Bailey Ardisone
Today marks the day of Sweet Oblivion's One Year Birthday/Anniversary...whatever you'd like to call it. The point is, one year ago today, I hit publish on Amazon and Smashwords for my very first book ever. My heart was pounding so hard, my chest hurt with all sorts of fear, worry, and anxiety. By this point, the only other person to have read this book was my sister, who had helped me write it. We were the only two in the world to have read this thing, and I was freaking out about publishing it. I was also super excited, of course, but mostly terrified out of my mind. We kept it secret from everyone we knew, including our family - except for our husbands.

I thought since every other author and blogger out there seems to be posting their Top Lists of 2013, I thought I'd give a little something to celebrate this momentous occasion in my life.

Here are some things I learned during my first year of being an author. Some are good, and some are not so pretty:

1). I will never, not ever, be comfortable with my writing. I just sent off Sweet Requiem (#3 in my series) to my editor and also to a friend, then literally - I was close to breaking into tears of terror. Like, it was a little pathetic. You should just ask Mary about my total freak-out session I was having with her. I'm sure she now thinks I'm a lunatic. :) I'm scared out of my mind that the book isn't good. I know I will never get over this one thing, regardless of how many books I write. It just isn't possible.

2). There is an amazing Indie community out there. I have met so many incredible authors and even more amazing bloggers since I started this journey December 30, 2012. Some of these authors are like..big time sellers, and yet - they are some of the most down to earth people I've ever met. They befriended me like I was one of them and helped get my books out there. Incredible, right? To this day I am touched by their acts of kindnesses and we're-in-this-together support.

And then there's the bloggers! Oh, my word. Before I published Sweet Oblivion, and even a few days after, actually, I had no idea that book bloggers existed. These people take HOURS out of their lives to review books and promote them for absolutely free. Why, you ask? Because they fall in love with your story and do it out of their love for your books and the goodness of their hearts! It's amazing, really. I was sooo blown away by the love and support given to me by the blogger world, and out of it I made some of the best friends I'm sure I'll ever have. I'm so grateful for each and every one of them.

3). When you're new, you will ALWAYS make mistakes (and even when you're a pro, you will still make some mistakes, but they might be a little less (; ). Boy, when I first published Sweet Oblivion, I had no idea how to publish a book. I did all this research and learned about formatting, and all the ins and outs of publishing. But, my sister and I couldn't afford professional editing, or a professional book cover. Man, was that a mistake. I ended up publishing several different versions of Sweet Oblivion each time I had learned something new. It was stressful, and just...a very rough time. The good news is, I learned from each of my mistakes, and even though I'm nowhere near being a "pro," I'm at least a lot less of a "newbie." ;)

4). Getting your book professionally edited BEFORE you publish is a MUST. You may think - Well, I went through my manuscript tons of times, I'm pretty sure it's clean. Do I really need to waste money on an editor right now? I could always get it edited later.

WRONG. It is so important to start with your best foot forward, and this is no exception. Editing is an absolute must. It is my #1 regret for when we published Sweet Oblivion.

5). My #2 regret? Not going with my instincts. I have learned this past year that some of my "failures" are because I did not go with my instincts. I listened to what other people wanted me to do, especially when it came to the cover of Sweet Oblivion. I never liked the original cover, but I was told that what I had liked wasn't as good. So I went with what they liked, despite not agreeing/liking it. I never should've listened to this advice. Thankfully, readers are forgiving and they were warm and accepting to the makeover I gave to Sweet Oblivion. But during that process, it happened again with both the new cover for Sweet Oblivion and the 2nd book - Sweet Escape. I created both covers, and I was told they weren't good, that they didn't like them at all - basically hated them, in fact.

But, I learned my lesson from the first time, and I went with my instinct instead of the advice I was getting. And guess what? Both covers have been getting praise, and Sweet Escape's cover even made one of my favorite book reviewer's Best Covers of 2013 list! She probably has no idea how much that truly means to me. More than I can say, it was a huge proud moment for me, because it proved that I was right to follow my gut.

My point is, it's YOUR story. It's YOUR book. Don't let other people influence how YOU want it to be, and that includes the cover.

6). I have been through several hurdles this past year, but one thing remained the same. The people that matter are the ones there in the end. And this quote by Dr. Seuss: “Those who matter don't care, and those who care don't matter.”

This quote has stuck out in my mind sooo strongly this year. It is so true. I've had people judge me over the stupidest things, and then in turn I've had people who love me no matter what. I realized that those people who criticize my personality and the way I live my life don't matter. It's the people that don't care what I choose to be, what I choose to like, or how I choose to live my life. They'll love me for me, BECAUSE it's me. Those are the only people that matter.

7). To go along with the above, I learned that sometimes some of the people that don't matter can even be members of your family, and the people that DO matter are ones that aren't blood related at all. They can be strangers at once, but who grow to become your best friend and close confidant. You don't need to be blood related to be family, and sometimes the most disappointing ones in your life are the ones who share your blood.

8). Book conventions are a must. Yes, if you are a reader and love books, obviously book conventions are amazing because you get to meet all your favorite authors. But what I learned this year, is that book conventions can actually be more about the authors than the actual readers, and I don't mean that in a bad way, by the way...I mean it as, if you're an author, attending book conventions is a must because they offer so much inspiration and support, it's unbelievable just how much.

The love, support, and joy that you will find at these conventions, along with connections and friendships that may last for the rest of your life, is the reason I will be attending book conventions every chance I get. They're so fun, and I've never felt more motivated to write than after spending the weekend at one of these things.

9). When inspiration strikes, JUMP ON IT! Man, when I was writing Sweet Oblivion, the words just flowed out of me. I could barely get a moment's rest from the story and words that constantly wanted out. But then, with Sweet Escape, there were a few months where I held back because of things that had come up, and so I didn't write, even though I wanted to and was inspired to. What was I thinking?! Because guess what. Right after that, when I had the time to write, I had absolutely no inspiration to write at all. *face palm* So, I learned, that when inspiration strikes, don't push it down. Take advantage of it. Because you never know if you'll lose it a second later.

10). I hate deadlines. I hate release dates. When I published Sweet Oblivion, I told myself that I would never miss a release date. If I was going to give an "official release" date for a book, I would darn well meet it.

Oh, god. *Cue disaster music*

I missed the official release date for Sweet Requiem (#3). And, actually, it started the exact same way with Sweet Escape (#2) 6 months prior, too. I really thought I was going to miss the deadline for Sweet Escape, but I ended up getting it done early and the book released on time. *cue angelic music* But book #3? Nope.

I failed.

I wasn't able to get Sweet Requiem out by October 24th. And guess what? It's still not released. Though, thankfully, it is with the editor. That's a huge achievement, because I honestly thought I'd never get this book done. Anyway, the point is, I realized in that moment when I missed the release date, that I hate them. I always get readers asking me when the release date is for the next book, and I'm terrified to pick one, because honestly - I don't know. I have no idea when I'll be able to release Sweet Requiem. Right now, it's in the mercy of my editor. I have no idea how long she is going to take, and so it makes it impossible to know when I can release the book. Therefore, I'm done with official dates until I KNOW FOR CERTAIN I can meet it.

11). Readers. Are. AMAZING. Like, seriously. I had no idea just how absolutely heartwarming and mind-blowing a reader's love could be. They are incredible, and I honestly write for them. For YOU. I learned that I will never get sick of a simple - "Hey, just read your book and I LOVED IT" tweet or message on facebook. Never. These are the moments I live and write for. And the reviews...oh man, the reviews. Even the bad ones, I'm thankful for. I read all your reviews and I truly take them to heart. Sometimes your love even brings me to tears. So yes, I have learned that readers are the greatest things in the world. I give thanks to you every day and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.

And that's my 11 things I have learned in my first year of being an author. :)

Any questions for me?! I'd be happy to answer!

Thank you for all your love and support over this past year. I truly cannot say how much you all mean to me and how grateful I am for you giving my books a chance.

So, Happy 1st Birthday/Anniversary, Sweet Oblivion! It's been a crazy year. :) <3


Bailey Ardisone
This isn't a book-related post, with an awesome announcement or sad news, or any type of news, really. This is only a just-because, on the whim, feeling frisky post. A little glimpse to learn more about me, if you will.

And here it is:

I love dreams. I love any and all things that have to do with dreams/dreaming. In fact, my favorite thing to do is sleep just so I can dream some more. Yeah, I'm a bit obsessed, actually. It probably isn't very healthy, either, but I absolutely love it. I prefer to get like...12 hours of sleep, sometimes more, just because I love sleeping so much. I would give up happy and exciting plans if it meant I could sleep just a bit more. Isn't that crazy?! It's like a sickness. I mean, who does that? Who looks at their alarm when it goes off, and thinks - "How can I get out of going to Disney World today, so I can keep sleeping?" NO ONE...except me :D And I LOVE Disney and having fun at theme parks...but there is that one thing that I love more than anything -Sleep. Dreams. Ahhh, it's where I'm most happy.

That is so sad, though. There is a slight additional problem that I haven't mentioned yet...My dreams feel so very real, that I oftentimes mistake dreams for reality. Yeah. You heard me correctly.

There are countless times where I truly believe something happened, but when other people are like...What are you talking about? That never happened...and I go...Uh, yes it did. I SWEAR it did...and I think about it really hard to then discover that it had only been a dream. I even genuinely believe scenes that I've dreamt involving a book I'm reading actually happened, only to spend hours going through the book looking for it, and my friends think I'm losing it because they don't know what scene I'm talking about.

Busted.

That happens all the time to me. I'm a bit crazy. Seriously. But only when it comes to sleep and dreaming. ;) And, like I'm sure many of you have experienced as well, I love when I have dreams within a dream. You know, where you wake up in your dream, but you're still dreaming? Yep. Those are super cool. I've "woken up" from a dream into another dream, then wake up a second time, all while still dreaming.

But my favorite is when I'm dreaming, and I know that I'm dreaming. I stay completely asleep and the dream goes on, but I know 100% that I'm dreaming, and I say to myself (in the dream) omg...I'm dreaming. It feels so real. And then I actual SAVOR the realness of it. I'll touch something, or I'll like...absorb the current feeling of whatever it is that's going on at the time. It's amazing!! I love it so much.

So, now that you know this about me...Let's hope it doesn't scare you away. :D What about you? Do you like dreaming, or are you someone who doesn't usually remember their dreams after waking up? I've discovered (from discussing it with multiple guys) that it seems most men do not think they dream, a.k.a they don't remember their dreams once they wake up. It's like a guy thing. Isn't that interesting?!

Before I leave you, I even have a theme song. Mhm, this song below literally is my life's theme song, it was like an ":O omg, this is me" moment the second I heard it soooo many years ago. I've included the lyrics and you can even listen to it if you wish! :D I feel it's very "Monday" appropriate.

Anyway, have a great start to your week!
<3



"Heart Attack" by Sum 41

Remember when there was nothing else to do, but lie in bed and,
wonder how it was always up to you, and no one else and,
Early mornings, made by warnings, what's the point of the alarm that I'm ignoring?
It's either raining, I'm not complaining, but waking up is hard to do so,

Turn my head its back to bed with no delay, can't be bothered by the phone ten times a day,
Why get up my morning doesn't even start till two?
Forget reality, waking up is hard to do.

Remember when we would hang out every day, and we would rather,
Not be told what to do or what to say, Cause nothing mattered.
Never boring, with slept in mornings, not ashamed of bad habits that I'm forming.
It's not important if days are shortened, I can't make time when nothings new,
Cause waking up is hard to do so,

Turn my head its back to bed with no delay, can't be bothered by the phone ten times a day,
Why get up my morning doesn't even start till two?
Forget reality, waking up is hard to do.

What's a day when it all ends up the same, and lasts forever?
Can't complain when there's nothing there to blame, and things can't be better.
Summer evenings, teenage grievings, got no problem with the life that I've been leading.
No concentration on hesitation, I can't make time when nothings new, Cause waking up is hard to do so!

Turn my head its back to bed with no delay, can't be bothered by the phone ten times a day,
Why get up my morning doesn't even start till two?
Forget reality, 'cause waking up is hard to do.




Bailey Ardisone
I'm giving back! Sweet Oblivion AND Sweet Escape are now completely FREE!



This is the first time Sweet Escape (Sweet #2) has dropped in price or gone on sale in any way, and I didn't just lower the price, I completely eliminated it! That's right, both Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape are FREE!! Woohoo!!

Please spread the word and make sure to pick up your copies if you don't have them already! =)

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Thank you to all my wonderful readers and friends for your amazing support!

Sweet Requiem (Sweet #3) is coming soon!

Bailey Ardisone
Yeah, I have some sad news to announce. I really hate to do it, but there's no way around it, and so I must just come right out and say it.

Sweet Requiem will NOT be released this Friday. I am so, so sorry to all those who are waiting for the 3rd book in my Sweet Series, but let me tell you, no one is as heartbroken about it as I am! The LAST thing I ever wanted to do was miss a deadline. In fact, when I first published Sweet Oblivion, I promised myself that I would never break a deadline for my readers. Which is the reason I was so hesitant to set a release date for Sweet Requiem in the first place. I never felt fully confident on when it would be ready, but I had so many asking for its release date, I decided to just give it one. I REALLY wanted to release Sweet Requiem on October 24th for Nari's birthday, but that just was not going to happen. So I gave myself a month, and is why I changed it to November 29th. However, I knew in the back of my mind that wasn't going to be a good date either. I felt bad delaying it longer than a month, but I knew better. I shouldn't have promised a date that I wouldn't be able to fulfill. I deeply apologize for that.

So when will it be released, you ask? Well, here's the other sad part of this announcement– I'm not sure. =( I really want to promise that it will be next month, but it's looking more like some time in January.

Let me explain.

There have been numerous setbacks for me during the past few months. I've had two deaths in the family back-to-back, my full-time job has become ten times more demanding, prior obligations that had to be fulfilled, and unforeseen disturbances are wreaking havoc on my creative juices.

Please know that I am in no way looking for pity by sharing the above. I simply want to explain where my mind is at right now. Writing has constantly been on my mind, but honestly I have not had the will to actually do it. Emotionally and mentally I just cannot give the story what it deserves.

And I want you to love this story. I don't want to release something that is half-way good. I want to give it my all so that when it is finally released, you don't go "Hmm, that was okay." I want you to go, "That was totally worth the wait!"

This story and these characters mean so much to me. I want them to mean that much to you as well. And so it would kill me if I didn't do the story or the characters justice.

Don't get me wrong - Sweet Requiem WILL BE RELEASED. I know exactly how I want the story to go. I have everything up in my head, it's just a matter of getting it down on "paper" and written in a way that is better than just a bunch of words thrown together. I read this saying the other day - "Don't worry about word count. Worry about words that count." And that's my motto when writing. I could sit down and bang out 50k words in two weeks, sure. You'd have a 110,000 word novel in your hands. But would it be good? Heck no. I want my words to be meaningful. I want them to touch you. Not all will, I know that, but still - the point is, I want my writing to matter and not just get the story out of me to get it out. It has to come out, yes, but there is an okay way and a good way to tell a story. And I refuse to publish a story that is told in just an "okay" way.

I hope you understand, and I'm sure you will, but please, please stick with me. Don't give up on this story. I can promise you this - I LOVE this story. You WILL have it. You will get Sweet Requiem and the 4th, final book of this series soon. VERY soon.

And you will not be disappointed when this is all over with. =)

Thank you so incredibly much for caring and all your support. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them. Also, to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you, I am making Sweet Escape FREE - Yes, you read that correctly - COMPLETELY FREE on Amazon for the first time ever this Thursday and Friday (28th & 29th). So that means BOTH Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape will be absolutely free!! Please tell all your friends and everyone you know to download the 1st and 2nd books of the Sweet Series while they are both free. =)

And, as an additional way to say thank you, here is a taste of what is to come in Sweet Requiem! =D Enjoy!

-Sweet Requiem Excerpt *UNEDITED*- Coming soon!

A slap across my face jolted me into an upright position.

Rydan stared into my eyes with a look of pure terror on his face. Probably similar to how mine must look.

“What the hell?” he breathed, instantly pulling me against his muscular chest. I melted into him, wiping my wet face on his shirt. He wouldn’t care.

I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t shake the images and feelings I was just experiencing. Rydan soothed me by slowly rubbing my back as I pulled myself together. Eventually, I began to realize where I was and that it had only been a nightmare.

“What are you doing in my room?” I asked in a whisper.

“Ender got me. They said you wouldn’t wake up. You were screaming,” Rydan explained.

“I can’t. I can’t go back to sleep.” I started to panic, not wanting to relive that ever again.

Rydan lifted me out of the bed like I was lighter than a feathered pillow.

“She’s sleeping with me,” he announced to the room, though I didn’t even look around. I kept my face buried into his neck. He carried me out into the hall. The old wood floors creaked below his feet. Like so many countless times before, I inhaled his smoky scent that I was so accustomed to using as my balm.

I involuntarily shuddered from leftover fear and emotions. That was the worst nightmare I have ever had. It topped all the ones with Ray on my eighth birthday from hell, the ones I had of the Black Eagles, any I had of monsters and whatnot. Absolutely, what I had tonight would probably forever be my worst.

Rydan laid me down in his bed, then climbed in next to me, pulling the blankets over us both. Laying my head in the crook of his shoulder and neck, he enveloped his arms around me. I trembled even still. Gently, he ran his fingers up and down my back. I drew my attention to his touch and tried desperately not to recall the images that were trying to force their way back in my mind.

“I’m sorry,” I whispered into his skin.

“Was it Ray?” he whispered back into the top of my head. He knew about my nightmares I used to have.

“No.” I slightly shook my head. “But for the first time ever, I wish it had been.”

“Please tell me,” he requested, wanting me to open up and finally let him in. I used to tell him everything, but this just seemed to hard to voice. To actually say the words out loud made me shudder yet again. Rydan was always like this. He always urged me to be open with him, but he rarely bestowed the same privilege to me in return. It wasn’t often he’d share his secrets with me. Then again, I never forced him to. I was always afraid to lose him.

“It’s too horrible. You’d be disgusted with me if I told you.” I cringed, the words left a bitter taste in my mouth.

“You know that’s not true,” he disagreed, like I knew he would. He didn’t understand. He had no idea what kind of things I had done in Luïnil. The things I did to his kin.

One of the boys made a sudden snort sound, making me jump right in Rydan’s arms from the unexpected intrusion. Thankfully, they all stayed asleep as Rydan and I continued our quiet discussion.

“C’mon, just tell me. You know you’ll feel better,” Rydan urged again. My heart squeezed tight, just hating the thought of telling him. But I knew he was right. I needed to tell my best friend. It was probably the only way for me to cope. I might not ever be able to forgive myself, but I needed to learn to live with my actions before I had a mental breakdown like Mycah predicted I would.


Bailey Ardisone

Hello everyone! I'm incredibly thankful for authors, especially Indie authors, and that is the reason why I signed up for this blog hop. I am so grateful because being a fellow Indie author, they have helped me in so many ways when I first started out. An entire group welcomed me with open arms, and without them I would have been lost.

So thank you fellow authors! Thank you for helping me, answering my questions, and promoting my books. Thank you for writing such amazing stories and allowing us to enter magical places through your words.

To show my thanks and give back, please enter my giveaway below:

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It's here! It's finally here! I've been waiting to share this cover with you all for moonnntthhss....since before Sweet Escape was released in July, actually! AND it's Nari's birthday, so what better day to give it to you all?? Okay....I finally present to you....Sweet Requiem, Book #3!! I hope you all like it! <3




Title: Sweet Requiem (Sweet Series, Book #3)
Author: Bailey Ardisone
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: November 29th, 2013

~Synopsis~


Returning to Kennebunkport isn't all that it's cracked up to be for Nari and Rydan. Barely escaping one evil by the skin of their teeth, running head first into the next was the last thing they were expecting. With Nari's best friend Zaylie held hostage by the leader of the Black Eagles, Nari's number one priority is getting Zaylie, along with everyone else she cares about, back home safe and sound. Only, the worst thing that could possibly happen has happened.

Death.

With the hope of undoing what would normally be permanent, Nari, with the help of the two brothers she loves most in the world, sets out on a unique quest that could ultimately mean her downfall. Is the end result worth the sacrifice? Is Nariella truly willing to do whatever is necessary to fulfill a vow?

Or is there nothing that can reverse the start of a Sweet Requiem?


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Title: Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series, Book #1) - FREE everywhere ebooks are sold!
Author: Bailey Ardisone
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2012

~Synopsis~

When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality. And some secrets...are best kept in Oblivion.
...Until there is hope.


Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can't seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they've been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.
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​Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.
She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.


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Title: Sweet Escape (Sweet Series, Book #2)
Author: Bailey Ardisone
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2013

~Synopsis~

Sometimes the hardest war to fight is the one raging within yourself…

Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her-yet again. With no idea who she is or even where she came from, how can she save herself?
She once thought her biggest problems were the ones brought on by the mysterious man she refused to fall in love with—Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next.
This time, it isn’t because of who Mycah is.
This time, it’s because of who she is.
~
Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on around her, Naminé gets thrown into the lion’s den—the false King’s chambers. Can she fool a King who can’t be deceived on his playing field? Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home? Will she be able to escape with her life and mind intact?

With everyone’s world falling apart and deceit around every corner…can any of them truly Escape?


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~About Bailey Ardisone~

Bailey Ardisone was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. She married the love of her life and spends her days submerged in books, movies, music, or art, and loves traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of her life, and she is obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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IT’S RELEASE DAY FOR MYTHOLOGY: THE WICKED!




MYTHOLOGY: THE WICKED (Mythology #2)

Book Description

A demon with a pure heart, Micah Condie lives his life by a code of ethics, but breaking that code may be the only way for him to survive. A supernatural entity in her own right, Hope Gentry would do anything in her power to protect her loved ones, but she may be the one who puts them in peril.

When the Demon Impiorum challenges the laws that keep guardians and demons in balance, ancient enforcers of justice intervene. Micah, Hope, and their mentor Jonathan become entangled in a conspiracy that will test even the deepest love and trust.

Someone will commit an act of betrayal. Someone will forever abandon a loved one.

Someone will enter THE WICKED.

Excerpt:

My internal temperature skyrockets, and my hands curl into fists.
“Let her go.”
Avery looks over at me, his expression twisting into a scowl as I stalk toward them.
“Then tell your bitch to keep out of my business,” Avery spits.
I charge.
He lets go of Hope and takes a swing at me, but I reach up and grab his fist. His hand hits mine with a smack, and I clamp my fingers down. I stare into his eyes as they widen in fear, and I feel the darkness condense around my heart, feel the logical part of me die and switch over to pure instinct.
“Micah, what are you doing?” Hope whispers.
Avery hears her, and a leer spreads across his face as he drags up some more confidence.
“You two are perfect for each other, you know that?” He directs his sneer at me. “Let go of my hand, freak.”
An electric charge screams through my nerves without warning, and my muscles contract in response. I hear and feel Avery’s bones crunching in my grip, and he drops to the floor on one knee.
The electricity suddenly dissipates, and I pull back from Avery. He yanks his arm to his chest.
“You broke my hand!” he howls.

I stare down at mine, flexing my fingers. I hadn’t intended to break anything.

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MYTHOLOGY (Mythology #1)

Book Description

Hope Gentry doesn’t believe in Fate. Born with an unusual power to see the dark memories of those around her, Hope just wants to be a normal teenager. But on the first day of her senior year of high school, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a transfer student named Micah Condie. At first glance, Micah seems like a boy that most girls would dream about. But when Hope's powers allow her to discover Micah's darkest secret, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of mythical entities she never dreamed existed. Was this her destiny all along? And will her powers help her survive the evil of the Demon Impiorum?
Mythology isn’t just for English class anymore.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Originally from upstate New York, Helen Boswell spent several years of her early adult life tromping around in the city of Buffalo with frequent trips to Toronto, Canada. These two cities in particular serve as inspirational settings for her urban fantasies, and while Helen has since moved to live in the southwestern United States, she will have fond memories of urban life and high-heeled sneakers for all eternity.
Helen earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University at Buffalo and dedicates her time to teaching biology and other fun things to college students, spending time with her wonderful family, and eating chocolate while writing.
The YA urban fantasy MYTHOLOGY is her first novel and the first one in the Mythology Series.
Find out more about Helen at http://www.helenboswell.com.



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