The Maura DeLuca Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence Publisher's Summary

2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery
2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal
Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!

Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

Could Maura's life get any worse? Turns out, it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away - except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her - but she doesn't understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can't bring herself to reopen her mother's wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?

When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura's life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome and mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn't seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she's moving the two of them to Vancouver...nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn't already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life.

©2014 Claudette Melanson (P)2015 Beacon Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • Rising Tide: Dark Innocence

    • The Maura DeLuca Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Claudette Melanson
    • Narrated by: Diana Steele
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away - except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her - but she doesn't understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story!

    • By Journey on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Undertow: Death's Twilight

    • The Maura DeLuca Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Claudette Melanson
    • Narrated by: Pamela Hershey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After being left in the dark for all of her life, Maura's father, Maxwell, has finally returned to reveal sinister family secrets Maura could never have dreamed possible - including his revelation that she is one of The Born. But his daughter soon discovers both he and her mother are keeping pieces of her reality hidden, still. As Maura struggles to unravel the mysteries surrounding her new existence and discover every piece of the cryptic puzzle, life appears intent on casting stumbling blocks across her path with every step forward.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    Riptide: Betrayal of Blood audiobook cover art
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