Today we spotlight …
The Lost Heir
A new Magical Young Adult Fantasy by Author Allison Whitmore
A Funny and Intriguing Adventure
Isabella Foxworthy was just another girl…until she learned she was an empath, able to read the energy of others. A secret world known as the Violet City lies beneath her family’s hotel in Los Angeles. Through this discovery, Isabella is catapulted into a whirlwind of magic, adventure, and danger. The Violet City holds the key to protecting her stability; her family hotel, her friends, and her very sanity. With morphlings, empaths, and fair folk also comes a powerful entity that twists her mind into knots, threatening everything she loves. Now, Isabella and her new friends—a guitar-playing jock, his gifted but neurotic brother, and a set of over-indulged twins—have until her 16th birthday to save her world with the help of someone who’s been lost for a very long time…the lost Foxworthy heir. But will they find him in time? And will he be a friend or foe? Find it on Amazon
The Lost Heir, excerpt
Isabella gripped her necklace and closed her eyes. She could see a dark place, a city, in her mind. She heard the rumbling of something that sounded like a train. Her heart thumped, filling her with purpose. She turned and immediately gripped the edge of the bookcase and started to climb. “That’s not just a hole in the wall. It’s there for a reason.”
“I don’t think this is such a good idea,” Cleo added.
“Yeah,” Micah agreed. “Izzy, don’t.”
Isabella ignored them and kept climbing. When she got to the top shelf, she heard Seth’s groggy voice. “What are you guys looking at?” Then as if awakened by a bolt of lightning, his next words rang loud and clear, “What the heck, Isabella? Get down from there!”
When Isabella reached the top of the bookcase, she poked one leg through what she now saw was a small door that had sprung open. Her other leg dangled over the side of the bookcase. “Don’t tell me what to do, Seth!” Warmth from her necklace continued, signaling that she was on the right track.
“Okay,” Seth said. “I’ll stop after you come down.”
“Sometimes you gotta take risks, Seth.”
He got up and walked toward the bookshelf. “You gotta take the right risks, so you can get what you want,” he said slowly. Was he humoring her? She didn’t like that.
“Do you have what you want?” she shot back.
“No, but I’m gonna get it. Starting with you coming down from there.”
Isabella sighed. “Don’t you see this? There’s light coming from here?”
“A little bit, but what does that have to do with you trying to kill yourself?”
“The sun was shining full on through that hole when we woke up this morning. Izzy’s kind of blocking it right now,” said Xander.
Isabella ignored them again and looked down into what appeared to be a lit tunnel. It wasn’t light from the sun. It was an artificial light, and she couldn’t see what was below her. But the strange thing was that she did not feel any danger. Turning her body, she slipped her other leg through the little door.
Then the light turned to darkness, and her feet grew heavier and heavier. She screamed when the weight of them pulled her down suddenly.
About the Author
Allison Whitmore is a classic Hollywood fan, lover of great books, and a self-proclaimed “grown up” fan girl. She and her two good friends, Erin Virginia and Grace Arden got together and wrote The Lost Heir. They wanted to bring a story about a kick ass female empath to life, and they did. Allison is also the author of the well-received historical romance, Forget Me Not, a coming-of-age set during the 1930s and 40s. Allison loves to hear from fans so feel free to find her at website www.allisonwhitmore.com.
- Paperback: 366 pages
- Publisher: Booktrope Editions (September 15, 2015)
- Language: English