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Below are my latest releases:
Glory, The Dust Chronicles Book 3
Ten weeks as the #1 Bestseller on Amazon.com for Teen Social Issues.
Glory is a Deviant. That is what she was always taught, growing up in the domed city of Haven. She has the power to kill with her gaze, but she’s learned to control this power and use it only against the monstrous Shredders, who survive on the asteroid dust that mutated their DNA.
Now living in a settlement Outside, Glory has the chance to embrace her “Gift” and reunite her remaining family. But she can’t hide from the threat of Shredder attacks or the knowledge of what Management is doing to the employees of Haven.
Can she face losing everything she has left to bring freedom to Haven? Will she choose the familiar safety of Cal’s love or risk Burn’s dangerous passion? Ultimately, Glory must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her family safe, and what it really means to be a monster.
This is the thrilling finale to The Dust Chronicles trilogy.
“Maureen McGowan has brilliantly composed a spectacular conclusion to The Dust Chronicles. The writing is tight, the subplots intricate, and the resolution gratifying.” — CanLit for Little Canadians
“I just finished Glory, the third book in the series. I loved all three books. They kept me captivated through out. Edge of my seat tension during major struggles, heart warming love and tearful losses is what made these books so great. I would love to see these stories made into a major motion picture some day. Thank you Maureen McGowan for sharing your imagination with us.” — A reader
“Love it! I absolutely fell in love with Glory and the entire series of The Dust Chronicles. The characters were personable, exciting, humble, scary, interesting and so much more. I would recommend these books to anyone who is ready for a great read and an adventure!!!!” — A reader
The Dust Chronicles Origins, Prequel Short Stories
In “Out of the Ashes”, seventeen year-old Jenna races to enter the domed city of Haven, when a sacrifice changes her fate.*
In “Valley of Dust”, Serena is stranded in the mountains, months after her class ski trip was cut short by asteroid strike fallout. How will this dwindling group of teens outrun Shredders and survive in a world where everything’s changing, even themselves.
* “Out of the Ashes” was previously published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson and is available to teachers and librarians through their iLit program.
Lost and Found, A Time Travel Romance Short Story
Jake is a man lost in time. No matter where he falls asleep, he wakes in the same place every day, in the same clothes, looking exactly as he did when he fell asleep on a Central Park bench in 1967. The date is always the same, only the year changes.
Does Kara, the beautiful cop who wakes him in 2009 hold the key to halting these random leaps through time? Or perhaps the key is the butterfly necklace given to him by a teenaged runaway when he landed in 1994?
Fans of quirky time travel like Life on Mars or Groundhog Day will enjoy this story about the power of true love.
“Lost and Found” was originally published in The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance
NOTE for my teen readers. This short story contains some adult language and situations.