Published by Crimson Cloak Publishing on June 10 2018
Josie James is an ordinary 13 year old until something extraordinary happens during her summer holidays.
Whilst staying at her great grandmother’s cottage in the country she finds herself swept into the cursed world of Suncroft where it is perpetual winter.
Her new friends believe she could be the Chosen One who it is foretold will lift the curse but there are more pressing matters.
The Teardrops of Summer – magical crystals that render the owner immortal – have been stolen. Along with her telepathic husky-dog Protector Asher and her new friends, Josie must race to find the Teardrops and prevent catastrophe for their world.
The Josie James books is a series of 5 books with Josie aging a year each time. She starts at 13 and will be 18 by the end of the last one. They will all have a similar feel about them, with Josie's end goal of freeing Suncroft from the curse.
Today I have the pleasure to bring to you an excerpt from the book Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer, I mean what a fab title! If you haven’t already, read the blurb above. This is the first in a series, there will be 5 in total! Exciting! So while you mull that over, have a read a piece from the book. What is even better is this is the authors favour part of the book.
Make sure you check out the giveaway and the gorgeous cover at the end.
The first thing you noticed about Josie James was her hair. It was red, not just red, but bright, flame-red and she hated it. When you’re a thirteen-year-old girl trying to blend in and go unnoticed, bright red hair is the last thing you want. Every morning before school, she would tie it up in a bun so as little of it showed as possible, and every day when she got home from school, she would tuck it up under her Baker’s Boy cap. Her mum despaired of her and would sigh
“Your hair is beautiful, Josie,” she would protest. “Why do you cover it up all the time?” But her pleas fell on deaf ears and Josie continued to tuck up any escaping tendrils under her hat or in her bun.
The second thing you noticed about Josie were her eyes. Huge emerald-green eyes that sparkled and twinkled when she smiled. Josie loved her eyes. No one else she’d ever met had green eyes. She often used to question her parents as to where her red hair and green eyes had come from and was continually told that her Great Grandad George was Irish and therefore it came from his side of the family. But, as all the photos of her great grandad were in black and white, she was very sceptical of this and continued to reserve judgement.
Now life was pretty good for Josie. She enjoyed school as much as anyone could enjoy school. She was neither popular nor unpopular. She had a small group of friends who were inseparable and that hung out together whenever they could inside and outside of school. Her parents were relatively well off and, as an only child, she was very close to her mum and dad.
She didn’t have to worry too much about anything and got most of the things she wanted without ever being really spoilt. So apart from the constant trauma of her red hair, Josie was extremely happy.
Wow this sounds awesome, and Josie has red hair! I am sold!!