This is a wonderful time of year, and a crazy time of year, but mostly a wonderful time of the year. At least once all the things are done and we can bask in family, fun, and holiday spirit.
One of the traditions that seems more odd to me as each year passes is the fact that we ask for presents. We make a list, we distribute it, and we wait for the loot to roll in. J Okay, we also distribute loot to our friends and loved ones, and the exchange of gifts is born of lovely symbolism, but somehow it feels like too much to me. Perhaps I’m morphing into a curmudgeon (please, no….). Is it just me? Does anyone else out there feel a wee bit odd making a list of gifts you’d like others to buy for you?
That’s probably a debate for another time. The topic of gift lists came about when I considered topics for this post. A friend suggested writing about a list of gifts that Jason, my protagonist in THE RAMPART GUARDS, might like for Christmas. Ooohhh…
But for those that haven’t read the book, some items on Jason’s list might be spoilers.
Then again, I decided it could be fun to publish the list with only a hint of an explanation as to why he asked for the things he did. So here we go.
Jason Christmas gift list:
A new bike with a stronger frame
iPhone 7 Plus because the camera upgrade is awesome
Fire escape ladder (and I really should have one already, because my room is on the second floor)
Dog squeaky toys
A t-shirt that says “Bigfoot Doesn’t Believe In You Either” – hilarious
iTunes gift card so I can add to my workout playlist
Amazon gift card so I can choose which books I need to start with my training
That’s Jason’s list. A curious list, I hope. And I’ll add that some of the items Jason has listed seem like one thing, when they really mean another. Fun, no?
To everyone out there, I hope your holidays are delightful, and the year ahead brings you happiness, love, and joy.
Wendy Terrien – The Rampart Guards (The Adventures of Jason Lex #1)
Middle Grade / Young Adult
After his mom disappears, Jason Lex and his family move to a small town where he has no friends, no fun, no life. Things get worse when he’s chased by weird flying creatures that only he can see—Jason thinks he’s losing it.
But when Jason discovers new information about his family, he’s stunned to learn that creatures like Skyfish, Kappa, and the Mongolian Death Worm aren’t just stories on the Internet—they’re real and they live unseen alongside the human race. Many of these creatures naturally emit energy capable of incinerating humans. An invisible shield keeps these creatures hidden and protects the human race from their threatening force, but someone, or some thing, is trying to destroy it.
Unsure who he can trust, Jason is drawn into the fight to save the people closest to him, and he finds help in surprising places. Confronted with loss, uncertainty, and a devastating betrayal, Jason must make a gut-wrenching decision:
Who lives, and who dies.
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