Book Spotlight: Soul Tempest by Stuart Greystone

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Book Title: Soul Tempest
Author: Stuart Greystone
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Available on: Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk
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Synopsis:

In the space of a single day, Axel Knight accidentally freezes his school, punches a monster (badly), then watches a mysterious police officer annihilate that monster with a snap of his fingers.

As weird days go, that was only the beginning.

Now a recruit in the Otherworld Police Department, Axel soon finds this new world has everything he’s ever wanted: swords, true companions, mythical creatures, big fireballs…and a league of soul-powered warriors, sworn to protect the innocent.

The problem? Axel’s ‘powers’ come in only one fiery flavour: chaotic destruction, with no hope of control. As Axel desperately fights to earn his place at the academy (and not explode his friends), a wave of strange monster attacks sweeps the globe, and the Otherworld’s most feared crime lord plans to steal a power greater than any other…

Book Spotlight: Alexander Lee And The Sunken Ship by Laura Austin

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Title: Alexander Lee And The Sunken Ship
Author: Laura Austin
Available on: Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk

Synopsis:
Join Alexander Lee as he enjoys each day and discovers so much along the way! He uncovers exciting clues from history and uses them to reveal an intriguing mystery! Read his tale, and you'll want to embark on more adventures with this fun shark!

Author Bio:
Laura has another Alexander Lee title available on Amazon, Alexander Lee To The Rescue and Tag With Jazz- a double feature. She also writes poetry and short fiction. She can be found on Twitter @kyhorrorstory.

Poem: Low Mood Takeover

Low Mood Takeover

It comes over quickly
Like a rush of gloom
Suddenly all happiness and excitement
Has been covered
Destroyed
Replaced with bad feelings
Doubting thoughts
Dark vibrations

As if observing your life
From the other side 
Of a sheet of glass
The good can't quite reach you
The lights are turned off
You feel so lonely
Not again
Not again

But when this feeling comes
There are two ways to go
Be consumed
Or
Strike

Change your scenery
Talk to someone you love
Do an activity you usually enjoy
And know it's ok to feel this way
But it doesn't define you
And it will not last

Poem: You're More Than Your Mind

 You're More Than Your Mind

Life is a strange thing
Our minds make us feel bad
Affecting our emotions
Causing physical symptoms
For things that do not matter

Thinking that we need to be productive
In our spare time
Thinking relaxing
Is a waste of time
Worrying about things
When this doesn't help at all
Worrying just saps our time

And it's hard to accept
Illness
Physical or mental or both
Question why me
Wish you were 'normal'
Like
Being ill makes you something less
But this is not true
All the things your mind tells you
Our minds like to lie
Take away our joy

But don't worry
There is a way
To let our minds think
But not be led astray
It's ok to be ill
You're as amazing as all the rest
Accept the bad thoughts
But don't let them win

Action is hard
But necessary
To feel the good feelings
You well deserve

Do not listen to your thoughts
Just sit and observe
Don't judge
Or interact
We are not our thoughts
Go do something
That fills you with joy
Stops your mind thinking
It's possible
Just try

I wish I could say
This is something that's fixed
With a click of your fingers
In a day or a week
But unfortunately
This takes time
Make it a routine
One day at a time

But it is worth it
To try every day
You deserve good times
Your life led your way