Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late?
Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.
Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.
Dog! I’ve always had dogs, but never a cat and I don’t think that’ll change unless I find a stray kitty.
Ice cream or Sorbet?
I really love mango sorbet and my favorite icecream parlour has an amazing dark chocolate sorbet. Never heard of chocolate sorbet? You’re missing out! So I guess: sorbet!
Heels or flats?
Heels. I’m only 5’4 and my husband is 6’3, so heels are pretty much required if I don’t want to feel like a dwarf.
Knives or sword?
Umm, I’ve never used either of the above in a fight. I guess a knife is more practical since you can hide it under your clothes. A sword on the other hand probably would get me arrested…
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon!
Iced tea or hot tea?
That depends. In winter: hot tea. In summer: iced tea (but only the homemade kind!!!)
Snow or rain?
Snow. I love snow in the Christmas time, but more than a couple of weeks is too much!
Movies at home or Movie Theater?
Movies at home. I love lounging on the sofa with the husband and watching movies. But occasionally a movie theater visit is wonderful too!
Soda or Juice?
Well, during the day I mostly drink water, but in the evening I drink Diet Pepsi (pretty much the only soda I like, unless you count Ginger Ale). I seldom drink juice. They’re too sweet, but occasionally on the weekends I drink a glass of juice (pear or mango!) for breakfast.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. I often find Facebook confusing. They change their rules and most of the time I don’t even realize it. Twitter stays mostly the same and it’s easier for chatting.
Actual book or eReader?
Actual book. I don’t own an eReader…
Actual book or Audiobook?
When I’m walking our dog or working out on the elliptical I enjoy listening to an audiobook, but generally I prefer actual books because I can put them on my shelf (I only have audible for audiobooks) and I don’t get as immersed in audiobooks as I do when I’m reading a real book.
Spring or Summer?
Summer. While I love when the trees and flowers start to bloom, I don’t like that it’s still cold in spring (at least in Germany). I crave heat and that pretty much only happens in summer in Germany, if at all.
Fall or winter?
I don’t like either much, but if I have to choose I have to say winter because of the wonderful Christmas markets in Germany.
Long Sleeves or Short Sleeves?
Short sleeves! Even if it’s quite cold, I prefer wearing short sleeves.
Young Adult or New Adult?
Young adult. I don’t think I’ve read any New Adult books yet. I like reading and writing about the teen years. Also, many New Adult books have a strong focus on romance (not all of them, I know.) and when I’m reading from the POV of an older protagonist I simply prefer to not have a lot of romance. If I don’t read YA or middle grade, I mostly read adult crime fiction and thrillers.
Vampires or Werewolves?
They’re both fascinating. For me it’s a tie with this one. Love them both!
Ghost or Zombies?
Zombies! There’s just something about people rising from the dead and eating the living that I love!
Action movies or Chick flicks?
Action movies!!! I love James Bond, Lethal Weapon, Alien, Indiana Jones, Avengers, Iron Man, Bad Boys etc…The only Chick flicks I liked were The Devil wears Prada and Bridget Jones.
Horror movies or Mystery movies?
I don’t watch much horror. One reason for that is that my husband hates horror and we usually watch movies together. I love reading horror, but prefer mystery movies.
Mountain views or Ocean views?
Ocean views. I love the ocean. I wish we had a house at the beach.
Susanne Winnacker studied law before she became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, a dog that looks like a sheep and three bunnies that have destroyed every piece of furniture she's ever owned in Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals. When she isn't writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen, experimenting with new vegan dishes.
She blogs for The League of Extraordinary Writers.
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