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by T.M. Franklin
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Genre: YA Paranormal Suspense/Romance
Release Date:  February 26, 2017
 
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Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all.

Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass Physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core. Because Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.

Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets—secrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she’s not actually normal . . . she’s not even just special.

 
 
 


T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards. She’s since written three additional novels and several best-selling short stories…and there’s always more on the way.

 
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Review: The Revenger by Debra Anastasia

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Summary:

The real hero of this story is dead. You should have met him. He was a beautiful man. The love of my life. I didn’t deserve him.

Now what’s left are the jagged edges of the person I am without him, and what I have to do to get by. This isn’t even a story about love. Not really. It’s a twisted tale of revenge and hate—a happily never after.

The only man in my life now is the one I have to kill.

I’m Savvy Raine.

I used to be a wife.

I used to be a mother.

Now I am the Revenger.

 

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Excerpt:

“What the hell are you?” He searched frantically for the door latch, his panic making him oblivious to the open top of the Jeep above him.

He didn’t deserve an answer, and he wouldn’t get one. Only in her head would she respond. She pulled him from the backseat and held him aloft, thinking, I’m a mom without a reason. I’m a person without a life. I’m dead with no escape.

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My Review:

Just forget any preconceived notions you have about this book. It’s full of surprises. One of those books a reader picks up and can’t put down until it’s over.

I was expecting a lot of bitterness from this character and I hesitated to read it, even though I love Debra. But this is a heartbroken, highly-relatable character. I like Savvy. An anti-hero who turns into a hero? Villains who get a shot at redemption? A truckload of unconditional love? Sign me up.

Some readers say this is not a romance. I think it’s a romance of the best kind. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns, but it’s a testament to the enduring power of marital and parental love, to the power of forgiveness, and to the transformational power of love.

Savvy Raine finds not only her life’s purpose, she passes the torch to the people she cares about. For sheer strength of character, she is one of my favourite contemporary heroines. I want books about the other characters in this book, especially Boston, Jack and Teresa. Five stars.

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Smaller SHh Debra Anastasia TwitterThere are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia’s house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She’s made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can’t catch the items fast enough.

In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there’s no paper and pen around. Within all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there’s no paper and pen around. Within all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

Debra has written a smattering of books in a few genres. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, complete the Gynazule Comedy Series. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!)

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Excerpt: The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard

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Raven watched as William efficiently disrobed, neatly folding every article of black clothing (with the exception of underwear, which he never wore), and placing it on the vanity.

 

She brushed imaginary lint from her dress as he stood in front of her, naked.

 

He was under six feet in height, his body lean and strong. Raven took a moment to appreciate the definition of his muscled chest and abdomen, and the strong cast to his thighs.  Not even a statue carved by the most talented sculptor could create a being with so much perfection.

 

His face put her in mind of an angel with intense, gray eyes that now looked at her expectantly.

 

She hid her face.  “You said you loved me.”

 

“I did. What’s more, I meant it.”

 

“Love is a peculiar thing. I’ve seen it. I’ve even cheered for it. But I never believed it was for me.”

 

“Why shouldn’t a beautiful, fierce young woman hope for love?”

 

“Because, as you put it, human beings are shallow.”

 

“Love is deep.” His rich voice echoed in the bathroom.

 

“Love is having the power to destroy another person.”

 

William stepped closer.  “Are you afraid of being destroyed?”

 

“Destroyed, consumed, betrayed.” She fidgeted with the neckline of her gown.

 

William placed his hand over hers, stilling it.  “Love creates; it doesn’t destroy.”

 

His lips found the place where her neck met her shoulder. He kissed her leisurely, tracing the path of her bared collarbone with his mouth.

 

His fingers brushed her zipper.  “Let me.”

 

He undid her dress, dropping it to the marble tiles.

 

Her bra followed.  She was as naked as he.

 

His eyes roved her body appraisingly.  His pale fingers caressed her cheek, her mouth, and her neck. His strong hands cupped her breasts, her abdomen, and her hips.

 

His gray eyes met hers.

 

“The power you describe is the power you have here.” He touched her forehead before moving his hand to cover her heart.  “And here.  It’s the power you have over me. Power I haven’t yielded to another since I was human.”

 

He brought his lips to her ear. “Your fears are shared.”

 

With a slow kiss on her neck, he led her into the shower, standing behind her underneath a tropical rainfall showerhead.

 

Raven closed her eyes and lifted her face, like a flower following the sun.  The warm water soaked her hair and streamed down the generous curves of her body.

 

“I’ve never showered with another person.  What happens next?” William rested his hands on her shoulders.

 

She wiped the water from her face.

 

“Whatever you want. Just don’t let me fall.”

 

William’s gaze dropped to her right leg, which she was favoring.

 

“Is the pain terrible?”

 

“It’s worse after I’ve been lying down.  Sometimes I topple over.”

 

William spread his arm around her waist, drawing her back to his chest.  “Then I must be sure to catch you.”

 

She kissed him, reaching up to run her fingers through his wet hair as the water poured down their shoulders.

 

Her motions were fraught with an eagerness born of love and affection and the relief of remembering she hadn’t lost him.

 

He was hers.

 

Even now, naked, with a myriad of flaws few men overlooked, he embraced her. He embraced her imperfections.

 

He loved her.

 

His cool hands scorched her skin, splaying fingers wide over her abdomen and bringing her backside into contact with what rose between his hips.

 

She gave him her weight and he held firm, nipping and licking at her lips before enticing her to enter his mouth.

 

He entertained the intrusion for a moment or two then, with a growl, he spun her around, pressing their chests together.

 

Raven looked up into blazing gray eyes.

 

“Are you certain?”

She nodded.

 

“I need the words, Raven. I need to know you want this.”

 

“I want you.”

 

He took her mouth, his tongue alternately penetrating and retreating in a sensual rhythm.

She tilted her head, welcoming him, as the water continued to rain down.

 

Hands roamed over slick skin as their lower bodies came into alignment.  She touched his neck, his shoulders, his biceps, holding them tightly in an effort to remain upright.

 

William was not a tame lover.

 

In his arms, she sensed his control, his desire, and the war that waged between the two. But he’d never harmed her and had always focused his attention on giving pleasure before taking it. Usually more than once.

 

“You’re a dream,” she sighed.  “A dream of love I never thought I’d have.”

 

His eyes burned into hers.

 

Without warning, he lifted her, tugging her thighs around his hips.

 

He lowered his mouth to her breasts, tasting and teasing before sucking droplets of water from her eager flesh.

 

She wrapped her arms around his neck, feeling him eager between her legs.

 

He lifted her higher, hands beneath her backside, making sure he was correctly aligned.

 

“Breathe,” he commanded, his eyes boring in to hers.

 

Here was the vampyre, proud and powerful, teetering on the edge of control. He bared his teeth as if on instinct and his chest rumbled.

 

“Just don’t break me,” she whispered, pushing a lock of blond hair from his forehead.

 

William’s expression grew even more fierce.

 

“I won’t break you.  Whatever harm I bring to you I vow to heal.”

 

He swallowed her reply with his kiss.  Then with a single thrust, he entered her.

 

His kisses were as fierce as his movements as he pushed inside and withdrew, over and over.  His grip on her backside tightened as he lifted and moved her in concert with his own motion.

 

Raven clung to him, her hand trailing to his lower back so she could urge him deeper.

 

Not that he needed the encouragement.

 

Her breasts brushed against his chest, the friction teasing and arousing.

 

She ignored the warm spray of the water, the scent of soap and William, and the nagging discomfort in her leg and ankle.  Her focus was on feeling as he brought her swiftly to the brink of orgasm.

 

Before she could signal how close she was, she climaxed, her hand clutching his neck as she threw her head back.

 

William continued his pace until she’d finished, his mouth dropping to her breasts, drawing one of them into his mouth.

 

When she opened her eyes, she found him staring at her hungrily.

 

“I have only begun,” he rasped.  “Breathe.”

 

 

 

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Summary

Ava Michaels used to think she was special.

As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all.

Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core.

Because Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.

Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets–secrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she’s not actually normal . . . she’s not even just special.

She’s a little bit more.

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T.M. FranklinT.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards. She’s since written three additional novels and several best-selling short stories…and there’s always more on the way.

 

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Summer Romance: Review of Supernova by C.L. Parker

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Review: Supernova by C.L. Parker

The Blurb:

Somewhere between the first twinkling of stars in the night sky and the break of dawn, two souls from two unique worlds collide, creating an everlasting supernova.

Kerrigan Cruz and Dominic Grayson are among the chosen few who have the gift, or the curse, of being able to walk between two worlds.  It is on the cusp of where these beings meet that everything changes, and life as they know it is turned upside down. Fantasy becomes reality and what shouldn’t be, is.

Forced by destiny, their chance encounter is breathed to life by the one thing that can make even the most impossible of impossibilities a reality.  Something so complex in nature, yet as simple as a flicker of thought to exercise. Most normal people go about their everyday lives never even suspecting its existence. But it is out there…it is the Light.

The universe has granted the power of the Light to a chosen bloodline charged with the responsibility of protecting our right to choose our destiny. But in the shadows, darkness wreaks havoc in the lives of the unsuspecting. Yes, another world does exist, and it holds secrets beyond what the most vivid imagination can comprehend.

 

supernovaMy Review:

When I picked this book to review, I wasn’t sure whether it would be my cup of tea. Happily, I gobbled it up. C. L. Parker has a marvelous imagination.

 

This is a carefully-crafted paranormal world with immersive detail. We find our protagonist, Kerrigan, at a difficult time of her life. A sweet, loving girl, she has lost her dear grandmother. An oily boyfriend with aspirations has ingratiated himself with Kerrigan’s dad and she tolerates the jerk’s attentions because she doesn’t want her dad to suffer any more loss. In short, she’s a pleaser. But then, she inherits her Grammy’s house and is able to start a whole new life.

 

Enter Dominic Grayson, tortured soul. He’s been tucked under Grammy Availia’s nurturing wing for a significant amount of time, and Availia instructed Kerrigan, via a letter, to keep him around. A mysterious web soon emerges with Dominic at its center.

 

Best things about this book? Kerrigan emerges as the strong one. She and Dominic are evenly yoked. Dominic is smoking hot and has a habit of flirting in Spanish. I’d rate him highly as a book boyfriend! The unresolved sexual tension is amazing and the love scenes are steamy.

 

One thing I would change about the book is the preface. In fact, I would suggest that readers start at Chapter One and read the preface last. Also, while I liked the character Gabe, his behaviour was at times silly and not in tune with Kerrigan’s feelings. Still, he had a good heart.

 

Okay, looking forward to reading the other two books in the trilogy. I can’t wait to find out the answers to a bunch of intriguing questions. Four stars.

 

cparkerBio:  C. L. Parker is a romance author who writes stories that sizzle. She’s a small-town girl with big-city dreams and enough tenacity to see them come to fruition. Having been the outgoing sort for all her life—which translates to “she just wouldn’t shut the hell up”—it’s no wonder Parker eventually turned to writing as a way to let her voice, and those of the people living inside her head, be heard. She loves hard, laughs until it hurts, and lives like there’s no tomorrow. In her world, everything truly does happen for a reason.

 

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Review: The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery…

Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi gallery restoring Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semiconscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attackers’ screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her…

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. Upon returning to the Uffizi, no one recognizes her. More disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of her disappearance, Raven learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the police identify her as their prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and most elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets…

 

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My Review:

I’ve been anticipating the arrival of this book for a long time and it did not disappoint. Dare I say that I like it more than the Gabriel series? Wow!

I don’t want to hand out a lot of spoilers because being without a clue as to where the story was going to go was a lot of the fun. There’s mystery, suspense, sweet romance and the darkness of the paranormal, combined with beautiful prose, historical and geographical accuracy, and a bad boy leading man. But there’s something else that I don’t find too often: a female lead that I’d like not just to know, but to be. I’m very fond of Raven Wood. The Prince falls for her for all the right reasons. How great is it that someone who nobody else really notices gets centered out by a guy like that?

If you like Underworld and National Treasure, this series is for you. Five stars.

 

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Author Bio:

Sylvain Reynard is the author of The Raven and the Gabriel Trilogy, including Gabriel’s InfernoGabriel’s Rapture, and Gabriel’s Redemption.

 

Excerpt: The Prince by Sylvain Reynard

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In the distance, the Prince could hear voices and muffled sounds.He approached silently, almost floating across the floor.Desperate groans and the rustling of fabric filled his ears, along with the twin sounds of rapidly beating hearts. He could smell their scents, the aromas heightened due to their sexual arousal.

He growled in reaction.

The corridor was shrouded in darkness but the Prince could see that the professor had his wife up against a window between two statues, her legs wrapped around his waist.

Her voice was breathy as she spoke, but the Prince tuned out her words, moving closer so he could catch a glimpse of her lovely face.

At the sight of it, flushed with passion, his old heart quickened and he felt the stirrings of arousal.

It was not his custom to observe rather than participate. But on this occasion, he decided to make an exception. Careful to remain in the darkness, he moved to the wall opposite the couple.

The woman squirmed in her lover’s arms, her high heels catching on his tuxedo jacket. Her fingers flew to his neck, undoing his bow tie and tossing it carelessly to the floor.

She unbuttoned his shirt, and her mouth moved to his chest, as murmurs of pleasure escaped his lips.

The Prince felt more than desire as he watched the woman’s eager movements. He caught a glimpse of her exquisite mouth and the toss of her long hair that would no doubt feel like silk between his fingers.

She lifted her head to smile at the man who held her close and he could see love in her eyes.

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Emily, Prequel to The Evolution Trilogy

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Emily has not changed in fifty years. A freak accident made her immortal, or so she thinks. When she is finally allowed to return to her beloved England all is not as she expected. So much has changed. The past she was holding onto does not exist. Since the Second World War, people have embraced a new age. In this era, people have an obsession with gadgets, strange clothes and weird music.Added to this her blood-lust has become insatiable and her promise to control herself is torn to shreds. That is until she meets Paul. She never expected to find love… and when it happens, can she do what it takes to hold on to it?Fate has never been kind to Emily, and it gives her everything she wants at a cost. She must pay a price for being a murderer. For within her twisted heart lies a dark soul.
EMILY is the prequel to THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY, comprised of Hybrid, Complications and Return, which has over fifty five star reviews. It contains some adult content.
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Vanessa Wester - Author Picture 2Vanessa developed her writing bug in 2010 and has not looked back since. Her main published work is ‘THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY’, which is comprised of HYBRID, her debut novel, followed by COMPLICATIONS and RETURN. The prequel to the Trilogy, EMILY, will be released on the 31st October, 2014, and is available for pre-order now.

In addition, she has written a novelette called FIRST DATE, which is based on her true story. She has also published, and included stories in, six anthologies to raise money for fantastic causes, such as Gurnard Primary School on the Isle of Wight.

Writing is one of her passions, reading the other. The day she decided to start writing her ideas down she found another way to lose herself in a book, whilst finding an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to escape from everyday life. She is currently working on a historical fiction novel based on the life of her great, great, grandparents… and is finding the research fascinating!

 

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Steven Thorn has no trouble settling in at university. He is confident, hardworking and intelligent. When Caitlin Chance catches him off guard he is bemused by the instant attraction, and the more he gets to know, the more he likes.

Yet, Steven has a secret past that is destined to reveal itself, and he is soon to become a stranger to everyone. The wheels are set in motion for his radical upheaval. But first love is a powerful thing, and the connection forged between Caitlin and Steven is not easily broken.

The impossible is only the beginning…

 

REVIEW

 

Do you like a good, meaty saga? The Evolution Trilogy (which is complete and available for purchase) presents a fascinating world that appears utopian, yet possesses an ominous, restless flavour. There are a lot of characters and I found myself paying careful attention to their relationships. It’s an insular community where almost everyone is related somehow. Many of those who advocate for the common good seem to have an underlying, personal agenda. Soon, I was immersed in the drama.

I read Hybrid yesterday and I’ve already picked up the three e-book set on Amazon (a bargain at $5.75US). Hybrid is free on Amazon and you can snap it up right now.

 

Evolution Trilogy

 

Steven Thorn is considered a pretty good catch in the human world –handsome, down-to-earth, kind and highly intelligent. The trouble is, he isn’t quite human. Before he knows it, everything he loves is barred to him, including his girlfriend Caitlin. He’s not happy. The new society into which Steven’s conscripted can’t seem to understand that; its citizens either want him to fulfill their personal expectations or conform. Almost all think that his new life ought to thrill him. I can’t wait to see what happens in the second book.

It’s a long time since I’ve read a book with UK spelling and it greatly enhances the British setting. The non-humans in this book don’t like to be labelled, but one might call them vampires or mutants. If you enjoyed Twilight, then Hybrid will likely appeal to you, too. Four stars.

A prequel to the trilogy, Emily, is coming soon. Check back here on Friday to read all about it.

 

BIO

 

Vanessa Wester - Author Picture 2Vanessa developed her writing bug in 2010 and has not looked back since. Her main published work is ‘THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY’, which is comprised of HYBRID, her debut novel, followed by COMPLICATIONS and RETURN. The prequel to the Trilogy, EMILY, will be released on the 31st October, 2014, and is available for pre-order now.

In addition, she has written a novelette called FIRST DATE, which is based on her true story. She has also published, and included stories in, six anthologies to raise money for fantastic causes, such as Gurnard Primary School on the Isle of Wight.

Writing is one of her passions, reading the other. The day she decided to start writing her ideas down she found another way to lose herself in a book, whilst finding an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to escape from everyday life. She is currently working on a historical fiction novel based on the life of her great, great, grandparents… and is finding the research fascinating!

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

 

Blogger – http://vanessawesterwriter.blogspot.co.uk/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/vanessa_wester

Emily Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1513901328874631/

Facebook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/vanessaWesterWriter

Facebook Trilogy Page – https://www.facebook.com/TheEvolutionSeries

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6421055.Vanessa_Wester

 

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PRESENTS. . .

A Cover Reveal

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Twelve

by T.M. Franklin

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Release Date: October 9, 2014

SUMMARY

Twelve-3D-BookstackAva Michaels is gifted, powerful, and—whether she likes it or not—part of a plot to take over the world.

It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered she has ties to an ancient people living in the shadows of the human world, despite their superior gifts and abilities. A select few don’t like hiding, however, and think it’s time to take control.

Now Ava’s caught up in a conspiracy in the works before she was even born. In fact, her birth was an integral part of the plan. She’s one of the Twelve, the most powerful Race ever created, and they were created for a purpose.

Ava, however, doesn’t like being told what to do.

All she wants is to start a new life with Caleb Foster, the Protector who once put his own life at risk to save hers. Before they can even think about that, however, they need to figure out exactly what the Twelve and their power-hungry leader are up to—and find a way to stop them.

Along the way, they’ll have to forge alliances with former enemies, seek out powerful new friends, and infiltrate the heavily fortified enemy stronghold in an attempt to get some answers. In the end, Ava must decide if her destiny lies in her DNA or in her conscience. If she can turn her back on what she was born to do and do what is right. If she will save the ones she loves or save the world.

Or if her ties to the Twelve mean she has no choice at all.

She sat up suddenly and grabbed Caleb’s hand. “Do you feel that?”

“What?” He instinctively checked the mirrors, but there was nobody behind them.

“Someone . . .” Ava’s eyes glazed over. “Someone’s coming. Fast.”

Caleb stepped on the gas, searching the horizon. “Who? Anyone familiar?”

“What’s happening?” Sophie asked.

Ava shook her head. “I can’t tell. Not yet anyway. You think it’s Protectors?”

Caleb’s jaw tightened. “Or Rogues.”

“You think they know?” Ava glanced at Sophie.

“We don’t know. Not for sure.”

“Would somebody please tell me what’s going on?” Sophie shouted from the backseat.

The temperature in the car dipped as frost formed along the edges of the windows.

“You’ve got to calm her down,” Caleb muttered, taking a turn too fast and swerving to correct.

“Now.”

Ava didn’t argue, instead scrambling over the seat to take the girl’s hand. “Sophie, listen to me. You need to stay calm, okay? Try to breathe with me.”

“But—”

“I’ll explain everything, but first you need to calm down. You see what’s happening?”

Through the mirror, Caleb saw her glance up at the roof of the car as snowflakes began to drift through the interior.

“I . . . I don’t understand,” Sophie murmured. “What’s—why is it snowing?”

“It’s you,” Ava said quietly. “You’re upset, and your gift is reacting.”

“I don’t understand what’s happening to me.” Sophie choked on a sob, and Caleb felt the telltale prickle of another Race signature along the edges of his consciousness.

“I feel them now,” he said, sitting taller in the seat and leaning forward as if willing the car to go faster.

Ava didn’t respond but remained focused on Sophie.

Caleb felt Ava’s gift and knew she was letting it flow into the girl a little, helping calm her.

“We’ll help you.” Ava sounded so calm and soothing. “We’ll help you learn to control it, but for right now, you need to calm down. Breathe with me, okay?”

Sophie nodded and swallowed tears as she tried to match Ava’s inhale and exhale.

The snow stopped.

“That’s good.” Ava nodded encouragingly. “Keep breathing. I need you to stay calm. Someone’s coming, and I’m guessing they’re after you.”

Sophie’s breath caught, and the ice gathering on the dashboard cracked.

“It’s okay,” Ava hurried to say. “Keep breathing. Stay calm. We’re going to keep you safe.”

Sophie gripped Ava’s hand, but she kept breathing slowly in and out. “How?”

Ava smiled. “You asked what I could do? Well, I’m about to show you.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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T.M. Franklin started out her career writing nonfiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a BA in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born out of a challenge to write a novel in thirty days issued during National Novel Writing month. MORE was well received, selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, and won the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.

 

In addition to MORE and its sequels, The Guardians and TWELVE, Franklin has penned the Amazon best-selling short stories, Window and A Piece of Cake. Her new YA romance How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You is Franklin’s first love story without traditionally recognized paranormal or fantasy elements. Although . . . T. M. is the first to argue that love is the best kind of magic.

 

 


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