The Beauty of the Dark Series
Embrace the Darkness.
Scarred (a Beauty of the Dark novel, book one)
A sassy witch, a vampire sworn to protect her, and a vampire that’s falling for her…? All bets are off.
Kiara was born with power. At eighteen, her powers are peaked, and she’s destined to destroy the demon threatening her home town. But even with her power and the help of Kaleib, a vampire who’s like an older brother to her, they’re not strong enough to stand against the evil. Enter Trent, a vampire with a secret past, and the tables turn, giving them a fighting chance.
Kiara shouldn’t feel anything toward Trent, especially since Kaleib hates him, but a strong attraction builds between them during their mission. Trent has successfully avoided caring about anyone for over one hundred years, and he plans to keep it that way. When Kiara asks for help, he can’t seem to deny her. Never would he imagine that he’d run into Kaleib, someone from his past–a vampire who knows his secret. Trent convinces himself he’s aiding Kiara for his own selfish amusement, but the little witch seems immune to his charms and she’s chipping away at his walls. To his dismay, he finds himself beginning to care for Kiara.
Between the demon that wants to kill her and two fighting vampires, how will things play out for Kiara and Trent? Will this demon let them live to find out?
Bloodlust (a Beauty of the Dark story, #1.5)
Blood calls to him.
He had a family, friends, a life. When he’s turned he runs to protect them. But soon his life morphs into a crazed desire for blood.
Years after his transformation he comes upon a woman in New Orleans who he swears knows what he is on sight. Turns out she’s a witch. And he’s dying to find out what her blood tastes like.
Bloodlust can be read at any time during the Beauty of the Dark series but is best enjoyed after at least reading book one.
Bloodlust is a short story of approximately 8,000 words.
Burned (a Beauty of the Dark novel, book two)
Just when it seems things can’t get worse…they do.
When Kiara wakes up as a vampire, she knows things will never be the same. Her best friend is dead and the demon that killed her is still out there somewhere. They’re back to square one and Kiara’s newfound thirst hovers over everything they do. The hostility between Trent and Kaleib still brews just below the surface. Will Kiara hold it together or will she lose control? Will her new thirst be too much?
Kiara blames Trent for Sarah’s death and hates herself every time she feels something for him. Their budding trust is tested. Despite everything, he tries to be there for her. By her bedside when she wakes, helping her figure out how to tell her godparents what she is now, even staying in her house when she can’t sleep.
When Kiara’s dreams are plagued with visions of Sarah threatening her, Kaleib and Trent say that it’s coincidence. Her mind dealing with the loss. But as the visions come while she’s awake, it looks less like coincidence and more like something sinister.
Is it her anger over Sarah’s untimely death or is it something more? Something dangerous?
Angel (a Beauty of the Dark novel, book three)
The epic conclusion of Amanda Leigh’s Upper YA Paranormal Romance trilogy.
With a battle close at hand, Kiara must face the darkness inside her.
The only way for Kiara to save her loved ones from a sinister demon is to turn herself over. But doing so would ensure the destruction of not just those she loves, but the whole world. When she refuses, someone close is taken from her in warning, sending her into hiding with Trent and Kaleib. While a battle looms, Trent and Kaleib must put aside their hostilities toward each other to protect Kiara. They help her navigate the impending fight, not to mention the hunger fighting within her.
As the final fight draws near, Kiara and Trent grow closer, the limited space ramping up tension and making their
passion hard to deny. Will their feelings strengthen them or be their undoing?
When the time comes, will Kiara yield to the darkness within her to destroy the monster haunting her?
Beauty of the Dark: Complete Trilogy + Exclusive Bonus Short Story
"Delicious. Tantalizing. Mysterious."
For the first time, the Beauty of the Dark trilogy is bundled together, including an exclusive short story. Experience the intrigue, magic, romance, and heartbreak with Kiara, Trent, and Kaleib.
From a sinister demon to unthinkable betrayal to forbidden feelings...can they overcome their differences? Will Trent and Kiara give in to their connection? Find out who prevails in this epic battle.
The story you don’t hear in Scarred.
Witches and vampires were never supposed to mix. But after saving Melinda from an attack in an alley, centuries-old vampire, Kaleib, finds himself strangely drawn to the beautiful witch Melinda and her adorable young daughter, Kiara. Melinda’s husband is an absolute jerk and resents the fact that she’s a witch. In fact, he’s so disgusted with his daughter’s powers that he practically ignores her existence, an issue that turns Kalieb’s stomach every time he thinks about it.
All Kalieb wants is to keep Melinda and Kiara safe, but maybe the biggest threat of all isn’t physical, but rather the heartbreak and loneliness of a mother and daughter chained to the wrong man.