Jordan Deen was born in a small town outside of East St. Louis, Illinois. When her family home burnt down, she discovered her love of story telling by creating inventive ways their home perished. She continued her love of writing since, but primarily worked on short stories and poetry. In 2008, Jordan discovered the world of young adult novels and was hooked. She read her way through the entire YA collection at Barnes and Noble in just a few weeks. She penned her debut novel,'The Crescent', over the summer of 2009 based on a hyper-paranoid summer night when her german shepherd would not let her into the house.
Jordan currently lives in Southern California with her husband and son. She still frequents Barnes and Noble and at time of posting, is working on 'Half Moon' the sequel to 'The Crescent'. More information about Jordan's other works in progress can be found at www.jordandeen.com.
'Life is about the journey...'
Seventeen-year-old Danny Cummings' life is far from a fairytale, but that's okay since he doesn't believe in happy endings. After spending a year in juvenile hall for maliciously beating his sister's boyfriend, Danny embraces his badass image. Spending most nights drinking, fighting and collecting gambling debts for his Uncle, Danny's life is out of control. His addiction to the bad boy lifestyle won't let him do anything about it, even with his family begging him to go straight. But, when fifteen-year-old Lauren McIntosh stumbles into one of his nightly escapades, the self-proclaimed anti-romantic can't concentrate on anything except Lauren and the fact that she's on the same path his sister was on. Danny knows true love happening for the villain is as common as gamblers paying their debt on time, but he's never backed away from a challenge before and he hates the idea that history will repeat itself.
Growing old with the man she loves-in the small town where she was born-is the only dream Lauren McIntosh has ever had; that is until her family is practically run out of town amidst rumors of arson and adultery. So, when she meets Danny at her new school and hears the rumors about his activities from her new friends, she wants nothing to do with him or the gossip that seems to follow Danny everywhere. After a dangerous and ill-fated attempt at sneaking out, she develops unwelcomed feelings for Danny that he seems to reciprocate. But, Danny's unrelenting pursuit makes Lauren nervous, especially since he's the only one that wants to know the secrets surrounding her family's move. Lauren can't tell if Danny's intentions are true or if he has other plans for their newfound and unlikely friendship. The only way to figure out is to let him in and that could destroy everything, including the popularity and social acceptance she desperately seeks.