BETWIXTYA Contemporary Paranormal
You think your high school sucks? Wait till you get a load of Purgatory High.
GODDESS IN THE MECHANICA
YA Steampunk or Gaslamp paranormal
Tess O’Dell, a 16 year old orphan, who constantly sees things that aren’t there, wants answers and vengeance, and yes, in that order – fostered to a theater family affords her neither. Then she receives an invitation to a marvelous school, run by a friend of her real parents, Miss Carmilla. Now, perhaps she’ll get what she wants.
Sebastian St. Cyr, 16, knows exactly who he is, or what he is: Nephilim. Now, if only he could forget it. He spent his time searching with his Air Pirate father for the fiend who used Sebastian’s powers to force information from friends of his father’s, until he, too, receives an invitation to a special school.
Tess and Sebastian are like magnets, at times attracted and at others repelled. But as Tess starts to learn about her and her classmates’ strange biology – an experiment with oldgod artifacts and human babies – an artifact is stolen in front of the entire class. More experiments, or something worse? Just as the class starts to train for serious battle, not only does Tess find out a bewildering secret of Sebastian’s, but Miss Carmilla is kidnapped.
They both want to find the mad scientist responsible for the kidnapping and their fates. But can Tess forgive Sebastian long enough to work together to save Miss Carmilla, and possibly the world.
Adult Contemporary Romance
A young widow "goes blonde," dying her hair and booking a cruise -- she's taking a vacation from her grief. Sun, sails, and mystery man sex seem to be doing the trick. Too bad his ex wife had an affair with her dead husband. D'oh!