Changing Tide

YA Contemporary Sci-Fi Fantasy

A wild adventure that takes you on a journey from the California Coast

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Changing Tide

A wild adventure that takes you on a journey from the California Coast to the depths of the Grand Canyon. Dive into this fast-paced, suspenseful Sci-Fi fantasy novel that melds sizzling romance, action, heart-stopping horror, and a high-stakes battle to save humanity.

After her father’s tragic death, eighteen-year-old Skye Conner and her mom visit her Nana on the California coast. There, Skye stumbles across a mystical conch shell in the surf. Suddenly, her dull, empty life takes on a thrilling and terrifying turn.

Changing Tide is a witty, original, page-turning thriller that will make you look at First Contact in a whole new way.

CHANGING TIDE 2023 Book Awards:

*Maincrest Media Award, Winner, YA Fiction (2024)
*Outstanding Creator Awards, Best Fiction Book of 2023, 2nd Place
*Outstanding Creator Awards, Fantasy (1st Pl.), Sci-Fi (1st Pl.), Romance (2nd Pl.)
*The Global Book Awards, Bronze Medal, Sci-Fi – Romance
*The BookFest Awards, Silver Medal, Sci-Fi – Romance
*The BookFest Awards, Bronze Medal, Fantasy – Contemporary & YA – Sci-Fi

*Royal Dragonfly Awards, Best Cover, Sci-Fi, Fantasy & YA Fiction
*American Fiction Awards, Finalist, Romance – Paranormal: Supernatural
*American Writing Awards, Finalist, Science Fiction

*Literary Titan Book Award – August 2023

“…truly a breath of fresh air! …A sci-fi romance like this was exactly what we needed. …despite dealing with things like loss, coping, and mourning this book is surprisingly fun and lighthearted…reading like a Disney script.”

“Changing Tide is simply excellent, from the plotline to the characters to the action to the humor, and everything in between, and it should not be missed. I think it is a story for anyone, young adult or adult, who enjoys a good science fiction novel with some romance thrown in. I would recommend the book to everyone.”
-Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“…I thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent reading this book and was genuinely sad when it came to an end. Without a doubt, I highly recommend picking up Changing Tide by Robert Joncas and awarding it a well-deserved 5 out of 5 stars.” -OnlineBookClub.org Review

“Robert Joncas showcases an exceptional ability to portray raw emotions and delicate sentiments. His narrative is an intricate tapestry of romance, familial bonds, suspense, and an unmistakably human touch enveloped in a mantle of science fiction. The characters are vividly constructed, each contributing a unique hue to the narrative palette… This novel embodies the essence of heartfelt storytelling interlaced with an adventurous spirit, ensuring a riveting reading experience.”

What readers say about the book🧐

"Changing Tide" is an exceptional Sci-Fi fantasy novel that seamlessly weaves together elements of suspense, romance, horror, and action into a captivating narrative that is both thrilling and thought-provoking. As an avid reader of science fiction, I was immediately drawn into the world that the author has created, a world that is rich in detail and imagination.The characters are well-developed and relatable, particularly Skye, whose journey of self-discovery and resilience is both inspiring and heartwarming. The blend of sizzling romance and action-packed sequences adds depth to the narrative, making it appealing to a wide range of readers.Critics have rightly praised the book for its elegant storytelling and witty writing. Feathered Quill Book Reviews' commendation of the novel's balance of plotline, characters, action, and humor resonates deeply with my experience. The book indeed offers something for everyone, whether they are young adults or adults, who enjoy a good science fiction novel with a romantic twist.


(Amazon Review)
About the Author

Robert Joncas

Robert was born in Colchester, England, and grew up in Southern California. He moved to Flagstaff, AZ, where he has worked as a Real Estate Broker for many years. He has a BS in Health Science and graduated with Distinction from the prestigious UCLA Writers’ Program, where he studied under Author Lynn Hightower in her Master Novel Classes.

Robert traveled the Southwest in his teardrop trailer while writing “Changing Tide.” He camped numerous times at the Grand Canyon, working on the book’s last chapters. After taking an archeological tour of the Calico Early Man site, he walked the shore of Lake Manix, inspiring him to add it to a chapter of his book.

He is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), The Independent Author Network (IAN), and the Horror Writers Association.

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A wild adventure that takes you on a journey from the California Coast

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