Release date: November 27, 2012
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
How far would you go to escape your own personal teenage hell? Would you run away, break away from everything you know—even your own body?
Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock could not be more different, yet they all have something in common—deep and soul-searing pain. They are also all students at Streep Academy, a boarding school just one step away from juvie, where they've come to complete high school. The three have been relegated to Harvell House, the residence reserved for the hardest cases, the so-called Rejects from Reject Row.
In the forbidden attic of the old Victorian house-turned-residence, the girls discover the diary of Connie Harvell, a young woman who was confined and abused there some 50 years ago. In the end, Connie’s attic prison couldn't hold her—not completely. She found a way out. At least a dark part of her did. And after reading her diary, the girls discover they can escape at will too. A terrifying, thrilling flight from their bodies and their troubles.
But God help them, their pain isn't all they leave behind when they join with the night.
And God help anyone who’s wronged them...
NORAH WILSON is a Kindle best-selling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband, two adult children, dog Chloe, and kitty, Ruckus.
HEATHER DOHERTY fell in love with writing while taking creative writing courses with Athabasca University. Motivated by her university success, and a life-long dream of becoming a novelist, she later enrolled in the Humber School for Writers under the mentorship of David Adams Richards. Her first literary novel was published in 2006. While still writing dark literary (as well as not-so-dark children's lit), she is beyond thrilled to be writing paranormal/horror with Norah. Heather lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick with her family. (No pets, but I swear Norah's dog, Chloe, calls me Aunt Heather).
Together, Heather and Norah write dark, edgy, frightening young adult paranormal/horror.
The research came after the conceptualization, and after the nights of jumping out of our skins as the story screamed itself bit by tantalizing bit. Once we had our ‘caster’ model, we realized how much the act of casting resembled the survival mechanism involved in the psychiatric disorder known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. So I immediately bought a book about DID and devoured it. The whole idea of fragmenting the selves — being strong enough to divide and compartmentalize to escape evil and survive — is captivating.
Other than that, our research constituted a couple late nights at an isolated lake cottage where we scared ourselves to bits as we looked out into the star-studded night and imagined what it would be like to see our shrieking casters.One thing we really like about our casters is that they are, to the best of our knowledge, completely unique in fiction. We are creating this world, constructing this canon, so we can take our casters anywhere, even down to the darkest parts of themselves where the pain knives the deepest, and we do.