Windswept

A Novel

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About The Book

“A poignant and heartfelt journey.” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series, on Cold Summer

Every day, Sam endures the same, old subway ride on her way to school, but when she meets a boy named Reid, suddenly her daily commute isn’t so ordinary. Reid has the ability to teleport—or, drift—as he calls it, and for the first time, Sam has the opportunity to see other countries without a passport or plane ticket.

But as their two worlds come together, Sam soon realizes her family has secrets she never knew about, and meeting Reid might have been more than coincidence. For years, there’s been a secret bloody feud between drifters and sliders—two groups of people with different abilities and, at the center of it all, Sam’s own parents, who are now missing in action.

When Sam manifests her own ability, she finds herself in the middle of danger and captured by the people who have also been hunting for her parents. With Reid’s life suddenly in danger because of her, Sam has to figure a way to stop the ongoing war between the families before it costs Reid his life.

Raves and Reviews

Praise for Cold Summer

"Cold Summer is quietly intense, and filled with simple beauty. A story of a girl who has lost her place, a boy lost in time, and the universal pull to find home." —Kristen Simmons, author of Article 5 and Metaltown

"A heart-wrenching ride through past and present, Cold Summer beautifully explores the bonds of family—the ones we're born into, and the ones we choose." —Sarah Marsh, author of Fear the Drowning Deep

“A poignant and heartfelt journey.” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series

"An addictive, emotional, deeply original, and beautifully-written time-travel tale that simultaneously offers up an engrossing plot and complex, real relationships. Just incredible! Read it." —Martina Boone, award-winning author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy

"There's no time like the present in this time-travel romance." —Kirkus Reviews

"Cold Summer is a romance at its heart—a true coming of age. The time travel element is a unique obstacle the lovers must overcome. . . . A good summer pick for fans of romance." —Historical Novel Society

Praise for Ride On

"A dusty, gritty, hair-raising adventure across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It's impossible not to root for Cole's unlikely heroes." —Erin Bowman, author of Vengeance Road and Retribution Rails

"A starkly violent Western with surprising turns of tenderness." —Kirkus Reviews

"Nonstop action quickly turns the book into a page-turner and the well-drawn, complex characters are easy to like. The emotional maturity of the main characters adds depth to what could otherwise be a typical action-story plot and the romance, while understated, rings true. A richly drawn world provides a dim, gloomy context for a bright, intense story. VERDICT: Recommended as a first purchase." —School Library Journal

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