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As a thank you to anyone buying COMPULSION from 12:01 AM 11/27/14 through 11:59 PM 12/1/14, we’ll send out either a Compulsion necklace or a Tibetan silver charm bookmark. Just email a photo of your receipt or email confirmation to by midnight 12/2/14 along with your mailing address and your preference of necklace or bookmark. This is a U.S. only promotion.

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Compulsion is both a Goodreads Best Book of the Month and a YA Best Books of the Month.

“Fantasy, romance, and southern Gothic suspense mingle in this debut novel for teens, the first in a trilogy, about a young girl, Barrie, trying to escape the ancient curse that has blighted her family. Karen Hallam says, ‘I didn’t want to put this book down…. There’s so much sadness, but there’s hope and there’s family and feuds all rolled into a new world for Barrie Watson…. One of my favorite scenes has to do with fire and ghosts and an ancient curse. It’s a stunning visual scene. I still see it. It’s breathtaking.'” — Goodreads

“In Boone’s debut, an expansive Southern gothic tale, Barrie Watson is sent to live with her aunt Pru on Watson Island after Barrie’s shut-in mother, Lula, dies and her godfather is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Barrie was born with a “finding gift” that compels her to seek what is lost or left unsettled, and amid the Beaufort and Colesworth clans—the founding families of Watson Island, along with Barrie’s forebears—Barrie learns she isn’t the only one with a gift. Curses plague Watson Island, ghosts haunt its mansions, evil spirits live in its woods, and a frightening “Fire Carrier” emerges at night over its waters. Together, Barrie and a handsome Beaufort boy named Eight seek justice and to right old wrongs. Though the novel is grounded in the present day, there’s an old-fashioned quality to Boone’s dialogue and characters; she skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure, all while exploring the island and its accompanying legends. An impressive start to the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — Publisher’s Weekly




USA Today calls COMPULSION a ‘Must-Read Paranormal,’ and it’s also a Romantic Times Magazine Book Reviews ‘Top Pick.’

“Martina Boone’s debut is flawless, a true gem! With fluid writing that brings the southern setting to life and maintains a colorful cast of characters, this is a must-read for fans looking for a refreshing and addicting young adult paranormal read. Boone is a natural storyteller and readers will quickly fall in love with Barrie, her personal struggles, the characters’ intriguing history and the romance between Barrie and Eight. Irresistibly enthralling and romantic, Compulsion is a winner. ” — RT Book Reviews