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Dark HopeDark Hope

A new young adult saga in the Twilight tradition about the love between a human and an archangel. For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school.

Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope. And soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope a strange valentine inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this relate to the sinister business of human trafficking that operates on the periphery of Hope’s suburban world? And is Michael really a protector, or something more sinister—and just why does he seem so familiar?

In an epic narrative that takes readers from the back streets of Atlanta to the height of Vegas penthouses and beyond, Dark Hope introduces readers to The Archangel Prophecies, a new young adult saga that blends the feeling of Twilight with a vast mythological scope and moral urgency, as well as to Hope Carmichael—a young woman instantly memorable for her endurance, heart, and determination—and Michael, Hope’s dangerous companion who’s fated either to save Hope—or to kill her.

A portion of proceeds from this book will be donated to organizations that fight human trafficking.

Publicity contact: Chelsea Richards at crichards@greenleafbookgroup.com

Reviews & Endorsements

 

“An effortlessly strong narrative voice, engaging writing style, and intriguing details that make you want to read on. What’s not to love?”
—Aaron Kite, author of A Touch of Poison, 2012 Watty Award recipient for most popular fantasy book

“Young adult readers will be turning pages quickly as the battle of good and evil unfolds before their very eyes. It is my hope that Dark Hope will inspire and propel another generation to action to protect children against trafficking.”
—Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson, president and CEO of Street Grace, Inc.


Dark HopeDark Rising

Can one person upend a prophecy as old as time?

Hope Carmichael is on the run. The only question is, from whom?

The mark on her neck has branded her as part of an ancient prophecy, the Bearer of the Key. But the Fallen Angels have misunderstood and think Hope is their long-awaited way to regain Heaven by force. Now Hope is chasing down the artifact that could open Heaven’s Gates, while seeking to destroy it before the Fallen catch up with her. Will the Triad crime ring track Hope and exact their punishment before she gets the chance? Is the ragtag band of angels surrounding her now there to protect her, or imprison her? And will Michael, the Archangel sworn to defend Heaven at all costs, be forced to deny his love for Hope and take her life, instead, so that the artifact won’t fall into enemy hands?

The epic narrative introduced in Dark Hope continues in Dark Rising as Hope crisscrosses some of the most ancient sites in Europe and plumbs the depths of history in search of the truth about the Key, herself, and love. Exploring themes of identity, fate, jealousy, trust, and forgiveness, Dark Rising’s mythological scope and moral urgency deepen as we come to understand the choices and consequences faced by a young woman determined to follow her heart and chart her own destiny.

Reviews & Endorsements

 
“A whirlwind of mythology and romance, Dark Rising raises the game on YA fiction, while taking a profound stand against modern-day human trafficking. Its unforgettable story will leave readers eager for more.”
—Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson, president and CEO of Street Grace, Inc. 


Dark HopeDark Before Dawn

It’s darkest before the dawn… and that can be very dark indeed.

Twelve years have passed since Hope Carmichael helped fulfill the ancient prophecy that permitted the Fallen Angels to return, forgiven, to Heaven. Now a lawyer at twenty-eight, Hope—along with a resurrected Michael, the archangel who loves her—has been presented by Heaven with a choice: one that could either result in Hope never seeing her family again, or the world losing its greatest angelic protector. At the same time, Hope’s young sister Aurora struggles to help a school friend resolve her dark personal issues, all while being observed by a sinister adversary from Hope’s past, working on a plan for revenge that may soon plunge the entire extended Carmichael family into tragedy.

The culmination of the saga begun in Dark Hope and continued in Dark Rising, Dark Before Dawn returns to the world of the Archangel Prophecies, telling one final story of adventure, moral urgency, and the ultimate choice Hope and Michael make between the human and the divine.

Reviews & Endorsements

 

“A satisfying conclusion to the epic romance so stunningly portrayed in The Archangel Prophecies, Dark Before Dawn also manages to shine a light in the modern-day tragedy of domestic child sexual trafficking, providing a wake-up call to parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the fate of our nation’s youth.”
—Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson, president and CEO of Street Grace, Inc. 

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