Tuesday, August 20, 2013

~Cover Reveal~ Insights by Lauren Klever

Title: Insights (The Secret Watchers, Book Three)

Author: Lauren Klever        

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Action and Adventure

Release Date: August 26, 2013

Cover Reveal Host: Lady Amber's Tours

The adventures of Owen Ryer and friends continue in this third installment of the five book series.  Dark watchers want to steal his powers and they will stop at nothing to get what they want.  From kidnapping to murder - When is enough, enough?  Can Owen defend the ones he loves or is all hope lost as he battles the greatest evil he has ever known?
Owen thinks he’s battle-hardened.  He has firm control of his gifts and his own watcher to train, yet with two years of experience behind him things are not getting any easier.  As Owen grows in experience, so does the darkness and danger.  Lucie is taken, making Owen realize just how much she really means to him, but is it her the dark watchers want or is she only the bait in an elaborate trap?

I’ve always been a writer but let me tell you, it’s lots more fun when I can make the choices about where a story is going.  I’m also a teacher so I get that we have to have students meet certain criteria, but as a kid... I hated being told what to write.  The good side of growing up is that you can write whatever you want.  The down side... Now I can’t read it without my glasses! 

My Secret Watchers series is about young Owen Ryer who discovers he has a special talent for seeing the darker side of life.  The things he is driven to do are not only dangerous but have to be kept a secret.  I sat down with my boys and began brainstorming based on some of our favorite characters from literature.  Wizards, vampires, werewolves, and the son of a god had already been done... so what was left?  Hello, special ability!  Mix in some unique features, some good friends, a strong mentor, helpful adults and voilà, I hope a star is born!  I’ve never been bitten by the writing bug with such vengeance and book one was completed in only six weeks!  Ten weeks later book two was complete and I’m now finishing book three and at work on book four with plans for five books in the series. 

Personally, I’m drawn to all things ‘action-adventure’ in film and literature.  Notice I didn’t say ‘real life’?  No bungee jumping, cliff diving or parkour for me.  I’d likely kill myself as I’m a klutz.  Skydiving? Nope!  I’d be the one to fall out of the plane without a parachute.  My oldest and I have taken karate together and I’ve spent hours watching both boys participate in a variety of sports, including parkour, without incident, unless of course you count occasional broken toes.  I have created a character who is much braver, tougher and more graceful than I am.

It’s my wish that you, the reader, have at least half as much fun and connection to these characters as I have as I wrote them!  These books are for my family, friends, students and mentors.  Big hugs for you all!  We can be better – together!  Relax, enjoy and dream big!  Only you know what your tomorrows can hold!

Facebook Series Page  http://facebook.com/OwenRyerSeries
Insights on YouTube  http://youtu.be/tY0WTZZ7x1Q
Whispers on YouTube   http://youtu.be/DUXZ6kIJIKA
Visions on YouTube   http://youtu.be/-iAEiW3wDYk

“Luce, he likes you too.  Why don’t you just tell him?”
“I can’t.  I won’t.  He’s my best friend.  I’m in too deep already.  My brother’s away at college so Owen’s all I have left.  I... can’t.  What if I screw it all up and lose him?”
“Hey Luce, you have me, Adrian, your friend Brenda, Sarah and White Eagle.  We’re your family.”
“I know, Mars.  I’m sorry.  You’re right.  It’s just that he’s my... anchor.  I need him.  I’m glad you’re my friend.  Thanks Mars.  You really are the best and you know what?”
“I was scared in D.C. I wanted to know what you guys were up to all of eighth grade and then I caught a glimpse.  I thought I wanted nothing to do with it.  It looked dangerous.  It is dangerous but there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.  I’ve found my place.  I know what I’m meant to do.  I know who I am.”
“Me too.  I didn’t realize how good I am with computers and stuff.  I want to study computer science and I want to do this.  I feel needed, wanted, appreciated and even admired.  It’s really cool.”
“Don’t let it all go to your head, Mr. Brainiac!”  Lucie laughed softly.
“I won’t, I couldn’t – Owen gave me that.  For as long as I can remember he has been my best friend.  He doesn’t think he’s special but he brings out the best in everyone around him.  He’s a good leader.  It freaks me out when he gets hurt and seeing him like this is... I don’t have words.  I feel like I let him down and I hate it.”
“He’s going to be okay, Marlo.  He has to rest.  He’s been through a terrible ordeal.  He experienced something you and I can’t even imagine.  He had to make a choice.  White Eagle left it entirely up to him but I couldn’t, so I pushed him and he chose us, Mar.  He almost gave up but I couldn’t let him.  It isn’t easy to be a warrior but he’s my warrior – I had to help him remember who he is and why he’s here.  Evilia still wants him but so do I.  I mean we need him on our side.  He chose to stay a watcher but it cost him.”

1 comment:

  1. Aw, thanks so much! You did a great job! This looks fantastic!!!