Release Date: 10/28/14

ISBN: 1481411225
Simon Pulse, Simon Teen
448 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient
All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she
lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put
some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her
aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit
who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and
gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot
see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help
of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows
herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets.
What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to
fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real
enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

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About the Author
Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several
languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never
stopped delighting in them.
She’s the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com,
a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and YASeriesInsiders.com,
a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all this 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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Before we head to the giveaway I have inserted a quick lightning round of questions and facts from the author: 
Q: Chocolate or vanilla?
A: Chocolate.
Q: Peanut butter or Nutella?
A: Nutella.
Q: Rain or shine?
Rain for reading indoors.
Q: Cold or hot?
A: Cold. I can always put on more clothes or wrap up in a blanket.
Q: Salty or sweet?
A: Depends on mood and writing emergency.
Q: Crunchy or soft?
A: Definitely crunchy.
Q: Night or morning?
A: Night, often spilling into early morning.
Q: Gayle or Peeta?
A: Gayle.
Q: Drafting or revisions?
A: Drafting where I am still discovering the story.
Q: Pantser or plotter?
A: Plantser with the definite scary possibility of face-planting at any moment.
Q: Computer or notepad?
A:  Computer. Have you seen my handwriting?
Q: Mac or PC?
A:  Recent Mac convert, but not evangelical.
Q: Drive or walk?
A:  Walk in Europe, drive in the U.S., because otherwise it would take me all day to get anywhere.
Q: Dog or cat?
A: Dog and cat. And horse.
Q: Coffee or tea?
A:  Coffee in the morning, tea with milk in the afternoon or when I’m writing.
Q: Shower or bath?
A:  Bath.
Q: Blankets or comforter?
A:  Down comforter and lots of pillows.
Q: Bikini or one piece?
A:  Very long t-shirt.
Q: Beach or mountains?
A: Beach. A foggy one, because there’s nothing like a walk on a foggy beach to clear your head.
Q: City or countryside?
A: Horse country close enough to go into the city for museums, events, and meals.
Q: Humor or drama?
A: Drama with humor and heart.
Q: Hogwarts or Narnia?
A: Gryffindor!
Q: Jack Daniels or Merlot?
A: Prosecco.
Q: Dauntless or Erudite?
A: Dauntudite.
Q: Today or tomorrow?
A: Todayish.
Q: Geek or jock?
A: Geek with good balance.
Q: Library or amusement park?
A: Library, or even a shady bench at the amusement park.
Q: Write or read?
A: Write, unless it’s going badly or it’s a book I’ve been wanting to read.
Q: Work or retire?
A: Work most of the year and travel the rest. Or write while traveling.
Q: Jeans or a dress?
A: Dressy jeans.
Q: Free will or fate?
A.  Free will in how you react to what’s beyond your control.
Q. Happily ever after or happily never after?
HEA. No doubt.
Q. Insta love or insta hate?
Insta love with a caveat. (It isn’t always what it seems.)
Q. Eternal love or love for now?
What’s longer than enternal?
Q. Passion: Fiery or slow burning?
Slow burn to third-book INFERNO.
Q. Mystery or mayhem?
Mystery TO mayhem.
Q. Free will or fate?
Free will responding to fate.
Q. Standalones or series?
Whatever works best for the book and characters.
Q. Secretive or an open book?
Secrets RULE.
Q. Dark magic or white magic?
Q. Bad boys or bad girls?
Bad girls and excellent boys.
I was born in Prague in what’s now the Czech Republic, which is probably the most magical city on earth (just ask Laini Taylor’s Karou or Zuzana). I think that probably explains my love of magical settings. There’s nothing like waking up every morning with a fairytale castle rising on a hillside above you, spending days walking down narrow cobblestoned alleys full of alchemists shops and stores that sell Absynthe, and going to sleep at night with the lights of a hundred spires winging into the sky to spark the imagination.
I love to travel and made it to twelve different countries last year. Well, eleven if you don’t count the U.S. Prague and Austria were, as always, two of my favorites, but I loved Turkey and Thailand, had a ball visiting an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka, and despite my fear of heights, I forced myself to go to the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building, and the Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur. I also climbed the 272 steps to the Batu Cave Temple, which wasn’t so much a height problem as a distraction problem. I was so busy watching the monkeys sliding down the banisters that I practically took a header. I think my favorite place of all though—because it was completely new to me and full of incredible things everywhere I looked—was India. The Taj Mahal is truly incredible, but I was completely enchanted by the people and the mixture of old and very modern. I also collected the framework of a book I’m dying to write in Bermuda.
I used to tell Edgar Allen Poe “ghost” stories at Girl Scout Camp and make people get creeped out, but I can’t watch horror movies to save my life.
I love Nutella, marzipan, and stale sugar-free licorice.
I’ve taught both skiing and horseback riding, and together those have resulted in enough concussions to more than explain the crazy stuff my imagination dreams up.
I love coffee, but when I’m writing, I prefer to drink chocolate flavored tea with milk.
I have a Shetland Sheepdog named “Auggie” (Auggie the doggie), who is a certified therapy dog. In addition to performing tricks at nursing homes and hospitals, he has helped me to teach writing to first and second graders.

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