Allison Aldridge | Author Allison Aldridge

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DARK RADIANCE

BOOK ONE

NEVER TRUST A BEDTIME STORY

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Synopsis

Lily learned long ago that not all bedtime stories have happy endings. Some just end in nightmares that stick with you forever. 

After bouncing around the foster system for years, seventeen-year-old Liliana Caldwell finally crash lands in the gloomy small-town of Idelwood, Colorado. But when she finds out that the people who live in this town know more about her past than she does, Lily is determined to find out why. Idelwood has secrets that demand to be heard by anyone who is willing to listen. Soon Lily is thrown in the middle of a brewing war between God’s Elite Angels and his Fallen children. The Elites main concern is her existence. She is a child of both sides, the first of her kind making her a dangerous abomination that the council demands be snuffed out. Lily soon realizes her parent’s mistakes are coming back to disturb her as the towns famed ghost Claire Halloway begins to taunt her behind visions from the past. Controlling her newly developing abilities is hard enough, but a green-eyed devil draws Lily in with every electrifying touch they share. With the council breathing down her neck Lily must learn to control the immense power her abilities bring or become the Night Monster every creature in the town see’s her as. 

As darkness clouds her soul and secrets of her parents unravel before her eyes Lily must decide who she wants to be. A monster hidden in the shadows or the puppet on the council's string.

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