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Awards

2007 AllBooks Review Editor Choice Awards
    Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery
    1st Runner Up; Children's Fiction
 
2008 Eric Hoffer Awards
    Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery
    1st Runner Up; Young Adult Fiction
 
2008 National Indie Excellence Book Awards
    Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery
    Finalist; Young Adult Fiction
 
 

Reviews

Here are a few things readers have had to say about the books...
 
 
Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery:
 
"...an enthralling, illuminating, exciting, fun and necessary addition to fantasy literature. I couldn’t stop reading this story—either time..." -- Robert Yehling, Bookstand Review; Editorial Director for American Idol the Magazine
 
“[An] imaginative and enjoyable novel, recommended for fantasy lovers of all ages.” -- James Cox, Children’s BookWatch
 
“As Harry Potter winds down…more magical beings and wonderful faraway places emerge in storytelling. Bo Savino…brings the world of New Faery to life with her descriptive details, encapsulating a reader to continue the story. I highly recommend this book. -- Lea Schizas, AllBooks Review
 
“Exciting, Suspenseful and Delightful to read… Bo Savino creates for us a fresh realm with limitless possibilities for fun, fantasy and friendships.” -- Marcia Freespirit, JimSam Reviews; Author; Glad Woman

 
"Although characterized as a Young Adult novel, parents will find it difficult to put down..." -- Terra Pressler, J.D., Ph.D., Author: Creative Juice: 8 Weeks to Authentic Writing & Cracker Wisdom
 
"...I couldn't put it down...appropriate for kids of all ages...including the grown up kids, like me! I highly recommend it to anyone...but especially to parents who want to get their kids interested in reading again - or for a first time." (Amazon Reviews) -- Michelle Devon, Author: A Perfect World
 
Harry Potter has just been one-upped. "Just when the Potter books were getting to dark for me, here comes a breath of fresh air in the fantasy world of Faery. As the other reviewers stated...I also caught the, "I can't put the book down" bug. Having lived in Florida since the late 50's and weathered many storms; Bo Savino weaves a tale that had me believing the Land Of Faery truly turns Hurricanes away from Tampa when possible. Considering I am showing my age, this is a testament that Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery is for all ages." (Amazon Reviews) -- Preston Shull, Nature Artist
 
Love the Use of Magic in Reggie & Ryssa! "The way that Bo Savino describes and portrays the use of magic in this novel is a stroke of genius and allows for incredible description! I also enjoyed the way the author incorporated the hurricane season into the plot. It was surprising and not overdone in the least. ...This is a wonderful fantasy book that is based in the modern era. Yes, it appeals to the Harry Potter enthusiast (as stated by the other reviews here), but it is also enjoyable to occasional fantasy readers. I typically read historical fiction and scifi and I have always had a soft spot for scifi juvenile fiction. Reggie & Ryssa is well-written and completely connectible whether you are an adult reader like me, or a teen reader." (Amazon Reviews) -- Mike, Florida
 
 
Broken Wings: Genesis
 
“A. J. Rand presents a great fantasy novel… This book will appeal to fiction and fantasy readers alike.” -- Kevin Smith, JimSam Reviews
 
“Fast paced and sassy…[A. J. Rand] has really found her voice as an author with this novel.” -- Robert Yehling, Bookstand Reviews

 
"This is the first fantasy book that I've read in a long time. The author's descriptions...took me into a new world. The storyline was very suspenseful and a real page turner...I highly recommend this book." (Amazon Reviews) -- Cathy M. Chaffin
 
 
Keeper of the Flame 
“Fantasy, Mythology, and Passion... [A. J. Rand] has written a novel that intricately weaves several storylines together skillfully into one cohesive story, that while it stands alone, leaves the reader begging to know more. ...the characters of Keeper of the Flame will not fail to delight and keep you drawn into the story. ...It's a good balance, and a believable plot with which any reader can relate. Keeper of the Flame is a story about passion...passion for life, passion for love, passion for following one's destiny, in spite of all the obstacles. I highly recommend this novel and look forward to more of [A. J. Rand's] creations.” -- Anonymous, Barnes & Noble Reviews
 
 
Sacred Steps
 
"Consummate storytelling…the flavor of The Celestine Prophecy, but better written with a more interesting story and a powerful message…." -- Terra Pressler, J.D., Ph.D., Author: Creative Juice: 8 Weeks to Authentic Writing & Cracker Wisdom.
 
"It was absolutely beautiful, yet touching and chilling at the same time. Great job defining the pipe ceremony." (Amazon Reviews) -- Jeff Ely, Tampa, FL
 
"The power in [this] book is beyond comprehension. It is timely with insight into wisdom and the Journey of Life." (Amazon Reviews) -- Roger S. Pile, Ph.D.

Reggie and Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery

Book 1: Reggie & Ryssa Series

Reggie & Ryssa and the Scavenger Hunt

Book 2: Reggie & Ryssa Series
  
Broken Wings: Genesis

 

Book 1: Yeshua Star Series
 

Broken Wings: Alpha

Book 2: Yeshua Star Series

Wings of Thunder

 Book 1: The Watcher Series
Coming
SOON!
 

Sky Gold

 Book 1: The Nibiran Series

Keeper of the Flame

 Book 1: The Tapestry Series
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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