YA Paranormal Romance/Thriller
Hallie’s life didn’t turn from mind-numbingly ordinary into a total freak show by chance.
Bored with her average life, Hallie dreams of the day life will intrigue her. The new guy at school, Colton, is tall, dark and totally swoon-worthy. Sounds awesome. It would be if he didn’t treat Hallie like she’s the bane of his existence from day one. So not awesome. His disarming and enigmatic personality makes Hallie yearn to punch him—or kiss him. To say he’s confusing is a massive understatement. Hallie’s curiosity is unrelenting. She needs to know who—or what—Colton is and where he came from. His cryptic answers only lead her to question her sanity.
Colton conveniently leaves out a few major details when he reveals his secrets. Hallie finds herself in seriously hot water and doesn’t know who to trust or what to believe. The only certainty she has is this:
She will never be the same.
She will never forget.
And that’s assuming she can find a way to survive the lies.
First 150 Words:
My entire life has consisted of nothing but normalcy and dullness that makes me want to stab myself in the eye with a pen just for dramatic effect. Maybe that’s why most of my free time is spent pretending I’m someone else in an exhilarating place. The excitement fizzles when I shut the book. So I run as fast as I can toward something better. When my feet stop moving, I’m always back at home—back to everything that is ordinary.
The wind was whipping past me, blowing strands of hair backwards. My legs were moving me so fast that it made the cold, early-evening air feel even colder as it blew past my face. I didn’t mind though. Running felt awesome.
I took my usual path between the apartments, past the office buildings and Saffron Park. Without slowing down I flipped through my music selection. Just as I found a song I wanted, I slammed into something rock-solid.