Raging Sapphires (draft title)
Celie is the product of a destroyed childhood. Orphaned at a young age, she and her sister Shannon live together in a little world of their own until Celie falls into an unexpected and foreign land. Travel with Celie as she uncovers a strange world and rediscovers herself in the process.
The Girl Scientist In Viremia!
"Carolina flopped onto her overstuffed couch. Minutes later the gigantic dog had pushed her feet out of the way to become the first voluntary, living footrest, that Carolina had ever known. As she sat there, listening to the great beast snore, she remembered her cousin, Andrew, who used to pretend to be the footrest from Beauty and the Beast. So actually, she corrected herself, there were several examples of this ridiculous behavior." (excerpt)
Carolina is a recent graduate and new adult. Since graduating she has worked a string of going-nowhere jobs (much to the displeasure of her overbearing family). Determined to "make it on her own," follow along as this sorority girl turned scientist tests her skills and knowledge in a series unpredictable events that turn her boring everyday life into a chaotic mess.