Color Blind # 1
Genre- YA paranormal
By- Penny Miller
All her life Harmony Phillips has felt defective. Growing up in a paranormal community where magikal abilities come from the wavelengths of color, a color blind girl is worthless, and they haven't let her forget it. No one but her adoptive parents, Charlie a Were-Lion and Sarah a Witch, along with her best friend Tesch, a Siren, have ever given her an ounce of esteem. When a fit of outrage unlocks the color yellow to her eyes, Harmony passes out cold with shock over her eggs and accidentally glamours her nemesis Challen Parks into a cowardly golden retriever. As other colors unfold before her eyes, so do new abilities. Love and friendship get turned upside down as Harmony struggles to have faith in people, discovering they are not always as they seem. The misfit becomes the outlaw as she is once again different from everyone else. What began as joy turns to peril when the paranormal Council finds out she is more than a Witch, or a Were or a Fae... oh my.
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Top 5 Favorite Authors
There are many authors that I have enjoyed reading over the course of my 45 years. Too many to count. Trust me, I have read A LOT of books and it seems a shame not to be able to brag on them all. But I was asked for my Top 5. So, I made this list according to those that I have shelled out my own, hard won coin for. I wanted the entire series at my fingertips rather than depend on the local library having them available when I wanted to read them. These are the storytellers that grace my personal bookshelf. I have read and re-read these authors because their stories never get old to me.
- When I grow up (in a writer sense) I want to be Laurell K Hamilton! My godz she is awesome. I love how she blends the paranormal with the “real” world. And she has some of the most witty repartee between her characters. One of my favorite quotes of her character Anita Blake- Vampire Executioner extraordinaire, please excuse my paraphrasing. “Some women think that the quickest way to a man’s heart is in the kitchen. I think seven inches of silver through his ribs is faster.”
- Robert Asprin- Okay, I love a good pun, heck I even like a bad one. Mr. Asprin writes the Myth-Adventure series that is full of both! I enjoy laughing with and at the characters of these books.It’s one of those things that you’ll just have to trust me on. If you have a twisted and ironic sense of humor like I do, as well as desire for a break from the norm, give these books a shot. Long Live Skeeve the Great and his partner The Wizard Ahz.
- Of course I love J.K. Rowling, duh. I waited in line in Walmart for hours for the last Harry Potter book, and took it home and read it all in fifteen hours. (Shameful secret #21 Yes, I have called in sick to work so I could finish reading a book.) But even if I hadn’t loved her books I’d still include her on my list for the sheer magnitude of what she accomplished. She went from being a single mother on public assistance to one of the biggest literary bombshells of the century. May I be so talented and lucky.
- I have always loved a steamy historical romance and Bertrice Small writes stories so hot your headboard will catch on fire. I mean it, she takes the classic romance formula, covers it in exotic spices, adds a big dose of ghost pepper sauce and serves up novels that never bore me.
- Last but not least, the dynamic duo of Tracy Hickman and Margaret Wies. They are the creators and writers of Dragonlance. Back in the day, I played Dungeons and Dragons with the best group of roleplayers any teenage girl could hope to have. The Dragonlance Chronicles were our bible. We all had our favorite characters from the series. I myself was quite in love with Raistlin Majere the Mage. Other people talk about Tolkien his work, but it was Hickman and Weis that opened the door to fantasy adventure for me. I found my place by the fires of the Inn of the Last Home and never left. I keep hoping Fizban and Tasslehoff Burfoot will stop by and see me there. We can all go adventuring together.
About the Author-
Penny Miller is a born and bred Oklahoman. She has a nursing degree from Eastern Penny Miller Oklahoma State College and is a Registered Nurse in addition to being an author. Penny wrote her first short story complete with illustrations when she was seven-years-old and has been writing ideas and bits of dialogue ever since. As a child, her mother regularly read to her classic faery tales. It was those stories that ignited her imagination and attraction to the magical and whimsical. With her three children Robert, Amy and Cheyenne, she carried on the tradition of introducing them to fantasy and other worlds through stories. Three years ago, she co-authored erotic romance e-books under the pseudonym Jp Archer. At that time her daughters asked her when she was going to write stories they could read. Penny went to her keyboard and dug in and her debut solo novel, Color Blind, was born. Most importantly, creating a story in the Young
Adult/Paranormal genre is where she found her true voice as a writer. She hopes readers will become fans of her heroine Harmony Phillips and follow her story through the next phases; Colorful and Colorless.
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