The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.
5 OF 5 SECRETS
Secrets is one of those stories that grab you from the beginning and continues to get better by the minute. I was so pulled into this story that I stayed up late to finish it because I just had to see what was going to happen. In the beginning of this story I was a bit confused because the story starts off with Alex. Alex is walking to school when a stranger asks him if he has seen what has happened. Alex is a little confused because he has no idea what the person is talking about. As he goes to see what happens he finds out that there was this accident and other things happened. I will not say because it will spoil it for you and I don't want to do that.
Then I turned the pages and I was introduced to Nicholas Keller who lives with his aunt because his parents died in an accident. They constantly are on the move and this is like his fifth school. As the story moves on you get to see what Nicholas is going through. He tries not to draw to much attention to himself and stays to himself until he gets to his new school where the guidance counselor persuades him to try out for football. He does try out and makes the varsity team. At first he is excited but then he gets hurt and can't play football anymore. That is when he meets a girl and he instantly wants to know who she is.
Once Nicholas and her get close things start to change for him and he notices things that he never has. See Nicholas has a secret that only he and his aunt know about and he is trying to figure out what it is. He thinks he knows but he is not sure. This story has the right amount of everything. It has just enough Paranormal to keep you reading and as the story unfolds you are in awe because you never expected that at all. The romance in the story is great because it goes slow and is not rushed and unbelievable. And the mystery is totally EPIC because it keeps you guessing and wanting to know more and more about Alex and Nicholas.
This is a MUST READ! Thank you Tim for allowing me to read the beginning of an epic series!
Tim Mettey learned to value and lead a lifestyle of service from an early age. As the son of prominent local pastor Reverend Wendell E. Mettey, he had frequent opportunities to travel to Nicaragua, immersing himself in the culture and the environment to aid the less fortunate. As part of those early trips, Tim offloaded and delivered humanitarian and disaster relief as well as rebuilt and upgraded schools and hospitals. In many ways, this work inspired the foundation of his writing style and the content of his stories.
Tim attended the University of Cincinnati and spent his early 20s developing his marketing and promotional business skills through a number of entrepreneurial businesses. Tim then began working at Matthew 25: Ministries. He advanced through various roles within the organization to his current position of CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator. His experiences and expertise in responding to disasters around the world set the background for Tim’s first book.
Tim is happily married to his wife, Chanin, and is the father of four beautiful daughters: Olivia, Cora, Noel and Ashlyn.
New Local Author Bursts Onto Scene With Gripping Young Adult Fantasy
CEO of Top-Ranked Ministry Pours Personal Experiences Into New Novel
October 1, 2012 CINCINNATI, OH – Tim Mettey, CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator of top-ranked humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization Matthew 25: Ministries has channeled his extensive experiences working in areas devastated by natural disasters into a gripping novel for young adults.
Mettey says, “While responding to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, I got to experience first-hand the fury of a major disaster and its devastating impact on people’s lives. The idea for the book came to me and slowly developed on those long drives back and forth from work sites.” His inspiration for the book is the men, women and children who have stood up or risked something for someone, no matter the cost. These people are true heroes.
In Secrets, the Hero Chronicles Book 1, the Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.
This 327 page book told in 32 spellbinding chapters takes the reader on a riveting journey of self-discovery along with young hero Nicholas Keller. Secrets, the Hero Chronicles Book 1 is available in softcover and as an e-book. Visit www.kenwoodpublishinggroup.com for additional information. An e-version of Secrets will be available as a FREE download on Smashwords from Nov. 3 to Nov. 13, 2012.
All proceeds from the sale of Secrets, the Hero Chronicles Book 1 will go towards the ongoing work and programs of Matthew 25: Ministries, serving disaster victims and the poorest of the poor throughout the United States and around the world. Please visit www.m25m.org for more information on Matthew 25: Ministries.
“What makes a hero? That's part of the mystery that Tim Mettey masterfully weaves together in this coming of age story filled with humor, action and heart. This wonderful book not only entertains, but also encourages the hero inside you to rise up and stand strong." Ryan Mecum, author of Zombie Haiku
“This is one of those books that grabs you in the opening pages and refuses to let go until you have reached the shocking conclusion. You think you want super powers? Well after reading this you might not be so sure...” Gary Smailes, author and co-founder of BubbleCow