Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Black in Time by Brynn Chapman (Blog Tour)

 

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Black in Time
(Synesthesia Shift #2)
By Brynn Chapman
YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 143 Pages
April 6, 2021 by Burns and Lea Books

Patient Twenty-Nine, or Jane, is within reach of her heart's desire: a home outside of Soothing Hills Asylum, where she has been raised.

Her sister Jules wants to take her in, and a man, Mason, is deeply in love with her and wants to care for her. But before Jane can leave, she must be examined by the Board of Lunacy. Jane is still hearing voices and songs from the cornfield outside the asylum, voices and songs that tell her what she must do, and that no one else can hear. So the Board may not allow her to leave.

But the asylum is becoming more and more dangerous. Its lead alienist, Dr. Frost, has disappeared, there have been frightening sightings of a woman in white, running through the corn at night, and perhaps worst of all: lobotomized women from the asylum are turning up pregnant.

Jane is desperate to get away and go to her new home. Mason and Jules only want to rescue Jane from the asylum.

But there is a complication: for Jane, the voice in the corn calls. And she must obey.

EXCERPT:

“Dr. Grayjoy, please, might I have a word?”
I follow Gentile, white-knuckling my clipboard as I pass a flurry of white, outstretched fingers waggling
through blackened, wrought iron bars—like white doves in so many cages—amid murmurs of, “Please, I
am not like the others.”
A hand finds purchase on the tails of my laboratory coat, and I halt, searching for the face of its owner.
I stop at the cell and give the woman’s hand a heartening squeeze, meeting her dark brown, desperate
eyes head on. “Cornelia. You know I am to see you on the morrow. We shall discuss all of your concerns
at that time. I give you my word.”
Tears well and fall down her lined cheeks I pull out my handkerchief and hand it to her.
“There, there, my dear. All shall be well.” She blows her nose, and I add, “You shall be well. But you
must give us time.”
She wipes her eyes with the back of her hand and attempts to hand it back to me. “If’n you says so, Dr.
Grayjoy.”
“I say so. Keep it. I shall retrieve it from you on the morrow.”
This seems to provide the needed reassurance that we shall meet. A tremulous smile breaks on the
corners of her cracked lips. “Thank you. Bless you, Jonathon Grayjoy.”
Gentile has halted, a quasi-irritable expression crossing his lined face, giving him the look of an
impatient, shriveled potato.
“Jonathon, if you stop for all your patients’ concerns, you completely negate the idea of rounds. Your
approach would more likely be termed circles.”
“Yes, sir. I apologize. My empathy is dually blessing and curse.” Gentile hobbles

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Other Books in the Series

The Requiem Red
(Synesthesia Shift #1)
By Brynn Chapman
YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
February 4, 2019 by Burns and Lea Books

Life for Patient 29 is full of medicated day dreams of a life outside the walls of Soothing Hills Asylum. But fantasies are not all that consume her. A monster roams the halls of the sanitarium she reluctantly calls home and three girls have been found dead. The dead girls share one common thread . . . each was 29's cell mate. As the investigation gets under way, she retreats into her mind, listening to the voices that call to her. She is endowed with the cursed gift of perception. Through it, she hears messages carried upon the notes of music, discerns words hidden among the strokes of paintings, and minds pleadings for help from the corn field outside.

Could the key to the murders lie within 29's broken mind? Mason, an orderly, does not see 29 as a lunatic and as his belief in her grows so does her self-confidence. The possibility of one day leaving the asylum seems less and less like a fantasy. But the monster has other plans for her. Leaving will not be so easy, at least not while she is alive.

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About the Author


Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.


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- One winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and an audiobook of HERE WALK THE DEAD
- Ten winners will receive a print copy of REQUIEM RED

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