Before she was kidnapped, Jillian Marie Antel Blairington was just an average bright, brave, headstrong child. She was excited for life in a new house with her Momma and new Daddy. Afterward, she's all that ... and so much more. Held in a scientific facility, Jillian discovers her past-a family she never knew and a power she doesn't understand. With her ability now activated, she can enter and even shape a person's dreams. Jillian's been kidnapped, and her Gift has been triggered, so she can locate and save Benjamin Connelly, a brother she never even knew she had. She'd better master this strange ability quickly, though, because her life isn't the only one at stake. Her babysitter, Danielle Matheson, is being held as a hostage to ensure Jillian's full cooperation. Slowly, Jillian begins to learn more about her captor and the other genetically altered children held at the facility. Join Jillian as she tries to survive the training being forced upon her, find her unknown brother, escape with Danielle, and work her way back to a normal life once more. Nadia's Tears: Jillian must enter Nadia's dreams to wake her from a mysterious coma. In Nadia's dreams, Jillian meets several versions of her sister, including the elegant Queen Elena, fierce Naidine, and heartbroken Nadie. Meanwhile, Danielle must save her friend Christy from making choices that could get them both killed. Malia's Miracles: How much is one life worth? Danielle Matheson faces a difficult decision: helplessly watch Christy's mother die of cancer or ask Jillian and her genetically Gifted siblings to risk their freedom to save her. Once committed to the cause, Jillian, Malia, and Michio turn their full attention to fighting the caner, but more danger awaits them. Defeating the disease and dodging government agents soon become the least of their worries when measured against the race against time to rescue one girl from certain death. Interview with the Author: Q: What makes the Devya’s Children series special? A: At the heart, this series is about family and friendship as well as the ethical questions surrounding genetic engineering. It’s been likened to the Orphan Black TV show. I like to think of it as a more family-friendly take on those themes. The premise is that a brilliant scientist and his team created several genetically altered children who have special Gifts, such as telepathy, healing, and dream shaping. Q: What order should I read them in? A: I suggest the traditional order of: - Ashlynn’s Dreams - Nadia’s Tears - Malia’s Miracles - Varick’s Quest … before jumping into the prequel—The Dark Side of Science—or the Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts. The prequel and the short stories can certainly be read as standalones, but they may be more enjoyable once the reader’s already familiar with some of the characters. Q: Where does this book fit in the series? What theme(s) make it special? A: This is the combination book, so you’ll get to experience Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, and Malia’s Miracles all in one convenient package. You may want to check out the audiobook versions of these. The first two were narrated by Kristin Condon and the third was narrated by Julie Hinton. Both ladies, did a lovely job. The series themes are family ties and love, loyalty, friendship, and genetic engineering. The first book brings up the topic of kidnapping, the second brings up human trafficking, and the third tackles cancer. Q: Are there any books beyond this one? A: Yes, Varick’s Quest is Book 4 in the series and it’s currently available.