THESE MONSTROUS HEARTS Query Jul 10, 2022 9:15:22 GMT -5
Post by ashlynwriting on Jul 10, 2022 9:15:22 GMT -5
Shade is a Wraith, a dead girl resurrected by science and magic. She, along with her siblings were created to fight trespassing creatures from breaches in their reality. Her abilities give her tremendous strength, speed, and bloodlust, but as much as she wishes she could kill her abusive, controlling creators, she owes them her life. While on a mission, Shade runs into her childhood friend and unrequited love, Harper, who isn’t willing to say goodbye to the friend she thought she lost.
When Harper follows her back to the Facility, Shade accepts her presence instead of chasing her friend away to keep her safe. Now, Shade must balance her human and monster sides whenever Harper visits, and be on her best behavior. If the Facility found out about Harper, they could easily erase her memories. But with each visit, the feelings Shade thought she’d buried not only resurface, but grow. Then, miraculously, Harper returns them. Dating in the Facility offers few options: competing in the gym, card games, and kissing wounds better.
When the Facility reveals they were aware of Harper’s presence the entire time, they force Shade into her most dangerous mission yet: stopping the monster invasion at its source. Shade must cross a dimensional rift and sever the ties between the invaders’ world and hers, but if she saves the world, she will be trapped a dimension away from the girl she loves
Complete at 90,000 words, THESE MONSTROUS HEARTS is a YA contemporary fantasy featuring a sapphic relationship. It will appeal to readers of What Big Teeth by Rose Szado, A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth and fans of Stranger Things.