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Kai Dante’s Stratagem (The Generations of the Oberllyn Family 5): Present Generations of the Oberllyn’s #2 by J. Traveler Pelton Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Spies, infiltrators, and a web of conspiracy threaten to tear apart the Oberllyn Family as the race to stop a shadow cabal hoping to take control over the world’s population heats up in author J. Traveler Pelton’s “Kai Dante’s Stratagem (The Generations of the Oberllyn Family 5)”, the second book in the Present Generations of the Oberllyn’s series. 

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The Synopsis

Kai Dante for President, indeed! The Oberllyns are back, and the family think tank is successful in diverting the virus that is destroying the fertility of the populace, but in return, Sanctuary is attacked and the family members are scattered to fight radiation sickness alone. Given only a strange poem they are sent by the Ice Lady, will Kai and Micah figure out the puzzle before they all die? Will any in the family survive to destroy the tyrant running the Brotherhood? And what do the Guide-stones have to do with all this?

The Review

This futuristic Christian sci-fi adventure and dystopian read was an exhilarating new chapter in a grand saga the author has been writing. The thing that strikes me every time I read a book in this series is how the author is able to incorporate such intricate and intimate details into the character’s backstories and their daily interactions with one another. The descriptive nature of the author’s writing really makes these characters come to life in a way that other novels are always able to fully capture, and makes the really emotional moments feel much more profound.

The dystopian nature of the novel seems to gain more importance in this book, as the stakes become even higher and the shady actions of this cabal led by the Ice Lady show just how far their reach has gotten inside of our world’s system, especially when it hits close to home for the Oberllyn family. The action and suspense open strong in the first chapter and just continue to ramp up as the author balances this out with engaging world-building.

The Verdict

A remarkable, heartfelt, and shocking series of twists and turns make this a truly remarkable read. The author expertly navigates the hardships and struggles of daily life in this dystopian world while also delving into the shady and heart-pounding nature of the government conspiracy angle of this memorable read. With a shocking finale, this is a truly entertaining story that readers won’t be able to put down. Be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

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About the Author

J. Traveler Pelton was born in West Virginia in the last century. She is active in her home church; enjoys having theological disputes with her friends, loves to cook a big meal and then takes a walk, discussing the ideas of what her friends/family are studying. She was the Nation’s Mother for her tribe for several years: she is still wife to Dan after 45 years, mother of six adults, a grandmother of eight, a Clinically Licensed Independent Social worker, a retired adjunct professor of social work at her local university and an avid reader. She is a cancer survivor. She studies science, technology, Biblical studies and human behavior. She is quick to draw parallels between different fields of thought and weave the ideas into a cohesive ideology that is at once practical, usable and thoughtful. Her books are the result of blending her life experiences with bureaucracy, studying science and nature, counseling and faith. She greatly enjoys the intersection of fantasy and possibility and hopes you enjoy it as well. We will see you on the other side of the imagination tree.

Her co-author of the fantasy series is her grandson T-bear. T Bear Pelton is a self-proclaimed gamer, a student of Kenpo, a Christian active in his home church, a Native American, a storyteller and a novice blacksmith. He lives with his grandparents, his Amazon parrot, and four Siamese on a small alpaca farm while working full time and dreaming of times when magic still existed and wishes sometimes actually came true. Enjoy this fantasy with him and for just a little while, suspend daily life for a dream of dragons and wizards, beautiful ladies and knights, magic and faith. Travel then with us to another time, another place and another dimension. Come to the future, after the War, when tech and magic combine with faith and fear.

Their farm, Springhaven Croft, is home to alpacas, dogs, Siamese cats, canaries, an eclectic group of chickens and an irascible Amazon Parrot named Gizmo. Traveler’s webpage is travelerpelton.com; she also has a FB page called Traveler Pelton. Come visit real soon!

Forged in Water and Fire: Book Four of the Falconcrest Chronicles by J. Traveler and T Bear Pelton Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

An ancient evil of the past threatens the United Kingdom as a hero and his brothers try to forge a new path into the future that blend magic and technology, and in the process bonds their clans with the dragons in a new world in author J. Traveler and T Bear Pelton’s “Forged in Water and Fire:”, the fourth book in the Falconcrest Chronicles Series. 

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The Synopsis

An ancient evil, left over from the Great War, threatens the five United Kingdoms. Lucan, his clan and family are called upon to stop the disaster while Francis and Eliza are trying their best to get married, David and Nightsong are having a baby and the dragons are forming unlikely alliances. Mage Hadrian is predicting some really odd things about the family heirs to be born. In response to the threat of backlash from the ancient warheads and radiation mutations, all the coastal towns are evacuated in anticipation of storm surges and tsunamis expected. In the midst of all the chaos, Lucan and his brothers try to reconcile what they have been taught of their past with what they discover in the Dead lands. Helped by their grandmother KayaMeika, the sorceress who lives with the dragonfolk, aided by a beautiful assassin tech from a faraway country where there is no magik, assisted by Hadrian and the wizards, they battle the remnants of the old times. In joining their magik with the technology of the new country, they unlock the secrets kept from them from centuries ago. New bonds are formed, old rivalries simmer as dragon and clansmen alike work to survive together in a new world forged of water and fire…and love.

The Review

This was a truly engaging and mesmerizing fantasy read. As a newcomer to the series, I was worried that I would be lost and the characters too far engaged in their roles to really invite new readers in. However, the authors have masterfully crafted this narrative to allow both new and old readers alike to enjoy it. From the list of characters, locations, and affiliations listed at the beginning of the novel to the inviting nature of the opening chapters that both jumped right into the character engagement and gave readers a glimpse into the inner-workings of this world, this novel really did a great job of being inviting and entertaining all at once. 

What really stood out as a new reader to me was the way the authors melded elements of sci-fi into the larger fantasy world and mythos that the authors have already established. Exploring the concept of blending magic and science into one working society was not only imaginative and creative but spoke to me on a personal level as a firm believer in paranormal exploration in all fields. Embracing the past and the future could make for a much bolder and exciting new present, and the authors really captured this theme and tone perfectly in their storytelling.

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The Verdict

An impactful, mythological, and thrilling new fantasy chapter in a fantastic new fantasy series, authors J. Traveler and T Bear Pelton’s “Forged in Water and Fire” is a must-read fantasy series. The fourth book in a fun and exciting new fantasy world, the story does a great job of exploring the tumultuous yet fruitful path to finding alliances and peace amongst former enemies, and facing the past can lead to a much brighter future. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

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About the Author

J. Traveler Pelton was born in West Virginia in the last century. She is active in her home church; enjoys having theological disputes with her friends, loves to cook a big meal and then takes a walk, discussing the ideas of what her friends/family are studying. She was the Nation’s Mother for her tribe for several years: she is still wife to Dan after 45 years, mother of six adults, a grandmother of eight, a Clinically Licensed Independent Social worker, a retired adjunct professor of social work at her local university and an avid reader. She is a cancer survivor. She studies science, technology, Biblical studies and human behavior. She is quick to draw parallels between different fields of thought and weave the ideas into a cohesive ideology that is at once practical, usable and thoughtful. Her books are the result of blending her life experiences with bureaucracy, studying science and nature, counseling and faith. She greatly enjoys the intersection of fantasy and possibility and hopes you enjoy it as well. We will see you on the other side of the imagination tree.

Her co-author of the fantasy series is her grandson T-bear. T Bear Pelton is a self-proclaimed gamer, a student of Kenpo, a Christian active in his home church, a Native American, a storyteller and a novice blacksmith. He lives with his grandparents, his Amazon parrot, and four Siamese on a small alpaca farm while working full time and dreaming of times when magic still existed and wishes sometimes actually came true. Enjoy this fantasy with him and for just a little while, suspend daily life for a dream of dragons and wizards, beautiful ladies and knights, magic and faith. Travel then with us to another time, another place and another dimension. Come to the future, after the War, when tech and magic combine with faith and fear.

Their farm, Springhaven Croft, is home to alpacas, dogs, Siamese cats, canaries, an eclectic group of chickens and an irascible Amazon Parrot named Gizmo. Traveler’s webpage is travelerpelton.com; she also has a FB page called Traveler Pelton. Come visit real soon!

Just Before Dying, He Prayed For You by J. Traveler Pelton Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Author J. Traveler Pelton works to explore the final moments of Jesus Christ’s life before he was taken by the soldiers and betrayed by Judas in the book, “Just Before Dying, He Prayed For You”. 

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The Synopsis

The last hours of Christ on this earth were intense; this book looks at just a few minutes of that time. John the beloved records that while Jesus was in Gethsemane, He had struggled with God, won the battle of self; and as the soldiers and Judas were heading His way, He took time out of the little He had left to turn to God and pray for us, all down through the eons of time, from then until now, and asked God to stay with us, to protect us, to lead us. He commended us to God the Father. When He completed His prayer, the guards came, and the torture of His passion took His attention for the next 24 hours as He was judged, tried and killed. His last thoughts were on you. Walk with Him in the Garden, think on His last words for us, understand His love. Whether used for the 40 days of lent or another time of spiritual emphasis, these 41 chapters will change your life.

The Review

This was such a unique and interesting read. While I must confess I myself am not religious and did not approach the book from that perspective, I think Christian readers are going to absolutely love the book. The heartfelt story focuses on the last recorded prayer of Jesus to his father and highlights his deep connection to humanity. 

For me, history was a huge draw for this narrative. The climate and social dynamics of the people not only within Jesus’s group of followers, but the government and citizens around them all were fascinating to see unfold, and the comparisons the author made to present-day issues were insightful to read. 

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The Verdict

A memorable, thought-provoking, and engaging read for Christian readers especially, author J. Traveler Pelton’s “Just Before Dying, He Prayed For You” is a rich and thoughtful read. While I couldn’t identify with the more religious aspects of the book, the history was rich and fascinating to see unfold, and the exploration of modern history in comparison is a brilliant read. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today.

Rating: 8/10

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About the Author

J. Traveler Pelton was born in West Virginia in the last century. She is active in her home church and was the Nation’s Mother for her tribe for several years. She is still wife to Dan after 47 years (He is so long-suffering!), mother of six adults, a grandmother of nine, a Clinically Licensed Independent Social worker in private practice, a retired adjunct professor of social work at her local university, and an avid reader. She lives on a mini-farm with her husband, seven alpaca, a flock of spoiled chickens, five Siamese cats, four Pomeranians, a talkative Amazon parrot named Gizmo, and her aviary of canaries. Traveler enjoys the intersection of fantasy, possibility, creativity, and speculation. Join her on the other side of the imagination tree. She’ll be sitting there waiting for your visit.

Calm Instead of Clamor: How to Control the Natural Gift of Fear by J. Traveler Pelton Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A new path to overcoming anxiety takes center stage in author J. Traveler Pelton’s book, “Calm Instead of Clamor: How to Control the Natural Gift of Fear”. 

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The Synopsis

In today’s world, people are frightened, anxiety is at an all-time high and lowering the stress of daily life can seem impossible. J. Traveler Pelton LISW-S, wrote Calm Instead of Clamor in order to try and stem the anxiety that seems endemic in our society. Today’s fear is rooted in many things, the present pandemic, the climate, the economy, family problems, past trauma, or spiritual despair. This book will show you a path, clear and simple, to get your anxiety under control. Using time-proven and clinically correct exercises, Traveler leads you step-by-step to a quieter, more fulfilling life. Your new life will feature less stress, more serenity, and joy instead of panic, clamor, and fear. Isn’t it time you did something to help yourself find quiet in your soul and mind? You are so worth it! Claim your calm!

The Review

The author does a good job here of striking a balance between psychology and Christian Science and beliefs. While many of you know I myself am not religious, I found the author’s candor and approach to be memorable and attainable from various angles and belief systems. While many Christians will feel a special connection to the author’s words, the nature of fear and how it impacts us all is felt in every chapter, and the author does a great job of exploring this from more than just her religious background. 

This book did a wonderful job of implementing these calming techniques while tying it all into the real-world effect that COVID-19 has had on us all. The pandemic’s isolation and fear have amplified so many of our own personal fears that anxiety has never been more prevalent in our world. The author does a great job of not only acknowledging this but showcasing both personal, religious-based thinking with practical and helpful techniques that will help many dealing with their own anxieties. 

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The Verdict

A heartfelt, unique, and calming self-help style book that delves into the root of our fears and finds the means to calm ourselves, author J. Traveler Pelton’s “Calm Instead of Clamor: How to Control the Natural Gift of Fear” is a must-read. The author has a way of connecting with readers on a personal level and offers a wide variety of calming exercises that readers from all backgrounds will be able to implement. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

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About the Author

J. Traveler Pelton was born in West Virginia in the last century. She is active in her home church and was the Nation’s Mother for her tribe for several years. She is still wife to Dan after 47 years (He is so long-suffering!), mother of six adults, a grandmother of nine, a Clinically Licensed Independent Social worker in private practice, a retired adjunct professor of social work at her local university, and an avid reader. She lives on a mini-farm with her husband, seven alpaca, a flock of spoiled chickens, five Siamese cats, four Pomeranians, a talkative Amazon parrot named Gizmo, and her aviary of canaries. Traveler enjoys the intersection of fantasy, possibility, creativity, and speculation. Join her on the other side of the imagination tree. She’ll be sitting there waiting for your visit.