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I Had a Dream…


Well, an idea, anyway. Something I didn’t expect to happen, not just yet as my head has been crammed full of other, less interesting things of late.

My brain does this to me sometimes and I have no idea where these things come from, but I am always grateful for the input!

The new idea is to relaunch my mystery thriller trilogy as a box set. Other writers have done this and had favourable results, so why on earth not?

As usual, I don’t have a clue how to do this, so Google will be hearing from me today…

Unless anyone listening has any experience of this?


Brilliant Finale to the Trilogy…



Project Renovatio

Levin Davis has it made. At 20, he’s a college graduate with a dream job, a beautiful girlfriend, and a life that can only get better – until he receives a mysterious letter suggesting his long-dead father is alive and hiding an extraordinary secret.
Distraught, Levin meets the letter’s author, who could pass for his twin. The stranger claims to be part of a genetically engineered race designed to survive global catastrophes and rebuild society, and he insists Levin and his sisters are as well.
Despite his disbelief, Levin uncovers not only the bizarre truth of his existence but also Project Renovatio’s ominous purpose – to secure genetic superiority, the new race must live according to harsh demands or risk severe penalties inflicted on their loved ones. If Levin hopes to protect his family and live a free life, he must escape Project Renovatio – or rise above himself to fight them.

“What if scientists take genetic engineering to the next level and start altering the human race? Allison Maruska writes a thrilling YA novel that will grab the attention of her readers and hold it until the end.“ – Lisa Tortorello, author of My Hero, My Ding



Project Liberatio

After weeks of hiding from the radical group that plans to turn him and his siblings into an army of genetically engineered supersoldiers, Levin wants nothing more than to get back to his old life. So when he learns they have the opportunity to return home, he jumps at the chance – all they have to do is defeat the very faction that has forced them to take refuge.
Following intense training, Levin’s group pursues the faction, but his focus isn’t solely on the fight. When he sneaks away to visit his girlfriend, he unwittingly reveals himself to the enemy. Now, he must sacrifice his own plans and desires and commit himself to a new mission – or he could lose much more than his freedom.

“Project Liberatio is a fictional treasure that will fully involve the reader. In addition to being a highly entertaining work, it is thought-provoking. This book will appeal to all readers. ”
– Tracy Miller, Contributing Writer at The Nerdy Girl Express



Project Ancora

After suffering great loss, Levin struggles to find his place in a world that would see him as an outcast if it knew the truth of his existence. His purpose lies in keeping his siblings and the other genetically engineered youths safe. So when they start disappearing, he has no choice but to find them – a mission that becomes more urgent when his sister, Rana, is among the kidnapped.
As Rana works with the captives on an escape plan, Levin uses his extraordinary abilities to figure out where they are and who is behind the abductions. What he discovers is more serious than he could have imagined, and it’s up to him to get them back to safety while keeping them hidden from those who are supposed to be protecting them.

About the Author

Allison Maruska started her writing adventure in 2012 as a humor blogger. Her first published book, a historical mystery novel called The Fourth Descendant, was released in February, 2015. Drake and the Fliers followed in November, 2015. Project Renovatio was released in April, 2016, with the other two parts of the trilogy scheduled for release by the end of the year. Allison recently transitioned to a full-time writing career after working for thirteen years in elementary education. She’s also a wife, mom, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast.

Our Review

When I first became interested in this YA adventure story, I didn’t realise it was part of a series. I soon became aware of the back-story and wanted … no, I needed …to know more.

Therefore, this review is for all three books…Project Renovatio, Liberatio and Ancora.

This trilogy is about groups of young people who have been genetically engineered to survive global catastrophes and rebuild society. Somewhere along the line, this has evolved into something far more sinister, leading to a fight for superiority, as the groups discover they must live a certain way or risk severe penalties being inflicted on the people they care for.

It doesn’t take long to fall in love with the characters. Levin, the sensible natural leader, trying desperately to find a way for them to escape and be free. His sisters, Dayla and Rana, delightfully full of youthful enthusiasm, and Dante, the archer and true rebel, all become embroiled in an impossibly tense situation.

All the characters are well defined and extremely likeable, and the situations they find themselves in are believable. The tension is strung so tight in places; it will make your head spin!

All three stories are well written and plotted, and I can heartily recommend them all…







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Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club



Welcome to my new book love group for authors and dedicated book bloggers who wish to support authors by writing reviews, or featuring authors on their blogs. Initially, I intended to write one long list and then I thought better of it. Small and personal works better – featuring a few bloggers/writers and then following it up with further lists on a fairly regular basis.

If you’d like to join in the next list please get in touch via my email:, or leaving a comment at the end of the post. Thanks.

Of course Kyrosmagica blog continues to support authors in whatever way I can by writing reviews, author/blogger spotlights and interviews, so please don’t be shy, do get in touch if you’d like to be featured on Kyrosmagica.  

Here’s my first list:

Shelley Wilson: First up Shelley went all hunger games on me, dashing to be at the front…

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We’re all mad here…

Entertaining Stories

March is a new month, and I like to freshen up the old website on a monthly basis. While I don’t feel the need to reflect the month every time, on occasion it’s fun. What can you say about March? It’s usually a muddy mess here. This brings me to the hare.

March is the breeding month for old world hares. The season actually extends both directions past March, but that’s the popular belief and I’m going with it.

The old saying I remember is, “Mad as a March Hare.” Others have used, “Brainless as a March Hare.” So apparently old Bugs gets kind of offbeat during the mating season. They run around and chase each other, for the obvious reason. They stand up and box. They also sometimes randomly jump and do weird flips. In the rabbit circle, these jumps are called binkies.

But wait; rabbits and hares are…

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Deep waters

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo


The fish are watching me watching them. Every so often, one or another will come to the corner of the aquarium and look out into the world around my desk and we watch each other, eye to eye. It is a strange feeling, wondering who is the observer and who the observed at such moments…and can we truly draw that distinction?

It is only with the advent of modern technology that we have really had the privilege of looking beneath the waters and watching the piscine world. I remember being spellbound by Cousteau’s undersea adventures as a child, exploring waters I will never see. The rich diversity was breathtaking, but there was not the same intimacy as living with fish and watching them day by day.

Keeping fish is an old, old story. The Roman’s did it, so did the Chinese. Around 50 AD, the Romans first used glass on…

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Emotion #writespiration

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Pallid hands grasping
Hot breath and a leering smile
Looming over me

In certain knowledge of pain
Rigid muscles locked

Silent screams muffled
Echoing through every nerve
As he advances

Unable to flee
Submission the only choice
I am powerless

Numb and reliving
A lifetime of emotion
In the dentist’s chair

For Sacha’s 52 word writing challenge… describe an emotion without naming it.

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