Ryan is currently working on a sequel to his first novel FORBIDDEN, co-authored with his mother Syrie James.

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She should not exist. He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been getting or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed, and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

(published by Harper Teen, 2012)


“A YA novel that hits all the right notes… the plot and storyline are great, and the characters strong… If you enjoy angels, ‘forbidden’ romance and dashing heroes, then this should be added to your TBR.”—USA TODAY

“Quite effective paranormal suspene and intense-but-quixotic high-school romance… Genre addicts will enjoy it.”—Kirkus Reviews

“I didn’t want this book to end… Suspenseful, surprising and a fantastic read… I recommend it for everyone. 5/5.” —The Sagacity Quest