the book’s character and personality. 

Blog Stops

Multifarious, March 3
Carpe Diem, March 4
Mary Hake, March 6
Bigreadersite, March 7
Reading is my Super Power, March 9 (Interview)
A Greater Yes, March 11
Pursuing Stacie, March 13
Simple Harvest Reads, March 15 (Guest post from Mindy)
margaret kazmierczak, March 15 (Interview)
Pause for Tales, March 16


To celebrate her tour, Lynn is giving away a grand prize of a “Choose Joy” hand made necklace, a “Cups of Joy” (adult coloring book) + set of 24 prismacolor colored pencils, a “Choose Joy Today” stamped silver-plated teaspoon,
flower Seeds, raspberry tea (it’s in the Cinnamah-Brosia story in the “Mint/Giving” section), a “Choose Joy” tote bag, and a signed copy of “The Essence of Joy”!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review and Author Q&A: The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel

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Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister Crystal played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun. But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn’t enough to propel Megan’s life forward. She’s still working as a library aide in her small Minnesota hometown and living with her parents, dreaming of the adventure she plans to take “once she’s well enough.” Meanwhile, her sister is a successful architect with a handsome husband and the perfect life—or so Megan thinks.

When her heart donor’s parents give Megan their teenage daughter’s journal—complete with an unfulfilled bucket list—Megan connects with the girl she meets between the pages and is inspired to venture out and check off each item. Caleb—a friend from her years in and out of the hospital—reenters her life and pushes her to find the courage to take the leap and begin her journey. She’s thrown for a loop when Crystal offers to join her for reasons of her own, but she welcomes the company and the opportunity to mend their tenuous relationship.

As Megan and Crystal check items off the bucket list, Megan fights the fears that have been instilled in her after a lifetime of illness. She must choose between safety and adventure and learn to embrace the heart she’s been given so that she can finally share it with the people she loves most.

My Thoughts:

The Heart Between Us was an endearing tale of twin sisters Crystal and Megan, one healthy and one not. Megan was diagnosed with a heart disease when only eight years old. She spent a good portion of her life very sick until she was able to receive a heart transplant. The twins now 32 years old, have drifted away from each other. Crystal is married and a busy, very busy architect in New York City. Megan still lives at home with her parents working at the library part time. Those things are what define them from the outside. From the inside, though, both of these women have a lot going on. I really liked how the author showed that sickness in family effects everyone, not just the seriously ill.

There is another person who is a piece of this puzzle, and that is a teenager by the name of Amanda who is Megan’s heart donor. We meet and get to know Amanda through her journal where she recorded her bucket list. Both sisters have been living with fear their whole lives. Megan decides to push through hers to fulfill Amanda’s dreams of traveling the world. Crystal who is under great stress from work and her marriage decides to take her husband’s advice and go with Megan. And what an adventure it was to vicariously see the world its magnificence and its dangers through the eyes of the sisters and their experiences.

I really enjoyed the travel part. The romance for both sisters is subtle but when it shows up it shows up in simplest forms and makes a great impact. I liked that through the story we got to know about Amanda and her struggles and dreams. How after a traumatized childhood she wanted to live again. How Amanda inspired Megan to follow her dreams as a writer and to grab life and live it to its fullest. Crystal, sometimes I just wanted to shake her and tell her to stop and slow down to see what she was missing. But I realized she had built walls as well to protect her heart.

This was quite an unexpected story by a new to me and very talented author. I look forward to more from her writing pen.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Lindsay Harrel is a lifelong book nerd with a B.A. in journalism and M.A. in English. She lives in Arizona with her young family and two golden retrievers in serious need of training. Lindsay has held a variety of jobs, including curriculum editor for two universities, medical and business writer, and copywriter for a digital marketing agency. Now she juggles stay-at-home mommyhood with working freelance jobs, teaching college English courses online, and—of course—writing novels.

When she actually has time to do other things, she loves to sing, read, and sip passion iced teas from Starbucks. She loves to watch God work in ordinary lives to create something extraordinary, and she writes to bring hope to those who may have lost it along the way. Connect with her at and any other place she hangs out online, including Facebook and Twitter.

Q&A with Lindsay

How long have you been writing?
I’m one of those I’ve-been-writing-since-I-was-a-kid people. I remember creating “books” by folding over a stack of papers and stapling them together, then writing and illustrating them (although the writing was much better than the very poor illustrating!). I took creative writing in high school but decided there was too much competition to consider writing books as a career. I decided to pursue journalism instead, which ended up being a great route, since you learn how to “write tight” in journalism school. I went on to receive my master’s as well, but during my program, something happened. I took a fiction class as an elective and remembered how much I loved creating stories. At the time, I also worked with several people who were writing fiction on the side. We talked about writing all the time, and it got me excited about trying my hand at it. So when I finished my degree in 2011, I began to seriously pursue publication.
What has your publication journey looked like?
Like almost every author, it’s been paved with rejection. I wrote my first book quickly in 2011—it’s now something I lovingly refer to as The Book That Must Not Be Named (Harry Potter reference, anyone?). Once I pitched that book at a conference and figured out it was not very good, I attended several retreats and other conferences and read a ton of books to strengthen my craft. I wrote another book and landed an agent, who asked me to rewrite the book because “the premise [was] flawed.” Double groan! But I did it, and I learned a lot in the process. Then, when nothing came of pitching that book, I wrote another book, and it was finally contracted by a small press (Ashberry Lane) in 2016. I wrote yet another book, and it began to look like I might never land the “big contract” I’d always dreamed about. I even took a break from writing for several months and prayed about whether to set aside my proverbial writing pen for a season, since I had a toddler and was pregnant with my second son. But God had other ideas. In late 2016, I was offered a two-book contract with Thomas Nelson (an imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing), my dream publisher. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with such a well-known publisher and to improve my craft with the help of the amazing team of editors there.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I look for inspiration everywhere, but the main spark for my books is often something I hear on the radio or read in the news. And while I don’t write people I know into my stories, characters sometimes will have personalities or quirks similar to people I’ve observed. I usually end up putting some of myself in every main character I write as well, though not intentionally! In addition, some of the themes I’ve dealt with in my novels have been things I’ve experienced personally. For example, in The Heart Between Us (2018), Crystal deals with a family member who has had a long-term illness. My mother fought cancer for many of my formative years, and that’s something that left a lasting impact on my life. It’s always interesting to delve into these types of topics within a story. I always learn something new about myself in the process.
Why do you write?
To become a millionaire! Kidding, kidding. I do know some authors who say they simply have to write or they’ll burst. That’s not really me. Telling stories is difficult. Being original takes energy, vulnerability, and lots of emotion. In other words, it takes a lot out of you. It’s far easier in some ways to NOT write. But I know it’s what I’m meant to do because it’s so challenging. Nothing else requires me to rely on God and to be part of something bigger than myself like when I write. I also love knowing that my stories touch others’ lives. To be able to offer encouragement and hope to people who have great need of it makes my job as a writer priceless.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh man, this is a tough question. Like many readers of Christian fiction, the first book I ever read in the genre was Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love. It’s a powerful book about God’s deep abiding love for his people and the forgiveness he offers each of us—even those we’d see as the “least deserving.” Other authors whose works constantly challenge me include Susan Meissner, Katie Ganshert, Susan May Warren, Rachel Hauck, and Melissa Tagg in the fiction realm, and Lysa TerKeurst, Ann Voskamp, and Shauna Niequist in the non-fiction realm.
What advice do you have for others who want to write? 
Keep writing. It sounds cliche, but it’s the truth. If one book keeps getting rejected, move on to a new project. It will bring a fresh perspective and an opportunity to strengthen your craft. Also, join a writing organization; if you’re writing Christian fiction, American Christian Fiction Writers is the best! My Book Therapy is also an amazing organization that helps writers learn the craft. I would not be published without what I learned from both of these groups. I’d also say to attend conferences and get online—and network! Get to know others in your industry and never stop learning. Finally, stay focused. Redefine success. The writing industry can be slow-going and it can be difficult to feel like you’re making traction. Keep your eye on the prize and remember that forward progress is exactly that—progress.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

"Fractured glass could steal no beauty from the forgotten place… it meant life had happened there.” —THE LOST CASTLE 

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A thirteenth century castle, Château de Doux Rêves, has been forgotten for generations, left to ruin in a storybook forest nestled deep in France’s picturesque Loire Valley...

Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved old woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret . . .

Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too—where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty—a forgotten castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale—Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before time silences them forever.

Bridging the past to present in three time-periods—the French Revolution, World War II, and present day—The Lost Castle is a story of loves won and lost, of battles waged in the hearts of men, and an enchanted castle that stood witness to it all, inspiring a legacy of faith through the generations.

My Review:

I adore castles. Every year I have a castle calendar and I have several books about castles, both occupied and abandoned. So I was very intrigued in author Cambron’s newest story, The Lost Castle. I was amazed at the detail and writing of this novel. We get not one, not two, but three storylines in three different time periods. I was equally drawn into all three and wondered how all three would tie in together.

The oldest timeline was set toward the beginning of the French Revolution. We meet Aveline a young noble woman on the eve of her betrothal at the beautiful castle owned by her intended and the horrors of the revolution meet her there.

The second timeline takes us to World War 2. The Resistance of France is waiting for news of the Allies arrival, and during this time young British agent Vi has escaped into occupied France and comes across part of the resistance at The Sleeping Beauty castle.

The third timeline takes place in our present time with Ellie Carver desperately trying to unfold the story her grandmother in her Alzheimer’s confused mind is trying to tell her. Ellie takes a daring trip to France, to the same area of the castle to learn of its hidden history.

I am unable to convey words that would sufficiently tell how beautiful this story was. With world matters that have drastically change each of these women’s lives, true love becomes hard won, heritage and family history becomes most dear. I am not ashamed to say that I shed a few tears reading this: missing my grandparents and all their stories, and my father and his. Author Cambron has some really heartfelt author notes that make this story more real.

If you have not yet read a Kristy Cambron book yet, you are in for a real treat picking this one up.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Weekend Briefing by Jes Drew

Weekend Briefing

Welcome back, agents! Today is a very special today, because today everyone with level two clearance get to be introduced to Mission Head’s upcoming release. It is also the day we find out who passed the Quiz with the best score!

First, the contest- congratulations to the winner! We need more geniuses like you in the ranks. Enjoy your prize. And everyone else who participated- keep training. We need more geniuses in the ranks, period.

Now, to the main event! Prepare for the grand unveiling of Castaways, Book Two.


Emily Rogers thought nothing could be worse than her family moving across the ocean. When the unthinkable happens and the ship goes down, she learns just how wrong she is. Now she’s stranded on a deserted island with her two young cousins and Christopher Williams, the boy who refused to leave until all the women and children were safe.

But the island hides many secrets and holds many dangers. And as they fight to survive and hold onto hope, one unsettling question rises above the others. Is the island really deserted?

Warning to level one agents, the following contains spoilers.


Emily Rogers hoped her most dangerous days were behind her when she escaped from the Island. But soon she realizes that trying to figure out her relationship with Christopher Williams and dodging nosy reporters are the least of her worries. The evil they uncovered on the Island is hunting them down.

Once again torn away from their parents and normal life, Emily and her cousins along with Christopher and Oto and a handful of allies must flee through Europe. To be caught would mean certain death, but how long can one keep ahead of the powers that be?

Coming April 16 to all major online booksellers

Join us next time, agents, for a visit from Agents Villain Hunter, Williams, and Clark to share what to expect in the event of going on the run. Until then, try not to do anything that might get you  brain-wiped. Ciao!