Today I bring you a spotlight on a new book series that’s very different from the normal books I’ve been sharing with you. Life’s about trying something new and unusual (to you)… so be prepared for a message from the author and illustrator of The Other Side! In today’s spotlight, you’ll not only be able to read a book, but it’s interactive… you can use QR codes, mirrors, and social media to find out what’s going on in the story… something for those who like to be challenged and have a graphic or a picture of what you’re reading… it sounds really exciting! Let’s hear from them…
“If one thought created the universe, then who was the first to think?”
These words painted the very concept of The Other Side.
It is a mystery and fantasy novel that delves into a parallel world that almost completely reflects our own.
If people reflect us, then what could we say about our emotions? Is our sadness a result of their happiness?
More on the story…
Leon J. Granttley is a seventeen-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a rare mental disorder known as; 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟. (DID for short)
To cope with this issue, he was forcibly enrolled in an institution known as the 𝐸𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝐹𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦. It is here where therapists help patients like him cope and adapt to their 𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠.
Despite his years of treatments…Leon’s family and friends would hear his ongoing complaints about this devilish voice in his mind…
One that would 𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐲 taunt him…
One that would 𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐲 tease him…
No matter what path Leon would choose, this 𝑣𝑜𝑖𝑐𝑒 would have a conflicting opinion to rival it. This 𝑣𝑜𝑖𝑐𝑒…would be so influential, that sometimes his choices would feel like they were not his own.
It is this reasoning that makes the authorities in Leon’s neighborhood believe that 𝒉𝒆 is the person who assaulted a kind young girl by the name of, 𝐴𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑒 𝑅𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑎𝑡ℎ.
Leon is the 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 one who believes that he did not harm this girl.
The citizens of 𝐴𝑢𝑟𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑒 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑦 say otherwise.
Find the truth of Leon’s innocence, on 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙊𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙞𝙙𝙚.
This ebook will be FREE from June 21st – June 25th!
𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐄𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊:
𝐐𝐑 𝐂𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬- These are tiny scannable squares that allow you to see 𝑒𝑥𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑙𝑦 where the main characters are! (iPhone or Android required)
Try it below!
iPhone Users: Open your camera function, and aim it to the square. A link will appear at the top of the screen.
Click it, and see what happens next…
Android Users: You will need a ‘qr code’ app.
𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐭- Occasionally you’ll find text within the story to be…ɘldɒbɒɘɿnυ……Only by holding those said words to a𝑚𝑖𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑟, will you decipher the riddles of wonder…
𝐓𝐎 𝐅𝐔𝐋𝐋𝐘 𝐄𝐍𝐉𝐎𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘: I highly recommend grabbing a copy of 𝑬𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒖𝒎 & 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒐𝒔.
It is a companion book that contains detailed illustrations that help explain 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 elements within the story. Of course, you don’t 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 this extra book, but according to many readers, it has livened their experience.
Samples of illustrations:
If you would like these detailed pictures inside your book, then I suggest getting 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑶𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒊𝒅𝒆: 𝑳𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑬𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. (Available in e-book and paperback form) Will be free on July 19th-24th!
Books are available here on Amazon: The Other Side: Limited Edition: https://t.co/UlRtFVgpmW
The Other Side: https://amzn.to/2urJDlM
Equilibrium & Chaos: https://amzn.to/2KX7iot
GoodreadsThe Other Side: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41004013-the-other-side
Equilibrium & Chaos: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40947790-equilibrium-chaos
We have MORE to allow you to keep up with the project:
A Youtube channel where there is an audiobook (voiced by talented voice actors).
An Instagram to keep you updated with promotions, reader reviews, and artwork.
A Patreon account with so far (12) Patrons who are helping ship books to willing readers around the world!
A Twitter account where you can hear more of my writing-related opinions.And lastly, merchandise! (Clothing, mugs, etc)
I’m sharing a limited-time opportunity for fans of young adult literature. Bacon Pie, a wonderfully acclaimed novel by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo, is available for only .99 cents on 4/27.
Lia Abbie has the easy life—kicking it back with old school video games, hanging out with her best friend Barnabas, and alternating her living schedule between the apartments of her two dads and her mom. Kiev Jimenez is a theater geek who loves him some Shakespeare and taking care of his pet armadillo. He has one set goal in life: obtaining the role of Horatio for the Hamlet school play. When a showdown between Lia and Kiev lands them in the principal’s office, they’re forced into volunteer work at the cringe-worthy Piggy Palooza Festival, or risk being suspended. Lia and Kiev aren’t thrilled about the situation, especially when it interferes with Lia’s relaxed life and Kiev’s theater role. But by working together, they may find more than just bacon—possibly a little love in the air.
You can learn more about the book on Goodreads or BookBub, and you can purchase it via Amazon. Between all the sites, it has hundreds of reviews and is still receiving mostly 5 stars. If you’re not convinced yet… check out my full review below…
“What I love most about this book is how it’s a finely balanced tale showcasing a few months’ events in a mixed group of teens without trying to teach huge moral lessons or be more than it needs to be.”