No Good Stede Goes Unpunished By Eddie Jones – 2021 Selah Finalist for YA Literature

Books for Boys Who Like to Read

Would you risk your life to go back in time to the golden age of piracy?


No Good Stede Goes Unpunished - AudiobookAt the conclusion of a seminar on, “Trances and Visions: Exploring the Out-of-Body Experience,” the wealthy daughter of a prominent physician approaches Ricky with an offer. “If my father could fix things so your mother would receive the best cancer treatment for free, would you go back in time to clear my ancestor’s good name?”

Ricky explains that he can’t simply will himself to have an episode and take a time-travel trip.

“Absence seizures don’t work that way. Even if I could go back, I can’t control when and where I end up.”

But Ricky also knows there have been instances where someone claimed they slipped into a trance and saw past and future events.

  • John, the Apostle of Christ.
  • Saul/Paul, also an Apostle of Christ.
  • Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter-day Saints.
  • Black American slave Nat Turner who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion.

“They saw things,” Ricky says to the rich girl, “but didn’t change what happened in the past.”

Then, for the third time since last Christmas, Ricky experiences a short period of “blanking out” — of staring into and sailing through space and time.

Moments later Ricky finds himself in pirate land with Stede Bonnet, a rich sugar plantation owner who thought becoming a pirate might be a fun way to live out the rest of his life. And for Bonnet it was a Yabba Dabba Doo good time right up until the moment Ricky stepped aboard the Revenge.

Set sail from Barbados with Bonnet’s crew as they slant west towards the North American coast, and run afoul of the British Royal Navy, the good citizens of Charleston, and the pirate Blackbeard.

Will Ricky swing by the neck or die on the deck?

Would you risk your life to go back in time in order to save your mother?

Features:

* Historically accurate fiction (as close as possible)
* Short, fun, fast read
* Spiced with humor
* No profanity or sexual overtones
* No glorification of evil and wickedness

Benefits:

* Reinforces the Golden Rule
* Honors family
* Encourages readers to wonder “what if?”
* One of the best books for boys who do not like to read
* Also one of the best books for boys who like to read

Phantom Gunslinger Audiobook – 2021 Selah Awards Finalist

Books for Boys Who Like to Read

In Deadwood, you may lose your life. In Old West World you could lose your soul.


Phantom Gunslinger (Monster Mysteries) AudiobookSomeone is coming for Nick — and maybe his sister and all the girls who ever helped him solve a case. When Nick, Wendy, and Kat get trapped in Old West World on New Year’s Eve, Nick realizes someone is gunning for him. But who is this masked man and why does he want to face Nick in a show down on Main Street?

Chased by a psychotic wolf dog, Nick finds trouble at the Graveyard Gulch Gold Mine, tumbles into a crypt at Digger’s Undertaker, and becomes trapped on a train trestle with the Black Beauty’s cowcatcher bearing down. With a group of teen girls hiding in the Holy Ghost Church, several of whom prefer Nick drop dead, he summons all the courage he has and flunks pew plate target practice. Out of options and time, he walks into town to face the mysterious man dressed in black.

Will he learn why the phantom gunslinger wants him dead before Nick leaves Old West World in a pine box? In this middle-grade mystery suspense, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes readers on a Wild, Wild, West ride to the peak of a snow-covered Georgia mountain. In Old West World, doing the right thing may leave you on the wrong end of a tombstone.

The End of Calico Jack Wins 2020 Selah Award Winner for YA Literature

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2020 Selah Award Winner for YA Literature

In this YA pirate tale, award-winning author Eddie Jones blends action, adventure, and humor into a fictional retelling of the pirate exploits of Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read.

While searching for rumored treasure in a cave on Coffin Cay, a small island off the southwestern tip of Haiti (Hispaniola), Ricky suffers an absence seizure. During his last trance-like episode, Ricky uncovered a treasure from the Nuestra Señora de Riqueza, a vessel in an armada of ships sailing the Spanish Main. Now back on Coffin Cay with his parents, Ricky hunts for the treasure he found in the cave over three hundred years earlier during his trip back to pirate land.

The End of Calico Jack is a fictional retelling of the pirate escapades of Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read. The story is based on historical research of the life of “Calico Jack” John Rackham. Some liberties have been taken in the telling of the story, but many of the events reflect what historians believed happened to Jack, Mary, and Anne. Also, in real life those who suffer absence seizures may appear to be in a trance but cannot recall what happens during their episode. The book includes a PIRATE MAP of Calico Jack’s sailing routes and the ports he visited.

Features:

* Historically accurate fiction (as close as possible)
* Short, fun, fast read
* Spiced with humor
* No profanity or sexual overtones
* No glorification of evil and wickedness

Benefits:

* Reinforces the Golden Rule
* Honors family
* Encourages readers to wonder “what if?”
* One of the best books for boys who do not like to read
* Also one of the best books for boys who like to read

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The Caribbean Chronicles Series is a popular book series for boys who don’t like to read.
Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains no; sexual dialogue or strong language.

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In the hay loft of a barn in an authentic old west ghost town, Nick Caden uncovers the body of Billy the Kid…and other deadly secrets! It’s all for show…right? In this middle-grade murder mystery series, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes listeners on a Wild, Wild, West ride.

Dead Man’s Hand

Author: Eddie Jones
Narrator: Zane VanWicklyn
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)


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Frankenstein Lives!

A Peek Into the Birth of Book Six in the Monster Mysteries Series

Nick CadenMy name is Nick Caden. I’m fifteen and live in Savannah, Georgia. We moved to Savannah because a few months back, on Halloween night, a zombie snatched my sister. You might have read about it. It was all over the news for a while. The zombie who kidnapped my sister (not a real zombie – there’s no such thing) pinned me to a mud flat and waited for the tied to rise, but I held my breath long enough to escape.

When I am not in school or working at the boat yard near our apartment, I write for the Cool Ghoul Gazette. That’s a publication that focuses on paranormal and supernatural events. The Cool Ghoul is why I ended up solving a vampire murder, ghost town murder, and helped capture a werewolf. (Not a real werewolf, ghost, or vampire – there are no such things.) Which brings me to today’s “Breaking Noose” article.

The below news alert just arrived in my inbox.

“Hi. I am a Contract Specialist with the FDA. I am tasked with the purchase of tissues suitable for H.M. research. I would like to request a quote. Please review the Statement of Work and quote your pricing as outlined.

"fresh and never frozen"

Statement of Work

The supplier will provide human fetal tissue with the following characteristics:

    • Age range 16-24 weeks
    • Liver and thymus tissue from the same donor unless liver only is requested.
    • Tissue must be fresh and never frozen.
    • No tissues where the mother is known to be positive for HIV or for Hepatitis A, B, or C viruses.
    • No known chromosomal abnormalities.
    • Testing for HIV, Hepatitis B & C will be completed on maternal blood for all tissues procured and results provided when available.

Period of Performance

Twelve months from the date of award of the contract.

In order to expedite the services required please return your quote to me by 3:00 pm Eastern Time. If you do not wish to submit a quote on this requirement, I would appreciate it if you would let me know.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

 

My editor wants me to investigate this human fetal body parts smuggling ring that is using human tissue to create a new species of . . . Well, that’s where the mystery comes in. We’re not sure what the biotech company, Enhanced Bioscience Regeneration, is up to, but I’ll find out and report back. – Nick Caden

Dead Low Tide

1946016977Age Range: 9 and up | Series: Monster Mysteries

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Who knows what the shores will reveal when the tide recedes?On vacation with his parents in Savannah, Georgia, Nick Caden is eager to investigate the mystery surrounding Heidi May Laveau, a girl who supposedly died years ago but whose body just washed up on the shore. (And only days before Savannah’s huge Zombie Crawl.)

Once more, Nick’s curiosity gets the better of him, only this time he brings his sister, Wendy, along to investigate—and she’s taken by what appears to be a zombie of the dead girl!

No one believes Nick when he claims a member of the living dead pulled his sister away in a canoe, even after she proves impossible to find. But this kidnapper has messages for Nick from ‘beyond the grave,’ and he faces the difficult task of sorting fact from fiction before his worst fears come true. It’s a race against the clock to discover where the true danger lies—because the answer might be right under Nick’s nose.

The Caden Chronicles – winner of the 2013 Selah award for Young Adult fiction.

About The Caden Chronicles Series

Social networking has changed the way young people communicate. Can we keep books in “their” loop? According to KidSay Market Researchers, Facebook is now the favorite website among tween (8-11) boys and teen (12-15) girls. Over 90% of tween boys and girls play games online. Could an adventure mystery series that plays off today’s fascination with the paranormal be the perfect antidote to the adolescent blank-stare fascination with video games?

“I want to give middle school readers (boys especially) a compelling story they can fall into, one that spurs their imagination and gets them jazzed about reading and using their creative gifts.”

Positioning Statement:
* Mystery adventure based on the paranormal fascination that exposes the myths and lies of the occult
* Spur discussion on spirits, souls,  ghosts, the undead, vampires, etc…
* Seeks to get parents and kids talking about the afterlife

Selling Points:
* Great read for boys and girls
* Entertaining, humorous, high adventure, focusing on intrigue and suspense
* Plays off today’s fascination with paranormal events and trends
* Discussion questions at the end of the book designed to get kids thinking about the consequences of our decisions

Skull Creek Stakeout

1946016969Age Range: 9 and up | Series: Monster Mysteries

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In Transylvania, North Carolina, Nick Caden finds a murder victim with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through its heart. There are no such things as vampires … are there?

After solving the ghost story murder at Deadwood Canyon, Nick lands a job as a roving reporter for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, a website / app that covers paranormal events and supernatural disturbances (that may or may not have actually happened). When the editor sends Nick to investigate a murder in Transylvania, North Carolina, the young super sleuth finds a corpse with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through its heart.

But once he begins to peel back the clues surrounding the murder Nick finds his new job is not only dangerous but could suck the life out of him.

Awards for the Monster Mysteries series

  • Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mystery series
  • INSPY Award nominee
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award nominee

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About The Caden Chronicles Series

Social networking has changed the way young people communicate. Can we keep books in “their” loop? According to KidSay Market Researchers, Facebook is now the favorite website among tween (8-11) boys and teen (12-15) girls. Over 90% of tween boys and girls play games online. Could an adventure mystery series that plays off today’s fascination with the paranormal be the perfect antidote to the adolescent blank-stare fascination with video games?

“I want to give middle school readers (boys especially) a compelling story they can fall into, one that spurs their imagination and gets them jazzed about reading and using their creative gifts.”

Positioning Statement:
* Mystery adventure based on the paranormal fascination that exposes the myths and lies of the occult
* Spur discussion on spirits, souls,  ghosts, the undead, vampires, etc…
* Seeks to get parents and kids talking about the afterlife

Selling Points:
* Great read for boys and girls
* Entertaining, humorous, high adventure, focusing on intrigue and suspense
* Plays off today’s fascination with paranormal events and trends
* Discussion questions at the end of the book designed to get kids thinking about the consequences of our decisions