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Blackbird Summer (Blackbird Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – January 17, 2016 by Em Shotwell (Author)

From the Publisher.When the world fears you, being Gifted is a curse.

In the cornerstone of the rural south, Brooklyn, Mississippi, no one dares make eye contact with the strange Caibre family. Until the rewards are worth the cost. The townsfolk come, cash in hand, always at night, to pay for services only a Gifted can provide.

No matter the Gifts prevalent in her family, at twenty-one, Tallulah is expected to follow the path laid out for her: marriage, babies, and helping her mama teach the family home school program. She’s resigned to live the quiet life and stay out of trouble…until she meets Logan.

An outsider and all around rebel, Logan doesn’t care about her family’s reputation. Yet after a tragic loss wreaks havoc on the crumbling relationship between the Caibres and the townsfolk, Tallulah must decide if love and freedom are worth risking everything.

Editorial Reviews


“BLACKBIRD SUMMER harkens to a time of mysticism and magic, painting old world beliefs and mindsets onto a contemporary palette. The depth of emotion and atmosphere created in the story is nothing short of amazing.” – Award-Winning Author, Tina Moss

“THE CHANS leaves you wanting more! I can’t wait until BLACKBIRD SUMMER comes out so I can read Logan and Tallulah’s whole story and figure out just what is up with this town and its inhabitants!” – GoodReads Reviewer, Amanda

“Loved, THE CHANS, this sneak peek behind a new series by a fabulous debut author that is going to rock the socks off fans of Beautiful Creatures!” – Award-Winning Fantasy Author, Heather McCorkle

“I’m so excited to read Blackbird Summer! And THE CHANS is a great way to jump in.” – Paranormal Romance Author, B. Hughes-Millman

About the Author

Em Shotwell is the author of Blackbird Summer (CityOwl Press, 2016). She lives in South Louisiana with a husband who spoils herand two mini-superheroes who call her mom.

Em thinks the most interesting characters are the oneswho live on the sidelines, and that small towns often hide the biggest secrets.She is inspired by tall tales and local legends.

When she’s not writing about misfits and oddballs, Em spendsher time outdoors hiking, or indoors daydreaming and wishing that she couldplay the banjo.