COMPULSION - YA
Dear Mystery Agent,
Sixteen-year-old Maria is addicted to memory-loss magic. Shattered from grief over her fairy mother’s death, Maria sees no other way to cope with life’s problems: she swallows memory-loss magic and forgets. However, an addiction to forgetting is more dangerous than she realizes. Her forgotten past holds a terrible secret that could potentially destroy her future. From childhood, Maria has been promised to the Second Vampire Aleron, the insidiously evil shadow king to all vampires, witches and shifters. Aleron covets Maria for one reason: she unknowingly possesses the fairy power to revive the dead. If Aleron gains control over this power, the world will be destroyed.
Maria wants to stay far away from Aleron, but her addiction to memory-loss magic hides an even deadlier secret. She also unknowingly possesses the fairy power to compel ardent love by shedding blood. By accident, she has compelled her human best friend Chris. Whereas Maria cannot remember their love, Chris cannot forget. In his blind adoration, he will follow her anywhere, even into the depths of the supernatural world. To save him, Maria will have to surrender her powers to Aleron, to the cost of her soul, and the world.
COMPULSION is a complete 78000-word young adult urban fantasy novel, set in the sprawling multicultural suburbia of Sydney, Australia. Narrated in Maria’s flawed but candid perspective, COMPULSION will appeal to fans of Rachel Caine and Cassandra Clare.