Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.
When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.
Where darkness lives, all becomes desolate . . .
It’s been two months since sixteen-year-old Desolation Black chose Earth over Hell and her friend Miri over her eternal love, Michael.
Desi goes through the motions of life: school, training, remaining vigilant against the forces of darkness, but her dreams are full of the choices she wishes she could change. When she’s injured by a strange demon, old temptations arise, and the lines between good and evil blur. Desi discovers those choices aren’t so final after all.
And this time, the power of love—for a friend, for a lover—may not be enough to save her from the darkness that lurks within.
Ageless, but she looks like she’s sixteen.
Favorite clothes: Black T-shirts, jeans, black converse sneakers or doc marten combat boots.
Favorite weapon: The bo staff.
Favorite drink: Dark, strong coffee.
Favorite food: Pizza.
Favorite treat: Dark, rich chocolate.
Desi loves Depeche Mode and AC/DC, driving with the top down (and letting the wind rip at her hair and tear the tears from her eyes) and being alone. Hanging out with people is Desi’s idea of torture because given enough time and opportunity (like, five minutes) she’s bound to screw it up. Whatever “it” is.
What surprises Desi is how much she can care about people, despite her general aversion to getting to know them. What surprises her even more, is that people could come to care about her. And “love”? Never in a million years did she think anyone could or would love her—let alone several someones.
Desi spent an eternity focused on one mission: Refuse to be her father’s puppet. But one week on Earth and she discovers a new mission—protecting the people she’s come to know. The people she’s come to love.
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Ali Cross is the sensei of the Writer's Dojo where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, two sumo dogs and four zen turtles.