Today on the blog I have TM Franklin, author of Twelve:
A Touch of Magic
Like Michelle, I write in the YA genre, and most of my stories (with the exception of How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You) have some element of the supernatural in them. Sometimes, it’s just a sprinkle, sometimes, as in the MORE Trilogy, it’s a more significant part of the plot. I even include it as a tagline on my website: Adventure, Romance, and a Little Magic.
Why do I write stories like these? The answer is really pretty simple: It’s what I like to read. Not all the time, of course. I enjoy stories grounded right here in the real world, too. But there’s something about that little touch of magic that sparks the imagination – and brings out the kid in all of us.
When I was a child, I used to pretend that I had special powers – that I could fly, or move things with my mind, if I could only concentrate hard enough. Those childhood fantasies were a lot of fun – and a lot of them came from books I enjoyed as a child: What the Witch Left by Ruth Chew, for example. It was the story of two girls who found some seemingly innocuous items in a locked drawer, but each one enabled them to do something amazing. A pair of gloves let them do anything – play the piano, needlepoint – like an expert. A pair of red rubber boots let them walk seven leagues in a single step. I read that book over and over again – wishing I had a crazy old aunt who’d left me something so cool!
So, even now, I like to indulge in those memories and bring back some of those feelings of wonder and awe. The belief that there’s more to the world than we see with our eyes. The possibility of things outside of our realm of understanding. Yeah, it’s an escape, I suppose. But that’s what reading is anyway, isn’t it? A chance to explore other worlds, other lives? And it’s all the more fun if those lives have a touch of magic, at least in my opinion.
The action-packed conclusion to the MORE Trilogy is here!
Ava Michaels is gifted, powerful, and — whether she likes it or not — part of a plot to take over the world.
It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered she has ties to an ancient people living in the shadows of the human world, despite their superior gifts and abilities. A select few don’t like hiding, however, and think it’s time to take control.
Now Ava’s caught up in a conspiracy in the works before she was even born. In fact, her birth was an integral part of the plan. She’s one of the Twelve, the most powerful Race ever created, and they were created for a purpose.
Turns out, Ava doesn’t like being told what to do.
All she wants is to start a new life with her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, but before they can even think about that, they must join forces with former enemies, seek out some powerful new friends, and figure out what exactly the Twelve, and their power-hungry leader, are up to.
Then, they have to find a way to stop them.
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T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.
In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short stories A Piece of Cake and Window, which also won a Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award for Short Story/Fantasy. Her new YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without a paranormal or fantasy element, although she believes love is the best kind of magic.
TWELVE, the final installment in the MORE Trilogy will be released October 9, 2014.
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