A Taint in the Blood is my experimental YA Horror (and steampunk-ish and romance-ish) story on Wattpad. By experimental I mean I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. It's been in a partial state of birth for a while, and I like it a lot, but it's also a little... strange? So, it's going to hang out on Wattpad until I finish bringing it to life. Then I'll decide whether to return it to my trunk of doom, or do something else with it.
Here's the blurb:
Serendipity Blite inherited her father's crackerjack shooting skills. Bloomington, Sera's sister, got his knack for mechanical engineering. The siblings' talents make them a formidable pair capable of surviving the apocalyptic aftermath of the Dead Disease. The girls' skills also attract the unwanted attention of Moll Grimes, a ruthless woman intent on building a new empire in a city infested with undead.
When Bloom goes missing, Sera suspects Moll has something to do with it, but attempting a rescue mission on her own would be suicidal. Sera seeks help from a band of unlikely allies, including Erik LaRoux, an enigmatic young man with a curious scar, and a collection of alchemists obsessed with developing a cure for the Dead Disease.
Sera's alliance with Erik challenges her old ways of coping-- her fierce independence and cold detachment won't be enough to save her sister. But as she opens herself to new possibilities, an unfortunate accident sets Sera teetering on the edge of a deadly abyss. Surrendering to it would bring an end to Sera's pain, grief, and fear, but surviving could mean finding family, love, and maybe even a cure.