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I grew up reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries before I graduated to Mills & Boons (starting with Janet Daily's Shutter the Sky).
I enjoy good love stories, tingly mysteries and wondrous adventures. When I finished college and decided to be a stay-at-home mother, I devoured books like they were going out of production, until reading just wasn't enough. So I decided to teach myself to write fiction.
I've written picture books, contemporary and romantic suspense, biracial/multicultural books, and finally YA fantasy. Most of them are still taking up RAM on my computer. Awakened is the first book in The Guardian Legacy series. It was released in September 2011 with rave reviews. Betrayed (book 2 in the series) was released August 1st 2011. Hunted, book 3 in the series, is due out in March.
When I'm not knee deep in battles between Guardians and demons, I write adult contemporary romance (the Fitzgerald family series), sassy, stubborn and gutsy women anyone can identify with and men anyone would be proud to claim. When not writing, I do things with my family, five children or my darling husband of 19 years. I live in a picturesque valley in Utah, the setting for my YA series.
Excerpt : Meet Celeste
Celeste walked to where Cade sat frozen and studied his face. She fingered his glam-rock teased hair, touched his cheek, the stud on his ear.
“Tell them the truth,” she said in her usual blunt manner. “You’d get to know if they’re cool with what you are or not.”
“Nah-uh. We have rules, and I swore to avoid breaking them.” Occasional mind control not included.
“You’re who you are, Lil. You see what needs to get done and you do it, which is why my brother is crazy about you. Even Gavyn respects your style.”
I laughed at her attempt to manipulate me. Gavyn couldn’t stand me. “Nice try. And stop touching Cade. Okay?”
A sheepish expression touched her delicate features.
“Humans fascinate me. They are complex, so unpredictable. We are simpler creatures. We are either good or bad. Guardians or Demons.” She glanced at me as though to check my reaction.
“Bran is different, and so are you,” I defended quickly.
“Whether you’re a demon or a Guardian depends on which side you support in this crazy war, not where you were born, how you were raised, or—”
“What you did last month, last week, yesterday, or a second ago.” She rolled her eyes. “We are all Nephilim.”
“Ah, you’ve been talking to Grampa.” I smiled.
She shrugged and moved away from Cade to where I stood next to Kylie. “Think about this for a sec, Lil. An opportunity has presented itself. Why would you want to blow it? Going by their unpredictable nature, these two might surprise you. I often wonder about my new friends too, you know. Will they freak out when I shift in their presence or will they be okay with it?”
I frowned. “Shift?”
“To a smoke form.”
The encounter with the Lazarus demon earlier flashed in my head and I winced. “You don’t have that ability, Celeste.”
“We don’t know that. Our mother was a Prime. Primes are equivalent to Cardinals, very powerful. What if I inherited her Lazarus genes?” She touched the choker around Kylie’s neck, studied the rings on her nose before glancing at me. When she spoke again, her voice was low.
“They say the smoke form is addictive. It gives you the freedom to do as you please, go wherever you want to go and see things without being seen, different from teleporting. Right and wrong cease to exist. What if I changed and did something to my friends?”
Celeste had never indicated she was worried about her abilities. She adjusted fast to life among humans. From her lingo to the way she dressed, she could pass for a human. Well, except for her morbid fascination with people.
I grabbed her wrist and stopped her from pulling off Kylie’s nose ring. “Demons don’t possess people without their consent. Now can you leave before the freeze wears off?”
She rolled her eyes. “So do you think we could see how they react to who we are? I will help.”
She was doing it again, trying to make me do things her way. I swore I’d never knowingly use my powers on my friends. There was another way. “I can’t, but I have a plan.”
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