k.a.tucker - author website
Back cover blurb: After years in the obscurity of the foster care system, Evangeline just wants to be noticed. When the mysterious Sofie whisks her off to the high life in New York City, Evangeline can’t believe her luck, or the kindness and generosity her wealthy benefactors shower upon her.
When the bizarre dreams start, Evangeline greets them with both fear and anticipation, because a recurring figure is Caden, truly a man of her dreams. Gradually, though, the horrifying truth comes out: it’s not a dream world, but a real world, where a real Caden is trapped—and her benefactors have not only orchestrated her life but laid a deadly curse upon her to fulfill their own goals, with no regard for Evangeline’s survival.
Now Evangeline must decide who to trust: the one who destroyed her life, the one who cursed her, or the one who needs her to escape Hell. Her life depends upon it.
Book description: Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.
When Evangeline meets Sophie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.
With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.
In a world where everyone has motive to lie for personal gain, Evangeline must decide which deception is least likely to get her killed.
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