One bite on her hand, and Mel has a million problems slipping through her fingers.
After a wild animal attack, Melanie Caldwell ends up sick and disoriented. She and her friends think she just needs to go to the doctor. Then she’s kidnapped on the day of the next full moon, and discovers in the worst way that monsters are real . . . and that she has become one of them.
All Melanie wanted was to get a boyfriend and graduate college. Now she has to somehow deal with agonizing monthly transformations, a secret organization stalking her, friends and enemies trying to discover her secret, and hunters looming on the horizon.
Targeted Age Group:: young adult, adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It started out as a Harry Potter fanfiction story with Remus Lupin as one of the main characters. Of course, I had to change a lot of it and take out Remus and Hogwarts—it now takes place at a college in Pennsylvania. I wanted to explore the idea of having a secret that you had to hide from everyone around you, for fear of being shunned and maybe even fear for your life. I've always been different, an outsider, bullied, and I've also got an incurable autoimmune disease, so I feel a sense of kinship to Remus. I wanted to write a story about having to live with an illness or curse, yet trying your best to overcome it or cure it.