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IT'S THE ULTIMATE CORPORATE TAKEOVER . . .

A long-held wish, a forbidden magic spell and a kidnapping propel 10-year-old James Bell and his family into an adventure beyond belief. At the moment of the lunar eclipse on the stroke of midnight the World is to be sold. Armed with only the power of his imagination and the contents of his money box, James must challenge the greed of the mighty Bogus Corporation, a sinister bank and the mysterious Gnomes of Zurich in a race against time to stop the sale and prevent the destruction of childhood.
[Fairy Story] "will make you wish you could go back to the magical time of childhood where anything is possible, as it surely is in this book." Masquerade Crew [4-Star] Review.

"An incredible story. Such an interesting world to dive into, with great twists and turns. A mesmerizing read for young and old." Amazon Reader [5-Star] Review.

"Clearly recognizable strands from many familiar stories deftly woven into a new presentation of sin, bravery, adventure, greed and fear. The modern world of Area 51, cell phones, jets and missiles is mixed with Cinderella almost seamlessly. Like all good stories, a basic morality carries the protagonists down their allotted path to an age-old predictable end (which all good stories do). An end for all with another chapter tantalizingly around the corner." Amazon Reader [5 Star] Review.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Futures [excerpt]



James was nowhere to be seen. Laura led everyone as far as Goblin Fair's main square, where they soon became caught up in a crowd of gnomes and goblins eagerly gathered around Catchpenny’s latest market enterprise—a gypsy fortune-teller with huge earrings and cunning eyes sitting beneath a sign which read ‘Futures’.
“Cross Madam Seersucker’s palm with silver,” Catchpenny was telling the crowd, “and she’ll predict the future value of crops, livestock, children . . . even money itself.”

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