Shadow Mission, by NJ Damschroder
Thank you so much to Lyla for allowing me to visit today!
For a long time after I started writing, I thought there was an absence of young adult fiction. I grew up reading Silhouette YA romances, and felt the publishing industry was missing a huge part of the market that would hurt us in the long run. Kids need more than the classics to keep them reading into adulthood. Something between Junie B. Jones and Dickens. So I was thrilled when that portion of the market exploded, especially into paranormal adventure, which is what I love to read. And write, but I didn’t think I could write YA. I wasn’t a typical teenager, so how could I get in a typical teen’s mind? It turns out, as is usually the case, I just needed the right spark—a story and a character I could identify with. And it kind of coincided with my own kids becoming teenagers and being anything but typical. 🙂 So I wrote about Roxie, a smart, responsible, normal teen who feels disconnected from the world around her and finds out that’s because she was separated at birth from her angel soul. And so The Fusion Series began!
(If you missed book 1, Full Fusion, check it out here.)
Book 2 of the Fusion Series
Two months ago, all was perfect for Roxie Sebastian. She felt complete for the first time in her life after fusing with her lost angel soul. Also? She’d kind of saved the world, preventing a rogue angel from tearing open a rift that could have destroyed humanity and much more.
So why does everything suck so much? It’s not enough that her angel-assigned mission prevents her from going to college and forces her to lie to her parents. The cool powers that come along with being half angel? She sucks at them. The awesome boyfriend who helped her save her soul? He’s totally jealous and clingy, just because he saw Roxie get kissed by the only other angel hybrid her age. And now, she finds out that angels aren’t the whole story. There are shadows, too, and a centuries-old battle between angels and shadows that has somehow put Roxie right in the middle.
Forget fake homework and the easy, memorable summer-before-college she’s not having—the stakes are suddenly life or death, and the main casualty could be the one person she can’t live without.
NJ Damschroder grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing young adult adventure novels, she does freelance editing and project management. She and her husband have two daughters, one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.) You can learn more about her and her books at www.njdamschroder.com.