Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Release Date: June 30th 2016
Sunny Palms Press
Seventeen-year-old Cami Anders uses one word to describe her life: Purgatory. What she doesn’t know is she’s closer to Hell than she thinks.
On the run from the demon that killed her parents, Cami struggles to find her place on the fringes of the Veiled Realm, the part of the world where demons and other creatures lurk in the shadows. Striving to find a normal life in the care of a former demon hunter, who would punch even an angel to protect her, is harder than Cami ever imagined. There’s nothing ordinary about sipping holy water like it’s her beverage of choice, having stare-downs with animalistic demons, and relying on a hunter with enough secrets to fill an ocean to keep her soul safe.
When the demon from Cami’s past arrives to collect her soul, which he believes is rightfully his, she must unravel the secrets her protector has spent the last three years keeping from her. She finds herself questioning her existence and learns that running isn’t the answer. The only way to find normalcy is if she fights for it. But is it worth the risk of losing everything, including her soul, in the end?
My breath catches as Dylan’s fingers rub my cheek. I flinch away. His worry for my suffering is too hard to grasp. Could he really know where I fit or who I should be? My pounding heart echoes in my ears. I swallow the sour taste of my pride and bury my anger and vulnerability deep inside. It takes every ounce of my strength to stay still. I’m not sure if I should slap him and make him stop or simply run away with him.
“Cami,” he says. “Look at me.”
I lift my gaze, staring into his eyes. And then a thought hits me like a burning comet falling from the sky. Dylan isn’t trying to rouse the pain in my soul or carry me into a new life. He is showing me options I have that I was never aware of. I don’t have to run forever. I can find my place in the world. My cheeks warm, and my nerves settle.
Yet, his efforts are futile. I would never leave Alana, and that’s why my emotions have gotten out of control. I refuse to live a life without her, even if it makes me an outcast in both worlds.
“You’re beautiful.” Dylan tucks strands of my dark hair behind my ear. “I wish I didn’t have to go.”
“Me too.” My shoulders hunch in disappointment. I knew this moment would come. Dylan has a life to go back to. I should be used to meeting people and never seeing them again, but I’m tired of that. Why can’t I be normal?
“You could come with me.” Dylan cups my face in his hands. “Alana isn’t the only one who can keep you safe.”
“It isn’t possible. This is the only way I can try to be normal. It’s for the best.” I would love to run away from this life, but I can’t trust Dylan. I’ve known him a few hours, and it would be crazy to even consider it. I like him, but I also like chocolate, reading, and not being bothered by demons, too.
“Yeah, for the best,” Dylan mumbles.
About the Author
Ginna Moran is the author of the Destined for Dreams and Finding Nate series. She lives in Austin, Texas but is originally from Southern California.
When she realized her love of writing was her life’s passion, she studied literature and writing at Mira Costa College in Northern San Diego. Besides writing novels, she was the senior editor, content manager, and image coordinator for Crescent House Publishing Inc. for four years.
Aside from Ginna's professional life, she enjoys binge watching television shows, playing pretend with her daughter, and cuddling with her dogs. Some of her favorite things include chocolate, anything that glitters, digital design work, and organizing her bookshelves.