Self-Published Saturday is my effort to help self-published/indie authors with the huge task of marketing their books. Self-Published/Indie authors have to do it all, from editing to cover design to marketing and more. If I can help even a little bit with the marketing, I’m glad to do it. If you would also like to help, please share this post with your followers. If you are interested in this book, I have buy links below. If you decide to read it, be sure and leave a review. Our first feature today is a wonderful young adult fantasy adventure, Amulet of Scion.
When Bailee Paxton is given a locket by her dying mother, it comes with four warnings. “Keep it secret,” “Keep it safe,” “Never take it off,” and “Never give it to anyone.” Bailee, however, decides to have it appraised in order to help raise money for her friend Asher. Then the professor she has taken it to is found in a trance, and his collection of ancient artifacts is missing. Is Bailee a suspect? And why does she feel that she’s being watched?
This clever tale set in South Africa will keep you spellbound. It is a captivating adventure that follows the secrets of a magical amulet and a town with a fascinating past. It is a fantastical but dangerous ride into the world of magic. The characters are so well crafted and the mystery is complex and deep-seated. The author also has a wonderful descriptive ability. Her depiction of the aftermath of a rainstorm is a beauty to behold…”The rain had stopped. Scores of tortoises sipped moisture from leaves, seagulls screeched, swarms of white butterflies fluttered across Martha’s herb garden, and children’s chatter drifted from the shore.” This is just one example of the way Grobler makes the beauty of South Africa come alive under her pen. Over and over, her vivid word pictures make us feel as if we are there. The history and mystery of the amulet will captivate the reader, and the story moves splendidly along, surrounded by magic and nature. Amulet of Scion takes you on a magical and perilous mystery adventure in a country glittering with beauty and natural riches. Fans of young adult/middle grade fantasy, mystery, and paranormal fiction will want to check this one out.
NOTE: If you’re American, as I am, and pause over some of the spelling and expressions, it is because British spelling and South African expressions are used.
Although I originally received a free copy, I also purchased a copy of this book because this is a talented author that I’d like to support.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.T. GROBLER lives with her husband and daughter. She shares her space with two formidable Staffordshire terriers. Her dog of choice, but honestly, anything four-legged that lets her hug it surely has a kind soul.
When she isn’t writing, she’s probably strolling with her furry friends through the local farmer’s vineyards or dawdling along the beach. She adores boat rides, watching an active slipway and the wind on her face.
She also has a pair of African Grey parrots who love to jabber about what she said yesterday.
Her first writing job came from a third-grade teacher – 100 lines of “I must not eat in class”.
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