OLD VERSION. NEW ONE IN #26
Thank you everyone for your feedback! I added (again) the para about Jason's brother to explain why Carla wants/needs to save Jason, and hinted at the conflict between their kinds. I'm really torn abut it because each time I added this para I received advise to take it out, but once out, I received questions about Carla's motivation to save Jason. So, at this point I have no idea which is better, the para with Jason's brother included or removed?
The human side of Carla Dubrov wants two things: save Jason D’Cartey’s life and silence her Shadow self forever. The Shadow within her also wants two things: off the bastard and shut her human side up for good.
When Carla falls in love with Jason’s brother, her soulless-killer of a father condemns her to death for betraying her kind, the Shadows, and falling in love with a Luminary, their sworn enemies. The only reason Carla—her ungrateful Shadow self included—still kicks is because Jason’s brother gives his life to save her.
Between the two of her, Carla’s humans side has the tougher mission: repay her debt. She’s up against the assassins her father sends to drop Jason. She’s up against Jason’s mistrust and her freaking feelings for him—yep, that happened. And dear Lord … her Shadow’s constant yammering inside her head, working against her every step of the way.
Her Shadow’s mission: piece of cake. Take down her sniveling human side, seize control, reunite with daddy dearest. Standing in her way is Jason D’Cartey. So when daddy's assassins finally find Jason, all she has to do is get her pitiful human side to screw up, and let the killers do the rest.
May her best self win.