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Elijah wakes up in a cage, and can barely remember anything about himself or his situation. He fights his way alone to escape a building full of bizarre and deadly monsters, while learning disturbing truths about himself. Once he finds the way out, he has to pass it up and keep fighting to rescue hiw wife and child from his nemesis.

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has previously published three other books and various short stories, as well as spending two years as a journalist for The Michigan Daily Newspaper. He studied creative writing under the tutelage of Jonis Agee, author of “Strange Angels” and “South of Resurrection.”

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Melissa6 portrait Growing up in Ontario, Canada, M.J. was the only child of a single mom.  Her passion for the arts ignited at a young age as she wrote adventure stories and read them aloud to close family and friends.  The dramatic arts became a focus in high school as an aid to understanding character motivation in her writing.  Majoring in Theatre Production at York University, with a minor in English, she went on to teach both elementary and high school for 10 years throughout Simcoe County. M.J. currently lives with her husband and young son in Caledon, Ontario.  She keeps busy these days with her emerging authors’ website Infinite Pathways: hosting writing contests, providing editing services, free publicity tips, book reviews, and opportunities for authors to build their writing platform and portfolio.  In addition she writes articles and edits freelance as she continues her own creative writing working toward completing the next book in the Chronicles Series. Time’s Tempest: The Chronicles of Xannia (1) is M.J.’s debut science fiction novel.  She firmly believes that if she hadn’t been born a Virgo, she wouldn’t be half as organized as she needs to be to get everything done from one day to the next.

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Master Sgt. Joseph Martel, from the 480th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, returns to Spangdahlem Airbase, Germany, on September 21st, from deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, with a new mission: to surprise his son, Justin, at his high school football game.

Here are a few ideas for activities moms can enjoy with their sons. Because all boys are not created equal, this list is by no means exclusive. There are a gazillion things you’re your boys may like to do that are not included here. But these are the things I’ve found that help me to connect with my own son.

1. For the Sports-Minded – Whether tickets to a ball game or shooting hoops in the driveway, you’ll score some major points by integrating sports into your time together. My son’s favorite sport is tennis and we often take to the courts for a game or two. Sometimes he even wins!

2. For the Adventurous – Even if you don’t particularly relish the thought of skydiving, rock climbing or bungee jumping, allowing him to participate in an adventurous activity like these will not only get his adrenaline pumping but will immediately put you on the “cool mom” list.

3. For the Action-Oriented – I played laser tag for the first time on my son’s thirteenth birthday and I had a blast! Guys love the chance to play Rambo and practice their shooting skills. If you haven’t tried laser tag or paint ball, give it a shot. You may just discover a new way to connect with the target – your son’s heart.

4. For the Comedian – If your guy loves to laugh and joke around, how about taking him to a comedy club? Check out comedy clubs that cater to teens. There are also plenty of Christian Improv groups who appear in local churches. Another option is heading to the movie theater to see the latest comedy. Just be sure to check out to see whether the content is suitable for your son.

5. For the Hungry Man – All the guys I know love to eat! While many boys aren’t really into baking, if you ask them to help you whip up a big batch of brownies, you’ll probably be surprised at how quickly they show up in the kitchen. Baking (or cooking) together provides a great opportunity to get to your son’s heart through his stomach.

6. For the Creative – If your son is musical, consider tickets to a concert. If he loves to paint, surprise him with a trip to your local art gallery. Is he a writer? Take him to a book signing of an author he enjoys.

7. For the Gamer – Spend the day at an arcade. Shoot pool, play air hockey or try your hand at a few popular video games. Ask your son to teach you how to play. This gives him a chance to show off his knowledge and will help bring your relationship to another level.

Relating to your son is not always easy. But by taking an interest into an activity he loves, you’ll be on your way to bonding in a new and exciting way. And who knows? You may just find a new favorite hobby along the way.



Your little girl really loves her toys, especially those stuffed animals, dolls & Barbies – they are her friends! You should feel privileged when she asks you to join in. All you need to do is spend a few minutes playing with her dolls and toys, and she’ll love you for a long time! Make it fun by holding a stuffed animal or doll and talking in a cute and funny voice. Let your daughter run the show and be the boss of what you two will be playing and how you’re going to play. Remember, this is her arena and she’s the princess.


When you read her favorite books to her, use your imagination and change your voice for each of the characters – you’ll have her laughing in no time!  This would be a great time to help her reading skills as well.  Take your time and don’t correct her pronunciation too soon.  Wait for her cue as she looks up to you for help.


This is where getting dirty and messy is what it’s all about!  Wear old clothes and really get into it when you create that finger painting masterpiece.  Ask your daughter what crafts she would like to do.  When you’re done, display the finished craft for the whole family to admire.  Really dote on your daughter in front of everyone.


Whether you make cookies or tonight’s supper, cooking is a great time to show your daughter that you have skills!  (Hint: if you’re not a cook, don’t be afraid to ask for guidance.)  This is another opportunity to teach your little girl some things about measuring, pouring, cooking times, etc.  But please, make it simple the first time – and make it taste good!


Get outside and breathe in the fresh air.  Listen to all those wonderful sounds of nature (or city sounds).  As you’re walking, take your daughter’s hand and chat with her.  Ask her questions about what’s going on in her life.  Try to refrain from talking all about yourself unless she asks.  Make it all about her and her world.  Here is where you can find out neat and interesting things about your daughter.  Don’t forget to bring a little money just in case an ice cream truck pulls up, or you pass by a store where you can stop for a soda and snack.


Warning!  First things first – give your daughter a budget of what you’re going to spend.  Remember, she really doesn’t care how much you spend, only that you’re spending time with her.  Sure, you could shop online and have toys and clothes and jewelry delivered right to your door – but what’s the FUN in that?


Think Date Night.  Both of you really dress up for the occasion.  Get Mom or someone to put a little makeup on your daughter, and to fix her hair nice.  You – nice slacks and tie and shoes, please don’t be under-dressed.  You want to show off your little girl!  Don’t forget to be a gentleman and open doors and pull out her chair – she needs to see how a future acceptable boyfriend needs to act.  Share a dessert.


Pick out a good family movie, one that will leave both of you happy in the end.  If you feel comfortable, sneak in some snacks, but definitely get the popcorn and drink.  After the movie, drive around for awhile and talk about the movie.  Explain any parts that she didn’t understand.


Here is where an adventure can get a little expensive or take a lot of time, but it’ll be worth it.  Don’t forget to bring a camera and/or video camera to record your adventure.  Remember to take your time and not rush through any part where your daughter seems to be lingering.  Enjoy the moment!  Have joy in the journey, not the destination.


Sometimes, you just need to scoop up your little girl in your arms and whisk her away to a fantastical adventure out of town!  Take her camping, to a relative’s, to a neighboring town.  But please don’t just fly by the seat of your pants – this will take planning if you want utter success.  Also, when you plan the getaway, your daughter will know, and she’ll love you for it!

Let this short list be a starting point for you and your daughter to discover each other, grow closer together, and make wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

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