Fireflies, my review linked here) let me work on her soon-to-be-released second book, Enlightened Ones. It should be available on Amazon and Lulu soon, and believe me when I say I'll be letting you know as soon as it's available! This is a very dark and difficult book about the dangers of cults and brainwashing, a New Adult novel about how the attempts to find oneself can sometimes lead to subsuming that self within the confines of another's dreams, and I think anyone interested in these ideas will love this story.
Here's the synopsis:
When Maggi turns eighteen and realizes that she has nothing to show for it, she looks for meaning by joining a church of people called “Enlightened Ones,” led by the enigmatic John Cronus. As she is pulled deeper into this organization, the stories of its people are unveiled, showing how they all joined the church seeking their own form of fulfillment. The followers give up all their worldly possessions to start a commune on a distant island paradise. Will they find the utopia they seek, or will they be pulled into a menace that is even darker than the lives they left behind?
Watch for this one; it's going to be epic! I'm so pleased to let you all know about this book, and to show you the gorgeous cover.