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About Bryna Butler
Butler's young adult mystery novels feature strong female leads and are woven from elements of horror, suspense, comedy, and mystery, all in a modern, small town setting. She is best known for her Midnight Guardian Series (YA Paranormal Mystery) and Mothman Mysteries (YA Sci-Fi Mystery).
Butler is inspired by writers like Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Armentrout, Rachel Caine, Joss Whedon, and Patricia Briggs. Her work contains no profanity or explicit scenes, making it appropriate for pre-teen as well as teen readers.
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Eric Jansen is an alien. Offworlder. Take me to your leader, fall from the sky, space invading, phoning home, UFO jockey. A swipe of the tattoo on his arm will reveal his true form which locals call Mothman, a winged creature formed of ashen gray skin and glowing red eyes.
So when the recently deceased of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, start walking and talking, the Men in Black mark Eric as suspect number one. It will be up to Eric and the girl-next-door book blogger to solve the mystery before the black suits lock him up and throw away the key.
Appropriate for middle grade and up.
“Whatever. Is that all? I have to go,” I rush.
“No, dude, we have another set in fifteen.”
“Fifteen minutes is a lifetime, my man,” I yell as I shove the door and let it bang against the brick wall outside.
To my surprise, Kendall breaks away from me. Luckily, she doesn’t go far. I stop and watch her step impossibly close to my bandleader. Her fingers lift and stroke Ben’s overgrown hair out of his eyes.
The silver bangle around her wrist falls down her arm, reflecting the light from the bare bulb over the back door. At her touch, Ben closes his eyes automatically. Tension eases from his body as she whispers to him.
“Forget you saw us.”
A goofy grin, well goofier than usual, crosses his face. “Ohhh-kayyy,” he agrees in a daze and drifts away, back down the hallway and toward the tables.
This chick is stone-cold. My mouth is probably on the floor, but I must pull it together because before I know it, we bound out the door together.
The door, of course, doesn’t lead to a secret backstage. In truth, the whole backstage thing is just a pickup line. Transparent, I know. Cheesy, definitely. Yet, it works every time.
Kendall doesn’t seem surprised to be outside where only the old, white van we use to haul our instruments and gear waits. Nic calls it the Rough Rider. She parked it atop some tire tracks in the mud where there would be pavement if this were the city. But it’s not. Beyond the back door of the coffee bar are only the post office, a funeral home, and the river.
“I thought that maybe under the moonlight, I would recognize you, but no. You are quite the mystery. Are you sure we haven’t met before?” Kendall asks again, a little formally for my comfort.
Her word choice would seem odd if I didn’t know better. She is patient. I’ll give her that. Her eyes study every feature of my face and dare me to confess.
“You look at me as if you know me.”
“I like to think I do.” I keep it light and flash her a flirty grin as I continue to be clever. “I’m not lying when I say that from the first moment I saw you, I wanted to get you alone.”
Kendall seems amused by my response. Her lips tighten to a thin line, pulling up in the corners. She turns from me but keeps her hold on my hand, pulling me a few slow steps away from the door.
“Honestly, I don’t know why I bother trying to make these connections,” she says. She doesn’t look at me while she says it, but I’m looking at her. She walks like she’s dancing. Her movements are so graceful they nearly defy gravity.
I watch as Kendall’s blond curls bounce against her back with each careful step around the mud. I watch as her arms swing open for balance. Her pale skin catches the moonlight so that it glistens.
“I suppose it’s my age showing,” she continues, not paying a bit of attention to me.
When a mysterious, new player wields a deadly storm to force the men in black into lockdown, Mothman and teen blogger Bridget are suddenly separated. With Bridget on the inside and Mothman on the outside, the two race to beat the clock and open the doors before the suits make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the base from falling into the wrong hands.
Get ready for a quirky thrill ride full of spunky book blogger rants, sneaky twists, liberally-used nicknames, smoldering smirks from Mothman, and even a hippy vampire. Hold on kiddos, it's Mothman verses the Weather Machine!
The Mothman Mysteries are set in the same universe with the same characters, but the books are standalone mysteries and can be read in any order. Considered a clean teen series, suitable for pre-teens. A humorous young adult paranormal mystery for fans of Doctor Who and The Dresden Files.
Over the years, humans have pieced together sightings and assumptions to create the myth of the tooth fairy. As it turns out, they were pretty much wrong.
Come explore a world of teen makers and innovators. From interstellar escapades to near-future locales, this volume of sci-fi stories has something for everyone. Girls who use their mechanical acumen to save interstellar colonies and design super-powered armor. Young women who apply their knacks for numbers to finding criminals and solving environmental problems. Ladies who use brainpower and intellectual skills to defeat zombies, space pirates, evil aliens, and more.
All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let’s show girls they can be STEM superstars too.
Elisha Betts, Bryna Butler, Russ Colchamiro, Paige Daniels, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Lizz Donnelly, Mary Fan, JF Garrard, Nicole Iversen, A.A. Jankiewicz, Nancy Johnston, Kris Katzen, Amy Lewanski, Phil Margolies, Tash McAdam, Jelani Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Mackenzie Reide, Aaron Rosenberg, Jennifer Lee Rossman , J.R. Rustrian, Joanna Schnurman, Holly Schofield, Lisa Toohey, J.K. Ullrich, and Victoria Zelvin.
Featuring illustrations by Elisha Betts, Tom Daly, Sean "MunkyWrench" Eddingfield, Ben Falco, Kathy Ferrell, Fauzy Zulvikar Firmansyah, Abby Massengale, RM Nielsen, Julia Patterson, Ann Piesen, Harley Scroggins, Emily Smith, Ronald Suh, and Kay Wrenn.
Who said senior year would be easy?
Book 5 in the Midnight Guardian series is a roller coaster of suspense taking riders on Keira's journey to fulfill her destiny and bring about the end of the gremlin-like mogdocs. The Book of the Lost may be their last hope. Trouble is...they can't read it and every bad guy in this world and beyond wants it.
Enter the world of the Midnight Guardian and read the series that fans are calling original, fun, and engrossing.
This collection of sci-fi shorts features a variety of brainy young heroines—girls who engineer, tinker, experiment, and more. Voyage to far-off galaxies with girls who use their science savvy to fix rovers, rescue friends, and protect alien critters. Visit steampunk realms where young ladies put their skills to the test building mechanical wonders and solving mysteries. Trek across sci-fi landscapes with girls who save androids and repair robots. Journey to post-apocalyptic futures where heroines use their tech know-how to bring down overlords and spread the most dangerous thing of all… knowledge. And drop in on a few near-future heroines who use their smarts to take down supervillains and bring a little more understanding into the world.
Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show today’s girls that they, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.
T. Eric Bakutis, Elisha Betts, Steph Bennion, Bryna Butler, Margaret Curelas, Paige Daniels, Kay Dominguez, Brandon Draga, George Ebey, Mary Fan, A.A. Jankiewicz, Evangeline Jennings, Jamie Krakover, Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, Stephen Landry, Karissa Laurel, Michelle Leonard, Meg Merriet, Jelani-Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Holly Schofield, and Lisa Toohey.
Featuring artwork by Hazel Butler, Sonya Craig, Ken Dawson, Evelinn Enoksen, Ben Falco, Kathy Ferrell, Christopher Godsoe, Evangeline Jennings, Deanna Laver, Jennifer L. Lopez, Jelani Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Emily Smith, and Jennifer Stolzer.
No one in her rural, small town would understand that Keira Ryan is a guardian, much less her high and mighty destiny to save the human race from a race of bloodthirsty gremlin-like creatures. She barely believes it herself.
Since she was old enough to start fight training, she's held the secret tight. Only when her best friend gets caught up in the enemy's magic, she reveals all.
Join Keira and her inner circle of friends--each with secrets of their own--as they solve the mystery of her destiny and bring forth the fall of Atlantis in this fast paced adventure. Readers have fallen in love with the story based in magic, but set in the contemporary, rural heartland of America.
Amazon Exclusive Fifth Anniversary Edition
- All 6 full-length novels in the Midnight Guardian series
- Siren's Call, a Midnight Guardian short
- Red Feather Girl, a NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED short
- New original artwork by the author
All your favorite characters are back in House of Gammen, the perfect culmination of this fast-paced teen, light fantasy series. Readers have fallen in love with this adventure based in magic, but set in the rural heartland of America.
Keira Ryan should be worrying about the two boys that are vying for her heart. She should be worrying about Prom. She should be worrying about graduation. All of that must wait. Ancient evil creatures are working to infiltrate our world and she's the only one who can stop them...the prophesied "Child of Sun & Moon".
In this fourth installment in the series, Keira and her friends race against time to rescue her charge before The Harvest. They must hurry. Their enemies are bringing forth a new evil to sway the balance. The shadows are rising.
The series is being called original, cool, and fun. SHADOWS RISING is a different kind of teen paranormal romance woven with elements of action, suspense, horror, and comedy that will leave you breathless with its surprises.
For hundreds of years, these dark woods have held a secret. Every living part of it knows the secret, from the top-most leaf on the tallest oak to the tiniest earthworm needling through the earth below. They see them. They hear them. They feel them. They fear them. They are forced to watch with no way to scream out. No way to stop the Shadows.
Parent approved: Contains no foul language or sexual content. Appropriate for pre-teen as well as teen readers.
Just what do you get the spoiled gremlin queen that has everything?
Ready for a new kind of teen paranormal romance?
Also look for:
Of Sun & Moon, Book 1
Whispering Evil, Book 2
Shadows Rising, Book 4
Book of the Lost, Book 5
Will she survive it all or will she fall victim to the whispering evil that surrounds her?