Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Blitz: Compulsion by Martina Boone @martinaaboone @simonteen

It's the last month of 2014 and we begin by offering our readers this book blitz for Martina Boone's YA novel, Compulsion. Enjoy the teaser and enter the giveaway!

Release Date: 10/28/14
ISBN: 1481411225
Simon Pulse, Simon Teen
448 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead--a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

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Compulsion is available anywhere books are sold. Signed copies are available from One More Page Books. You can also order with the special “I have a Compulsion for reading” bookplate from Eight Cousins.


Barrie turned back to the French doors and the view. The small boat had crossed the river and pulled alongside the Beaufort dock. Eight jumped out to tie it off while his father hurried toward the house. After meeting Eight with a wagging tail, a dropped ball, and a silent bark, the Labrador bounded away in invitation. Eight picked up the ball from the wooden planks and threw it. 

He used a pitcher’s throw, arm and leg coming up, his whole body fluid. The dog ran an impossibly long distance before retrieving the ball. Eight meanwhile kicked off his flip-flops and stripped off his shirt. Barrie caught her breath. Eight Beaufort would make any girl catch her breath.

Almost as if he’d heard her thoughts, he looked toward her window. Could he see her all the way from there? Guiltily, as if he’d caught her spying, Barrie ducked back behind the curtains and kept watching. 

With the dog at his heels, Eight sprang into a run. He pounded down the dock toward the river, but the dog reached the water first and jumped in with a splash. Eight launched into the air, knees clutched to his chest. Barrie didn’t breathe until both he and the dog had bobbed back to the surface. She could almost hear Mark giving that beautiful body a nine on a scale of ten. But only because Mark didn’t believe in giving tens.

About the Author
Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.

She’s the founder of, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all this YA Series.
From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

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  1. LOVE Martina Boone's book! It's got such unique elements with magical powers you haven't seen anywhere, and I LOVE how it's a real look at Southern life :)

    You are awesome!!

  2. It looks so fascinating and I love the concept.