Shelley Martin taught kindergarten and rustled cattle; once upon a time. She’s now an award winning author, mother and wife, and loves living in North Idaho. Her imagination has always plagued her, the characters jumping into her head at some random song or thought. She started writing when she was ten, finishing her first short story when she was eleven. The paranormal has always fascinated her, and nothing draws her to the page more than the whisperings of fantastical creatures.
Elizabeta's secrets will kill her, but the devotion of a gargoyle can save her.
In 1891, seventeen year old Elizabeta Riemma pulls the clothes from her dead twin's body and assumes his identity. To avoid her murderous uncle, she attends her brother’s school on Marettimo island, which is forbidden to women. Elizabeta takes solace in sculpting and one night, she awakens her gargoyle.
Gorgeous and fiercely loyal, Aelius uses his abilities to aid Elizabeta in keeping her secret. He only asks one thing in return- a kiss. As Elizabeta learns confidence from her creation, suspicions rise and the island’s bloody history threaten to bury them.
Elizabeta must hide her gender. Aelius must hide his existence. But both of them dream of the impossible- to be together.
April doesn’t want to acknowledge she has a terrible illness eating at her mind, and she doesn’t want her best friend to know Luke, the man she fell in love with years ago, only lived in her dreams. She'd do anything to get Luke back. Even die.
Nathan doesn’t want his girlfriend to think he might be going crazy, but he keeps seeing a strange ghost-like man named Luke around April. Luke intends to get April back, and Nathan won't let that happen. April's his and he’ll do anything to convince her that she belongs with him.