Welcome to the Discovery Tour:

Fans of Twilight will be immediately drawn into Discovery, a gothic, young adult urban fantasy. This supernatural coming-of-age romance deals with themes of equality for all and staying true to yourself. It’s a dramatic tale of transformation, magic and forbidden love. First in the Altera Realm trilogy, Discovery follows compelling characters Syney and Hunter in a war between races as they fight for equality. The young adult supernatural genre has fast claimed the hearts of readers everywhere and Discovery will too. High school and college aged readers as well as adults will be enthralled by this fantastic journey. Each book in the Altera Realm trilogy takes place over the course of a tightly-packed year in the life of Syney Andrews and leads seamlessly into the next, culminating in a gripping climax. Meet Syney Andrews. Syney’s life is ordinary until a chance encounter with a carnival psychic informs her that she will be embarking on a great adventure surrounding her real parents. Syney hasn’t given herself the luxury of thinking about her so-called family that abandoned her. All she’s got left of them is an amulet, the only thing found on her as a baby. The amulet is more powerful than she knows. It breaks a spell that sent her over 100 years into the future in the Human Realm. The Altera Realm has been at war for well over a century. Altera is connected to the Human Realm by a portal and no human knows it exists. It is home to the five old and great races. There are the Magic Users, Lycins, Vampires, Daemons, and Shifters. Each race is an entity of their own with it’s own life purpose, rulers and guarded secrets. Syney is a new face in Altera Realm who’s about to shake everything up. She’s a human-raised, 18-year-old who is about to challenge everything about the old laws and traditions. The Realm will never be the same again. An old prophecy tells that peace can only be accomplished through the gracious Vilori Queen. What will happen when Syney Andrews is thrust into that role? After all, she’s human-raised! No one is prepared for the consequences. Things are only going to get harder for Syney, who is feeling a strong attraction to Hunter, from a banished family—and another race. Who can Syney trust, if anyone? Will she go against the law forbidding interracial marriage? Or will she fight to the death for her love, Hunter? Readers will be on the edge of their seats as they find out.


Character Spotlight!

Syney Andrews

Age: 18

Race: Magic User (raising human)

Position: Seated Princess

Allies: Hunter, Noelle, Gabe, Helen, Leaf

Enemies: Mellisandrianna, Adanna, whoever is trying to kill her at the moment


Turning 18 is hard, but add to that finding out you are actually a long lost princess AND not even human and you get a pretty hectic birthday!  Now she has to get used to living in a strange world with crazy rules coupled with the pressure of having to rule hanging over her head.

Here are three things you should know about Syney:


1.  She has purple eyes.  It’s a family trait.  All royal Magic User houses have one unique family trait: their eye colors.  After finding out she is the lost princess of House Vilori, Syney’s unique purple eyes take on a whole new meaning.  It is something that connects her to her biological family and her royal roots.


2.  She likes to go against the grain.  For being older than the Human Realm, Altera’s rules are very old and haven’t changed much.  Syney doesn’t care much for the rules and can be often found eating with the servants, hanging out with her best friend and handmaiden, befriending a sneaky vampire, and falling in love with her Protector.


3. It’s her destiny to be queen of the Magic Users.  Over a hundred years ago a Magic User prophet proclaimed the coming of a lost Vilori princess after the whole Vilori House had been killed off at the beginning of the great war.  Once Syney is discovered in the Human Realm, she is almost immediately groomed to take the throne by everyone except the current queen.  Becoming queen has its advantages, like changing some of the horrifyingly racist laws, but it’s not going to be an easy role for Syney to fill or fight for.

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