I've been published under three pen names: as Emily Devenport, I wrote SHADE, LARISSA, SCORPIANNE, EGGHEADS, THE KRONOS CONDITION, and GODHEADS. As Maggy Thomas, I wrote BROKEN TIME, which was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. As Lee Hogan I wrote BELARUS and ENEMIES. My books have been published in the U.S., the U.K., Italy, and Israel. I'm writing as Emily Devenport again, and I have two new titles out from Smashwords: THE NIGHT SHIFTERS and SPIRITS OF GLORY.
I'm also an undergraduate studying Geology and a volunteer at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
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For Andrei Mironenko, the colony world of Belarus is the fulfillment of his dream to resurrect the glory of Imperial Russia. But floating around this supposedly pristine planet are strange artifacts, evidence of an ancient civilization. The builders of these artifacts are not extinct, and they are a species without mercy. Cruelty is their highest art form, and Humans their favorite prey . . .
You would think that dying is the worst thing that could happen to anyone – but for Pilot, death is just the beginning of his problems. There's no Heaven or Hell. Instead, Pilot finds himself perched between those two extremes, in a place peopled by misfits from every Age on Earth. Yet one Pale Lady thinks he can save them both. Will his inner compass lead them out – or into deeper darkness?
Siggy Lindquist was looking for something better than the life she left behind. What she found was a job at the Institute for the Criminally Insane, home to the Galaxy's deadliest criminals.
Now all Siggy wants to do is get through each day with her sanity intact. But when two of the Institute's deadliest criminals take an interest in her, she is caught up in a war between two races.
Spirits Of Glory
One morning, the people of the North woke up and the people of the South were gone. That’s the first thing every child learns on the colony world of Jigsaw. But for one girl, knowing about The Disappearance is not enough. Hawkeye wants to know why. Her curiosity won't let her refuse a journey to the Forbidden Cities, even though she's going into more danger than she can imagine.
The Night Shifters
They say you should never give up on your dreams. But Hazel thinks she has dreamed her life away, until she wakes in the City of Night and learns that her dreams aren’t just her greatest talent -- they are the key to her survival!
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Smashwords book reviews by Emily Devenport
- You Can't Shatter Me
on July 09, 2012
This book is well-written and engaging – but it's also brave, because it addresses a tough subject while other YA books are content to pursue vampire romance and zombie infestations. Don't get me wrong, those topics are fun. But if someone is bullying you, Edward isn't going to show up to toss the bully's tookus across the schoolyard, and the chances of getting bitten by a radioactive spider and developing superpowers are pretty slim. You need good advice.
I'm impressed by Tahlia's use of Zen Buddhism as a way to find the inner harmony you need to deal with the psychological abuse that's the worst part of bullying. People who abuse others don't just want to hurt them physically – that's frosting on the cake. They're really engaged in psychological warfare, in order to gain power over people.
I like her idea that you don't have to be passive about what kind of life you're going to lead. You can write yourself. Who do you want your character to be? What do you have to do to become that person? That, along with Tahlia's message that you don't have to accept being a victim, makes this a book worth reading. And for those of you who prefer romance – theres plenty of that too. If you've ever been bullied (and who hasn't?), give this book a try. It could change your perspective.