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About K.A. Emmons
When she’s not hermiting away in her colorfully-painted home office writing her next science fiction, passionate story-teller and adventurer Kate Emmons is probably on the road for a surf or hiking trip, listening to vinyls, or going for a power run.
Emmons’ debut novel The Blood Race is the first book in her YA science fiction/fantasy thriller series. She lives in the often-snowy hills of rugged Vermont with her husband and dog named Rocket.
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All Ion Jacobs ever wanted was to be normal. But when you’re capable of killing with your very thoughts, it’s hard to blend in with the crowd.
Running from his past and living in fear of being discovered, Ion knows he will never be an average college student. But when Hawk, the beautiful, mysterious girl next door unearths his darkest secret, Ion’s life is flipped upside-down. He’s shocked to discover a whole world of people just like him -- a world in another dimension, where things like levitation, shape-shifting, and immortality are not only possible… they’re normal.
Forced to keep more secrets than ever before, Ion struggles to control his powers in the real world while commuting between realms -- until his arch enemy starts a fight he can’t escape. Now he has sealed the fate of the Dimension, severing their connection to the real world, and locking himself inside forever. But a deadly threat hidden in plain sight may cost Ion more than just his freedom -- it may cost him his life.
The Blood Race is the first book in K.A. Emmons' riveting new sci-fi/fantasy thriller series. If you like epic urban fantasy, fresh takes on super powers, deep allegories, raw emotions and intricate plots that surprise you at every turn, you'll love the first novel in Emmons' page-turning series. Grab your copy of The Blood Race and delve into a new dimension today!
What Readers Are Saying:
"It made me think, left me gasping from truths, and nearly in tears over the raw, emotional power of the story. From the first word, I was swept away on a wild ride that I won't be forgetting anytime soon."
“I haven't read such an original story or one that completely captivated my attention in a long time. I'm intrigued, excited, scared, and more. And I have missed that feeling.”
"The Blood Race doesn’t shy away from controversial issues. I love the diversity of races, origins, and backgrounds in the characters, as well as the book’s candor about struggles each of us face, such as temptation, deception, fear, and anger. The spiritual depth in this book is rare among young authors. I felt myself resonating with each word of wisdom spoken by Sensei, each truth that Hawk and Ion learn, each battle won. The Blood Race is a prime example of transformational fiction, entertaining but also expounding spiritual truth."
"This novel blew me away."
"Unique and brilliant. Everyone needs this book in their lives!"
"This book is very fast paced and filled to the brim with beautifully written descriptions and great characters. Think X-Men meets Miss Peregrine, but in a fresh and exciting new twist. It reminded me of a modern, sci-fi, teenage Narnia."
"It was the first book in months to keep me up till the wee hours reading and on the edge of the chair."
"This is far beyond a good book; this is the best book I’ve ever read!"
"I can safely say that this was a book unlike anything that I have ever read."
"It is rare to find YA sci-fi with anything deeper than the surface as far as themes go (at least not good ones) and The Blood Race packed full of meaning and deeper layers while maintaining its integrity as a story.
A rebellious girl who can see the unseen.
A headstrong young man haunted by his past.
An invisible soldier with a thirst for revenge.
Abandoned by her parents the day she was born and raised by her Sensei, Fin, Sparrow has grown up bitter and doubtful of her identity. Forced to train beside the elite “Anomalies” – a secret society of superhuman fugitives on a mission to rescue a war-torn world from the Reformed Global Militia – Sparrow fights her own powers, desperately wishing she could live like a normal teenager. But her rebellious streak comes to a screeching halt when Fin transfers her to a new school (which just happens to be a cabin in the woods) to train alongside the best of the best, including his hot-tempered adopted son, Keegan.
Fiercely loyal to the Anomalies, Keegan is outraged by his father’s decision to bring Sparrow to their finest school. He doesn’t trust her, and he has no idea who she really is: the only daughter of the patriarchs. But everything changes when Sparrow’s reckless behavior places them all in imminent danger… and forces them to flee into the wilderness.
Sparrow feels more alienated than ever, until a special bond begins to form between her and Keegan. But when Sparrow starts to see mysterious figures shadowing them through the woods, nobody believes her — until, one by one, students begin to vanish from their group. When Sparrow is taken captive by the invisible enemy, she finds herself face-to-face with the deadly RGM, and their newest secret weapon: a handsome young corporal, hellbent on revenge…and destroying every Anomaly he can find.
Searching for Sparrow is the thrilling, next-gen continuation of The Blood Race saga by K.A. Emmons.
When Icarus falls into the ravine, Hawk collapses into a coma -- and the Dimension crumbles into chaos.
Icarus plunges into a terrifying new world -- an endless green forest, where wolves appear out of nowhere and dreams seem as tangible as reality. To make matters worse, he can’t remember anything that came before the fall -- Hawk, the Dimension, even his own name.
Meanwhile, Hawk awakens to find the Dimension changed: harmony is turning to chaos and summer is changing to winter. She realizes what she has to do: find Icarus and bring him back. But when Hawk falls into the ravine, she finds herself in a completely different world -- a world of ice and snow. Running from her thoughts that seem to manifest into reality, Hawk desperately searches for Icarus… but someone else finds her first.
As Hawk and Icarus struggle to make sense of their dream-like realities, they begin to realize that there are multiple worlds beneath the ravine -- worlds limited only by their imaginations… and their fears.
Will Hawk and Icarus find each other and make it out alive, or will their darkest fears destroy them first?
When Icarus and the other Anomalies of the Dimension reemerge into a war-torn world, they have no idea how to take down the Reformed Global Militia — a military superpower which now rules by force and mind-control. Without Hawk or Sensei by his side, Icarus is haunted by his own self-doubt and questions his ability to lead the sliders into battle. But when he’s captured and inducted into the RGM, Icarus must face his biggest challenge yet: keep his true identity a secret from the power that wants to kill him.
While Fin roams the Irish countryside searching for Hawk, tensions rise between students in the Dimension. Desperate to escape the clutches of the RGM, Icarus makes a run for it — only to be captured again by a mysterious young corporal who’s been hiding a secret of her own…for the past 200 years. As the Anomalies prepare for war, the Dimension spirals out of control, creating more division than ever. Icarus is forced to make an impossible choice between life or death when he realizes that in order to defeat the darkness, he may have to become it.
Resurgence is the thrilling conclusion to The Blood Race series by K.A. Emmons.
Tossed from one foster home to another and shadowed by his mysterious past, Ion fears he’ll never fit in — until one day, when he drops a pencil and instead of falling to the floor…it floats.
Shocked and bewildered, Ion searches deeper and discovers an undeniable truth about himself: he possesses extraordinary powers beyond his control. Healing injuries, levitating objects, and superhuman strength come as easy to him as breathing. Now Ion only has one goal: make sure no one finds out what he’s capable of.
Struggling to keep his newfound abilities a secret, Ion finds himself more isolated than ever — until he meets a mysterious stranger in the woods who seems to understand Ion better than anyone else. As tensions rise at home with his new foster family, Ion finds it harder and harder to control his powers. And when he accidentally sparks a fire that nearly destroys their home, Ion is forced to face the reality of his situation: not only is he capable of healing — he’s also capable of fatal destruction.
Anomaly is the gripping paranormal prequel to The Blood Race series by K.A. Emmons.