Featured author of February: Heather Sunseri

Sometimes I am really excited about a book or an author without even reading one of their books. I didn’t know exactly how to feature that on my blog, so I decided to write about an author I haven’t read anything from yet every month. It’s called “featured author” and I hope that you guys will be introduced to some authors you don’t know (and actually I don’t know either). Anyway, it will be a surprise to both you and me.


(I got this from her website, so all the credits to this text go to her of course!)

Heather Sunseri was raised on a tiny farm in the smallest of towns in thoroughbred horse country near Lexington, Kentucky. After high school, she attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in accounting. Always torn between a passion for fantasy and a mind for the rational, it only made sense to combine her career in accounting with a novel-writing dream.

Heather now lives in a different small town on the other side of Lexington with her two children, and her husband, Mike, the biggest Oregon Duck fan in the universe. When she’s not writing or working as a CPA, she spends her time tormenting her daughter’s cat, Olivia, and loving on her son’s Golden Retriever, Jenny.


I found out about Heather through either Goodreads or Twitter, I don’t know. But what I DO know is that I was mesmerized by the cover of her book “Mindspeak” (and its sequel Mindsiege) which I will introduce by getting the synopsis from Goodreads 🙂

Mindspeak (Mindspeak #1)


Author: Heather Sunseri
: Young Adult/Sci-Fi
Publication: Sun Publishing
Release Date: January 1st 2013
Pages: 396
Spoilers: No, just a Goodreads synopsis.

She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.
Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.
But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.
After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide.
As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.”

What I think: I think this synopsis sounds REALLY REALLY exciting and I’m sure going to read it! You can order it on Amazon for free at the moment, down below you can click the link to do so.

Mindsiege (Mindspeak #2)

ImageAuthor: Heather Sunseri
: Young Adult/Sci-Fi
Publication: Sun Publishing
Release Date: December 14th 2013
Pages: 372
Spoilers: No, just a Goodreads synopsis.

“An intruder has seized control of Lexi Matthew’s mind, putting those closest to her in grave danger.
When someone snakes into Lexi’s head and threatens Jack’s life at Lexi’s own hand, she must quickly decide: leave Jack and the web of lies and controversial medical science behind in order to protect him, or stay and fight to regain control of her own mind but risk Jack’s life.
Before Lexi can choose, she’s immersed into the underground world of the International Intelligence Agency, where she discovers the realm of cloning and mind control is much larger than she and Jack ever imagined and is growing bigger and more dangerous.
As the band of teenage human clones uncovers more of their supernatural abilities, a dominant force inside the IIA is at work to take over their powers. Can Lexi stop the person who has invaded her mind before the IIA captures them all, or will she sacrifice herself to save those she loves?”

What I think: I think this book sounds even better than the first one, and after reading other readers reviews, I’m sure the second book is even better than the first book (which is very rare).

Official Website



As for my first edition of featured author: I believe this one if very successful because even though I haven’t read anything from Heather Sunseri yet (next week this will be different), I do believe her books are amazing (Mindspeak has 3.99 stars and Miendsiege has 4.36 stars on Goodreads) and I recommend this book to people who LOVE young adult scifi with a fresh new thing in it!


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