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Praise for Guardians of the Gate:
The Gate of Lake Forest

“I really like how you capture Michael’s trepidation about asking Evelyn out, the angst, the worry. He is an interesting character. Certainly something the YA’s could sink their teeth into. –Diane

“Great characters with a well-defined love story.” -Amanda

“Well drawn characters, and skillfully painted scenes make this an effortless read.” –Mick R

“You have a good plot line here, as outlined in your pitch, and two interesting characters in Michael and Evelyn. Michael is a very likable character, a potential poet who is also athletic, quite unusual.” -Gerry McCullough,

“This is a fine piece of writing. It is romantic, thoughtful and engaging. There is a good premise here and a confident execution.”- Michael

“Let me start with telling you that you write well. You capture the scenes and make dialogs sound real. Teenagers, boys and girls alike, will most certainly love this. Michael is a bit of a strange boy, but he is someone likable and that is what this is about.” –Peter

That seems to be the way into their hearts and you seem to be on the right path with these novels. I think it is neat to have this incorporated into high school and the drama that ensues is humorous and heart warming.” -T.L Tyson

“I’m not used to the melodramatic descriptions in the narrative, but I think that’s what attracts the teenaged girl in all of us. In any case, it’s juxtaposed pretty nicely with the high school setting”. –John

“I have to say that your writing is most impressive. Your characterization is superb, these are characters that all young adults will relate to. You have described the setting vividly.” -Patrick Armstead

“I think the YA audience will love the premise of this, and identify strongly with the main characters. You invoke a plausible context with you evocative descriptions, and maintain a fast pace, driven by authentic dialogue. I think this book will do well.” -Tony

When a human and an elfin fall in love, what happens in forbidden romance?

Within the small town of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, there exists a quiet forest where a world undiscovered awaits. When soccer player, Michael Cole, of high school Green Mountain Falls sees the new girl Evelyn, coy yet intoxicating, walk into his senior English class he is forever changed.

His passion for her takes him deep into her heart and deep into her mystical world. Will their forbidden love be able to sustain them as their separate worlds collide, taking Evelyn and Michael on a magical journey into adventurous and perilous realms where dangerous creatures are determined to defeat them?

High school will never be the same...