After watching a young boy die, college freshman Atancia Clark begins to have panic attacks. Her heart flutters, her breath catches, and she can’t control her emotions the way she always has. She wants to be strong, but lately she just hasn’t been living up to her own expectations. When she meets Ben Althaus, her breath starts catching for entirely different reasons. He helps Atancia discover the cause for her odd emotional reactions and the history she thought was lost when her mother left her.
Like Ben, Atancia is Durand, an immortal who survives by transferring energy from other living things. He wants to help her hone her emerging abilities, but her focus is threatened by life-altering events. Thrust into a culture she never knew existed, Atancia will have to decide whom she can trust with her secrets and with her life.
As a child, I was often kept up at night by an overactive imagination. When I got to college, I decided to study writing so I could put that imagination to better use. I am an avid reader and rarely let a week go by without finishing at least two books. I love the way that books allow passage into other people’s thoughts and let me see how they view the world. Though I have been writing stories as long as I can remember, Atancia is my first novel.