Sue’s Bookshelf

A Singular Gift
by Sue Santore
Published: May 2011
Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Magical fantasy — all ages,


Jean Ryan has inherited a singular gift, a gift of magic.  She must learn to use her inherited magic gift before the opposing dark magic forces destroy her world. Jean and Wayne, her friend, work together to discover why her gift has attracted the attention of an evil circle of magic users and how to combat them.

As she learns to use her magic, Jean finds revenge bites backwards, friends are not always what they seem, and that magic is not a toy. In the end she has to stand alone against an evil worse than any she has ever imagined.

Here’s what Jean has to say about her story:

I never dreamed magic was real until my grandmother gave me the box just before she died.  She told me to use the box carefully and that I was the only one who could use the box and the artifacts until I passed it on to someone else, that it rested on my shoulders now.  But she didn’t tell me what “it” was.

At first I used the magic as a toy.  I mean, what fourteen-year-old wouldn’t?  Doesn’t everyone wish she could do magic?  Soon I had to show my two best friends.  Wayne, my oldest best friend, grew up with me.  Karen, my new best friend, only moved to our town last year.  Wayne helped me learn to use my magic, while Karen became obsessed with my box and kept trying to talk me into giving it to her.  Horrible things happened.  People almost died.  Why did so many people want my magic box?  With a sense of urgency hanging over me, I had to learn to use my new powers fast. 

Imagine my fear when I read Grandma’s journals and found what she expected me to use the magical powers for.  
How could I possibly do this?
How could I not try?

A Singular Chance

by Sue Santore

Available as an e-book on Amazon.

Deep in a Cave in Arkansas, Wayne Pierce finds two sources of magic.  One is ancient and one is evil. The evil comes from their old enemy, the Dark Circle.  They are still trying to find a way to bring a demon into our world to take control.  To Wayne’s horror, he finds the evil circle is using his own cousin and her unborn infant. Wayne and his friend, Jean, must confront the source of the evil and break the spell. Just when they think they have succeeded, the Dark Circle captures them and they must fight for their own lives as well.

This clean, fast paced fantasy is suitable for ages 10 to adult.  A Singular Chance is a sequel to A Singular Gift.

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