What to Expect: An inverted slow burn romance – one that skyrockets straight into heavy steam and just as quickly falls back to earth, where two very different men are left to pic up the pieces in their own unique ways, until finding their way back to one another. Read More
Hey all, Judith here. Now as you might have guessed, we’re big fans of self-published fiction around the I Love YA Fiction household. As soon as we got Kindles, Ellen and I loaded up on tons of e-books from self-published authors and have since been given that many more to review by the authors themselves. Without the push from readers and reviewers, many of us wouldn’t have been exposed to a ton of great reads and let’s be honest, that’s a shame. Now I’m not saying all self-published books are fabulous. There’s a lot of crap out there too. But from what I’ve read, the good far outweighs the bad.
In this vein, a few weeks ago I received a random email from an author I’d never heard of: Frankie Rose. Not so unusual considering our indie, self-publishing fangirl bent. Well, the author sent me the synopsis of her soon to be released debut novel, Sovereign Hope. Let’s just say it, coupled with the subsequent trailer and book cover teaser intrigued, and scintillated me far more than is decent. While I don’t usually make a plug for authors (unless of course your name begins with a J and ends with a D or with a T and ends with an R), this time I have to make an exception. Get ready for awesome!
Everyone has a soul
Some are just worth more than others
Farley Hope was seventeen when her mother disappeared. In the last six months not much has changed, except that her eighteenth birthday came and went and still no sign of Moira. Her life is just as complicated as it always was: since her father died in a car crash before she was even born, she’s officially parentless, and to top it all off she’s still suffering from the hallucinations. Mind-splitting, vivid hallucinations- the kind prone to induce night terrors and leave you whimpering under your covers like a baby.
The last thing on her mind is boys. Farley is on break from St. Judes’ when she meets Daniel. It’s not some casual run in at a party, or even a blind date with friends, though. Daniel is the guy stalking her in his 1970′s Dodge Charger; the guy standing at her window in the LA lunch hour traffic, determined on dragging her out of her truck.
The moment Farley lays eyes on Daniel, everything changes. However, regrettably for Farley, her life isn’t set to change for the better. She is drawn into a world that will shake apart everything she thought she ever knew. There are truths out there that she must learn: who her father really was, and what it means to have his blood flowing through her veins; that a person’s soul is their only real currency, and there are people who would do anything to take hers; that loving someone can hurt so much more than hating them; but, most importantly, when your future is predestined, there is little you can do to change it.
Farley Hope is prophesied.
Her coming has been awaited for hundreds of years.
She is destined to end the tyranny of the Soul Reavers.
To do so she must die.
Sovereign Hope is book one in the Hope Series, due to be released July 1st 2012