The Warwicks of Slumber Mountain
A clairaudient trades her soul to a mysterious family who uses her ESP hearing to communicate with a mountain spirit. More
LINDY, almost eighteen, hears voices from distressed creatures that others don't. But she isn't crazy. She's a clairaudient.
After fleeing her stepfather's abuse, she lives with her grandmother at the bottom of Slumber Mountain owned by the wealthy Warwicks. Scattered throughout the world, clan members drift in and out of the mountaintop mansion like wraiths. People say they’re different. Maybe even witches. Cross them and your children sicken, your garden withers, your dog dies.
Lindy avoids them until one night The Voice makes her rescue GARETH WARWICK from drowning. When she takes him to the mansion, his aunt plies her with tea that puts her to sleep. Then the aunt proposes a trade: in return for fame and fortune, Lindy will loan her soul to the Warwicks. They need her clairaudient ability to communicate with the mountain.
It’s wrong to give away her soul, but Lindy wants desperately to be like other people, untainted by a sordid past. Maybe if she becomes successful, someone like Gareth can love her.
In a weird, erotic dream, Gareth takes her into the heart of Slumber Mountain and brings her back. But she’s dreaming. And it’s only a loan. She’s not really giving away her soul.