Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager… …until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams. After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.
Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.
When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she really is and the dangerous mission they must face. But when their school comes under attack, Ted and Erica must use everything at their disposal to save their friends, the town and... well, the world.
Ted Saves the World is a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel that features fast-paced action, terrifying horror, side-splitting comedy and a touch of romance. Author Bryan Cohen has watched every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it shows in the first book of his new series.
"Get your hands off her," a voice cracked from across the room.
Stucky could barely see who made the remark. He moved to the far end of the kitchen to get a better look at him. It was a teenage boy. He was a lanky thing with a voice that didn't strike much fear into anybody. The kid walked away from his booth and moved closer to Yarrick and the waitress. He piped up again.
"Let her go."
This time the boy was more confident. He almost made Stucky nervous.
"Maybe you should wait till your voice drops before you go saving the day, kid," Tank said from the front door.
The gang laughed. Even Stucky joined in, despite the tension of the moment. The insults didn't faze the kid, as he continued to move toward Yarrick and the waitress.
"You're killing her," Yarrick said, tightening his grasp around the girl. "Why don't you sit down and wait your turn?"
Before Nigel could stop him, Yarrick tossed the waitress to Carter and charged at the boy. He grunted when he reached full speed. Time seemed to stand still when the boy held out his hands and Yarrick flew backward. It was as if he had been pushed by a hurricane gust of wind. Yarrick looked like a wire was pulling him through the air as he whipped backward. The Russian crashed back-first into a jukebox, shattering the glass as he went. Stucky nearly dropped his gun.
"What the hell are you?" Carter asked.
"I'm Ted," the boy replied.
Bryan Cohen is an actor, freelance writer, author and an occasional game show contestant. He has written over 30 books, which have sold more than 30,000 copies.
His newest book is Ted Saves the World, the first book in a new YA paranormal/fantasy series. Bryan's writing has appeared on over 100 blogs, including The Creative Penn, Helping Writers Become Authors, HughHowey.com and RachelleGardner.com.
Bryan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2013, Bryan appeared on an episode of the nationally televised "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." He did just fine. Bryan lives with his wife and their Netflix account in Chicago.