Teddie’s life as a sixteen year old hasn’t always been easy, but nothing has prepared her for the unexpected dangers she encounters as an exchange student in Darjeeling. A frightening world in which young girls are bartered and sold stretches its icy fingers into the beautiful resort town and touches her friends one by one.
Terrified, Teddie finds that her own mind develops a unique ability for locating her friends and that an ancient group of mind travelers is willing to train her to use her new skill to save these girls. It will require trust in ideas she barely believes, and more courage than has ever been expected of her. When it becomes clear that the alternative is her friends’ deaths and the unchecked growth of an evil crime lord’s empire, Teddie accepts the challenge and shows those guilty of unspeakable crimes just how powerful a young woman can be.
About the 46. Ascending:
c3 is part of 46. Ascending, a collection of loosely interrelated novels about five very different family members who each discover that they can do the extraordinary when circumstances require it. These books are designed to be read as stand alone stories or in any order.
If you enjoy c3, consider z2, the tale of Teddie’s father as he learns to use his ability to warp time to protect Teddie and her friends against a threat from a violent white supremacy movement at Teddie’s high school. You may also enjoy y1, the story of Teddie’s brother Zane as he develops an odd ability to alter his appearance, and x0, the story of Teddie’s telepathic mother as she finds herself the unlikely hero in a rescue mission in Nigeria.
c3 became available on Kindle January 31, 2014. It will be out in paperback and in other electronic bookstores early this summer. The other books in the collection can be purchased now in all formats.
Watch for d4, the story of Teddie’s older sister, in late 2014.
Meet the Author
Sherrie Roth grew up in Western Kansas thinking that there was no place in the universe more fascinating than outer space. After her mother vetoed astronaut as a career ambition, she went on to study journalism and physics in hopes of becoming a science writer.
She published her first science fiction short story pretty easily, and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next story. When it finally came, it declared to her that it had to be whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.
The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down and explained that in a fit of practicality she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and had spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was that she had found it at least mildly entertaining and ridiculously well-paying The bad news was that the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money.
Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and the further good news was that they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved dearly, even though to be honest that is where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. “It’s about time,” were his exact words.
Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and apparently had done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie’s head for decades. The only problem was, the book informed her sternly that it had now grown into a six book series. Sherrie decided that she better start writing it before it got any longer. She’s been wide awake ever since, and writing away.
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I had never heard of Sherrie Cronin as an author until I was able to review this novel. It is the fourth in a series of six, but they can be read independently, which is nice. The books are about the Zeitman family and their unique abilities that they possess. I felt that it was awesome that I could have interacted with the book, if I chose, with the blue links that were listed on the pages. Pretty snazzy! I will have to go back through for another reading and do that. For the sake of the review time frame, I chose to just read the book straight through. This novel is about Teddie who is a 16 year old. The story starts off with a pretty weird scenario of a four year old Teddie watching her brother get sick in the bathroom and then get scared to death by an occurance. The story then moves forward nine years to where we are experiencing the Teddie when she is thirteen. She again is able to see herself in kind of an out of body experience and is frightened but also stunned that she is able to do this.
We follow multiple girls stories as they are thrown together in a foreign exchange program in India including Teddies’ best friend, Michelle. The twins that we meet on a side note in the story discover that they can talk to each other through telepathy. which is awesome. We get to know all of the characters separately that way when they come together in the story we know more about them. Michelle is kidnapped and Usha disappears. This is when the girls are brought together in the story. It was nice that for so much going on the athor made it nice and simple to follow. I hate for there to be different back stories and characters and then you end up confused. That is not the case with this novel. Everything is put together beautifully and I will be going back to do the interaction with the story that I did not do on the first read. I like that the books are able to be read independently from one another because there are times where you just can’t read a whole series. I usually am not drawn to this type of story but I loved it and will be huntin down the others in the series!
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.