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About Rue Volley
She specializes in paranormal romances that include otherworldly characters who, regardless of their supernatural abilities, feel oddly familiar, or in other words, human. This, coupled with her easy reading style, a wicked sense of humor, and excellent world-building skills, has garnered her a fiercely loyal fan base over the past decade who support her regardless of what genre she chooses to write in.
Some of her best works include Hemlock, The Dead Boy's Club, 13 Ways to Midnight, Hellhound, The Devil's Gate, and A Vampires Tale of Blood and Light. All of which utilize her skill at piecing together compelling dramas that highlight her love for vampires, witches, angels, and demons across many genres, including young adult, new adult, urban fantasy, and erotic romance.
Rue Volley's work seems to be synonymous with one phrase in the publishing world.
She is accredited with two award-winning screenplays for film, Hellhound (original script, 2014) and Awakening (contributing screenwriter, 2015). IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm7043310/
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School is hard. Raising the dead is harder.
Rook Dagger spent the first fifteen years of her life safely tucked away in a beautiful cottage on the lake, enjoying home-cooked meals and homeschooling far away from the rest of the world. But her power couldn't be hidden forever. The time has come for her to be enrolled in Hemlock Academy, a centuries-old institution designed to cultivate and create the greatest necromancers in the world. The children who attend will one day be placed among the seven kingdoms of magic, serving Kings and country for as long as they're needed. To harness the power surging through her veins, Rook will need guidance in the art of giving of life... and taking it away.
This power makes her unique.
Her abilities could make her an unstoppable force of nature if she wasn't hung up on a boy.
G Gianni--a beautiful distraction with pouty lips, pale skin, and a sharp tongue.
His attention consumes her.
His scent entices her.
His words infuriate her.
She loves to hate him. He hates to love her.
Well, together, they could destroy the world.
TWILIGHT meets PRACTICAL MAGIC with a sprinkle of SUPERNATURAL.
You'll never miss the sunlight until it's gone.
Sixteen-year-old Echo Navarri, daughter of world-famous archaeologists, Alice and Peter Navarri, has spent her life traveling from one expedition to the next as her parents unearthed lost civilizations. On their thirteenth dig, Midnight, Echo's twin sister, disappears without a trace. This prompts a year-long search that leaves the family nearly broken. In an attempt to find some closure they reluctantly host a mock funeral for Midnight without ever recovering her remains. Nearing the one-year anniversary of Midnight's assumed death, Echo is sent to live with her eccentric Aunt Luna who is the caretaker of the centuries-old Navarri Estate in Port Royal, Maine. Echo attempts to settle into her new life in Port Royal, but soon finds that she's destined for adventure as the mystery of her family's history, the sunless town, and its oddly intriguing people teeter on the supernatural.
Fifteen-year-old Harper J. Ellis lives in Juniper Hollow, a hotbed for paranormal activity. Here the dead outnumber the living ten to one, and strange occurrences are a way of life. Most of the residents choose to ignore the odd quirks of the small Victorian town. But not Harper. She’s perfectly content to spend her days in the graveyard, reading paranormal romance books at the foot of a tombstone. Like many girls her age, she obsesses over boys. However, it’s her taste for all things strange and unusual that prompt her to start a club.
A small-town teenage girl becomes obsessed with a tattooed bad boy in this modern-day not-so-fairy-tale romance told from a uniquely designed dual perspective.
Seventeen-year-old Emmie Dawson lives on Main Street in northeastern Ohio, thirty-two minutes from the Pennsylvania border, and four hours from Cleveland, as any true Ohioan, would explain.
Her father is a Liberal Arts teacher at the local college, while her mother runs the only flower shop in town that specializes in weddings. Of which there are many.
They live next to Bradley Barnes, the son of her parent's best friends and assumed soulmate for Emmie.
Everything seems to be planned out for her.
Her career, her love life.
All of it.
It should be as easy as breathing, but secretly she wants more.
And then he shows up and shatters everything.
His eyes are like fire. His touch like a flame.
His words sink deep into her and settle there, refusing to let her go.
But is his arrival a blessing or a curse?
NOX VAN DOREN
Seventeen-year-old Nox Van Doren lives in Pennsylvania with his dad and stepmother, who is now pregnant with an unwelcome sibling.
Nox has been in trouble on and off his whole life. Lashing out. Spending time in therapy. Desperately trying to get his emotions and impulses under control.
His mother committed suicide when he was seven and he's never fully recovered from the loss. She left nothing but a scrapbook full of pictures and broken poetry that he treasures above all other things.
He's fearful that her fate is his own.
But then he sees Emmie.
More than that. He touches her.
He feels something shift deep inside as a small gasp escapes her glossed lips.
And everything changes.
But is she enough to save him?
Compliant. Happy. Safe.
But somethings amiss.
Echo can feel it in her bones, and as the visions intensify, she begins to dig for the truth that only she can uncover.
Whispers on the wind speak of a dark memory spell that has distorted reality.
This ancient evil demands a sacrifice.
But who's to blame? And who will pay the ultimate price?
Be careful what you WITCH for.
Because sometimes it isn't what you really wanted at all.
Echo Midnight Navarri has been taught a hard lesson in life. You can’t bury the past or change the future by casting spells.
Wishing for the impossible, she begged a powerful warlock to help her.
A vampire with his own agenda, his own needs, his own pain.
She wanted nothing more than to abolish the suffering she could no longer bear. He agreed, casting a spell so dark and devious it would alter space and time.
A spell that left a damaging scar on every soul it touched.
Including her own.
It stripped her friends and family of their true identities.It interrupted a timeline without fear of consequences.
It allowed for darkness to creep into their lives leaving a trail of destruction behind.
She wanted to be the hero of her story.
Instead, she became the villain.
Echo Midnight Navarri has reached her seventeenth birthday-- alone.
It's been well over a year since her twin, Midnight, slipped from her hand into a ravine shrouded in blue mist deep in the Brazilian jungle. The locals refer it to as the veil. Echo believes it is a nightmare. One that she can't seem to escape.
Her parents, world-famous archaeologists, Peter and Alice Navarri, stayed behind after sending Echo to live with her aunt in a rainy little town at the edge of the world known as Port Royal. The search continues, but the mystery remains.
Echo continues to dream as the memories of the events leading up to that fateful night start to reveal themselves to her.
Piece by piece, bit by bit.
Exposing the truth and forcing in the light where once there was only darkness.
Despite everything, she's made friends, even a new boy named Asher Tiberious Westbrook the third, a self-proclaimed warlock who doesn't mind that Echo tends to shy away from anyone who wants to be close to her.
But she fears intimacy with anyone after losing her sister, especially him.
A boy whose terrifying secrets may outweigh her own.
Sixteen-year-old Holliday (Holli) Adams was adopted during the global pandemic that ravaged the world and killed hundreds of thousands of people.
Her parents, world-renowned scientists who led the successful fight against the disease, die in a terrible accident when she is three years old, leaving her to be taken in by her aunt and uncle, who become her new family.
Holli is told that she can not go outside due to a genetic disorder that makes it impossible for her body to fight off any contagions. She's effectively at the mercy of every illness in the world.
Her Aunt and Uncle take every precaution to keep her safe while trying their best to give her a fulfilling life.
But she dreams of a life in the sunlight and feeling the breeze on her skin. She longs for human interaction, friends her age, and going to school like other kids. Of not being confined to the spacious yet prison-like home.
Of having that first kiss.
That first touch.
That first everything that she's been denied.
Then one day, everything changes when a new family moves in across the street.
Holli becomes obsessed with their activities, especially their son, Dash Grayson, whom she finds both intriguing and infuriating.
But she can't look away, and neither can he.
Tempting them to do the unthinkable.
Seventeen-year-old Dash Grayson is the son of a Marine who has spent his life moving from one town to the next without warning.
He's never stayed anywhere long enough to make real friends, put down roots, and maybe, just maybe, get a serious girlfriend.
But now his dad has transferred into a program for the first colonization on Kepler-1649c, a new planet found just outside of our solar system believed to be able to sustain human life.
They have 365 days until they leave. That's 365 days longer than Dash has ever had anywhere else.
So he unpacks his suitcase and starts to think about school, football games, and maybe a real prom.
But then he sees her.
The mysterious girl who lives in the home across the street. The beautiful girl with sad eyes.
And suddenly a year doesn't seem nearly long enough.
In Abigail Watson's case, it nearly ended her life.
After a brush with death, Abigail is reminded of just how short life can be...then she meets Jack Landon, the mysterious heir to the Landon fortune and her savior from certain death. Jack's tastes are very defined, and his ability to seduce with ease draws Abigail into his dark world. One taste of him on her lips and she is consumed with a desire, a willingness to submit and let him take the gift that she has protected for so long.
Friend to enemy, love to hate.
Where there's smoke...you will find the Devil's Fire.
One road could lead to safety.
The other to uncertainty and heartbreak.
Life could be easy, as easy as breathing.
But we all know that love should leave you breathless.