He was standing under a massive beech tree across the road from me, his arms crossed over his chest.
The tree’s low, gnarled branches twisted down around him, nearly concealing him in limbs and leaves and shadows. And why did my dad have to be so big on mass transit, anyhow?
He was standing under a massive beech tree across the road from me, his arms crossed over his chest. Or maybe I was hearing things, because the word was drowned out by the sound of tires hissing on wet pavement, grinding gears, and the whoosh of the doors as the driver, old Mr. Requests for permission to make copies of any part of the work should be submitted online at contact or mailed to the following address: Permissions Department, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32887-6777.
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan.
But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire warand save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction Chapter 1THE FIRST TIME I saw him, a heavy, gray fog clung to the cornfields, tails of mist slithering between the dying stalks. He was still there, but in the road now, booted feet planted on either side of the double yellow line, arms still crossed, watching the bus drive away. And if he knew that obscure fact, what else did the dark stranger, receding in the mist, know about my past?
The tree’s low, gnarled branches twisted down around him, nearly concealing him in limbs and leaves and shadows. Harcourt Children’s Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. romance buffs will find the ultimate pairing of Lucius and Jessica absolutely irresistible, and it's downright swoonworthy once their elaborate courting ritual begins in earnest."— The Bulletin"A romance involving a high school girl and a handsome vampire may sound a little too familiar, yet this first novel quickly bursts ahead of the pack of Twilight-wannabes . Girls obsessed with vampires and romance will welcome this clever, amusing take on teen vamps in love."— Booklist "Fantaskey’s fast-paced story is full of plot twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end.
But it was obvious that he was tall and wearing a long, dark coat, almost like a cloak. Who stands under a tree at the crack of dawn, in the middle of nowhere, wearing a black cloak? And why did my dad have to be so big on mass transit, anyhow? The name I’d been given at birth, in Eastern Europe, before I’d been adopted and brought to America, rechristened Jessica Packwood. "Jessica evolves nicely with each new shocking revelation, becoming, over the course of the novel, an intriguing and strong protagonist . The story is highly entertaining with plenty of action, drama, romance, as well as self-discovery." — School Library Journal "Fantaskey's novel is far more than a romantic fantasy .