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The Reader

By: MK Harkins

Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: August 17th, 2016


Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.

She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos.

As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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The Reader Fun Facts:

I didn’t know who Ann would end up with until it happened.

In the first draft, the setting was going to be Ireland (Love Ireland – but I didn’t have enough in-person visuals to describe) I live in the Seattle area, so that came naturally. Also, every one of my books has Seattle as the backdrop – so I thought I’d just go with that J

In every one of my books there’s a reference to the Wizard of Oz. My mom died young, and the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was played at her memorial.  It’s my way of saying hi to her.

Most of my characters are named after people I know. Some of the nicest people have become villains (I always explain beforehand) So far, no one has un-friended me – lol.

The picture on the cover is exactly how I saw Ann while writing. When I first discovered it, I pointed and said, “There she is!”

about the author

mk harkins

MK has always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, she decided to write the kind of book she’d like to read. This resulted in the creation of her debut novel, Intentional. (Award for Best Sweet Romance – eFestival of Words- August 2014)

Unintentional, her second book, is based on the life of one of the characters in Intentional. Unintentional was written as a stand-alone book.

Breaking Braydon and Taking Tiffany have both been released. Available on Amazon.

The Reader is MK’s latest project, due out 2016.

When she’s not writing novels, she likes to spend her free time traveling the world, splashing in mud puddles (She lives in Seattle, what can she say?), watching movies and reading (!)

MK also runs her own business in her current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.

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