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Featured Author 2014 Book Expo America May 29-31 Booth 2368

Finalist 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Religious Fiction Category

Belva Rae Staples is not only a wife, mother, grandmother, commercial fisherman, and big game hunter, she is also an award winning author with a fantasy series comprised of three books. The first in the series: The Kriterion Saga: The World Between is a Finalist in the Religious Fiction Category in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


They tossed a ball back and forth for hours,as they waited for the signal.The wait seemed like an eternityto the two hombres; it was dismal.
The smaller of the two stood on the spotmarked with a big bold looking X.He thrust his hands in his jeans pocketsand stared as though casting a hex.
That X was where the fight should beginand with a craw full of grit Gil stood.He was ready with guns slung do... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 14, 2014 06:42
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The World Between (The Krit...
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The Kriterion Saga: The World Between (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Dad asked, 'Where are you this evening, George?' When he spoke to me directly, I jumped back to reality. I answered, 'Sorry, Dad. I was just thinking about the story Miss MacAlpin was telling me today. She didn't have time to finish it and wants me to come back tomorrow. The suspense is killing me.' Georgie O'Dell has spent enough time with his old neighbor. Just when he is ready to give up and hang out with friends his own age, Miss MacAlpin begins telling a story that will change Georgie's life forever. The story of Alex Edgecomb, an evil little boy with a hatred of his sister and all other living things, intrigues Georgie into hearing the rest, and he spends every possible minute at Miss MacAlpin's house from then on. Upon learning about the boy with blackness in his heart and soul, Georgie is shocked at how different—and better—his life is compared to Alex's. Georgie travels to the magical realm of Kriterion through Miss MacAlpin's story to hear the tales of Alex's entry into Kriterion and attempt to overthrow the kingdom. When Alex's plan is found out, he is destined for judgment and must learn his punishment for the wicked life he's lived and the cruel things he's done. Georgie makes another startling discovery about Miss MacAlpin, and the story changes his life even further. Join in on Georgie's exciting adventure to The World Between and find out if he'll change his ways or end up just like Alex.
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Code of the West by Aaron Latham was well written and filled with action. I enjoyed reading it, for the most part, because I am a fan of Westerns. The one beef I had with it was the author's bent toward comparing this story to that of King Arthur. I...more
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If you tell me a lie, you’ll be fair game.”
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“Those with all the answers have not asked enough questions.”
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“You'll never get anything done by sitting on your hands or by wringing them. Try getting them dirty for a change and you'll be surprised by how much you can accomplish.”
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“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
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