Haven by Mary Lindsey
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”
Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s use to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.
Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running rom trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.
Ancient magic and modern society collide in a sexy, spellbinding romance perfect for fans of C. C. Hunter and Maggie Stiefvater that proves sometimes beauty is the beast…
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Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband. Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 “pet” Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the “pet” roaches found a home… somewhere else.
- What is on your nightstand?
My phone, reading glasses, an Eos, and a plush anteater (my favorite animal).
- What author would you totally fan?
Stephen King, not only because The Shining was my first taste of horror, but because of his openness about his process and shortcomings. He’s real and his book, On Writing, is inspirational for any aspiring or established author. I’d no doubt squeal and/or do something embarrassing if I met him.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
My process depends on the project. Some projects, like Haven, have more intricate plots revolving around mysteries, so an outline and stepping back occasionally helps a lot. Others seem to flow better if allowed to go their own way in long, continuous writing marathons. I find the ones not outlined end up with heavier edits.
- Is there a word you love to use?
I love the word, “yes.” I tend to overuse “actually” in conversation. I overuse “just” in writing. I go through and do a word search for it after I finish the draft and cut as many as I can.
Also, if you have any pictures of your pet you would like to share, please attach them. My readers love animals!
This is Annabel and Bonnie. Both are Cairn terriers and are half-sisters. They are my best buddies.
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