Genre: YA Historical Romance/ Mystery
Publisher: Month 9
Date of Publication: June 18 2014
ISBN 978-1-939765-38-3 print
ISBN 978-1-939765-38-3 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-939765-66-6 E-Pub
ISBN 978-1-939765-67-3 Mobi/Kindle
Number of pages: approximately 300
Word Count: 63000
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn't fit the role of a proper 1900's lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella's dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment--to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child's play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal ... or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
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Character Name: Henry Watson (Arabella has sucked up the limelight—so it was time for Henry to take center stage)
Character Bio: Henry Watson, second son of Dr. John H. Watson.
Henry is the prodigal son. The son who did not follow his father’s footsteps into medicine. The son who, as a younger man, was nearly expelled from boarding school for behavior unbecoming of a soon-to-be-scientist.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
“Hmm. Well, my worst would depend whom you ask. My father would say my impulsivity. Arabella would say my arrogance. I would say…I am not as tenacious as I would like to be.”
“My best? My way with words, I suppose.” *big smile.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
“That I am a changed man from my boarding school days.”
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
*Steeples fingers. “Well, it won’t be a secret, then, will it?” Sighs. “I suppose that I have loved Arabella from the first time she pushed me down…and ground my face into the mud puddle. Yes, I like a forceful sort of woman.”
What are you most afraid of?
“Next question. I am a believer of voicing the fear, gives it power and life. I’d rather my fears stay where they are—locked in my head.”
What do you want more than anything?
“These are difficult. Are you always so direct?” Stares out window. “I suppose I want what everyone wants. To be surrounded by people who understand me. And I would like to beat James as chess.”
“Who is he? My frustrating brother.”
What is your relationship status?
“I am very happy to say…taken. Which is very new for me…but I must say, it already feels like a well-worn suit.”
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
“I allow my step-mother dress me.”
How much of a rebel are you?
“Hmm. Again with the difficult questions. Now…I feel I follow rules a little too much. Several years ago—I never found a rule I couldn’t break.” Looks over shoulder. “Sorry, father.”
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
“That I graduated from boarding school. That I was able to master the art of the moulage. That I convinced Arabella to be mine. “
What is your idea of happiness?
“Right now, is very much all the happiness I can stand.”
What is your current state of mind?
Cocks eyebrow. “Anxious. We have another expedition within a fortnight and to say I am unprepared is an extreme understatement.” Face colors. “How many people read this little publication of yours?”
What is your most treasured possession?
“I think that goes without saying.”
What is your most marked characteristic?
What is it that you, most dislike?
“Improper use of grammar. No, not really.” Taps lips. “Dishonesty.”
Which living person do you, most despise?
Hands fist. “Dr. Fredrick Stygian.”
What is your greatest regret?
“That it took me so long to stand up to my father…and Bella’s father. They did their utmost to keep us apart.”
What is the quality you most like in a man?
“Well, my mates are hilarious. So I guess…humor.”
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
“Confidence. Intellect. Do I have to choose just one?”
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
“My favorite book is Alice in Wonderland. Yes, I know that is an odd choice.”
Which living person do you most admire?
Rolls eyes. “Heaven help me that I am admitting this out loud. He shall never, ever let me hear the end of it. My bloody irritating, know-it-all, father.”
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
“I’m a tad wiry.”
What is your motto?
“We know what we are, but not what we may be. ~Shakespeare.”
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome.
Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.