J. Steven Young

Magic with a technological twist!

Techno-Magic - using mobile devices and hashtags to perform magic.

A young man has to learn magic quick, but hasn't time or patience. He uses what he knows of technology to Cheat the rules. He write a mobile app to do spells with hashtags.

Colby regains a magical gift he never knew he lost in the first place. His reawakened power draws more enemies than the bullies he faces daily in school. There's no time to learn the complicated rules of his magic. Colby creates a technological solution that merges magic with his mobile devices.

With the help of his quirky family and friends, Colby faces down new challenges. The magical world collides with modern times and technology. Ancient creatures are drawn to the boy with a new magic. A boy who must learn to accept himself if he hopes to control the forces battling within and without.

Caught in the middle of a war that has waged since the beginning of time, Colby and his friends must learn to fight back, and learn fast. Not everything is how it appears and the battle to survive won't be an easy one, but Colby has no choice if he wants to withstand what's coming.

"If you like new ways of doing magic, witty dialogue, and a modern feel, then you'll love Hashtag Magic®!"

Blue Screen of Death is a young adult urban/contemporary fantasy and is the first installment in the Hashtag Magic series. The second book, Control ALT Delete and third, Web of Trolls, are now available. Look for the upcoming forth installment Open Source.
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Control ALT Delete ....details
The Magic and Technology continues in Book 2 of Hashtag Magic, a new kind of contemporary fantasy

Magic is growing in the world and Colby Stevens is beginning to find that there are those around him who wish to use his connection to the source for their own ends.
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Web of Trolls ...details

The kids are taking the fight to the Shizumu in their virtual world prison, the Shiznet. In the realm of their enemy, the kids must fight a virtual reality unlike the role-playing of a game. This is no game and their enemy is playing for keeps.
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Open Source ...details
The mobile application, Hashtag Magic has inexplicably ended up on the Internet in the form of a game.

Crippled by corruption in Hashtag Magic, Colby will need to discover his true power, confront the man who stole his father's body, and face the Druid whose plans revolve around the past, present, and possible future yet to come.
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