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Science Fiction and World Religions collide in this new YA series!

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Are you looking for the next young adult science fiction and fantasy books to rock your world? Then look no further than this new series by Janie St. Clair.

Thrilling action, charming characters, wit, and wisdom combine in a story that will leave you wishing it were real...
...and thanking God it’s not.





Science fiction and world religions 
collide in:

FREELANCE EXORCISTS

A group of teenagers must work together to exorcise demons according to their own religious traditions.


Book one of the series, Peter Hunter and the Minions of Mara, follows a boy on his journey through the wisdom and self-mastery of Buddhism.




          But while you're deciding whether or not to buy it, enjoy the free excerpts on Peter's page.



Excerpt from Peter Hunter:

            “Do you believe in spirits?” Peter’s karate teacher asked. Peter felt a shiver run up his spine. “Like ghosts and stuff?” he asked. “Almost every world religion has some belief of spirits either good or bad, who interfere with our lives. Ev…

The Litany of Humility

Catholic PrayersThe Litany of Humility
This is a simple, but challenging prayer to get yourself in a humble mindset. Only takes a couple minutes to say... and a lifetime to internalize.
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,  deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved  deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being extolled  deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being honored  deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being praised  deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being preferred to others  deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being consulted  deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being approved  deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being humiliated  deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being despised  deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of suffering rebukes  deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being calumniated  deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being forgotten  deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being ridiculed  deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being wronged  deliver…

The Metta Sutta

Buddhist PrayerThe Metta Sutta
Metta means loving-kindness. It is used to describe the kindness and compassion we should have toward all living things. This prayer is a heartfelt reminder of that love.

This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech, Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied, Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm and wise and skillful, Not proud or demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing That the wise would later reprove. Wishing: In gladness and in safety, May all beings be at ease. Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, The great or the mighty, medium, short or small, The seen and the unseen, Those living near and far away, Those born and to-be-born — May all beings be at ease!
Let none deceive another, Or despise any being in any state. Let none through anger…

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Book 2: Chiara Marino and the Demons of Darkness

The ebook will be FREE Mar. 19 Follow this link to get it.


Don't want to wait? Buy all the books! If you bought the books and liked what you read, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or on Goodreadsso others can know what they are getting into.


Book 1.5: Drop by Drop

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In between each release, you can look forward to a smaller publication to tie you over while you pine away for the next book.




Drop by Drop is a compilation of short stories and deleted scenes based on the characters from Peter Hunter and the Minions of Mara. 


The Stories:
Drop by Drop: learn about Sensei Rob's past and why he chose Peter as his apprentice.
Charlie's Defining Moment: Discover the darkest moment from Sensei Charlie's past and why she demands to go by "Charlie".
The Salvatore Effect: The night of the summer festival told from Zahid's perspective. What happens when Peter runs off unexpectedly and leaves Zahid at a table of teenage girls.
Fighting Destiny: Jeremy's metamorphosis may have seemed sudden or unexpected, but find out what happened from his point of view.
Fruitless: Find out why Alicia did what she did and how it affected her relationship with Gina.
The Library Table: Meet Chiara Marino, the main character from book two of the series. Get a…

About the Author

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From the Author:
Organized religions get a bad rap these days. Most of what we see in popular media are members of religious traditions depicted as dark and sinful, ignorant and naïve, or misguided and judgmental. However, there is another side to each religious tradition: life-changing wisdom, devotions that inspire love and understanding, and the tools needed to defeat the forces of evil.
The Freelance Exorcists Series gives each of the world’s most popular religions a chance to have their softer, more rational voices heard and their doctrines explained. At the same time, the reader will be sucked into a fast-paced fantasy plot of super-powered teenagers who vow to protect unsuspecting humans from the machinations of ancient, invisible, evil spirits.


But where reality ends and the fantasy begins, that is for the reader to decide.


About the Author:
Janie St. Clair has lived most of her life lost in another world. She was frequently trapped in a faraway galaxy, a parallel dimension, or …

Reviews for Peter Hunter and the Minions of Mara

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Reviews for Peter Hunter and the Minions of Mara
"A very intriguing story. Extremely well researched. I am very invested in the characters and can't wait for the next adventure!"


"Ok- so if you want a book that's got a snarky teenage protagonist like the Karate Kid, then this is the book for you. If you want scary demon-fighting action scenes, this book's for you. And if you want to learn about Buddhism, this book's for you."


"Refreshingly wholesome and unique, Peter Hunter and the Minions of Mara is a story that younger readers will devour. Janie St Clair weaves a thrilling narrative of growth around the core values of Buddhism, while still managing to tie in elements of danger, excitement and the supernatural to keep her readers hooked."




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Chiara Marino, Excerpt #6: The Blue Boy

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Excerpt #6: The Blue Boy

     The fighters landed on the street, paused in their battle. One of the fighters was a man in a business suit who looked like he had been swallowed by a dark cloud. The other was probably close to her age, wearing sweatpants, combat gloves, and a t-shirt. He looked like a normal teen boy, except that his whole body glowed blue.
     The cloud-man jumped and flew through the air, landing behind the blue boy and grabbing him around the neck. The boy used gravity to throw himself through the man’s legs, consequently flipping the man forwards. The man landed on his back.
      The boy placed a hand on the man’s head and said, “Be swept clean.”
      Chiara saw the black smoke peel away from the man. It quickly surrounded the boy, enshrouding him in darkness. Then an explosion of blue swirling wind ripped the cloud apart until only the boy remained.
      Now that he was facing her, Chiara saw clearly that the Blue Boy was Peter. She gasped and his head snapped in he…