Romance, Young Adult

By Maria Rachel Hooley

Publisher : Createspace

ABOUT Maria Rachel Hooley

maria Rachel Hooley
I've written over twenty novels, including When Angels Cry, New Life Incorporated, and the Sojourner series.  My poetry has been published in over 80 literary journals across the United States and United Kingdom.  I live in Oklahoma with my husband and three children.


Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Moon has been dreaming of her murder her entire life, and in those dreams, a dark presence is there, watching.  When she returns home to Hauser’s Landing, the very place her father disappeared, she comes in contact with a gorgeous boy named Lev Walker, and it’s not long before she’s falling in love.  But there’s something wrong with Lev.  When she realizes he’s the eerie watcher in her dreams, she’ll have to discover the truth.  Is he a guardian angel or a sojourner, an angel of death who has come to collect her soul?

When I was thinking about a young adult urban fantasy concept, I knew I wanted to work with angels. Then I started picturing this angel who was arrogant, at least as far as mortals were concerned. I knew I wanted to work with the theme of redemption because invariably all my novels go back to that so I decided to make Lev disdainful of mortals, and very much in need of a lesson about compassion and love. That's how Sojourner was born.

Buy Sojourner; you won't be disappointed. This is a creative and well paced supernatural romance that keeps you guessing until the end. The characters are complex and inviting, and as a reader I found myself invested in their story from start to finish. The romantic aspects of the book are similar to the Twilight series, but Maria Rachel Hooley has her own worthy story to tell in Sojourner.

Timothy Worsham

I am so glad I found out about this series on kindleboards. This first book really grabbed me from the beginning and it was hard to put down. I wasn't even finished with it before purchasing the second and third books. I liked how Elizabeth and Lev's story developed. Great introduction to a new series.

Stacy L. Daniels

I enjoyed this story very much, and have promptly gone and bought the next in the series. This is a very promising author.

Joanne Harris