Dance of the Starlit Sea
Coming Spring 2023 by Peachtree Teen
Unofficial Cover Art by @NemiyKanani
Character Art by StarbitArt
WELCOME TO LUNA ISLAND, WHERE ONLY THE PURE OF HEART CAN STAY
Ballerina, Lila Rose Li, wasn’t supposed to be born beneath the Devil’s Blood Moon on Luna Island—for legend has it, no life can be formed on this day. However, when the Spirit of Luna Island blesses Lila with life, she survives. Only, the Devil marks her as his prey, for Lila is the one girl powerful enough to survive a birth beneath his Blood Moon. He vows that on her eighteenth birthday, Lila will become his eternal bride in Hell. For seventeen years, Lila is safe from harm, taking refuge in California. But when Lila’s obsession with becoming the perfect ballerina to please her parents leads to a violent fit of rage, they send her back to Luna Island to fulfill her curse as a sacrifice to the Devil.
Bound to do the Devil’s bidding, fallen angel, Damien Drake, must find a new bride as a Tithe for the Devil once every seven years. Only, Damien is through with sacrificing lives, even if the abandonment of his duties would lead to the collapse of the island, humiliation of his family, and most importantly—the wrath of the Devil. The only way to end the Tithe is to find the girl who survived her birth beneath the Devil’s Blood Moon.
When Lila shows up to Luna Island, Damien discovers she is the key to end his suffering. However, when Lila lashes out over her cursed fate and nearly falls to death at sea, Damien can’t help but save her out of sympathy. Together, they fight the destinies they’ve been bound to, meeting for forbidden dances in the forest and secret rendezvous in dreams. However, their fates can’t be ignored for long. While Lila will have to escape her fate as the Blood Moon Bride, Damien will have to trick her into fulfilling her curse in Hell.