Summer Reading for YA with Fantasy Series!

All Young Adults out there need some exciting adventures in reading for summer or any time reading. This YA fantasy series will hopefully have six books in all. The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1) is on Amazon for your reading pleasure.

Book 2 is now in editing mode. This may take a little while before I can complete it. But hopefully I will have it all wrapped up by summer or before. Fingers crossed. It is an epic series to write with myriad characters, spells, creatures, places and more.

I have written in many different genres in the past. This is the first book I have written in the fantasy genre. I didn’t realize how involved and complicated a series like this could be. It can be overwhelming at times because of all the characters, creatures, spells, and villages with their rulers of which to keep track. My head is spinning trying to keep it all in place. You will see what I mean when you read Book1. I have provided a list of many of the characters, places, rulers, etc. so you won’t get confused. I hope you will enjoy all the action, adventures and surprises that will keep you turning pages. There are many pages to turn too.

Each book in this series may grow larger than the one previously unless I can rein in the characters and stop them from going on and on. I feel as if I am on a journey along with them. I never know where they are going to take me. The ending is always a surprise to me too. When I go into editing, it is as if I am reading it for the first time since it is all off the cuff. I may have to do some redirecting to get them on track if they go in the wrong direction. As I edit I feeling them whispering, sometimes yelling, into my ears to add this or take out that. It can be daunting! Yikes!

Let the Adventure Begin with Gateskin Chronicles today!


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?

I hope you will enjoy this series and that the characters will come alive for you as much as they have for me. They invade my mind day and night until I complete these stories. May I have the stamina and perseverance to complete it all and survive intact.

Here are some reviews I received from happy readers so far. Promos are by

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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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