We could be Heroes by Sarah Dale (fantasy about animals coming to save humanity)
A typical morning romp at the dog park turns into a battle to survive and opens up a whole new world for Kate and her pack. Called by Goddesses from Ancient Myth, Humans and Others have joined forces to protect the developing sentience of the Earth. Kate’s fiery and adventurous daughter, Olivia, jumps at the chance to be a warrior in this battle, but is Kate ready to become a hero?
Encouraged by Jane and Seymour, Kate’s friends and long-time members of the Called, Kate must discover for herself if this is an adventure on which she will choose to embark. To that end, she is introduced to Tony; Army veteran, environmental protector, pack leader and completely unexpected love interest.
When an enemy from another planet, bent on precipitating chaos, threatens the life of Coby Jackson, young son of Kate’s dear friends Clay and Nerissa, courage becomes imperative. Kate accepts the call, and not a moment too soon as both Coby and Jane are kidnapped and Kate and the pack must mount a rescue.
Something Wicked (A Tale of the Zodiac Cusp Kids Book 1) by Sarah Dale
In 1983, Angie, Jenny, and David are watching MTV, riding bikes, and looking forward to their summer vacation before they start junior high school. Lincoln, Nebraska is a pretty quiet place to grow up, and when the kids take off at 5:00 am to deliver newspapers on Jenny’s route, they aren’t expecting trouble. So, when a creature straight out of a horror movie appears, the kids are forced to draw on their wits, their strengths, and most of all their friendship to survive.
Something Wicked is the first of seven stories drawn from Angie’s diaries. Kept safely hidden for decades, they tell how the kids spent their teenage years – working with their mentor, Mr. Rakow, and Jenny’s mom who dabbles in witchcraft, to uncover their power and battle the forces of darkness that menace their hometown.
Author, mom, partner, daughter, step-mom, friend, dog-walker, cat-appreciator, word-lover, think-thinker, picture-taker, always-learner, library book balancer, living in Nebraska, trying to get things done.