Techno-Magic evolves from spells and hashtags.
Colby regains a magical gift he never knew he lost in the first place. His reawakened power draws more enemies than the bullies he faces daily in school. There's no time to learn the complicated rules of his magic. Colby creates a technological solution that merges magic with his mobile devices.
With the help of his quirky family and friends, Colby faces down new challenges. The magical world collides with modern times and technology. Ancient creatures are drawn to the boy with a new magic. A boy who has to learn to accept himself if he hopes to control the forces battling within and without.
Caught in the middle of a war that began at the beginning of time, Colby and his friends must learn to fight back, and learn fast. Not everything is how it appears and the battle to survive won't be an easy one, but Colby has no choice if he wants to withstand what's coming. His muse, an odd little blue man who turns into a cat, has followed Colby to keep him safe. This new generation needs a new way of being taught an ancient magic. This proves difficult when Colby's powers get the attention of the rest of the supernatural world. They have plans to take it all away, and will do anything to get it.
"If you like new ways of doing magic, witty dialogue, and a modern feel, then you'll love Hashtag Magic!"
Blue Screen of Death is a young adult urban/contemporary fantasy and is the first installment in the Hashtag Magic series. The second book, Control ALT Delete, is now available. Look for the upcoming third installment Web of Trolls November 3, 2016.
Start with the first book in the series inspiring the Hollywood screenplay "Hashtag Magic".
About the Author
Raised in the Chicago area, J. Steven witnessed his fair share of injustice growing up and always imagined how he could make life better for everyone if only he'd had magic or super powers. It took years for him to understand that he did have a gift. Though he traveled the globe in his youth, he still favors the lands of his imagination and wants nothing more than to share his visions with the world. He hopes his gift will allow readers to escape from reality, if only for a spell.
Following his education in technology, with a focus in writing and communication, he's spent his career working in the tech and travel industries. It allows for some creativity, but it doesn't compare to the freedom of creating new worlds and magical creatures.
A passionate home chef, J. Steven, can often be found in the kitchen with his agreeable husband, Tom, and their self-important Siamese, Lexi, who rules the house with an iron paw. When he isn't working or writing, J. Steven is never more than a step or thought away from adventure. Whether spending time in his enchanted garden, conjuring up new recipes or spending time with family and friends, he's always dreaming up new fiction based on over-the-top characterizations of the people he meets.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this little adventure of a book. It does leave you hanging in the end, but Im sure the remainder of the series will wrap up all the loose ends. There is really great character development and the book flows really nicely. I look forward to reading more of the series in the future. Its an enjoyable fanatasy ride in the life of Colby.
A Great Start to a Unique New Series! After reading the synopsis for this book, I was very intrigued by the idea of the combination of technology and magic. I decided to give it a go even though I was unfamiliar with this author. I am really glad that I did. The plot is unique and different... in a good way. The characters are all very well developed and interesting especially Colby. I really found myself invested in him and the things that he is dealing with and watching him grow as a character. The author's writing is so descriptive and vivid that you are really transported into the story. If I were to say anything critical it would be that I wish that the story was longer, I just wasn't ready for it to be over. I can't wait to read the next installment in the series.