Keeper of the Watch
Genre: YA Sci-fi/fantasy
Black Rose Writing
Chase Walker is beginning to doubt his sanity. From the moment he turned eighteen, a strange paranoia has taken over his mind. It all started the moment he discovered his uncle’s old watch...
Black Rose Writing
Barnes & Noble
Excerpt from KEEPER OF THE WATCH:
“The electric shock vibrated through his hip and traveled up his body. Chase clutched at his hip and remembered the watch he had placed there that morning. He tore the thing out of his pocket, and though it was hot to the touch, surprisingly it didn’t burn him. It was an unfamiliar kind of heat, and he felt drawn toward it. He did not have an urge to drop it on contact, instead, he irrationally wanted to get as close as he could. It was almost ... welcoming. It beckoned him. His left wrist began to ache, and he once again felt the magnetic pull of his body toward the watch. It was as if it needed him to put it on, and his body reciprocated that need. As before, he could feel every cell of his blood as it flowed in his veins and pumped through his beating heart in a mesmerizing swish-swish swish-swish, which kept a perfect rhythm to match the ticking hands of the watch. In that moment, his body came to life as it never had before, and his mind went blank except for this one all-consuming connection. He reached out for the watchband ...” –Chapter 2, Chase Walker
“The watches are powered by your blood, and if you couple with your watch, you will not be able to remove it from your wrist until your year of jumping ends. It will become a part of you.” –Chapter 17, Alyx Eris
“My blood flows through the watch. We are one, this watch and I. As blood is pumped through my body, it is also pumped through the watch. The same will be true of you and your watch. Each watch contains the blood of every ancestor that has worn it.” –Chapter 17, Alyx Eris
“Before his eyes, the watch began a magical and massive transformation.” –Chapter 25, Chase Walker
“That’s the thing about adventures, he thought. They’re often only adventures after they’re over, and that’s only if you manage to survive them. It’s a fine line separating adventure from tragedy.” –Chapter 34, Chase Walker
“He stopped, head tilted down to look at her. “This is my favorite place, and I want to share it with you. Only you, Alyx.” –Chapter 71, Chase to Alyx
Kristen L. Jackson lives in Reading, PA, with her husband, two grown sons, and three large-breed dogs. She has been a teacher for over 20 years, and writing for children of all ages is close to her heart. Her debut young adult sci-fi novel, KEEPER OF THE WATCH, is available now, and her children's picture book, JOCELYN'S BOX OF SOCKS, will release in late 2018/early 2019. She enjoys writing, reading, and spending time with her family at their cabin in the Pocono mountains of PA.
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