Rivera has a lot going on in her life. It’s bad enough that she’s being shipped
off to Temt Tchaas Academy also known as Neteru Academy, a high school for
future Guardians of the Light who have special powers, but she has to go there
with her cocky twin brother and the rest of her compound brothers and sisters.
To make matters worse, everyone has ridiculous expectations of her all because
her parents are like supernatural rock stars for saving the planet sixteen
years ago. But what nobody—not even her best girlfriend Tami—seems to be
getting is the fact that Sarah doesn’t think she’s special, doesn’t want to be
a demon-hunting hero and is even afraid of the dark!
So what that her mother was a Warrior Angel and her dad used to be a Hell Council-level
Vampire? Opposites attract. Go figure. As far as Sarah is concerned, all she
got from the combination was a pair of fangs that lengthen at inappropriate
times to embarrass her in front of her secret crush; whereas her brother,
Alejandro, got the good looks and cool wings. However, what her parents’ status
has created is drama in her life by ensuring that the mean girls at school will
make her life a living nightmare. Sarah knows her family’s renowned slayer
reputation will also ensure that everyone at school will assume she had it easy
and should be able to do everything her famous rebel parents can do, when the
heartbreaking truth is, she can’t. Not by a long shot.
Once at the hidden boarding school in the Appalachian
Mountains, things go from bad to worse as Sarah tries to fit in.
Her nightmares increase, and it isn’t just anxiety; her second sight is
suddenly developing at a record pace. Layers of secrets are held in the
building, held by her parents, and nothing is as it seems. There is something
really bad going on at the school, worse than bad—deadly. Only, faculty and
administrators don’t know where to begin to look for the cause as students
start to disappear. Sarah must then make a choice to stand on the sidelines or
to help use her gifts to save someone dear. But to do that means facing all of her
greatest fears—along with a demon or two.
Author Bio: L. A. Banks has written more than 42 novels and
contributed to 24+ novellas. She writes in the genres of YA, fantasy/paranormal,
romance, women's fiction, and crime/suspense thrillers. In addition to a busy
writing schedule, she is a proud member of The Liars Club, is a board of trustee
member for the Philadelphia Free Library and serves on the Mayor's Commission
on Literacy. Ms. Banks is a graduate of the University
of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate
program with a master's in fine arts from TempleUniversity.
She is a full-time writer living and
working in Philadelphia.
Look for book 2, Shadow Seekers, sometime in 2011…