Monday, August 5, 2013

Cover Reveal - Awakening by Christy Dorrity (Book One of The Geis)

What It's About
. . .because some Celtic stories won’t be contained in myth.

A little magic has always run in sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery’s family—at least that’s what she’s been told. McKayla’s eccentric Aunt Avril travels the world as a clairvoyant 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 just moved to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has an amazing 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 the valley in pursuit of the supernatural killer that she has been chasing her entire career, people in the valley begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most dear are threatened. When an ancient curse, known as a geis, awakens powers that defy explanation, McKayla is forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.

A thrilling first novel, Awakening is a gripping contemporary fantasy rife with magic, romance, and mystery.

Awakening: Book One of The Geis by Christy Dorrity
Publication date: September 24th 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy

Christy 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 Book Blogger’s Cookbooks. Christy is a champion Irish dancer and when she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.

Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Twitter


  1. Wow, look at those nails! Hate to make her mad.

  2. There are some cool elements in that novel. :)

    Congrats! And, yeah, crazy manicure. :P

  3. Wouldn't want her to scratch my back lol

  4. This book looks amazing. Seriously.

    My kind of story!

  5. A most interesting cover and in a local I'm familiar with. Exciting.

  6. Now if that cover doesn't catch your attention, you're just not looking in the right direction. I love the mix of mystery, myth and mystique in the blurb.

  7. Beautiful and creepy cover. Is she Wolverine's distant cousin? The blurb's great too.

  8. Sounds GREAT! Congrats to Christy!

  9. Donna, thanks so much for helping spread the word. And I am feeling so great right now from all of the generous comments! Thanks for all of the support.

  10. Wow, what an intriguing and unique premise! Sounds seriously awesome. I will add it to my Goodreads to-read!

  11. That does sound good! Very suspenseful, and like it has lots of fun plot twists. The cover looks nice and spooky, too.

  12. Oo, nice colors on that cover! :)


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