Tressida is a smoke-spinner, a meldborn. It's a lethal legacy, a forbidden force. Daughter of Crone and Sage, she should have been killed at birth.
Now she's seventeen, wanting only to be a member of her land's vanished Horseguard and discovering she is more than she ever knew, as first her eyes and then her hair turn to smoke. Just as she learns she can fulfill her dream of working with horses, her talent awakens an ancient and deadly feud.
On one side—those claiming the honor of destroying a meldborn. On the other—those intending to use her for their own ends. Tressida must master her power in order to save herself and those she loves. Is she strong enough?
Or will the roar of smoke consume her?
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About the Author
I have written stories and ridden horses--frequently simultaneously--for as long as I can remember. I grew up on Long Island and spent my formative years in the saddle--just imagining. Not surprisingly, my stories are usually infused with the mystery and spirituality horses have brought to my life. My philosophy, in brief :: (No, not in briefs, but that's a nice image, thank you very much.) We are all immigrants in spirit, with our minds, hearts, and souls being the final frontier. Yep, that's it. I've discovered this is what happens to all my main characters--whether by choice or accident or design--they go somewhere else. They immigrate. At first, this change is external--physical. Over time, their journeys lead to a place of discovery and growth that is within each individual alone. The final frontier to which we all can go. Boldly go . . . Go on. Go. Awards and such Raver -- Book One of the Horsecaller First place, Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, Oklahoma Writers Federation, 2003 First place, Paranormal, Toronto Romance Writers, 2005 Winterlight (now known as On the Buckle) Third place, Single Title Contemporary, Toronto Romance Writers, 2005 A Farmer at Last Second place, Essay, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, 2003 Woman Third place, Poetry Unrhymed Short, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, 2003 Unending Memory Second place, Saturday Writers Poetry Contest