Friday, December 12, 2014


The Chosen One(Grimsley Hollow Book 1) by Nicole Storey is a special book! Not only is this book a great adventure/fantasy tale, but the hero is an eleven year old autistic boy. Anyone who knows me well knows how I feel about Autism awareness, and, like Gage in this story, I believe that the label means nothing. Many Autistic children are geniuses. Mainstream society cannot fathom the depth of their intelligence.

Gage becomes The Chosen One to save the residents of Grimsley Hollow who live in another world. This is his new dwelling place, one filled with many dangers. He took on the challenges and responsibilities of ridding the Hollow of its evil inhabitants. Can he handle the job? Read this great book for only .99 this month and find out. I guarantee you'll read the rest of the series as well.

Nicole Storey crafts super tales!

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Book Description

December 9, 2014 10 - 18 5 - 12
Download The Chosen One for 0.99 until January!

Eleven-year-old Gage Gilbert is autistic, loves Halloween, and has no friends. He longs to share real adventures – not just those conjured in his head.

A mysterious key leads him to Eve, a young witch from another world called Grimsley Hollow. It’s a place where all magical beings live in safety and peace, but their realm is in trouble. Gage is the only one who can save them from a nefarious witch who has taken control.
And the human world is next on her list.

With Eve’s help (along with a potty-mouthed pixy, a trouble-making werewolf, a half-vampire, and a couple of dragons) Gage travels to Grimsley Hollow and together, they embark on a journey that will change them all.

It’s a deadly race against evil, where extraordinary creatures stalk the land under a harvest moon and nightmarish monsters take form.

Gage wanted friends and adventure, but had no idea they would come at such a dangerous price.

5.0 out of 5 stars Charming, Magical and Fun to Read. September 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a charming story about a young autistic boy called Gage who gets invited into the " storybook " world of Grimsley Hollow to help the people and creatures defeat an evil witch, who is causing havoc in the search of a magic key.
This is very much in the vain of the Harry Potter books except the hero of the story is autistic and there's no school.

In the story you get to meet some characters which are expertly crafted and within a short time you feel as if you've known them forever.
There's vampires, witches, pixies, dragons and even a demon doctor.

Now, I loved the Harry Potter books and i can heartfully say that Nicole Storey has captured the magic and mystery of Grimsley Hollow just as good as JK Rowling did in her books but with the additional insight of what an autistic person has to deal with on a day to day basis.

I just hope that the right person comes along and reads this book because it, in my opinion, has the same potential to be liked and enjoyed as much as the HP series and I can't wait to see what adventures await Gage in the follow up books in the world of Grimsley Hollow. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, descriptive and a joy to read! April 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I came across Nicole Storey and her book via Ritesh Kala's Book Blog. He was doing a week long spotlight of Nicole and her book Grimsley Hollow-The Chosen one. I read the interview and learned she was inspired to write this book because of her son Gage who has Autism. As a mother, she was heartbroken when her son was sad over poor treatment at school by his fellow peers. Alot of students look at kids with Autism as stupid. Nicole wanted her son and others to know that "Autism does not mean stupid." In fact, they are quite brilliant individuals. She wanted Gage to know how wonderful he is and that having Autism is not a bad thing. She wanted other children with Autism and their fellow peers to know this as well.

So she decided to write a book that would include tidbits to explain Autistic behavior (Ex."stemming") and this wonderful idea turned into a very wonderful, descriptive and hooking start to a series! I loved all of the characters... Gage,Eve,Landon, Puck...all of them! Right from the beginning the story snatches you up and you are hooked until the end. I have gone through the other reviews and agree with all statements. I will not give an overview of the book because the other reviewers have done a wondeful job of it already, why repeat?

Thank you Nicole for being a wonderful mother and creating this wondeful story!

(I was in no way paid to give this review, in fact I proudly purchased this book for a very reasonable price and am sharing my review simply because I loved it)

A.D. Duling
Author of the Anna Kippling Series 

Nicole Storey

Nicole Storey
Nicole Storey is the author of the Grimsley Hollow series - a middle-grade fantasy with a touch of paranormal and a lot of Halloween - and the award-winning Celadon Circle, a YA series inspired by the show, "Supernatural." She lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of pets. When she isn't fighting demons or traveling to distant lands with potty-mouthed pixies, she enjoys reading, blogging, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family. You can find Nicole's books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Createspace and Smashwords in digital form and paperback.

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