Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Witch Rising: Black Wood

I'm mostly known as the writer of the young adult series, Ancient Legends. What most of my readers don't know is that I also write teen fiction. With my new novel, Mortal Star, hitting eBook stores in January, I thought it was about time to introduce my teen series, A Witch Rising, which is about a fourteen-year-old girl, Emily, who's spending Christmas in Scotland because her parents are going through a nasty separation. Emily soon discovers that she's a witch and that her new home, Ravencourt Manor, hides a very important object that's a portal to another world. After opening the portal by mistake, bad things start to happen and Emily has to embrace her legacy in order to save the ones she loves.

Witches, trolls, nymphs and Silverfurs are surely the figment of one’s imagination. That’s what Emily Jones used to think until she moves to Scotland shortly before her fourteenth birthday to live in her deceased grandmother’s manor. Ravencourt Manor's just as creepy as she remembers it with plenty of creaking noises, rattling doors and a hunched shadow that roams the manor’s garden at night.

In the hope to bring her separated parents back together, Emily opens a portal to Black Wood; a world of dangerous and alluring nymphs dwelling beneath the streams ready to drown her, where the sinister guardian and keeper of the Black Heart and cursed trolls are waiting, desperate to be released. And so Emily’s long and dangerous fight against the evil Muriel begins.

Will Emily learn to use her grandmother's legacy in time before the evil Muriel regains her full powers to summon and unleash her deadly servants on the world?

BLACK WOOD is the first book in the teen series, A WITCH RISING, and suitable for readers 12+.

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