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Monday, March 02, 2009

The Temple Legacy

The basis for my Legacy series for Dorechester, is that there are ancient family lines that have carried their magical gifts into future generations. Paranormal gifts that, when concentrated, can be harnessed for great good or powerful evil. A brotherhood of watchers has tracked these families for generations--intervening when needed, when their legacies become a potential threat to mankind.

The Temple twins have been "blessed" with powerful gifts they're not fully aware of--here's a bit of their story.

Let me know what you think. Oh, and, next I'll post the prologue, so stay tuned ;o)

Generations ago, a secret legacy of healing foretold the birth of two daughters to the gifted women of the Temple line—twin empaths who would posses psychic abilities beyond anything the world has known. During the Salem witch trials, written record of the legacy died with the family matriarch, Olivia Temple, when she was burned at the stake. The family's empathic gifts were hidden by subsequent generations. The myth of the twin legacy "curse" was passed down verbally from mother to daughter, until it became little more than a colorful folk story grounded in the kind of truth time cannot destroy.

On a deep summer morning, the legacy is fulfilled when Madeline and Sarah Temple are born. Their supersensory talents are apparent from the cradle to not only their terrified mother, but also to a league of scientists developing an arsenal of psychic weaponry. The girls' mother fights to hide her children's powers from her daughters, her husband, and the world. Ultimately, she faces a mother's worst nightmare—having to sacrifice the more unstable of her children to save the other. With the safety of her family and anyone exposed to the twins' unpredictable "gifts" at stake, what choice does she have?

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  • At 5:09 PM, Blogger Jane said…

    I love the premise of the Legacy series.

  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger Pat Cochran said…

    Interesting cover! Is the black
    bird on the cover symbolic of the
    unstable twin? I would have liked to see both twins' faces on the
    cover. Mirrored or stylized in
    some fashion. But that's just me!

    Pat Cochran

  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger Anna Destefano said…

    The bird and the tree are dream images--important symbols in the book.

    I love the idea of mirror images of both girls on the same cover, too. But it was important to show that his was book one. The sequel will be about the other twin, and there's a super strong hook at the end of Dark Legacy, to get the reader ready.

    The twin who's the herione in book one spends the entire book trying to figure out her legacy and what the scientists have done with her "psychotic" sister. Book two, is the dangerous twin's story... Sooooo cool ;o)

  • At 7:56 PM, Blogger ReadingIsSoMuchFun said…

    Hi Anna! Love the cover and the story line. Dark Legacy sounds very good. I can't wait for this one to be released.


  • At 3:47 PM, Blogger robynl said…

    I must read this book as I am a twin myself. Great storyline.

  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Carol said…

    I've always enjoyed stories about twins. I have identical twin grandsons.

  • At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This sounds awful!!


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