AUTHOR: Vance Bessey
ILLUSTRATOR: Vance Bessey
GENRE/KEYWORDS: Action, adventure, superhero, orphans, Meta-humans
FORMATS: Available in paperback and ebook
PUBLISHER: Dreaming Big Publications, dreamingbigpublications.com
Editor-in-Chief: Kristi King-Morgan
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lucas Fish and Katie Byrd couldn’t be more different. Lucas is cocky and impulsive while Katie is brilliant and serious, so despite both living together at Blackthorne Children’s Home in Crescent City, Maine, they are only vaguely aware of each other. This all changes when the two of them begin developing superhuman powers.
Shortly after Katie discovers her ability to fly, she hears Lucas talking to some friends about his abilities and realizes they may not as different as they seem. When she learns that Lucas is planning to rob a warehouse with some friends in order to be initiated into the Meta Human Hybrids, a super-powered gang that has been terrorizing their city, she reveals her secret to Lucas in a vain attempt to sway him from the robbery.
The mission ends in tragedy with the unexpected arrival of the gang, though, which Lucas feels responsible for, and leads to him joining up with Katie to oppose the Meta Human Hybrids. But they soon realize that the gang isn’t the biggest, nor the most sinister threat living in Crescent City.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Vance Bessey is a published Author, Illustrator and Cartoonist as well as a Patented Inventor. He is a traveler who now resides in his home state of Maine with his wife Sherri. He has four grown children. He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Narrative Art where he learned much of what he knows about storytelling from industry greats like Joe Kubert and Greg Hildebrandt. He is the Author of such books as Awk the Awkward Penguin and Only in Maine as well as the comic strips The Edge and Only in Maine. He has also authored and illustrated comic books. He has worked as an award winning Graphic Designer and teaches courses in; Script Writing, Narrative Art, Plot Development, Deconstructing Story Lines, Character Development, Graphic Novel Illustration and Storytelling. The novel Orphans of the Storm, was inspired by bedtime stories he told his children over the years. As an Illustrator, he has already prepared many character illustrations for the book as well as illustrating the cover.
A NOTE TO REVIEWERS, BLOGGERS, VLOGGERS FROM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
First of all, I'd like to share a brief personal note. I was diagnosed with a rare type of stage 4 cancer in November, 2017, and underwent a major surgery Dec 26. When I recovered from that, I went to Seattle to receive a type of radiation treatment that is only available there, nowhere else in the US. It's the only treatment my cancer will respond to. Overall, I was away from my family for about 5 months. This has been a difficult time in many ways, as I'm sure you can imagine. The emotional impact rocked me and my family harder than I had expected it would.
The good news is, my repeat scans are clean! I am cautiously optimistic that I'll make a full recovery.
Things here at Dreaming Big slowed down considerably during that time, on the production front at least, but now it's back to business as usual. Expect more new releases coming soon as we work hard to catch up the backlog from my absence. Things have been growing, and thanks to some blogger coverage, we made it on a list of publishers that has received a lot of notice, and we've been receiving almost more submissions than we can handle! But we're handling it, and I'm excited about all the amazing new books we'll have for you soon!
Now, back to this release:
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