HEMLOCK VEILS (novel/series)

HEMLOCK VEILS is the first of my novels to be published and the first in a three-book (tentatively) series. Though it was released in the fall of 2014 by Swoon Romance, the publisher and I have amicably decided to part ways. This beloved adult paranormal romance (loosely inspired by the eighteenth-century fable Beauty and the Beast but set in modern times and laced with more twists) might one day be available through a different publisher, so keep your fingers crossed. The next book in the series, VEIL OF THE ROSE, will hopefully follow one day.

When Elizabeth Ashton escapes her damaging city life and finds herself in the remote town of Hemlock Veils, Oregon, she is smitten by its quaint mystery; but the surrounding forest holds an enchantment she didn’t think existed, and worse, a most terrifying monster. The town claims it vicious and evil, but Elizabeth suspects something is amiss. Even with its enormous, hairy frame, gruesome claws, and knifelike teeth, the monster’s eyes speak to her: wolf-like and ringed with gold, yet holding an awareness that can only be human. That’s when Elizabeth knows she is the only one who can see the struggling soul trapped inside, the soul to which she is moved.

Secretly, Elizabeth befriends the beast at night, discovering there’s more to his story and that the rising of the sun transforms him into a human more complex than his beastly self. Elizabeth eventually learns that his curse is unlike any other and that a single murderous act is all that stands between him and his freedom. Though love is not enough to break his curse, it may be the only means by which the unimaginable can be done: sacrifice a beauty for the beast.

Want to see some of my inspiration for this beloved novel? Go checkout my HEMLOCK VEILS Pinterest page here!

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