Byronic a supernatural YA by Sandi Beth Jones
When the creatures in her dark drawings come to life, Chelsea finds that the mysterious Geoff is the only person she can confide in. But she can't help wondering who she’s kissing: her tender confidant or the dangerous Byronic rebel bent on shocking his detached father.
Starting over in the South Carolina Low country is just
Chelsea needs. Unfortunately,
moving also means living with her mom's snobbish
British novelist employer and his moody son Geoffrey.
Knowing that her new home likely used to be a slave
holding plantation doesn't make her feel any more at
Troubled and reckless after his brother's mysterious
death, Geoff often mimics his father’s literary favorite,
Lord Byron, acting "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."
She's determined to keep her distance and buries
herself in her art, though the darkness of her drawings
troubles her and others who see them. When people in
the Gullah and Geechee community point out that she
has been drawing Boo Hags and haints—powerful
and terrifying creatures of local legend and superstition—she
starts to wonder about her own heritage and her
connection to the Sea Islands. She begins to question
her own grasp on reality when it seems those creatures start making their way out of her
drawings and into real life.
It's clear that Geoff has some secrets of his own, but he might be the only person she can
confide in. Chelsea must decide who she can trust, when nothing in the Low country is what it
Byronic is Book One in the Prometheus Series
Available in Paperback and eBook June 24th, 2014 on Amazon, BN.com, or ask for it wherever books are sold.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22011427byronic
Author Website: http://www.sandibjones.com/
Born and raised in the American South, Sandi spent her youth reading Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, and Agatha Christie. She spent many vacations traveling to Low Country South Carolina where she fell in love with the local ghost stories and folklore. Sandi currently lives in Arkansas with her husband, where she works as a high school teacher. She's reviewed many YA novels for school library journals and has also published adult romance novels.