Embrace (The Embrace
Release Date: 12/20/11
Summary from Goodreads:
Madison is familiar enough with change,
and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away
from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible
for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But
when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.
Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She
quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the
unknown to be with him.
Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes
delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape
their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.
Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will
leave you spellbound.
Hold Tight (The Embrace
Release Date: 08/20/13
Summary from Goodreads:
one little spell?
When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what
you want…and ruining the lives of everyone you love.
Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is
learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t
even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide.
Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid
brother and doing chores.
But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison
instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her
idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing
beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison
discovers she’s the next victim of a threat she’s powerless to resist…and
there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.
Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must
figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one
of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.
There was something in the way he’d said it that sent an elated shiver through me. Not because I was nervous to be alone with him, but because I had a sudden urge to cover his mouth with mine. That would be so unlike me, but at that moment I wanted to grab the front of his shirt and pull him closer. It took me a second to compose myself, and I had to focus on my words to get them out in something that resembled a calm tone.
“Oh, really?” I glanced around his dungeon-like room. I’d happily be his prisoner.
“Really.” Isaac crouched down, one hand resting on the floor on either side of me, his smile devious. “Aren’t you in the least bit curious why?”
My pulse raced in a mix of excitement and longing. His cologne combined with the scents of his room and made my head spin. My reply came out weaker than I meant it to.
“First, it gave me an excuse to get you down here.” He ran his hand over my ponytail, giving it a gentle tug before placing his hand back on the floor next to me. He was enjoying himself. “And second, now I can do this.”
He vanished from our sight, but we heard him speak. “You got to keep the last girl we fought over in your realm. It’s only fair I get Madison.” His voice bounced off the walls, making it impossible to tell where he was.
Until his cold breath skimmed the back of my neck. I spun around.
“I am not an object up for auction to the highest bidder,” I spat either to his face or to thin air. It was impossible to tell.
“You don’t want to upset me further than I am, or you won’t be the only Riley I claim as my own.”
Fear paralyzed me. “You wouldn’t.”
Long fingers wrapped around my biceps, pinning my arms to my side. He materialized, tugging me upward so that I was on my toes, my ear inches from his mouth. “A better question would be, have I already? Stop fighting and come with me.”
middle grade novels. I love finding new stories that keep me up late reading.
While my favorite genre is fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with
characters that come alive I’m all over it.
My debut novel EMBRACE is now available from Omnific Publishing.