The written word is fundamental to who I am and what I do. When I was a kid, I escaped reality by diving into books that perhaps were sometimes too mature for me, but gave me a glimpse of "what if". I had the typical wild imagination and I was able to dream up all sorts of crazy new worlds to sink into based on the latest book I'd read.
Newly crowned Queen Angeline Robart is in a world of trouble in this continuation of the heart-pounding paranormal Bloodtruth series.
With her father's passing, Angeline's enemies are rising from all sides. She needs allies, but doesn't know who to trust. There is Connor, the handsome vampire who captured her heart, but as rumors of a vampire attack within the capital city's walls reach her ears, she is forced to wonder if Connor has betrayed her.
Malin, her Chief Advisor and betrothed, is harboring his own secrets. With Malin's ties to the Clan, the ancient puppet masters of Altera's fate, it seems clear that he is eyeing a much bigger prize than just Angeline's hand in marriage.
Angeline must save the capital city, control her own demon, and unravel the knotted threads of Altera's bloody history to find answers before it's too late.
The Bloodtruth series: Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1) / The Queen's Betrayal (Bloodtruth #2)
Blood never lies, but people do...
With the King of Altera on his deathbed, all eyes are on his only child, eighteen-year-old Angeline Robart. The crown princess is called from her studies to return to her father's side, but is kidnapped en route by Connor, a mysterious rogue who has his own reasons for becoming involved in the high stakes game of political intrigue.
Facing the consequences of a freak accident that even Connor could not prevent, Angeline must travel a dangerous path to regain control of her fate and her kingdom. Her impossible choice forces her to rely on the man who epitomizes everything generations of her family tried to destroy.
As the last of the Robart bloodline, Angeline discovers that enemies she thought long conquered have been lying in wait for just such an opportunity as her father's death to turn events to their advantage. Worse yet, by uncovering those secrets, Angeline is forced to confront the possibility that no one ever expected her to take the throne in anything but title alone.
But the more she learns about Connor, the more she realizes they have far more in common than she ever expected, and that could make him just the ally she needs.
Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1) is the first book in the Bloodtruth series. The Queen's Betrayal (Bloodtruth #2) is available now!
A girl's obsession turns into a shockingly real destiny in this YA paranormal thriller.
On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Violet Swanson is introduced to a world that she never knew existed. Thoughts of finals and college applications fly out the window when she finds out that the topic of her final term paper, the Fountain of Youth, may actually exist.
Together with her best friend Margo, and a pair of handsome, mysterious brothers, Violet is drawn into the search for the Fountain's location, which includes deciphering clues from her own family's history. All will be revealed on Violet's birthday, but only if she survives to see it.
The epic collision of good and evil that began in The Soul Garden (Twisted Souls #1) continues in Twisted Souls (Twisted Souls #2), the second installment of Cege Smith's Twisted Soul series...
The four survivors of Soul Implantation Day 3675 went into hiding as the rest of the Territory of Malm was ravaged by an old foe hell-bent on total domination. As the focus settles on the last untouched outpost of humanity, Samuel, the new Head Master of the nearly annihilated Office of Souls knows that something must be done in order to bring the human race back from the brink of total extinction.
Samuel's secret weapon is Cameron, the last recipient of a soul from the Fountain of Souls before it was destroyed. Cameron's destiny has set her on a path to face down the ultimate evil and hopefully save mankind. Time is against them as the survivors discover that nowhere is safe from their enemy's reach, and they must rejoin the outside world and fight before it is too late.
In this thrilling continuation of Cege Smith's paranormal Shadows series, Ellie Coulter made a deal with the devil, and now it's time to pay the price.
It doesn't take long for Ellie to realize that the shadows that have swirled around her life since her parents' death were far from a coincidence. As more of her true destiny is revealed, it comes with the knowledge that she is a lynchpin in a much larger and more dangerous game. And the being who trapped her in her new "home" has no intention of ever letting her go.
As Ellie races to find a way to escape, she is sucked further into the darkness and must come face to face with ugly truths about who she really is. She has to decide who to trust and that includes the man she loves. As facts give way to lies, Ellie begins to question everything. But one thing remains clear: Ellie must find a way to defeat her captor before she loses everything, including herself.
The Shadows series: Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1) / Shadows Deep (Shadows #2)
In a post-apocalyptic world known as the Territory of Malm, infants are born soulless. With a hideous appearance and unquenchable hunger, they are kept out of sight until they are Chosen.
Long ago, the residents of Malm placed their faith in the Office of Souls to lead them and keep them safe after the human race was almost destroyed in the time known only as "Before". But someone long forgotten has other plans, and that means unleashing an unspeakable evil into their world.
Soul Implantation Day 3675 starts out like any other, and follows the paths of six people who are destined to meet in the courtyard of the Fountain of Souls: the lead acolyte for the Office of Souls, an adult soulless who has been biding his time for a soul, the Soul Garden's caretaker, and the parents of a Chosen with their daughter, who has a destiny far greater than anyone imagined.
They bear witness to a soul implantation ceremony gone terribly awry which forms the backdrop of the beginning of an epic struggle between good and evil.
Beware what lurks in the darkness of Cege Smith's paranormal Shadows series...
Darkness has been Ellie Coulter's constant companion since her parents' untimely death when she was eight, and she harbors a secret that never fails to remind her that she's different than everyone else. Fresh off a failed marriage with a man who harbored his own dark secrets, Ellie shut herself off from the world as a form of self-preservation.
For months, Ellie's protective bubble includes nothing but her coffee shop, her few friends, and her dog. The attention of a handsome young doctor, David Mitchell, pushes her out of her comfort zone, and Ellie warms to the idea that she may have found a risk worth taking.
Then one of Ellie's friends abruptly leaves town; entrusting her home to Ellie's care. The house has its own mysterious past that draws Ellie into a tangled web of deceit. Her ex-husband resurfaces with premonitions of Ellie's death. And suddenly Ellie's life is being turned upside down yet again.
Something old and evil has found Ellie, and wants to keep her all to itself.
Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1) is the first book in the Shadows series. Shadows Deep (Shadows #2) is available now!