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Featuring characters from high school to their late 20s, these books are best suited for readers in high school and up.

"I couldn't put it down!" -Amazon Reviewer on The Ghostlands

The Academie, a novel by CN James and Amy Joy

The Academie

Just when you though high school was over...

When Allie Thompson graduated, she thought she’d put high school behind her. But when a series of violent outbreaks by teens sends panic surging through the nation, high school is right where she finds herself again. Now remolded into what the government calls The Academie, what was once the public school system is now the permanent home of everyone 22 and under.

After a year away at college and a lifetime as a model student, Allie doesn’t take well to The Academie’s militaristic nature or its 16 foot perimeter fences. Remembering all she’s left behind, including the boyfriend she’s now years away from seeing again, Allie plummets into depression. But when strange things begin to happen and her brother disappears, Allie realizes she must unravel the mystery that is The Academie–before it’s too late.

The Ghostlands, a novel by CN James and Amy Joy

The Ghostlands

Landscapes shift. Ghosts whisper. People disappear. A dark secret looms…

There’s a hollowness inside of Anastasia, a deep longing to be normal. But that’s not what she is. She can do what no one else can: she can understand the ghosts. There are millions of them. So many, in fact, that every city is now surrounded by an energy barrier designed to protect them from the ghosts. And her boyfriend, the only person who understood her, has disappeared. Desperate to find him, she must make a deal with her duplicitous brother and travel outside the protection of the city, into the haunted wastelands known as the ghostlands. What she will discover there will change her life and her world forever.

Bone Machine A Novel by CN James and Amy Joy

Bone Machine

War. Poverty. Hunger. Are over. Humankind hasn’t changed, but the way we work has. Welcome to the brave new world of the Artificially Conscious Androlibra, a humanlike robot that acts like a personal clone, helping to bring balance to our lives...

Grayson Cornel doesn’t sleep much anymore. His life is in shambles. His father is teetering on death. He was recently promoted by The Libra Robotics and Cybernetics Corp, but his predecessor, Zoe Asher is wanted for murder and is now targeting him. On top of that, his first assignment in his new position has ended in disaster. The last of the world’s sweatshops in Haiti had finally placed an order for Libra Corp robots, and it was Grayson’s job to make sure that the order was filled. But when the robots arrived, something went horribly wrong. They disappeared, leaving only dead bodies in their wake. No Libra Corp robot had ever killed anyone before, so Grayson is sent to Haiti to figure out what went wrong.

What he discovers will unravel the dark secrets Libra Corp has been keeping from the public–something so shocking that Grayson will have to risk ending utopia to try to stop it.

The Armageddon Factor, a novel by CN James and Amy Joy

The Armageddon Factor

Religious radicals have taken over the US government, closed all the schools and universities—including the one he was about to graduate from—and are preparing everyone for what they believe will be the Battle of Armageddon. On top of that, a strange man with luminous skin appears to be following him, and Seth is seeing lights in the sky his rational mind simply can’t account for.

Thrown into a prison called a Conversion Camp for a murder he didn’t commit, Seth befriends Jace Davis, the son of an unpopular Senator, and Sanjana Bhavina, a young woman imprisoned for practicing a prohibited faith. The three quickly becoming confidants, and upon discovering they are scheduled to be executed, they make a daring escape. But their captors aren’t about to give up the chase, nor is the strange man with luminous skin.

And if things aren’t strange enough, the three appear to have acquired supernatural abilities—abilities that may help them prevent the impending Armageddon.

About the Authors

Christian and Amy Joy Triola (also known by the pseudonyms CN James and Amy Joy) are a married writing team and the authors of over thirty books for adults and children. Both are former writing professors and lovers of words and music, learning, imagination and play. They call Akron, Ohio home, and year round they can be found exploring Ohio's many picturesque trails.

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