The Premonition Series
So in July I got a Facebook message from a friend asking if I would work a table for the NYC signing with Amy Bartol. First reaction was sure and then second was panic because I have never read her books. There was no way I could attempt sitting with Amy and not know a thing about her work so this same friend gifted me a copy of Inescapable (The Premonition #1). Let’s just say I was hooked! After book one I quickly one clicked Intuition.
I was only able to complete two of the four books in the series in time for the signing but I felt that I would be able to sit with Amy and relate to her readers. The amount of love I saw from Amy’s fans was amazing. Men, women, and teens were out in full support. There was even a family with two sisters and a brother and they all read it. They were all touched by Amy’s words. Huge bonus is that in real life Amy is just as great as Author Amy.
Upon my return home I finished the last two books. Now, while at the signing everyone was picking sides in the battle for Evie’s love. Team Russell or Team Reed? In a very author like fashion, Amy was hush hush on how this story will end. Let me tell you there is passion there because her fans have clear cut reasons for their chosen team. I kept turning to Amy and saying “Amy you go with your heart. Write what you feel is right.” BHAHAHAHAHA!!! I will just say that after book three, I was messaging Amy on Facebook and these were my exact words…
Ok you know when I told you that you had to go with your heart and write the ending for you and not what other people want? I LIED!!! It so have to be Reed!! I LOVE HIM!
With all that said I am WAY late to the Bartol party! These four books play out like a movie with intriguing characters, layered story lines, and at the core love. The relationship between Evie and Reed is for lack of a better word beautiful. I have no clue how she keeps it all straight. These books are packed full of paranormal suspense with a huge chunk of romance and a dash of fantasy.
Amy is plugging away on book five and is set to release a new series, Under Different Stars (Kricket, #1), which by the way has one of the MOST beautiful covers I have seen! So the long and short of this story is read the books. I stand loud and proud as Team Reed! So one click and pick a side and get ready for book five.
Inescapable (The Premonition #1)
My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I had been hoping that once I had arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he is near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would–if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that’s ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But, get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret he is keeping from me? I’m hoping that it is anything but what I expect: that he is not exactly normal…and neither am I. So maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I have been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.
Intuition (The Premonition #2)
I don’t open my eyes so I can’t see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent…his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I’m not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I’m alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?
Indebted (The Premonition #3)
I hang my head in sorrow for just a moment when I know I am truly alone. I feel like I’m going to my execution, just as he had said. Then I move forward again. I hop a fence of fieldstone and cross a field dotted with Queen Anne’s lace. Goose bumps rise on my arms as I pass the cluster of windmills that I have seen in a dream. The scent is sweet in the field though, not the scent of heat, like it had been when it was forced upon me in visions. I gaze down the hill, beyond the small, whitewashed house that I knew would be there. The church looms dark and grim with its rough-hewn, timber façade, capped by tall, oblong spires reaching to the sky. Black, ominous clouds have collected above the roofline, as if Heaven is showing me the way.
Incendiary (The Premonition #4)
Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship’s interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water.
I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position.
Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. “You don’t know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?” A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.
Author of Inescapable: The Premonition Series (Volume 1), Intuition: The Premonition Series (Volume 2), Indebted: The Premonition Series (Volume 3) , and Incendiary: The Premonition Series (Volume 4). Currently working on a fifth novel in the Premonition Series entitled Iniquity.
Amy has written a new YA Dystopian novel entitled, Under Different Stars. This first book in the Kricket Series will be released on December 17, 2013.
I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.