Emma Andrews has not had an easy life. After losing both of her parents at the young age of fourteen and no other family to turn too, she finds herself in the broken foster care system. Emma decides to take her fate into her own hands and runs away to a multi-millionaire known to help youngsters like herself.

Years later, Emma learns the colors of real monsters. Emma uses her over active imagination to live a life in her colorless prison. With the ability to blur fantasy with reality, Emma keeps her demons at bay, forgetting all her pain. Will Emma be able to maintain the fine line between fantasy and reality for a lifetime…? Or will Emma have to face her demons…?”

Withstanding the Enemy


Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like…


Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers.


But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.

Within the Shadows

Emma’s world is rocked as the real monster lurking in the shadows is unveiled.  

Emma Andrews’ last memory of her mother is seeing her bleeding to death on the bathroom floor. Several years later, Emma is kidnapped and forced to face the same monster that killed her mother. Quickly, Emma—a daydreamer with an inventive personality—must learn to separate her fantasies from reality in order to differentiate friend or foe. 

As secrets unfold and the shadows emerge, Emma wonders if she can endure reliving the trauma of her past. One thing she does know for certain—she can’t do it alone. 

Will Emma escape from this monster alive? Will Chance still love her after she reveals her past? Or, will someone new teach Emma the true strength hiding within her?

Withholding The Key

Emma’s World Continues... 

For the last book of the Series.

Release Date and Cover Reveal coming soon...


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