The Undercurrent – coming in August 2017

This week, Sarah at @commasandampersands provided a gorgeous reveal for the cover of my new book, The Undercurrent, on Instagram:

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The Undercurrent is a stand-alone (slightly) futuristic thriller set in Australia about 15 years from now. It’s being released by the wonderful team at Text Publishing in August this year. Here’s a bit more about the plot:

Eighteen-year-old Julianne De Marchi is different. As in: she has an electrical undercurrent beneath her skin that stings and surges like a live wire. She can use it—to spark a fire, maybe even end a life—but she doesn’t understand what it is. And she can barely control it, especially when she’s anxious.

Ryan Walsh was on track for a stellar football career when his knee blew out. Now he’s a soldier—part of an experimental privatised military unit that has identified Jules De Marchi as a threat. Is it because of the weird undercurrent she’s tried so hard to hide? Or because of her mother Angie’s history as an activist against bio-engineering and big business?

It’s no coincidence that Ryan and Jules are in the same place at the same time—he’s under orders to follow her, after all. But then an explosive attack on a city building by an unknown enemy throws them together in the most violent and unexpected way.

You can find out more (and pre-order if you’re really keen!) at:

I’m really excited about this book, and looking forward to talking more about it when we get closer to release date.

I posted some images from my Pinterest board for this book back in February:


And here’s a closer look at that eye-popping cover. 🙂



2 thoughts on “The Undercurrent – coming in August 2017

  1. Paula!!! That cover is stunning and somehow your blurb has me loving the characters already! Haha 🙂
    I am so excited for this book and so happy it’s nearly here. The cover really is attention getting and also has a clean, sharp and captivating feel about.

    Hope you are going well! I had a spot of insomnia during the holidays and ended up rereading all of Burn in the early hours of the morning. Time well spent! Still love Gaby and Jude and Rafa just as much as always x Nomes

    • Thanks Nomes! Lovely to hear from you. Sorry to hear about a sleepless night, but happy that Gaby, Rafa and Jude could keep you company – again! 🙂 Thanks for the encouraging feedback on the cover and the blurb. Really hope you enjoy The Undercurrent when the time comes. Xx

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