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Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy #1)

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence - Claudette Melanson


Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

Could Maura's life get any worse? ...turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?

When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother's lies—become obstacles in Maura's desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.





Sorry I took so long to leave a review, I must say Maura is someone I enjoyed reading about, okay there's  something strange going on, this story made me laugh and say things I cannot repeat.  The power of restrain duly noted almost funny too.  Being a teenager is stressful but add the stigma "Children Of The Night, you can already guess how good this story ended up to be.  The author wrote this tale to the delight of my paranormal fantasy and the characters were so good and quite likeable yet at times I went, 'geez whiz,' enough!  The writing flowed smoothly and moments of tension was truly felt because the writing made all the difference.   Cute,  coming of age human/vampirism story.  Wonderful read.  Thank you, I received a free book, winner Booklikes Book Giveaway.