Destiny and Deception A 13 to Life Novel

13 to Life

Shannon Delany

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

304 Pages



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The sensational fourth novel in the 13 to Life series sees Jessica and the Rusakovas fighting to overcome their biggest challenge yet.

With the threat of the mafia seemingly gone and the company's headquarters in Junction destroyed, Pietr Rusakova is adjusting to being a normal teen and Jess is realizing normalcy may not be what she wanted after all. But both Jess and Cat know the truth--that normal can't be taken for granted. Their precious cure isn't permanent—and when a new danger stalks into their small town, Alexi decides he must overcome his issues with the mother who abandoned him to be raised by wolves and make a brand new deal to save his adopted family.


Praise for Destiny and Deception

Praise for the 13 to Life Series:

“[Readers will] appreciate the virginal sexual tension, the snarled das and nyets, the testosterone-fueled feuds and the titillating glimpses of tragic history.”—Kirkus Reviews

“New readers can dive in without reading the first book, and new fans won’t be long in arriving.”—Booklist

“Devoted paranormal romance fans will probably like the series.”—VOYA Magazine

“Shannon Delany’s creations will show you how rich and fulfilling Young Adult Paranormal writing can be.”—Fresh Fiction

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I wrapped myself around Pietr, holding him while the cure tore through his body. Together we tumbled the rest of the distance to the floor; my arms never once relinquished their hold on him. Within the human halo of my grasp, his clothing ripped and fell away in shreds and tangles of cloth. Fur sprouted in thick tufts, filling in awkwardly and obscuring the way his muscles slid beneath his sleek human skin as he became the wild-eyed wolf.
One last time.
His fingers curled tight into the meat of his palms, bones slipping free to re-form and reshape
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  • Shannon Delany

  • Since she was a child, Shannon Delany has written stories, beginning writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill. Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon lives and writes in Upstate New York and enjoys traveling to talk to people about most anything.
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