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praise for compulsion

SIBA Book Award nominated Compulsion is a Kansas State Reading Circle selection, a USA Today Must-Read Paranormal, an RT Book Reviews Top Pick and Editor’s Best of 2014 pick, a Fall ’14 Okra Pick from the Southern Independent Bookstores Alliance, and a Goodreads November Best Book of the Month and November YA Best Book of the Month.

A few of the additional incredibly kind and generous things people have said is listed below. For early praise about Persuasion, book two of the Heirs of Watson Island series, please click HERE.

“Boone’s southern gothic certainly delivers a compelling mystery about feuding families and buried secrets, not to mention a steamy romance.” — Booklist

“Mixes dark spirits, romance, feuding families and ancient curses into the perfect potion.” — Justine Magazine

“A paranormal Southern gothic with decadent settings, mysterious magic and family histories rife with debauchery” — Kirkus

“Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start to the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — Publishers Weekly

Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it’s ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!”  —  RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of 2014

“A little bit Gone with the Wind, a little bit Romeo and Juliet…” — School Library Journal

“Even the villains and not-likable characters were just so engrossing. I have to say I’ve already put the sequel on my TBR shelf.” — USA Today Online

“Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The perfect southern family saga, charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep. What more do you want? More time to read it, that’s what.” — KENDARE BLAKE, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Antigodess

“A shivery, delicious Southern Gothic with feuding families, dark spirits, ancient curses… and caught up in the middle, a young girl learning to live and love for the first time. Atmospheric and suspenseful, Compulsion will draw you in and hold you until the very last page.” — LEAH CYPESS, author of Death Sworn

“A star-crossed romance, lush gothic plantations, and an island full of intrigue—Compulsion was a heart-pounding race to the finish! A thrilling debut!” — KIMBERLY DERTING, author of The Body Finder series

“A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” — CLAUDIA GRAY, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series

“A stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!” — WENDY HIGGINS, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy

“Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish. Compulsion is not to be missed.” — MEGAN SHEPHERD, author of The Madman’s Daughter and The Cage.

“Ancient spirits, mystery, and Southern charm—Compulsion mixes dark magic with darker family secrets in a way that’ll make you relieved there are two more books. I can’t wait to continue reading about Barrie and the rest of Watson island!” — KAT ZHANG, author of What’s Left of Me

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