Forbidden (Book one of Every Shadow Lifted)
Deep beneath the roots of the rainforest, a cancer has festered in the darkness for generations...
Princess Kiara has grown up in a cave where people living there have believed one imprisoning lie for generations: there is no such thing as the outside world. Though, she herself has always felt like there must be more, when she stumbles upon a letter from her mother who she thought was lost forever and learns she’s not only alive, but alive somewhere on the surface, trapped in a prison, deep in the heart of the jungle, all her suspicions are put to the ultimate test of their mettle.
She is determined to find a way out, but escaping a city your own father rules over is no easy feat, especially when your not sure who you can trust.
On her search for light, she encounters both horrors and wonders, and creates an unlikely connection with an orphan boy with secrets to tell when she catches him mining gems despite the strict rules prohibiting such activities.
Up against her own fears, self doubt, and darkness itself, she soon finds out some of the hardest fights never leave the battlefield of one’s own heart.
Can she bring herself to trust or even hope long enough to fight her way out of the darkness? Or will her own chains around her soul keep her locked down.
Launched into the adventure of her life, she set out to find her mom, but first she has to find herself.
Caverna had far too many secrets, but the twisted vines of the jungle tend to hold their skeletons just as close to their chest.
At last reaching the sunlight, Kiara and Hadyn soak in every ray, struggling to believe even their own senses, but the journey is far from over.
Kiara thought her biggest problem was escaping Caverna, but the wide open world of the surface might not be as free as it seems, not to mention, it’s bigger and stranger than she could have ever imagined; what unfolds after they are inexplicably drawn to a curious jungle village proving far stranger than even the rainforest itself. Bathed in all its blue fire, the vivid nocturnal life of Tykaraijre contrasts the somber, strict diligence of its days, its people and chief a greater puzzle still.
Hadyn’s distrust rears its head, to the point that Kiara wonders if he even trusts her, while she on the other hand is all but swept up in fascination and curiosity for the village.
Jealousies and suspicions abound when knew faces drive wedges between their friendship and far too many unanswered questions begin to build up, but before Kiara realizes something’s not right, a nagging illness warrants more concern, impeding their journey’s progress.
Her ambitions were greater than falling into yet another prison, but what do you do when the world’s so big, it makes you feel smaller than you ever thought you were?
Jericho (Forerunners 1)
The desert is good at hiding things, some more dangerous than others, and it's up to four strangers to uncover the disease festering just beneath the sands...
The Forerunners is a fan continuation of the Harbingers written by some of my favorite authors, Frank Peretti, Bill Myers, Angela Hunt, Alton Ganskey, and Jeff Gerke.
My sister, Emilie, mom, Ami and I each wrote from a perspective of a character, and the first book is mine.
Jericho starts with Daniel, the last Harbinger, all grown up at eighteen years old and just trying to enjoy his now relatively normal, safe life. But when a graduation present to himself, visiting the old tattoo parlor, becomes the catalyst to a new adventure, Daniel has to ask himself, is he ready for this all to start again?
Quite literally crashing into the lives of three new faces, will he be able to come to terms with the idea of replacing the first people he ever called family?
-There's Isabella Talbot, the kindhearted, Hispanic beauty with an incredible, healing gift.
-Kat Turner, a talented artist with a smart mouth and a fierce attitude.
-And Ben Carter, a brooding loner with more to him than meets the eye.
Thrown together in a supernatural turn of events, they must work together to solve the mysteries waiting just outside their small, Californian town.