Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs California, but lives Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines. After years of denial she finally admitted that she is a hopeless romantic which led her to write her first Young Adult book Unbreakable Love. Since then she’s published three more books, Shackled, Becoming Bryn and The Secret Keeper. Shackled won the silver IPGA award in 2012 and has been optioned as a screenplay. She always eats the frosting off her cake and leaves the rest, and can be caught singing in public bathrooms just for the acoustics. When she’s not writing YA novels, she’s mentoring teen writers, making pizza with her family or dreaming of taking a nap, not necessarily in that order
After the disappearance of her brother, Winter’s family was never the same. Now she’d done something terrible that would bring her to the door of the mysterious Secret Keeper, and the bargain she’d make would alter her life, forever. Can she find a way out of the dark bargain that binds her tongue, or will her deal with the Secret Keeper bring devastating consequences unimaginable, even to her?
Even after all the heartache it has brought into her and Liam’s life, Winter Merrill won’t stop until she has eliminated the deadly Secret Keeper Curse. Liam will do anything to protect the girl he loves, including pay the ultimate price for her happiness and freedom. Will the lies, secrets, and betrayal of an ill-fated journey to hunt down the curse’s creator unite Winter and Liam, or will it be?
Belakane lives during the terrifying age of the Salem Witch trials. Unlike the women around her, she actually is a witch. When Belakane’s magic gets her best friend accused of witchcraft, the powerful sorceress creates a risky enchantment to protect what’s left of the small group of friends who hide her secret. Will Belakane’s power save her friends or will it be the demise of all she holds dear?
Winter Merrill couldn’t imagine the lonely existence she would inherit when she took on an ancient curse to save her family. Now, kept from her long-time boyfriend, Winter is left alone to fight the dark secrets she bares. At her breaking point, a stranger enters her life that knows how to eliminate the curse. Will his friendship be a new beginning for Winter or will it prove to be her demise?