ISBN: 978-1-940531-00-7

ISBN 10: 1940531004

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ON SALE DATE: 4/13/2014

FORMAT: PAPERBACK

TRIM SIZE: 5 X 8

NO. OF PAGES: 244

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SHARKS AND MINNOWS REVIEWS

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BOOK ONE OF THE JOLIE CHRONICES

“Don’t be naive, Becca. There are plenty of ways to get crucified in high school, with or without a stake through your heart.” Jolie could have strangled her mom for inviting Becca into their trailer. It was one of Jolie’s first rules: never invite anyone over and never, ever let them inside. It had been a hard lesson. When you’re young and alone and always the new kid you wants people to like you. You want to believe in things like friendship and trust, but people couldn’t be trusted--even people who said they were your friends.

 

Rebecca puffed her black lined lips into a pout. “I still don’t believe you.”

 

“Make up whatever fantasy you want Becca, but leave me out of it, okay?” As Jolie walked away, she noticed a girl from one of the preppie clusters break off and make a bee line for Rebecca, smiling like someone had paper clipped the sides of her mouth to her ears. Rebecca saw the shark approaching and froze.

 

Sharks and Minnows... It was a game Jolie had played at the local day camp the summer they’d lived in Oregon. The sharks ran around tagging the minnows who had to run back and forth across the field. Why? Because that was how the game was played. Once a minnow was tagged, it was frozen and had to help the sharks tag the other minnows who only moments ago had been their teammates.

 

They’d played the game a lot, but none of the camp counselors had ever questioned the morality of the underlying lesson. None of the players had ever refused to turn on their former friends and remained true to their kind. Once they were tagged by the bigger, faster sharks, minnows gleefully did their best to tag other minnows for their new masters and in high school it was every minnow for themselves.

 

A young adult coming of age story about a psychic teenage girl from a dysfunctional family struggling to understand her paranormal heritage amidst the peer pressure, bullying and betrayal of high school in Las Vegas. Her spiritual adventures bring her into contact with a coven of witches, a wanna be sorcerer and a past life romance that keeps trying to bleed into the present. Set around a solstice ceremony, the heroine is a strong, positive female that readers of the TWILIGHT or HARRY POTTER series, will enjoy getting to know.