Psyched by Juli Caldwell is now available!
You can find it on Amazon, and look for it soon in paperback!
So far, great reviews for Psyched!
"This is one of those books you just can't put down. What I love about Psyched in addition to a great, spooky story is strong characters and narrative voice. Aisi is the most awesome chick, strong-willed, sassy, and deals with some crazy stuff happening with a spunkiness that I loved... Psyched is well-written, riveting, surprising and genre-busting. Teens will love this book, but it definitely has a more wide-ranging appeal."
"Aisi Turay is one awesome girl. She has power to see the dead...as in their souls...This is a great read, filled with suspense. I NEVER knew from one chapter to the next what was happening. It is well written and a very enjoyable...and a bit scary!"
Psyched is part ghost story, part suspense, part demon-hunting thriller, part budding romance, the story of a girl named Aisi who's doing her best to keep it together for her wreck of a family. She is smart, sassy, and sarcastic enough to keep things interesting. When she meets Vance on the single worst day of her life, she finds a guy who just might be the first person ever to get her, to believe in her, and to out-random her with bizarre observations at the worst possible moment. There's just something about him that she knows she can trust.
Together, Aisi and Vance wander through the memories of others to unlock the secrets of her past while battling a demon who wants to ensure she never finds what she's looking for. Aisi vanquishes demons all the time, but Malus Indolus is too strong. And he has plans for her...and her family.
Psyched is Juli's second novel, the first as an indie writer, and her first experiment with her true love as a reader: paranormal fiction. Her debut novel Beyond Perfection is also available.
You can find Juli on her webpage, Twitter, Facebook, and blog.
This is a great book. With a great cover. Seriously, how great is that cover? It's really pretty perfect for the story, too. You'll have to read the book to find out exactly why that is.
Psyched is the story of Aisi (pronounced ay-cee) who just happens to see dead people. And not all of the dead people are harmless. In fact, some of them are demons. Which at first isn't that big of a deal to Aisi - she routinely vanquishes them. Then she meets a particularly wicked demon - one tied to past family secrets who just might hold the key to giving Aisi and her family what they want most.
Along the way, she meets Vance, cute college boy who's got his own "ghost-buster" equipment that he's keen to try out. Of course, Vance has no idea that the ghosts he seeks are all-too-real, and dangerous to boot. However, he promises to keep Aisi safe so follows her on her quest.
Juli did a great job creating memorable characters. That's not easy to do with a large cast, but she does it so well that you don't even realize how many characters you're getting to know. They all play a part in her story. She also created a taut, interesting, creepy storyline in a town that isn't quite what it seems.
I was fascinated by Aisi and her family, particularly her slightly odd mom, from the beginning. Just when you think you have some idea of where the story is going, Juli throws in a curve that keeps you off balance. I like that. I hate being able to figure out a story from the beginning. She also creates a great back history for this family that ties together her strange abilities and the reason for all of the seemingly random things that have occured to this particular family.
Good and creepy, but still completely appropriate for teens, it will also entertain adults. Get your copy today.