Thursday, April 14, 2016

Synesthesia & Seeing Time Brynn Chapman The Requiem Red #Giveaway tour w/ @PrismBookTours @RRSmythe

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The Requiem Red
The Requiem Red
by Brynn Chapman
YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
April 5th 2016 by Month9Books

Patient Twenty-nine.

A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.

Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.

But the monster has other plans. The missing girl's share one common thread...each was twenty-nine's cell mate.

Will she be next?

Synesthesia and Seeing Time 

In my new book, Requiem Red, the protagonist, Jane, has synesthesia.  

What is that, say you? It is a neural anomaly—where the senses mix—and people can taste shapes, have letters and colors paired in their minds, and a plethora of other sensory combinations.  

Parrell Williams, a modern day musician, who has written for Britney Spears and others, has musical-color synesthesia, as does my character Jane.  

The difference is…in the 1700 and 1800’s, many legitimate medical illnesses were mistaken for evil…if they could find no reason for it, it was suspicious—and people were incarcerated for trivial reasons.  

It was not uncommon for an older man, who, tired of his wife, would her admitted to any asylum on fabricated charges so that he might trade her for a younger model.  

Recently, Discover magazine ran an article dealing with people who, “See time.” 

For these folks, time is perceived spatially—meaning they mentally ‘see’ the calendar, hovering around them in a ring, in most cases AND each month has a color.  

For Jane…she not only sees musical notes paired with color…inside a particular type of music—one she perceives as all red—she hears a voice. Like a harmony to the musical melody. 

This is the reason she is incarcerated in Soothing Hills. But is the voice part of her synesthesia, an illness…or something else entirely?  

Read on to find out… 

Find Requiem Red:

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

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US PRIZE PACK: Signed The Requiem Red, The Violet Hour audiobook, and handmade "misneach" necklace (US only)
2ND PRIZE: The Requiem Red ebook (INT)
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