"Crossroadscontains action, twists and romance that has you flipping through the pages sofast that you're at the end and ready for more before you know it." Gabby, Nashville Young Adult FictionExaminer/What's Beyond Forks
Watch outEdward Cullen! The angel Michael has officially given you a run for your money!Teens everywhere will add a new fictional boyfriend to their ever growinglists! OMWings! An amazing paranormal angel romance that stays with you longafter the last page has turned. I need more! Jennifer Howell with LateBloomerOnline.com
"I'mtaking a break from vampires and spending time with Mary's angels. Michael canwrap me inside his wings and take me away. Very original. So much passion anddanger. I could not put it down!" CharlotteBlackwell, author of Embrace series
"Crossroads-aromantic adventure that keeps you guessing. Mary Ting's character, Claudia,will capture your heart and make you believe in angels." Joann Buchanan, author of I Am Wolf/SharkRadio
"Crossroadsis an exciting debut book with a rich paranormal mythology, unique angel-lore,forbidden romance, action, suspense and plot twists. With her detailed writingand a plot that flow wells, Mary created a world I enjoyed visiting, and astory that was hard to put down." Katiewith Mundie Moms
From the Inside Flap
"Get them!" Aden shouted again.
During the entire fight Michael stayed by my side, protecting me. They fought so swiftly that even with my flashlight it was hard to distinguish alkins from the fallen. I focused intently, trying to figure out who was who, but it was no use. They were too fast for human eyes. I pointed the flashlight, hoping to blind or distract them, but that also proved to be pointless. It was only useful for my vision.
In the blink of an eye they were here, there and everywhere. The clanging of swords colliding was painful to hear. As the screeching sounds continued, all I could see were sparks as the swords made contact, as if we were in the middle of a lightning storm. Fearful of any alkin getting hurt, I covered my ears, hoping that it would end soon.
Suddenly, Aden raised his hand toward the stars, and the fallen stopped. The sounds of the swords crashing against each other came to a dead halt. Aden started circling around Michael and me. As he drew closer, I could see that he looked exactly as I remembered him from my dream. The wrinkles on his forehead defined his age, and though I conceived him as evil, his voice scared me more than his appearance. Aden never lifted a finger to fight; instead, he relied on the fallen to carry out his battle strategies.
"Michael, come with me. I'll give you anything you want."
"There is nothing I want from you."
"They've turned you against me. I should have killed you when I had the chance." Aden's eyes raged with anger.
"They didn't turn me against you. I did it of my own free will."
"Move out of my way!" Aden shouted.
"You'll have to go through me first!"
As Aden continued to circle around us, I could sense movement from the fallen, edging closer to Michael and me. The alkin must have sensed it too as they positioned themselves right behind us and immediately began to attack the fallen.
Michael moved me to the left and then to the right, fighting while shielding me. Though the fallen were fewer in number than before, they were retaliating in full force. In the midst of all the chaos, I lost my grip on the flashlight, and it tumbled off the cliff. Instinctively I reached for it, and in that split second someone or something collided against me, and I plummeted off the cliff.
Gravity was pulling me faster than my body could resist. I'd always heard that at the moment of death, one's life flashed before their eyes; all the moments that had brought them to that point, big or small. All I could think of was death itself and the one person who had changed my life forever--Michael.