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About Steve LeBel
You probably guessed his bookshelves are full of fantasy, scifi, and the paranormal. But did you know about his love of mythology or the years he spent as a dungeon master? And let's not forget that old stack of comic books that grows every time he finds a Comic Con.
But there's a serious side, too. The other half of his bookshelves bulge with titles on psychology, computers, and science. Does that come from his early career as a counselor or his later years as the president of a hospital?
And did we mention his obsession with traveling? He's been to places like England's Stonehenge, the Acropolis in Greece, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, China's Forbidden City, and so many more. What is he seeking in such faraway places?
We think those extremes within Steve are what make The Universe Builders such powerful stories.
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“Each universe is created by a god, of course, as is required for such things…”
***** Winner of 16 Awards for Excellence *****
-- Grand Prize, Writer's Digest
-- Best Book of the Year, IAN
-- Gold, Readers' Favorite
-- and 13 more awards…
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~ S. Fisher, Readers' Favorite
"Highly recommended. One of the most unique and well-written Young Adult books I've ever read."
~ Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards
"It's like the Big Bang Theory meets The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
~ Amazon Reviewer
***** Epic Fantasy & Science Fiction for Young Adults and Adults *****
You’re about to discover a world of gods with the astonishing ability to create whole universes, complete with suns and planets and living creatures. They can build beautiful worlds teeming with miraculous lifeforms or destroy them with but a thought.
Not all gods are the same. Evil exists, even among supreme beings.
Join Bernie as he creates his first universe, only to find his world in chaos. Meteor storms, volcanoes, and tidal waves threaten to destroy everything he’s built. Was it some design flaw? Like a cosmic detective, Bernie follows the clues, only to discover the truth is far worse. An evil god, whose powers rival his own, is determined to destroy his world.
Written by a psychologist-author, The Universe Builders is an utterly and refreshingly original fantasy, sparkling with laughs, action, mystery, tension and crazy twists that even omniscient gods could not have foreseen.
If you enjoy imaginative and unpredictable worlds, like Harry Potter, Peter Jackson, or the tales of Terry Pratchett (Diskworld), you’ll inhale this page-turner.
For God School's latest graduate, the adventure continues...
Bernie is a young god who fixes broken universes for a living. Unfortunately, the universe he's working on is in the middle of a civil war caused by Ashok, a murderous wizard determined to control the lucrative pepper trade.
Bernie's boss urges him to solve the problem by destroying the evil Ashok and his people, but Bernie wants no part of such a massacre. Struggling to find another solution, Bernie tries to get Ashok to give up his plans for world domination. As Bernie's attempts at peaceful solutions continue to fail, his boss comes to believe the best solution is to destroy all the people and start over again.
But Bernie can't let that happen. He must destroy Ashok and his followers. Although he hates the idea of destroying life, Bernie prepares to do what is necessary, only to discover the evil wizard's powers are far more than superstitious nonsense. The young god is drawn into an epic battle pitting the power of the gods against the forces of magic, while the lives of every man, woman, and child on the planet hang in the balance.
This is book #2 in the Universe Builders Series. The first book, Bernie and the Putty, won 16 national and international awards for excellence.
How did the young gods - Bernie, Suzie and Lenny - first meet?
Not long ago, a young girl disappeared, and all of God Town feared for her life. After extensive searches, little Emily could not be found. Only the woods remained to be searched - but that was a problem. The gods were so afraid of the woods, they would not venture there - not even to save the young girl's life.
Armed with nothing but courage and a magic stick, Bernie and his friends, Suzie and Lenny, enter a dark world filled with terrifying monsters. It will take a miracle of godly proportions to save them, and even that may not be enough...
If you liked Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or the tales of Terry Pratchett, this is a story for you. Join a new kind of hero on a great adventure as our young gods do something even the adults do not dare.
Begin the adventure today. An extraordinary world awaits you…
This is book #3 in the Universe Builders Series. The first book, Bernie and the Putty, won 16 national and international awards for excellence.
Get ready for an adventure that will take you beyond the boundaries of time!
For his latest assignment, Bernie is sent to Planet Flo to investigate a disruption in the manufacturing of a glowing powder the gods want for their world. Bernie must convince the mine owner to reopen the mines before trading can resume, but as he travels to and from this world, every visit to Flo gets stranger. The people he’s negotiating with keep forgetting who he is. Their society is becoming unrecognizable, and their technology is advancing by decades in just a few days.
Bernie’s job has become incredibly difficult. An unknown force is undoing his progress and propelling the people towards a dark future. If the gods don’t get their glowing powder, they will wipe out the entire civilization and repopulate Flo with another species, one more capable of producing the dust they want.
The only way Bernie can save the people of Flo is to stop the entity that’s undermining his efforts. But Bernie has no idea what it is. Could it be a threat from another universe? Could it be a new species evolving among the natives? How do you fight an enemy with the power to manipulate time?
As the fourth installment of The Universe Builders epic-fantasy series, Bernie and the Time Lords packs the same amount of humor and wit while amping up the mystery, plot twists, and adventure.
Grab your copy now and watch our young god as he faces off against his most powerful opponents yet, the masters of time and space.
This is book #4 in The Universe Builders series that has won 17 national and international awards for excellence.