Look Who Dropped By Today: Megan O’Russell

It’s my very great pleasure to have Megan here again. I was given the opportunity to read and review her absolutely incredible and entertaining novel prior to its release, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Megan crafts a wonderful tale of magic combined with events in the life of a boy, unsure about his place in the world and his future. The angst he feels is easily to appreciate and I empathized with him. Life hadn’t been kind to Jacob. He lost his mother, the girl he thought of as his best friend, his no-good dad, his school, and the only place he’s ever called home. Now, Emilia’s back in his life, but he discovers he’s in danger because of a talent he has that may well be a curse. Just when he thinks things might start looking up, he realizes the girl he wants belongs to someone else.  No spoilers. Put The Tethering on your reading list. It’s well worth it. In fact, I’m on pins and needles waiting for the next installment of this fantastic story.  

So, what’s Megan up to these days? 

Right now I am living in Denali, Alaska. It’s amazing. Hundreds of us come out here to work in this beautiful park for an entire summer. The scenery is beautiful, the days endless, and the material for new stories rampant.

There are three lies in Denali. One: I will not drink tonight. Two: I will not be back next year. And three: I love you. As a romance writer, watching these three lies come to fruition over and over is incredible. You watch the masses gathered at the bar drink their “Bake Mistakes” and wait to see what happens next. Some find a new place to sleep for a night, some have a romance under the midnight sun, and every once in a while, we get a summer wedding. Sometimes with green card involvement.

Watching the creation of relationships gives you such an interesting insight on how love (or lust) begins.

My new release currently available for pre-order is a Young Adult fantasy novel entitled The Tethering.

Let Megan tell you about the book herself:


About The Tethering:

All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.

Jacob Ev21480311ans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover.

When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?

Clearly, Jacob doesn’t fall for Emilia in a bar. He’s too young to be going anywhere near one. But the rush of seeing someone and knowing that somehow they are special is the same, no matter what the age. The fear of losing your heart and the struggle to win someone else’s are the same, whether you’re a wizard or a worker living out a summer in a national park. The difference between magic and reality isn’t about how the emotions feel. It’s about how a heart is won.

Add The Tethering to your Goodreads wont to read list

Follow Megan O’Russell on Facebook

Twitter @MeganORussell

For more great books and to follow The Tethering‘s journey to publication, be sure to visit her publisher’s website



Author: mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.

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