Acclaimed Southern CA author Jennifer Gooch Hummer is back with Operation Tenley, the first novel in a new middle-grade fantasy series, The Fair City Files. Operation Tenley tells the story of Tenley Tylwyth, an Elemental Teen born with the power to produce the weather. The only problem: Mother Nature does not like Elementals messing with her planet, and she will do whatever it takes to put a stop to Tenley’s meddling. Mermaid tale / tail author Tobie Easton guest hosts; Tobie’s debut, Emerge, is now available in hardcover as well as its paperback original edition.
Meet Tenley Tylwyth, an Elemental Teen born with the power to produce weather. Cool? Not really.
Elementals make Mother Nature angry. And who can blame her? Humans have been destroying her planet long enough. It s time she got rid of them all together. Tenley, and those like her, are the only things standing in her way and they don t even know it.
It s a Fair One s job to keep Elemental Teens safe. These ancestors of fairies have created a perfect plan to keep kids like Tenley out of harm s way from afar.
But when rookie Fair One, Pennie, allows her charge to use elemental powers once too often, she s forced to travel to Earth a place where no Fair One wants to go to save her.
Now, Pennie has 48 hours to convince Tenley to stop manipulating the weather. But it won t be so easy. Tenley s got a way with wind and has no plans to stop using it.
But then a field trip provides the perfect opportunity for Mother Nature. She catapults Tenley deep into her gardens, where trees grow upside down and insects attack on command.
For Tenley, things get real, fast. And suddenly, knowing she s got a few Elemental powers up her sleeve might be just what Tenley needs to survive . . . even if it kills her.
Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. Fortunately, she's about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus-the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike, who's suddenly everywhere, until she's stuck in church with him one day. Then something happens-Apron's broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she's been adrift. Mike and his boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store, and Apron's world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad's secret, stormy seas return.
Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.