Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

by Emerson Cole, from Myra McEntire's YA debut, HOURGLASS, a timeslip romance

My name is Emerson Cole.

I'm seventeen, and I see dead people.

See, my brother Thomas always says I shouldn't say that, because it makes people think of that Bruce Willis movie with the creepy kid. But I DO see dead people. And I think it's good to be up front when you're introducing yourself.

My life went all crazy shaped right after I lost my parents. The dead people thing had started right before that, and honestly? For a fourteen year old girl? A lot to take. My brother and his wife Dru totally stepped in a surrogate parents and I know they love me, but my brother might love me a little too much. He keeps hiring all these whack jobs to try to find out what's wrong with me - shamans, psychics, paranormal investigators. And now there's this new guy, Michael, from a place called the Hourglass. I'm not so sure what all the Hourglass does, but I know they specialize in people like me.

Whatever is going on between Michael and me isn't just chemistry.

It's physics.

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For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there; swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

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Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She’s chosen, instead, to channel her “mad word skills” into creating stories infused with her love of music. Her young adult book, Hourglass, will debut on June 14, 2011.


  1. What a great concept! Sounds like a fascinating read.

  2. Another new book to add to my to read pile. Sounds wonderful.

  3. It all sounds scary, Emerson. Be careful!

  4. I love the sound of this and what a great cover!

  5. How intriguing...good luck to you, Emerson.