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Grey, by Christi J. Whitney

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 by LylaBardan   2 Comments | Posted in Author Releases

Grey by Christi J. WhitneyToday, I welcome Christi J. Whitney to my blog to announce her debut release, Grey, Book 1 in The Romany Outcasts Series (HarperCollins/HarperVoyagerUK).

YA adventure fantasy
Digital Release Date: 30 April, 2015
Paperback Release Date: 30 October (only in the UK)

Available with: HarperCollins, HarperCollinsUK, Amazon, AmazonUK, Barnes and Noble, iBooks

Sebastian Grey always thought he was a fairly normal teenager – good friends, decent grades, and a pretty sweet job in his foster brother’s tattoo shop.

But when Romany gypsies arrive in town, Sebastian discovers his world is not what it seems. There is an age-old feud between his family and the gypsies – and this isn’t the only secret his brother has been keeping from him. His life is not his own. The girl he’s been dreaming about has just turned up at school, and he feels compelled to protect her at all costs.

Even if that means life might never be normal again.

Book Trailer:

Amazon | Goodreads | HarperVoyager’s official cover reveal

SHADOW (Book Two in “The Romany Outcasts Series”) – March 2016.


I was an avid reader as a kid, and I wrote stories constantly, but after college, I put my own writing aside and became an English and drama teacher. During Christmas break in 2008, an idea for a new story came into my head, and I scribbled out a few scenes. Later, I shared my ideas with some of my students. They immediately urged me to keep writing. And I did.

The Romany Outcasts Series came to life as a culmination of a fairy tales, combined with some research I’d been doing for my family tree, and it was directly influenced by my own love of characters and books in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. I absolutely adore fantasy, especially the idea of magical and unearthly things existing alongside the normal world. My favorite characters have always been the sidekicks and the unlikely heroes, those that are quirky and even awkward at times but have a heart of gold.

Christi J. Whitney is a former high school theatre director with a love for the dramatic. She lives just outside Atlanta with her husband and two sons. When not spending time with them or taking a ridiculous number of trips to Disney World, she can be found directing plays, making costumes for sci-fi/fantasy conventions, geeking out over Doctor Who, and watching superhero movies.

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2 Responses to "Grey, by Christi J. Whitney"

  1. Comment by Angie Fox
    October 1, 2015 9:47 pm

    Grey is a great read. I’m really looking forward to book II.

    • Comment by Takeshi
      February 26, 2016 6:34 pm

      Hello,Just writing to say that I albsluteoy adore both of your novels: they’re some of the best fiction I’ve read in years (and, certainly, the best modern fiction I’ve gotten my hands on in recent memory ).Please, please, please keep on writing. I can’t wait to see what you turn out next (whether it’s in the Nights mode or otherwise) Thanks again for these beautiful fictions,Jourdain

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