Ten-year-old Elvis Jones is tired of being picked on, taunted, and teased by the bullies at his elementary school, so he does what any smart, technologically brilliant kid his age would do: he creates EKHO, the Evil Kid Hunting Organization, a sophisticated network of kid spies and secret agents that utilize a variety of cool gadgets to stay one step ahead of the enemy—the bullies. They hire kids, make them swear allegiance to the organization, and train them as commandos, privates, and elite spies. As kids rise through the ranks, the missions, posted on an encrypted EKHO website, require ever more smarts and skill, especially when the bullies form their own counterspy group called DEKE (Destroy EKHO Kids Everywhere).
It’s all in good fun, until the kids of EKHO must put their pretend skills to use for far more serious, and dangerous, missions. As field agents come across evidence of more sinister forces, they now have to deal with the strange, the weird, and the unknown as they look for the truth about the bizarre and creepy threats to their school, their families, and their own lives. They experience betrayal, intrigue, infiltration, and counter-espionage as well as teachers and adults who act more mysterious with each passing day, which leaves Elvis and his EKHO team wondering: Whom can you trust when the person standing next to you might not be entirely human?
” Great new series!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Erika Hunt
As an adult, who was bullied in school I could identify with Max and his friends. I wish EKHO existed when I was a kid! Well written, great pace for younger readers who may not have their atention held easily. With a great cliffhanger at the end, it’s leaving me eagerly waiting to find out what happens to the group and why these bullies are acting so strangely. I think this should be a must read for all kids, whether or not they’ve been bullied. It’s also engaging and written well enough it will hold adults’ interests too.
I’ve read Marie Jone’s non-fiction books and she’s made the transition to fiction with great imagination and fluid prose. Having written this with her son, who was the inspiration behind the series, makes it even more special.
About the Author
Marie D. Jones is the best selling author of the “EKHO” middle grade fiction series, which she wrote with her young son, Max Jones, and the YA series, “FREAK” which will debut in 2016. She will also debut two new novel series in 2016, including “BLACK MARIAH,” a dystopic science fiction thriller, and “GRIDWALKERS,” a paranormal thriller co-written with Larry Flaxman. Her non-fiction books include “Destiny Vs. Choice: The Scientific and Spiritual Evidence Behind Fate and Free Will,” “2013: End of Days or a New Beginning – Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012,” “PSIence: How New Discoveries In Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena” and “Looking for God In All the Wrong Places.” Marie co-authored with her father, geophysicist Dr. John Savino, “Supervolcano: The Catastrophic Event That Changed the Course of Human History.” She is also the co-author of “11:11- The Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences and Synchronicities,” “The Resonance Key: Exploring the Links Between Vibration, Consciousness and the Zero Point Grid,” “The Déjà vu Enigma: A Journey Through the Anomalies of Mind, Memory and Time,” and “The Trinity Secret: The Power of Three and the Code of Creation” with Larry Flaxman, her partner in ParaExplorers.com, an organization devoted to exploring unknown mysteries. Their newest books are “This Book Is From the Future: A Journey Through Portals, Relativity, Wormholes and Other Adventures in Time Travel,” “The Grid: Exploring the Hidden Infrastructure of Reality,” and “Viral Mythology: How the Truth of the Ancients Was Encoded and Passed Down Through Legend, Art and Architecture.” Coming from Marie and Larry in 2015: “MIND WARS: A HISTORY OF MIND CONTROL, ELECTRONIC HARASSMENT AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING.”
She has an extensive background in journalism, metaphysics, and the paranormal and has worked as a field investigator for MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) in Los Angeles and San Diego in the 1980s and 1990s. She currently serves as a Consultant and Director of Special Projects for ARPAST, the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team, where she works with ARPAST President Larry Flaxman to develop theories that can tested in the field.
Marie has been on television, most recently on the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” and “Nostradamus Effect” series, and served as a special UFO/abduction consultant for the 2009 Universal Pictures science fiction movie, “The Fourth Kind.” She has been interviewed on hundreds of radio talk shows all over the world, including Coast To Coast AM, NPR, KPBS Radio, Dreamland, the X-Zone, Kevin Smith Show, Paranormal Podcast, Cut to the Chase, Feet 2 The Fire, World of the Unexplained, and the Shirley MacLaine Show, and has been featured in dozens of newspapers, magazines and online publications all over the world. She is a staff writer for Intrepid Magazine, Paranoia Magazine, FATE Magazine, and a regular contributor to New Dawn Magazine, and her essays and articles have appeared in TAPS ParaMagazine, Phenomena, Whole Life Times, Light Connection, Vision, Beyond Reality, and several popular anthologies such as “If Women Ruled the World” and five Chicken Soup For The Soul books. She has also contributed and co-authored over fifty inspirational books for New Seasons/PIL.
She has lectured widely at major paranormal, new science and self-empowerment events, including “The Paradigm Symposium,” “Beyond Expo,” “Maritime Ghost Conference,” “Through the Veil,” “Queen Mary Weekends,” “TAPS Academy Training,” “CPAK,” and “Darkness Radio Events,” and is a popular public speaker on the subjects of cutting edge science, the paranormal, metaphysics, Noetics and human potential. She also speaks often at local libraries, bookstore signings and regional meet-ups on writing, the paranormal, and metaphysical subjects.
She is also the screenwriter and co-producer of “19 Hz,” a paranormal thriller, as well as a science fiction feature film titled “AURORA,” in development with Bruce Lucas Films.
Marie is represented for non-fiction by Lisa Hagan, of Paraview Literary Agency, and for fiction/film/TV by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo-Helin Literary Management. Her website is www.mariedjones.com.