Dream Caster by Najeev Raj Nadarajah

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Dream Caster by Najeev Raj Nadarajah

The Indie Book of the Day for 5th of June, 2013!

Genre: Teens, Spirituality

Life couldn’t possibly get any worse. Or could it? 

Haunted by memories of his massacred settlement, sixteen year old Weaver seeks cover in a hidden refuge among the remains of a ruined city once known as Toronto. In the midst of building a new life, Weaver discovers he can do something strange: cast dreams into reality. Convinced it’s just an anomaly, Weaver ignores it. That is until he learns of a mysterious man who harnesses the ability to animate nightmares into existence; the very man who ruined his world. The peaceful life Weaver hoped for begins to unravel as waves of chaos begin to break loose about him. In a race against time, Weaver must learn to cast aside his denial of being a dream caster to master the accursed ability that has befallen him, before his new home is destroyed and humanity’s pushed to the brink of extinction.

Life couldn’t possibly get any worse. Or perhaps, it could…

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  • File Size: 499 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991722906
  • Publisher: Najeev Raj Nadarajah (December 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A4FO160
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Whoa…

Who would’ve thought it? Someone (you) actually clicked on this link!

That sucks (for me).

It means that, for your sake, I now need to write an author bio or something remotely close to the usual repetitive rants authors tend to enjoy writing about themselves.

For the purpose of this post, I guess I’ve got no choice but to please those traditionalists who’re expecting just that. So here you go. The next three lines will consist of my thoughtless spiel.

Blah, blah. Always wanted to be a writer. Blah, blah, blah, I went to [insert name of university here] and got a degree in [insert title of useless graduate program here]. Then one day, I had a dream, [insert more sentimental phony baloney here]. So I woke up and wrote [insert name of novel here].

Phew! That was tough.

Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, allow me to make a few things clear. Authors aren’t all boring old farts who lock themselves up in a dark room and wallow away behind their monitors. Not always. At least, I hope not.

We are not all antisocial bibliophiles whose idea of a good time is a comfy chair along with a cup of frothy latte. Well, I’ll admit, I do enjoy a good read along with a cup of Tim Horton’s coffee.

Writers can also be interesting creatures, too. I’m serious… we can when we want to be.

On that note, I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, what one would call interesting. Nor am I also not as uninteresting as not-so-interesting tends to interest one in getting to want to know me tends to be. I’ll give you a moment to work that out (and when you do, let me know, ‘cuz I have no idea what the shenanigans I just wrote there).

What I’m trying to say is, I love hockey, and hockey loves me. I’d marry it, but sadly, I can’t. Or perhaps, I can. Like that guy from Tokyo who married a video game character or that other guy who married his cow. Now, if I had a steak in that marriage, I’d say even the slightest beef between the two would’ve immediately led to a butchery of the relationship. At least, the misteak of marrying one’s own cow would’ve been any easy bite to swallow. I’m horrible, I know, but I just can’t help throwing in a good pun when the opportunity presents itself.

Finally. A little about myself. I’m a family guy first, an athlete second, and a creative junkie second. I said second twice, didn’t I? Don’t argue with me, its 7:24am and I’m writing this for you, so just nod your head and go along with my nonsensical blabbering.

I love movies, especially ones that make me want to run out and begin reenacting scenes as if I was living within the movie itself (ie: LOTRs, The Hobbit, 007, and most fantasy flicks). Yes, I still prefer cartoons over adult shows, and thoroughly enjoy playing with my two cockatiels over gaming on my ps3 with random strangers. Aside from all of that, there’s only one other thing about me. I love good food. Lots of it. More than anything, I love overindulging at all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants till they bring me the bill without my requesting it and ultimately, forcing me to leave.

Anyways, my fellow minion, that’s a wrap. It’s been a pleasure ranting about myself to you. Feel free to head to my forum (found on the top menu) and rant about yourself (Discussions, Discussions -> Introduce Yourself). I enjoy meeting unusual strangers who have an appetite for openly stalking unknown authors like me, Najeev, that crazy brown guy who wrote this post. It was nice having this one-way conversation with you :D .

Cheers,

Najeev Raj Nadarajah

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The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter by Holy Ghost Writer

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The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter by Holy Ghost Writer

The Indie Book of the Day for 15th of April, 2013!

Genre: Science Fiction, Teens

“In a world where caffeine is distributed only by terrorists and 1000-SPF sunscreen isn’t strong enough, scientists long for a discovery that will restore Earth to a greener state. However, the International Government likes to think it has everything under control, especially since it issues twenty to thirty new laws each day to keep its constituents current.

“Six-year-old Zeddy, whose “IQ is off the charts,” soon finds himself racing to avoid capture when his physicist father, Zane, goes missing. His mother, Zadie, suspects that the International Military Police have taken Zane, but Nimueh, the ancient Lady of the Lake, believes that he’s in a parallel universe in a neighboring constellation. She also believes that young Zeddy, with a “brain that is exceptionally rare,” is the key to saving Earth.

“The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter is a charming tale told in the tradition of A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle. Like young Charles Wallace, who is misunderstood by his teachers and peers, Zeddy finds himself alone and forced to “hide as much as possible in front of others.” His only friend is a zutterfly made of dark matter, which proves to be a significant clue to finding his father. Other classic tales influence this story as well, such as The Man of La Mancha, The Count of Monte Cristo, and some King Arthur legends.

“The postapocalyptic setting is filled with fascinating social reforms, such as newly engaged couples being required to take parenting classes and the International Military Police kidnapping gifted children in order to force them into government service. The story’s technologies have plausible explanations, like the transporter device that was supposed to get Zeddy’s father to Zamira (a dark-matter planet) or the pretty crystal that contains dark energy.

“At times, Zeddy’s dialogue is overly mature for his age, but his adult-like speech patterns might be attributed to his high IQ. Still, the character’s adventures are appropriate for his tender years, like chatting with a dark-matter butterfly, believing in Nimueh’s magical gifts, or convincing a nervous professor to divulge information about Zane’s last experiment. These scenes are paced in short chapters, making them just the right length for young children with shorterattention spans. Although six-year-olds aren’t likely to have the reading abilities to  tackle this story, it would make excellent bedtime reading with a parent’s help. Even teens might be amused by all the high-tech explanations and the challenge of solving the author’s mystery.

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  • File Size: 265 KB
  • Print Length: 98 pages
  • Publisher: Illuminated Publications Limited (December 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARTESZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Who is The Holy Ghost Writer?

The identity of the author is part of an international contest, and the first person to correctly name the HG Writer from the clues found in the Count of Monte Cristo sequels will receive a reward of $2500. Visit the Holy Ghost Writer’s Amazon Author Page for Details and see if you can discover the real identity of the author being heralded as the new Stieg Larsson for That Girl Started Her Own Country, the successor of Alexander Dumas for The Sultan of Monte Cristo and the next Ray Bradbury for The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter.

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The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo

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The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo

The Indie Book of the Day for 12th of April, 2013!

Genre: Literary, Teens

Snow White was a pet name her mother had given her, but her mother’s dead now. Adelaide hates that name anyway. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without Last Rites and the dead are dumped in a large pit outside of the city walls. Adelaide’s father is determined to obtain a funeral for his wife, but that requires bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. When Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, he pushes Adelaide to her breaking point, but if she seeks justice against the cruel priest, she risks sacrificing everything: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.

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  • File Size: 343 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985167815
  • Publisher: Scarlet Primrose Press (May 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086PD3BO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Andrea Cefalo is founder and chief editor of Obelisk Review and author of The Fairytale Keeper series. She graduated with honors from Winthrop University in 2007 where she studied medieval art history, children’s literature, and education. She enjoys inspiring children of all ages to read and helps students cultivate a love of writing through her workshops. The Fairytale Keeper series (Scarlet Primrose Press) is a medieval novel of corruption, devotion, and the origins of Grimm’s fairy tales. The first book in the series, also titled The Fairytale Keeper, was released June 2012. The second novel will debut Summer 2013. She resides in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and their two border collies.

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