Wings, witches, wayward friends, and weird parents – Emma Briar has been put through the wringer. Bombarded with fresh heartache over her boyfriend Conley’s unusual dilemma, she spends every waking moment seeking answers from a confusing and elusive supernatural underground. Snags in Emma’s quest chip away at her armor as weeks become months and months become a battle to simply stay afloat. Creatures in the murky depths are counting on this … creatures that have planned something more atrocious than Emma could ever imagine.
How much can be taken from someone before they break? In the anticipated sequel to Fight, Emma’s worst nightmares beat her down relentlessly in a brutal test of strength and spirit. When every path reaches a dead end and the only way out will require a level of sacrifice far beyond the scope of a teenage girl, there might not be a way out after all.
There might never have been a way out of this.
Amber Brown is smart and she knows it. The future valedictorian has carefully mapped out her path to success from age fifteen through adulthood. No straying from The Plan, thank you. Straying is dangerous.
So when she’s forced to pair up with irritating class clown Matt Nickerson for a history project, Amber knows she’ll end up doing all of the work. There’s no way she’d let a lowlife crash her hard-earned GPA and frankly, she’s fine carrying them both for one measly grade.
There’s just one unexpected hiccup in her logic as Matt reveals a side of himself completely contradictory to his image at school … a side that doesn’t mesh with The Plan. Figuring out his hidden agenda becomes her obsession as Amber learns the hard way that everyone, including herself, has layers. In the prequel novelette to the young adult paranormal romance novel Fight, straying into the gray areas of life might not be the horror that Amber had envisioned.
In fact, the gray areas might be downright delightful.
Sixteen-year-old Emma Briar feels like a freak when baby blue lines scrape down her shoulder blades. She refuses to look at the aching marks, but they won’t be ignored. Slowly spreading, slowly darkening, they form an embarrassing tattoo that she struggles to hide. She despises them … until meeting him.
First, the weird gray lines carve into Conley Hughes’s back. Then he shoots up several inches and puts on forty pounds of muscle – overnight. He’s never felt more alone working out in public to explain away the added bulk. Out for a jog one day, the sight of a beautiful girl sprinting towards him freezes him to the spot. Her eyes are closed: the expression on her pained face, hauntingly familiar. It’s like looking into a mirror.
The unexpected surge of electricity that rattles their colliding bodies is anything but new to a secret onlooker. Something lurking in the shadows has hunted people with back lines for centuries. Conley and Emma will be hunted, too.