Thursday, March 9, 2017
**Giveaway** THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE by Kara Swanson **Cover Reveal**
Today Kara Swanson and Rockstar Book
Tours are revealing the cover for THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE, which releases June
1, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card
and a copy of the eBook!
On to the reveal!
GIRL WHO COULD SEE
Author: Kara Swanson
Pub. Date: June 1, 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
All her life Fern has been told she is
blind to reality—but what if she is the only one who can truly see?
Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, that’s
what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step
away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles.
Desperate to appear “normal,” she represses the young man flickering at the
edge of her awareness—a blond warrior only she can see.
Tristan was Fern’s childhood imaginary
hero, saving her from monsters under her bed and outside her walls. As she grew
up and his secret world continued to bleed into hers, however, it only caused
catastrophe. But, when the city is rocked by the unexplainable, Fern is forced
to consider the possibility that this young man isn’t a hallucination after
all—and that the creature who decimated his world may be coming for hers.
On television, they never tell you how
cold it is.
They might show you the dimly lit room
or the hard, uninviting chairs—stark reminders that you have no power here.
They may depict the lonesome table separating you from the elderly agent with
the stone-grey eyes. But those cop shows never depict what a chilly affair an
FBI interrogation truly is. If their aim is to make this process as
intimidating as possible—it’s working.
I wrap my hands around bare shoulders,
fingertips far colder than the skin exposed by my red tank top. Brilliant move,
Fern. Wear a scarf, but forget your jacket. Stifling a shudder, I try to meet
the sharp gaze of Agent Barstow standing rigidly across from me.
“I don’t know where you’re from, miss
Johnson—but in LA, state-of-the-art buildings don’t just crumble.” His voice is
gravelly, matching the jagged lines of his dark skin and weathered face.
“Federal buildings, no less. There one minute and the next…destroyed.”
His tone chills me even more, and I tug
nervously on my scarf. His arms slowly unwind from his chest as he takes a
deliberate two steps toward me. “We’ve had everyone on the disaster—CIA, local
police, firemen…heck, we even called NASA. No one can find a plausible reason
why a skyscraper, in excellent repair, would collapse like that. No one, that
is, except you.”
I fight the urge to bolt for the door as
he leans down, palms flat on the table, so close I can make out the creases on
his dark suit. “You warned us of an attack in that area two weeks ago. How did
I suck in a deep breath as his voice
lowers, dark fists tightening on the edge of the table. “Are you involved with
a terrorist organization?”
I almost laugh at his words, at how they
couldn’t be farther from the truth. I’m here to save LA, not destroy it. To
save everyone. And I don’t have much time—none of us do. If I can’t gain this
man’s trust, a shattered building is nothing compared to what will come next.
“No, sir.” I shove my shaking hands
beneath my legs as I glimpse a pair of lucid blue eyes over the agent’s
shoulder. They shouldn’t be there—and I know not to stare. But those eyes that
only I can see are the reason I warned the FBI in the first place. Their owner
the reason I’m even sitting in this room.
Licking my lips, I keep my attention on
Barstow. I’ve wanted this for years. Someone to listen. Really listen. And it’s
the FBI, no less. Be careful here.
When I open my mouth, the words are calm
and steady. I hope they’re convincing—they have to be convincing. “I knew about
the incident, Agent Barstow, because my friend warned me.” Throat suddenly dry,
I look away. “My imaginary friend.
As the daughter of missionaries, KARA
SWANSON spent sixteen years of her young life in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
Able to relate with characters dropped suddenly into a unique new world, she
quickly fell in love with the speculative genre and was soon penning stories
At seventeen, she independently
published a fantasy novel, Pearl of
Merlydia. She has since published many articles, including one in the Encounter magazine. Kara received the
Mount Hermon Most Promising Teen Writer
Awardin 2015. You can find her on Facebook as Kara Swanson, Author, or
attempting to be artistic over on Instagram (@karaswanson_author). When she’s
not creating new stories and placing characters in peril, she’s probably
binge-watching Marvel movies, playing with her huskies, reading till two in the
morning or experimenting with a dairy-free mocha Frappuccino (skills, I’m
(1) winner will receive a $5 Amazon Gift
Card, US Only.
(1) will receive an Advanced eBook Copy
of THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE, International.