adored Compulsion by Martina Boone? It was absolutely one of my favorite books last year, and of all time. It was just . . . Everything Wonderful! So I'm SUPER excited to be able to bring you a little Q&A and Snippet from Persuasion, along with THE NEW BEAUTIFUL COVER and a freaking awesome giveaway from Martina!
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Q. How is PERSUASION different from COMPULSION?
A. The book is a bit eerier, darker, and more paranormal. Barrie has lost the naive and hopeful outlook she had when she first came to Watson’s Landing, and she’s now willing and able to fight for her own interests. And she has to, because they’re at risk.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about Persuasion?
A. Apart from Barrie and a couple of new characters that I love, I have to say that Eight Beaufort (Charles Beaufort, VIII) is even more romantic and lovely and infuriating—and he’s giving up his baseball scholarship and staying on Watson Island. But thanks to his gift of knowing what people want most and feeling compelled to give it to them, Barrie has no way of knowing why he’s staying. Is he staying for her? Or because the Beaufort gift gives him no choice?
Q. Can you share a snippet from Persuasion?
He cupped her face, his calloused fingers both rough and gentle against her skin as he bent to kiss her. They came together like thirst and water, like dark and light. Eight’s thumb traced the shape of her face, the curve of her cheek, then he groaned and dropped his arms around her waist to pull her closer. Barrie felt found, the way only Eight ever made her feel found.
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Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation besieged by reporters and ghost-hunters. Some are hoping to see the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, while others are chasing rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place. Chaos descends as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins. But more is buried there than treasure.
A mysterious, magical man appears at Watson’s Landing, claiming the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts and the Colesworth curse also lies beneath the mansion. With a mix of threats and promises, he engages Barrie and Cassie in a midnight visit, but the spell he conjurs has potentially deadly consequences.
While Barrie and dreamy Eight Beaufort struggle to make sense of the escalating danger and their growing feelings for each other, Barrie has to figure out not only whom to trust, but which gift is more reliable—Eight’s or her own. With millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families at stake, she must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep her loved ones safe.
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PRAISE FOR COMPULSION
“Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it’s ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!" — RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of 2014
“Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start to the Heirs of Watson Island series. ” — Publishers Weekly
“A little bit Gone with the Wind, a little bit Romeo and Juliet…” — School Library Journal
"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you'll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." — #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish." — Megan Shepherd, Author of THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She’s the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site devoted to the discovery and celebration of young adult literature and encouraging literacy through YA series.
From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.
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