Leachville, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/07/2014 -- While most authors use their debut novel to do nothing but test the literary waters, author J.L. Clayton is quickly proving that a first release is also an opportunity to rival a genre’s bestsellers. ‘A Spark of Magic’, part one of the ‘Chosen Saga’ is delighting fans as one young woman struggles more than most to find her place in the world.
Inspired by the Twilight series to start writing, Clayton is rapidly quenching the thirsts of a market demanding narratives that blur the lines between fact and fiction. Thankfully, Clayton achieves this with gusto.
MAGIC IS STIRRING UP LUST, ROMANCE, DANGER—AND REVEALING LONG-HIDDEN TRUTHS.
Charlize, aka Charlie, is moving yet again, to a new city, a new school…new everything. Her family is always moving, but this time, it doesn’t seem so bad! Charlie is turning sixteen, finally making friends, and crushing on some seriously hot guys. Plus, said hot guys’ feelings seem to be mutual… This is the happiest Charlie has been in a very long time. But she does have a little problem.
Charlie is having bizarre, dark, eerie dreams, and she knows deep down that the feelings these dreams provoke, which seem to consume her, cannot be normal. There is a sexy male voice invading her dreams, and now it seems it is invading her waking hours too. The voice is compelling, hauntingly mesmerizing, and overwhelmingly beautiful. Charlie doesn’t care if this dream voice is good or bad; she just knows she wants to hear more.
Now, Charlie is on a journey to discover who and what she really is, and to uncover the reason her family moves so frequently. Charlie knows this is going to be one crazy, fun ride. But something big is about to happen, and it will end up changing what she believed was real and what truly is…
“My goal is to blur the lines between fantasy and romance,” admits Clayton. “They’re two genres that are often incorporated into novels but keep their distance. By crashing them together in dramatic fashion, I’m able to produce narratives that proudly stand as wholly-unique.”
Continuing, “The story naturally resonates with young adults that experience some of the same life challenges as Charlie, but the book was written for all ages. Reader feedback to date has been impressive to say the least.”
Clayton isn’t exaggerating. For example, Reader Sarah comments, “J.L. Clayton has me mesmerized and hooked into the life of a 16 year old. This book is interesting and keeps you rooting for so many different characters. Definitely a page turner!!!! Hurry up with Book 2!”
Cindy Crawford adds, “I love this book. It just gets better and better as you read through it. I read a lot, I am a retired jr. High librarian, and I wish I had this book to steer students to who enjoyed the Twilight series. Now just looking forward to the next book in Chosen.”
Syrena Duffel would like the story to follow Twilight onto the big screen; “I absolutely love this book. Way to go JR Clayton. I could not put this book down. Kept wanting to see what was going to happen next and trust me I cannot wait for the next one. I am on the edge of my seat to see what is going to happen. This book would make an awesome movie.”
‘A Spark Of Magic’, published by Outskirts Press, is available now: http://amzn.to/VKABwM, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-spark-of-magic-j-l-clayton/1119379685?ean=2940149349265.
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About the author, in her own words:
I live in a small town and work at the local post office; I deliver mail every day with a smile on my face. My husband, Robert, and I have a 15-year-old daughter, Shyla. I was inspired by the Twilight series to start writing and now my first novel, A Spark of Magic: Chosen Saga Book One is out there for the world to read!