About Book One of the Series

Get ready to be whisked away aboard The Toad Chronicles, an exciting, theme-park adventure ride, set in the metaphorical swamp of life. During each leg of the ride, Zeni, the ride’s narrator, recounts the hilarious, sometimes sad, yet inspiring tales of her escapades to find Prince Charming, only to encounter a smorgasbord of toads.

While searching for Prince Charming, however, Zeni unwittingly discovers a treasure trove of wisdom which changes her perception of life, love, and most importantly, herself, empowering her to rise up and become the hero of her very own fairy tale. She imparts this wisdom to guests aboard the ride as they travel to different destinations, meeting various species of toads while sharing tales from their own adventures in the swamp.

Join Zeni aboard leg one of The Toad Chronicles adventure ride. Learn how to become empowered, escape the swamp, and break free.

**Karis has chosen to use the pen name of “Giana Solomon” when rebranding this series, in honor of a very special young lady who inspired Karis during her journey of awakening.

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Meet the Toads from Book One

As readers travel with Zeni in her escapades, they are introduced to nine species of toads scattered across six of the seven continents. There are no toads presently living on the continent of Antarctica due to the below freezing temperatures, but climate change may impact that scenario very soon.

The nine species include: the “religious freak” toad; the “commitment creep” toad; the “mental reject” toad; the “egomaniacal” toad; the “eager beaver” toad; the “sexual deviant” toad; the “behavior buffoon” toad as well as the “scary” toad. There is also a species dubbed as the “geographically challenged” toad who can be found living in Cuba.

In Escape the Swamp, which is the first leg of the adventure ride, readers encounter two of the nine species, the “religious freak” toads and eight “commitment creep” toads, for a total of eleven toads showcased in book one of the series.

Click on the button to enter the swamp and meet the toads from leg one of the adventure ride.

About Nikki Karis, the Author

Meet Nikki Karis, author, inspiring speaker, animal advocate, and creative entrepreneur. Karis’ given name is Nikki Marie Kavouklis, and she resides on the West Coast of Florida with her rescue cats and dogs, who inspire her as she creates and writes.

Prior to launching her inspiring projects, including her book series and merchandise site, she was a practicing personal injury attorney for twenty-eight years, having her own law firm with six locations at the height of her practice. During the pandemic of 2020, however, Karis finally decided to take a leap of faith and pursue her lifelong dream of inspiring others via her empowering books and uplifting merchandise.

During the past couple of years, Karis made preparations to launch several sites including: T1 Rise, a super-brand of eight social activism risings, and Tail Life, a merchandise site uniting people and their pets around the world. These projects, along with many others, will begin launching late 2023 and beyond.

For pleasure, Karis enjoys reading, traveling, rescuing animals, collecting art, and decorating her circa 1925 home. She also loves exploring the world and hopes to grow Finding Zeni, Inc., the holding company for her inspiring projects, into a successful, caring, and compassionate company with a mission to uplift and empower others. Her future plans include building a home and an animal rescue center on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where she frequently retreats to write.

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