The Rothston Institute has fallen to those who seek the key to controlling humanity – a secret held deep within Kinzie Nicolosi’s own body. Scared and on the run, Kinzie’s life becomes entangled with a collection of loners, adding the wrath of their own foes to the dangers she faces. Outmanned and outgunned on all sides, none of them can protect Kinzie or the world from the true evil behind the threats – something far more terrifying than anything they have encountered.
And it is waiting…
The saga of Kinzie Nicolosi continues in Choices, the second book in the Rothston series. Author Terri-Lynne Smiles once again convincingly explains world events through the interference of adepts who are able to control the decisions and actions of others.
Noted as having “a native talent for imaginative storytelling that her readers find unfailing enjoyable,” (Midwest Book Review), and “skilled at crafting a nuanced page turner,” (Kirkus Review), Terri-Lynne Smiles creates novels filled with realistic characters, a quick pace, and a bit of a puzzle for the reader and characters to chew on. The novels of her Rothston Series met with acclaim from professional reviews and readers alike, as entertaining reads that explore the lure and misuse of power in a contemporary world in which “adepts” can change the decisions of those around them.
Prior to becoming a full-time author, Terri-Lynne’s analytic skills were put to work as a health care attorney, where she was recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, an Ohio Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Ohio. With the release her debut novel, Foreseen, to rave reviews in Summer 2012, Terri-Lynne left her law practice behind to devote more time to writing and meeting readers and has never looked back. When not writing or making appearances, she and her husband spend their time drinking wine and laughing at life’s twists and quirks. Find out more about Terri-Lynne at www.terrilynnesmiles.com
The chivasta - the seven lobed endless knot depicted on the cover - plays more of a role in Choices than it did in the first book in the series, Foreseen. But in writing Foreseen, I knew I would need a symbol for adepts - a means they could have used to silently identify themselves to each other in olden times. I researched various ideas and discovered that something resembling a Celtic knot goes back to antiquity in nearly every culture around the globe. More interesting, in all the iterations of the form, those with five, six, or eight lobes are pretty common, but ones with seven lobes are extremely rare. Hence, the seven lobed chivasta was born as a symbol that could be worn or used to adorn a building which the "commons" would think nothing of, but would be immediately recognized by other adepts.
Each lead-mullioned window we passed bore the twisted knot of a chivasta like the pewter one that hung from Kinzie’s neck. Mark Collier had taken it off her for safekeeping before she’s arrived at the Greene County Memorial Hospital yesterday, and returned it after breakfast. To me, the symbol of adepts bound her to this place, but I couldn’t ask her to give up her only connection to the genetic family she’d never known.