year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes
smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the
building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search
which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she
can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.
is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of
Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the
human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason.
Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh
Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.
A Sneak Peek inside..
happening. With only a few months left until graduation, she didn’t want to be
forced to drop out, but what else could she do? “Look, Mr. Jacobs, can’t you
just—” Vertigo assailed her. The room rocked, and she grabbed the desk.
chair. His eyes mirrored her panic. Books flew from the shelves. Glass
bucked, and she toppled, slamming her knee into the hard wood floor. Pain shot
up her leg. She grabbed the chair to pull herself up, but the next wave threw
her back down. She tried to regain her footing, but someone yanked her to the
forward. He crawled beside her, half pushing, half dragging her toward the
and head. How could she have left Mia? Tears blurred her vision.
stop any minute. Just keep crawling toward the door.”
her ears to block the screaming, she clawed forward. Her knee dragged behind
her, pain pulsing with each movement. Falling apart wouldn’t help matters. She
had to get to Mia.
into utter chaos. People trying to push through the mess, others huddled in
corners shielding their heads. An injured woman cried as she rocked back and
forth clutching her arm. A man crouched over her.
Fear and disorientation held Ryleigh immobile.
Who is Dani-Lyn Alexander?
Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She
loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just
about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and
shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include;
Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an
incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.