About the author:
I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and a multi-published author. I write YA, MG, paranormal, dystopian, and horror. My YA paranormal romance prequel novelette, NEW PRIDE, and YA pararom, SHIFTING PRIDE, is available NOW by Etopia Press! My YA dystopians, ENDURE and EVOKE, are coming soon from Etopia Press. My YA adventure, ZODIAC COLLECTOR, is coming 2014 by Spencer Hill Press.
For almost-16 year-old Anne Devans, the annual Renaissance Faire means
three things—her dad spending weeks in the smithy, her bipolar mom
doing some manic costume making, and another ruined birthday for her
and her twin sister, Mary.
This year, Anne wants things to be different, and she's going to do
things her way.
On the eve of the Faire, Anne (along with a reluctant Mary) conjures
up a spell that will make their 16th birthday party a whirlwind event.
Little do they know that it's a literal request.
After the mini tornado in their room subsides, the girls realize
they've invoked the power of the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux.
That's the good news. The bad news is they also caught the attention
of a sorceress named Zeena who has been collecting children born under
each Zodiac Sign to enhance her power. Once she captures Anne and
Mary, Gemini twins, the entire Zodiac—and the world—will be hers.
Anne leads the fight against Zeena, but her one-sided decisions could
throw them into a world so far from home, even the Renaissance Faire
would seem like a brilliant vacation. Between managing their new
Zodiac powers, dodging their manic mother and trying to stop Zeena,
they'll get a 16th birthday they'll never forget.