Since I’m deep in revisions for THE SEVENTH HEIR (book two in the Library Jumpers trilogy), I thought I’d share the characters I’ve been living with for years now. They’ve become a big part of my life and, at times, I forget they exist only in my mind and live only within the pages of my novel. Here’s a mini-synopsis for LIBRARY JUMPERS.
Sixteen-year-old Gia Kearns would rather spar with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather-clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, busts her staring at him while she’s with her friends researching for their summer essays.
When he suddenly disappears, Gia swipes the book he abandoned and unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a gateway book linking the world’s libraries, where hidden behind bookcases lies a magical world and a rising evil that will alter both the Mystik and human realms, returning them to a time when frightening creatures openly roamed the earth and fed on humans.
Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t struggling to fit into her new life as a Sentinel—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—or busy resisting forbidden love. But as the threat from an exiled wizard seeking revenge rises, Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before they’re both destroyed.
So without further ado, I give you the cast of LIBRARY JUMPERS…
Gianna “Gia” Kearns
Battle Globe: unknown
Description: Athletic bookworm with a fear of traffic and an affection for Root Beer Lipsmackers.
“Are you afraid of me? ’Cause you should be. I’m the one Agnost foretold.”
Battle Globe: Red (Fire)
Description: Leader, strong silent type, and fiercely loyal.
“Friends don’t think of each other the way I think of you. As it is, I can’t sleep at night worrying about you being here. The danger you face.”
Description: High wizard’s son, the “rock star” of the Mystik world, and compassionate.
“I’m falling for you, Gia, and with time, I’ll prove to you we belong together. Go ahead and have your fun with Arik, but it’s my arms you’ll end up in one day. I’ll wait for you.”
Gia’s Best Boy Friend
Description: Sarcastic, careless, a goof, and protective of his friends.
“No joke. She’s fiery.” … “Good thing I like spicy.”
Description: Beautiful, fashionista with attitude, and popular with the guys.
“This is so antiquated. But, hey, the boy is smoldering. I say go for it.”
Battle Globe: Green (Wind)
Description: Joker, flirtatious, and has a hidden sensitive side.
“You needn’t be frightened, sweet. I’ll take care of you.”
Battle Globe: Yellow (Lightning)
Description: Blunt, cunning, and graceful.
“No worries, ducky. We keep the Mystiks from entering your world, and we take care of the naughty ones.”
Battle Globe: Purple (Stun)
Description: Quiet, reflective, and would rather negotiate than fight.
“You only lose what you choose to lose.”
Battle Globe: Blue (Water)
Description: Caring, optimistic, and a friend to all.
“I will fight until my last breath for all that is good.”
The gateways between the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor dangers.