of the Cicada Trilogy
drape of shadows slipped away, allowing Blair to awaken. And in her heart of
hearts she knew it was true. The unmistakable signs were all around her,
growing within her. She was becoming something more than human. All she could
do was accept the inevitable.
human world,” Blair told her true love, and he held her close, determined never
to give her up. “I’d stay in this darkness forever as long as I could be with
you. Wherever you are … that’s my home.”
Everett meant every word. In fact, he’d willingly give up his own life to
protect the girl he’d always loved.
catastrophic that it could keep them apart forever.
jacket and riding a motorcycle.
secret. Everything about him was mesmerizing – right down to the swirls of ink
that flowed over the smooth muscles across his chest and around his arms. Being
with him was like playing with fire.
within whispered that she really would be separated from everyone and
everything she’d known and loved.
inconsequential town with the smallest most inconsequential name. There in the
shady reaches of the pines, elms, and oaks, she daydreams of adventures and
secrets that she weaves throughout her stories.
She studied literature at University of Houston and is quite sure that
she has the best readers and fans in the whole wide world.
trilogy enter the story at the Sonic in a small, inconsequential, southeast
appears to be a tiny town at the crossroads of IH-45 and FM 1097. Many have nicknamed Willis as a “bedroom
community”, which generally means that most people commute to neighboring towns
as you may have guessed, there’s more to Willis,
Texas than meets the eye. This
mysterious town stretches its arms out into the great Piney Woods like antennae
searching for secrets that lay hidden in the unlikeliest of places. It’s in those places, nestled beneath the
shady canopies of the pines and ancient oaks, you’ll find most of the places my
characters visit in FIREFLY.
for instance, plays a role in the lives of the town folk of Willis and also in
the lives of my main character Blair Reynolds, her family, friends, and even a
foe. For, you see, the murky waters of
Lake Conroe lap at the eastern boundary of the family ranch. Not only has the lake provided hours of
enjoyment in the lives of many of the characters, but it also ends up saving
Blair in the ending chapters of FIREFLY.
If you haven’t visited the lake, you should do so sometime … either on
vacation or by picking up my books!
prepare to travel to unknown territories south of the border, there are a few
stops in Willis where they even bump into actual residents. If you’re considering a weekend trip to
discover where it all happens in FIREFLY, you’ve got to include The Pizza Shack on your list of “must
visit” locations. You can even sit at
the same table where Ash and Blair share a pizza together after a run-in at the
coming-of-age stories, my characters grow and move on to different places. In the case of Blair and her friends, those
places lie deep in the jungles of Brazil where another small, inconsequential
town called Cândido Godói harbors
secrets about the connection between them and the extraterrestrials that have become
a dangerous reality in their lives. But,
to find out more about that, you’ll have to wait for the release of MONARCH in
visit Willis, Texas! Though the town may
seem small, the adventures are quite the opposite!
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