Ever since the death of her parents one year ago, Andria's heart fell into a dark chaos that swallowed all of the happiness she treasured, living within her childhood fantasies of dragons and castles to escape the nightmares. Then she met Derek, a boy that appeared much too charming and perfect to waltz into her life when needed most. But with this new relationship, Andria slowly began to feel a small spark of happiness again, until she's swept away from Derek and everything she thought imaginable in her life by something she only longed for in fairytales. Andria is launched into an adventure she never dreamed could become a reality, thrown into challenges that take all of her will to endure. She comes to realize that magic and sorcerers, dragons and other mythical creatures have remained in shadow and shared the world with humanity for centuries. Now she will discover secrets that could either darken her soul or lead her down a path of beautiful possibilities.
Nicole lives in Texas with her awesome family that consists of her parents, two dogs, four birds, two snakes, two frogs, a tokay gecko, and a bearded dragon. Nicole worked at a small local zoo for four years before moving on to applying at a vet clinic where she currently works. In the mean time she writes on her stories and poetry, a hobby she developed at a young age, and plans to self publish more short stories/novellas in the future. She also hopes to one day move onto a larger publishing company when she completes her novels. For more information, visit: http: //essenceofspellsongs.weebly.com/