Evangeline is living the life of a normal teenager—going to school and hanging out with friends—until mysterious, severe symptoms begin appearing.
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About the Book
Published 28 July 2020
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Page Count: 379
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Evangeline is living the life of a normal teenager—going to school and hanging out with friends—until mysterious, severe symptoms begin appearing. After passing out in the middle of a party, life as she knows it spirals beyond her grasp. She is then diagnosed with a rare, genetic blood disorder that causes her body’s white blood cells to kill the red ones. In the delirium of her deteriorating health, a door to a parallel world opens before her; however, once she steps through it, the portal closes, and she is unable to return to Earth.
The place Evangeline now finds herself in is called Terra Nova, a world wherein vampires rule supreme, with no traces of humanity left to speak of. Curious but afraid, she quickly learns that Terra Nova is not the shadow-side of Earth, but rather the tragic result of government experimentation. In order to survive, she must keep her mind open and accept the changes her body is undergoing; soon enough, those who she initially thinks are murderers become her trainers, whose help she must enlist if she ever hopes to return home—and soon enough, a romantic bond begins to bloom.
Meanwhile, Evangeline’s brother and friends back on Earth try to figure out what happened to her, and how the government is involved, and how to bring her home. Unbeknownst to any of them is the mysterious outcast Bambi, whose secrecy disguises her power in making a devastating choice: save one world at the risk of destroying the other.
Right before sunsrise they heard the creak of the door and Ehvan’s head came sliding through. He looked at the large windows with the curtains pulled open and did not fully enter. Instead, he pushed blankets and pillows through, as far as he could. Then he slid in a massive basin of water, that looked much too large for him to push, yet he seemed to have no trouble with.
“Mother says she is sorry,” Ehvan spoke, “She forgot that regular humans feel cold. The water is for washing. She says she will have a warm bath for you tomorrow…and that big chest there” – he pointed to what looked like a decorated chest in a small enclave in a far corner of the room – “mother says regular humans sometimes need to use that after eating. And these, she says, are for wiping” – he slid a decorated box full of cloth napkins inside the room and scratched his head – “usually the maid brings us things but mother says it’s not safe. She doesn’t trust Laura’s control. Mother was a little embarrassed to bring the wiping cloths but I don’t mind…I am not sure what you wipe with those…”
Ehvan looked from Cynthia to Evangeline as if hoping for an answer, but Evangeline just tried to smile. After some time staring at them with no result he finally shrugged, “The windows are big so you can come out and stretch once the sun rises but mother says to not leave the room because there’s too many shadows everywhere else…I think you are pretty. Mother says not all regular humans are pretty like you. I am happy you came. I hope I don’t eat you.”
With that he closed the door and disappeared.
About the Author
MTG has worked in numerous positions, mainly in managerial and executive roles. Terra Nova, her first publication, is Book 1 of a series. The series’ concept emerged when she, like the protagonist, was diagnosed with the blood disorder paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and her then-boyfriend (now husband) joked she was becoming a vampire. She currently works and resides in Canada.
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