Jess, Rising: Guardians of Salt Creek Book One

4Guardians of Salt Creek Book One

One town’s secret. One girl’s transformation. One love’s fatal burn.

A supernatural love story with deadly consequences, for fans of Beautiful Creatures and Twilight.

Seventeen-year-old Jess Flowers sees the killer in visions. He slaughters the helpless with fire and lightning. And she’s next on the kill list.

Billy Combs is the gorgeous outcast with the electrifying secret. He’s stolen Jess’ heart, but his own past may be darker than he’s let on.

As the body count ticks higher, a growing pile of evidence links Billy to the crimes. Jess’ heart says no. But she’s the new kid in isolated Salt Creek, Ohio, a town with a life-changing secret, a town where people aren’t what they seem, a town where it’s hard to know who to trust. A town that’s transformed her.

Can she tame the mysterious powers surging within her and identify the real killer before it’s her turn to die?

Winner, 2016 Romance Writers of America Joyce Henderson contest for young adult romance, and third place finalist in the 2017 Romance Writers of America Emily Award for young adult romance. (under its original title, Girl with the Sun on her Heart). This book was previously published as Salt Creek Rising.

Available now in paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And in ebook exclusively through Amazon. Read for free in Kindle Unlimited!




Coming Soon



Jess, Resurrected: Guardians of Salt Creek Book Two.

The darkness is closing in on Salt Creek. Is Jess strong enough to stop it?

Coming in Fall 2017. 




anncoverCharity, Unchained: A Guardians of Salt Creek Novel. 

A  companion to the Jess, Rising Series, this imaginative retelling of the legend of Bloody Valley explores the world of Anne Charity, the “Witch of the Wyandot.” In 1787, this real-life woman used her supernatural ability to bring storms from the sky and haunt her enemies’ dreams to avenge the murders of 96 peaceful Christian missionaries massacred in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, in 1787.

Coming in Winter 2018



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