Things in the Crossworlds series are about to take a pretty dramatic turn. The Mansion's Twins, The Mansion's Family, and Stories of the Early Days are books one, two, and three of the "At the Crossworlds" series. Now, a new (but connected) series begins.
Welcome to The Crossworlds Union.
While "At the Crossworlds" jumps, well, across worlds, it mostly takes place beyond the shadow cave, in the magical world of the mansion. What's been going on in our own world during that time? Anything?
People have often asked me, "Hey Libby, why don't you use your real name for your books?" The answer is just a wee bit complicated. Rose M. Channing isn't just a pen name, she's also a fictional character. I'm writing her story, and she's writing The Mansion's Twins.
If you've read "Dawn's Acapella" or "Acapella Angels," you've already been introduced to Rose, who resides in this world, and is just minding her own business (or so she thinks) going to high school, hanging out with friends, and working on her books. Then, strange and terrible things start to happen, and she can only wonder why on earth anyone would want to hurt her or her friends.
Rose is a quirky girl, and proud of her strangeness. She loves to daydream, imagine the impossible, and play about in fictional worlds. But the truth is bigger and more bizarre than anything even she could have imagined.
She doesn't know the world of her books is real, along with everyone in it. Ellie, Savannah, and all the residents of the mansion are real people living real lives. They've noticed what Rose is writing, and they have questions. Does Rose somehow have visions of their world, and records them? Or does Rose actually have the power to control them?
It's not just the mansion's people who have noticed Rose's power, Jerome's people seem to have noticed as well. Assuming that Rose is the kind of girl who would write happy endings for "the good guys," Jerome's people may have sinister plans for her.
Despite Rose's apparent inclination to write happy endings overall, her heroes still face a great deal of darkness in their world. With the battle against Jerome's people brewing, June is concerned about the sacrifices her own people will have to make for victory if all of Rose's words come true. She needs to know what Rose is planning, and most importantly, if Rose's plans can be changed.
To do this, June sends some of her people to Rose's world, to watch over her, and discover her plans.
I'm so excited to finally be writing this book, and really putting the "crossworlds" in Crossworlds. I don't have a formal synopsis yet, or a cover, but I couldn't wait to introduce this, however informally. We're friends, right? Come here and let me tell you some secrets:
- "Sent From a Dream" takes place in between "The Mansion's Twins" and "The Mansion's Family."
- Forget everything you think you know about Crossworlds, because events may be suject to change.
- While Jerome is concerned about Rose, it's his semi-loyal follower, Helen, who is most interested in her.
- All June's people (and Jerome's) know is that Rose is writing a story about their lives. They don't know what she's planning next, only that she's been accurate at describing events so far.
- June sends Ellie, Savannah, Eva, Jordan, and Aaron to Rose's world, to befriend her, protect her, and discover her abilities. Others from the magical world might show up too.
I'm super excited and very ready to get this book going. Hopefully it'll be released sometime within the year. Maybe on my 29th birthday, at the latest (haha, I say that now). So enjoy Crossworlds as it is for the short time it will remain that way, and happy Wednesday!