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“A fast-paced, supernatural thriller that will keep you turning the pages long after you should have gone to sleep.”

 – Dan Wells, New York Times bestselling author

A GLOWING SYMBOL PAINTED ON A CRUMBLING WALL.

SENTIENT SMOKE THAT CHOKES AND BURNS.

Ancient magic, long hidden from the world.

Bridget’s most important job has always been protecting her younger sister, Dahlia. But as adults, Dahlia pushes her away, determined to live her own life.

Then, Dahlia vanishes.

When her car is found submerged in the river, the authorities tell Bridget to prepare for the worst. Nine months later, everyone has given up hope. Everyone except Bridget.

Then a former classmate of Dahlia’s comes forward with a new lead, and Bridget decides to take matters into her own hands. She ignores the dismissive detective’s warnings and launches her own amateur investigation.

The search leads Bridget to something far more sinister than a typical missing persons case—a carefully-guarded plot tied to powerful, age-old magic.

To uncover the truth of what happened to her sister, Bridget must confront this dangerous world, even if it means putting her own life on the line.

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Hi, I'm Jessi. I'm a queer Sci-Fi + Fantasy Author.

Jessi Honard (she/her) is a speculative fiction author, business owner, and professional coffee inhaler. Her work leans into the power of imaginary worlds as a conduit to exploring common struggles of identity, belonging, and trust. As a queer writer, her stories feature LGBTQIA+ characters going about their lives, discovering who they are, and learning how to trust in the face of insurmountable odds.

In the spirit of championing found family, her debut novel Unrelenting, was co-authored with her best friend, Marie Parks. The supernatural thriller follows a woman’s determined search for her missing sister, who mysteriously vanished without a trace. Her search reveals something far more sinister than a typical missing persons case — a carefully guarded plot, tied to powerful, ancient magic. Unrelenting was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Book Pipeline Unpublished Manuscript contest and will be released by Not a Pipe Publishing on April 19, 2022.

 

When not writing, Jessi loves to hit the hiking trails, find inspiration in travel, and head to the climbing gym. In addition, she co-owns North Star Messaging and Strategy, a copywriting agency that supports small business owners around the world. Jessi lives in the Bay Area of California with her partner, Taormina and their cat, Obsidian.