Lifelike Cover - designer Wendy Russ

Lifelike cover. Sexy, isn’t it

Portrait of a Girl. A girl who might accidentally kill you with her paintbrush.

Jewel’s artistic talent is like magic, as if her brush were a witch’s wand, not a simple painting tool. She thinks she could surpass the old masters, if she could only escape her parents’ plastic existence. When she’s finally out of high school, she flees to San Francisco and a fresh start.

What she doesn’t know is that her talent is fueled by an untamed and dangerous magic. When a mysterious, alluring art teacher promises to train her to control and harness that magic, Jewel puts her future–and her body–into his seductive hands. She soon discovers she’s not his first pupil, however, and as she learns the truth from the girls who came before, Jewel is faced with a terrible choice: Give up painting and spend her life running away, or risk her life–and her very soul–to destroy the man she’s fallen in love with.

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Kindle Version On Sale Now

In celebration of the print book’s release on June 16, the Kindle version of Lifelike is significantly discounted on Amazon June 16 through June 21.

Paint a Bookmark!

If you’d like a bookmark to color or paint, send me your postal address (US only). Here are bookmarks that I painted (the ugly ones) and bookmarks colored by readers. Get one, color it, and let me add it to the gallery!