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THE GIRL WHO CRIED WOLF by BELLA JAMES

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A wonderful read. Bella James has created a very realistic protagonist in Anna – she’s a complicated and yet sympathetic character. She faces huge challenges and has a few personal issues to deal with. Great use of dialogue to create tension and depth of character. The novel contains a few surprises and goes in directions you might not expect – and that’s a good thing. The themes are handled sensitively and overall the novel is uplifting. ‘The Girl Who Cried Wolf’ examines what it means to be alive, and as one character says: “The road is more difficult for some, but that does not make it less extraordinary or beautiful or worthwhile’.

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FALCO is now out

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“Ancient powers are stirring”.

Luke discovers a new identity and realises that only he can stop humanity from destroying our beautiful planet. But what can one teenager do? Is one person able to change the attitudes of billions of people? How will he influence governments and corporations to change their ways? If only he had the ancient magic of Nature at his fingertips. And Gaia is finally awakening…

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New cover for MYOPIA

MYOPIA is my YA novel exploring the effects of bullying and how a victim responds with creative non-violence.

It is dedicated to anyone who’s been on the wrong side of bullying. Being a victim is never your fault. The problem is with the bully NOT you. Stand strong and always believe in your individuality.

One reviewer wrote: “Myopia is a poignant, beautiful and heart-wrenching story that resonates with truth, hope and above all, the immeasurable power of human compassion . Thoroughly recommended.

Here is the new cover:

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The shadow and background represent the sinister nature of bullying, but the clenched fist also suggests a triumphant gesture of victory over adversity.

The old cover presented an abstract section of an eye, to fit in with the title and theme of short-sightedness. Its pixilated nature shows the blur of myopic vision.

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Now the new cover gives a stronger indication of the drama, angst and struggle confronteded by Jerry and other characters in the novel.

As well as a new cover, the text has been edited and revised into a fresh edition.  If you know any teens or young adults looking for a great read then click on one of these links.

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Amazon UK

Amazon US

 

WHAT THE REVIEWERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PICA

“One of the most charming fantasy novels I’ve read in years. An engrossing and original story, beautifully told. Wonderful!”

Michael Moorcock

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“It’s one of those ‘one of a kind, never read that before’ books … it’s a great read that will change your perceptions of the world and make you think twice about what humanity really is.”

Confessions of a Book Lover

“Pica is beautiful, complex, forceful and always gripping. Jeff Gardiner is undoubtedly one of the greatest storytellers.”

Paulo Brito, Porto VIII

“I loved this book, it’s just so unique and eye opening. The story never gets dull. As the magic and fantasy aspect gets deeper and bigger, so does reality. It was an incredible read.”

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PICA is here

‘Pica’ is now published and available in paperback and e-book.

Discover ancient magical secrets of the natural world.

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Available from:

Publisher’s Link: https://www.accentpress.co.uk/pica

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/pica/jeff-gardiner/9781783759286

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pica-jeff-gardiner/1123361258

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1783759283

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Pica-Gaia-Trilogy-Jeff-Gardiner/dp/1783759283/

Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pica-Gaia-Trilogy-Jeff-Gardiner/dp/1783759283/

 

MYOPIA by Jeff Gardiner

myopia3“Oi! You four-eyed freak!”

Jerry is bullied for wearing glasses. When he realises his short-sightedness is not a disability, but a different way of perceiving and understanding the world around him, he begins to see things from a new, unique perspective.

He even starts to believe he might have super-powers, but soon learns a great deal about himself and about the boy who is making his life such a misery.

As he becomes alienated from his girlfriend and best mate, both victims of racism, Jerry realises he needs to think hard and put his plan into action.

Has Jerry discovered a new way of dealing with prejudice?

Myopia is a novel about bullying, friendship and learning the hard way.

 

“An intelligent, skillful and well-written treatment of a serious subject”

(L.H. Healy of The Little Reader Libarary – Amazon top 500 reviewer and Vine Voice.)

 

Myopia is a poignant, beautiful and heart-wrenching story that resonates with truth, hope and above all, the immeasurable power of human compassion. Thoroughly recommended.”                                                      (T. J. Reids)

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MYOPIA by Jeff Gardiner is available from

www.amazon.co.uk

Or http://www.smashwords.com as a paperback and e-book

               ISBN – 978-1-908910-53-0

              www.jeffgardiner.com

  Crooked Cat Books

Jeff Gardiner’s Blog:  https://jeffgardiner.wordpress.com/

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