Watch Me Burn
The December People, Book Two
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Publication: 1/5/15
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 75,000
Cover Artist: Michelle Johnson
David Vandergraff lost his home, his job, and contact with his oldest son, but remains determined to be a good husband and father despite being a dark winter wizard.
His resolve is tested when a flyer for a missing girl--who happens to be a summer witch--begins to haunt him. David believes a spell needs to use him to save her, so he follows the magic's command and looks into her disappearance. His teenage daughter Emmy resents him for caring so much about a random stranger. But when she uncovers some disturbing evidence close to home, she begins an investigation of her own.
David and Emmy quickly learn that the mystery is not only about a missing girl they barely know, but a deeply personal story that impacts everyone they care about. As their world crumbles, they fear the warning may be true—never mess with summer wizards, because the good guys always win.
Book Trailer: https://animoto.com/play/NNYqeNxzQ9ec1Rb6Gu33ww
Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.
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Please welcome Emmy Vandergraff from Sharon Bayliss's Watch Me Burn to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
How old are you?
Fourteen, but I think I can pass for at least sixteen.
What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor?
Refrigerator - Half and half. Two apples. Boxed wine. Lots of sauces but nothing to put it on. My parents can’t afford much these days, and my brothers eat everything good right away. Bedroom floor – My sister’s weird second-hand clothes and books.
Who are the people you are closest to?
My family. I have lots of friends at school, but they don’t really know me.
What is your biggest fear?
That I can’t save the people I love.
What is your most treasured possession?
My talisman – a glass orb filled with holy water.
Which living person do you most despise?
What is your greatest regret?
None of your business.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I was better at magic. My sister can do just about anything with the right spell.
Which living person do you most admire?
Ugh. Everyone I know kind of sucks. I guess my brother Patrick is a nice guy.
What is your motto?
It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.