Candice thought moving to a new city with her boyfriend would fix things between them. She left her family, friends, and a good job behind. The doubts she had about relocating continue to build into a dire reality where she is utterly alone, despite being in a relationship. Each lonely holiday, each argument, each missed date pushes Candice to the breaking point. She struggles to find herself in this new place that she attempts to call home. When she hits rock bottom, a kind stranger helps pick her back up and shows her the door to new possibilities. With her relationship ending in disaster, can Candice find her second chance at love in St. Louis?
Valerie Puri is an author of Paranormal, Fantasy, and Young Adult.
As an author of both short stories and novels, she enjoys the flexibility of writing tales of any length. Her favorite aspect of writing is the ability to create something out of nothing. She loves building worlds readers can visualize and filling those worlds with complex characters and storylines. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.
In 2016, she published her debut novel, The Crimson Tree, a thrilling paranormal tale inspired by true events. The main source of inspiration for this story was a number of experiences her sister encountered in her home. She went on to publish The Dociles, book one of The Secret Archives Trilogy, her young adult dystopian series. Valerie’s work can be found in anthologies such as Demonic Anthologies, Thrill of the Hunt, and We Know the Truth, Do You? Readers can look forward to future novels and short stories with paranormal and urban fantasy aspects in the near future, including a trilogy she is co-authoring in the Dark Projects world.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, or listening to audio books. She is a Florida transplant, but part of her will always call the Midwest home.