Thursday, 29 April 2021

Blog Tour: Black in Time (Synesthesia Shift #2) by Brynn Chapman {Excerpt + #Giveaway} @Brynn__Chapman

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Author: Brynn Chapman
Title: Black in Time
Series: Synesthesia Shift #2
Genre: YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook
Pages: 143
Publication Date: April 6th 2021  
Publisher: Burns and Lea Books

Patient Twenty-Nine, or Jane, is within reach of her heart's desire: a home outside of Soothing Hills Asylum, where she has been raised.

Her sister Jules wants to take her in, and a man, Mason, is deeply in love with her and wants to care for her. But before Jane can leave, she must be examined by the Board of Lunacy. Jane is still hearing voices and songs from the cornfield outside the asylum, voices and songs that tell her what she must do, and that no one else can hear. So the Board may not allow her to leave.

But the asylum is becoming more and more dangerous. Its lead alienist, Dr. Frost, has disappeared, there have been frightening sightings of a woman in white, running through the corn at night, and perhaps worst of all: lobotomized women from the asylum are turning up pregnant.

Jane is desperate to get away and go to her new home. Mason and Jules only want to rescue Jane from the asylum.

But there is a complication: for Jane, the voice in the corn calls. And she must obey.


“What are they hiding?” I ask.

Jonathon leans in, inches from my face, murmuring so fast I have to strain to catch his words. “This is going to sound mad. The other night… I followed Gentile into the corn.”

My eyebrows rise. Voices and shouting come from the antechamber as the barrister and chief inspector do battle. “Quickly, man!”

“I… I think the corn transports people to… another time.”


“I followed him to the center of the corn. And… a mist rolled in. And then there was a foghorn, and the sound of a maritime bell. Like I was seaside. Gentile walked in a few feet but seemed as if he could go no farther—could merely watch.”

I sit down, my eyes never leaving Jonathon’s face.

“I… saw a massive ship. The likes of which I have never seen here. And it… was sparking and crackling, like lightning was wound round its hull. Like St. Elmo’s Fire.”

I cock my head.

“St. Elmo’s Fire is a strange, blue—”

“I am well aware. My cousin was a sailor. He sketched it for me many a time, crawling like ivy up the sides of a ship… It sounds mad.”

He paces. “I know. I know. I have questioned my own sanity since that very night. And then Patient Zero appeared. And Gentile was not surprised—he seemed to be expecting him. They watched together as that ship disappeared from the harbor… and the fog dissipated. I nearly had to run to get out of sight. Gentile and Patient Zero are up to something dark. Something most unnatural.”

“What has this to do with Jane?” Footsteps.

“Grayjoy, that is enough. You can see him tomorrow during visiting hours,” the chief inspector booms, talking quickly for us.

As he spins on his heel, he murmurs quickly, “Maybe everything.”

Other Books in the Series

Author: Brynn Chapman
Title: The Requiem Red
Series: Synesthesia Shift #1
Genre: YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook
Pages: 300
Publication Date: February 4th 2019 
Publisher: Burns and Lea Books

Life for Patient 29 is full of medicated day dreams of a life outside the walls of Soothing Hills Asylum. But fantasies are not all that consume her. A monster roams the halls of the sanitarium she reluctantly calls home and three girls have been found dead. The dead girls share one common thread . . . each was 29's cell mate. As the investigation gets under way, she retreats into her mind, listening to the voices that call to her. She is endowed with the cursed gift of perception. Through it, she hears messages carried upon the notes of music, discerns words hidden among the strokes of paintings, and minds pleadings for help from the corn field outside.

Could the key to the murders lie within 29's broken mind? Mason, an orderly, does not see 29 as a lunatic and as his belief in her grows so does her self-confidence. The possibility of one day leaving the asylum seems less and less like a fantasy. But the monster has other plans for her. Leaving will not be so easy, at least not while she is alive.

About the Author

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.

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- One winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and an audiobook of HERE WALK THE DEAD
- Ten winners will receive a print copy of REQUIEM RED

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  1. An intriguing cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a good read. Thank you for sharing the book and author details