This month I have the honor of co-hosting the COMPULSION FOR READING tour with Two Chicks on Books and Fiktshun This tour is to help spread the word about COMPULSION and PERSUASION, the upcoming sequel in this series by Martina Boone. I admit to enjoying COMPULSION only recently (and am kicking myself for not reading it sooner) and I became an instant fan. This southern gothic tale is addictive as it is mysteriously dark and romantic. A perfect read for fans of the Beautiful Creatures series or for anyone seeking to be beguiled by a novel that is simply amazing.

Print: Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse Audio: Tantor

Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.

Three hundred years ago, an ancient spirit cursed one of the founding families of Watson Island and gave the other two magical gifts that became compulsions. Arriving for the first time at her aunts plantation home, Barrie Watson finds herself haunted by the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cant see. With the help of Eight Beaufort, who seems to know what she wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isnt what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

If the synopsis isn't enough to mesmerize you, then you must check out the book trailer. I guarantee that the compulsion to read this book will be too strong to deny.

Praise for Compulsion:

"Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start to the Heirs of Watson Island series." Publishers Weekly

"Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it's ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!"  RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of 2014

"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you'll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Beautiful Creatures meets Gone With the Wind

As reporters chasing rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold descend on Watson Island, Barrie Watson discovers more is buried at Colesworth Place than treasure. A mysterious, magical man claims the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts and the Colesworth curse also lies beneath the mansion, and Barrie has no option but to help him find it. While she and Eight Beaufort struggle to make sense of the escalating danger and their growing feelings for each other, Barrie must decide not only whom to trust, but which gift is more reliableEights or her own. With the fate of the founding families at stake, she has to choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep her loved ones safe.
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About Martina

Martina Boone is the founder of, a Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a Tumblr site devoted to news, giveaways, and insider secrets of much-loved and up-and-coming YA series.
From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

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