Aced: The First Set

By Jonathan Smidt


Like many teenagers, there’s a lot about Daniel Meadows’ life that’s out of his control. For example, having to start in a new school district for his freshman year of high school thanks to his dad’s new job. Inside the realm of his control, however, is the decision to try a brand-new sport purely to impress a girl.

But the day of tennis tryouts proves far more fateful than Dan ever could have imagined, when a failed attempt by Truck-kun and the powers that be to kill him and transport his consciousness to a fantasy realm leaves him on Earth with miraculous abilities instead.

Stuck on his boring home planet with magical powers to harness and learn, Dan finds himself in a unique situation. Will he use his powers for greatness? Will he abuse them? Or will he simply use them to become the greatest tennis player ever just to chase the girl of his dreams?

Who knows? After all, it’s freshman year and he’s got a long way to go.

This slice-of-life tennis LitRPG serves up progression, sports, and fun in one hilarious series.

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About The Author

Jonathan’s journey through life has been anything but slow. Being part of a military family, he moved across the world growing up, and having not learned his lesson, joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. This sent him on a whirlwind adventure, which even found him in the sands of Afghanistan. During all his travels, he found one thing always remained constant: he loved to read. Now, married and with life finally calming down a bit, he has begun to push his passion for literature even higher, aiming to give readers the kinds of books he has come to love, with his own unique twist.

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  • Release Date: 05/14/2024
  • Imprint: Soundbooth Theater
  • Genres: Adventure, LitRPG

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