WINNER: 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal – Young Adult Coming-of-Age
Lies. Betrayal. Destiny. A choice that changes everything.
My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone, and I am special. I see visions and hear voices, and I have no idea what they mean.
When someone murders medicine men in my sleepy Arizona town, I can’t help but worry my crazy grandfather is involved. He’s a medicine man and more than a just a little eccentric. He likes to tell me stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but none of it makes any sense. I thought I knew the truth, but in order to clear his name I dive into his alien world and uncover an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep me safe—me! And I can’t help but to start to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories my grandfather has been telling me.
I just want to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but apparently, I’ve never been average. Could never be average. I didn’t know it before, but I’m a Chosen, and those voices I’ve been hearing… well, they’re not just “voices.” I’ve started to develop abilities, but they might not be enough. A powerful entity called a Seeker is hunting me and he’s close—really close.
I thought I knew the answers but truth is, I don’t. Betrayed by those I love, I must choose to run or risk everything in order to fulfill my destiny. I hope I make the right choice. Don’t you?
Includes a special sneak preview of the second book in the series, Brink of Dawn.
MORE AWARDS FOR WIND CATCHER:
WINNER: Mom’s Choice Awards — Silver Medal: Young Adult Books
WINNER: Beverly Hills Books Awards – 2015: Best Young Adult Fiction
WINNER: Awesome Indies — Seal of Approval: “A treat to read.”
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the highly acclaimed and often bestselling “Chosen” series of young adult mystery thrillers, featuring with an American Indian fantasy and supernatural theme, from the same author who brought you award winners like the YA dystopian fantasy Red Death and the futuristic thriller Shatter Point, co-writing with his daughter. [DRM-Free]
“Wind Catcher is one of the best thrillers for YA that I have read in some time… If I hadn’t had to eat and sleep, I would have read it right through without stopping. It is just that good!” ~ Bookends
Brink of Dawn: A Gripping Fantasy Thriller (A Chosen Novel Book 2)
They walk among us as if they’re gods.
Only we know what they are.
Only we know to fear them.
And only we can defeat them.
My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone, and I barely escaped my sleepy Arizona town alive. A Seeker almost murdered me. Lucky for me, I killed him first. I thought that was my test—that was my destiny—but it seems as though fate isn’t done with me yet.
I’m a Chosen, a human-alien hybrid. There are three others like me, each with different abilities. I have to find them, and all I have to go on is a weird symbol, and a location—New York City. Hopefully, my best friend Troy and I can figure out the rest once we get there.
An alien race is plotting to enslave the world, and only the Chosen can stop them. We’ll have to kill their leader before he kills us. We’ll all be tested, our flaws exposed. Each one of us will learn what, or who, we really care about, and we’ll have to decide whether to fulfill our destiny… or run.
Those helping us have told me I’m the Alpha and only I can lead the others, but how can I trust these people I’ve never met? I don’t know much about my powers or my potential, but I do know one thing—I’ll do anything to stop these aliens. I will not give up. Even if I die trying.
Brink of Dawn picks up where the multiple-award-winning first book in the Chosen series, Wind Catcher, left off, but it can also be read as a stand-alone novel. Continue the adventure!
Evolved Publishing presents the second book in the multiple award-winning “Chosen” series of young adult mystery thrillers, which feature an American Indian fantasy and supernatural theme, from the same author who brought you the award-winning thriller Shatter Point, and his daughter. [DRM-Free]
Midwest Book Review says of this follow-up to the multiple award-winning Wind Catcher:
“As in Wind Catcher, betrayal, faith, and love are themes woven into the thriller format—and be forewarned; Brink of Dawn also ends in a cliffhanger that portends future adventures. Who is good and who is evil? All is not black and white, and readers move deftly through a gray world of possibilities in a satisfying thriller saga which holds wonderfully unpredictable twists and many thought-provoking moments. Highly recommended for young adult (and many an adult) thriller/fantasy readers who look for solid action, powerful characters, and an approach that breaks the usual genre boundaries to offer something refreshingly different.”
Second Chances – A “Chosen” Short Story 2.5 (A Chosen Novel)
I need answers only my father can provide. Separated from birth, we’ve only recently connected. Still, I have no one else to turn to. The Deltites are hunting me and they’re close now. We’ll fight our final battle soon. Needing more information, I force him to tell me a story about the beginning, my beginning.
He sheds new light on my mom, on my grandfather Sicheii, and on how I started down this path. He spins a tale about love, a recent murder, and mysterious strangers who come to town looking for a medicine man, my grandfather.
My father reveals his own shadowy past in the story, too, but I’m not worried about who he used to be. I care only about who he is now, and who I am, and the foe I face.
He made a choice back then, and it led to all of this.
Now I give him a second chance—an opportunity to make things right.
[Short Story, Teen & Young Adult, Mystery and Thriller, Fantasy and Supernatural, American Indian Culture]
Second Chances by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
Evolved Publishing presents a short standalone story featuring two beloved characters from the multiple award-winning Chosen series of young adult fantasies. This story fits neatly between Books 2 and 3 of the series. [DRM-Free] INCLUDED: Special 5-Chapter Sneak Preview of Wind Catcher.
Be sure to read the full Chosen series:
- Book 1: Wind Catcher
- Book 2: Brink of Dawn
- Book 3: Scorched Souls
Scorched Souls: A Gripping Fantasy Thriller (Chosen Book 3)
Survival is not enough.
Alliances will be formed.
A choice made.
My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone and I’m not just a Chosen, I’m the Alpha… and the fate of Earth rests in my hands.
When I finally met the Prime Elector, he wasn’t anything like I expected. He was supposed to be our mortal enemy, a monster I needed to destroy to fulfill my destiny, yet he was nothing like that—he’s young, brilliant, and looks like an angel.
Caught in the middle of a conflict between two ancient foes, which threatens to rip Earth apart, I must do what is right at all costs. To choose my fate, and Earth’s future, I will need to navigate a new path, form unlikely alliances, and solve ancient mysteries forgotten for centuries.
Yet I cannot do it alone. Will the other Chosen follow me? Do I have the strength to make the right choice, or will the people of Earth be enslaved for all time?
Scorched Souls brings to a conclusion the Chosen series, which began with the multiple award-winning Wind Catcher, and continued with Brink of Dawn. Finish the adventure!
Evolved Publishing presents the third and final book in the multiple award-winning “Chosen” series of young adult mystery thrillers, which feature an American Indian fantasy and supernatural theme, from the same author who brought you Red Death and Shatter Point, and his daughter. [DRM-Free]