The Abandon Trilogy
The Myth of Persephone, Darkly Reimagined
— Book One: Abandon —
She didn't fall into his world. She was taken.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die.
That's how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who's made returning to normal life—or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident—next to impossible.
Though she thought she escaped him—starting a new school in a whole new place—it turns out she was wrong. He finds her.
What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows... just like she knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven. But she can't stay away from him, either, especially since he's always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.
And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her:
- USA/Canada - 26 April 2001
- Australia / NZ: 1 May 2011
- UK - 7 October 2011
- France - November 2011
- Brazil - Early 2012
says "You'll love Abandon if: ...you couldn't put down any of the Twilight books and are totally into The Vampire Diaries. Have a thing for the earthly girls who are always getting into trouble and the mysterious, tall/dark/handsome supernatural boys who love them? Then this book is definitely for you!"
Their favorite part: "Pierce is a rockstar narrator. She's bold, gutsy, and hyperaware-she might even be too brave for her own good. We love a girl who isn't scared to take action. Pierce might be a little reckless, but at least she's never a damsel in distress."
The New York Times Book Review
Scarier Than Senior Year: With vampires, werewolves and mermaids already in wide circulation, here Greek mythology becomes fodder for a modern supernatural romance, one that grapples with the question of how to go on living in the face of death.
But the archetypes from mythology are also put to comic effect, and sly humor helps leaven the dark material. This is Hades as seen through the eyes of a 21st-century teenager . . . . Pierce struggles to regain the life of a normal teenager now that she's seen what lies beyond . . . . John proves to be both captor and savior. Still, his interest in Pierce becomes a kind of prison of its own, condemning her to the wrath of his enemies, irrespective of her conflicted feelings about him.
Death is just getting warmed up.
"Abandon has the new take on a mythological story but with a cool, dark paranormal side, it has great characters, and it has awesome plot twists as well as msytery. There’s also a hint of romance—that brooding bad boy John is mysterious and the kind of character that readers who like romance will love."
NY Journal of Books
"Her retelling of this old myth is smart, sassy, and of the moment."