This snippet is from Chapter Six: Death Sentence. Maura Leroux is in the care of a private protection agency, Aegis, to help protect her from Adrian (antagonist). They’ve placed her in an academy for teenagers, where Maura doesn’t fit in. Maxine Robins, Maura’s Aegis agent, meets with Jessica Bennett, the principal of Mystic Academy, after initially meeting with Maura. After discovering that Maura is a Vessel, a dark magical being, Max realizes The Keep, the government for all magical beings, could execute her for mingling with an Abysmal, a dark magical being. With this knowledge, Max passes Maura along to Jessica, expecting and hoping for Maura to run when given the chance.
“Is there anything else I should be concerned about?” Jessica flipped the chart closed. “PTSD, violent outbursts, previous problems?”
She’s a Vessel. A killer. Our death sentence. “No.” Max shook her head. “She shouldn’t give you any problems.” She’ll be gone before she becomes yours.
Blue Ruin is the first novel in The Phoenix Series. The Phoenix Series is a dark fantasy with gothic, noire, paranormal, and supernatural elements.
“A hunter and the hunted, Maura Leroux is one of the last of her kind with a dark past that has haunted her. With black magical beings having been hunted for centuries, she’s come to learn a thing or two about survival. But Adrian Wilhelm, a notorious Vampire, threatens to destroy Maura’s newfound life as a detective in the magical world of Mystics. Adrian intends to use Maura as a means of resurrecting the fallen world of black magical beings, Abysm. Maura has made it her mission to stop Adrian while covering her tracks from those that have been seeking her out for centuries.”
Blue Ruin is now available. The Phoenix Series: Blue Ruin.