The only thing worse than dying, is running away…
Since becoming employed by a supernatural protection agency, Natalie Johnson’s life has been more interesting than ever. While most teens are working on their summer tans, Natalie works on slaughtering the undead lurking just outside her town’s borders.
The workload takes more than just a toll on her love life, it dampens her spirit and her health, as the town is plagued by a mysterious murderer intent on stealing the residents’ souls. Natalie’s investigation is hampered by her declining health and the sicker she gets, the more inadequate she feels.
Guilt over her inability to act, weighs heavily on Natalie’s shoulders during a time when her strength is needed more than ever. As some of those closest to her begin to lose faith, she must make the hardest stand yet to save the soul of the one person she can always count on:
Natalie isn't your typical YA main character. She's overweight by more than just a few pounds, wears glasses, and can count her friends on three fingers. She's employed by a supernatural protection agency which means she has to balance her love life, family, and paperwork, all in one breath.
Natalie has a kind heart. She can be funny, witty, and is loyal to her best friends. Her favorite times are when she's quiet, and alone with her boyfriend, Tristan Miller. A good book is still her best friend, but being the towns last defense against evil leaves little time for reading.
Beneath her comfortable layers is a simmering pot of bravery and courage that she didn't know existed until last year. Now she is trying to keep her feet on the ground and come to terms with her power and with the destruction that power brings. Her bully from last year, Sarah McDonald, is dead. And it was Natalie's fault.
And people call her a hero. Expect her to lead. It leaves Natalie reeling. But she keeps it to herself and hopes it gets better. But instead, she is only getting sicker.
Favorite place: Buckle's Gifts
Boyfriend: Tristan Miller
Pet: Plucky, her pet hamster
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite meal: Blueberry Pancakes
About Jill Cooper:
Jill Cooper loves tea more than coffee and is obsessed over finding that perfect recipe. She lives in Danvers, MA with two cats, a toddler, a husband, and a 1964 yellow taxi. Her life is chaotic, but fun. She is currently working on a new Sci-fi thriller and the sequel to the Dream Slayer. She can be contacted at http://www.jillacooper.com
If you want to link to Dream Slayer it's: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-Slayer-Series-ebook/dp/B007ZRYPV6