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THE PATH KEEPER by N.J. Simmonds—A “gritty and fresh” new young adult series featuring angels, past lives, and romance

“[touches] on some weighty topics… Debut novelist Simmonds blends romance with fantasy [that will] appeal to those who like their romance laced with a bit of grit…” —Kirkus Reviews

“…ambitious…crafts an interesting world where archangels rule all beings and every soul chooses its path.” —Foreword Reviews

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What if our lives were mapped out before birth?
Does anyone have the power to change their destiny?

The forbidden romance of Twilight
The brutality of Game of Thrones
The grittiness of A Court of Thorns and Roses

Welcome to N.J. Simmonds’s The Indigo Chronicles

What if every coincidence was a tiny miracle? What if every life was already mapped out before birth? What if someone had the power to change the path they were destined to follow?

The Indigo Chronicles by N.J. Simmonds, is a sweeping YA series about love lost and found set against the backdrop of Spain and London. Mixing urban fantasy romance with history and esoteric mystery, the series focuses on destiny and the invisible threads that bind us and offers a fresh and innovative twist on archangels and reincarnation.

The Indigo Chronicles explores the concepts of destiny and eternity, as seen through the eyes of Ella and Zac. The Path Keeper, book one in the series, introduces readers to Ella, who hates her new life in London and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets the mysterious Zac. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense.

The Path Keeper is receiving rave reviews, and fans and readers are heralding Ella and Zac as this generation’s couple to fall in love with. Featuring mature themes, this series pushes the boundaries of young adult fiction and will especially appeal to adults who enjoy reading YA. Recommended for ages 15+.

The series will be enjoyed by readers and fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses, Fallen, True Blood, Red Queen, Game of Thrones, and The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Author: N.J. Simmonds
Title: The Path Keeper
Series: The Indigo Chronicles, book 1
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Publisher: BHC Press

Available Formats
Hardcover, 978-1-947727-80-9, $26.95, 416 pages (includes an exclusive short story)
Softcover, 978-1-947727-81-6, $15.95, 392 pages
Ebook, 978-1-947727-82-3, $7.99
LCCN: 2018948480
Category: Young Adult / Fantasy / Romance
Distribution: Ingram, Overdrive, Publisher’s website

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Hardcover edition features the exclusive short story “One Day I’ll Fly Away”

About the book: Ella hates London. She misses her old life in Spain and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets Zac. He’s always loved her but isn’t meant to be part of her story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense. A world full of danger, lies, magic…and angels.

The Path Keeper is a passionate tale of first loves, second chances and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate?

To learn more, including where to purchase, visit our website.

Read an excerpt of The Path Keeper

More Advance Praise for The Path Keeper

“This is urban fantasy romance at its best. Fresh, beautiful, and moving, I couldn’t put it down.” —Anna Day, internationally acclaimed author of The Fandom

“Simmonds writing flows like poetry, each sentence meticulously crafted. …a solid edition to the YA fantasy genre.” —Julia Wierzbicki, author of The Scavenger

“…unlike any book I have read before!” —Eliza and Books Blog

“I was hooked from the very beginning…emotionally charged…” —Cindee Maynard, Cindee Reads

“…Simmonds weaves together lives and timelines to create a masterful romance.”           —Samantha Eaton, NetGalley reviewer

“I loved this book! It wasn’t anything like I was expecting a YA book to be…a page turner!” —Susanne B., NetGalley Reviewer

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N-J-SimmondsAbout the author: Natali Drake, who writes under the pen name N.J. Simmonds, has written articles for various UK newspapers and online publications. She co-founded the online magazine The Glass House Girls in 2015 and is a regular contributor. Originally from north London, she studied feature writing at City University and began her career in corporate publishing and marketing before moving to Spain to write and to raise her family. She now divides her time between her two homes in the Netherlands and Spain with her husband and two daughters. The Path Keeper is her debut novel.

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