Foreseen (The Rothston Series #1)

ABOUT Terri-Lynne Smiles

Terri-Lynne Smiles
Although her mother was raised in Hawaii, Terri-Lynne was born and still lives in Ohio, where she lives with her husband and the world’s most loving but intellectually-challenged dog, who will chase a stick into a burning fire if no one stops her. She prides herself on crafting novels  More...


A secret organization, four college students, and the ability to alter quantum states with their minds. What could possibly go wrong?

The Rothston Institute can secretly manipulate the decisions of anyone in the world – from ordinary friends to government leaders – using the abilities of its operatives known as adepts. Having discovered that she possesses these special skills, college student Kinzie Nicolosi is training to assist Rothston in protecting humankind from destruction. A student missing an exam? A construction worker fired for an industrial accident? A Congressman ruined in scandal? Necessary consequences of honing her skills for the greater good. But Kinzie brings more than her remarkable talent to Rothston. She bears an unexpected power that rivals Rothston’s own … and the clash may be something none of them can control.

“Foreseen” is an adventurous twist of genre, much recommended. ~Midwest Book Review

The Kirkus Review calls Foreseen “A worthy sci-fi thriller à la Dean Koontz,” concluding that “Smiles has proven that she’s skilled at crafting a nuanced page turner.”

"First time author Smiles has devised a convincing supernatural culture. Her novel is so richly detailed that the reader accepts that this separate society of adepts exists and has its own storied hierarchy. The theoretical concept behind adepts is clearly explained so that even a reader who has never taken a physics course will find it easy to understand ... By continually paying such close attention to detail, Smiles has proven that she’s skilled at crafting a nuanced page turner.

A worthy sci-fi thriller à la Dean Koontz." ~The Kirkus Review

"Foreseen" is a blend of fantasy and political thriller... an adventurous twist of genre, much recommended" says the Midwest Book Review

As the story opens up in it’s deceptive simplicity, I was thrown a curve ball. The deeper I read, the more I realized that this book housed so much more than a group of extraordinary teenagers out to save the world. It addresses the human condition and the age old quandary of where the ethical line begins and ends. Kinzie and Greg develop not only their relationship but they mature into deeper individuals who can make decisions for themselves…It was a wonderful story full of action, adventure, love and science. Categorize it however you wish, but give this entertaining read a try. ~Bookend Chronicles