I'm excited to announce that Crystal Seeker is finally available!
You can get it for the Kindle or the Nook.
Here's the cover again:
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And here's the description:
High school junior Tracy Bachman is looking forward to beginning her new life at Oliver Academy. A private, prestigious boarding school located on a beautiful, pristine island, it's everything she's ever dreamed of. If she could only stumble upon the right guy there, everything would be perfect.
Following a rocky start, Tracy settles in and comes to love the island. Everyone is fascinated by the new girl, and Tracy is quick to make friends and meet not just one, but two different guys.
However, it doesn't take long for her friends to help her discover a latent ability deep within herself... an ability that is unlike anything she's ever experienced.
And her ability is coveted. There are others who would take advantage of her, to make use of her powers for their own gain. Suddenly, Tracy starts to realize that underneath her perfect little getaway might lurk a threat. A danger. And as she gets deeper and deeper involved, finds herself lost in a world of love, lies, and supernatural magic.
Now, I'm really excited about this book for a few reasons. One, it's much, much longer than any of my previous books. Crystal Seeker comes in at a full 105,000 words, or 420 written pages. Compare that to Shattered, which was only 40,000 words (which is 160 pages). That means that I've put way more time and effort in developing the story, fleshing out the characters, and making the setting as real and imaginable as possible.
Next, it's been professionally proof-read and edited, which means that all the misspellings, missing words, and misplaced words the plagued my earlier books are gone. Furthermore, the professionally proof-read copy was then sent to some great readers who volunteered to get the book in advance to check for any lingering mistakes. So, as a collective sum of everybody's effort, Crystal Seeker should be nearly 100% mistake free. That means no more of those jarring errors that make you realize you're reading a book instead of losing yourself in the world and story of the book.
Finally, I think my writing has improved quite a bit since Shattered was published. All the early readers commented on that (thank you!) and I strove to make sure that all the complaints people had about the Dream Realms Trilogy were taken care of. I hope I did that. Of course, the fact that the book is so much longer and fuller means that there's a lot more going on, and a lot more for readers to sink their teeth into. Which I think you're all going to love.
So, Crystal Seeker is the first book of a planned 5-book series. All of the books in the series will be about the same length, and continue to be the same (if not better) quality. I'm really excited about the story I have to tell in Crystal Seeker, and think you guys will like it even more than Dream Realms.
Again, you can buy the book on Amazon or buy it on Barnes & Noble. I hope all of you check it out!