Monday, October 9, 2017

New Release! JUNCTION 2020 Book 2

Hello, everyone!!! What are you up to? I miss ya!

I’d like to announce the digital release of my YA fantasy novel, JUNCTION 2020 Book 2: NIGHTMARE REALIZATION.

Psssst, Book 1 is still FREE if you haven’t read it yet. Sign up for my newsletter HERE in exchange for a digital copy, or email me at and I’ll be glad to send you one in your favorite format.

Reviews of Book 1, THE PORTAL:

"The Portal is the first in the Junction 2020 series by Carol Riggs and I loved it! Thoroughly enjoyable, it was a fast paced and highly imaginative young adult fantasy story which I flew through. I'm really looking forward to book two in the series and have no hesitation in recommending The Portal highly."  --Brenda Telford, Goodreads Reviewer

"This is the best book from Carol Riggs I have read so far." --Linda Hamonou, Goodreads Reviewer

"The Portal is an exciting fast-paced fantasy with just the right amount of darkness and light." --Kimberly Afe, author of The Headhunters Race

JUNCTION 2020. Book 2: Nightmare Realization

On New Year’s Eve, 2019, Tony Rodriguez thought it would be fun to attend Stefanie Anders’ annual celebration bash. It was pretty awesome—until he and four others accidentally opened up a portal into another dimension and got sucked into it.

Now the five of them have been branded by a strange triangular mark on their right forearms. They survived their bizarre trip to a landscape built by Mari’s best dreams and worst nightmares, and thought their dangerous adventures were over.

They couldn’t have been more wrong.

This time it’s Tony’s turn to visit a landscape created by his subconscious mind. In a gritty urban setting, he and the others must avoid capture by the ruthless sect of black-cloaked people called Shifters—and stay alive long enough to get back to the real world.


This novel (54K in length) is the second of a 5-part series, with each book written from the viewpoint of one of the five main characters as the story progresses.

Add Book Two to your to-read list: GOODREADS

Find the e-book on Amazon: HERE.
Paperback will be available in a couple of weeks.

Honest reviews GREATLY appreciated!

Meanwhile, I’m continuing to slog in the query trenches with a different manuscript. One partial and three fulls out (yay)—the rest a barrage of rejections. I’m excited about going to the SCBWI Fall Retreat October 19-22!

How was your summer? Do you like the colder weather or do you miss the sun already?
Are you revising, in the query trenches, or are you writing something fresh?


  1. Congrats on your new book release! Have fun at the conference.

  2. whoop, whoop, happy dance

    I'll give you a post!!


  4. Congratulations, Carol!

    And as I've come via Mac's blog, I'll add a 'whoop' too.

  5. I still need to write a review for the Body Institute. UGH...I'm always behind. Congratulations on your two new books!

  6. I saw you, I think on LinkedIn, and thought, haven't seen that name for a while. Nope. So, feel missed.

  7. Congratulations, Carol. Kudos for finishing a second book in a series. It does sound like you are on a roll.


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