5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, November 28, 2014.
Most sixteen-year olds aren’t worried about the fate of their immortal souls. May Krieg should be.
Typically, honor student May’s biggest problems have revolved around her super-hot arch-rival, Jack. But when a school project takes them ghost-hunting in a local cemetery, she discovers that an ominous force roams in the darkness around her.
And it follows her home.
It claws its way into her life, burning messages into her wall and imprinting them onto her body. Even worse, she can’t tell if it’s trying to possess her… or protect her.
May’s thoughts soon become actions, causing the target of her anger severe physical pain and giving her a rush the likes of which she has never experienced. She quickly realizes that she needs to find a way to reign in this power before she kills someone. May hates the pleasure it gives her, hates herself for hurting others, but she can’t stop.
As her entire world shatters around her, she is forced to ask what her soul is worth– and who would she risk losing her soul to save?
Exclusive interview with the author:
1) When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer? Have you had other jobs along the way?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I’ve worked at everything from selling knives door to door to telemarketing funeral plots!
2) If you could have one super power what would it be?
I would very much like to fly. The thought of never being stuck in traffic again holds great appeal. That and I bet my fear of heights would go away pretty quickly…
3) If you could choose one dessert or snack food that you could eat as much as you want of (and never gain an ounce!) what would it be?
Nutella. I could eat it for every meal. The addiction is inherited, too. Once I turned my back on my toddler as I was folding some laundry and I found him hiding underneath the dining room table, elbow deep in the Nutella jar.
4) How did you get the idea for the novel?
I was obsessed with those ghost hunting shows, so I decided to take a ghost hunting class at my local adult education program. Turns out there was a big difference between watching the shows on TV and actually getting out there and poking around in the dark. The stories I picked up from the class were so terrifying that I couldn’t sleep at night, so this book grew out of those stories. A way to write down my fears so that I could get them out of my head and enable myself to sleep.
5) What kind of research did you have to do to bring this story to life on the page?
I did tons of research for this book. I’ve probably read about every haunted house in all of New England. That and I wanted to understand what was it that people thought went bump in the night, so to speak. So I read a lot of Gnostic and Kabbalistic texts like the Book of Enoch, the Sefir Yetzirah and the Zohar.
About the author:
Maddy Wynn is a lifelong writer who is obsessed with all sorts of odd things, like ghost hunting, brewing beer, organic gardening and Zumba. She writes scary, romantic stories for teens and dreams of one day being able to zip line through the rain forest. Visit Madeline online at MadelineWynnBooks.com.
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