Corruption of the Heart by Jessica Manson
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Lilith Carson was a normal girl whose parents died suddenly. She moves to a different state with her aunt, and she cuts herself off from everyone. Until one day, when her crush appears beside her in the library. From there, they fall in love, fast and hard.
Lilith finds out that when she turns eighteen, she will transform into a Vampire-Witch hybrid. When a vampire conceives a female, that female already has a mate chosen for her. When Lilith was conceived, there was a mistake. Her world is turned upside down when she must choose between two guys she barely knows.
Lilith has chosen the guy of her dreams and has settled into a life that she thinks is perfect. But nothing is ever as it seems. She will soon face the ultimate betrayal by someone she loves deeply.
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Excerpt from Corruption of the Heart:
After another dream about the man on the bridge, I am jolted awake covered in sweat. I sit myself up in the bed to check my arms for any signs of an attack. The dream felt so real. And the dreams are always the same. It is the same man dressed in black, me running to the bridge, the man catching me and me feeling the most horrible pain in my life, yet I don’t even know what causes the pain. I still had pain in my chest from running in the cold. My legs even felt tired from the running. After realizing it was just a dream I pulled myself from the comfort of my bed and headed straight for the shower.
After my shower, I quickly got dressed and headed out the door, running a little late for school. Parker was standing next to my car when I stepped out into the drive way. “Hope you don’t mind but I got Bristol to drop me off so I could ride to school with you.”
“No, it’s fine. You could have come inside and waited for me. You didn’t have to wait out here.”
“I don’t mind. I actually like to be outside.”
When we got in the car I turned the music up a little louder than normal. I didn’t want to leave room for Parker to start a conversation. I wasn’t feeling real sociable this morning. As the music played I noticed Parker playing drums on my dash with two pencils. Trying to ignore him I noticed he stopped playing drums and was now playing air guitar.
I looked over and stared at him. Him sensing my staring he looked back at me. Our eyes locked for a moment until I had to look back at the road. I suddenly became nervous and the palms of my hands became sweaty. What was wrong with me? I couldn’t have feelings for Parker when I was in love another guy who I recently was head over heels for. I could tell the feelings I felt for Parker were getting stronger although muffled and my feelings for Odin were becoming suppressed as well. It felt like someone took my feelings for both guys and put them in a bottle but the cap was trying to bust open against the pressure. I wiped my hands on my jeans then turned the music up a little louder to try and ignore the mess of feelings I had swimming around inside of me.
Jessica started writing when she was 10 years old. She started out writing poetry which has been published in several Poetry Society books as well as on the Internet. She won the Publisher’s Choice Award for her poem A Lost Soul. She has always had an addiction to reading which is what lead her to become an author. Her debut book is Corruption of the Heart.