May 21, 2018
Right on the heels of some very successful book releases (The Bone Roses by Kathryn Lee Martin hit #1 in Steampunk three days in a row and Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced maintained ranking in its Top 100 Categories for two weeks straight) we are very pleased to formally introduce you to three, brilliant new additions to The Parliament House Family, authors of diverse backgrounds and walks of life who will bring more fabulous culture to our fantastical worlds : 🙌🙌🙌🙌
Tracy Auerbach is the author of TWO brand new fantasy titles, THE SIN SOLDIERS, and SONS OF FIRE:
SONS OF FIRE:
Keegan’s life is difficult. When his father, the Demon King of Fire, attempted to produce an heir, a surge of light energy interrupted the process. One tiny piece of the newly forming demon broke off. That piece is Keegan. For years, he has attempted to lay low, watching from the shadows as his monstrous brother Aidan, the true Prince of Fire, is groomed for the throne.
The shaky status quo of Keegan’s existence is shattered when one of his father’s power plays goes horribly wrong. He finds himself cast to Earth, forced to work together with a suddenly powerless Aidan. They must cooperate to complete a task, and avoid being cast forever into the abyss. As if having to spend time with his beastly other half wasn’t bad enough, Keegan must adapt to living on Earth, wielding his new human vessel, and dealing with his demonic appetite without harming the human creatures for whom he has always cared.
As Keegan and Aidan work to save themselves, many questions arise. What exactly was the King of Fire up to, that sparked their Master’s interest enough to cast them from the Demon Realm? Can Aidan be trusted in his new human form, complete with emotions, or is he the same unfeeling creature he’s always been? And why are so many demons suddenly so invested in the outcome of the brothers’ trial? The only thing Keegan knows for certain is that whether he succeeds or fails at the task, his formerly complex existence is starting to look peaceful and easy.
THE SIN SOLDIERS:
Red compound makes them angry. Yellow exhausts them. Blue drives them into a state of ravenous addiction. The thief Kai knows about the chemically controlled soldiers of the Eastern forces, and their savage, deadly nature. When a robbery attempt at Club Seven goes wrong, Kai is captured by a handler and his bestial soldier-boy. She wakes up inside the military base, with no idea what happened to her twin brother Dex. Things go from bad to worse when Kai is started on a drug and training regimen, and forced to take injections of blue compound. The scientists in charge are planning to make her one of their worker soldiers, who mine for the mysterious power crystals beneath the desert. She becomes a victim of the bully Finn, a handsome but nasty soldier whose years on red compound seem to have erased his humanity. Still, she begins to pity the “Seven Soldiers,” including the monstrous boy who tried to rip her to shreds at the club. They appear to be nothing more than drug-addled teenagers. Meanwhile, on the outside, Dex and his tech-savvy boyfriend try to crack the soldiers’ chemical code, and find a weakness that will break the system. But Kai has already been drawn deep into her new world. Strong feelings for Finn have started to cloud her judgment. Can she escape and find Dex without becoming a monster herself?
Tracy Auerbach is the author of a previous novel, THE HUMAN CURE, published by 48fourteen, a small press. She has also had several stories published in genre magazines such as The Writing Disorder. By day she is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teacher and curriculum writer for the New York City public school system. On the nonfiction side, she has written articles for education magazines and trade journals. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
*Tracy Auerbach is represented by Evan Marshall of the Evan Marshall Agency. Both books were acquired by Mary Bernsen, Parliament House Acquisitions Editor from Mr. Evan Marshall.