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IA by John Darryl Winston: A genre-defying series that is “Fresh, current and absolutely superb…”


About the IA Series: Thirteen-year-old Naz Andersen, an orphan with latent supernatural abilities, will do anything to protect his younger sister against the mean streets of the Exclave.

Fresh and current, John Darryl Winston’s young adult coming-of-age series is filled with characters that are destined to become modern-day heroes and reinforces the values of inner strength, confidence, and individual talents.

Books in the IA Series:

Initiate: One young man with latent supernatural abilities plus a street gang hell-bent on recruiting him equals IA: Initiate. The most important thing in the world to young orphan Naz Anderson is keeping his little sister safe but when they see a seemingly random act of gang violence, Naz discovers a secret that plunges him into a supernatural world within.

B.O.S.S.: Naz Anderson begins to understand the psychic gifts from his father with the help of his sister Meri. When Naz gets too close to the truth and tragedy strikes, he must unleash his newfound abilities to wield his own unique brand of justice. Will his appetite to avenge his friend’s murder lead to his destruction or his destiny?

Invincible Assassin Book 2.5: What do you do when tragedy strikes your best friend—a best friend who has the power of a god? You learn the only thing worse than having nothing to live for is having nothing to lose.

Union: In the exciting series finale, Naz Anderson can’t find peace or the answers he seeks. All he knows is the cold reality of the streets. But his world changes when he meets D, the girl of his dreams, but when D goes missing, Naz will need to use his supernatural abilities and his street smarts to rescue D, or risk losing everything.

Praise for the IA Series:
IA: Initiate
“This book should be required reading in every school system as a model of how to find your talent, a belief in oneself without falling victim to the downward, dismal spiral that can come from growing up in a dysfunctional atmosphere.” —Paul Atreides, Las Vegas Review-Journal

IA: B.O.S.S.
“Continuing the saga of our young hero, Winston reinforces that we may stumble, fall, even backslide, but if we’re patient, if we dig deep enough, our abilities are there. IA: B.O.S.S. is a glorious ride of striving for strength, confidence, and retaining the humanity within.” —Las Vegas Review-Journal

IA: Invincible Assassin
“a story with brains and heart, and a whole lot of love.” —Readers’ Favorite

IA: Union
“Much like his protagonist, Naz, John Winston, once again, casts his magical spell on readers, continuing to take us to where many writers dare not go.” —Jeff Talarigo, author of In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees

Available in trade softcover and ebook at fine booksellers everywhere. Select titles in hardcover. IA: Initiate (978-1-946006-36-3, 216 pp, $12.95), IA: B.O.S.S. (978-1-946848-64-2, 256 pp, $15.95), IA: Union (978-1-946848-93-2, 348 pp, $15.95), IA: Invincible Assassin (978-1-947727-70-0, 136 pages, $11.95), and IA: The Origin Novels (978-1-947727-95-3, $19.95).

About John Darryl Winston—A native Detroiter and public school educator, Winston is a graduate of The Recording Institute of Detroit, Wayne State University, The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan, and received his MA and MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. He has written songs with and for Grammy winner David Foster and record mogul Clive Davis. Winston currently lives with his family in Michigan and intends to acquire an African Grey parrot one day when he conquers his irrational fear of birds.

About BHC Press: BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of general fiction and nonfiction hardcover, softcover, and ebooks for both YA and adults. To learn more about John Darryl Winston and BHC Press, visit the publisher’s website.


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