Eighteen-year-old Roxie Sebastian lives a charmed life, and she knows it. Too bad she can’t feel it.
All her life, she’s felt disconnected from the world around her. Everything changes just before graduation, when she’s drawn to an eerie, brilliant light-which narrowly misses her as it blows up her friend Lincoln’s car. Clearly someone’s after Roxie, and finally Lincoln tells her the truth: He and Roxie are angels, beings from another dimension, and that light is her soul, separated from her human body in a traumatic birth.
Once a skeptical Roxie rules out the other possibilities-like Lincoln created this delusion to escape his abusive father-she accepts her gut-deep knowledge of the truth. But someone has been screwing with her light, using it to commit crimes, and their actions are about to cause irreparable damage to two worlds: the one she lives in, and the one she can’t remember.
Aided by her best friend Jordan, her boyfriend Tucker, and Lincoln, Roxie tracks down the criminal and uncovers many more secrets not only of her past, but of the history of their race on Earth. And then Roxie faces a horrible dilemma-the only way she can stop them from ripping apart both worlds is to fuse with her light…which could be tainted by the evil with which it was used.
Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. She has had 24 novels, 7 novellas, and 16 short stories published by several publishers, most recently with Soul Mate Publishing, Entangled Publishing, and Carina Press. She recently debuted her Fusion Series, a young adult paranormal adventure series, with Full Fusion, as NJ Damschroder. Learn more about those books here.
Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, she does freelance editing and proofreading. She and her husband have two grown daughters, one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)
- What is on your nightstand?
Nothing exciting, unfortunately. Alarm clock, landline phone with old-school answering machine (I know, right?!), whatever book I’m reading (or my Kindle), and my cell phone, because I play Candy Crush Soda Saga right before bed. Also earplugs, because my cat scratches on the door every night, and it drives me insane.
- What author would you totally fan?
Ally Carter! The depth of emotion in her books is amazing, and it’s combined with the adventure I love so much.
- What makes you cringe?
Awkward humor. I just can’t find it funny when people are embarrassed. So there are a lot of movies and TV sitcoms I don’t watch because of that.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I fly by the seat of my pants all the time! I can plot out a little way, or know the biggest moments ahead of time, but mostly I have to discover the story as it happens.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Pedantic. Or disingenuous. I didn’t really understand either word until a few years ago (embarrassing to admit for a writer!) so when I get a change to accuse someone other than myself of being overly focused on stupid little details, I get excited. LOL And disingenuous is one of those words that just sounds like what it means, even though it doesn’t at all. “Being truthful but still misleading” is such a complex idea, and so is the word.
Alternate option, in case that is too impenetrable or pompous:
Wicked. I grew up in Massachusetts, and everything was “wicked awesome” or “wicked cool” or “wicked stupid.” I don’t use it as often as I did when I was a kid, and that makes me sad, so I love whenever I remember to.
I’m including a photo of my daughter’s cat BG (ours while she’s away at college) giving me the slit-eyed, judgmental look she always gives when I don’t give her a lap. The other photo is of my cat Frisbee, who died several years ago, but who never gave a darn whether I had a lap available or not. LOL
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