Killer Rubies by C. Spencer-Upton
Publication Date: 2015
When you escape the grasp of fear, you learn to live the life you were handed; instead of just existing through the days. The helping hand that stayed with me was more than I could have hoped for, more than I dreamed of. He was holding my hand and helping me to ease my nightmares, helping me wake up with a smile on my face just for being me, and never trying to change that. He made me feel like I was standing on a pedestal just for him. And it was because of that, that I was standing at the edge of the beach with my soles wet from the sea, my toes digging into the sand from excitement. I was prepared to not show how scared I felt. I was prepared to make the most of being a mermaid and was prepared to follow Cory’s instructions so that I could swim freely, live freely in my second world and enjoy our secret. Under normal circumstances, I would have followed his advise word for word, I’d learned not to ignore them. But, sometimes a curve ball comes sailing at you and you have no other choice, but to go against an unwritten law, that landed me in a watery Hell. Giving up on everything around you, should have been harder. But if it meant I was safe and my parents were okay, I’d do it. Even if it meant, I had to let go of my helping hand.
Also in the Semi-Precious Series...
Emeralds and Pearls by C. Spencer-Upton
Publication Date: October 11, 2013
I've spent seventeen years being a wallflower. Seventeen years, watching people live their lives, while mine stood still. I was happy for those years, nothing new happened because I never let it, every day was the same and predictable.
When my parents told me we were moving...to another state, I freaked.
I spent the first week, after the move, wishing I could move back. But then something changed, I became a someone, and to begin with I enjoyed it, but I soon learned, some things aren't always as they seem.
I have two lives now. Both of them are testing me, pushing me to my limits.