Teresa Breeden is actively seeking an agent for her manuscript, FALLING, and is working on a new manuscript tentatively titled BETWEEN. Both novels follow the genre of Teresa's favorite books to read: Strong, young adult protagonists set against a fantasy background.
This 90,000 word urban fantasy is the story of fifteen-year-old Kallie, an introvert with a mean round-kick, who has survived the reoccurring violence of a curse only by faithfully following rules she must now break to stay alive.
As Kallie struggles to discover her place in both the bewildering world of high school and the criminal-filled backstreets of a new town, the predators drawn by her curse become increasingly violent. To survive, Kallie must reevaluate her rules and the promises she’s made. Couldn’t No Weapons just mean No Guns? And maybe Never Turn Your Back, in some instances, translates to Run!
Forced to confront the most dangerous enemies she has ever faced -Adlai, a vampire with a taste for pain, and her estranged family, a network of witches who want her dead for their own gain- Kallie begins to question the one rule she was certain she’d never break again: Don’t Kill.
And if she compromises on that rule, she’s not sure who she’ll find on the other side of murder.
When ten-year-old Prince Dyssian discovers that the person he most fears -his sister Anibi- has concocted a poison intended for use on her own subjects, he must decide how much he is willing to risk to protect his people. It might cost him his life. At the very least, it will cost him his place in Thyssian society. For the subjects he hopes to save are more likely to applaud murder than mercy.
As Dyssian struggles to find his way through a maze of political intrigue more deadly than the treacherous pathways of the swamp he inhabits, he begins to question the certainties in his life. And each time he thinks he’s found a solution, he’s reminded that the one thing his people are better at than killing, is keeping secrets.
The Book of Following is clear that Doubt is a short path to death, but the more Dyssian learns, the more uncertain he becomes. Forced to choose between his own impulses toward tolerance and the cultural values he was raised to believe, Dyssian must forge a path far different from any he has been taught. And though he intends to survive, the odds are not in his favor.