By: Kayla Overbey
Full Fathom Five Digital is always on the lookout for great content that has an established fanbase, namely online fanfiction and original fiction published in community forums like fanfiction.net and Wattpad.
Coming this October is the launch of one such book series: Catrina Burgess’s thrilling paranormal-YA series, The Dark Rituals. The first book, Awakening, won “Best Suspense Story of 2014” on Wattpad, where the entire series has over three million reads.
When we first reviewed Awakening and followed the main character, Colina, on her journey, we were captivated…and totally understood its success. The evil Colina overcomes time and time again through the entirety of the series, though paranormal, is relatable to everyone—particularly teens facing the emotional upheaval of adolescence.
Here’s a taste:
Seventeen-year-old Colina Campbell was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who control the spirits of the dead. After enlisting the help of a young death dealer named Luke, Colina finds she must undergo three dark rituals in order to gain the power she seeks.
It isn’t long before Colina discovers an untapped darkness living within her soul. Can she defeat her demons and survive the horrors to come?
We knew we had to publish Awakening and the three books that follow it: Possession, Revenant, and Legion. Each one is a captivating thriller that follows Colina as she faces the consequences of the dark choices she made in book #1. The covers needed to be eerie and dramatic to match the stories, and we think our designer, Fiona Jayde, knocked it out of the park:
Awakening, Possession, and Revenant are all coming out in the month of October, and Legion will follow on February 17th, 2016. To gear up for publication, we’ve launched a behind-the-scenes blog series about the publication of the Dark Rituals novels. You can find all past and upcoming entries here: http://fullfathomfive.com/beyond-the-page.
Check out the series at www.fullfathomfive.com/writers/catrina-burgess/the-dark-rituals/, where you can read the book descriptions, first-chapter excerpts, and learn a little more about the author behind it all. OR pre-order everywhere eBooks are sold!
Kayla Overbey is the managing editor at Full Fathom Five Digital, a publishing imprint of content packager Full Fathom Five that releases commercial genres for both YA and adult readers.