She has one year before she can take her kid-sister and escape their volatile home life, and she'll do anything to protect her-including accepting her supernatural heritage that has every demon in Chicago chomping after her rare blood.
Draven Reid has spent the better part of a century searching for the Key to opening the Gates of Hell so he can rescue his wrongfully imprisoned twin brother, and he's prepared to shed blood to do it. But soon the person he's prepared his whole life to kill turns out to be the one person who makes him feel alive.
Dodging an abusive father, demons prepared to drain her dry, and a newly formed love that may be the death of her, Harley will have to decide on her own what's worth saving: the world that has done nothing but chew her up and spit her out, or the boy whose stolen her heart, but has a blade with her name on it.
I just saved the boy I’m falling for from a gruesome death by a demon. And what does he have to say? I’m the key to opening the gates of Hell. I mean, a thank-you would’ve been nice. Or another scorching-hot, forbidden kiss. Either way, destiny will have to find someone else to torment, because I’m so done.
Or I was, until my little sister starts cackling exorcist-style and stares at me with eyes that aren’t hers. They’re Marid’s, the Greater Demon I just kicked back to the dark realm he came from. Possessing Ray whenever he wants is his ultimate revenge.
The only way to break the tether between them includes a road trip through Hell, aka the Ather. I quickly discover nothing is as it seems in this place. Yeah, there are realms of terror, greed, and desire, but there’s also peace, and a beauty I never knew existed...and it’s eerily familiar.
With each obstacle we encounter, I slip a little further into the chaotic energy of my growing dark powers. And when an unexpected betrayal hits me square in the chest, I freefall into them.
Fate painted me as the monster of nightmares, and after this? Destiny is about to learn just how monstrous I can be.