April White Books


Marking Time

The Immortal Descendants - Book One

April's Books

About April

APRIL WHITE has been a film producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter. She has climbed in the Himalayas, lived on a gold mine in the Yukon, and survived a shipwreck. She and her husband live in Southern California with their two sons, dog, various chickens, and a lifetime collection of books. April wrote her first novel, Marking Time, because it's what she wanted to read, and now needs to finish the five book series so she can find out what happens next.

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Published October 30, 2012

Published June 30, 2014

Tempting Fate

The Immortal Descendants - Book Two

Seventeen-year-old tagger, Saira Elian can handle anything...

     ... A mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transport Saira to the nineteenth century, and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

     Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War, and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries - if you are a Descendant of Time.

     Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants, and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.

Changing Nature

The Immortal Descendants - Book Three

Seventeen year old Clocker, Saira Elian is back on the run...

     ...and being hunted by Mongers. The Descendants of War are amassing power in the twenty-first century, bent on controlling the Immortal Descendants. Their attempt to kidnap Saira, a rare Descendant of Time and Nature, reveals just how brazen they've become. Archer, the vampire who has loved Saira for over a century, is willing to risk everything to protect her.

     When a horrific vision reveals Ringo, thief and loyal companion from 1888, being tortured at the hands of the bloodthirsty Bishop Wilder in a Renaissance prison, Saira and Archer realize there has been a ripple in the river of Time, and they must travel to 1554 to find its source and save their friend. Their rescue mission lures them to the Tower of London, site of the most notorious executions in history, where they encounter the mysterious Lady Elizabeth who is confronting a terrible fate of her own.

     The time-traveler, the vampire, and the thief will need all of their skills and ingenuity as they race against time to steal a document that could change the course of history and put the Immortal Descendants at the mercy of the Mongers. Can they stop a madman bent on collecting the blood of history's most powerful Seer before the executioner's axe falls?

Published January 20, 2015

Immortal Descendants are disappearing and seventeen-year-old Clocker Saira Elian is next on the list...

     Saira and Archer's romantic London summer is shattered by the bold kidnappings of Immortal Descendants. It's clear Mongers want control of the Descendant Families, and when they target a powerful Shifter, there's no doubt they will eliminate anyone who stands in their way.

     A split in time could be the cause of this new Monger aggression, and Saira, Archer, and Ringo suspect their time-traveling nemesis Bishop Wilder. One dangerous world is exchanged for another when Saira and her friends track Wilder to the gloomy streets of Paris in 1429. They find the city besieged by marauding wolves led by a fanatical peasant girl who will be known to history as Joan of Arc.

     Crossing the time stream to repair it has dropped them into the heart of the Hundred Years' War on the eve of an epic battle, where the line between friends and enemies will be drawn in blood. To finally end the deadly game of cat and mouse with Wilder, Saira must confront her greatest challenge yet: the truth about her changing Nature.

April White's books on Goodreads
Marking Time Marking Time (Immortal Descendants, #1)
reviews: 198
ratings: 937 (avg rating 4.30)

Tempting Fate Tempting Fate (Immortal Descendants, #2)
reviews: 62
ratings: 289 (avg rating 4.48)

Changing Nature Changing Nature (Immortal Descendants, #3)
reviews: 7
ratings: 15 (avg rating 4.80)