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The Yellow Hoods

"...intriguing contraptions, appealing characters, snide villains, humor, and an exciting story." 

— Kirkus Reviews

Tee, Elly, and Richy peaceful little world is shattered when they become entangled in a plot to steal the world's first steam engine plans from master inventor, Nikolas Klaus. Will Klaus' ties to the secret society known as the Tub (lead by a butcher, baker, and candlestick maker) be their undoing? Or will they live on to become legends?

Here are some of the amazing fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and classic stories woven into the fabric of The Yellow Hoods series: Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Santa Claus, Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestilskin, Beauty and the Beast, Humpty Dumpty, Chicken Little, Alice in Wonderland, Simple Simon, Rub-a-dub-dub.

The series grows in intensity as it goes and uses humor along the way. It has strong female characters, no graphic violence, no sexual content, and is loved by kids aged 9-15 and adults (written for both audiences). Loved by fans of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Ranger's Apprentice, and more.

Awards and Accolades:
Finalist for IAN's Book of the Year 2015 in Young Adult (Book 1) and Fantasy (Book 2), Honorable Mention by Reader's Favorite 2016 award for grades 4-6 (Book 1)

All books published by ADZO Publishing. Books 1 and 2 were also published in a collection called Gears and Goggles by Tyche Book’s imprint: Cornucopia Press.

Read a few free chapters here.

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Gripping adventure, brilliant inventions, and snarky humor.

Tee, Elly, and Richy peaceful little world is shattered when they become entangled in a plot to steal the world’s first steam engine plans from master inventor, Nikolas Klaus. Will Klaus’ ties to the secret society known as the Tub (lead by a butcher, baker, and candlestick maker) be their undoing? Or will they live on to become legends?

Here are some of the amazing fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and classic stories woven into the fabric of The Yellow Hoods series: Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Santa Claus, Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestilskin, Beauty and the Beast, Humpty Dumpty, Chicken Little, Alice in Wonderland, Simple Simon, Rub-a-dub-dub.

ISBN: 9780988101302 | Released April 2014 | 230 pages | 5.25 x 8 inches paperback

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In an act of desperation, inventor Maxwell Watt entrusts his son to secretly deliver plans for his completed steam engine to Nikolas Klaus, a master inventor in another kingdom. When the Fare, the nefarious secret society, learns the game-changing invention’s plans are en route, they accelerate their own scheme to neutralize Klaus on their path to reclaiming long-lost control over kingdoms.

Meanwhile, after a decade of relative tranquility in Mineau, local children have started to go missing—again. Captain Archambault suspects the return of the disturbing and depraved Ginger Lady. With the help of Tee, Elly, and Richy—the Yellow Hoods—the search is on to find the missing children before it is too late.

What is the secret that ties one of the Yellow Hoods to the Ginger Lady? Who are the Red Hoods?

Enjoy this darker, edgier installment in the exciting emergent steampunk adventure series.

ISBN: 9780988101333 | Released September 2014 | 320 pages | 5.25 x 8inches paperback

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Companion Book 1

“Omg I could not put this book down!” – Goodreads.com

A companion story that sits between Breadcrumb Trail – Book 2 and All the King’s-Men - Book 3 from Adam Dreece’s new Mondus Fumus series, The King’s Horse.

As the clockwork carriage shuttled along, Richelle Pieman’s mind was on the next step of their ambitious enterprise. Their nemesis, the secret society known as the Tub, had just been dealt a devastating blow, but was it going to be enough?
All her life, Richelle followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, a true renaissance man and genius, but she was growing impatient. Eager for something new and different, life was about to give her exactly what she wished for.
Careful what you wish for in this world of steampunk meets fairy tale, for Mondus Fumus is always listening.

NOTE: Snappy is available free as an ebook on Amazon, Kobo, and from Bookfunnel here: 

ISBN: 9780988101388 | Released March 2014 | 36 Pages | 5.25×8 inches paperback

New edition (new cover plus previews of other books) 70 pages.

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“Truly Masterful storytelling” - Goodreads.com

More than a hundred years ago, a king declared that all geniuses, scientists and inventors were abominations, save for those willing to become his Conventioneers. His edict spread like wildfire through the kingdoms, and drove the hunted into the arms of the secret societies, the Tub and the Fare.

Decades later, having taken control of the remains of the crushed Fare, a young Marcus Pieman follows up on rumors of a homeless, teenage Abominator in his city. When the scared Nikolas Klaus looked up at Marcus for the first time, a tremendous bond was forged. But has Nikolas been part of Marcus’ plans from the beginning? And has Marcus been a pawn of the original Fare the entire time?

A betrayal leads Tee to a showdown with her greatest foe. Who breaks and who lays bleeding in the middle of nowhere?

And Mounira learns the truth about the once great inventor, Christophe Creangle.

ISBN: 978988101364 | Released April 2015 | 350 pages | 5.25 x 8inches paperback

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The Lady in Red’s revenge against the Piemans is nearly complete, and soon there will be no one to stop her. She’s ready for anything, except for the return of her long dead son.  But is it really him?
Tee watches as the airships rain down fiery destruction. She adjusts the rocket-pack’s leather straps and glances over her shoulder. Her friends might never forgive her, but she can’t stand idly by any longer. In a blink, she’s thrown into the air. Then, the unthinkable happens—the rocket-pack comes off.

Who’s the new Yellow Hood? Who dies? And are the Piemans really down for the count?
Beauties of the Beast continues the thrilling ride from All the King’s-Men and will have you punching the air with joy and biting your nails in angst.

ISBN: 9780994818409 | Released October 2015 | 304 pages | 5.25 x 8inches paperback

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“Combining humor with wit, Dreece creates an original story that is gripping and entertaining. The prose is crisp and polished and so enjoyable to read. I enjoyed the originality of the story, the wonderful characters, and the plot-driven conflict.” –Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars

Description:

As the shepard watched the aerial bombardment of his village, he had no idea it would lead him to tip the scales in the war between Marcus Pieman and the Lady in Red.

Meanwhile, with the meager remains of the Tub, the Yellow Hoods race to rescue Nikolas Klaus before it’s too late. Who will betray them, and who will be murdered?

The Day the Sky Fell picks up where Beauties of the Beast left off, and brings an epic finale to the series. But is this truly the end of the Yellow Hoods? Find out!

ISBN: 9780994818485 (Paperback), 9780994818492 (eBook)  | Released April 2017 | 336 pages | 5.25 x 8inches paperback

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