Saturday, November 7, 2015

Book Review--The Light You Cannot Touch


Just ponder on that a minute.


When my friend, Erin York, asked me to read/review her book of poetry, I immediately agreed. I've read her writing before and I always been impressed by her unique storytelling and vivid imagination. I am not an avid reader of poetry, but I have always enjoyed it. To be honest, I think poetry is the simplest, yet most profound way to expressions emotions.

Erin York exceeded my expectations in The Light You Cannot Touch.

Her poems were real and tugged at the emotions. I found myself saying wow throughout the whole book.

My favorite poem she saved for last, which is also the title of the book. She speaks about being thirteen, that age between childhood and adulthood, when nothing makes sense anymore.

This is the blurb:

"THE LIGHT YOU CANNOT TOUCH is raw, wild, surprising, unafraid, and spry with flares of unforgettable brilliance." --Savannah Thorne, executive director of Balkan Press and managing editor of Conclave: A Journal of Character. "Erin York leaves no doubt that she's a writer of heart and vitality in these moving poems. She's one to watch, one to listen for when you need poetry to take you to places only the heart knows." --Allison Joseph, My Father's Kites: Poems and editor-in-chief of Crab Orchard Review "Erin York takes her reader from innocence to experience, through loss and gain, through the tangled bodies of love in unexpected ways." --Maryfrances Wagner, Red Silk, winner of the Thorpe Menn Book Award and co-editor of the I-70 Review

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Hi everyone! Let me introduce you to #TuesdaysWithTamara. Every Tuesday I'll be giving you an update on 1. What I'm writing, 2. What I'm reading, 3. What I'm watching. 4. What I'm doing with my life.

1. What I'm writing-- Fairy World MD Book 3. This book is really clipping along. I've been averaging 1,200-2,000 words a day, which I'm happy about. I'm on chapter 10 now, and have a total of 28,000 words. I'm aiming for about 80,000 words total, so I'm almost halfway there. Would you like a snippet? Oh, okay, pull my arm... This scene takes place at the Texas Ren Fest. at the start of the noonday parade. Previous to this scene, Olive found a dead body with poppy flowers arranged in the corpse's eye sockets. So here you go...

With just my luck, the Gypsies marched past as I tried to dodge them. One of the young girls caught my eye, and soon she made her way toward me. I tried to avoid her, but once she’d spotted me, she kept pace with me.
“Wouldn’t you like a lovely flower?” she asked, playing the part as she attempted a Gypsy’s accent.
 “No thanks. I’m good.”
“It shall bring great luck,” she said as she trailed behind me.
“I doubt it.”
“And it would look so pretty in your hair.”
“I don’t think so.”
“’Tis a free gift! Why won’t you accept it?”
My patience was worn thin—and this hassler was about to wear it through completely. “Look,” I snapped as I turned around to face her. I stopped, shocked, as I looked at the basket of flowers she carried.
Intermingled with the roses and carnations were flowers I recognized too well. The purple petals with the long hood shape were unmistakable, as were the red flowers with yellow centers.
“Where did you get these?” I asked.
“They are grown with love and magic in my mother’s garden. They are beautiful, aren’t they? All my sisters think so.”
I plucked out one of the red flowers. “What kind of flower is this?”
“’Tis a poppy.”
“A poppy?”
She nodded.
“Is your mother’s magical love garden here on the festival grounds?”
She eyed me. “It’s… well… I don’t think I’m supposed to say.”
“Why not?”
She glanced nervously at the crowd. “Because it is a secret garden.”
She was still keeping up the Gypsy act. “Drop the act,” I said, “and tell me where you got this flower.”
“Fine,” she said in her American accent. “My mom buys them, but I don’t know where. You happy?”
“Yes.” I tried to return the poppy, but she turned away.
“Keep it!” she shouted over her shoulder before flipping me off. 

2. What I'm reading-- On Liberty's Watch, Soul Saver Book 3 by Tifani Clark. 
This is such a great book! It's very rare that I read a book I can't put down. Five kids, you know. And the 2 y.o. Mainly the 2 y.o. But really, this is such a great read. It's about a girl named Jamie Peters who helps ghosts find their way home. Jamie is called a soul saver. I've read the first two books and loved them both. Book three is just as good as the first two. Seriously, if you're looking for an exciting read that your kids can read too, this is the book. Five stars.
Also reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I can quote it to you, if you'd like. All my babies have loved this book, so it's gotten to be a tradition that I read it to my current little one. I like that the artwork is very visual, and the kids can easily identify what's on the page. Although, my 2 y.o, does call the muffin, "ice cream." But everything should be ice cream in his mind.
3. What am I watching?
Marvel's Agents of Shield. I'll admit, I am a huge critic of shows and movies. Just ask my hubs. When I started watching season 1, I wasn't too impressed. There wasn't much that set it apart from any other show I'd watched. The characters seemed a little one-dimensional. Their main purpose seemed to be to save this or that, and I didn't feel that their was much depth. But, that changed. I guess sometimes I should just give the show a few episodes so I can get into it. I'm watching season three on Netflix now, and I appreciate that at least some of the characters seem to have more depth. There is mystery going on about Skye's dad. There was a brief relationship between Skye and Ward, and I am grateful that the relationship ended badly when Ward turned out to be traitorous. They're now keeping him under lock and key, and I am anxious to see how they plan to redeem him. He did some really crummy stuff, and at this point, I'm not even sure if he is redeemable. See? He's not so one-dimensional anymore. Four out of five stars for Agents of Shield.

4. What am I doing with my life?
Trying to be more calm. I've been working on this for several weeks. I had an episode where I got super mad at my husband for going to workout on a Saturday morning and leaving me home alone to tend the kids. This came after being home alone tending the kids for, well, let's be honest, forever. I hadn't been away from the kids or chores or house in seven months or more. Not even to sleep or to shop. So the workout issue was the straw that broke the camel's back. After that episode, I decided I had to start taking better care of myself, and stop blaming my bad situation on my husband. Since then, I've gone out a tad bit more. And I do mean a tad bit. But it has helped somewhat. I try to get breaks, but it oh SO HARD TO DO!

Thanks for keeping up with #TuesdaysWithTamara. If you'd like to offer up your advice on how I can take better care of myself, or if you'd just like commiserate with me, go ahead and leave me a comment.

Reminder! Every Tuesday I start a new giveaway on my FB page, so be sure to check it out!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stolen Empire Box Set Cover Reveal

Introducing The Stolen Empire Trilogy Box Set
Stolen Empire Box Set
Releasing on Tuesday September 29th, you will be able to get ALL THREE of The Stolen Empire Novels, together in one amazing Box Set Edition!
Before she can become greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia--at any cost.
Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family--and herself--Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.
Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.
In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?
No Cliffhangers, No Waiting, Read The Whole Story Together!
About The Author
Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
She is the author of several novels for teens and young adults and in her spare time she co-hosts the Pop Lit Divas Radio Show.
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Thursday, September 17, 2015


Crimson Tree Publishing presents a new cover reveal and giveaway for the sequel to Dreamthief by Tamara Grantham. Spellweaver—book two in the Olive Kennedy, Fairy World MD. Series— will release on November 16, 2015. Find out more about this exciting series below and don't forget to enter the giveaway for a signed set of trading cards and a digital copy of book one.

SPELLWEAVER by Tamara Grantham

Ebook - Spellweaver
Olive's to-do list: Feed the cat. Pay the rent. Save Faythander. Again.
After Olive's last trip through Faythander, she wants nothing more than a nice vacation. But there's never time for relaxation when goblin treachery is afoot. When Geth, a goblin Spellweaver, destroys the Everblossom—a tree containing Faythander's pure magic—the fairy-world utopia begins to die. The bloom of the Everblossom is all that remains of pure magic. Now Olive must travel through Earth and Faythander to find a place where it will flourish.
As a psychiatrist, her skills are top notch. However, her abilities to handle patients with abnormal mental behaviors will be put to the test when she confronts Geth. Nothing has prepared her for what he reveals to her about goblins and elves. As Olive's quest takes her from her home in Houston through the most dangerous places in Faythander, she learns that history is a muddled subject, especially when elves are involved.
Her only comfort comes from Kull, her Viking warrior sidekick—who somehow negates her bad fortune. Yet how long can their relationship last when his past is brought to light? Olive will be tested beyond anything she has endured so far, as the secrets of Faythander's sordid and bloody past are exposed—one that could irrevocably alter the future and destroy the lives of everyone she loves.






Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dreamthief Release Day!


Crimson Tree Publishing has a new release available today. Check out this exciting new series that will be sure to spark your imagination and keep you thoroughly entertained all the way through to the last page. Also, make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom for a signed set of Dreamthief trading cards!

DREAMTHIEF by Tamara Grantham

BOOK ONE in the Olive Kennedy, Fairy World MD Series
Visiting Faythander is a nasty business. Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people come back with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She's the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander's side effects. Despite her empty bank account, she takes pride in her job as Houston's only Fairy World medical doctor. She's never failed to cure a client—until now.
Traveling back to Faythander wasn't on Olive's to-do list. But she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy depends on her ability to stop an ancient being called the Dreamthief. To complicate matters, she may be losing her heart to someone who can't love her in return. Saving the world, she can handle. Falling in love—not so much. As if battling the forces of evil wasn't difficult enough…

Watch the Dreamthief trailer:




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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dreamthief's 5 Weeks of Giveaways Starts Now!!!

I'm so excited to announce that Dreamthief's 5 weeks of giveaways starts now! Follow the rafflecopter to earn entries to win a unique fantasy necklace charm, signed trading card designed by the fabulous Marya Heiman (Clean Teen's award-winning cover designer) and more!

Don't miss out! Click the rafflecopter to start earning entries. Visit my blog everyday to earn up to 15 entries per week.

What's this week's prize? That's a secret... but everyday I'll give out a new clue that relates to one of Faythander's five species.

Can you guess which necklace charm I'll give away this week?

Play along all week to find out more!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A New Purpose

This morning I listened to a talk called "Like a Broken Vessel" by Jeffrey R. Holland. I clicked it by accident, and didn't even know what the topic of the talk was about, but to my surprise, found that it addressed the topic of mental health.
Some of you may know that I've struggled with depression off-and-on, but the talk made me consider other things. I know there are others who suffer like me, and most of us suffer in silence. Despite all our research, there is still a stigma toward those who suffer with mental health issues.
Also, I write about a therapist who counsels those with mental health problems. Even though I write about a fictional character whose patients have visited Fairy World, I feel that my writing about this subject is no accident.
I've decided that my writing won't be just for fun anymore--but for a cause, so I've decided to donate a percentage of my book sales to mental health research.
Dreamthief debuts on September 1, 2015, and while I would love everyone to read my book, I would also love it more if I could spread the word about mental health. All shares and likes and kudos and prayers for those suffering with depression are appreciated!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


wicked covers
Stranded on a mysterious island with a handsome stranger, that's just her WICKED LUCK. There is a brand new cover in the Wicked Luck Series by Shannon Maynard. The first book in the series— Wicked Luck— releases on June 23, 2015. Since we know that readers will be clamoring for the sequel as soon as they finish the novel, book two— Wicked Fate— will release shortly after on August 25, 2015. The Wicked Luck Series is a sweet contemporary romance with an action adventure twist. All readers, including young adult readers, will enjoy this new series.

WICKED FATE by Shannon Maynard

Wicked Fate

From Crimson Tree Publishing — Releasing August 25, 2015

About the first book: 
How can Ava Starr's worst nightmare be Dax Miller's dream come true?
For the past three years, Dax has been stranded on Lamarai Island with his stepsister and two tribes of cannibals. But now a beautiful girl named Ava has washed up on shore. After secretly reading her journal, he believes she is a perfect match to the girl of his dreams. He's determined not only to keep her alive, but also to win over her heart by convincing her to forget about her past and the secrets that continue to haunt her.
Ava Starr has always been the epitome of bad luck, but she never imagined she would wake up and find herself on a cannibal-infested island with no memory of how she got there. The last thing she remembers is boarding a plane with her pilot boyfriend, Preston. But now he and his crew are missing, and she must find him before a tribe of hungry cannibals finds him first. But Ava's troubles have followed her to Lamarai, where once again she's surrounded by danger and people who want her dead. She finds herself caught in a web of deceit and soon discovers the answers to her mysterious past can be found in the most unlikely of places, and that no one is actually who they seem to be.
Written through alternate points of view, Wicked Luck will have you grasping for answers until the final page.


wicked luck

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's Been Too Long

It's been awhile since I've visited the blog. My last entry was in February, and so much has changed since then. My biggest change: I had a baby. Ronan David was born on February 25 weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. 19 inches long. He is a precious sweet baby and has a very healthy set of lungs. To be honest, babies that cry get more attention, which means I spend more bonding time with them. Since he's my fifth, and most likely my last, I don't mind spending a little extra time cuddling my baby.

The next big change: we're moving to Wichita in 3 weeks 6 days. (Yes, I'm counting down.) We found a house that I am so excited about. This will be our last move for a long while, and I am SOO ready to settle down and feel like a family. This past year has been very challenging. Dave's work schedule has been insane. My pregnancy made me feel like some dark depressed Tam trapped in a fat uncomfortable body. I'm ready for a change. I'm ready to feel like my old self again. I've already started writing more. I signed up to attend Rose State writing conference in September. So things are already starting to look up for me.

The running theme for my life this year seems to be, "Will life ever get easier?" I still don't know the answer to that question. I think some challenges will get better as my kids get older. I'll certainly have a little more free time when I'm not changing two kiddos in diapers. But then, I'm sure I'll have new challenges. 

Sometimes I just have to sit back and remember the hymn, Count Your Many Blessings. I am blessed to have a good husband, I am blessed to have 5 healthy beautiful kids. I am blessed to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. The list goes on. 

Does this seem to be a theme with anyone else? If so, how do you cope with the challenges life throws you? Any advice would be graciously appreciated!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Official Teaser Trailer for Dreamthief!

I'm so excited to announce the release of my teaser trailer for Dremthief. Want to know more about Dreamthief? Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people return from Fairy World with lost memories and mental disorders.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


By Olympus! We are excited to share the official cover reveal for the highly anticipated third book in the Rising Series by Holly Kelly. The Rising Series is an exciting paranormal romance filled with Greek Mythology, Mermaids, Dagonians, and more! Let us know what you think of the cover for Avenging by Holly Kelly. Avenging will be available on April 21, 2015. 

New Adult- Paranormal Romance

Clean Teen Publishing

Available: April 21, 2015

Book #3 in the Rising Series

Two thousand years ago, King Triton witnessed the slaughter and total annihilation of his merchildren. He vowed then and there to never again father a child. Powerful and eternally youthful, Triton was no stranger to seduction. But his resolve was unwavering—until he met Nicole. Unable to resist the human woman, he found himself swept up in her arms. When he finally came to his senses, he abandoned her to return to his refuge in the sea.

Twenty years later, he comes face to face with his daughter. Triton is both thrilled and frightened to learn he's a father. Meeting the child he never knew fills a void in his life. But at the same time, he once again finds his heart at risk. Even more terrifying, he's forced to admit he's still in love with Nicole. Gathering his courage, he leaves the sea to seek her out. But the pain he caused is not easily forgotten. And mending broken hearts should be the least of his worries. The elements are in commotion, threatening the utter destruction of mankind. And much to the sea god's surprise, the human woman he loves may be the key to saving them all.

RISING (Book #1)

Available Now FREE!

In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will  lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair.

Killing her doesn’t start out as part of his plan. He entrenches himself deep in the human world. Aligning himself with his enemies, he prepares to send them to Triton to face their punishment. Then Sara Taylor rolls onto the scene. Xanthus knows at once she’s a criminal. And her crime? Being born. She’s a human/Dagonian half-breed, an abomination. Killing her should be an easy job. All he has to do is break into her apartment, slit her throat, and feed her body to the sharks. Simple, right? Wrong. If only she weren’t so beautiful, so innocent, so sweet...

Saving the world may have to wait. It appears Xanthus has a woman to save. But protecting her may cost him his own life.



Available Now! 

When Xanthus cashes in a long-standing favor, Kyros is faced with doing two things he thought he'd never do—protect a mermaid and live on land. Dagonians loathe mermaids and Sara, Xanthus's wife, is no exception. Also, a Dagonian standing on human legs? As if being around the vile creatures responsible for polluting his home and killing his sister wasn't horrible enough, Kyros has to deal with Sara's troublesome human friend, Gretchen.

Kyros can't help but resent Gretchen. Not only is she human and unforgettably gorgeous, but she leaves him swimming in confusion and feeling things he shouldn't be feeling—least of all for a land-walker! When Gretchen is nearly killed by an assassin's bullet, Kyros's mission changes. He's forced to become her protector. Forced is a gross exaggeration, though. The more time Kyros spends with Gretchen, the more he finds himself falling for this spunky, witty human. When it becomes apparent that something dark and evil will stop at nothing to see Gretchen dead, Kyros expends his resources to find out who that being is. Unfortunately, the answer causes more problems than it solves. When a rogue mermaid wants you dead, you’re safe from no one… not even the ones you love.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Our team at Crimson Tree Publishing is pleased to share the new cover for Chasing Midnight by Ranae Glass. Chasing Midnight is book #2 in the Dark of Night Series. Check out the cover and information below and don't forget to comment and let us know what you think! 

Release Date: April 21, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
Series: Dark of Night Novels (Book #2)

Isabel Stone’s life is far from normal. She’s a girl with problems—vampire problems to be specific and, now, she also has one ticked-off specter on her hands. Approached by a childhood friend and medium, Isabel agrees to look into the murder of a local girl, only to wind up inhabited by the solitary witness—a centuries-old ghost who is all too happy to piggyback along in Isabel’s body, and she’s not leaving until the culprit is behind bars.

With the help of her partner, Shane, and her crazy family, Isabel struggles to get to the truth, unmask a killer, and deal with her growing feelings for not one, but two, of the sexy, undead men vying for her heart. Just when things are finally falling into place, a huge revelation takes her out of the frying pan… and straight into the fire.


Release Date: March 3, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
Series: Dark of Night Novels (Book #1)

Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead.

Torn between letting go of her past and embracing her future, Isabel will have to decide who she can trust, and be willing to use all the weapons at her disposal, to get to the bottom of a terrifying string of deaths that lead right to her doorstep—before she becomes the next victim. In a city where nothing is what it seems, ending up the target of a deranged killer might actually be the high point of her week. Because in this town, the things that go bump in the night… just might kill you.




Ranae Glass writes New Adult Paranormal Romance. A Southern girl at heart, Ranae loves feeding people, gardening, and sweet tea. She hails from Oklahoma and lives with her family out West where she spins tales of vampires, werewolves, and other things that go bump in the night. You won’t find any ‘vegetarian’ monsters here, her books are best served bloody and are not for the faint of heart. Ranae is the author of the Dark of Night novels from Crimson Tree Publishing. 

Ranae Glass is the pen name for a popular YA author. She uses this name for her NA and adult novels.

More Dark of Night Novels Coming Soon:

Chasing Daybreak (2015)
Chasing Midnight (2015)
Chasing Dawn (2016)...
Chasing Nightfall (2017)



Friday, January 16, 2015


We are excited to share this cover reveal with you for an upcoming novella in the Synsk series! Check it out and let us know what you think? If you haven't read the Synsk series yet, book #1— The Mind's Eye— is currently free! 

Release Day: April 14, 2015

He delivered my sentence with the gusto of a father revealing a special birthday treat to his child. I received the news as swiftly as a guillotine dropping towards a damned man’s neck.

In 1959, a heavily pregnant Kit Haugen seeks refuge in a bedroom at her grandmother’s old hotel, The Sand Drifts Inn. There, she finds a battered, old diary, containing a story long forgotten. It is the tale of her grandfather, Reggie Arkwright, a psychic soldier whose talents were put to use in the First World War. Though Kit has always thought of her grandfather as a hero, she is about to discover the horrifying truth of life and war in 1915.

Set during the battles of Ypres on the Belgian front lines, this novella contributes an extra slice of family history to K.C. Finn’s best-selling Synsk saga. The unspoken truth of the Great War waits for those who, like Kit, are brave enough to discover it.

All books in this series can be read as stand alone books. They do not need to be read in order. 

FREE BOOK: The Mind's Eye by K.C. Finn
A girl with a telepathic gift finds a boy clinging to his last hope during the war-torn climate of Europe, 1940.

At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.

As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time. 

There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.

Leighton's Summer by K.C. Finn
A teenage boy with something to prove gets caught up in a web of crime and deceit in England, 1945.

In the weeks leading up to his sixteenth birthday, gifted psychic Leighton Cavendish finds himself suddenly packed off to Blackpool, a glittering teenage paradise filled with plenty of opportunities for amusement—and trouble—to ensue. With only a preoccupied grandmother to keep an eye on him, Leighton’s desperation for adventure leads him out into a world of holidaymakers, candy and carnival rides—the ideal place to spend six weeks away from home.

But Leighton’s psychic visions are encroaching on his fun, trying to warn him of the danger that lurks beyond the shimmering lights of the Golden Mile. Who are the mysterious thieves Leighton sees in his head and what do they want with the children they seek? A girl called Faye holds the answer, but she has enough problems of her own. 

Amid the climate of a tourist town recovering from the impact of the Second World War, two lost teenagers will discover a shocking truth about human greed and together they will try to fight against it. For Leighton and Faye this will be a summer to remember—a summer filled with challenges that must be overcome.

A summer that turns a boy into a man. 

A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn

A struggling psychic girl steps out into the big, wide world amidst the murky depths of racial segregation in England, 1961.

As a teenage psychic, Josephine Fontaine knows what it’s like to be different. At Peregrine Place, a school full of youngsters with gifts just like hers, sixteen-year-old Josie is growing tired of her life and looking for excitement beyond the grand manor house’s walls. When an opportunity arises to work in a local music bar, she jumps at the chance, learning to balance her new job with the pressures of studying the ways of the Synsk.

There she meets the charming Tommy Asher, a fellow psychic with a talent for music, and Jake Bolton, a handsome, surly stranger with coffee-coloured skin. Throw in the return of her old crush Dai Bickerstaff, and Josie finds herself embroiled in a drama much bigger than she could have imagined, especially when certain parties take issue to her developing a friendship with a boy who isn’t white-skinned. When a mysterious record mogul offers Josie help to improve her psychic gifts, her world turns totally upside down, and she begins to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her family, and even herself.

Coming of age was never so intense as it will be for Josie in the winter of 1961.

Born in South Wales to Raymond and Jennifer Finn, Kimberley Charlotte Elisabeth Finn (known to readers as K.C., otherwise it'd be too much of a mouthful) was one of those corny little kids who always wanted to be a writer. She was also incredibly stubborn, and so has finally achieved that dream in 2013 with the release of her first three novellas in the four-part Caecilius Rex saga, the time travel adventure The Secret Star and her new urban fantasy epic The Book Of Shade.

As a sufferer with the medical condition M.E./C.F.S., Kim works part time as a private tutor and a teacher of creative writing, devoting the remainder of her time to writing novels and studying for an MA in Education and Linguistics.

K.C. Finn signed with Clean Teen Publishing in late 2013. Her books The Mind's Eye and Leighton's Summer were released in early 2014.

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