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An Unexpected Exploit by Kandi J. Wyatt - Cover Reveal + Giveaway

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Protect a mythical realm or his family?

Sixteen-year-old Franklin follows a Sasquatch through a portal to the realm of Shinwano and discovers a world full of mythical creatures he never expected to actually exist. Upon returning to Myrtle Beach, Oregon, he vows to protect the land, not realizing how difficult it will be to keep his promise, especially when a poacher, a NSA agent, and his friends are interested in the portal—and all for different reasons.

When the poacher threatens his family, Franklin must reconsider his vow to protect this new world to keep his family safe. The consequences of his decision reach further than just a rift in the space-time continuum.

Can Franklin live up to the trust placed on him and save this new world from an even greater danger?

Word count: 70,254

Cover Designer:  Amalia Chitulescu

One line: A regular summer hunting trip takes a new turn when Franklin falls into the mythical realm of Shinwano. When he returns home he finds a poacher, NSA agent, and his friends all interested in the portal—and all for different reasons.

Mashup: Harry and the Hendersons meets The Neverending Story

Beta review: Overall, I loved this book. A wonderful alternate world with such fantastic descriptions of the mythical creatures. I would love to go there myself.

Other books in the series:
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            An Unexpected Escapade:

It still didn’t make sense to Franklin. If what Sahasi said was true, he was no longer just outside of Myrtle Beach, Oregon, but in another dimension. Theoretically, it was impossible, but here he sat with a throbbing headache and two sanraksaka, or what he’d call Sasquatch, staring at him. He had no words to explain what he was seeing or feeling.

“Are all your people like you?” Ladaku leaned against the supporting latticework of the round tent.
Franklin shifted on the pillow under him. He realized he was probably on Sahasi’s bed in her home.
“Like what? Weak like me?” Franklin couldn’t help but return Ladaku’s words and watch as Sahasi glared again.
“Yes.” Ladaku’s tone dared him to deny it.
A smile pulled at Franklin’s lips. “Well, most sophomore boys are actually weaker than me. You just caught me before my morning coffee.”
“Soft-more? Cough-fee?” Sahasi stumbled over the words. “Are you from the Soft-more people?”
Franklin laughed, then coughed and held his head as the pain resurged. Ladaku retrieved a water skin from a table and pushed it toward Franklin. He took it and sniffed before taking a sip, then grimaced at the taste and tried to hand it back. “No, drink more. It will help with the pain,” Ladaku insisted. “Trust me.”
Franklin didn’t precisely trust the simian creature, but Sahasi was just rolling her eyes, so Franklin took another drink.
Franklin obeyed, but he found himself jutting his chin out stubbornly, just like he would sometimes do when he had to listen to his older brother, Jeremy.  By the third sip, though, the bitterness had disappeared, and Franklin could discern the taste of berries.
“See?” Ladaku grinned. “Sahasi, he might make a keta-manisa yet.”
“He is a soft-more, Ladaku, not a sanraksaka. Do not go trying to find more keta-manisa.” Sahasi took the skin from Franklin’s hands and rose to her full eight feet.
“Actually, sophomore is what grade I finished last year in school. We’re called humans,” Franklin supplied. He’d decided not to tell them what humans called them.
“Who-man or soft-more, either way, you are not fit to be a keta-manisa.” Sahasi turned as if the conversation was done.
“What’s a keta-manisa?”
Ladaku met Franklin’s gaze, then squatted down to his level. “I do not know how much I can trust you, but I do know that I cannot let you just wander in and out of Shinwano as you will. A keta-manisa is one who I train to protect the dhoka.”
A bird chirped outside, and Sahasi irritably pushed the canvas flap away from the door and left. Franklin realized that Ladaku had just offered him a gift, and Sahasi was not pleased with it. Had Franklin just stepped into the middle of clan politics, or was it just a family disagreement? Either way, he couldn’t make an enemy of Ladaku.
“I’m not sure if I’m ready to be a keta-manisa, but I can tell you I’ll do my best to keep my side of the dhoka safe. I can just imagine what people would do if they came here. My .270 would be the least of your worries.”
“Then until we can figure out what to do with you, I will train you to be a keta-manisa.” Ladaku grinned, showing prominent, sharp canines. Franklin figured he didn’t have much of a choice.

Even as a young girl, Kandi J Wyatt, had a knack for words. She loved to read them, even if it was on a shampoo bottle! By high school Kandi had learned to put words together on paper to create stories for those she loved. Nowadays, she writes for her kids, whether that's her own five or the hundreds of students she's been lucky to teach. When Kandi's not spinning words to create stories, she's using them to teach students about Spanish, life, and leadership.

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Dragon Courage series
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Biblical Retellings:
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