Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches

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Book Two of the Series. Fleeing for their lives after Amanda turns the wizard Blaine into stone, then fighting for her life in other battles, Amanda and her friends transport to The Realm of The Witches, in search of the mighty witch Bellinora - the only one who may be able to save Amanda. Will they survive the fierce battles against witches, wizards and hideous creatures that await them? More
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476254869
About GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Update Notice: August 2, 2014.

Hello everyone, and thank you for visiting our Authors Page.

Book three of our Amanda Ackers Adventure series novels was published today at last :)

Sasha and I apologize for the delay. We have both had some health issues this past year, so, my writing was put on hold for a good while.

Sasha and I would like to thank all of you for supporting us as new authors.

We published Book One of the series, "Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves" for FREE on January 3rd, 2012. As of today, August 2, 2014, we have reached over 100,000 downloads! To say we are blown away would be a huge understatement! Book two of the series, which was published on March 28, 2012, has 94 percent of the readers downloading book two. I guess a lot of people really do like the story!

I am currently writing book four of the series, titled: “Amanda Ackers and The Lost Family.”

We have received hundreds of emails over that past year from folks wanting book three out NOW! Thank you for that, and it has helped me keep going. We write our stories just for the fun of it, and have full lives other than writing :)

Several people had requested reading Book Three, prior to its publication. I kept that number to 50, and sent out book three two weeks prior to publishing.

Should anyone like a pre-release version of book four when we get to the editing stage, please let us know.

We are very thankful to you all, for supporting our work, which we do for the enjoyment of it.

Our thanks also, to the many of you who have emailed us with kind comments on our stories and the first two books of our novel series, and those who have requested receiving a pre-release versions. We had never thought of doing a pre-release, but thought it was a great idea! It gave many a chance to read book two and now three of Amanda’s adventures, before we actually published it. Thanks to all of you!

We are most humbled by the response we have received, and thank you from the top, middle and bottom of our hearts!

If anyone would like to correspond with us, please shoot us an email when you get the chance, we would love to hear from you.

Email us at: GlennAndSasha@gmail.com

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Hello and thank you for visiting our Smashwords.com page.

My name is Sasha Gabriel, and I would like to take a few moments to say a little about Glenn and myself.

They say that creativity belongs to the young. Well, not always. Young at heart, I’ll buy, but nothing else.

Writing is relatively new for me. I’ve been an avid reader for most of my 60+ years. But writing seemed daunting. How do you write an idea to get over to other people without boring them to death? How do you write conversations that sound like the people who are speaking them?

Once I studied the “how to’s” a bit, and with the encouragement from Glenn, my wonderful husband and best friend, I started writing.

And I love it. So does Glenn.

Writing has opened a door for me that nothing else has – my imagination has soared and I’m absolutely thrilled and thankful, from the bottom of my heart, that others like my writing, as well.

Both Glenn and I have been submitting very, very short stories (no more than 600 word stories) because these are also being entered into a writing contest with that directive.

At the same time, both Glenn and I are writing novels (Glenn’s is awesome!!!! Think the depth of Lord of the Rings with the immediacy of Harry Potter and you’ve got it!).

But I want to share something with you all… Glenn has battled Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia almost his entire life. That’s a mouthful, for sure, but try living with them on a daily basis!

Even so, Glenn has worked to overcome the more serious side effects and his talent in writing, painting, and all over creativity is nothing short of staggering.

Honestly… I’m running to keep up with him but I’m mostly just out of breath!

So… the bottom line is… we’re all just human with all our challenges and it’s those challenges that make what we create that much better.

Please… If you like to read… then write. If you like to paint… then paint. Pick up that paintbrush and start. For writing, get to your keyboard and begin.

We think you’ll surprise yourself at your talents.
And, again… Thank You all for your kind and generous words of appreciation for our stories!

It means the world to us!

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Glenn here.

Just wanted to add that we never thought anyone would even read our work, let alone have downloaded our little stories thousands of times in such a short time.

Because of the kind words from you all, I will continue to write. I have, as Sasha had mentioned, been writing the Amanda Ackers novel series, with Sasha contributing several chapters to each book.

I had only begun writing the novel for fun, for our grandson Logan. I was not going to publish it, just print it out to give to him. However, with all the encouragement I have received via email, from those reading our little short stories, I have decided to publish the first two books of the Amanda Ackers series for FREE. Everyone keeps telling us we need to charge for them, so, should we decide to do so, they will be no more than $0.99 cents in U.S. Dollars :)

My many thanks to all of you, for your continued support.

Please feel free to contact Sasha and I at the following email address. We would love to hear from you, even to just say hi:

GlennAndSasha@gmail.com

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Reviews

Review by: Mikoto Tanaka on April 03, 2014 :
I read the first one and I thought it was okay. I decided to read the second one and it answered a lot of questions that I had, which is great. A lot of indie series seem to forget that sort of thing.
All in all it was enjoyable and well put together, so I'd recommend it if you like the hard core classic fantasy elements.
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Review by: Tasha Parker on March 03, 2013 :
Book two is awesome! Loved it even more than book one, and would not have thought that possible. Book two starts right off with action and picks up where book one left off, after the battle against wizards an gigantic spiders. I was left breathless at the end of book one, and found myself holding my breath and heart pounding within the first couple of chapters of book two. I can't say enough about this series. I hope they make this into a move, soon! I was actually lost in the story, feeling that I was right there with Amanda, Thian, Tia, Tianna and of course, little Sadie. I had read on the authors blog about how Glenn came up with the story, how he writes and how his characters sometimes, simply walk into the scene, like little Sadie did, when he had no previous knowledge of them. Glenn and Sasha are very creative, and I'll be reading every novel they produce. According to their blog and what I've read on Twitter, they have several other novels in the works. Can't wait. If you've read book one, you have got to read this book two. Wow!
(review of free book)

Review by: Tami Lee on March 03, 2013 :
Book one was outstanding. I wondered if book two could top the first book. WOW, did it ever! I've read book one three times and am on my second read of book two. I absolutely LOVE this series and cannot wait for book three. There is so much going on in this series. I know there is much more to Amanda than we know at this point, and I love little Sadie! What great characters and story line. If you have not picked up your copy of book two yet, do it now. If you have not read book one yet, get it first, since this is a continuing story and you will be lost without book one. Very well done!
(review of free book)

Review by: Dan Roberts on March 03, 2013 :
I just left a review for book one while finishing this book two.

Does book two deserve all the five stars? YES! If they had a ten star rating, it would get that as well.

I'm stunned that one of the authors, Glenn, has dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, and has never written before!

For someone who has never written a book, I'd say he and his wife Sasha have done an outstanding job!

If you think book one was great, wait till you read book two! Tons of action and you will have many of your questions from book one answered.

You have got to get book two. Five Stars hands down.

Can't wait for book three!!
(review of free book)

Review by: Sally May on March 03, 2013 :
OMG. This is by far the best series I've ever read.

Actually, I love it as much as I did the Harry Potter series and that's no joke.

This is a true FIVE STAR series.

Book two answers many of the questions raised in book one, and, we find out how Amanda was able to do all the things she did, and why she had so many adventures on the mountain.

You won't believe what happens in this book!!!

All I can say is, don't miss this series!

Can't wait for book three.

Five Stars!
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Review by: gary stuart on Jan. 31, 2013 :
Excellent work. You really have a lot of talent and shouldn't be selling projects this good for free. It is amazing and the characters really click. I love supernatural and witchcraft novels and this one was on the money. Top job.
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Review by: Pellia Ony on Dec. 09, 2012 : (no rating)
The second book in the Amanda Ackers series picks up right where the first left you hanging, which is a good thing. Amanda now has a gaggle of new friends and enters into a new and equally exciting series of adventures. Much backstory is provided on some of the items she found in her earlier travels which introduces a more epic storyline involving many more characters and their histories. I am excitedly looking forward to the third book of the series.
(review of free book)

Review by: Myrrh Medina on Aug. 15, 2012 :
i love the book!!
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Review by: April Humphrey on Aug. 09, 2012 :
I Recommend that you read these books!
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Review by: April Humphrey on Aug. 09, 2012 : (no rating)
Love both of the books and can't wait to read the next one. If you want a book that you cannot put down I suggest you read these :D
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Review by: Lexie Snyder on May 21, 2012 :
This was a great book! I loved the 1st one & was so excited when this one came out. It picks up exactly where the 1st one left off. I love that all of Amanda’s friends are together, even little Sadie! Once everyone went to Bellinora (and the ghost image of her mother) I loved learning how Amanda made it through all of her adventures in the 1st book, like the lizards, giant snakes, and the red mist. It also revealed how an innocent, pure child was able to wear the necklace, and become the Wielder of Power.

I’m so curious as to where this book is headed, because the authors did a great job of dropping clues thought the entire time Bellinora and her mother spoke with Amanda and even Thian. I suspect there is a background that we’re not aware of. While Amanda is from Earth, is she truly just a human? And if so, was she perhaps “made” human by Bellinora, or even her mother.Their, especially Bellinora’s, emotions were so heightened when talking with Amanda that I just can’t help but wonder what was going on behind the scenes. Amanda has no idea who her mother or father are, so there is a chance that her entire background will be completely different than we ever imagined. Or perhaps, there was a prophecy that Bellinora knows of and it involves Thian and Amanda.

I’m so curious as what the next book holds!!! I don’t remember if the book mentioned it, or I just thought about it while reading, but since the Wielder of Power has always been evil, it makes sense that many of the trapped souls would be “good” souls and might be able to help Amanda learn how to control herself and her actions, and use the necklace for good rather than evil.
Anyway, it’s a must read. The authors did a great job with the first book, and this one was even better!
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Review by: Annamarie May on March 30, 2012 :
Awesome! I love the Amanda Ackers series. I am a stay at home mom and read a lot! I loved the Harry Potter series, but I'm hooked on Amanda and her friends in this series now. I loved the first book of the series, once I got used to all the italics, understanding that is simply the writing style of the High Elves. But this book is truly awesome. Not only are there great adventures, but we learn why Amanda was able to do all the amazing things she had in book one. I'm getting the impression that there is a great deal more to Amanda than we know at this point. I rarely get so involved with the characters in a story, but, I feel very close to Amanda and her friends. They have become so real to me, I feel I actually know them. Loved this book and have recommended the series to dozens of friends.
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Review by: Tom Banks on March 30, 2012 :
Book Two is great! Took me two days to read and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Wow, do they ever go through some adventures! Their falling into the Bone Pit with all the creepy crawlies... Yuck!

The battle in Arcoma Village when they first arrive there.

The "test" Amanda went through with the Great Witch Bellinora, and the Face in the green vapor.

The adventure in Shadow Alley. And of course, the huge fight scene at the end with those hideous, giant... well, I won't spoil it and just say "creatures."

Wow just doesn't seem to come close. I really liked book one, but this one, simply outstanding! Can’t wait to see how book three starts, with the ending of this one so intense! And no, I do not know the authors personally, but very much love their work.
(review of free book)

Review by: Catherine Felton on March 28, 2012 :
More than worth waiting for! I got a Google Alert that a new work was published by these authors and was thrilled to see that it was book two of the Amanda Ackers series. I have only read the first few chapters, but the chapter "The Bone Pit" freaked me out! The terror Amanda and her friends go through almost immediately, had my heart racing and gave me chills… all those creepy crawlers, bones and skulls all over them. And all the bugs… EW! I LOVED IT! I just had to post a review now, and will review again once finished. Wow! This book rocks! You’ve got to read this series if you haven't already. I would recommend this series to anyone, and have!
(review of free book)

Review by: Andrina Mars on March 28, 2012 :
Oh my god! This book is so exciting in places, I was actually scared! Like another reviewer, I also, after reading book one of the series, wrote and asked if I could get an early copy. WOW! This book really is even better than book one. Amanda, Thian, Tianna, Tia, little Sadie and even some new friends, have many battles where Amanda is controlled by the evil spirits within the Necklace Of Power. Bellinora, the great witch, is stunned that a child is the Wielder of Power, but does not know how to control the power which can destroy all the good in all the realms of all the known universes. This series would make a fantastic movie! Simply an outstanding story. I’m hooked on Amanda and her friends.
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Review by: Layden McKinney on March 28, 2012 :
Outstanding! This is even better than Book One! I was one who was fortunate enough to have received an advance copy. I do not know the authors, just emailed and asked if I could get an early copy. In this new book, we find out how Amanda was able to do all the amazing things she did back on the earth realm, when she fought the frilled lizards, the huge flying lizards, the giant porcupine parrot flying creatures, and the gigantic snakes. Why she was driven up the mountain and could not find her way down, and was forced off the cliff. Amanda and her friends encounter many fierce battles with witches, wizards and terrifying creatures. If you have not read Book One yet, you need to start with that one, because this is a continuation of where Book One left off. This is a have to read book!
(review of free book)

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