"I was eleven when the bones washed up on shore." Cheyenne's mother is never returning home. And it's all her fault. If only she hadn't said all those horrible things to her...and now it's too late to take them back. Years later, when rebellious teen mischief places her into trouble with the law, Cheyenne's great aunt sends her to stay with black sheep Aunt Fran. Despite being told it's for her best interest, Cheyenne feels abandoned. Again. To make matters worse, Aunt Fran lives in a hidden community of criminals. A land of lost and broken souls. A secluded society with secrets, traitors, and a handsome but cocky guy named Justin who gets away with murder. Actual murder. And he has his eye on Cheyenne. As Aunt Fran's childhood stories piece together a revenge-speckled past with Cheyenne's mother, she learns that people aren't always who they appear to be. And freedom always has a cost.
Although K.L. wrote her first unpublished novel at thirteen, she only began considering writing as a profession when her play, Something Blue, was performed on the college stage to an enthusiastic audience. Since then, she's spent years studying the craft of writing while penning several more novels. Her short stories have appeared in Beginnings and Cicada. She teaches creative writing through Greece Community Education and facilitates a monthly writer's workshop at her local Barnes and Noble bookstore. She is president of LCRW, a local writer's group. Her day job involves writing training material for pharmaceutical representatives, which she enjoys very much, but her true passion is writing fiction for children and young adults. Her YA short stories can be found in three Halloween anthologies: Hapless Halloween, A Handful of Halloween, and Here's to Halloween. Visit her author website: www.klgore.com.