Experience THE BALLAD OF TAM LIN like you’ve never read it before…
It has been seven years since Jeanette Sauderheim followed her best friend into Carver Hall Park...and came out alone. Jeanette has never gotten over his mysterious disappearance nor has she gone back into the park. While that traumatic night still haunts her, Jeanette distracts herself by balancing her time between trying to pass Spanish, hanging out with her friends, and reading the latest manga.
But, when a promise to a friend drives her back into the park, she's forced to re-live the memories of that night. Lost and confused, Jeanette crosses paths with Tamrin, whose violent reaction to her provides yet another reason to avoid the park.
Tamrin, a knight of the Summer Court, has been sent to Earth to guard a garden of roses that hold special meaning to the queen of the Summer faeries. When his distraction at meeting Jeanette leads to her picking one of the Summer Queen’s roses, Tamrin vows to right his failure to do his duty.
However, the equivalent of one of the queen’s roses is a human heart and Tamrin’s reluctance to readily exact the sum from Jeanette sets in motion a spiral of love, betrayal, and magic that could mean damnation for them both.
*This is an Upper YA paranormal romance novel with NA and contemporary fantasy appeal.
A mythical love story crossed with religious beliefs.Jeanette lost her best friend,Timmy when they were 10.Now 7 years later and a senior in high school,Jeanette will face her fear when she crosses paths with fictional creatures she reads about and accidentally stumbles into their world.She is plagued with threats of death,wavering friendships,unexplainable feelings,and a past mistake she can't forgive herself for.After meeting Tamrin her life takes a drastic turn.Tamrin must repay the Summer Queen for his mistake of letting Jeanette pick one of the Queen's precious roses.The price the Queen requires: one human heart.As Tamrin sets out to devise a plan to get that heart from Jeanette,he soon realizes taking her heart is not possible,at least not literally.He wants her heart to love not to kill her to repay the Queen.The Queen,Roxel,is very possessive of Tamrin and devises a plan of her own out of jealousy to cohorts him to be done with his human girl and return to her.Things don't go as she hoped they would and in a fit of rage she retaliates tearing Tamrin and Jeanette apart.Are they doomed to never be together? Or can they find a way to defeat Roxel and finally live in happiness? There are many twists and turns and a few surprises along the way.Some I things I could guess early on and wondered why they could not all the pieces together but I'm an outside looking in and I see the whole picture.It takes them a while before they grasp the truth and not everything is obvious even to the reader.
About the Author
A.L. Davroe writes both YA and adult speculative fiction. Her debut YA paranormal romance novel, FOR YOUR HEART, releases October 31, 2013. By day, she lives in Connecticut her two feline hench-creatures. She’s a terrible blusher, has a weak spot for cuddly animals, loves Laffy Taffy and Cadbury MiniEggs, and she’s a huge advocate of alternative healing methods. She also wears Vibram five-finger toe shoes and corsets…Though not always in the same ensemble. She’s a Capricorn, a Hufflepuff, and a few nuggets short of a Happy Meal.