According to her bio on Smashwords, independent author M.M. Gavillet is a writer of Young Adult fantasy novels. Gavillet is a lover of antiques, gaudy jewelry and frozen yogurt.
Thanks to Gavillet’s generosity, you can snag her “Blackbirds” trilogy for free from several online bookstores.
Here’s more about each book:
Book One: “Gathering of Blackbirds”
Summary: When fifteen-year- old Emily Moore buys a necklace at a thrift shop , she didn’t expect that purchase would land her in the middle of an ancient struggle between powers of lost civilizations.
It isn’t until she saves Gabe, a fellow classmate and a boy she hardly knows, from two strangers that drifted into the small Midwest town of St. Francis, does she realizes the danger she had fallen into. This is Emily’s first encounter with the Alliances Creed, a group devoted to securing magical implements.
Now, caught red-handed with a magical pendant, Emily must prove her innocence or suffer consequences of the laws of Atlantis.
With Atlantis and many hidden worlds at risk, it is up to the Blackbirds-a small group of the Alliances Creed, to save magic from evil. Gabe, leader of the Blackbirds, protects Emily, who can suddenly hear silent messages sent centuries ago, only strengthens her ties to Atlantis. But how can a human girl do this? That is what the Blackbirds would like to know…
Book Two: “Band of Blackbirds”
Summary: Emily Moore’s life will never be the same, especially when you have a magical amulet everyone wants, an enchanted wall to destroy, and follow messages left by her deceased mother. But Emily is far from alone. With the magic implement securing alliance known as the Blackbirds , she not only finds their help, but a connection to them she never guessed.
Now in Eutopia, Emily’s Receptor abilities strengthen as she tries to find the Black Abyss-the only place to secure her amulet. What she finds there isn’t what she expected. There’s more to the amulet than just magic and it’s up to Emily to decide what to do with it.
Separated from Gabe, Emily is drawn into Eutopia and the inhabitants there-especially an Outlander that is half beast and half human and sworn to protect Eutopia’s wall.
With the fate of many worlds in the balance, it is up to Emily to look beyond her own desires, save magic from evil, and do it before it’s too late.
Book Three: ”Alliance of Blackbirds”
Summary: Emily Moore never thought passion for antique jewelry would reveal a secret past, heritage to a hidden world, and the responsibility of securing a powerful amulet.
With the glass people hot on her heels, Emily protects the amulet containing their stolen magic . If that isn’t enough, she must decide if she can trust David, her once abusive boyfriend and the only one to help secure the amulet.
Along with Gabe and the Blackbirds , Emily searches for the fabled Pandora’s Lock-the only way to contain the glass people . Seeking the Alfheim’s and a renegade pirate’s wisdom, the Blackbirds discover Pandora’s Lock is something constructed-a portal, but something must lure them to their prison-bait-Emily’s amulet and a guiding light-David who was poisoned by his father and on the verge of transforming into a glass person.
With Eutopia’s Wall nearly complete, Atlantis on the threshold of destruction, Emily holds everything on a slender chain-including bringing her mother back from the grasp of the glass people. In the end, Emily is faced with one final choice…live in the Eutopia-the world she came from, or Atlantis the world she come to love.
When you go to get the Blackbird trilogy free, please make sure to check out M.M. Gavillet’s other books. There are a couple that are not a part of the trilogy that are free, as well.