FRAGILE DARKNESS

A Midnight Dragonfly Novel
November 2012

How do you stop someone you can’t see? For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old psychic Trinity Monsour has seen things before they happen. But now, in the wake of tragedy, her visions have gone dark. She can still feel, though, and the danger she senses swirling around a new friend sends her into the New Orleans party scene, where nothing is as it seems, surprises wait at every turn, and the last guy she wants to see is the one she needs the most: the mercurial Dylan Fourcade, part stranger, part friend, part so much more.

It’s the so much more that confuses her. How can she be drawn to someone she barely knows?

But whether she wants him there or not, he’s by her side, shadowing her every step of the way, until the darkness clears, and a shocking truth emerges—a truth that changes everything.

 

FRAGILE DARKNESS

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BROKEN ILLUSIONS

A Midnight Dragonfly Novel
June 2012

It’s Mardi Gras, but for 16 year-old psychic Trinity Monsour this is no time for celebration. Another girl is missing. Haunted by visions she doesn’t understand—of an empty street lined by crumbling old buildings, a terrified voice warning her to be careful, and a body lying motionless in the grass--Trinity embarks upon a dark odyssey she could never have imagined. She'll stop at nothing to better understand her abilities, convinced that doing so is the only way she can make sure the terrifying images she sees never actually happen. 

But it seems everyone wants to stop her. Her aunt is worried Trinity might discover secrets best left in the past. Her best friend, Victoria, is afraid Trinity is slipping away, her boyfriend, Chase, fears she’s taking too many chances, and the lead detective will barely let her out of his sight. Only one person stands by her side, and in doing so, he slips deeper and deeper into her heart--and her dreams--blurring the lines of reality and illusion. 

When the dust settles, one of them will be dead.
 

BROKEN ILLUSIONS

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“ ...the cliffhangers at the end of each chapter will keep readers turning pages. In addition to the thrill factor, an effective balance of quick dialogue and occasional text messages with rich descriptions of the gothic New Orleans setting and Trinity’s visions makes for an absorbing read.

Fans of paranormal thrillers and romances will find plenty to love in this gripping series.”
--Kirkus Reviews


HAUNTED DESTINY

Midnight Dragonfly Prequel E-novella
December 2011

Teenage mystic Rachelle Dugas knows to expect the unexpected when she fills in for a friend leading a Haunted New Orleans tour. But when she decides to check out a haunted house on her own, nothing prepares her for the secrets lurking in the shadows—or the twist of destiny about to unfold.

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HAUNTED DESTINY

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SHATTERED DREAMS

A Midnight Dragonfly Novel
December 2011

Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn’t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late.

Trinity arrives on her aunt’s doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she’s seen.

But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica’s disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She is kind-of dating Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario.

Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her.

 

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“The first novel in The Midnight Dragonfly series takes flight with a powerful mix of mystery, magic, and romance. Shattered Dreams is an entrancing debut brimming with all the things that make New Orleans unforgettable!”
--Shannon Delany, author of the 13 to Life series

“A cruel prank, a mysterious psychic gift and the ghostly streets of New Orleans set the stage for Ellie James’ hauntingly readable SHATTERED DREAMS. A word to the wise ­-- this tale of love, betrayal, and stalking evil is best read with the lights on."
--Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

"Well-written and filled with both dramatic and romantic tension, Shattered Dreams is an exciting debut you won't want to miss."
--Jenna Black, author of Glimmerglass and Shadowspell

“With Shattered Dreams Ellie James delivers all the goods—in very high style.  Shattered Dreams takes readers on a rollercoaster ride of thrills and chills while exploring the deepest recesses of friendship, family and love…. James captures the sultry atmosphere of New Orleans with such skill that you’ll hear the blues echoing from the French Quarter, feel the sweltering heat rising from the wet cobblestone streets and smell the dank earthiness of the river."
--Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Silence

“A haunting and engaging story with characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book. Ellie James is a debut author you won’t want to miss.”
--CC Hunter, author of Born at Midnight

“Mesmerizing! With Shattered Dreams, Ellie James has woven unforgettable characters and dark elements into the richness of New Orleans to create a beautifully haunting tale that will stay with the reader long after she turns the final page.”
 –Rachel Hawthorne, author of the Dark Guardian series

“[A] haunting, mystical page-turner of deceit, betrayal and magic.”
Kimberly Smith, Cool Kids Read

“A page-turner…[with] one plot twist after another.”
Publishers Weekly on SHATTERED DREAMS

“Submerged in New Orleans legend and charm, this novel quickly becomes addicting; readers won’t be able to stop until all the riddles are finally solved. Not for the fainthearted, though; be prepared for a shocking, terrifying, and thrilling ride.”
Booklist on SHATTERED DREAMS

“James crafts a sexy, suspenseful paranormal thriller….Aside from the intriguing mysteries at its heart, this tale showcases a gothic New Orleans setting and a spicy love triangle to boot.”
Kirkus Reviews on SHATTERED DREAMS

“A race-to-the-bitter-end thriller….[SHATTERED DREAMS] should be added to everyone’s bookshelves.”
—Night Owl Reviews

“A fantastic, fun, very suspenseful read….James is, undoubtedly, a master story teller.”
Romance Reviews Today on SHATTERED DREAMS