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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Nature's Unbalance Re-Release By Highly Esteemed Author Andrea Buginsky!

Andrea Buginsky – A Heart Full Of Stories

I am honoured to introduce a fantastically talented Author of Young Adult novels, Andrea Buginsky. As an Author, she is naturally gifted with an imagination filled with diabolical Princes, ethereal Elves, miraculous Healers, courageous Warriors and delicious Fantasy.  As a person, she is a generous and wonderfully kind, naturally gifted colleague and friend.

Short Bio

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. The Chosen, a middle-grade fantasy novelette was her first book, and was followed by My Open Heart, an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. Andrea released Destiny, the first book of her New Avalon series, in 2013. She is currently working on more books in both series. 

In Her Own Words

I am a freelance writer with a BA in Mass Communication-Journalism from the University of South Florida. I have been writing web copy for over three years. I have always wanted to be a published writer, and decided to try to write children's fantasy books a few years ago. "The Chosen" is my first book, and was released on December 14, 2010, to my delight. I have written three more books since: "My Open Heart," an autobiography of growing up with heart disease.
"Nature's Unbalance: The Chosen, Book 2" 

"Destiny," a YA fantasy

I am currently writing the second book in the New Avalon series.
I live in Kansas with my family, which includes my two precious puppies. They are my babies.

My Two Penn'orth

In order to enjoy the re-release of Nature's Unbalance then you need to let yourself be entangled into, and by the captivating threads of 'The Chosen' – book one in the series, therefore I have included the information below for reference. Once you are hooked into this enthralling tale, I have no need to even ask you to check out Nature's Unbalance, because you will be hot-footing it over to amazon on your skateboard, BMX, Mercedes or helicopter, in order to grab a copy yourself!

The Chosen – Book 1


Halli is a shy, young dwarf who has no idea of her true calling. When the evil Prince Gastle sets out to detroy the world of Phantasma, Queen Laurali of the Elves comes to tell Halli she’s a Holy Paladin with the power to heal, and will join The Chosen, a group of brave warriors being sent to defeat the evil beast and save Phantasma. Will Halli be accepted by her group, and be able to keep them alive through their adventures? Will the evil Prince Gastle be defeated, freeing Phantasma from his destruction? Only time will tell.



During a time of celebration for The Chosen, a mysterious force appears on Phantasma, threatening to destroy Nature and all of her creatures. Will The Chosen find and defeat this force and save Nature before it’s too late?
Suddenly, as if someone had cast a freeze spell, everything stopped. As everyone looked around, they saw the shamans and druids gather together nervously and look up at the sky. Everyone else’s eyes focused upwards to see what was going on; chatter and screams could be heard as the sky suddenly darkened out of nowhere. Day became night in an instant. Now in a near panic, everyone shouted out assumptions.
“It’s Gastle! He’s back!”
“That’s impossible! This must be a new monster.”
“Perhaps it’s Gastle’s descendants seeking revenge for his death.”
“Or an old enemy trying to replace him on the throne.”
“Everyone, please, stay calm,” Striker spoke up. As the head of The Chosen, he normally took command, and it was accepted by those around him. “Let’s try to get some answers before we make assumptions.” He turned to the druids and shamans, who talked animatedly with each other while they pointed to the dark sky. “Red, any idea what this is?”
“It’s definitely not Gastle, or any other creature in Phantasma. There’s something off with the elements. Whatever caused this is a natural entity, and comes directly from Nature herself. There is a definite shift, and it’s unbalanced. We can all sense it.”
“Any idea what it could be?”
“No, but the strongest feelings we received are coming from the North, in the Polard region. We need to go there and see the situation for ourselves.”
Halli glanced at Queen Laurali who stood nearby and listened to the conversation between Striker and Red. The queen came toward the group, and Halli knew what she would say.
“I know this is a day of great celebration,” the Queen said, “but under the circumstances, I think it would be best if The Chosen headed out at once to seek some answers.” She turned toward the bride and groom. “Halli and Silvor, I will send a replacement healer and mage, of course, so you two can start your honeymoon. Until we know more, there’s no reason for you to cancel your plans.” But Halli and Silvor wouldn’t hear of it.
“We go with our family,” Silvor said. Halli nodded in agreement. “We can celebrate our honeymoon once we know what’s happened.”
Queen Laurali bowed her respect to them.
“Very well,” she said. “The Chosen, in its entirety, will head out right away toward Polard to see what you can find out. You may change in my tower while your horses are prepared.”

Reviews From The Chosen Series

  • The Chosen is the tale of a beautiful young dwarf called Halli, who lives in the magical land of Phantasma. But all is not well in Queen Laurali's realm and Halli is called from her life of obscurity to join the band of The Chosen. Their task is to defend the Kingdom from its mortal enemy the wicked Prince Gastle. Along the way Halli must overcome her shyness and lack of confidence and learn to use her extraordinary healing powers to protect her friends during their perilous quest. 4 **** Lenora–Amazon
  • I received a copy of The Chosen by the author in exchange for honest review.
    I first want to say that I loved this book. I loved the way it was written and the way it caught my attention right when I started the book. It was one that couldn't put down and when I had to I couldn't wait to get back in it. I loved that had a steady pace to it. I love that it was easy to read. Some fantasy novels can be long and over drawn, but this was the perfect length. It wasn't to long or to short, it was perfect. I can't wait until I get my hands on the next book. 5 ***** Melanie–Amazon
  • Meet Nature, a young girl who needs to appreciate where she is right now. For her time has stopped in Phantasma, a small world with towns, forests, a capitol city, and a castle--- of elves. During a time of celebration for The Chosen, a mysterious force appears on Phantasma, threatening to destroy young heroine Nature and all of her creatures.Will The Chosen find and defeat this force, and save Nature before it's too late? Or will she figure out a way to balance things out? Enjoy the adventure with Andrea Buginsky's second book of her young adult series. 5 ***** Kathleen P Rowland–Amazon

  • You can find Andrea on her website
  • Her books are available at Amazon
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Gripping Read!!

Dragonman: Face of the UnknownDragonman: Face of the Unknown by Ted Lazaris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an edge of the seat story, which begins smack bang in the middle of an apocalyptic event. The end of the world is a topic which has intrigued mankind since the beginning of time, but in this story it is just the beginning; not the final annihilation of humankind. The foreign object hurtling towards the earth is merely the first sting of a battle that will consume the heavens above and the earth below.
The threat introduces the DragonMan; a superhero already living on our planet, with access to different worlds such as ‘Spellville’; and he is not alone with his incredible abilities, of which more are revealed as the story continues. His family, with which he runs the family business ‘Starr Investigations’, are also endowed with their own fascinating skills, which invite further investigations of their own. Other characters from Spellville include ’Plupee’ and ‘Dooley’ who add a little light comedy in the midst of such dark and dangerous occurrences. Another lead character is Nathan, who has no abilities except for his skill with a pen. Luke and Nathan's lives become intertwined in the midst of the first catastrophe, and when Nathan has a series of personal disasters, he seeks out their firm for help. Thus begins a rollercoaster of explosive tragedies, spectacular fantasy, and murder mystery. The Author leads you through each one in a well written, intriguing and captivating way.

In summary I would advise that you set the scene to read this novel. Get your cocoa, your pyjamas, and go to your private place; switch off the tv and ignore the kids for a while, and step into Ted Lazaris complex and fascinating world of the unusual, the bizarre, and the downright terrifying creatures you are about to meet.

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