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Hidden Mystique

Becca Alexander and Kassie Madison are two cousins who are as different as night and day. The college roommates thought their seemingly endless bickering was the worst of their problems. They were wrong.  After a series of events, the cousins soon find themselves caught in a web that leads them racing across the country in search of answers.  Their only aid is a mysterious benefactor who holds a rather pricy debt over the girls’ heads.  Little do they know nothing is as it seems.  Even themselves.  Hidden Mystique is available exclusively Hidden Mystique Coverat JukepopSerials.com.

 

Less Than A Day Away!

We are counting down to Ancient City Convention 2014! It’s a three day long multi-genre fandom convention at the Hyatt Regency Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida the 18th-20th. We will be there to sell our books, including our new releases, and will even have a special guest with us! So be sure to stop by and say you saw our post on our site/Facebook/Twitter and we’ll give you a discount!

For more information please be sure to visit ACC’s site. Looking Forward to seeing you and all our friends there!

 

Introducing LJ’s Fourth Book of her Crystal Garden Saga Series…

Drown_Voice - Front Cover Only - Ver 2Drowned Voice is the fourth story in this epic quest. It tells the story of Mirielle Riva, a young girl who grew up in the foster care system migrating from one home to another with no family to call her own. Growing lonely, Mirielle learned to take what happiness she could by indulging in the things she enjoyed such as singing and dancing. So when she was given a shot to be on the high school varsity swim team she set off for swim camp with enthusiasm and hope. Her sixteenth birthday arrives with little fanfare in the fact that the only gift receives is  a lost voice. Not the great start for the day she was hoping. Things get worse when she surfaces in the pool only to discover she is no longer in the world she’d woken in that morning. Instead she finds herself trapped in a cursed kingdom being ravaged by the sea. Lost in a world where some happy endings aren’t written, but are forged in adversity, Mirielle must seek out answers if she has any hope of returning to the world she’d left behind. The waters will rise as Mirielle seeks to find her crystal rose.

Find it on Amazon in ebook and print!

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Violet felt ill.  She had gone from one control freak to another.  Unlike her mother, this one could potentially give her rabies.  She didn’t want to date her father’s, boss’s son and she most certainly did not desire to marry outside of her own species!  The idea of it made her feel even more nauseated.

 

There was only one thing she could do; find a way to escape.  It was obvious that she was underground.  However if she recalled the tale of Thumbelina, she should be able to find a tunnel that would lead to the surface.

 

“Thumbelina, are you listening?”

 

The girl shook her head in defiance.  “I don’t know who you think I am, but this is all wrong.  I don’t belong here.  I’m human, not a mole.  The best mate for a mole is another mole.  Please just let me go.”

 

The mouse narrowed her beady eyes at her.  “Don’t be silly.  You aren’t going anywhere.  This is where you will live and die.  There will be no changing that.”

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Violet frowned.  That was never mentioned in the fairytale.  Then again, Thumbelina didn’t shrink as she had.  She had been small to begin with.  “So… fairytales are real?”

 

Zandr’s dark brows knitted together.  “We don’t have tails.  Only wings.”

 

“I meant tales as in stories.”

 

“I still do not understand what you mean.”

 

She wanted to hide her face.  Instead she squeezed her eyes shut.  “Forget it.  Translation errors…”

 

“What is that?”

 

“Don’t worry about it.  It’s just my odd human speech.”  Violet decided she might be better off just shutting up before she confused them both.  Of course she guessed the damage may already be done.  At least Zandr didn’t seem too annoyed and just dumped her off leaving her to fend for herself.  Her mind flitted back to their first encounter.  “Wait, if you need me then why did you say you would kill me if I double crossed you?”

 

“Simple.  I do not know you.  You may be the Chosen One, however, that doesn’t mean you are trustworthy.  I have no proof that the Crystal Garden actually exists, but if it will save our land, I’ll put my faith in it.”

 

Available on Amazon in print and ebook! http://www.amazon.com/Gusty-Proposals-Crystal-Garden-Volume/dp/0988195143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404845592&sr=8-1&keywords=gusty+proposals+gastineau

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Gusty Proposals

Gusty Proposals - Front Cover OnlyGusty Proposals is the third story in this epic quest. It tells the story of Violet Piccolo, a young girl who has had every decision in her life made for her by overbearing parents. Everything from the type of clothes she wore to the friends she kept. For years she has obeyed their wishes without protest. However, on her sixteenth birthday things change when her father forces her into a relationship with his boss’s son in an attempt to advance his career and Violet makes a stand for the first time. Her rebellion has unexpected consequences as she shrinks to a mere few inches high. Her troubles don’t stop there though as the petite girl soon finds herself in another world filled with wonder, danger, and magic. Though now free of her childhood shackles, Violet finds herself confronted with others who believe they know what’s best for her. To fly free she must discover who she really is so that she might achieve her destiny. To do this she’ll have to learn that sometimes just standing isn’t enough. Somethings must be fought for as she seeks the crystal rose.

Get yours at Amazon in print or on ebook! http://www.amazon.com/Gusty-Proposals-Crystal-Garden-Volume/dp/0988195143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404780898&sr=8-1&keywords=gusty+proposals+lj+gastineau

Book 2 of Mantle of the Gods

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The quest continues and the hunt resumes in Unmasking Truth the second Mantle of the Gods novel by Tricia Sparks. In it Detective Lance Roman will learn that the past always comes back around to bite back hard when you least expect it.

The investigation into the theft of an earthen cup from the Smithsonian Museum reveals a clue that points back to something in files he’d buried long ago. Lance no longer works Homicide, wants nothing more than to forget the case he walked away from after losing everything.

But the case seems determined to haunt him and won’t let him go. The cup’s clue alongside a package received recently filled with the images of his nightmares are shoved away violently as he seeks to forget.

A killer who is more than he seems is making his bloody mark on the world again and that has the FBI turning up on Lance’s doorstep asking for his help. The detective hands over all he has on the case unwilling to get involved in an investigation that had already crippled him once.  Yet the FBI aren’t the only ones who remember the case and who’d worked it the killer remembers and he will force the detectives hand ensuring that the detective is the only person who can follow his trail.  Forced back into the investigation, the detective is now in a race against time. The butcher has his next victim in the crosshairs, and when Lance deciphers the clues pointing to a clever writer named CJ Nichols as the next target, he calls in a favor from an old friend to defeat the great evil that changed his life.

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Quaking Tower

Book two, Quaking Tower picks up where Frozen Reflection left off and follows Cybele Lockley a young girl who’s led a sheltered life, separated from the world by a medical condition with only the occasional company of her grandmother Cybele longs to be free. In secret she creates a make-believe world in an old note book, a story filled with romance and adventure of a character based on Rapunzel. Everything changes for Cybele on her sixteenth birthday when she tries to cut her hair for the first time. The world around her shifts to match that of her story and she is left to discover who she truly is as she seeks out the crystal rose.Quaking Tower - Front Only

The Crystal Garden Saga

The Crystal Garden Saga

The Crystal Garden Saga

Do you enjoy the call of adventure? The promise of Romance? The magic of Fairy Tales? Then step through the gate and enter into the realm of The Crystal Garden Saga. A young adult fantasy series By LJ Gastineau that takes place in a world where the seeds of truth are found in the most fantastic of tales. This world while wonderful is not immune to evil, and as corruption spreads the power imbued within the roses of the Crystal Garden are scattered and secreted away until new heroes rekindle the old tales and prove themselves worthy. Join these special chosen in their adventure as they begin their quest to restore this magic land and drive back the darkness that is destroying it.

Your journey begins with Frozen Reflection. In it you follow Bianca Flynn. Her adventure begins on her sixteenth birthday a day she thought would be like any other, stuck at home with a step-mother she doesn’t like. Instead she finds herself plagued by a strange reaction to apples and an odd phobia of mirrors which quickly spirals out of control throwing her into a world that she thought only existed in stories. As she wanders in this new land she learns it is cursed by a spell that can only be broken with the power of a crystal rose.

Book two, Quaking Tower, picks up where Frozen Reflection left off and follows Cybele Lockley a young girl who’s led a sheltered life, separated from the world by a medical condition with only the occasional company of her grandmother Cybele longs to be free. In secret she creates a make-believe world in an old note book, a story filled with romance and adventure of a character based on Rapunzel. Everything changes for Cybele on her sixteenth birthday when she tries to cut her hair for the first time. The world around her shifts to match that of her story and she is left to discover who she truly is as she seeks out the crystal rose.

Gusty Proposals is the third story in this epic quest and tells the story of Violet Piccolo. A young girl who has had every decision in her life made for her by overbearing parents. Everything from the type of clothes she wore to the friends she kept. She has obeyed their wishes without protest. On her sixteenth birthday things change when her father forces her into a relationship with his boss’s son in an attempt to advance his career and Violet makes a stand for the first time. Her rebellion has unexpected consequences as she shrinks to a mere few inches high. Her troubles don’t stop there though as the petite girl soon finds herself in another world filled with wonder, danger and magic. Though now free of her childhood shackles Violet finds herself confronted with others who believe they know what is best for her. To fly free she must discover who she really is so that she might achieve her destiny. To do this she’ll have to learn that sometimes just standing isn’t enough, somethings must be fought for as she seeks the crystal rose.

More adventures await you in Drowned Voice the fourth installment in the Crystal Garden Saga. Look for it coming soon.

Fulfill all your Crystal Garden Saga adventures by purchasing your books here at Amazon! Available in print and ebook.

The Joys of Updates

It seems like every once in a while whenever a system or program has an update it ends up messing up your settings instead. So rather than say, posting on the Social Medias as it’s supposed to it flat out doesn’t do it. Very annoying. here’s hoping the newest update as resolved this issue.

Anyway, Chapter 11 has been posted on JukePopSerials.com for Hidden Mystique so please check it out. It also has a brand new cover art which matches quite well with the series.

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