Beware is a young adult romance-thriller filled with humor, danger and the intoxicating passion of first love.
Tylor Lisette had never imagined that she might not live to see her sixteenth birthday. But first love, a cruel sister, and malicious creatures seemed intent on destroying her.
“She watched the approaching storm clouds swirl and morph into the shape of a dragon posturing for battle. Wings flapping, jagged teeth gleaming from its engorged jaws, it looked like something her sister would have conjured up to finish her off.”
As soon as I saw the sculptures that my partner Steven Smeltzer created, I knew their story, and my novel, The Dark Side of Cloning: Beware, began its journey. As the story progressed, I realized that Beware would be the first of three books. I’m currently working on book two. When I’m not writing, I find myself missing the characters chatting away in my mind. Quite often I’m surprised by what they say, but over time I’ve learned to trust them and write down what they dictate to me.
Linda Himelstein (www.lindahimelstein.com), author of The King of Vodka, winner of the 2010 Saroyan International Prize fro Writing, and a finalist for the James Beard Foundation award, has endorsed The Dark Side of Cloning. Producer Debra Bassett has shown interest in optioning the movie rights.