The Talented by Desy Smith

Character Summary

She’s 5’5 with hazel eyes and shoulder length black hair. She’s curvy and

very buxom. Carmel’s name matches her skin tone which reflects a light caramel

color. She’s 17 and her Talent is Water and Ice. Some people think she’s dim-

witted but that’s just a façade. Her quiet demeanor and passive nature is

associated with her Water Talent. However, don’t be fool! If you push her

buttons, her Ice Talent will show. She will become a heartless and uncaring

individual. Carmel’s equal is Devon, whom she loves dearly because he loves her

and accepts her flaws. This includes her obsession for sweets. Carmel loves being

at the H.O.T because she finally feels like she has a real family. Something she

never had before due to the fact she was a foster child.

He’s 5’10 with green eyes, and short black hair. His skin is golden due to his

mixed heritage. He’s 20 and his Talents are Water, Earth, Air and Fire. Nonchalant

he may appear to be, but in reality his true nature is kill now, deal with the

consequences later. This rash judgement causes many people to hate and fear

him; which he’s okay with. His enemies are as numerous as the stars in the sky.

His love for his equal Carmel is uncontrollable, he would move mountains for her.

Devon believes she sees the good in him and because of her, he knows he can

become a better man. Devon would be ultimately satisfied if he and Carmel were

the only two people in the whole wide world.

She’s 5’1 with brown eyes, and long black hair. Her skin tone is brown, and

she has a butt any man or woman would be envious of. She’s 18 and her Talent is

Earth. Flora is very frank and direct with her opinions and speaking her mind. Her

words can sometimes cut deep. Flora’s small size doesn’t stop her from

accomplishing anything. She sees what no one else should see. Ricky is her equal

whom she loves, because they are complete opposites. She indulges herself by

drinking tea, because it relaxes her. She’s thankful for Carmel’s arrival, and treats

her like the sister she’s always wanted.

He’s 6’1 with grey eyes, and a buzz cut. His skin tone resembles Vanilla.

Ricky is 19 and his Talent is Air and so is his attitude. He is a man of few words and

lets his actions do the talking for him. He doesn’t let much worry him or stress

him out; he may seem unintelligent compared to Devon but he’s no body’s fool.

He knows more than he’s willing to let on. His equal is Flora and he loves and

adores her because she’s independent and she’s brings chaos to his life. Ricky is

happy Carmel is at the H.O.T because it makes both Flora and Devon happy.


The Talented
Desy Smith
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance Fiction
Publisher: Floebe Publishing
Date of Publication: January 30, 2015
ISBN: 9781507799291
Number of pages: 197
Word Count: 46,170
Book Description:
At age 17, Carmel founds herself in a mental institution thanks to an ice dagger, and a woman who apparently isn’t human.  After being rescued and arriving at the H.o.T, House of Talents.  A house where no one is entirely human. She learns that she’s Talented and has the ability to control Water and Ice.
At the H.o.T, Carmel learns to control her Talent, makes new friends, a few enemies, and begins to fall head over heels for a handsome guy. Who has a few secrets of his own. Carmel begins to realize that many people want her dead because of who she is.  However she has no idea why. Can she figure it out or will she die. Look inside to find out.
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About the Author:
Desy Smith was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She wrote her first book when she was thirteen years old, because she ran out of books to read inside her home. She loves reading books as much as she loves writing her own. Desiree also loves food and sweets, if she’s not reading, she’s probably eating a cupcake or two.
She published her first book The Talented under a publishing company she started Floebe Publishing. Desy writes to provide an escape for anyone who wants to live in a fantasy world, and not worry about the trouble of everyday life. She also writes to inspire. This is Desy’s first novel, and she plans to release the second part of The Talented series during late summer.
The Talented will be a five part series. Currently she is working on another story, which she hopes to release in the fall.
Instagram: Author_Desydiva23


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