Max and the Isle of Sanctus by John Peragine
(Secrets of the Twilight Djinn, #2)
Publication date: September 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Middle-Grade
In this second book of Secrets of the Twilight Djinn, Max Daybreaker faces new adventures like never before. Max battles a kraken, rides a fire-breathing dragon and must defeat the evil djinn whose powers are growing every day. The stakes are high for Max as he tries to protect his friends from angry sea gods and a vengeful sultan while also saving his mom from a terrible curse! With magic up in the air and foes on all sides, Max must reach the Isle of Sanctus before time runs out.
John Peragine is an author of over fourteen books. The Secrets of the Twilight Djinn series was written as a bedtime story for his son Max to cope with medical issues he was facing as a little boy. John is a full-time ghostwriter who lives with his son, wife, and a menagerie of animals on his vineyard overlooking the Mississippi River.
There was a soft knock on the door, and I wondered who the fuck was there to bother me now. “Come in,” Reed invited quietly. The door opened, revealing Brock, their adopted son who was now twelve, standing nervously in the hallway. He glanced at me before stepping into the room, closing the door behind him. He wrung his hands and rocked back and forth on his feet, not looking at either of us, which had me worried. He was the sweetest kid in the world, and I didn’t want him to be afraid of me. Clearly, my scraggly beard reminded him of someone who had done him harm a few years earlier while he was in foster care, and I hated myself for the fear I saw on his innocent face. “What’s going on, Bud?” Reed asked as he sunk to his knees and took Brock’s hands, stilling him in the process. I watched as a sweet smile came over Brock’s face, even though he didn’t look Reed in the eye. “Poppa said Mr. Gabby is here to take Uncle Lawry home,” Brock stated as his eyes looked at the ceiling, not focusing on me and my vagrant appearance. I was guessing it was for the best because I knew I looked like shit. I cleared my throat. “Brock, will you tell Mr. Gabby I’ll be down in a little bit. I need to take a shower and pack. Thank you.” I spoke quietly to my new nephew, who startled at loud noises or shouting, but not when Cosmo barked, which was a surprise. Brock then stepped in front of me and leaned in, allowing me to hug him for the first time. He ducked his head away to avoid the fucking beard I should have lost long ago. He pulled back from me and snapped his fingers, which was something I’d taught him to do, or so I was told when I sobered up on occasion. He glanced at me with a smile before he left the room. I didn’t remember teaching him to do anything because I was drunk most of the time, and my brother, Hank, was too pissed at my behavior to even speak to me. Apparently, shipping me off with that big fucker he’d served with in the Rangers was his idea of how to handle me. I supposed I could do worse. Gabby was a decent guy. Maybe he’d wring my fucking neck and put me out of my misery.
Title: Shaw Author: Apryl Baker Genre: Sports Romance Publication Date: July 23rd, 2021 Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Cora Stevens was on the verge of having it all before her life changed forever. She was betrayed by the one person she loved most in the world, and everything came crashing down around her, leaving her lost and vulnerable. When life dealt her another painful blow, she ran from Boston and its dark memories.
She wanted to start over, to forget her past and forge a new life. Only the past has a way of coming back to haunt you, and she ran headfirst into him when he came into her ER.
Now everything’s changed.
Four years ago, Shaw Chandler hurt the one person who meant more to him than anyone. Now he has the chance to set that hurt right and get back his best friend and the one woman he’s never been able to forget. The woman he loves with everything in him.
He’s determined to win her back and earn her forgiveness.
But there are some things Shaw doesn’t know, and it’s possible Cora’s secrets will tear them even further apart.
Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.