Category Archives: The Zaratan Trilogy

It’s Release Day For ‘Designated’ Zaratan Trilogy: Book 3

This is one book where excited fans have been contacting me about when the third book in the Zaratan Trilogy would be available. One 14-year-old Ft. Myers fan said she and her best friend were in competing camps…Team Matt and Team Jim. An author was texting me about a conference this September and her daughter had just finished ‘Chosen’ and wanted the next book. Fortunately, I had just finished the first draft of ’Designated’ and reported the book would be available before the conference.
Although the books were released a year apart, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to deliver ‘Designated’. The problem? I wasn’t sure how I wanted to end the series. When I was writing ‘Chosen’, I knew who the ultimate bad guy was. But who Kara would ultimately end up with was a struggle.
In ‘Designated’, Kara keeps changing her mind…probably because I was. I wanted to give everyone a HEA (Happily Ever After). When you have a love triangle, that’s tough. I read one book where the author killed one of the male leads. My reaction, I threw the book across the room in frustration. Whether you like the Twilight books, I thought Stephanie Meyer masterfully resolved that triangle.
Below you will find the blurb (which I HATE writing) and vendor links:
A journey home…
New challenges to face…
An ultimate decision to be made…Kara Howard faces her greatest fear when she returns to Earth. She is now the purple faced alien who is designated to represent her new world. All her work to reunite families will soon meet its final test.

No longer able to breathe her home planet’s air, her future must be made galaxies away. Her life is further complicated when the mission is jeopardized by betrayal. Once again, Kara must choose sides in the ambiguous allegiances between families.

She walks a tightrope of her own making between the two men in her life. But her ability to make a final decision is compromised by new challenges aboard the ship. The girl who liked to disappear into the shadows continues to standout, making her a target.

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Designated: Zaratan Trilogy Book 3

 

A journey home…
New challenges to face…
An ultimate decision to be made…

Kara Howard faces her greatest fear when she returns to Earth. She is now the purple faced alien who is designated to represent her new world. All her work to reunite families will soon meet its final test.

No longer able to breathe her home planet’s air, her future must be made galaxies away. Her life is further complicated when the mission is jeopardized by betrayal. Once again, Kara must choose sides in the ambiguous allegiances between families.

She walks a tightrope of her own making between the two men in her life. But her ability to make a final decision is compromised by new challenges aboard the ship. The girl who liked to disappear into the shadows continues to standout, making her a target.

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‘Selected’ Wins 1st Runner up RONE Award for Best YA Scifi/Paranormal/Fantasy

At the InD’Scribe conference in October, I was thrilled to received the 1st Runner-up RONE Award for ‘Selected’. The 5-star review I received from InD’Tale Magazine made the book an automatic Finalist. I put on a fancy dress and attended the ceremony. It was surreal hearing ‘Selected’ announced.

The book is specially priced at $2.99 in honor of the award. Click here to purchase or gift. It’s a Young Adult book, but adults can enjoy it as well. Of all the books I have written, it is the most personal. No, I was not selected by aliens to leave Earth and travel to Zaratan, but I put 14-year-old Evelyn in the position of my main character. What would I have done facing what Kara had to face alone?

Selected is a RONE Award Finalist

Selected is a RONE Award FINALIST for Best Young Adult Novel of 2015. Just received the news. It’s very exciting. Since the book received a 5-star review from InD’Tale Magazine, it automatically moves into the FINALIST category.

Another great piece of news. I FINALLY get to meet my awesome cover artist, Fiona Jayde when I am at RT in Atlanta next month. She provided an awesome cover for my book.

Chosen: Zaratan Trilogy Book 2

Blurb:

A world under siege…
Loyalties divided…
And deception…
Kara Howard’s arrival on Zaratan is shadowed by Joffray violence. With the planet under siege, her loyalties to her new home will be tested. If the terrorists were not enough of a challenge to her allegiance to her guardian – her discovery of a new faction further complicates the situation.
The Pure Bloods have claimed Kara as one of their own. They are determined to end the practice of bringing children from other worlds to Zaratan. If Kara’s life wasn’t complicated enough, her feelings for Matt Sparks is tested with her growing attraction for Jim, an alien boy she met on the journey from Earth.
Kara must make a life-changing decision when the Joffray offer her an opportunity to be reunited with her family. Will she take it? If she does, how can she be sure it isn’t a deception.
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5 Star Review for Selected

I was thrilled to get a 5-Star Review from InD’tale Magazine for my YA sci-fi ‘Selected’.

Although it is geared for Young Adults, my adult readers will love it as well. Can you imagine being torn from your family and friends by aliens to save the Earth?

Here is the second half of the review. The first part gives away some of the plot twists I’d like you to discover while you are reading the book:

Ind’Tale Magazine
Dec. ’16-Jan. ’17 Issue
Selected (The Zaratan Trilogy: Book 1)

“Selected” enters space and leaps to warp speed at an astronomical pace, taking the reader along for a fabulous ride! Ms. Lederman’s world-creating ability is second to none, as is her crafting of a remarkable storyline that will leave everyone wondering “What if?” It’s a unique combination of “Twilight”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and a little “Hunger Games” and “Survivor” thrown in for good measure. The writing is clean, the conflicts are believable, the dialogue natural, and the action scenes so well-orchestrated one can easily follow and imagine them happening. This story grabs from the first line, demanding the reader’s attention and holds it until the last page…which is only the beginning of Kara and Matt’s new life. Exceptional story…highly enjoyable…and a keeper for any lover of YA Sci-Fi. Great job!

Clarice Silvers

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Selected, The Zaratan Trilogy, Book 1

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Selected: The Zaratan Triology, Book 1

Destruction…. A show of force… And a warning…

Three isolated towns across the world have been destroyed in a show of force by alien invaders. It is a clear warning of what will occur if their demands are not fulfilled. The fulfillment: Human children between the ages of twelve through fifteen years.

Kara Harper is an unremarkable fourteen-year-old girl who is selected by the aliens. She will be physically and socially orientated during the six months it will take to arrive at the planet Zaratan. The girl who liked the safety of being invisible, cannot help but stand out.

Matt Sparks, the boy next door, is also selected. Kara has had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. He vows to safeguard her. The closer they get to their destination, the more difficult it becomes to live up to his promise.

Kara is unsure if she has the strength to withstand the trials and physical changes she is forced to go through. In a new life, Kara will be torn. Will she be drawn in by an alien boy who has shown interest in her or by the powerful patriarch who sees her as the future of his race?

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