The Tethering has been through a lot in its short little life. I am proud to be a Silence in the Library author, but The Tethering was first signed to a romance publishing house. The publisher that shall not be named went bunk, and after a week of turmoil, The Tethering found a new publishing home with Silence in the Library.
The publisher that shall not be named’s most prominent imprint specialized in erotica. Erotica is great (everyone loves a good sexy book on a rainy day), but The Tethering is a Young Adult novel. So, while my new author friends were talking about which hunk was their inspiration for a steamy scene or testing a new idea out on their significant other, I was worried about the significance of hand holding. We would have weekly twitter chats about how our books were going and about different important concepts in romance. They were all talking about marriage and bondage, and I’m on my laptop worrying about who can touch each other’s waists.
All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.
Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover.
When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?
Needless to say, there are no crazy sex scenes with the sixteen-year-olds. But there is still tension and excitement. If you have a boyfriend, can you hold the hand of your male best friend when having a life changing conversation with them? How can you explain the thrill of first love? Erotica is great, but the tingle that runs up your arm when the person you love touches your hand can be just as exciting, and you don’t have to have naked time to do it.
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