It’s release day for Winter Shadows, the debut novel of YA author Casey Bond. I’ll let Casey introduce herself and tell you about her book.
THE FACTS: Random facts about me: I am a native West Virginian. (Don’t be afraid!) I love the fall. I read. A lot. After my beautiful little girls go to bed! I love to write. Winter Shadows is my first novel and I have another one in the publishing works! It is a YA Fantasy/Paranormal read! I’ll update my Goodreads blog with more info soon. I am completely new to blogging and probably sound like I don’t know what I’m doing. (I don’t!) Just wait until I enter the tweeting world! 🙂
THE FICTION: Winter Shadows is a coming of age story following Claire, a young lady struggling to find her place in the world after losing her mother to cancer. After a corrupt American government declares a pandemic and forces residents into quarantine encampments, Claire and her father, along with other members of their church and community, go into hiding in a cave system in rural West Virginia. While coping with the losses of her mother, home, friends, sense of safety and normalcy, Claire begins to pick up the pieces of her past, finding a new normal despite the darkness surrounding her.
While adjusting to a new environment and the group of people she finds herself surrounded by, Claire is faced with several important decisions that will influence the path her life will take. Who can she trust? Who should she love? How can she survive? Forced to choose between Ethan’s steadfast, mature love and the love of mysterious and dangerous Colin, Claire learns the difference between infatuation and love. She becomes self-reliant and strong. Despite her newfound confidence, and the isolation in which she resides, evil is able to find her. While fighting against it, she reestablishes her faith in God and opens her heart to the possibility of love.
©2014 Kim Vandel and Casey Bond