KURSED, the Sekret Prequel Ebook, Available Now!


This thrilling prequel to Lindsay Smith’s SEKRET tells the story of how Yulia’s parents met while fighting Nazis in World War II.  Antonina never meant to become a cog in the Soviet machine. She only wanted an opportunity to conduct her research on genetic mutations and psychic ability. But now her research
is being used to find other psychics to carry out Stalin’s demands. And
together they are being sent deep into Nazi Germany to steal secrets.
Antonina fears there is no escape from her life of lies and subterfuge,
until she meets Andrei, who gives her hope that she is gifted, not

I am so thrilled that I get to share Antonina’s and Andrei’s story! This ebook was so much fun to write, and I loved getting to explore the “before” of both of those characters as well as some additional players who’ll turn up in SKANDAL.


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SEKRET is available now in bookstores everywhere, and SKANDAL will be available April 7th, 2015.

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SKANDAL + KURSED Coming Soon, and DREAMSTRIDER Release Date!


Three months until SKANDAL! Trade reviews are starting to come in, like this awesome one from Kirkus (spoilers for SEKRET in review): “Well-paced action and mystery for an appealing heroine, complete with Cold War attitudes” as a “pervading dread, disorientation and paranoia thoroughly soak [Yulia’s] believable voice.” SKANDAL will be out on April 7th, 2015, but you can preorder a copy now from your local independent bookstore or from any of the major online retailers.

If you can’t wait until April for your psychic spy fix, though, I have a digital-only prequel novella, KURSED, launching on March 8th, 2015! Without spoiling anything for those who haven’t read SEKRET yet, KURSED follows a certain duo deep into war-torn Germany as they try to recruit Nazi scientists to work for the USSR during the final days of World War II. And if you still need to read SEKRET, it’s available from your local indie and online retailers as well.

Finally, I’ve been getting tons of questions about DREAMSTRIDER, my high fantasy dreamworld spy adventure coming out later this year. I don’t have a cover or synopsis for you yet, but I do have an official release date: October 6th, 2015. (Apparently you can also preorder it on Amazon?) Tor.com will have an exclusive cover reveal sometime in the next few months, and I’m sure I’ll be talking more about DREAMSTRIDER on this spring’s Fierce Reads tour. Dates and venues for that should be coming soon as well!

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In celebration of SKANDAL advance copies going out into the world, I’m giving away a signed hardcover of Book 1, SEKRET, as well as an ARC of SKANDAL!

SEKRET and SKANDAL follow a group of psychic teens in 1963 Soviet Russia who are being forced to use their powers to spy for the KGB. SEKRET is in stores now (published 4/1/14) and the sequel will be out next April, 4/7/15. I can’t share the cover copy for Book 2 without major spoilers, but here’s the copy for Book 1:

An empty mind is a safe mind.

Yulia’s father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one—not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention—and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.

If you’d like to win, just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below! This giveaway is open to US/CA residents only, but I’ll be doing an international one soon.

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