Tuesday, November 18, 2014

COMPULSON: now released!

The beautiful Martina Boone
Hi all, I've transformed from a California resident to an Oregon one the past few weeks, and I'm pretty much settled in my new home. But boy, am I behind on all things writing-related!

My blogger/writer friend Martina Boone has written a YA Southern Gothic novel that I can't wait to read. It was released October 28, and it's called COMPULSION. As Martina describes it: "Like everything else I write, COMPULSION combines the slightly twisted ordinary with the extraordinary and fantastic. Beneath the veneer of even the happiest of families, there's often something very dangerous. Throw in a curse, a little magic, some jealousy, and centuries of tradition, and it all comes to a boiling point."


Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.

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 somehow seems to know 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.


“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

Some order links:
IndieBound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Walmart | Target | Book Depository (free worldwide shipping)

Add COMPULSION to your Goodreads reading list by visiting THIS LINK.

Martina is also the founder of the very popular writing blog: Adventures in YA Publishing. Writing insights galore are featured on this blog, as well as fantastic and frequent book giveaways.

Visit Martina's website and see the trailer for COMPULSION by clicking HERE!
Follow her on Twitter here: @MartinaABoone

Have you heard of Martina's book, or have you purchased it already?
Do you enjoy reading—or writing—books with magical, eerie twists in them?
Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse. Isn't that a great tagline?

Hey. Blogger won't let me shift my images/photos to anywhere lower in my post. Anyone else having this specific technical problem? It's most annoying...


  1. Ooh, this sounds so good! I have not heard about it before. I'm so glad you're all settled in Oregon - and WAHOO - I see that The Body Institute is coming out from Entangled Teen - Yay and congratulations!

  2. Congrats on publishing your novel, Martina. Compulsion seems to be the perfect title for the book's plot. That synopsis is intriguing and this line is just beautiful. "When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels."

    I hope your books "fly off shelves" into readers hands or catch fire on Kindle. I will mark this as a to-be-read.

  3. Yay for Martina! I'm so excited about her book.

    Take things easy around the move, eh? I just went through that...twice, and I don't want you to keel over. =)

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

  4. I love the cover and the story sounds amazing. Congrats to Martina.

  5. So excited for Martina! And she did so much to help celebrate her debut.

  6. Compulsion sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it!

  7. Wow! This sounds wonderful, and I love the cover! Best of luck to Martina with her release!

  8. As you know, I love those magical, eerie twists in the stories I read.


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