Author Alex Hayes Kicks Off The Chameleon Effect series with “Silken Scales”

New Shelves Books announced that “Silken Scales" from author Alex Hayes is now available for purchase. This is the first book of the Chameleon Effect series featuring shape-shifting teenagers who have extraordinary superpowers.

“Silken Scales,” Book One of the Chameleon Effect series, from author Alex Hayes, is now available for purchase. The young adult/new adult paranormal fantasy novel is the first part of a planned five-part series featuring shape-shifting teens with extraordinary abilities.

“Silken Scales” follows seventeen-year-old Idris Williams whose life appears perfect. He has confidence and great looks, a famous father and a beautiful girlfriend, but all is not as it seems.

His father has it all worked out for Idris to follow him into motivational-speaking stardom, when all Idris wants is to make music. Things are not looking good for his future and then Idris morphs into something green and scaly.

Cadi Rhoswen thinks she’s finally found a stable home and foster parents she can love, until a malicious boy turns her world upside down and forces her on a New Year’s Eve journey across state lines. While wondering the streets of a ski town in Upstate New York, she is drawn to a crystal that leads her to this lizard boy with a smart mouth and a massive ego.

In order to change Idris back to his human self, Cadi must reveal a secret she has been holding close to her heart for as long as she can remember. Her secret will send the two teens racing to close a wormhole ahead of a deadly army intent on invading Earth.

According to author Alex Hayes: “If you’re hooked on YA/NA romance with a paranormal twist, you’ll love the Chameleon Effect series.”

Alex Hayes grew up in Northern England and the San Francisco Bay Area, and spent some of her adult years in Massachusetts and Colorado. Hayes wrote her first fiction story when she was only twelve. Inspired by her mother’s storytelling, she began work on her first novel, “Ice Cracks,” at eighteen.

Hayes received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In her twenties, Hayes moved from Marin County, California to Boston, Massachusetts, where she built a career as an IT professional in database engineering. In 2004, Hayes self-published “Ice Cracks,” which became a semi-finalist in the 2005 Independent Publisher Book (I.P.P.Y.) Awards.

In addition to writing, Alex is renovating a 450-year-old hacienda in Guanajuato, Mexico, together with her partner, Lee, and a team of local artisans.

A satisfied reader of “Silken Scales” stated: “I love the characters! Enjoyed the blend of modern day and science fiction. Looking forward to the sequel.”

More information can be found at You can also follow Alex on Twitter at @AlexHayesAuthor.

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