Posted in excerpt, Fantasy, Spotlight, Young Adult on July 22, 2015

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At age 17, Carmel founds herself in a mental institution thanks to an ice dagger, and a woman who apparently isn’t human.  After being rescued and arriving at the H.O.T, House of Talents.  A house where no one is entirely human. She learns that she’s Talented and has the ability to control Water and Ice.

At the H.O.T, Carmel learns to control her Talent, makes new friends, a few enemies, and begins to fall head over heels for a handsome guy. Who has a few secrets of his own? Carmel begins to realize that many people want her dead because of who she is.  However she has no idea why. Can she figure it out or will she die. Look inside to find out.


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“I think if they wanted us to know about their true identity,” he put the word identity in quotation marks, “then they would have told us.”

“You don’t believe me, do you?”

“It’s not that I don’t believe you, it’s just I don’t honestly know about this whole angel thing.” I glared at him. “But if you believe in it, then I want argue about it. However, I do think you should keep it quiet.”

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“Mikey said the road is open. That cop is bad.” Well, I did have my suspicions but he was a cop for Christ sake. A cop wouldn’t lie right? I did a U-turn and glanced in my rearview mirror, the cop was now trying to get that guy out of the car. Yeah, Mikey didn’t know what he was talking about.

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The Talented 2 – Past Lives Revealed is set for release later this summer


Carmel’s time at the H.O.T hasn’t been all that pleasant.  She’s gotten drugged, captured, and had to endure her painful change.  When Carmel finally starts to enjoy her life at the H.O.T with her friends and her boyfriend Devon; Queen Ice, her annoying past life, contacts her.  Queen Ice not only tells her about the impending battle between the good angels and the evil angels, she also continues to pop up in Carmel’s mind, showing her images from her life in the past.  Now, Carmel, her friends along with her boyfriend, race to find a sword that they believe will give them leverage in the battle to come.

Unfortunately it isn’t as easy as it seems.  There are others who are aware of the sword, and they’ll do anything to retrieve it before Carmel does.  In addition, Carmel can’t use her Water or Ice Talent to help in the battle and she doesn’t know why!  On top of that, there’s one or more people in Carmel’s group who aren’t whom they say they are.  Can Carmel find the sword?  Will she be able to figure out why her Talents aren’t working?  Can she discover who in the group is lying to her and the others about who they really are?

About the Author

Desiree Morrow was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She wrote her first book when she was thirteen years old, because she ran out of books to read inside her home. She loves reading books as much as she loves writing her own. Desiree also loves food and sweets, if she’s not reading, she’s probably eating a cupcake or two. She published her first book The Talented under a publishing company she started title Floebe Publishing. Desiree writes to provide an escape for anyone who wants to live in a fantasy world, and not worry about the trouble of everyday life. She also writes to inspire. This is Desiree’s first novel, and she plans to release the second part in The Talented series during late summer. The Talented is a five part series. Right now she is working on another story, which she hopes to release in the fall. She writes fantasy romance fiction under the pen name Desy Smith.

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