Book for Young Adults – New Fantasy Series – in time for Christmas!

Have you begun your shopping for Christmas yet? Believe it or not it will be here before you know it! Yikes! I have decided to give a lot of gift certificates or things that I made to everyone on my list. How about you?

If you need some ideas, of course, I can suggest purchasing a book. Books make perfect gifts when you don’t know the person’s size or taste in clothes but do know he/she loves to read. I am an avid reader in many different genres, that is why I write in several genres.

This is my first book in a new fantasy series that is for young adults – ages – 13+. So far I have received some wonderful reviews from adults who have read it. I love to read young adult books even middle-grade or preteen books also. They can be very entertaining.

Are you ready to begin this epic series with me? Share with family and friends and get into the myriad characters, places, spells, etc. that will keep you wanting more. All my books make lovely gifts for all ages and all occasions.

My goal in writing for MG/PT/YA is to encourage all ages to read daily to enhance their creativity, increase their vocabulary and enable them to live healthier and happier lives. Keep reading and I will keep writing. Thank you! Happy Reading!

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


This is Book 1 of a fantasy series that will have six books in all. In this book learn about the three children of King Gateskin and his wife, Queen Solinara. The children have had powers since they were quite young..

Serena was three years old when she learned of her power to move objects with her mind. Her brother, Simon, can fly and their sister, Catalina, can become invisible or blend into her surroundings. They live with their parents in Sovorotskina, the Land of Light.

With these powers comes responsibility. The children must try to use their powers for the common good and responsibly to help others. The three children befriend a Sprite named Spindle who accompanies them on their adventure. Along the way they meet up with their aunt and uncle, their mother’s brother and his wife, Wizard Hotenfaran and Fairy Procelina. The group must travel into the evil land of Parotovina, Land of Darkness, to save King Gateskin, who was kidnapped, and also rescue some of the descendants of their friends and fellow Sovorotskinans who were captured and taken by the Evil Ones. These descendants have been waiting a long time to be free to return to the villages of their ancestors.

The children have many trials and adventures along the way. Will they be able to rescue their father and fellow Sovorotskinans without endangering their own lives? Will the evil King Kaposkaran and his Queen Beregina stop Serena and her siblings from being successful or will they turn Serena and her siblings to their dark ways?

Here is a book trailer that I recently created on Animoto.

Here are some reviews of The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1):

Writing in this genre was a little daunting at first. But once the characters took off so did the story. They were all vying for being the center of attention. Sometimes I have to take a break from all their voices talking to me at once. Sigh!

I will be taking a little break from completing book 2. I hope to have it completed by February or March of 2022. Fingers crossed at this time! Ha!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. I appreciate your support and any reviews you post wherever my books are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Book for Young Adults – New Fantasy Series – in time for Christmas!

  1. Jan Sikes says:

    Congratulations, Janice!! Best wishes with this new release!

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