Janice (J. E.) Spina’s Books

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Dragon Series For Children

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

This is a magical series about Drystan the dragon and his friends.

These dragons are colorful, engaging and fun to read about.

They teach children the importance of friendship, caring for one another, being kind to others, and it’s okay to be different.

All dragons are of different colors and their names begin with the letter ‘D’ – a fun way for young children to learn the letter ‘D’ and colors.

In Book 1 Drystan makes a few friend, Durward, who invites him to visit the Land of the Rainbows.

While they are there they have an adventure. Find out what the dragons do to save the day.

5 Star Review: As a grandmother, I know how important friends are to our children and who better to show the way than two beautifully illustrated dragons. As parents and grandparents, we seek to purchase books that will capture the imagination, while teaching valuable life lessons.

Award Winning Author Janice Spina and her husband John (illustrator) has created this amazing first book, in this dragon series.

Brightly colored illustrations will capture the child’s imagination as they read, or as an adult reads to them. The rhymes will stick in their mind, as he or she discovers a friendship between a red dragon named Drystan and a blue dragon named Durward.

The adventure unfolds in the Land Of Rainbows, where the two dragons extend their friendship to a colorful mother blue bird and her family, while lessons about helping others are learned.

I highly recommend this book as a good bedtime story, or go anywhere travel book. Five more books in this series are in the creative process. I invite you to purchase ‘Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1’ and watch for each new dragon book as it is published.

Review by Theodocia Mclean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre:  Children’s Books, Preschool-Grade 3, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732528845?_encoding=UTF8&isInIframe=0&n=283155&ref_=dp_proddesc_0&s=books&showDetailProductDesc=1#product-description_feature_div

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Drystan-Dragon-Friends-Book-Durward-ebook/dp/B084F19KLX/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Abby & Holly Series

Abby & Holly: School Dance (Book 1) by Janice Spina (Author),
John Spina (Illustrator)

This is Book 1 of a series of Abby & Holly books.

These two girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series.

The girls are first cousins on their mothers’ side. They moved to the quiet town of Lindon, New Hampshire and live in a grand old Victorian which is haunted.

The cousins are excited about attending the 6th grade dance.

When their friend, Justine, is bullied, Abby and Holly, along with the help of a ghost and Davey & Derek, work together to formalize a plan to put a stop to the bullying.

This book won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards in August of 2019.

Review by Mrs. D.
July 24, 2018
5.0 out of 5 Stars
Say hello to the Abby and Holly series!
Format: Kindle Edition

“Move over, Davey and Derek? Or maybe not… The duo is back, and the girls and boys are taking the world by the horns with another thrilling adventure! The haunted house! The mysterious ghost! The undying friendship! Good life lessons! And no more bullying!

Abby and Holly are cousins. The girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey and Derek Junior Detectives series.

Janice Spina has beautifully blended two separate series in her new book, which is meant to entertain and educate middle grade readers. This time she sent two girls to solve a mystery that was quite intriguing. While trying to be just normal students, team members are dealing with serious issues so common for sixth graders: jealousy, intolerance, and bullying. The story is fun and adventurous, but the author smartly implants very important seeds that touch on problems so familiar for a middle school audience.

In this new book, Abby and Holly team up with their friends Davey and Derek, two shy but very experienced young detectives. The team needs to find out who is sabotaging one of their classmates, Justine, who plans her sixth-grade school dance. Fearing that the girl is being bullied, the team members work closely with each other and their friends.

The story is sweet. It flows smoothly, just like other books from this wonderful author, which manages to surprise the young readers with perfectly developed characters and a wise plot. Even if the readers haven’t had the chance to get familiar with the Davey and Derek series, they won’t feel lost or have a hard time connecting the new story to Davey and Derek. And just like me, I hope the girls and boys will jump into the new adventures with a touch of fantasy, mystery, and some stronger feelings like love, forgiveness, and being kind to each other.

“Abby and Holly: School Dance” is one of those books that will make children feel good about themselves. The lessons of friendship and kindness are nicely incorporated into a fun story, which will put a smile on children’s faces. Trouble. Solution. Sweet first love. Friendship. And kindness. All of these qualities are in one book for young readers to enjoy. Yes, Justine is bullied, but she has a strong group of friends behind her, which helps her to overcome the fear of bullies. And with the help of her friends, the bullies may change their attitude too.

I am delighted that this book carries strong messages about the importance of being compassionate, kind, loving and accepting. It teaches teens to remember how they would feel if their places were reversed. Another entertaining and teaching series for middle schoolers by Janice Spina!

* I received this book as a gift from the author and chose to review it without compensation.”

Message From The Author: This book came to me after I received a request from a reader for a series for girls like the one I wrote for boys, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives. I introduced Abby and Holly in Book 5 of Davey & Derek series and the idea was born to write a series for the girls.

I think both boys and girls will love this new series since Davey and Derek are in this book and will most likely appear in the next one. The girls and boys will combine their skills to solve more mysteries.

I love to hear from readers about my books and welcome reviews wherever the books are purchased. Happy reading everyone!

With Blessings & Hugs, Janice Spina

Product Details:
Series: Abby & Holly (Book 1)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Fantasy & Magic Books

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Abby-Holly-School-Dance-1/dp/0998240486/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Holly-School-Dance-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B07F7MW7L6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Abby & Holly: Unfortunate Events (Book 2) by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

Abby and Holly are cousins who are more like sisters. They enjoy doing everything together.

Holly lives with Abby and her family in a haunted Victorian. Holly must deal with some difficult decisions in her family when unexpected and unfortunate events come to pass.

Abby is there to lend support to Holly along with two ghostly apparitions, Felicity and Minerva, who live in Abby’s house. These specters provide some magical and helpful advice along the way as they watch over Holly during this difficult time.

The girls’ friends, twins Davey and Derek Donato, from their own series, pop in to support Holly and bring some fun and comical relief to the story.

Review by Michelle Clements James
October 20, 2018
5.0 out of 5 Stars
A Stellar Book With Important Lessons
Format: Kindle Edition

“I am so excited about the Abby and Holly Series for girls, but it could be equally enjoyed by boys. In Abby & Holly Series Book 2: Unfortunate Events, Abby’s cousin, Holly, is faced with some difficult issues. While her parents are away on overseas jobs, Holly is living with Abby. Things go downhill when her parents return for a visit and her mother becomes ill. Throughout this trying time, Holly has a tremendous amount of support from Abby, her Aunt Jane and Uncle Bob, and two ghosts who live in Abby’s house, Felicity and Minerva. Of course, their friends Davey and Derek are there to help, too.

As with all of Spina’s children’s books, Unfortunate Events teaches life lessons such as respect, kindness toward others, and the importance of being polite. This book concentrates on handling the unexpected and overcoming life’s disappointments. The unexpected was Holly’s mother’s illness and hospital stay. With the love of her extended family, Holly was able to cope with her worry for her mother. Disappointment was addressed when her father announced that he was flying out to finish his work overseas. He explained to Holly the importance of fulling his obligations to his employer.

I highly recommend Abby & Holly Series Book 2: Unfortunate Events to all middle-graders, both girls and boys. The storyline is one that will keep children interested with its elements of suspense and mystery. Though there are references to a childhood crush, they are not a major component of the story and certainly not enough to deter boys’ interest. And who doesn’t love a friendly little ghost or two! As with all the author’s children’s books, this one is true to her ideals of writing books that encourage children to read while incorporating those all-important life lessons. As a book I think every parent will want their daughters and sons to read, I give Unfortunate Events 5 stars!”

Message From The Author:

This book came to me after I received a request from a reader for a series for girls like the one I wrote for boys, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives. I introduced Abby and Holly in Book 5 of Davey & Derek series and the idea was born to write a series for the girls.

I think both boys and girls will love this new series since Davey and Derek are in this book and will most likely appear in the next one. The girls and boys will combine their skills to solve more mysteries.

I love to hear from readers about my books and welcome reviews wherever the books are purchased. Happy reading everyone!

This book won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2019!

With Blessings & Hugs, Janice Spina

Product Details:
Series: Abby & Holly Series (Book 2)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Fantasy & Magic Books

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Abby-Holly-Book-Unfortunate-Events/dp/0998240494/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Abby-Holly-Book-Unfortunate-Events-ebook/dp/B07JDRGYDK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Abby & Holly: Secrets Of The Trunk (Book 3) by Janice Spina (Author)and John Spina (Illustrator)

Join Abby and Holly in Book 3 as the cousins discover a new presence in their old Victorian while they are cleaning out the library of old books.

They are not sure if this specter is benign or otherwise. This being leads them to the old trunk they discovered in Book 2 which holds many secrets and puzzles that they feel compelled to solve.

They enlist the help of their ghost friend, Felicity, who inhabits their home. She is a benevolent entity that once lived in their house from a century ago. She watches over the girls and vows never to leave them unless they request her to do so.

There will be surprises and ghostly visits that will keep readers enthralled as Abby and Holly work together to uncover the secrets of the trunk.

Review by Trish
September 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 Stars
Family fun!
Format: Paperback

“Abby and Holly, cousins and best friends, find themselves intrigued with a mystery they uncover while cleaning the attic in their home. Follow the girls on a treasure hunt leading to danger and excitement. Such fun! I love that the author leaves their story open for future adventures for the cousins. In this day and age, it is great to find such wholesome reading for our children, Nice job, Janice Spina!”

Review by Michele Rolfe
September 5, 2019
5.0 out of 5 Stars
Ghosts to the Rescue
Format: Paperback

“Cousins Abby & Holly have some help from the resident ghosts Felicity & Minerva figuring out the secret of the Trunk! The girls have scary encounter with a “playful” sprite & Felicity & Minerva step in to help & protect the girls. Was worried about the end, but it is perfect beginning to the next book!! LOVED the things the girls go through & how they solve The Secrets of the Trunk!”

Message From The Author: This series is inspired and created for my granddaughter who loves to read. This is the third book in the series and more are coming in 2019 and beyond.

These characters, Abby & Holly, were introduced in Book 5 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series.

I thoroughly enjoy writing these stories. They make me feel like a kid again. I let the characters take over the story and I go along for the ride. All ages love these books. They carry important life lessons that parents appreciate and happily pass along these books to their children and grandchildren to enjoy. I hope you will enjoy them too.

With Blessings & Hugs, Janice Spina

Product Details:
Series: Abby and Holly (Book 3)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Fantasy & Magic Books

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Abby-Holly-Book-Secrets-Trunk/dp/1732528829/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=janice+spina&qid=1568149059&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Abby-Holly-Book-Secrets-Trunk-ebook-dp-B07X6RX1YW/dp/B07X6RX1YW/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1568149059

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Series: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Missing Cell Phone
(Book 1) by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives is Book One of a series of mysteries and adventures. Davey and Derek Donato are twins who love to play detective. In their first case they must solve the perplexing case of the missing cell phone. There are twists and turns and surprises for all.

“Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Missing Cell Phone” is a wonderfully written mystery book with interesting twists that will leave you wanting to know what happens next. Love the main protagonists, Davey and Derek, the twin brothers who are as different as day and night. I’m sure kids their age can relate with them and have fun solving the mystery together along them and their friend Mickey aka “CAT”. Great for young readers who love a good mystery!”

“The versatile award-winning children’s books author and novelist, Janice Spina, had delivered once again: This time, a lovely detective story for middle-grade kids. The protagonists in “Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Missing Cell Phone” are twin boys that are easy to relate to, each with a unique personality that is sure to resonate with kids their age. The twisting plot in “Davey & Derek Junior Detectives” is captivating and enjoyable. Perfect for young readers!”

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

“The Case of the Missing Cell Phone is the first book in the Davey & Derek: Junior Detectives book series written by Janice Spina. Davey and Derek Donato are ten-year-old non-identical twins. After receiving some sleuthing books for their tenth birthday, the boys decide to imitate the detectives in the stories as they read. The young detectives’ assistant, Mickey (The Cat), had been teaching sign language to Derek for some time. Although Mickey hears well, his younger sister, Jennie, is Deaf and the family communicates in sign language. After Christine Sanders misplaces her expensive cell phone, the twins are on the case, rounding up suspects and investigating the phone’s disappearance. When the police make an appearance at the school, the group of gumshoes challenge themselves to solve the case before the police solve it to solidify their reputations as detectives who get the job done.

Being a fan of good mystery stories, I was keen to read Janice Spina’s new book series starring Davey and Derek. The Case of the Missing Cell Phone was the perfect way to start their detective careers and earn the trust and respect of their peers at school. I was easily able to picture each scene through the eyes of the young detectives, including the nervous reactions of those who were interviewed. Each turn of the page carried new clues, new excitement, and new adventure as Davey, Derek, Mickey and their assistants leave no stone unturned in trying to solve the puzzle. This book is one of the most fun and delightful sleuthing tales I have read in a long time. This book would be great for young readers in the 7-12 age group, and would also do well in school libraries as it teaches children how to assert themselves against bullies while having their friends’ backs at all times.”

Message From The Author: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives is book 1 of a series of adventures and mysteries for middle-grade children ages 9-12, Grades 4-7. This book won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Preteen Category and an Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite.

Children’s books by Jemsbooks carry underlying themes with life lessons to help children learn to be kind, caring and accepting of others. In this middle-grade book the theme is about bullying and family relationships and how to behave in different circumstances. I hope children will learn the importance of being kind to others and that friendship matters.

Product Details:
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives (Book 1)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Mystery, Detective, & Spy

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Davey-Derek-Junior-Detectives-Missing/dp/0692433279/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Davey-Derek-Junior-Detectives-Missing-ebook/dp/B00X4RDMWO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

Davey and Derek Donato are twins, but not identical. They gleaned the idea to be detectives from a book their parents bought them on their tenth birthday. The twins discover a black cat and some magic when they visit with their Great Aunt Gigi. The cat tries to communicate with the boys. But what does the cat want to tell them?

Product Details:
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series (Book 2)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Mystery, Detective, & Spy

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Davey-Derek-Junior-Detectives-Book/dp/0692510842/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Davey-Derek-Junior-Detectives-Book-ebook/dp/B014B5AOY6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant (Book 3) by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

Davey & Derek Donato are twins who love adventures and enjoy being junior detectives. In Book 3 of this series their help is enlisted to find an ivory figurine that has been taken from the local museum. There are many suspects and danger is not far from the boys as they learn more magic and use their skills to find those responsible for the theft. Their Aunt Gigi is close by to lend a hand and at the same time help the twins hone their magical gifts.

Wonderful Third Installment in a Wonderful Series! Get It! August 10, 2016

“In the third installment of the now eleven-year-old Davey & Derek Junior Detectives series, fabulous children’s book author Janice Spina engages children in the twins’ wonderful new adventure. With elegance and aplomb, Spina allows young readers to accompany the junior detectives as they solve, with the help of their special Aung Gigi and their own special powers, “The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant”. Marvelously entertaining.

Another winner for the prolific writer.”

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite: “The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant is the third book in the Davey & Derek: Junior Detectives series, written by Janice Spina and illustrated by John Spina. While celebrating their eleventh birthday at the Pizza Palace, Davey and Derek Donato’s festivities are suddenly interrupted when restaurant staff discover a would-be thief breaking into their gaming machines. The twins later visit their Aunt Gigi, where they learn the story of Tamba – the beloved elephant of an African village, which died after living a full life. Aunt Gigi’s living room is filled with mementos of her visit to Africa, including a magical elephant figurine, carved from the elephant’s ivory tusk in honor of Tamba’s incredible life. On returning home, Davey and Derek find Peter Reynolds – the party-crasher from their pizza party – waiting at their front gate. Peter asks for the twins’ assistance regarding the theft of an ivory figurine from the local museum – carved from the same tusk as Aunt Gigi’s figurines. With so many suspects to choose from, all with alibis, Davey and Derek are pushed to the limit, trying to solve the case.

Janice Spina’s adventurous tale of twins just coming into their magical powers is one of excitement, suspense and mystery. With each chapter’s header carrying its own unique illustration, the story is one which can easily be enjoyed by children and adults alike. No stone is left unturned as Davey and Derek are given all the tools they need in order to fully investigate the case. Many exciting surprises are brought to light in The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, with more and more magical characters being disclosed as the story progresses. Having read all three of the Davey and Derek novels, I find myself being lured into the story more and more, almost as if … by magic! I thoroughly enjoyed The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, and recommend it to readers of all ages who enjoy the fun, thrill and adventure of two gumshoe detectives, each of whom has the world of magic at their fingertips, whilst trying to solve the most difficult of cases.”

Message From The Author: This book series was written for my two middle grandsons, Jason and Joey, who are not twins but two years apart. They were my inspiration. They love adventures and solving mysteries.

Children and adults both enjoy these books and the reviews have been wonderful. This book won a Silver Medal from Reader’s Favorite and along with Books 1 and 2 of this series won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards which made me want to continue to write more in this series.

I hope children will enjoy reading about Davey & Derek Donato and learn valuable lessons about sibling rivalry, getting along, family values, and friendship matters. Reviews are always welcome and I would love to hear from MG/PT students out there about their thoughts. What would you like to see in the next books? Feel free to email me at jjspina@comcast.net or go to my website http://www.jemsbooks.com or https://www.Jemsbooks.blog and leave a message. I answer all my messages. If you want your review from Amazon or other stores to be posted on my sites please send me the link to your review and a photo of you reading the book (with permission from your parents of course).

My motto is Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! I hope that you will soar with Jemsbooks!

Have fun reading all year round!

With love, Janice Spina

Product Details:
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Mystery, Detective, & Spy

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Davey-Derek-Junior-Detectives-Book/dp/1536963224/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Davey-Derek-Junior-Detectives-Book-ebook/dp/B01K3FA3RG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog
(Book 4) by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

Davey and Derek Donato are at it again in this new book. In this case they come across a brown scraggly dog with blood on its paw but when the boys try to stop the dog, it runs away. Aunt Gigi is here once again to assist the boys with their magic and provide some new spells. Clues surface that suggest that someone may be injured and in need of help. The boys will have to use their skills and a little magic to solve this case.

Product Details:
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series (Book 4)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Mystery, Detective, & Spy

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Scraggly-Davey-Junior-Detectives/dp/0998240419/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Scraggly-Davey-Junior-Detectives-ebook/dp/B01MZ5FL46/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost (Book 5) by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

Twins Davey and Derek Donato are enlisted by two new characters, Abby and her cousin Holly, to assist them in finding and capturing the spooky beings that haunt their house. When the boys visit Abby’s house, they discover that this old Victorian holds many secrets and shocking revelations. Davey and Derek soon find that they need the assistance of their Great Aunt Gigi to handle these mischievous phantoms.

Product Details:
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series (Book 5)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Mystery, Detective, & Spy

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Case-Sad-Mischievous-Ghost-Detectives/dp/0998240443/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Mischievous-Ghost-Davey-Junior-Detectives-ebook/dp/B072QBJ7LC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Mystery of the Bells
(Book 6) by Janice Spina (Author), John Spina (Illustrator)

Step into another magical and fun adventure with the twin detectives to solve this new mystery. There are clues at every turn, ghostly dreams with strange messages, and a surprise visitor that shakes things up. Even Aunt Gigi and Mianna are at a loss to provide any assistance to the boys. Will Davey & Derek be able to solve this mystery of the bells? Where do they turn? Will they be able to put all the clues together? Can they use their new birthday gifts in this adventure? Find out what the boys do in this magical mystery.

Product Details:
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives (Book 6)
MG/PT/YA ages 10 +
Genre: Children’s Mystery, Detective, & Spy

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Case-Mystery-Bells-Junior-Detectives/dp/1732528810/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Case-Mystery-Bells-Junior-Detectives-ebook-dp-B07QWZZHJN/dp/B07QWZZHJN/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

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Fiction Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Hunting Mariah (Book One) by Janice (J. E.) Spina

An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

5 Star Review: Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp? Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended? Jump right into this intense crime, mystery, thriller set in a suburb of New York as author J. E. Spina introduces the reader to the thought process of a serial killer.

“His senses were tingling with the sight, smell, and feel of blood. The silky texture of it and its coppery smell and even the intoxicating taste of it. Just the smell alone could cause desire to rush through his body causing a compelling urge to kill. He felt a thrill at the prospect of taking a life.”

Meet Mariah Michelle Hampton and Dr. Roberts as he begins the slow meticulous process of bringing her memories back while in a safe place at the Dr. Darin J. Roberts Memorial Hospital in Lindan, New York. Many people care about and are looking out for Mariah whether she fully realizes it or not.

There are so many unanswered questions like who was the mystery man that dropped Mariah off at the hospital? How did he know her taste in clothing and detail to sizes when he dropped items off for her? What happened to her and why is it that she can remember some of her childhood memories, but not the last few weeks?

Travel with Mariah on a psychic journey to recover her memories and live with the consequences surrounding her trauma and life with a maniac that might still be at large and want to finish what he started.

Hunting Mariah by J. E. Spina is the beginning of a great crime fiction series.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Mariah-Janice-Spina/dp/0692317171/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Mariah-JE-Spina-ebook/dp/B00OTN690Y/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Mariah’s Revenge (Sequel to Hunting Mariah) by Janice (J. E.) Spina

This book begins where the first book, Hunting Mariah, left off. This suspense/thriller/crime novel will keep you turning pages as the tension grows. There will be twists and turns and some surprises. Many of the same characters will be in play to give support and encouragement to Mariah along the way.

A new man comes into Mariah’s life that reminds her of someone she wants to forget. He threatens to bring back the horrors that she and her family once endured. While the one she wants to forget suffers from a horrendous attack that puts his life in jeopardy.

Mariah must draw on her strength and resilience to survive danger at every turn. How much more can Mariah endure? How far will Mariah go to protect her family?

5 Star Review: Mariah’s Revenge is the thriller/suspense/crime fiction sequel to Author Janice (J. E.) Spina’s book titled ‘Hunting Mariah’. If you remember in book one, we traveled with Mariah on a psychic journey to recover her memories, as she lived with the consequences of living life with a maniac.

Jump right into book two as we get a better understanding of Sage’s killing spree across New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. While police officers, FBI agents and others are looking for Sage, Mariah buried herself in her studies, as she is determined to move forward.

Sage has encountered an enemy of his own, beyond his wildest imagination. While he is dealing with injuries of his own, he is unaware that someone is watching Mariah and ready to “take over where he left off”.  When a body of an old woman, a dog and then another body at Tambor Lake is discovered, the authorities know they are dealing with a psychopath and the body count is sure to rise.

Author Janice (J. E.) Spina uses a full case of supporting characters in this suspenseful, action-driven drama where Mariah finds the courage to take things into her own hands. Mariah is not one to give up. Her heart is open for lasting love when her grandmother shows support for her and Tony.

Mariah showed her courage and determination to handle any situation and I quote. “Mariah pushed open the door and moved her light back and forth. She saw a mess of broken down furniture piled up in one corner of the room and a bed in the other. The covers appeared to be piled up under the bed. She moved closer to look under the pile. She kept her gun out in front of her and the light sweeping back and forth. Mariah wasn’t prepared for what happened next.”

This is a must read if you believe in the kind of fortitude that Mariah uses to work through her tragedies and the kidnapping to forge a friendship and embrace whatever life has next in store.

Mariah’s Revenge by Janice (J. E.) Spina is an adventure that is not over. I now wait for the third book in this series to find out what life has in store for Mariah.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Amazon Print:
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Kindle:
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Paranormal Romance, Angels, Death, Grief

How Far Is Heaven by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Parker and Priscilla Wilfork are happily married with two children. Life seemed perfect and peaceful until Parker goes on a business trip and does not return. Priscilla finds her world turned upside down when she searches for answers to how and why Parker disappeared.

One-night Priscilla has a dream that Parker is an angel. Does this mean that Parker is now dead? After two years and no sign of Parker except in her dreams, Priscilla makes the decision to tell her children that their father has gone to Heaven.

Priscilla tries to get their lives back together until one day Deanna disappears too. Now Priscilla must go on a quest to find her daughter before it’s too late. She fears her daughter’s disappearance might be connected in some way to her husband’s. Can Priscilla go on with her life if she loses Deanna too?

With the help of a handsome police Sergeant, Blake Furelli, they work together to try to find Deanna and solve the mystery behind Parker’s disappearance. During this trying time, Blake, who suffered a loss of his own, feels drawn to the ethereal beauty of Priscilla.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Angels, Death, Grief

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/How-Far-Heaven-J-Spina/dp/0692730583/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/How-Far-Heaven-J-Spina-ebook/dp/B01GM3G6M4/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Short Story Collection

An Angel Among Us: (A Short Story Collection) by Janice (J. E.) Spina

A collection of short stories that covers several genres including romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal.

This book is dedicated to a courageous friend who passed this year.

The first story is specially created for her and is the inspiration for the title of this book.

Genre: Short Stories

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Among-Us-Short-Collection/dp/0998240427/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Among-Us-Short-Collection-ebook/dp/B06XGWP7FS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Children’s Literature

Broose The Moose On The Loose by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Broose is a sad moose who has no friends until he meets a young boy.

Read what happens when Broose meets a boy with the same name as he.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Broose-Moose-Loose-Janice-Spina/dp/069238880X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Kindle:
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Clarence Henry The Hermit Crab by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Clarence Henry is different from other hermit crabs. He came to his new home minus one claw and a leg. He needs to protect himself until he can grow new appendages. Will Clarence Henry be able to meet the challenges in his new water world?

Clarence Henry was a real aquatic hermit crab who lives in a saltwater fish tank in our home. We watched him interact with the other creatures in the tank.

He was resilient, intelligent, and a joy to have as a pet. We took some photos of him as he grew his claw and leg and changed shells.

We shared these photos and facts about hermit crabs in the back of the book. I hope you will enjoy them. This book will make a wonderful resource for classrooms.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Clarence-Henry-Hermit-Janice-Spina/dp/0998240451/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
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Colby The Courageous Cat by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Colby is one of a litter of four kittens.

The kittens get into all kinds of trouble.

Being the biggest and strongest, Colby’s mother expects him to watch over the smaller kittens and keep them safe.

Read and find out what Colby does to meet his mother’s expectations.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Colby-Courageous-Cat-Janice-Spina/dp/0998240400/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Colby-Courageous-Cat-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B01M7NMZQQ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Jeffrey The Jittery Giraffe by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Jeffrey is a nervous giraffe due to a terrible storm on the day of his birth.

He remembers that day and is frightened of any kind of noise or unexpected things happening to him.

His mother tells him that he is stronger than he thinks.

One day Jeffrey meets another giraffe who needs his help.

Read this story in rhyme and find out what important lesson Jeffrey learns when he thinks of others before himself.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-Jittery-Giraffe-Janice-Spina/dp/0998240435/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Kindle:
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Jerry The Crabby Crayfish by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Jerry is a crabby crayfish who all day long wishes he could be a fish.

One day something happens in the fish tank that makes Jerry change his mind.

Read about the valuable lesson Jerry learns.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Book Excerpt Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Jerry-Crabby-Crayfish-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B00IJCSP6M/ref=la_B00HNET4HG_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408928023&sr=1-1

Amazon Print:
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Kindle:
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Jesse The Precocious Polar Bear by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Jesse is a precocious and very intelligent polar bear.

He likes to learn about everything but what polar bears are supposed to know. Jesse has a couple of surprising adventures and learns an important lesson.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Book Excerpt Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Jesse-Precocious-Polar-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B00JSZB82M/ref=la_B00HNET4HG_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408928023&sr=1-2

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Kindle:
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Lamby The Lonely Lamb by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Lamby is a very different lamb because of his color.

He is very lonely and only wants to be accepted by the other lambs.

Find out what lesson Lamby learns when a little girl, Leah, comes to the farm where Lamb lives.

Won A Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards

Genre: Children’s Literature

Book Excerpt Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Lamby-Lonely-Lamb-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B00J0BJHNG/ref=la_B00HNET4HG_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408928023&sr=1-3

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Kindle:
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Louey The Lazy Elephant by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Louey is an adorable but lazy elephant who likes to sleep late.

One day Louey wakes up to find that the whole herd has moved on without him.

Louey is very upset but he is determined to find his herd.

Does Louey find his way to his family and friends?

Does he learn that it doesn’t pay to be lazy?

Take Louey home with you and find out.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Book Excerpt Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Louey-Lazy-Elephant-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B00EWOK1Q8/ref=la_B00HNET4HG_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408928023&sr=1-5

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Kindle:
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Lucy The Talented Toy Terrier by Janice (J. E.) Spina

This book is based on my dog, Lucy, who I had for 16 years. She was quite a character and did all the things that are in this book.

She loved my spaghetti with homemade sauce, watched TV shows featuring animals, hated baths, “sang” when music was played, and had two cherished possessions, a knotted rag and a ball.

I hope you will enjoy reading about Lucy. She is no longer with us and can never be replaced.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Lucy-Talented-Terrier-Janice-Spina/dp/0998240478/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Lucy-Talented-Terrier-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B07BK7N4PW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Ricky The Rambunctious Raccoon by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Ricky is a rambunctious or very active raccoon who likes to wander around to find something new to eat.

One night during his foraging for food Ricky runs into all kinds of trouble.

Will Ricky get home safely?

Will he learn his lesson to listen to his mother?

Genre: Children’s Literature

Book Excerpt Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Ricky-Rambunctious-Raccoon-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B00FT6ZZQ4/ref=la_B00HNET4HG_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408928023&sr=1-4

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Kindle:
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Sebastian Meets Marvin The Monkey by Janice (J. E.) Spina

When a little boy, Sebastian, goes to the zoo he meets Marvin the monkey.

Sebastian loves monkeys and likes to watch them climb the trees.

Something amazing happens when Sebastian’s toy phone suddenly plays music.

Genre: Children’s Literature

Amazon Print:
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Kindle:
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About The Author: Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children’s books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina.

She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories.

Awards:

  • Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom’s Choice Awards.
  • Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.
  • Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6.
  • Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards.
  • Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance recently won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards in August of 2019.
  • Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest.
  • Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest.
  • Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review.
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5 & 6 won Pinnacle Book Awards
  • Abby & Holly Series Book 3 won a Pinnacle Book Award
  • Abby & Holly Series Book 1 won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 6 won a Book Excellence Award Finalist

All Janice’s books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports’ poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children.

My books have won 16 book awards and 3 finalists and 4 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 along with more children’s books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren.

Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.

Amazon Author’s Page
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