YA Paranormal Fantasy
Almost fifty years to the day, witch hunters came to Carolina and devoured the Willows, a powerfully gifted clandestine coven. Sixteen-year-old Collette, a powerful empath, was unwittingly one of them. A part of a long line of witches that stretches back as far as the slave auctions of Charleston, she was especially gifted.
Decades after a murderous campaign kills her mother and nearly wipes out the clan, a series of strange kidnappings prompts a member of her secret coven to make a plea for help and Collette is chosen to answer the call. But things have changed in the years since her mother spirited her away to save her life. Angels have come out of the divine closet and everyone is on the lookout for the supernatural.
Snatched from the Void, a sliver of time that has kept her perpetually sixteen, she is resurrected and must choose between a second chance at a normal life and following the warrior path of the Willows. Soon, understanding her legacy isn’t her only problem as she struggles to keep the boy who could blow her cover at arm’s length and her sanity as family secrets come to light in the midst of a serial killer.
In the end it all comes down to destiny, death and the grey places between good and evil. But then again, when you’re Willow Born death can be just the beginning.
WILLOW BORN is a 77,000 word stand alone Paranormal Fantasy with series potential that will delight anyone who has a soft spot for YA with a unique voice and a heroine that saves herself (and the guy) in the end. Fans of Natalie C. Parker’s Beware the Wild and Cassandre Clare’s City of Bones will be delighted with the book’s mix of supernatural drama, romance and Southern fantasy.
My main occupation is as a high school librarian in Atlanta, Georgia and I set all of my novels deeply in biscuit-and-sweet-tea country.