A young, budding witch, trying to manage life under both the watchful eyes of her Coven and high school socialites.
A boy with a rugged past and uncertain future.
And a tremendous inner power that can either destroy or save them.
Today, we are excited to show you the cover for She's Powerful Trouble by Charlotte-based author Taylor Hartley. This bewitching addition is the start of a new and riveting paranormal romance series, and set to release on May 28, 2019.
"A ROMANCE THAT COULD RIP THE WORLD APART...
The Mothers of Mariah Stark’s Coven insist she possesses an evil power. Mariah’s attempts to pull flowers from the Earth or heal injuries result in killing fields of crops and scorching flesh instead. Called away by a prophecy, the young witch learns she must cloak her magic to protect her Sisters and their secret. But despite her best efforts, Mariah fails at maintaining a low profile in Wicker Creek, North Carolina. Now, as Mariah navigates her senior year of high school, vicious town darling Shelley Stallings and her minions seek to reveal Mariah for the witch they believe her to be. Such exposure could ruin the magical world—if Mariah doesn’t destroy it first.
While Finn Shepherd may not have magical powers, he’s on his own path to self-destruction. Struggling to cope with his father’s death, he abandons his passions for swimming and sketching and seeks solace in drugs, pissing away his chances at graphic design school as he lashes out at the people who love him most. His tunnel-vision blinds him—so he never sees Mariah coming.
What follows is a cycle of fated encounters. Mariah’s powers soften as she grows closer to Finn, and she wonders: is he destined to save her from her ravenous inner darkness? And Mariah reminds Finn of who he used to be and the future he might pursue. But as Shelley relentlessly taunts Mariah, the dark side of her magic takes on a mind of its own…threatening anyone in its wake and driving Mariah to a choice that might unleash a force strong enough to shatter both the magical and ordinary worlds…"
Synopsis from Goodreads—be sure to add She's Powerful Trouble to your to-be-read lists!
About the author:
"Taylor Hartley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. Inspired largely by J.K. Rowling and Madeline L’Engle, she started writing stories when she was eight years old and never looked back. She only ever wanted two things: to bring new characters to life and to share her love of words with the world. That led her to the classroom, where she teaches English to high school students—and hopes she leaves a lasting impression.
When she’s not reading, writing, or teaching, Taylor loses herself in the variety of characters available on Netflix, spends a decent amount of time on the rowing machine, and drinks Chai tea lattes like they’re water. She loves weekly Sunday night dinners with her father, crisp fall afternoons, and long runs on scenic greenways. An eternal lover of the em dash and the Oxford comma, Taylor lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Aaron, who also teaches English. She writes in honor of her mother, whose fierce spirit ignites her imagination and brightens her world every day."
More on Hartley and She's Powerful Trouble on her website here.