Willa has lost her only son in a tragic accident. Then she and her husband couldn't stay together any longer. Now she is alone and going downhill fast. She takes a trip backpacking in the high country wilderness near Mt. Shasta, California. But this trip is different... very different. Willa hears a loud crashing sound in the night and goes out to investigate, hearing moaning as if someone is hurt. Her wish to help outweighs her fears. What and whom she finds is shocking. A spacecraft of some kind, and a young man about her age who is bleeding profusely. This is a story of a young couple from different worlds who must fight tremendous odds to be together. Especially since the man she is falling in love with is a vampire.
Julie Achterhoff has lived all over the United States. She is the mother of five children. Julie started writing when she was very young, and kept a few teachers up at night with her stories. A play called Angel in the House was her first bigger effort. Then she wrote a novella titled Native Vengeance, which was published by Demon Mind's website for the 2008 Halloween Edition. Her novel, Quantum Earth, was published by All Things That Matter Press in 2009, and Deadly Lucidity followed in February 2010. Julie lives in California with her son, Sage.