Fun Summer Reads



Summer time is for fun, being outside, sports, and reading.

Reading, you say. Who wants to read during the summer?

A lot of people immerse themselves in books during the summer. Libraries host summer reading programs to get students interested in all sorts of things. Those programs can even be for adults and held in the evenings—what parent wouldn’t love one day a week in adult company when the kids are around all day?

With all the electronic media today, you can even read a book on your phone or tablet while you’re at the beach, a park, or just hanging with your friends. Free apps make this very easy, and many authors offer their books free or at a reduced price during the summer months, to allow their readers to get a great bargain.

My most recent release is a fun summer read for teenage boys. Okay, maybe for everyone, but the target audience is teen boys. There is conflict, of course, but there is also magic, Phoenixes, friendships, and getting into trouble. Sounds a lot like my own boys when they were teens.

Blurb:

The Evans family has always been the Protector of the Phoenix. The heavy mantle has passed from father to oldest son for hundreds of years—until an accident in the breederies changes everything.

Trank’s dreams are of Wizard Camp and teaching about his wonderful world to young wizards and witches around the world. He has plans, none of which include working at the family’s legacy. After an accident in two of the breederies, he finds himself with the heavy mantle of Protector shoved on his shoulders, a mere day after his fourteenth birthday.

Not only is he thrust into the drudgery of protecting the Phoenixes, he has to continually fight to prove that he can do the job when the father of his best friend attempts to wrest the position of Protector from the Evans family. Can Trank do what is needed and prevent a reoccurrence of the accident that took so many of his family? Will he succumb to the intense work and quit to escape what he views as something that is making him so unhappy?



Excerpt:

The Evans family has always been the Protector of the Phoenix. The heavy mantle has passed from father to oldest son for hundreds of years—until an accident in the breederies changes everything.

Trank’s dreams are of Wizard Camp and teaching about his wonderful world to young wizards and witches around the world. He has plans, none of which include working at the family’s legacy. After an accident in two of the breederies, he finds himself with the heavy mantle of Protector shoved on his shoulders, a mere day after his fourteenth birthday.

Not only is he thrust into the drudgery of protecting the Phoenixes, he has to continually fight to prove that he can do the job when the father of his best friend attempts to wrest the position of Protector from the Evans family. Can Trank do what is needed and prevent a reoccurrence of the accident that took so many of his family? Will he succumb to the intense work and quit to escape what he views as something that is making him so unhappy?










 

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