KISS ME KILL YOU
YA Paranormal Romance
Seventeen-year-old Emmy Duivel believes in true love: heart flutters, first kisses, candlelight dinners, even the crazy idea that love lasts forever. Unfortunately, she's stuck in a world of non-believers--her mom and best friend’s philosophy is “men are for fun, not forever.” Invisible in their shadows and pinned under her mom’s one-night stand only rules, Emmy has kept her romance novel collection—and crush on hot classmate, Paul—hidden.
But then the school's MVP, Jake Miller, asks her out. To her own surprise, she agrees, figuring her first date is bound to be a disaster. Her mom and her best friend tell her to take it slow and avoid kissing, and even Paul warns her to be careful on the date. However, Emmy gets carried away and kisses Jake--and he almost dies. Confused and scared she finds herself being consoled by the one person she didn’t expect--Paul.
But even as things heat up between her and Paul, Emmy demands answers from her mother, who explains the devastating truth: she’s not human and there is a price to pay for it. One human life a month for the rest of her life. And to make matters worse, the one person she thought she could trust has secrets of his own that could destroy Emmy and everything she holds dear.
Upper MG Paranormal Thriller
Fourteen-year-old half-Lakota Mitch would rather pound a nail through his thumb than hang out with his grandma and the strange Medicine Man she always has over. But when everyone in his small South Dakota town starts obsessing over a book, a sense of forboding overtakes him. He hopes the craze will pass quickly. But Lure is no ordinary book—soon teachers are stopping class to read, and Mitch's mom forgets to make dinner as she turns the pages.
Before long, it seems only Mitch and his best friend Jen have avoided getting sucked in—and the situation has become more dire. The streets are empty. People aren't eating or drinking. When Mitch's dad is injured, he continues to read through the pain, and the hospital is full of nurses and doctors absorbed in Lure, their jobs forgotten. Even as Mitch and Jen realize the town is reading itself to death, Jen succumbs to the book's pull, leaving Mitch alone. He must embrace his heritage in order to find Lure's secret ... or lose everyone he loves.
YA Contemporary Thriller
Seventeen-year-old Tori Miller never expected her passion for yoga would save her life. But when she's kidnapped by a stalker--a man in a mask who talks about obedience and punishment--her training is the only thing keeping her sane.
Tori's boyfriend, Brian, refuses to believe the police, who insist she's a runaway. No matter how jealous and stupid he was being, she would never do that to him or to her family. He knows she's in trouble, and decides to take things into his own hands, forming his own search group. He'll stop at nothing to find her.As the stress and frustration of Tori’s disappearance push Brian to his limit, Tori fights her own battle against an obsessed madman who wants all of her—even if by force.
YA Contemporary Thriller
TBD--High School Musical meets Swimfan