Today Kara Swanson and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE, which releases June 1, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the eBook!
On to the reveal!
Title: THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE
Author: Kara Swanson
Pub. Date: June 1, 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Formats: Paperback, eBook
All her life Fern has been told she is blind to realityâbut what if she is the only one who can truly see?
Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, thatâs what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles. Desperate to appear ânormal,â she represses the young man flickering at the edge of her awarenessâa blond warrior only she can see.
Tristan was Fernâs childhood imaginary hero, saving her from monsters under her bed and outside her walls. As she grew up and his secret world continued to bleed into hers, however, it only caused catastrophe. But, when the city is rocked by the unexplainable, Fern is forced to consider the possibility that this young man isnât a hallucination after allâand that the creature who decimated his world may be coming for hers.
On television, they never tell you how cold it is.
They might show you the dimly lit room or the hard, uninviting chairsâstark reminders that you have no power here. They may depict the lonesome table separating you from the elderly agent with the stone-grey eyes. But those cop shows never depict what a chilly affair an FBI interrogation truly is. If their aim is to make this process as intimidating as possibleâitâs working.
I wrap my hands around bare shoulders, fingertips far colder than the skin exposed by my red tank top. Brilliant move, Fern. Wear a scarf, but forget your jacket. Stifling a shudder, I try to meet the sharp gaze of Agent Barstow standing rigidly across from me.
âI donât know where youâre from, miss Johnsonâbut in LA, state-of-the-art buildings donât just crumble.â His voice is gravelly, matching the jagged lines of his dark skin and weathered face.
âFederal buildings, no less. There one minute and the nextâ¦destroyed.â
His tone chills me even more, and I tug nervously on my scarf. His arms slowly unwind from his chest as he takes a deliberate two steps toward me. âWeâve had everyone on the disasterâCIA, local police, firemenâ¦heck, we even called NASA. No one can find a plausible reason why a skyscraper, in excellent repair, would collapse like that. No one, that is, except you.â
I fight the urge to bolt for the door as he leans down, palms flat on the table, so close I can make out the creases on his dark suit. âYou warned us of an attack in that area two weeks ago. How did you know?â
I suck in a deep breath as his voice lowers, dark fists tightening on the edge of the table. âAre you involved with a terrorist organization?â
I almost laugh at his words, at how they couldnât be farther from the truth. Iâm here to save LA, not destroy it. To save everyone. And I donât have much timeânone of us do. If I canât gain this manâs trust, a shattered building is nothing compared to what will come next.
âNo, sir.â I shove my shaking hands beneath my legs as I glimpse a pair of lucid blue eyes over the agentâs shoulder. They shouldnât be thereâand I know not to stare. But those eyes that only I can see are the reason I warned the FBI in the first place. Their owner the reason Iâm even sitting in this room.
Licking my lips, I keep my attention on Barstow. Iâve wanted this for years. Someone to listen. Really listen. And itâs the FBI, no less. Be careful here.
When I open my mouth, the words are calm and steady. I hope theyâre convincingâthey have to be convincing. âI knew about the incident, Agent Barstow, because my friend warned me.â Throat suddenly dry, I look away. âMy imaginary friend.
As the daughter of missionaries, KARA SWANSON spent sixteen years of her young life in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped suddenly into a unique new world, she quickly fell in love with the speculative genre and was soon penning stories herself.
At seventeen, she independently published a fantasy novel, Pearl of Merlydia. She has since published many articles, including one in the Encounter magazine. Kara received the Mount Hermon Most Promising Teen Writer Award in 2015. You can find her on Facebook as Kara Swanson, Author, or attempting to be artistic over on Instagram (@karaswanson_author). When sheâs not creating new stories and placing characters in peril, sheâs probably binge-watching Marvel movies, playing with her huskies, reading till two in the morning or experimenting with a dairy-free mocha Frappuccino (skills, Iâm telling you).
(1) winner will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card, US Only.
(1) will receive an Advanced eBook Copy of THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE, International.
a Rafflecopter giveaway