The Undercurrent is available from 31 July 2017

In May, 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. 🙂



  1. Emily says:

    When will the Undercurrent be available in the States? I was hoping to grab a copy to take to the beach!

    1. Paula Weston says:

      Hi Emily,
      No word yet on that front – but I’ll post any updates on this site and my social media accounts.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Tara says:

    Dear Paula
    I’ve been waiting for your new book since the last Rephaim book. I ready the series over and over. But still the waiting is killing me?
    So today the undercurrent would come out but apperently and unfortunatelly not in the netherlands. Please could you let me know when there is a e-book availlable in Europe?
    Love your work. Thanks for sharing!
    Kind regards

    1. Paula Weston says:

      Hi Tara,
      Thanks for the message. I have no news of availability of ebooks in Europe at this point in time, but will post any news on this site if/when that happens. 🙂

  3. nomesr says:

    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

    1. paulaweston says:

      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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About Me

I’m the author of the Rephaim series and The Undercurrent.

For my day job, I’m a writer-journalist-professional communicator, where my writing involves a lot less profanity.

I grew up in regional South Australia and now live in the Scenic Rim with my husband and a retired greyhound.

If you’re interested in how I came to land a publishing deal, you can read the short version in this post from August 2011. There’s a longer version (in a guest post) here.

Paula Weston

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