From illiterate to author. Christine Jones resides in beautiful Tasmania Australia.
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The Mariard Volumes

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orn of their seeds,
Kingdom will rise against kingdom.
One will hold great mysteries.
One will turn the tide.
One will not be bound.
War is fought, not only on the field, but also in the mind.
Nothing is what it seems,
take nothing for granted.


Mariard Volume 1 The Gifting. The start of a 10 Volume journey.
The gifted are fighting for you. Do you have the right to become an entity? Take the challenge and go with them, as they tap into the unfolding universal truths.
Nothing is what it seems, take nothing for granted.

Christine Jones has created a masterpiece, a journey beyond the imagination. The mind is a locked door; she opens it to a greater knowledge and awareness. Are the Mariard Volumes fantasy, science fiction or reality? Nothing is what it seems, take nothing for granted.

7 of the Volumes are complete and with volumes 1 and 2 released, others are undergoing final revision for release to the world. You won't have to wait long to read all 10 of the Mariard Volumes.

Nothing is what it seems,
take nothing for granted.

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Guest Authors of the month

Forest Spirit (paperback)
David Laing

An exciting, action-packed yarn: adventure, mystery, magic, suspense, spiritualism, Aboriginal and Australian culture, and a cast of interesting characters including a wombat and a German Shepherd.

Jacinta Kelly (Jars), a part Aboriginal girl living in the Northern Territory who is orphaned when a buffalo charges her family’s ute, tragically killing her mother, father and brother. Because she has no other family members in the NT, she is sent to live with her uncle, aunt and cousin (Snook) in Tasmania.

Snook and Jars quickly become friends, and along with Quenton Quigly, the annoying but not altogether bad son of the mayor of the area, they have an adventure when they go camping in the forest with Snook’s father. Jars meets the Forest Spirit – an apparition that has appeared in her dreams, and now asks for her help to uncover a secret in the Tasmanian bush.

Jars, her cousin Snook and the bumbling Quenton Quigley begin and adventure in the wilderness that takes many unexpected twists and turns! At the end of the story, the mystery of Jars’ dream of an ancient man who later appears in a rock carving in a forest cave is solved. Jars also begins to overcome the grief of losing her family as she learns that they will always be with her.


CJ’s quotes of the month.
Exert From “Self Matters”, Dr Phillip C McGraw –
I hold to the rather old fashioned belief that each of us is blessed with particular gifts given to us by God, and that it is our sacred obligation to identify, to cherish, and to exercise those gifts for the betterment of ourselves and of those in our lives. 1

Corinthians 7:7 (NIV)
But each man has his own gifts from God: one has this gift, another has that.

My favourite
“Give back what does not belong to you. This is a journey of healing, learning and greater understanding, not a journey of punishment. However, you cannot give healing, learning and greater understanding until it is yours.”
Acknowledgments
Christine is very grateful to those at Fanstory.com and other authors for their loyalty and helping to perfect the Mariard volumes and other titles.
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The Mariard has had excellent reviews from other writers and published authors. Want to see your review on cjbooks? Send us one.

New Review
“Nothing is what it seems, take nothing for granted.” With these words still haunting me from the back of the book, I dove into Mariard, Volume I, The Gifting and couldn’t put it down! Ms. Jones leads the reader through an engaging tale, a story of good versus evil, treachery, honor and love that spans a generation.

The gift of the Mariard holds unspeakable power. In this novel, opposing factions clash again and again as they seek to win the day, battling not only with their bodies, but with their minds, as well. The “game” rages on multiple levels and the reader is swept along in a torrent of magical confrontations until the true natures of Tegan, Cathmore and Vieanne are revealed.

What a great movie this would make! The visual imagery contained in the book would yield some stunning sets and the story would capture the audience’s attention from the opening to closing credits. I’m really looking forward to reading the additional volumes in this series.

Hope you are well, Chris. I really enjoyed reading Mariard and I mean what I said. This would make one heck of a movie!

Ann B. Keller - author of 'VORTEX OF REVELATION', 'TREVOR'S LOVE', and 'BRIGGEN'


Endorsements
In Mariard Volume 1, Christine Jones, the author, writes like a master who's consistently sensitive about her characters, what they say, how they say it, and in what intrigues they walk into. She has a fine ear for crafting flawless dialogue that shines true every time. She's proving to all readers that she knows her subject and how to engage and entertain them without fail.
Cloaked Writer Inc
from CA, U.S.A - Author of -'Helldom' coming soon.

Endorsement

Christine Jones Mariard Volume 1 The gifting, is an amazing book. The story combines hi-tech with fantasy, magic with science, in a way that makes it exciting to read — a real page-turner. On one level it’s a swashbuckler tale. But deeper under its surface, it confronts the struggle with loyalty to ones family, and whether a person can change their fate. These are subjects that are timeless and always interesting to explore, and this novel is no exception. As I read this book, I kept thinking, “This is the way story telling is supposed to be.” Well done, Christine!

Duncan Long author of the Spider Worlds trilogy, the Night Stalkers series, Anti-Grav Unlimited

Endorsement
Christine Jones created an image rich environment for her Mariard Volume 1 The gifting, and carried me through it, from the dramatic opening to the last page. The excitement and suspense kept me grabbing for the next page and for the next volume when I reached the end.
Frederick E. West - Author of - 'The Courtship of Abagail Smith' - 'Jamaica Flight',

'With Bowie at the Alamo'

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“Readers who like fantasy with surprise twists, well-developed characters, and complex mythologies need look no further than Mariard Volume 1 The Gifting.” – Duane Simolke - Author of - 'Degranon': A Science Fiction Adventure
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An astonishing piece of writing. You have brought the reader right into each of the scenes. Your characters, although many, are so descriptively portrayed that one has no difficulty following the story line. And the mesh of the old with the modern is really unique. If there was a category for six stars, I would have given you that. Thoroughly enjoyable.
by fastdigit

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WOW! This story is brilliant, with such descriptive language and so much imagination, it is a true work of excellence. It held my attention really well, write more soon, I am looking forward to it.
by Tarli-Rah

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Love the work it is definitely worth all the five stars that I gave it I loved all of it and you should keep up the excellent work.
by Ashlee14
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Spend an hour with Christine Jones, and you'll want to stay. Christine has you explore a land you never dreamed existed. There are plenty of characters, of all shapes and sizes, Christine introduces you to, and before you know it, you'll have concrete ties to some of them, and others, you'll want to destroy. Christine has done all the work, all you have to do is read, and enjoy, and laugh sometimes, and furl your brow here and there, possibly get impatient, but for sure, you'll want to read on. I know I did.
Jon Kuntz author of - 'The One That Got Away' - 'The Potted Plant' -'Rudy's Bus Stop' - 'Dr. J. and the School Bus' - 'Willard Last Day'

Endorsement
From the first page to the last Christine Jones book MARIARD VOLUME 1 THE GIFTING grabs you and keeps you until the last word. I enjoyed reading this wonderful book and encourage you to dive into this fantastic world. The book is an exciting ride that never stops. The characters are three dimensional, alive, and full of passions. The dialogue does not leave the reader wondering about the relationship between each of the characters. The book pulls you into a world that is fantastic and dark at the same time. The descriptions are vivid and breath taking. Reading this book, I was impressed at how the author could throw herself into the characters and create a world that is fantastic. If you enjoy role playing video games, fantasy movies, and role play fantasy books then you will enjoy this first book in the series.
Taheerahsafa, Roanoke, VA

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Excellent. This isn't even the genre of story that I normally would read but you've done such a good job that you've got me hooked.
by tinker067



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