by Karice Bolton
Create Space/ Self-published
Pub. Date: June 25, 2012
It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order… that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.
When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving, is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.
With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.
Author of Lonely Souls, Karice Bolton, has stopped by today to answer a few questions. Be sure to say ‘hi’!
I love witches and started coming up with this series while I was still writing the first book in The Watchers Trilogy. Something I was really excited about adding to this series was archery. My family manufactured archery equipment, so I basically grew up with a bow in my hand. I enjoyed archery, but I was the odd man out just about all the time when my friends were discussing their hobbies or the sports that they were participating in! However, we had an indoor range so once they’d give it a try they’d often love it! I knew it would be so much fun to incorporate a bit of archery into my storyline and it really was.
Keep an open mind and an open heart.
The magic! I loved writing about the dark arts versus white magic and the thin line between them in the Witch Avenue world. I had a great time with the spells and creatures beginning to expose themselves in Lonely Souls.
I have the next several books mapped out, and I’m so excited to bring in some darker elements! There are some really scary things underway in Triss and Logan’s world.
When I’m not writing I love to cook, bake, garden, ski, hike, read anything I can, and spend time with my hubby and bullies.