Published by Entangled Teen
Fate changer Daisy Layne is nervous about searching Europe for a firstborn son doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday. But she’s the only one who can save him. No pressure or anything. She needs the help of guide Andrei Vasile, who she’s been talking to online for two years. Still, meeting him in person…that’s a whole different story.
Andrei is determined to keep Daisy safe, even if touching her could kill him. At least, that’s what his family has told him about fate changers like Daisy. She’s strong and beautiful, and it’s his job to keep her alive. Unfortunately, what she doesn’t know could kill her.
Save a life. End a curse. And never, ever get too close…
Previous books in the series:
Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. With kids of all ages populating Brenda’s world, it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical for both younger readers and the young at heart. And because she married her prince charming, there’s always a romance warming the pages. Her favorite books are The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, Kings Row by Henry Bellamann, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. When she’s not writing, she hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. In her free time, Brenda enjoys hanging out with her family, haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or just reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
- WHAT IS ON YOUR DESK?
When I read this question, I immediately stood up and snapped a photo of the cleaner side of my desk. The other side has stacks of books, a small red file box with a broken handle (can’t get rid of it because I love it), the huge coffee table book of the world’s prettiest libraries I used for inspiration while writing the Library Jumpers series, a television, a printer, and my husband. My husband, you wonder. It’s a dual desk. We spend a lot of time together, me writing and him coding. It’s sweet. Except when it’s not. Anyway, to the side of the desk you can see in the photo. I call it the left side of my brain because it’s more creative based, while the aforementioned hidden side is definitely right, business and a little messy.
Notebooks, Pens, and Sticky Notes
I can’t function without notebooks. Putting everything on the computer or my laptop ruins my creative thinking. When I’m plotting out a book, I have to write it out, or I am stumped. There’s something about a new notebook and my new favorite pen that gets the ideas flowing. I use sticky notes for flagging different parts of the story.
Speaking of getting the creative ideas flowing, coffee is necessary. I need not say more.
I keep my Brita 32oz. water bottle full on my desk. I’m trying to get all my water in.
Noise Canceling Headphones
There are many people in my family coming in and out, and they are loud, so I need these to focus.
Nail Polish and file
My nails take a beating, so I’m continually filing them and applying a strengthening polish in a neutral shade.
Because, come on. Obviously, they’re relaxing and smell good.
For those of you who are too young to remember landlines, it’s a phone connected your house. I live in the foothills of the mountains and cellphone reception isn’t good sometimes, so having a landline is a must.
The white and gold foil box on my desk holds miscellaneous things. Dental tape, pens and markers, lipsticks and lip balms, bookmarks and business cards, a small pencil sharpener, matches (see candles), a broken toy, lotion, my copper gloves, and stamps. I feel like a twelve-year-old with a collection box. I may need a bigger box soon.
So there you have it, the stuff on my desk. Now, I think I might just have to clean and reorganize it.