Posted By Amy, MKB Marketing on Wednesday 7th Mar 2012
OMG chapter 1 and 2 are now available to read from Alyson Noel's new novel FATED - the first in the Soul Seeker's series coming 22nd May
Here's Alyson to introduce it for you . . .
I can't tell you how excited I am to introduce you to Daire Santos—the gutsy protagonist of my new YA series, THE SOUL SEEKERS, debuting with FATED on 05.22.12!
After ending THE IMMORTALS series with the publication ofEVERLASTING last summer, I was itching to create a new supernatural world with a brand new cast of characters. And since New Mexico has always been one of my favourite places to visit, with its interesting cultural mix, breathtaking landscapes, and mystical legends, I decided to place my story there, in the fictional town of Enchantment.
The world of THE SOUL SEEKERS is brimming with magick, mystery, and, yes—intoxicating romance! And I have to admit that when I first started writing Daire's journey, I was a little jealous of the life she lived—it's filled with just the kind of excitement and glamour I dreamed of as a kid.
As the daughter of a Hollywood make-up artist, Daire's spent her entire life travelling the globe, moving from movie set to movie set. Getting lost in a Moroccan medina, getting kissed on the Pont Neuf in Paris by a young actor destined for the big time—it all seems so exciting on the surface, but after a lifetime of it, all Daire knows is that she's never attended a real school, never enjoyed a real home-cooked meal, never spent a holiday in a place where she could actually speak the language, and she's never stayed in any one place long enough to make a real friend.
But all of that changes on her sixteenth birthday when the visions and dreams that have plagued her in the past, return with a vengeance, and she is sent to live with the grandmother she has never met but who recognizes the signs as Daire's true calling as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead.
There, on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire will make friends, fall madly in love, and confront an enemy so dark, she's not only forced to embrace her fate as a Seeker, along with the sacrifices that go with it, but also to discover if Dace, the boy from her dreams, is her one true love—her fated one—or if he is allied with the enemy she is destined to destroy.
Every six months brings a new Soul Seekers novel, so be on the lookout for Echo, Mystic, and Horizon, in 2012/13!
I've had so much fun creating this world—I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it!