Friday, October 18, 2013

Introducing the Emblazoners!

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you! I’m Lisa Orchard the bestselling author of the Super Spies series, and I’d like to introduce you to a coalition of authors who have banded together to “Emblazon Stories on the Hearts of Children.” We call ourselves the “Emblazoners” and we write for that Upper Middle Grade/ Lower Young Adult Market or succinctly put the “Tween” Market. To check out the Emblazoner Website, click this link:

I love writing for this age group and I know the other Emblazoner authors feel the same way. It’s such an exciting time full of new experiences and emotions. There’s also a lot of angst associated with these years. To alleviate some of that angst we strive to keep our stories entertaining, while at the same time teaching with them. Whether it’s a life lesson weaved through out a suspenseful mystery, or a history lesson with a time travel thread.
Many of the Emblazoner authors use humor to tell their story and this age group loves that, especially the physical humor found in many of our comedy movies today.  So if you’re looking for some great books to give to the tweens in your life. Check out the Emblazon Website, I’m sure there’s something there for even the most reluctant reader. Here’s the link:

Below is a sample of some of the books found on the site and there are many more! So check out the site, you’ll be glad you did!

 This book opens in a small town in Michigan where fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman. One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own fact-finding mission.  The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the inquest. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. To make matters worse, the police don’t even believe them. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer, or die trying…


When 13-year-old Amanda Sault and her annoying classmates are caught in a food fight at school, they’re given a choice: suspension or yard duty. The decision is a no-brainer. Their two-week crash course in landscaping leads to the discovery of a weathered stone arch in the overgrown back yard. The arch isn’t a forgotten lawn ornament but an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis.
Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers–legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from the evil Belial–Amanda and her classmates are sent on an adventure of a lifetime. Can they find the young Robin Hood and his merry band of teens? If they don’t, then history itself may be turned upside down.

amazon Cycles-cover-ebook with kindle book review

When Renee discovers that her neighbor, Dr. Dawson, has bags of his dead daughter’s frozen blood stored in his basement, she decides it’s up to her to uncover the doctor’s mysterious past. What she learns, however, is not what she expects. Now she and her friend Sam Miller are on the run, hiding from scientists who want to use what the two teenagers know to change human life forever.

The Candle Star

After a moment of high spirits—a tantrum, her mother called it—Emily is sent from the plantation to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There she meets Malachi, the son of freed slaves, who challenges everything she’s grown up believing. With plenty of bumps and humor, their abrasive relationship develops into respect, then friendship. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is lodged in the hotel.

Over the sound of the snapping fire, she heard Vontu whispering, “But why do they hate her? Why did he call her ‘Death’?”
Marki held her breath and picked at the scrapes on her arms, listening to how Isbi would answer. The reply came carefully.
“She has been unfortunate throughout her life in that death seems to follow her bursts of temper. She blames herself—says she made the people die, but she’s never hurt anyone. She only throws words.”
“She made them die?”
“That’s what she believes…and so do others in The Village.”
What Marki doesn’t know is that she is one of the legendary lost Ancients, and she is the Governor of Death–and that she will take part in saving her whole world.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. There are more books available over at the Emblazon site. I'm sure you'll find something that will appeal to your tween. If you'd like to check out the books just click this link:


Lisa Orchard said...

Just an FYI for everyone Lia London's book "The Circle of Law" is free on Fridays in October! This would be a good time to check it out! :)

Sharon Ledwith said...

Hugs for the mention, Lisa! Yes, the Emblazon authors do offer many great reads for tweens and 'kids' of all ages! LOL! Cheers for your support, girl!

Lisa Orchard said...

You're welcome Sharon! Thanks for stopping by!