2015 Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention for YA Horror
2016 New Apple Summer eBook Solo Medalist for YA Horror
Maura finally found the truth she was always seeking...or has she?
After being left in the dark for all of her life, Maura's father, Maxwell, has finally returned to reveal sinister family secrets Maura could never have dreamed possible - including his revelation that she is one of The Born. But his daughter soon discovers both he and her mother are keeping pieces of her reality hidden, still. As Maura struggles to unravel the mysteries surrounding her new existence and discover every piece of the cryptic puzzle, life appears intent on casting stumbling blocks across her path with every step forward.
Tragedy seems to stalk Maura, and those around her, as she stumbles along, altering the young changeling's family, just when they have all come back together. The changes left in its wake could be for the better, or may threaten their existence, entirely.
With the arrival of Christmas comes the opportunity for Maura to draw close to everyone she loves - and finally reunite with Ron, the man she loves. But permanence has always eluded her, and, in her current state of flux, this pattern endures, as fate seems intent on snapping the threads that bind her to those she holds most dear. Maxwell's good intentions pave a road for Maura, littered with misery, while her mother, Caelyn's, desire to shield her family from pain may tear her away from them altogether. The perfect happiness in the young vampire's grasp is so easily swept away and dragged under, out of reach. Can Maura erupt from the darkness and confusion to break the surface and find the life she's always dreamed of?
In the midst of chaos, assistance materializes in the form of another of her kind - ephemerally beautiful, yet explosively volatile, this new vampire may prove capable of unlocking the puzzle box Maxwell seems intent on securing from her sight. Maura will discover the darkest parts of herself in her quest to understand the being she is destined to become. Her newfound friend has some shady intentions of his own - such as thwarting the love that has grown between Maura and Ron. Following in the wake of the impulsive vampire's misguided instruction may further pull a naive Maura down into the depths of ultimate despair, heartbreak...and even destruction.