Leslie Deaton, is the author of A MARKED PAST,
a young adult fantasy novel about Lyla Mercer, a sixteen year old girl whose life changed the moment her dad was murdered, and again when she heard that she could be next. Forced to move to Salem for safe keeping, Lyla discovers her family has a dark history in the town. Whispers and rumors follow her everywhere she goes and her life takes a terrifying turn when she discovers the rumors are true. Her family is marked. Lyla attempts to ignore the danger, pretending to be normal, but when she falls in love with Caleb, the absolute wrong boy, she has to accept her fate and face the threats that surround her. Until now, her father’s murderer has managed to keep his true identity a secret, but when Lyla uncovers the truth, nobody is safe, especially her.
A Marked Past will be published in October of 2011 on Amazon.com.