• ISBN: 9781718014459
  • ASIN: B07G3GCYX1




So many readers begged us to write a sequel to Forbidden from HarperTeen ... and we listened! Embolden, book 2, is here at last! I co-authored these novels with my brilliant son Ryan, a true melding of creative visions. We hope you love the result.

The world is trying to tear them apart.

Will they stand together and fight back?

After a season of psychic visions and super-powered drama, Claire Brennan and her angel-gone-AWOL boyfriend Alec MacKenzie can finally be together. Under the protection of Claire's grandmother, they are trying to lead a normal life, going to high school at Emerson Academy and hanging out with their friends.

But vengeful enemies, the city's new Watcher, and even the school play threaten to break them apart. Not to mention Claire's surprising second power, which could sabotage the trust of everyone she holds dear. And just when they need to stick together, they finally get a lead on where Claire's mysteriously missing father might be.

The threats, which come not only from without but also from within, will test the strength of Alec and Claire's relationship. Is their love enough to keep them safe? If they want to stay together … can they learn to fight together?


"5 out of 5 stars. Filled with teenage drama, scary but charming villains, friendships tested, paranormal powers, and romance." —Ms. Martin Teaches Media

"5 stars! … Like the first time, I devoured it again in one sitting and cherished the tandem of Alec and Claire … I felt like I was watching a movie with superb scriptwriting ... I was so invested and just kept turning the page. Now I am biting my nails in anticipation on what comes next." —NightlyReading

"I read Forbidden and Embolden in three days. Absolutely loved them both! I love Syrie James so as soon as I saw her name I had to read it. Thank you for a great story. 4 stars!" —Bloom Magic

"Truly a spectacle ... will keep readers on the edge of their seats ... Readers will find themselves in the front row of this roller-coaster ride of emotions and get a first-hand feel of this unique take on Angels. The story will grab readers by the wrist and lead them to a plot of mystery, adventure, and magic." —Jean Book Nerd

Don't miss the first book in this exciting series:



"A YA novel that hits all the right notes... the plot and storyline are great, and the characters strong... If you enjoy angels, 'forbidden' romance and dashing heroes, then this should be added to your TBR." —USA TODAY

"Quite effective paranormal suspene and intense-but-quixotic high-school romance... Genre addicts will enjoy it." —Kirkus Reviews

"The ending leaves enough room for a sequel, and fans of the genre will definitely demand one." —-School Library Journal

"A must read. My top 24 of all time favorite books." —Jean Book Nerd

"The best trio since Harry Potter! I loved it! It had plenty of humor, romance, action, mystery, and suspense. The villain was totally badass ... Oh! and the cliffhanger - SO cruel. But in that I can't flippin' wait to read book two kind of way. 5 stars!" —The Book Slayer