Print Length: 417 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996242015
Publisher: Big Picture Media Inc. (January 14, 20MTV.com20)
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
Praise for THE ASCENDERS SERIES
“Teenage angst like you’ve never seen it before.” —MTV.com
“I wish I could go back and read it again and again – not knowing what would happen.” —MUGGLENET.com, the world’s largest Harry Potter site.
Four beautiful girls. Quadruplets. They are not identical.
But each is named Claire.
Claire V is Clairvoyant—clear seeing with visions of the future.
Claire S is Clairsentient—clear feeling as she embraces another’s pain.
Claire A is Clairaudient—clear hearing to tap into the spirit world.
Claire C is Claircognizant—clear knowing with 100% accuracy.
Born in 1911, they first died together in 1928 at age seventeen. Two months later, they were reborn. And reborn. THE CLAIRES only live to seventeen and then they’re violently murdered. Somewhere in the world, a woman finds out she’s pregnant with quads. The Claires return to a new family as they try to break a curse that guarantees they die young.
It’s current-day Los Angeles, and once again, their seventeenth birthday is looming. Can they save themselves, clean up the streets in the name of penance, and crash their own prom?
The Claires is the first novel spin-off of the best-selling Ascenders Book Saga. Also available in paperback starting on January 14, 2020.
I’m C.L. Gaber, an author and film journalist for the New York Times Syndicate and Chicago Sun Times. I also co-authored Jex Malone series. Originally from Chicago, I make my home in Nevada with my husband, bonus daughter and two unruly dogs.
My husband knows that Ascenders began with me in bathroom half the night writing on tiny notepads because I didn’t want to wake him. When daylight did roll around, I told him, ”Baby, I had the most incredible dream”.
- What is on your nightstand?
Well, I have a picture of my beautiful German Shepherd dog Cody who was my love for 17 wonderful years and Stephen King’s new book, “The Institute,” which is, of course, beyond amazing. Okay, so maybe I have my cup of grapefruit juice there too…the one that really needs to hit the dishwasher (Messy writer!).
- What author would you totally fan?
I’m a huge fan of both J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. I’m a journalist for the New York Times wire, so I’ve been fortunate enough to interview both of them. King taught me that you make rule when you build worlds and stick to them. J.K. told me that she wrote bits of Harry Potter on napkins and little pieces of paper she found in her purse. I love know those little writing details. (I’m also a napkin writer because weirdly I’ve noticed that writers are often out of paper).
- What makes you cringe?
Anyone who hurts animals. And on a lighter note…blue cheese. Ick!
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I’m a plotter. I keep a file of major plot points for future books. Sort of a road map. Sometimes I jump into the middle of this file and write a few pages for a book that’s way in the future. But I also love to go with the flow and allow the characters to take the lead. Maps are good, but it’s even better to swerve off the main road.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Vole. There is a line in the Ascenders books when rebel Daniel Reid tells his love Walker Callaghan: “Embrace the Vole.” It means to take great risks in hopes of great rewards. An Ascenders reader actually made me a blanket with those words on it. I will treasure it forever!
Also, if you have any pictures of your pets, we’d love to see them!
Of course! Here’s my Georgie, my little Labradoodle girl and Colt, my German Shepherd boy. He’s named Colt because the day I got him from a farmer, we both (me and the dog) got to watch a horse give birth! After, I went to give the baby colt (the horse) a carrot and even the dog looked at me like, “Uh, horses when they’re born don’t have teeth. Whoops!