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It Never Happened – A Max Cole Story

The acclaimed first book in the Starsville trilogy, It Never Happened – A Max Cole Story is now available to purchase via digital download for just $5.99!


It Never Happened - A Max Cole Story


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Max deals with high school the way she deals with panic attacks? deep breaths and denial. But denying her brother?s friend is another thing altogether.

Her nickname is ?The Kid.? She?s small, she?s socially awkward, and she desperately wants to be left alone.

For most of her childhood, Max was punished for speaking, or for just being in the way. Life improved slightly when her abusive father was no longer in the picture, but she still felt the need to be invisible.

Her older brother, Nate, is extremely protective and refuses to leave her side. He shelters her so she won?t be hurt again.

They had a good system until he introduced her to his new best friend.

Drew wants to coax Max out into the world so she can move beyond the pain. The method each boy takes in helping Max cope with her anxiety causes more conflict than Max is prepared to handle? especially when the school heart-breaker offers her more than a brotherly shoulder to lean on.

It Never Happened is the first book in the Starsville trilogy but can also be read as a stand alone novel. Starsville is a fictional town located in southern Ontario, Canada.

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Today is an exciting day for me – the release of It Never Happened, the first book in my Starsville trilogy of Young Adult Fiction books.

It’s been a true labour of love as I’ve taken it from an idea I had when I was pregnant with my first child, to the book that (hopefully!) you’re about to download and read from either your e-reader or laptop/tablet.

I’ve been really humbled by the feedback I’ve had about the book, and especially the characters. I had a certain goal when writing, and that was to truly make your feel for Max and her story – hopefully, and going by preview reader and peer feedback, I’ve achieved that.

And now it’s your turn – you can buy the book right now for just $5.99, by clicking the Add to Cart button below. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account – you can choose to pay by credit card on the main PayPal screen when completing your order.

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Or, download the first eight chapters to introduce yourself to Max, Nate, Drew and the Starsville community. You might even find a little surprise at the end of chapter eight for the full book…

Thank you for being here, and as always, let me know what you thought of the book!


Jaclyn x

  • Update: if you have a Kindle, you can now buy directly from Amazon – click here to buy. Thank you!

Praise for It Never Happened – A Max Cole Story:

?Wonderfully human?;
?Twilight without the vampires?;
?Evokes the awkwardness of teenage life perfectly?; and
?Heart-wrenching and heartwarming at the same time?

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  1. Danny Brown Danny Brown

    So very proud of you, boo – I know how much you have put into this, and it’s great to see others finding out how great both you and Maxine are. Here’s to you! x

    • Thanks! I couldn’t have done it without you… well I could have… but it would have taken much longer and I wouldn’t know a thing about creating an actual ebook…. so I stand by my first comment!

  2. Roger Whissel Roger Whissel

    It takes someone special to create a character like Max.

    • Thank you, Roger – you gave me the confidence to go public with her story. Greatly appreciated!

  3. Aunt Terri Aunt Terri

    Congrats Jaclyn, I am so very proud of you and I look forward to reading everything Max and company!

    • Thanks Aunt Terri! – I suggest you reread Book#1 as it’s had a major overhaul and is nothing like the rough draft you already read 🙂

      and if you can get through 50 Shades and all it’s crappy editing, then you should be able to get through mine again lol

  4. […] is a guest post from my wife Jacki. She has just self-published her first book It Never Happened, a Young Adult fiction romance, available now for digital download. This post originally appeared […]

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