1) Shadow Dreams ($3.99 ebook, $9.99 TPB)
Death threatened Corey until the eight genetic factors in his blood responded with Gifts that gave him hope of escaping his terrible destiny of being a hero like his parents and older brothers.
Shadow Dreams is an enticing short story that opens the book on the Eight Factors universe where near death incidents can cause incredible gifts to erupt. Join Corey as he navigates the treacherous currents of the Gifted while hiding his true potential. If he fails, freedom won’t be the only thing he loses.
Also included in this edition is the first chapter of The Hole Inside, a fantasy story of a young man finding love and acceptance with both his best friend and the God he thought he’d never get to know.
Please note that this story includes themes of militarized childhood. If this has the potential to trigger you please read with caution.
2) Eruption Event ($3.99 ebook, $9.99 TPB)
Pablo didn’t care about anything but getting milk for his sick little sister. Unfortunately for him, he took the wrong path to the store and attracted the attention of the wrong people. Faced with the threat of death or worse, Pablo ran for his life.
Trapped, without any weapons or hope, Pablo’s unsuspected Gifts erupted. They catapulted him from the normal life into a world that he could scarcely imagine, setting him on a path to a destiny that would change everything.
Eruption Event is a tale of courage in the face of impossible odds and the surprising things that happen when we stand up for ourselves. Also included in this edition is the first chapter of Inina’s Blessings of Joy, another story of discovering one’s true strengths in the midst of life-threatening danger.
Please note that this story includes themes of racism and violence against children. If this has the potential to trigger you please read with caution.
3. Foster Home ($3.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
In the aftermath of his Gifts erupting (Eruption Event), Pablo finds himself in a whole new world. Gone is his familiar apartment building and run-down school. In their place, he has a brightly colored world full of incredible people who all expect great things of him.
One thing hasn’t changed for Pablo. He wants to go back where he belongs with his parents and little sister Maria. But the adults around him had very different ideas of what was best for Pablo, starting with a new place at a foster home that’s even farther from his family than before.
Foster Home is a sweet story about finding one’s bearings in new surroundings and standing up for yourself when no one seems to listen.
4) Valkyrie ($3.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Maria hated Anthony. The teachers at their school doted on Anthony and joined him in bullying anyone that Anthony targeted. He was Gifted and Maria wasn’t so Maria was always wrong whenever they fought.
One day, as Anthony’s bullying took on overtones that frightened and infuriated Maria, her temper broke. The aftermath opened a whole new world to Maria, allowing her to ensure that Anthony wouldn’t hurt her or anyone else ever again.
Valkyrie tells the exciting coming of age story of a young woman in the Eight Factors universe. It is appropriate for young adults and up.
5) Intruder ($3.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Marikellian explored the universe, sliding between dimensions that teemed with life. There had to be more than the boring, ordinary life back at the Source of All. His people viewed the burgeoning dimensions as nothing more than livestock but Marikellian had learned that they were individuals, people, as sentient and aware as he was. Peaceful coexistence was possible, not that his people listened to him. Wandering was better than the scorn he got back home.
At least until he encountered a dimension unlike any he’d ever seen. Marikellian didn’t realize the danger until it was too late. Sucked into the dark dimension to be consumed, Marikellian gambled on his wits and his will power. If he was careful he might not only save his life but also the lives of his entire people but that meant influencing the evolution of whole new breed of deadly predators: Humans.
Intruder is an exciting story in the Eight Factors universe. Teenagers and up will enjoy this coming of age adventure.
6) Eight Factors ($5.99 ebook, $14.99 TPB)
Deadly danger reveals incredible powers: In Shadow Dreams, Cory discovers that fears of death have given him power over the shadows that surround and hide him. Eruption Event and Foster Home follow Pablo as a near-death experience propels him from his normal life into the world of the Gifted. In Valkyrie, Pablo’s little sister Maria faces down a rapist and discovers her true strength. Then in Intruder, an alien from beyond our dimension makes a mistake and ends up crashing into the world of the Gifted, changing everything forever.
Eight Factors collects the first five stories of the Eight Factors universe. These exciting tales of danger and superheroes starting on their path are sure to delight.