The author, Vicky Bastedo has been generous enough to offer up an entire box set of of her published works
15-year-old Joaquin can hear a man’s heart beating a half a mile away. He can see in the dark when others are stumbling. One whiff and he can tell what was served for yesterday’s dinner. But then he needs near-coma sleep to heal his brain from the searing pain. He’s a Phoshat, and his ability comes with a price.
Rumors spread about the mysterious Phoshat living in the forest around his family’s estate. Then Kallum comes, the tall stranger who leads a mission team for the king. He’s determined to add a Phoshat to the list of talents that his team boasts. He takes on the responsibility of a teenaged, untested Phoshat, and they set out, but soon it’s evident that Joaquin’s gift is so powerful that it almost swings out of control. As their journey goes on and unconsciousness overwhelms Joaquin over and again, Kallum begins to question whether Joaquin is ready for the dangerous mission that’s growing more intense every day.
Joaquin wonders too. Why was he born different than everyone else?
Roots Entwine is a young adult fantasy adventure. A tree standing alone shades no one, but entwining his life with his team moves Joaquin towards the inevitable choice he must make for them. It’s up to him to decide what the sum of his life will be, and if his inborn ability will be a curse to him or the gift that saves his friends.
Dear Miklos- a romantic adventure, set in 1970's Greece. Written as a tribute to Mary Stewart's The
Moonspinners, I really tried to emulate her 'regular girl sees the world, connects with intrigue, and shares the dangerous times with the perfect guy' kind of model. Published by Black Lyon Publishers.
Sunrise Meets the Star- a young man leaves his peasant's existence behind, dragged on a journey he didn't expect. The stranger Antaries insists that his father's will cannot be satisfied unless Verone accompanies them. On the way Verone is to be well-fed and protected, doctored and versed. Both of the young men chafe at the Will and Testament that binds them, but they have no idea of the strange fate that twists their lives irrevocably together.