Children of the RealmBOULDER, Colo., Sept. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Children of the Realm: A Fledglings Novel” (ISBN: 978-1-4567-4831-9), is the first novel of author W.L. James. Her tale paints a fun, sassy and edgy story that depicts a realistic representation into the lives of today’s youth. Meet Boulder’s newest paranormals. Peter, Alexandra, Rudy and Theroux are not your average middle schoolers. They are fledglings. The children of immortal warriors called Centurions fighting against a common enemy called the Horde.

Living among humans in the small picturesque city of Boulder Colorado nestled beneath the Flat Irons, they study and train to one day become Centurions themselves to protect humans and paranormals alike.

In the story, Ashley Morgan has known the fledglings all her life. Right before her fourteenth birthday, however, she discovers her friends are not who or what she’d always believed them to be and neither is she. The question: Will her friends stand with or against her when they discover her true identity? The fledglings and Ashley must learn to trust one another and work together if they are to survive their coming confrontations with the Horde.

What are people saying about “Children of the Realm”?
* “I had a lot of fun reading this book. My dad was surprised that I couldn’t put it down. It reminded me a lot of the Percy Jackson series. I hope the next book is coming soon!” – 12 year old boy, Cincinnati, OH.
* “I spend a lot of time reading books that appeal to the tweens/teenagers with whom I work. I’m clueless when it comes to fantasy adventures, but I found this book created a new bridge to the kids I work with who love Twilight, Teen Wolf and many of the other alternative realities that are often foreign to me. It was a quick read that grown-ups might enjoy reading with their tween or teenagers.” – parent/youth programs volunteer, Alexandria, VA
* “I’m not a big reader of fantasy books, but this book was fun, extremely creative, and a fast read. I even recognized some of the Boulder area streets and landmarks mentioned in the story. It reminded me a lot of Harry Potter and could be written into a series of books.” – resident, Centennial, CO.

This is the first novel penned by W.L. James. James grew up in Louisiana, where there was never a shortage of characters and events to inspire a writer of fantasy. She now resides in Boulder County, Colorado with her husband, two teenage children and the family cat Boots.

Meet James and get to know the Children of the Realm in person:
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mojo Coffeehouse, 211 N. Public Road, #100, Lafayette, CO.

This is the first in a series of appearances and events scheduled in Boulder and around the Denver Metro Area this fall.

“Children of the Realm” is available now from AuthorHouse® Publishing: 978-1-4567-4831-9 (Softcover ISBN); 978-1-4567-4833-3 (Hardcover ISBN). This title is also available through your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer. For more information, visit W.L. James online at

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