No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories

No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Includes three 'terrorific' short stories.No Way out: Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, will he live long enough to collect?The Price of Friendship: How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way.Hobgoblin Horror: Jake volunteers at a retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's misses Mr. Fitches' warnings about a homicidal hobgoblin-too bad.Includes two free additional short stories.That's three 'terrorific' short stories for one low price.No Way out - Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, but will he live long enough to collect?Also includes:The Price of Friendship - How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way.Hobgoblin Horror - Jake only volunteered at the retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's doesn't hear Mr. Fitches' warnings about a local homicidal hobgoblin-too bad for him.Praise for the Author:"...master of mid-grade horror, M.J.A. Ware's tales are told in a pleasantly chatty first-person style, the voice convincingly that of a young teen put-upon by sisters, brothers, parents, friends and the rest of the world... until the rest of the world jumps in with scares aplenty." -Sheila Deeth, Author, blogger, and reviewer."Writing for (a) younger audience can be tricky, but Michael Ware knows the tricks." - Author, Laura LundAbout the Author:M.J.A. Ware, known as MJ to his friends, lives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When not writing about aliens, monsters and ghosts, he runs a company where he designs award winning video arcades. He's currently polishing his latest novel, Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb, about friends who take on an army of the undead, armed with nothing but Super Soakers--filled with zombie killing juice.
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Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse -or- Alien Busting Ninja Adventure

Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse -or- Alien Busting Ninja Adventure

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

When hungry aliens begin their 'rain' of terror, break out the umbrellas-the aliens can't eat you with an umbrella shoved in their huge mouths.Looking for yummy human tenders, Admiral Nact-bauk invades the local school. Zack and Zoey lead the counterattack armed with rulers, protractors, and dodge balls. Nact-bauk forces Zoey onboard the alien vessel & Zack will do almost anything to save her.When hungry aliens begin their 'rain' of terror, break out the umbrellas--the aliens can't eat you with an umbrella shoved in their huge mouths.Looking for yummy human tenders, Admiral Nact-bauk invades the local school. Zack and Zoey lead the counterattack armed with rulers, protractors, and dodge balls. They might have a chance, if Nact-bauk didn't gulp down the only teacher brave enough to stand up to him. Even worse, he forces Zoey onboard the alien vessel for dinner--along with a bucket of honey-mustard sauce.Zack will do just about anything to save her. If Principal Blathers won't help, Zack sees no choice but to 'borrow' the principal's car. Chasing the alien saucers, he meets up with a wrinkly WWII hero who thinks he knows the alien's weakness: electric toothbrushes.Wielding only umbrellas and battery-powered dental weapons, things look grim. Even if the pair manage to rescue Zoey, there's the small matter of escaping a spacecraft flying at over two hundred miles an hour.Can you say, Jetpacks?Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse is approximately 17,000 words (similar in length to Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and contains no cursing or strong language.Kindle Nation gives Zack & Zoey 5-Stars!"I really enjoyed this book. I laughed a lot and kept quoting things in the book to my mom. There were even pictures in Zack and Zoey, which I thought was awesome. I can't wait for another MJ Ware book to come out...his stories are great!" 5-Stars, Kindle Nation Kids Corner Student Review"Overall, I loved and really, really enjoyed this story. The writing is great and easy and the graphics are a blast to look at. This read will get you lost in a world full of entertainment that just comes to life." 5-Stars, The Paranormal Sisters Book Reviews
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Zack & Zoey Save Walt's Brain -or- Tinker Bell's Time-Travel Tragedy

Zack & Zoey Save Walt's Brain -or- Tinker Bell's Time-Travel Tragedy

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

When Zack convinces Zoey to sneak out of line and go looking for Walt Disney's frozen head, he never imagined that they'd actually find it.And Zoey never imagined that Zack would take it home.Over 4 dozen color images. Zack & Zoey Save Walt's Brain is approximately 25,000 words (similar in length to Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and contains no cursing or strong language.When Zack convinces Zoey to sneak out of line and go looking for Walt Disney's frozen head, he never imagined that they'd actually find it.And Zoey never imagined that Zack would take it home.Over 4 dozen full color images formatted for both color and B&W eReaders. Zack & Zoey Save Walt's Brain is approximately 25,000 words (similar in length to Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and contains no cursing or strong language.
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Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

When life gives you lemons, kill zombies—turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead. Best friends Nathan & Misty return home to discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town & everyone's fled—except a small horde of zombies. Even with the help of the town geek, they'll need more then lemonade-powered Super-Soakers; they'll need the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb.When life gives you lemons, kill zombies — turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.After a failed attempt at running away, former best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled—except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle. Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp. Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap. Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.
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Santa's Claws

Santa's Claws

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Includes two free additional short stories.Santa's Claws – When troublemaker Ryan concocts a plan to get into Santa's magic sack, things don't work out quite as he expected. Recipe for death – Sam learns an important lesson about ticking off the lunch lady.Monitor Mayhem – There's something strange about the new baby monitor, but will Stephanie figure it out before it's too late?Includes two free additional short stories.Santa's Claws – When troublemaker Ryan concocts a plan to get into Santa's magic sack, things don't work out quite as he expected. Recipe for death – Sam learns an important lesson about ticking off the lunch lady.Monitor Mayhem – There's something strange about the new baby monitor, but will Stephanie figure it out before it's too late?Intended for younger readers; however, some scenes may be too intense for readers under 8.
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Monster Mashup - Spooky Short Stories with Special Bonus Zombie Short

Monster Mashup - Spooky Short Stories with Special Bonus Zombie Short

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Special discount price!Monsters, magic, goblins, zombies and more. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on. This collection of short stories will have you looking over your shoulder, avoiding mirrors and jumping at the slightest sound.From fiendish creatures hiding in your bathroom mirror to Halloween pranks gone deadly wrong. Each story will scare, delight & surprise.Monster Mashup - Spooky Short Story Ominbus -- with Special Bonus Zombie ShortNow with twelve short stories.Monsters, magic, goblins, zombies, and more. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on. This collection of short stories will have you looking over your shoulder, avoiding mirrors, and jumping at the slightest sound.From fiendish creatures hiding in your bathroom mirror, to Halloween pranks gone deadly wrong. Each story will scare, delight, and surprise. No gore or cursing here, just good ol' spine-chilling fun!Infinite Reflections – When Jessie's sister gets trapped in a haunted mirror, he must figure out how to destroy the creature within. Though, Mom might like it if he gets his sister out first.Bloody Marcy – Mixing a game of Bloody Mary with a practical joke proves to be a deadly combination.Monster in the Mirror - Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.Death Trap – Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, but will he live long enough to collect?Steven, Space Stowaway – Steven sneaks onboard a spaceship bound for Mars. Just one problem: the Captain has a particularly unpleasant way of dealing with stowaways.The Price of Friendship – How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way.Hobgoblin Horror – Jake only volunteered at the retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's doesn't hear Mr. Fitches' warnings about a local homicidal hobgoblin—too bad for him.Rolling Leprechauns for Change – Leprechauns can have a nasty sense of humor—especially, when they're getting even. Hide-n-Go-Coffin – Playing hide-and-seek in a cemetery is disrespectful. When it happens to be cursed, the results can be deadly, or maybe even worse.Grandpa's Suits – A game of spin-the-bottle with the school pervert isn't a bright idea. Fortunately for Zoey, she's not quite alone.Brother's Keeper – Zack would be wise to spend less time looking for his missing sled and more worrying about what is lurking outside. Too bad, he's not the only one who'll suffer for his single-mindedness.Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb When Life gives you lemons, kill zombies. In this special short story that inspired the upcoming novel, Nate and Misty's town is overrun by the undead and they'll need a little luck to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess.These stories are not recommended for kids under 8.
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Monster in the Mirror - With Bonus Short Stories

Monster in the Mirror - With Bonus Short Stories

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

For a limited time, includes two free additional short stories.Could there be a hidden room somewhere in your house? And just what would you find lurking there? Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.Includes two bonus short stories: Steven, Space Stowaway & Bloody MarcyFor a limited time, includes two free additional short stories.That's three great short stories for the price of one.Could there be a hidden room somewhere in your house? And just what would you find lurking there?Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.Includes the bonus short story: Steven, Space Stowaway (originally published in the June issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk).When Steven's Mom leaves for a mission to Mars, he's determined to come along. Even if he has to sneak onboard.Just one problem: he gets caught. And the Captain has a particularly unpleasant way of dealing with stowaways.Includes the bonus short story: Bloody Marcy.When a game of Bloody Mary goes terribly wrong, someone might just die.Praise for Monster in the Mirror"A very good short story. Written in an eerie enough way to make (you) to look over your shoulder and avoid mirrors for awhile." - Tricia Bennett, Author"Wow! Excellent short story. Well written and very easy to read. I didn't get bored at all. I also liked the song and the ending was awesome." -B. Marie, SmashwordsAbout the AuthorM.J.A. Ware, known as MJ to his friends, lives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When not writing about aliens, monsters and ghosts, he runs a company where he designs award winning video arcades. He’s currently polishing his latest novel, Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb, about friends who take on an army of the undead, armed with nothing but Super Soakers—filled with zombie killing juice.Excerpt"I try ignoring the sound. Like fingernails on a blackboard, deep and violent. It's coming from the stairs, always from the stairs..."
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The Little Wooden Chair -or- The Most Unlikely Hero

The Little Wooden Chair -or- The Most Unlikely Hero

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Maggy's grandfather knows he'll be dead by the time she's born. The only gift he can afford is one he makes with his own hands. As he finishes the little wooden chair, he has no idea that his gift will not only be her protector and companion, but it will teach her the meaning of Love.Includes a free bonus story: The Price of Friendship.Maggy's grandfather knows he'll be dead by the time she's born. The only gift he can afford is one he makes with his own hands. As he finishes the little wooden chair, he has no idea that his gift will not only be her protector and companion, but it will teach her the meaning of Love.Includes a free bonus story: The Price of Friendship.Independent Reviewer Captainlock: Amazing BookThis book may seem like a book for little kids, but once you start reading it, it gets better and better. Definitely a book I would recommend to a friend. Worth every penny. If you have doubts about buying it the forget them! You will not be disappointed, that I can assure you of.Independent Reviewer Book Junkie: Kleenex AlertThis short story was well written, it made you smile at points with the things the little girl came up with and then it made you fear what was going to happen next and in the end you are crying and fearful at the same time. The story is told from the view of the little wooden rocking chair in the little girls room, rocking chair recounts past events as well as what is happening in current time.
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Enter: Ten Tales for Tweens  -  Fantastic Short Stories for Middle Grade Readers

Enter: Ten Tales for Tweens - Fantastic Short Stories for Middle Grade Readers

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

In this collection of stories from ten groundbreaking authors of fiction for 9-12 year olds, explore new worlds and discover the surprises that lie just beneath the surface of everyday places. In these tales include:-The horrifying truth behind the tapping on a boy's window.-Priscilla the Great's hilarious summer camp revenge. -Kian's struggle with loyalty & his birthright.And many more!In this collection of stories from ten groundbreaking authors of fiction for 9-12 year olds, explore new worlds and discover the surprises that lie just beneath the surface of everyday places. In these tales, you'll read about:--The horrifying truth behind the tapping on a boy's window in a snowstorm.--Priscilla the Great's hilarious revenge on Christine the Mean at summer camp. --Kian's struggle with loyalty as his birthright involves returning to a clan he'd sworn to despise.--Holly's journey down a trapdoor to a shocking world she accesses with an emerald key.And many more! Stories by MJ Ware, Sybil Nelson, Laura Lond, N.R. Wick, D.D. Roy, Jean Cross, Tess Oliver, Laura Keysor, KJ Hannah Greenberg, & Chris Eboch
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Santa's Claws & Steven, Space Stowaway

Santa's Claws & Steven, Space Stowaway

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Includes a 5 chapter preview of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. Santa's Claws – When troublemaker Ryan concocts a plan to get into Santa's magic sack, things doesn't work out quite as he expected. Steven, Space Stowaway - When Steven's Mom leaves for a mission to Mars, he's determined to come along. Even if he has to sneak onboard.Plus, three bonus stories!Santa's Claws – When troublemaker Ryan concocts a plan to get into Santa's magic sack, things doesn't work out quite as he expected. Steven, Space Stowaway - When Steven's Mom leaves for a mission to Mars, he's determined to come along. Even if he has to sneak onboard.Includes a 5 chapter preview of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb - When life gives you lemons, kill zombies — turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead. After a failed attempt at running away, former best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled—except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle. Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp. Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.
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Hide-n-Go-Coffin and Other Short Stories

Hide-n-Go-Coffin and Other Short Stories

MJ Ware

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Includes 3 'terrorific' short stories.Playing hide-and-seek in a cemetery is disrespectful. When it happens to be cursed, it can be deadly.Includes bonus stories: Brother's Keeper - Zack would be wise to spend less time looking for his missing sled & more worrying about what's lurking outside.Grandpa's suits - A game of spin-the-bottle with the school pervert isn't a bright idea.Includes two free additional short stories.That's three 'terrorific' short stories for one low price.Playing hide-and-seek in a cemetery is disrespectful. When it happens to be cursed, the results can be deadly. Or even worse, as Jason finds out when he takes a bet to play an ill-fated game on Halloween.Includes the bonus short story: Brother's Keeper - Zack would be wise to spend less time looking for his missing sled and more time worrying about what is lurking outside. But he's not the only one who'll have to pay for his single-mindedness.Also includes the bonus short story: Grandpa's suits - A game of spin-the-bottle with the school pervert isn't a bright idea. Fortunately for Zoey, she's not quite alone.These stories are not recommended for kids under 8.
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