Thursday, May 10, 2012

Guest Post: Trinity’s Truths by Ellie James

I'm thrilled to welcome Ellie James author of Shattered Dreams and Broken Illusions. Broken Illusions was just released this past Tuesday and main character Trinity is sharing a few truths with us.

Life as a psychic can be a bit bizarre, especially when you’re sixteen and living in the most haunted city in the country, when everyone in your life was a stranger six months before, when secrets lurk around every corner and every now and then you have these….dreams. Dreams you don’t understand. Without time- or place-stamps. Dreams that terrify.

Dreams that come true.

Oh, yeah, and the wrong guy has a way of showing up at exact the right moment.

Ellie James, author of the mystical Midnight Dragonfly series featuring teenage psychic Trinity Monsour, joins us today to preview what to expect from her latest paranormal thriller.

Broken Illusions: Trinity’s Truths

  1. Forever is more than just a word.
  2. Ouija boards aren’t a child’s toy.
  3. Sometimes making up takes more than a plate of brownies.
  4. A driver’s license really can unlock a door.
  5. There’s no such thing as coincidence.
  6. You never know when you’re life is going to turn.
  7. Not all games are fun, especially when you’re the mouse and someone else is the cat.
  8. Sometimes it’s not a good idea to breathe.
  9. A lie can hurt, but the truth can destroy.
  10. You have to spread your wings to fly, even if you’re going to fall.
  11. Beauty on the outside doesn’t guarantee beauty on the inside.
  12. Airbags hurt.
  13. Everyone has a secret.
  14. Before you tell the wrong person how you feel, it’s a good idea to know if you’re really dreaming.
  15. Strange things happen when the subconscious takes over.
  16. Sometimes the perfect guy…isn’t.
  17. Be careful when handing out voodoo dolls.
  18. Dying is a lot like dreaming.
  19. Life is a roller coaster.
  20. Love never dies.

About the Midnight Dragonfly Series
The firstborn daughter, of the firstborn daughter, of the firstborn daughter, sixteen year old psychic Trinity Monsour has a connection to the Other Side. She knows secrets and truths she shouldn’t, feels emotions that do not belong to her, and see events that have yet to happen. They come to her as glimpses, shadowy, disjointed snapshots that flicker through her dreams. Some terrify: a girl screaming, a knife lifting, a body in the grass. But others--the dark, tortured eyes and the shattering kiss, the promise of forever--whisper to her soul.

They come without warning. They come without detail.

But they always mean the same thing: The clock is ticking, and only Trinity can stop it.

Find out how in Broken Illusions, available from Griffin Teen May 8, 2012.

About Ellie James
Most people who know Ellie think she’s your nice, ordinary average wife and mom of two little kids. They see someone who does all that normal stuff, like grocery shopping, walking the dogs, going to baseball games, and somehow always forgetting to get the house cleaned and laundry done.
 What they don't know is that more often than not, this LSU J-School alum is somewhere far, far away, in an extraordinary world, deeply embroiled in solving a riddle or puzzle or crime, testing the limits of possibility, exploring the unexplained, and holding her breath while two people fall in love.
Regardless of which world Ellie’s in, she loves rain and wind and thunder and lightning; the first warm kiss of spring and the first cool whisper of fall; family, friends, and animals; dreams and happy endings; Lost and Fringe; Arcade Fire and Dave Matthews, and last but not least…warm gooey chocolate chip cookies.

I want to thank Ellie for such a wonderful post and for providing a giveaway! I hope you'll add Shattered Dreams and Broken Illusions to your list of must buys! You can follow Ellie on Facebook at:

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  1. I loved the first book and I can't wait to read the second!

  2. Thank you, Kate! Trinity has taken me some interesting places -- I hope you enjoy!!

  3. Arianne...yes! So, so true! It's a pretty painful lesson for Trinity :(

  4. The covers are fantastic! They are so good & I think the story inside sounds really good too. Liking it already! :)

  5. Thank you, Nina! I love the covers, too, and will be doing a reveal for Book 3 soon! One thing thatI really love, as silly as this is, is that the covers also have a different feel/texture to them. They're almost velvety!

    I so hope you enjoy!

  6. Vivien...yep. No one is quite who they seem to be, not in the Midnight Dragonfly Books, and not in real life. Of course, that's not *always* a bad thing...

  7. What an awesome post. I love it. And 2 is SO true!

  8. Juju! Do you have a Ouija board story? I fiddled with one once, and it scared me so bad I'll never do it again!


  9. I have the first book and now that grad school is over, I can't wait to read it! Great post!

    1. I forgot my truth! My favorite it Life is A Rollercoaster! Because it is :-)

  10. Sometimes the perfect guy…isn’t. <=Ain't that the truth!

  11. One of my favorite truth is that everything happens for a reason. From your list I also like that love never dies. I hope not!