From the author of the “Book Blogger’s Cookbooks” comes a thrilling debut novel based in Celtic mythology. “Awakening” is a gripping young adult fantasy rife with magic, romance, and mystery.
The novel follows the tale of McKayla McCleery. A little magic has always run in 16-year-old’s family - at least that’s what she’s been told. McKayla’s eccentric Aunt Avril travels the world as a psychic for the FBI, and her mother can make amazing delicacies out of the most basic of ingredients. But McKayla doesn't think for a second that the magic is real—it’s just good storytelling. Besides, McKayla doesn’t need magic. She recently moved to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has a best friend, a solo in her upcoming ballet recital - and the gorgeous guy in her physics class keeps looking her way.
When an unexpected fascination with Irish dance leads McKayla to seek instruction from the mute, crippled janitor at her high school, she learns that her family is not the only one with unexplained abilities. After Aunt Avril comes to Star Valley in pursuit of a supernatural killer, people begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most dear are threatened. When the janitor reveals that an ancient curse, known as a geis, has awakened deadly powers that defy explanation, McKayla is forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.
In 2011, IrishCentral Irish dance blogger Christy Dorrity published a set of literary cookbooks known as “The Book Blogger’s Cookbooks” in an experiment to see if self-publishing would be a viable pathway to publication. The cookbooks have sold over 120,000 copies to date.
Dorrity lives in the mountains with her husband, five children, and a cocker spaniel. She grew up on a trout ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming, and is the author of The Geis series for young adults, and The Book Blogger’s Cookbooks. Dorrity is a champion Irish dancer and when she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.
"Awakenings" is availabe on Amazon and at all good retailers.