17 Dec 2013

RELEASE DAY: The Purgatorium by Eva Pohler

Today, we have AMAZING news! The exceptionally lovely Eva Pohler has released her next book! The  Purgatorium is the first book in a new YA series. Eva, of course, is the author of The Gatekeeper's Saga which we adore- so I'm sure you can imagine how exciting Eva's new release is for us.

Seventeen year-old Daphne Janus is floored when her parents agree to let her accompany her best friend to a getaway resort on an island off the coast of California. She doesn't know her parents have sent her to the Purgatorium as a last-ditch effort to save their child.

Her best friend and life-long neighbor takes her to a mostly uninhabited island with a wildlife preserve on one side and Chumash Indian ruins on the “haunted” side. The resort might be beautiful, the beach pristine, and the views from the headland amazing, but strange things begin to happen that soon have Daphne running for her life. At first she finds the therapeutic games thrilling: the ghosts that visit her room, the dropping elevator, and the kayak incident are actually kind of fun once she recovers from them. But when her horse bucks her off during a trail ride and she becomes lost on the haunted side of the island, it’s not fun anymore, and she wonders if her parents have sent her there to help her or to punish her.

Eva Pohler writes fiction for teens and adults and teaches writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she lives with her husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats (Katniss and Prim, of course). She's also an avid reader and book reviewer. 

You can add The Purgatorium to Goodreads.
You can buy The Purgatorium on Smashwords.
You can check out Eva's website/blog.
You can follow Eva on Facebook and Twitter.
You can read our reviews of books one, two, three and four in The Gatekeeper's Saga.