Phoenix Child by Alica McKenna Johnson

Sometimes great things are thrust upon a girl. Sara wishes hers didn’t include a new name, unicorns, and fire.

Phoenix child

Sara is just another group home kid. She’s given up on being part of a family and has planned out her life as a child of the system.

Then she wakes on her fifteenth birthday, with ruby red streaks through her now midnight black hair and strange powers she did not know she possessed.

Enrolling in classes at the San Francisco Center for the Circus Arts, she meets strangers with frightening powers who say they are family, with a four thousand year old god as a common ancestor.

As Sara struggles with powers that overwhelm her, she must decide whether to turn her back on this new life or embrace her identity as Sapphire the Phoenix Child. The lives of hundreds of magical creatures rest on her decision.

Sometimes great things are thrust upon a girl. Sara wishes hers didn’t include a new name, unicorns, and fire.

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General

Language: English

Keywords: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Circus, Travel, Mythology, Teen, Magical Animals, Magic

Word Count: 103547

Sales info:

As of today March 6 2017 these are my rankings

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #758 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

#12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales
#15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales

My sales numbers for my series increases daily and my average is 4.5 stars. I am open to any launguage translation for my book. 

Sample text:

Chapter One


"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix."

~Christina Baldwin


Alien abduction? Extreme makeover? Witch's spell?

Something had to explain the changes that happened to me overnight. Even the doctor Melanie dragged me to offered no explanation, but apparently, I’m in perfect health. I barely managed to stop myself from demanding to see his medical license. How can it be possible to wake up looking completely different and still be in perfect health? I looked down at the coppery tint that appeared this morning on my skin. Stupid doctor.

Thick fog covered the brightly painted row houses, making them look dull and plain. Only the Christmas lights came close to cutting through the cold gray blanket. I leaned back into the seat of my houseparent's Honda as I took in the familiar beauty of the city.

"Sara, we'll figure this all out, don't worry," Melanie said as she drove down one of San Francisco's seven hills. My stomach did a little flip as we crested the top. One would think after driving over these streets all of my life I would have become numb to them, but they still made my stomach flutter.

"With all the tests the doctor ordered, he'd better figure something out." The nurse had trouble finding a vein for the lab draws, and a bruise had formed in the bend in my elbow. Rubbing my temples, I pushed back the headache and tears. This morning had been hell.

My fingers twitched in shock as they touched the soft curls resting on my forehead. I tugged my bangs down and tried to hide my eyes, which had also changed. Instead of the dull gray-green I’d grown-up with, now they were a clear pale green with flecks of gold. My first day as a fifteen-year-old and already the drama level had reached insane. 


Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Translation in progress. Translated by Eirini Damianaki
Translation in progress. Translated by Liz Alves

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