Swirling Secrets, #1
~Released: February 1st, 2016
~Length: 288 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to the naturally bizarre visage she can't seem to get rid of- she's an odd duck.
Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it's nothing compared to what's coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun. Fate, has other plans.
Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it's loyal members: They've enlisted Magnhild's cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts, ones she didn't think anyone knew about. Overnight, she's dragged into a world, and a war, the normal world doesn't even know exist. The bait: reuniting her with her mother, who's supposed to be dead.
Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces. She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation.
Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first becoming herself, accepting her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life...
Roze Wallin is a takes-no-prisoners Renasance woman, an eccentrically free-spirited maverick, and all around goofball extraordinaire. With an intense passion for life and learning, she has a knack for delving into unique areas of interest. Music is her true lifeblood, while books fuel her edacious imagination, providing her with the perfect escape and adventure. Her bubbly personality makes it difficult for her to sit still, giving her plenty of energy to dance, run, and sometimes even fly.
When she's not exploring something or somewhere new, she can be found indulging in one of her many hobbies. She loves creating new things, spending most of her time on various art projects, cooking, writing, working on classic VWs, or daydreaming. Roze's greatest joys come from laughing with her family, snuggling with her pets, walking in nature, and driving anywhere she can.
While she currently lives in New Mexico with her best friend and hubby of nearly a decade, they are nomads at heart, and can't wait to experience new places soon. As Spiritual Christians, they both love exploring God's world, and cherish any time they're able to travel. Animals are a necessity in their life, and although they currently have four dogs, a cat, a family of bunnies, an iguana and a turtle, they fully plan to add more furry and scaly critters to their home soon.
Roze's debut novel, Desi Pere, is the first book in her Swirling Secrets trilogy, releasing February 1st, 2016. She enjoys connecting with interesting new people - please feel free to sign up for her newsletter, and catch her on social media!
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While writing Desi Pere, I had music on pretty much 24/7. I get far too distracted if I don’t have music to focus, and ended up making a fairly lengthy playlist. I’ve listed the link to my spotify playlist below, as that’s probably the easiest way to share all the music that went into inspiring me while writing this book. It’s the playlist for the entire series, and is now serving as my source of focus-educing inspiration for the sequel!
Smoke rose into the air, sparks lifting with it, floating in serene grace, making her wish she could float away with them. She watched the flames breathe and move, hypnotized by their dance, ignoring the world outside the flickering light her little fire had made. She sat in solitude, hedged in by acres of sheltering trees and wilderness, silently letting the flame dry her fallen tears, making way for fresh ones to carve new paths down her cheeks. She couldn't do it any more, not after what happened. That day had been the nail in the coffin of her hope, and as she quietly let the pain stream down her face, she wished for death's release.