SPOTLIGHT: RARITY FROM THE HOLLOW BY ROBERT EGGLETON

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Book blurb

Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in The Hollow isn’t great. But Lacy has one advantage — she’s been befriended by a semi-organic, semi-robot who works with her to cure her parents. He wants something in exchange, though. It’s up to her to save the Universe.

To prepare Lacy for her coming task, she is being schooled daily via direct downloads into her brain. Some of these courses tell her how to apply magic to resolve everyday problems much more pressing to her than a universe in big trouble, like those at home and at school. She doesn’t mind saving the universe, but her own family and friends come first.

Will Lacy Dawn’s predisposition, education, and magic be enough for her to save the Universe, Earth, and, most importantly, protect her own family?

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire. It is a children’s story for adults, not for the prudish, faint of heart, or easily offended.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Robert Eggleton has served as a children’s advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. He is best known for his investigative reports about children’s programs, most of which were published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from 1982 through 1997, and which also included publication of models of serving disadvantaged and homeless children in the community instead of in large institutions, research into foster care drift involving children bouncing from one home to the next — never finding a permanent loving family, and statistical reports on the occurrence and correlates of child abuse and delinquency. Today, he is a recently retired children’s psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome physical and sexual abuse, and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel and its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines: Wingspan Quarterly, Beyond Centauri, and Atomjack Science Fiction. Author proceeds have been donated to a child abuse prevention program operated by Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.

Robert continues to write fiction with new adventures based on a protagonist that is a composite character of children that he met when delivering group therapy services. The overall theme of his stories remains victimization to empowerment.

Links:

http://www.childhswv.org/

http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-eggleton/rarity-from-the-hollow/paperback/product-22910478.

http://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Robert-Eggleton-ebook/dp/B017REIA44.

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EXTRAORDINARY (ROUGH PASSAGE, BOOK ONE) BY AUTHOR K.M. HERKES

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A trip to the traveling carnival with two toddlers and a mobility-challenged parent isn’t most people’s definition of fun, but it’s closer than Valerie Wade usually gets. A few hours kicking sawdust and revisiting favorite childhood memories, that’s all she asks.

It’s her annual treat, a visit back in time to the carefree years before she learned that her blood carries a potential death sentence, before life beat her down and broke her spirit. It’s the one place where she can forget about secrets, debts and obligations for a few hours and remember what hope feels like.

Everything changes that night, under the bright lights and the striped awnings. The monsters and freaks aren’t in the sideshow tents. They’re walking the aisles, and before the carnival is done, Valerie will be taking her place among them.

About The Author:

I love stories that dance in the open spaces between genres, so those are what I write. Professional development has included classroom teaching, animal training, aquaculture, horticulture, retail operations, and customer service. Personal development is ongoing. Cats, baking, and flowers are involved.

My books play in the literary traffic, dodging between science and fantasy, present and future, to reach a sweet spot where characters come alive. Damaged souls, triumphs of the spirit, divided loyalties, and dialogue loaded with witty humor are recurring themes. I know I’ve hit my storytelling target when reviews start with, “This isn’t my usual read, but I took a chance,” and end with “And now I’ve read the whole series. I loved it and told all my friends to try it too.”

That happens a lot.

Other Titles By Author K.M. Herkes:

Flight Plan, Powerhouse, Controlled Descent, Joining in the Round and Turning the Work.

Links:

Official website: http://storysculpting.blogspot.com
http://www.amazon.com/K.M.-Herkes/e/B00GRLYEL2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Twitter under @dawnrigger
Facebook: facebook.com/dawnriggersden
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