Author Nicole Izmaylov

About the Author

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Nicole Izmaylov won the Reflections contest several years in a row in the categories of literature and musical composition, including multiple first places at the state level. She also received national recognition for her poetry, won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for her children’s book, Ronnie and BB (2009), and the Forward National Literature Award for her YA fantasy novel, The Draçian Dance (2010), and her middle grade chapter book, Dart and the Squirrels (2011). Nicole's interests include playing violin and piano and participating in science, drama, and academic clubs at her high school.

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Dart and the Squirrels

Author: Nicole Izmaylov

Print ISBN: 9781937085063

E-Book ISBN: 9781937085209

Genre: Middle-Grade Animated Adventure

Release Date 5/22/2011

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Name’s Dart—short for d’Artagnan. You may not think much of a grizzled old German Shepherd with a torn ear and a nasty bite, but, trust me, when you’ve spent your whole life dogging it out in the pound, you learn appearances can be deceiving. I mean, just look at that squirrel. Nutty, crazy, you name it. If that sly squirrel isn’t chewing up Banshee’s homework and blaming me, she’s stealing my food, following me around the house, stealing my food, biting my tail, and, did I mention the worst part, stealing my food! This is outrageous! A proud purebred—okay, semi-purebred—German Shepherd such as myself can’t stand for this! I’ll sit. Hey, since you’re here, why don’t you listen up to my complaints? All my doggy pals like them—and their reviews are a little “ruff.”

1st Place Winner of the Forward National Literature Award for 2012

1/15/2012 Amazon Top 5 Bestseller 

3/10/2012 Amazon Top 5 Bestseller

03/11/2012 Amazon #1 Bestseller


Curse Breakers

Author: Nicole Izmaylov

Print ISBN:       9781939865922

E-Book ISBN:   9781939865939

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date 10/01/2013

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Rell Blue—don’t call her Cinderella unless you’re interested in a punch to the face—has had a major problem all her life: She’s cursed to help other people break their curses, but she has no magic of her own, courtesy of her half-fairy godmother, half-human parentage. So when she’s given the chance to escape a lifetime of breaking curses, she jumps on the chance only to get saddled with a trio of idiots who need their curses broken as desperately as she does. Soon they’re off to a man with the magic to help them.
But getting there will mean surviving the road. And each other.
Add in a dashingly handsome Narrator trying to get a job, a ghost intent on enforcing every copyright law in the world, an incubus working for the Friendzone (it’s in the second circle of hell), evil clones, part-time dragons, murderous zombies, werecorals, fetch quests, and more cat puns than one could say in a lifetime, and Rell’ll be lucky not go insane. But if she can make it, then maybe, just maybe, she’ll join the prestigious line of Curse Breakers.
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