Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.
You’re born. You live. You die.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.
Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.
…only Allie hates to fight.
In the process, they have a dark awakening when their typically predictable world collides with the complexities of the magical world. The twins face unimaginable dangers, thrusting them into an unexpected choice: to live as they always have or to learn the truth about their past and enter a world that is equally thrilling and terrifying.
More importantly, however, is whether they even have a choice, or will fate not only force this new magical reality upon them, but require them to sacrifice everyone they love in doing so?
Fated Saga Book List:
Book One: Awaken
Book Two: Shifting
Book Three: Embrace
Book Four: Broken
Book Five: Divided
Book Six: Taken
Book Seven: Control
Book Eight: TBA (expected late winter 2014)
Book Nine: TBA (expected late spring 2014)
Before he’s kicked out, he’ll need to stop his host from hurting anyone else. It’s one of the rules if he wants more rides. More rides means more movies and fishing trips, and more of those little apple pies they sell at gas stations and convenience stores, because they’re just that good.
For a dead guy, it’s a pretty good gig…until someone changes the rules.
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Jerusa Phoenix has a unique perspective of life and death. Born with a congenital heart defect and the ability to see the spirits of the lingering dead, the line between the two has always been blurred. When Jerusa meets a mysterious young man hiding in the forest, she is forced down a supernatural path that will send both life and death on a collision course.
Despite receiving several warnings—some from the living, some from the dead—to remain inside after dark, Jerusa ventures out to escape her overbearing mother. She stumbles upon a group of vampires, and is attacked for her intrusion. The mystery man comes to her rescue, killing one of the vampires, but not before Jerusa is transformed into one of the undead herself.
With vampiric blood now flowing through her veins, years of sickness melt away, and Jerusa feels strong for the first time in her life. It’s such a glorious sensation, one that she hopes will go on for eternity, but the wonder quickly fades. To all of their horror the slain vampire rises from his death, becoming a feral, savage flesh-eater, and escapes into the night.
Allowing such an abomination is a violation of the most sacred vampire law. Jerusa reluctantly joins up with the other vampires, and using her ghostly sixth sense, attempts to track down and destroy the savage before he can make others.
They must move fast, though. If the eldest members of the vampire race discover what has happened, they will destroy all those involved in this atrocity without question. This trouble began with Jerusa, and only she can set things right.