Young Adult Fiction

 
When a reckless teen is lured by a charming and desperate guy to a mysterious island off the coast of Ireland, she must escape or be trapped forever.

Taylor is a driven seventeen-year-old dancer on the fast track to ballet stardom until an injury forces her to take time off. She joins her best friend, Beks, and her parents on vacation in Ireland, where the girls have a chance meeting with two charming lads who invite them on a sightseeing trip to Inis Dubh, a remote island with a hair-raising legend about vengeful sea creatures. Taylor is reticent, but the lads laugh off the story and entice the girls to join them. Taylor thinks she’s found the summer romance she’s longed for until a freak storm leaves the girls stranded on Inis Dubh.

After Taylor’s initial terror subsides, an eerie inertia washes over her. Jimmy and Niall, the captivating lads who brought them to the island, seduce Taylor and Beks into near complacency. But when Beks goes missing, Taylor searches the island and discovers that a legend can be more than just a story. In this case, it’s living, breathing, and deadly. Worse still, Jimmy and Niall are far from summer romance material. What they have in mind for the girls forces Taylor to formulate a dangerous escape plan. Risking a career-ending injury, she must steal a boat and venture into the perilous North Atlantic to find a way back to the mainland—or die trying.
When seventeen year-old Taylor and her best friend Beks vacation in Ireland, they don’t expect to be marooned on a strange island in the Atlantic. Stranger still, Taylor wakes up in a room full of pregnant girls, unaware of how she got there, and with no way home.

ISLE OF NO RETURN is a young adult thriller laced with magical realism and authentic Irish folklore. 



 A California teen moves to rural Ireland and slips into a 5th Century conflict between Druids and Christians, discovering a past-life love. To keep him in the present, she must stop history from repeating itself.

In the misty past of fifth century Ireland, Christians are invading the holy Druid island of Inisceo, and 14-year-old Lassair, a novice Druid, is shocked and confused. The Christians murder countless trees, value their own souls above those of animals, and have little respect for the Earth.

But when Lassair falls in love with a Christian monk, Declan, she finds herself caught in the growing conflict between Druids and Christians. With both groups intent upon driving the other out, violence threatens to tear apart the only home she’s ever known and ruin what may be her one chance at love.

1500 years later, history is getting ready to repeat itself. After her mother’s messy divorce, 15-year-old Lana is dragged half-way around the world from Southern California to the remote west of Ireland. Bored, angry, and tired of being the odd one out, Lana sets off to explore a lake island she believes to be haunted, but Inisceo contains more mysteries than she ever imagined. Lana is repeatedly thrust into the past, and into the body of Lassair. As Lana pieces together the story of Declan and Lassair she becomes increasingly obsessed with the past. The more she learns, the more she realizes that outside forces continue to threaten Inisceo and the fair folk who dwell there.

Lana wants nothing more than to protect her island and its past inhabitants, but time travel comes with a price and, ultimately, a choice: To return to her lonely life in the present, or lose herself forever in Ireland's haunting and enticing past.

THE PATH THROUGH THE MIST is a young adult fantasy based on historical fact, told from the dual perspectives of Lana and Lassair.