graduation, more than a little annoyed that her Uncle Argyle—Ally’s legal
guardian and only surviving relative—didn’t even bother showing up. But instead
of berating him for his forgetfulness, Ally finds him in a life-or-death battle
with a monster. Argyle manages to kill the creature, and gives Ally a parcel
containing a destiny she never knew existed.
Ally, along with her best friends Michael, Jessica, and David, hurry to Georgia
to uncover the truth of Uncle Argyle’s secrets, and the meaning of the
mysterious marks that Ally bears. Are the marks related to the blacksmith
mythology of her ancestors? Who are these heavenly warriors who show up in the
oddest of places? And will an ancient gypsy curse destroy the very things Ally
fights to save?
Black Amaranth: a simple flower, a symbol with an ancient legacy, a conduit for
prophecy…while faith and hope are essential to the journey, Ally soon discovers
that love is the most powerful force of all.
As soon as Denaulda quit singing, her spell dissolved. All those affected shook their heads, clearing up the lingering fog, all except Eli. He stood still, tracing the outline of where Jessica’s fingers touched him.
“Um…” Jessica looked back and forth between Eli and the blond boy staring at her and said, “Hmm, this is awkward. Excuse me.” Jessica quickly brushed past them and darted back to sit down. “What was I doing?”
“Let’s just say that you gave Brandi a run for her money,” Ally said, sugar-coating the truth as Jessica slouched down further in the booth.
“Parthenia,” the words were rich, alluring, “what brings you to my neck of the woods?” Denaulda’s eyes slid past Parthenia and landed directly on Ally.
Denaulda tilted her head, studying Ally through suspicious eyes. “I read the stars last night. Do you know what they told me?” Her eyes, the color of ash, rounded as she studied Ally.
Ally couldn’t speak, her voice was jammed. Looking at this sorceress was unnerving. Ally just shook her head no.
“They told me Death would be coming to visit me today.”
favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade
book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own
Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back
to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.
things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum
mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich
storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it
wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.
job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the
latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.
mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters,
Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on book two in The Vulcan