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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Can one lightning strike change everything? Bleeder (The Threshold Novels #1) by Christi J. Whitney

What happens when lightning strikes?
Seventeen-year-old Selene Windell doesn’t remember. But ghosts of her accident haunt her – fragments of memories, deep-rooted fears, and a freakish electrical curse she can’t shake.


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What happens when lightning strikes?

Seventeen-year-old Selene Windell doesn’t remember. But ghosts of her accident haunt her – fragments of memories, deep-rooted fears, and a freakish electrical curse she can’t shake.

Can one lightning strike change everything?

Phoebus, a trained soldier from the dimension of Threshold, knows something threatens his homeland. In one flash of light, a girl from the Otherside sees his face, and he has to act – not only to protect the secrecy of his world, but also to protect himself.

Selene wants answers, and the mysterious new boy in town has them. Phoebus has a duty, and the strange Othersider girl stands in his way.

But will they be able to navigate their dark pasts and unrelenting connection before sinister creatures infiltrate Threshold and destroy far more than Selene’s small coastal town?

GUEST POST
Why Fantasy? 

I’m often asked why I choose to write fantasy books.

First of all, I will say that I have nothing against other genres. I love reading all kinds of books and stories, from classic literature to modern. But when it comes to writing, I’ve always leaned towards fantasy.

Perhaps it goes back to when I was eight years old and stumbled upon a copy of The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis in my elementary school library. Stepping into that world with all those creatures and characters certainly influenced me from a young age.

The more fantasy I read, the more I came to appreciate it. Not only did these stories provide me with the escapism I loved, but with these stories, the sky was truly the limit. There were so many worlds to explore and creatures and characters to meet. But within the story, there was always something about the human experience to be found: a commentary, a lesson, an observation. And the characters didn’t even have to be human to teach me something about being human.

So when it came time for me to write, there was no question what kinds of stories I wanted to tell. Whether it’s high fantasy, urban fantasy, or magical fantasy, there is just so much to tell. Writing fantasy allows me to be a kid again and to experience new worlds through those eager eyes.

About the author:
Christi J. Whitney is a former high school theatre director with a weakness for sci-fi/fantasy conventions and superhero films. She loves a hot cup of coffee, a plate of sushi, and a good book—though not necessarily in that order.

Christi is the author of the YA fantasy series The Romany Outcasts, which includes the novels Grey, Shadow, and Midnight (published with HarperCollinsUK). Christi lives outside of Atlanta with her husband and two sons. When not spending time with family or taking a ridiculous number of trips to Walt Disney World, Christi can be found directing plays for the theatre, making costumes for both stage and cosplay, geeking out over Doctor Who, defending the house of green and silver, and always pretending she’s a tad bit British.


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