'In the depths of half-human, half-unknown, twenty-year-old, Summer Keese’s mind, the walls are beginning to crack....
'I must be going mad. When my twin sister dies, my whole life begins to unravel in ways I never could have dreamed. A crazy lady ranting in my head, blood-drinking ghouls, a psychotic cult demanding I channel some powerful objects, dangerous men who want to control me.... Total insanity, right? Except, it’s all real.
'Then I meet him. Black. Tall, handsome, godlike. The man harbors sinister secrets and lives by his own set of rules—rules I can't begin to comprehend. One minute, he seems to want to save me. The next, I swear he's going to bury me six-foot under. Why can't he just tell me what's really going on?
'While searching for my sister's killer in a seedy part of Glasgow, I discover nothing about my life is what it seems. Family secrets, betrayal. Emotions running hot, I make some seriously bad choices. And with the heart of Scotland becoming a paranormal battlefield, I have to wonder.... When did staying alive get so damn hard?' (Publication summary)
'What if the most terrifying thing imaginable lived inside you?
'I’ve made a mistake. And it’s a big one. After my ex-best friend stabs me with my own blade then topples us both through the portal— leaving Glasgow overrun with ghouls and other evil creatures—I land in the middle of my worst nightmare. Burnt soil stretches out to my sides, my heels teeter on the edge of a sheer cliff that drops into nothingness, and a hoard of humans rush at me with spears and axes. I’m pretty sure they want my head on a pike.
'Worse? Someone has tampered with my memories. How that’s possible, I have no clue. But if I had to guess, I’d say Black is behind it all. Tumultuous, deadly, our insane chemistry borders on explosive. If only he’d get rid of the goddess he’s been banging.
'My life is nothing like it used to be. Somehow, it twisted into a sick mess of family secrets, my sister’s murderer, and a crumbling wall inside my mind, which sets a homicidal psychopath loose on Scotland. ' (Publication summary)
'What if your future is in your past?
'Dreams and lost recollections have begun to merge, blurring the lines between right and wrong. Worse. An unknown has tampered with my memories, tangled them into a network and hidden them from me. How do I know? Khaos, the destroyer of worlds, who carves my mind in two has found them. Did Black build the crumbling barricade to keep the homicidal goddess trapped, or to keep me on one half of my mind, away from the truth?
'Amid my battles with a DNA-consuming virus, ghouls, and other paranormal creatures spilling into Glasgow city, more of the seven objects reveal themselves. The dark power they possess seems to wrinkle the very fabric of time. Maybe those keys came from the depths of hell itself. I don’t know. But I can use them to reshape the past. Except, the only consistency in my strange and precarious existence, Black, keeps warning, “Consequences and repercussions, Keese.”
Screw him. I want my sister and parents alive and at my side—no matter the cost.
'From the seedy side of Glasgow, to the ancient pyramids of Egypt, to the golden sands of Australia, I discover the hard truth about where I came from, about the body I identified as my twin, and about the betrayal of the man who I’ve laid with, fought with, and lied for.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
'Everything I thought I knew is wrong. The truth has been uncovered, and it’s far worse than I ever could have imagined. But with the sexy-as-hell Black battling by my side, we can fight demons, destroy Marinus, and fix the world…. Yeah, I got that wrong, too.
'Seven years ago, I identified my sister’s body and discovered she was four months pregnant when she was murdered. Less than twenty-four hours after that, my family’s ugly secrets began to unravel. And they keep on unraveling.
'Seven powerful keys created from the depths of hell, an ancient tome, and an object to control all that power. Crazy, right? Not nearly as crazy as the insufferable goddess occupying one-half of my mind, imprisoned behind a crumbling barricade, which when it falls—and it will fall—she’ll be free to singlehandedly destroy the human race. I can’t let that happen.
'I must fix the mistakes of my past. But to do so, I have to revisit the beginning, go back to where it all began to figure out how this ends. But when I do, only then does the horrifying predicament of my situation truly dawn. ' (Publication summary)
'Envy is the fifth and final instalment of The Dark Series
'Death is all Summer Keese has ever known. First her parents in a suspicious car accident then her grandfather murdered by the Freyr, and now it's herself, killed by one of the seven keys created to protect her.
'With Summer dead, toughass cookie, April Winters, finds herself born into the same reincarnation hell, 26 years in the future. A post-apocalyptic world overrun by the same demons Marinus brought through his portals using Carla's blood.
As if the demons weren't dangerous enough, there's Black. Tall, dark, he's a threat to April's very existence. He wants her dead, never to repeat his experience with Summer. April wouldn't give a damn if it wasn't for the simple fact he comes to her every night in her dreams.
'But where there's black, there's Summer, and when a street gypsy pricks April's finger drawing blood, she warns of Black's return and of Summer's will to survive against all odds.' (Publication summary)