How many authors say, “It all started with a dream”? I know that line has been used time and time again, but in this case, it really did. I dreamed of Thia, her life in The Hive, her hidden abilities, the tainted water, and her time with Evan. One vision of the two of them together was so vivid I can still recall it. They were sitting in a car together, his eyes on the road, and he turned to look at her. I could see every detail of his handsome face, but more importantly I could see his love for Thia clearly etched in his smile, and the crinkles next to his eyes. Sometimes, I wake up and the worlds I have ventured to in my slumber just flutter away. Not this one. These characters stuck with me, wanting their story told.

They were still lingering in the back of my mind when I went to the PennedCon writing convention in St. Louis Missouri last year. It was then that Tish Thawer suggested we partner up for a writing project. Loving Tish and the idea, I jumped at the chance. When the conversation came to stories ideas, I wasted no time pitching Thia’s journey. Luckily, Tish fell in love with it just as I had. Over an amazing salmon salad we brainstormed the characters, their abilities, their world, and even the strain of the serum that infected them: TS901. Or as we know it: Tish, Stacey, September 1st—the day we decided to give this co-authoring thing a go.

I can’t speak for Tish, but this has been an amazing experience for me. She challenges me to bring my writing to the next level, to try techniques I haven’t before, and to partner up to expand our reach and shoot for the stars. For all of that, I am so very blessed that Thia came to me in a dream, to supply me with the seeds I would need to help this story bloom.

Stacey Rourke

About TS901

by Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer
Publication Date: August 1st 2017
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult


Tainted water for the good of the people. Fluoride and vitamins to sustain the health of the human race. Added ingredients to extend and elevate the quality of life. All good things, right?


Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge.

Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.

Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1.

Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.

About the Authors
Tish Thawer
2017 – #1 Bestseller in Historical Fiction (Witches of BlackBrook)
2015 – Best Cover – Penned Con (The Witches of BlackBrook)
2015 – Readers Choice Award – Blogger Choice Awards (The Witches of BlackBrook)Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received a RONE Award nomination (Reward of Novel Excellence), as well as nominations for Best Cover, Reader’s Choice, and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery).

Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

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Stacey Rourke
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

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