The action-packed conclusion to the MORE Trilogy is here!
Ava Michaels is gifted, powerful, and — whether she likes it or not — part of a plot to take over the world.
It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered she has ties to an ancient people living in the shadows of the human world, despite their superior gifts and abilities. A select few don’t like hiding, however, and think it’s time to take control.
Now Ava’s caught up in a conspiracy in the works before she was even born. In fact, her birth was an integral part of the plan. She’s one of the Twelve, the most powerful Race ever created, and they were created for a purpose.
Turns out, Ava doesn’t like being told what to do.
All she wants is to start a new life with her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, but before they can even think about that, they must join forces with former enemies, seek out some powerful new friends, and figure out what exactly the Twelve, and their power-hungry leader, are up to.
Then, they have to find a way to stop them.
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The End of MORE
“How does it feel to end a series after such a long time writing it?”
It’s a question that a lot of people have asked me recently, for obvious reasons. The MORE Trilogy has taken up a lot of my time and effort over the past three-plus years, and it is difficult – a little bittersweet – to let it go. The characters have become like friends to me, in a lot of ways. I mean, I’ve spent more time with them than with some of my real life friends!
It’s strange to think that I won’t be writing any more about Caleb and Ava, but at the end of TWELVE, I believe we leave them in a pretty good place. Those crazy kids are going to be okay, I think.
Still, I think there might be more to tell.
I’ve been kicking around an idea for a story featuring our favorite Protector, Tiernan Ross.
“Three miles south-southwest,” he said, stuffing his phone back in his pocket. “I think we better go my way.” He held out his arms, and Tiernan’s eyes widened.
“No way. You know I hate shifting.”
“Come on, we don’t have time for this.” Caleb waved him forward with both hands. “It’s perfectly safe.”
“Yeah, spreading my atoms all over God’s creation is safe. Right.” Tiernan backed away and turned to run.
Caleb beat him to it, shifting to stand right in front of him.
Tiernan stopped short but not before bumping right into Caleb, who grabbed him and held on tight.
“You might want to close your eyes.”
But it was too late.
Caleb shifted them not quite three miles but close enough. They materialized on a heavily wooded hill, and through the trees, he could make out a lake to the west.
“Damn it, Foster.” Tiernan stumbled out of his hold and bent over, placing his hands on his knees as he retched onto the damp earth.
“I told you to close your eyes.” Caleb popped an R-cube into his mouth and started toward the lake. “Come on. We need to get going. I can feel her. She isn’t far.”
Tiernan wiped his mouth and started after him. “Wai—”
A fireball shot over their heads and slammed into a tree, and the dry pine needles erupted in flames.
Tiernan cursed and ducked down to run toward Caleb, who was hunkered behind a large rock. “Looks like we’ve got company.”
“Yeah.” Caleb peered over the top of the rock.
“You see Ava?”
Caleb dropped back toward the rock as another fireball shot past, closer than the last. “No. There are two of them, though. Christopher—”“The pyro?”
Another fireball hit the rock in response.
- TWELVE, Chapter 14
How can you not love him? I really don’t know if I can leave Tiernan behind with the end of TWELVE, so it’s possible I’ll write a stand alone story for him at some point in the future. I’m not sure exactly when, or how long it will be, but I have a few ideas, so I think something will eventually come of it.
So the answer to the question about how it feels to end a series is one I didn’t expect when I started MORE. It doesn’t really end. If there are more stories in the MORE universe that come to mind, I’ll write them. Who knows what the future holds? Although I’m saying goodbye to Caleb and Ava, that doesn’t mean we’ll never hear from them again.
That’s one of the best parts of being a writer. The stories never end. 🙂
BTW – I LOVE the idea of a story about Tiernan – Mich x
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T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.
In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short stories A Piece of Cake and Window, which also won a Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award for Short Story/Fantasy. Her new YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without a paranormal or fantasy element, although she believes love is the best kind of magic.
TWELVE, the final installment in the MORE Trilogy will be released October 9, 2014.
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