18.12.14

Author Interview with the fabulous Stephanie Keyes

The Last Protector
By Stephanie Keyes
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing | Release Date: December 15, 2014
Ebook only: $0.99

Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.
And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?
As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?
*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.

Excerpt
It was an ordinary Thursday, (or at least I thought it was going to be), when things got scary. As usual, I was flirting with Valerie Gibbons by the lockers.
"You coming over after school?" Val toyed with the front of her cheerleading skirt.
I shook my head. "Not today." This weird sense of urgency had thrummed in my veins all day, like a Heavy Metal bass line.
Go to the park, go to the park, go to the park...
Val pouted. "You aren't going to dump me, are you? I really like you, Gabe."
"Nah." I made sure no teachers were watching, and then gave her a quick kiss on the lips. My gut turned to jelly when my mouth brushed against hers.
"Where ya going?"
I wished I could tell her the truth. "Ah, you know. I have to do some stuff with the 'rents this afternoon. I'll call you later, okay?" I pushed down my guilt and smiled, trying to amp up my charm to the super mega-watt Gabe level.
"Maybe." Val sounded grumpy about it, but the corners of her mouth turned up when she spoke the word. "Bye." With a quick turn, she ran in the opposite direction, leaving me alone.
After waiting a few beats, I closed my locker with a click. Shouldering my backpack, I ran out the side door and hopped on to my red 10-speed and started to pedal.
Something pushed me, the same message on loop in my mind: Go to the park, go to the park, go to the park...I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't. Maybe if I followed the voice, as freaky as that sounded, it would stop. The thoughts and dreams would end.
And I wanted them to.

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Hi Stephanie! Can you tell us a little about your latest book? 
My latest release is entitled The Last Protector. It’s a companion novella to The Star Child series and chronicles the life of Gabriel Stewart before he and Kellen St. James head off to Yale. This includes Gabe’s first girlfriend, the first time he saves Kellen, and his time in England.

What inspired you to write it?
One of the common themes I’ve heard from readers over the years is: “I really like Gabe! I wish we could find out more about him.” So this novella is entirely for the fans out there, although I promise you that I had a blast writing it.

How did you come up with the idea for the cover?
It’s all down to Najla Qamber at Najla Qamber designs. She is a master when it comes to covers. I did some searching for a model, but this one wasn’t quite right. With Naj’s wizardy, she not only made him fit the part, but added some incredible tribal art that I love. She’s a true genius. I think this is my favorite cover in the series. ☺

If it was made into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters? 
Oh, wouldn’t that be wonderful! Ha. The actor I have always had in mind for Gabe is Hunter Parrish. So if he’s available that would be incredible! It’s good to have a dream. *smiles*

What is it about this genre that appeals to you so much?
The idea that magic could happen anywhere—where we least expect it. I think that’s what we often lose our lives--day in and day out. We go to work, we do what we have to do, and it is so easy for the magic to slip away. But, what if, our reality could be masking another would, another reality that’s far more exciting.

What made you want to become an author?
I have been making up stories in my head since I was little. I’d always imagine these tremendous adventures I’d go on. Writing anything was my happy place. The funny thing is that I didn’t really thing I wanted to be a writer as a kid. A couple of years ago, I ran into someone I hadn’t seen since I was about seven or eight. And they asked me if I remembered telling them I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. I had no idea. I guess we all end up where we need to be.

How do you come up with character names?
Mostly, they just come to me. For example, Kellen and Calienta—those names were just there. I made up the name Calienta—I don’t speak Spanish so I didn’t know there was a Caliente. *laughs* Beyond that, I search names by meaning. I wanted Gabriel Stewart to be a fighter and Gabriel means “the conqueror” in Gaelic. I’ve also used famous names from Irish, Englance, and Welsh folklore and worked some of these theories into the story. Gúarda literally means Protector, so that’s how the whole concept of The Protectors came into play.

Name one of your all-time favourite books?
I love The Book of Dreams by OR Melling. I keep touting her name, but she is a phenomenal fantasy writer. I adore her work.

Who, or what, inspires you?
Music is a huge jumping off point for my writing. I can hear one song and it inspires three chapters because it set the mood just right. I constantly have music and playlists going on in the background.

Where is your favourite place to write?
Well, it would be a beach house by the ocean, but I don’t have one of those! So my favorite place is at my desk. I have a great big desk in the basement. When I’m there, I am imagining I’m in my London flat writing away. I also have an auxiliary desk that I work at in my bedroom. One day I may graduate to my own office. Ah, to dream... *smiles*

What is your favourite movie that was based on a book?

Pride and Prejudice Oh my gosh... “Mrs. Darcy, Mrs. Darcy, Mrs. Darcy...” It still gives me chills!

Name two of your favourite authors.
Cassandra Clare and Stephanie Perkins

If you could have a dinner party with any authors from any time in history, who would you choose and why? 
Maeve Binchy because she had wonderful ideas about writing, and JK Rowling, because she inspired me from page one.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I have dance parties in my house daily. The kids and the dogs get into it. I have a mean routine to Rhythm Nation. Just saying.

Who would play you in the movie about your life? 
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Maybe Natalie Portman or Ashley Greene (pictured).

Tell us an interesting fact about where you live. 
We are really into Ice Hockey in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA (Let’s Go Pens!). Our team Is the Pittsburgh, Penguins. They are fabulous!

What are your (writing) plans for the future? 
Just keep writing! I am a completed YA that I’m querying agents on now, a YA with a first draft that I’m editing, and another Gabe novella to finish. I’m also writing a Middle-Grade Science Fiction as part of NaNoWriMo and co-writing a New Adult Contemporary with a talented local author, Melissa Englesberg. Bottom-line, as lone as people keep reading, I’ll keep writing. ☺

Tell us one thing that's on your bucket list.
Go to Switzerland and Bavaria. Mr. K and I have always wanted to go.

Favourite myth / fairytale?
Sleeping Beauty—but mostly because she gets to take a nap and I’m really tired ALL the time.

Who/What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Wonder Woman. I even had the costume. No, I don’t have it any more! 

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Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.
Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and The Star Catcher, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.
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16.12.14

Author Interview with the awesome Christian Page

Hi Christian! Can you tell us a little about your latest book?

Sure thing! The Monster Squad is a YA/late Middle-Grade book that follows a group of small-town friends who discover they are heirs to frightening and mysterious powers. There’s quiet and shy Blaine Davis who is the invisible woman reborn; the jock, Daschle Gaunt, who has the strength and speed of the wolf man; the mystery man, Drake Harker, who has the mind control powers of the vampire; and the brain, Shelley Merry, who is the heir to a terrible and fierce monster. The kids must learn to master their powers while grappling with a group of nasties led by the nefarious Victor von Frankenstein who threaten their town, families and themselves in a race against time. The book combines the action and adventure of a popcorn sci-fi movie, introduces readers to the rich cannon of sci-fi, gothic and horror movie characters with a new and fresh modern spin, and breaks up the action with a ton of fun pop culture references and one liners to make sure readers of all ages get a breather and not take the action too seriously.
We have a trailer posted on You Tube that gives a quick 60 second run thru of the high points of the story. You can check it out here.
You can also read a “look inside” preview on Amazon by clicking here

What inspired you to write it?

My kids, 7 and 9, love to read and we have kept the tradition of bed time stories going since they were babies. Both of them love good Middle Grade and YA books like Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowle, His Dark Materials and Harry Potter and after reading several with them I thought it would be fun to make up my own story. I wanted to write something my younger son would find fun and fast paced with the strong female characters my older daughter could relate to… The Monster Squad was the result of that inspiration!

How did you come up with the idea for the cover?
The cover is inspired by one of the signature scenes in the book where the kids have their first major battle with Dr. Victor von Frankenstein and his terrible Monster. It’s a cool scene that takes place on a lonely road in the middle of nowhere. All hope seems lost as the unstoppable Monster bears down on them when suddenly a mysterious fog appears. I would tell you more but there are too many spoilers ☺

If it was made into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters?
Ooo… I am not super savvy on the young actor scene so that is tough for me. I think Dash could be played by a young River Phoenix-type. Drake is a bit more dark and mysterious – Skandar Keynes looks like the right look (I found that on Bing!). Zendaya Coleman for Shelley is a good match. Maybe Hailee Steinfeld for Blaine (she was fantastic in True Grit and has that good combination of iron and accessibility). Angelina Jolie for Mina would be a great match – dark, mysterious, beautiful, strong. Frankenstein? I think Christopher Walken is awesome and would capture the right mix of creepy and off-kilter.

What is it about this genre that appeals to you so much?

I wanted to write something that would appeal to my kids. Both are voracious readers and love books from folks like Shannon Hale, Rick Riordan, Eoin Colfer, and, of course, JK Rowling so those were my aspirational targets. While the series is geared toward 5th thru 8th grade reading levels I also wanted to inject it with plenty of humor and references that adults reading it to their kids (or for their own enjoyment) would get a kick out of. So if you are fans of Spielberg, Kripke, Zemeckis, Abrams or Reitmann hopefully you will see a little of their influences in the humor and action sequences as well.

What made you want to become an author?
I’ve wanted to be an author all my life. I first started to write back when I was a kid – choose your own adventure, D&D style stuff. I wrote manuscripts for a couple books (my favorite: The Adventures of Maury Slovack) but didn’t take anything to the finish line. End of the day, I get a kick out of dreaming up a world and cast of characters and telling stories. Being an author allows you to get those stories out of your head and share with a broader audience that, if you are fortunate, enjoys it and tells their friends about it.

How do you come up with character names?
Most of the names fall into one of two camps: 1) names that were inspired by Gothic literature or the Horror Movie cannon (Mina Harker, Shelley Merry, Ian van Helsing, Edgewick Stoker, Lon Cheney); or 2) names that I like that my wife wouldn’t let us name our kids (Dash, in particular!).

Name one of your all-time favourite books?
I really liked Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I don’t think it was the best written of her books and was a little loose in the outline, but JK Rowling pivoted genres in that one from a Middle-Grade, safer paced story to a harder YA writing that was more gripping and aged-up. That journey she took her characters on was amazing and the Goblet of Fire really thru gas on the fire of a great story.

Who, or what, inspires you?
Wow, lots. I love great story tellers and aspire to tell stories as well as they do. I wrote about several in some of the prior questions but I think Terry Brooks, JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Brad Sanderson - - - all of them tell awesome stories that really grip their readers and bring their characters to life. Movie and Television artists also inspire me – particularly in dialogue and pacing. Spielberg, Abrams, Kripke, Zemeckis, even Jerry Bruckheimer… they all do such a fantastic job with pacing and accessibility.

Where is your favourite place to write?
My kitchen – it’s nice to just hang out and listen to music and take in my home. My day job keeps me very busy with travel and long hours so it is nice to just be home and have life happen around me for a few hours while I write. I also can share fun lines or scenes as I go with my wife and kids which when you are in the creative moment is fun to get some real time feedback and sharing going.

What is your favourite movie that was based on a book?
Not a book but a play… A Few Good Men was such a great movie – Aaron Sorkin is amazing at character dialogue and drawing outstanding performances from the actors who deliver them. “I want the truth… You can’t handle the truth!” “Walk softly and carry an armored tank division, I always say” “I'm sorry, I keep forgetting. You were sick the day they taught law at law school!” Wow! There are literally two dozen lines in that single movie that are classics.

Name two of your favourite authors.Named quite a few already ☺ Terry Brooks, because he got me into reading. Rick Riordan, because reading his books to my son and daughter inspired me to write some of my own.

If you could have a dinner party with any authors from any time in history, who would you choose and why?
I’d take the attendees from the Council of Nicea back in the 400’s and get their take on what was chosen to be kept and what was chosen to not be included in the final, modern version of the New Testament. That would be fascinating to understand the inside story on how that went down for the most read book in the known universe. I’d also love to have a dinner party with William Shakespeare and see how many different authors actually show up (since the rumors are he was a pen name for one or more authors from the time).

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
My pen name is based on my mother’s maiden name.

Who would play you in the movie about your life?
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Ray Liotta – he looks (a little) like me and I think he conveys a similar attitude that I do in real life (a guy you could have a beer with but with a deeper story inside / publicly accessible with a deep private interior).

Tell us an interesting fact about where you live.
Seattle is the most literate city in the United States. It has more book stores and libraries per capita than anywhere in the country along with the most library card-holders of any city.

What are your (writing) plans for the future?

A future book I’m writing is called The Unseen… it is still in the early concept and outlining stage but I can already tell it will be darker and aged up vs. The Monster Squad – it will be truly YA whereas the Monster Squad is more a bridge audience for tweens and early teens. It will still feature humor and action but the writing will have an older appeal to it - - - closer to Buffy The Vampire Slayer than the Monster Squad which is probably a bit more Goonies. The story is about a 17 year old girl, Willow Freeman, who the reader discovers has died on page 1 but her story and that of the twin sister she never knew is just beginning. While I really like the characters, world and story of the Monster Squad (especially Kevin Wallis, my favorite side kick in the book), I think getting a bit darker will be fun and The Unseen will have a definite spooky vibe and older edge to it.

Tell us one thing that's on your bucket list.I want to visit every continent, sub-continent and region on Earth. So far I have knocked off North America, South America, Europe, Asia, China, South East Asia, Australia, Japan, Middle East… I had to fill out a custom’s form a few weeks ago and think I have visited somewhere around 25-30 countries in the last 5 years alone and maybe 30-40 total in my life. I’m still working on Africa and Antarctica, though!

Favourite myth / fairytale?
I love the Santa Claus story. I maybe have another year or two where my kids will be believers (as it is I think they are just playing along to get more gifts for Christmas!). But I love the fact our entire culture bends itself to help kids believe in magic one time per year. That is really a special, special thing. That said, I loathe the Easter Bunny – it has nothing to do with the holiday (Easter is actually a very sober, important holiday) and the whole concept of a magic bunny that leaves chocolate eggs hidden in your house is a tough one to credibly explain to an 8 year old. It’s the weak link on Santa! Because once the kids figure out the Bunny (or his evil cohort in crime the equally dodgy Tooth Fairy) than it is just a matter of time before the dominoes fall on friendly, old Saint Nick…

Who/What did you want to be when you were a kid?

A scientist. I wanted to build things, explore and invent. I thought scientists were the bomb! And then my jerk, older brother told me most scientists didn’t make a lot of money… so I switched to wanting to be a doctor (a scientist who delivers the benjamins…). In my real job, I run an engineering team so I ended up pretty close to my dream.

Thanks so much for giving me the chance to meet your readers and ramble on about my story! I hope you all consider it. If you are interested in learning more or picking it up, the book is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and soon Apple iBooks and should be available in local bookstores soon. Its early days so I need as many early, passionate and dedicated readers as possible. If you do get a chance to look at it or buy it, thank you so much! If you get a chance, please leave your feedback on one of the sites above. I check them out religiously for reviews and would love to see what you think. So far, it’s mostly been friends and family leaving warm thoughts but we have about 40-50 professional and enthusiast reviews in the pipeline for the next few weeks. I look forward to hearing your thoughts as well!
Thanks for being here, Chris! It's been a pleasure having you on my blog.

8.12.14

The Raven Saga & The Morgan Sisters: Now available as boxed sets!

I'm super excited to announce that The Raven Saga and The Morgan Sisters are now available as ebook boxed sets - just in time for Christmas! Both sets are priced at a reduced cost making them perfect Christmas gifts for lovers of YA urban fantasy. If you have friends or family who love Harry Potter, then these sets are perfect for you (or so I've been told)!

The Morgan Sisters

Books 1-4 of The Morgan Sisters

THE GHOST OF JOSIAH GRIMSHAW
Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange 'tattoo' suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realize there's more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.
Sent off to London for two weeks of 'work experience', the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural.
At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won't leave them alone.

DAISY MADIGAN'S PARADISE
When tragedy falls upon 15 year old Daisy Madigan, she escapes to the only place she feels safe, the cemetery of Abney Park. There, in the company of the dearly departed, she realizes she is changing, growing stronger and faster by the day. But in the darkness lurks a terror even she can't imagine facing.

THE TEMPORAL STONE
It's been a couple of months since Emma and Lana entered the Praxos Academy and life has been hectic ever since. What with regular A level classes combined with learning all about the supernatural world, control classes, self defence and fight night, the girls are constantly busy.
But when their world seems to stop right in front of them, they and their fellow Watchers, have a huge mystery to solve. A mystery which will lead them on a long road trip across south west England where they will meet all kinds of strange creatures, some intent on causing harm and others desperate to put a stop to the problem.

LOOKING FOR LUCY JO
It's their first Christmas since entering the Praxos Academy and 16-year-old sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane Morgan are looking forward to some serious R&R. But when their little sister mysteriously disappears from her bed on Christmas Eve, all thoughts of fun disappear with her. Emma and Lana must do everything in their power to locate her and bring her home safely. Easier said than done, they are forced to go on yet another journey, this time taking them out to the murky depths of the North Sea as well as to the far reaches of southern Portugal.

˃˃˃ "I would go so far as to say that this could be the beginnings of a series as good as those by J.K. Rowling!"
˃˃˃ "I loved the bad guys, the graveyard antics, the talking dead, the superpowers of the kick-a** ninja chicks, and the rite of initiation the sisters go through"

The Raven Saga

Books 1-3 of The Raven Saga

RAVEN
After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...
Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.
After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.
Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.
Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

DECEMBER MOON
On her 15th birthday, December Moon discovers she is the descendant of a family of witches, kept in the dark her entire life in an effort to protect her. But when Lilly, her best friend, finds herself in danger from one of the world's most evil vampires, December will do everything in her power to stop him. December Moon is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in BC, Canada.

THE LOST SOUL
December and Lilly have got their work cut out for them. Not only are they desperately trying to figure out the identity of the Lost Soul, and track him down, they've also got to investigate why Powell River's newest resident has got all of their men falling at her feet.
But when they learn that the Nephilim might be involved, it becomes clear that they're all in extreme danger...

About Suzy
Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten. The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with her childhood sweetheart, Michael, two neurotic dogs and a cat who thinks she's a princess.
Shortly after completing her studies, Suzy was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a full time author. She has since written several books: Raven, December Moon, The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga), Daisy Madigan's Paradise, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, The Temporal Stone, Looking for Lucy Jo (The Morgan Sisters), Forever Fredless and And Then There Was You (for adults only!).

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A Breed Apart: The Token by Natasha Rogue

A Breed Apart: The Token by Natasha Rogue
Publication date: December 2nd 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Callie Michaels isn’t pretty or popular, but her singing more than makes up for all she lacks. And as long as she focuses on what’s really important, she can survive high school. But how can she focus with all the drama? Between her best friend’s odd issues and a daily dose of weirdness from the social elite, she’s starting to wonder if she’s the only normal one around.
He pulled the front door open. “That’s how it’s done.”
I rolled my eyes and made my way through the crowd that had spilled into the hall, muttering. “That’s how it’s done. Yeah? Where? In the jungle?”
“Yeah.” James’ breath on my nape sent a chill down my spine. “Something like that.”
Just as her life begins spiraling out of control, the answer comes to her in a dream. In exchange for a token of blood, a demon will give her everything she desires. She says “yes.” From that point on, she finds herself changing, becoming something far from normal. Something dangerous.
No one is what they seem—least of all her. While the supernatural creatures around her struggle to maintain their humanity, Callie slowly loses hers. She doesn’t even know what’s important anymore. Friendship, the future, love? And is there anyone who can make her care?
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Natasha Rogue is a Canadian author who's been writing for most of her life. After penning novels behind math textbooks all through high school, she attended Dawson College in Creative Arts with dreams of becoming a screenwriter. The best teacher she ever had took her aside and told her to go back where she belonged. To her roots with the books she loved to write.
Eternal Neverland (Steps Before the Fall) was one of her first complete novels. There are seven books in draft form completed in the series, but they gathered dust until experience and contacts with the right editors and crit partners gave them what they needed to be shared. However, A Breed Apart: The Token, was released through a small press in 2012. The book will be rereleased shortly.
You may find Natasha at several signings throughout the year as she writes multiple genres. Don't worry, she doesn't bite. But she will happily chat with you about the hotties who do. And shamelessly admit to liking Charlie way more than she should.

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7.12.14

Cover Reveal: Nightlight by Heather Hildenbrand and Brina Courtney

Nightlight (The Mosaic Files #1) by Heather Hildenbrand & Brina Courtney
Release Date: Spring 2015
For fans of HEROES and
X-MEN…
Young love can be deadly.
At seventeen, Hadley Grace knows it all too well.
When her boyfriend mysteriously dies in her arms, Hadley’s parents are terrified.
MONSTER, they call her.
CRIMINAL, they whisper behind her back.
Hadley is forced from her home, and her once comfortable life, into the unknown with only one rule from the loving parents who raised her: Never come back.
Heartbroken and alone, Hadley arrives at Little Hearts Orphanage, a place filled with others like her. Through training Hadley learns more about her skills and her protective nature. She is a Mosaic. A scientific anomaly of the human race capable of things most other teenagers only dream of.
Hadley soon discovers this world is much different than the one she left behind. Mosaics are a hot commodity. Someone’s always chasing you, wanting to use what you have. Hadley is never going to let that happen.
But how can she keep herself and her new friends safe, when with one touch, they’re gone?

Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I'm pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry - and fussing at my kids. I'm a multi-tasker.
For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!
Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I'd grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I'm a fan of puns.)
Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.