INDELIBLE: Book One of the Twixt
Harlequin Teen, July, 30, 2013 (YA)
Some things are permanent.
And they cannot be changed back.
Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room-right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world-a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep and a life that will never be the same. Now Joy must pretend to be Ink's chosen one-his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.
Somewhere between reality and myth lies...
What People Are Saying:
"Fans of fae fantasy, YA paranormal and modern fantasy will adore this novel and find themselves willingly trapped within the Twixt. Read. This. Book!" - Serena Chase, USA Today Full review here
"I'm an unabashed fan of faery books, but as a fan, I've read a lot of them, and it takes a lot to impress me. Indelible definitely impressed me." - Niko Silvester, About.com Full review here
"This exhilarating story of Ink and Joy has marked my heart forever. Dawn Metcalf, I am indelibly bound to you. More!" - Nancy Holder, NYT Bestselling author, Wicked
"Strange, romantic, and at times fascinatingly grotesque, this book reads like a Guillermo del Toro version of Twilight." - BookYurt Full review here
"Metcalf does not formally label Ink and his ilk as faeries, but her rich physical descriptions create a complex fey world that coexists uneasily with the industrialized human one." - Kirkus
"Metcalf’s lush descriptions make the world of Twixt burst with sensory details, and readers will identify with Joy’s head-in-the-clouds reaction to Ink’s intoxicating effects. First in a new series, this will appeal to romance and fantasy readers who prefer their attraction peppered with mysterious lore. Give this one to readers who couldn’t get enough of Karou and Akiva in Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone (2011)." - Booklist, Erin Downey Howerton
"To describe the world and concept that is Indelible would be nearly impossible for me, and I know I wouldn't do it justice. It's so detailed and original that I have to give major props to Metcalf for coming up with an incredibly unique paranormal element. Overall, a great read and for anyone that loves Melissa Marr's books will be a fan of this! ... One of the most original paranormal books on the shelves! The dark atmosphere and twisting plot will give you chills and have you begging for more." - Nawanda Files
Harlequin Teen, September, 30, 2014 (YA)
Some things lie beneath the surface.
With the power to change everything.
Joy Malone wants it all—power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.
Her choice is balanced on a scalpel's edge and the consequences will be more life-altering than anyone can guess.
What People Are Saying:
"Ink and Joy were just as lush and velvet-like as a couple as I remember them from before. Plus, the world that Metcalf has wrapped around them is both absolutely beautiful and absolutely scary." - Ange, Libby's Blog Full review here.
"Second books are hard to pull off, but Dawn does it with flair. Invisible was just as good as Indelible, except with more steam and some serious feels." - Skye, Skye's Scribblings Full review here.
"With even bigger stakes, an even greater threat, and a choice that promises heartbreak, INVISIBLE is a sequel that is action-packed, suspense- and tension-filled, nerve-wracking, heartwrenching, and incredibly exciting. It’s a story that will keep readers glued to the page until the very end...This second book is not a filler book. It moves the plot forward, it takes the story deeper, it further develops the characters, it introduces even more conflict, and it adds a few twists that promise to make the remaining books in this series positively riveting." - Fiktshun, Reading YA Rocks Full review here.
"As far as faerie books come, none will ever reach the same level of awesome Invisible did." - Elicia, Girl in the Woods Reviews Full review here
"If you like you YA fiction both dark and romantic this series is for you. The characters are vibrant and ones you can empathize with. The story is fast paced and will keep you in its spell. You won't likely find better YA fiction than this, and you don't have to be a young adult to enjoy it." - Neal Reynolds, Vine Customer Review
"...a combination between Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki and a faerie world. Invisible made all that waiting worthwhile!" - Emily, Falling for YA
"Romance fans will melt for this new tale of the Twixt." — Erin Downey Howerton, Booklist
INSIDIOUS: Book Three of the Twixt
Harlequin Teen, September, 2015 (YA)
True evil is rarely obvious. It is quiet, patient.
Awaiting the perfect moment to strike.
Joy Malone finally knows who she is, where she comes from and how to live in two worlds at once. And now she can introduce her family and friends to her mysterious boyfriend, Indelible Ink. But when Ink's twin sister, Invisible Inq, calls in a favor, Joy must accept a dangerous mission to find a forgotten door between worlds—a door hiding a secret that some will kill to keep.
Unseen enemies, treasonous magic and an unthinkable betrayal threaten both the Twixt and human worlds as Joy races to expose an ancient conspiracy and unleash the unalterable truth—some secrets cannot remain secret forever.
What People Are Saying:
"Fans of Holly Black & Melissa Marr take note: there's a new voice in dark urban fae storytelling." — CJ Redwine, YABookCentral
"Ms. Metcalf is incredibly adept at slowly revealing the layers of this world of the Twixt and each layer is more detailed and more interesting and more surprising than the one before." — The Sapphired Dragon
"[W]ow, can you say "ominous ending"?" — Merin, A Handful of Confetti
"This book was a wild, wild adventure, and I loved every single moment." — Amazon Review
INVINCIBLE: Book Four of the Twixt
Harlequin Teen, July, 2016 (YA)
Love must be stronger than fear, stronger than fate.
The future of two worlds depends on it.
Joy Malone has learned to live between two realities, surviving mortal threats and agonizing betrayals. And she's found true love. But the world of the Twixt is in chaos, and the Council wants someone to blame… Facing a danger greater than any she's ever known, Joy must find the strength to rely on herself as her allies fall away, because Joy is no longer sure just who—or what—she is. She knows only that her deepest secret is also her greatest vulnerability and the key to saving them all.
As she fights to protect her friends and family and to unite two disparate worlds, Joy has to trust that some bonds are stronger than magic.
Dutton Books, June 30, 2011 (YA)
When sixteen-year old Consuela Chavez discovers that she can remove her skin, revealing a lustrous mother-of-pearl skeleton, she slips into a parallel world known as the Flow; a place inhabited by archetypal teens with extraordinary abilities. Crafting skins out of anything – air, water, feathers, fire – she is compelled to save ordinary people from dying before their time. Yet now someone is murdering her new friends, one by one, and Consuela finds herself the focus of an intricate plot to end the Flow forever when all she really wants is to get back home, alive.
What People Are Saying:
"LUMINOUS is a stunning debut, a remarkably original fantasy with a wonderful heroine that effortlessly mixes beauty and horror. I found LUMINOUS an utterly intoxicating, entirely magical feast, and I can't wait to return to the vibrant world of the Flow." - Karen Healey, Award Winning Author of GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD
"virtuoso prose" - Publisher's Weekly
"With this dazzling debut novel, the author proves herself a highly talented wordsmith." - Connie Goldsmith, New York Journal of Books
"With her vivid fantastical landscape, evocative descriptions...and facility with powerfully grotesque imagery, Metcalf is a stylist to watch." - Claire Gross, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"You'll love it if... You were all about Twilight, but now you're so over the whole vampire/werewolf thing. Luminous still has tons of romance and fantasy, but with a totally original plot that is nothing like you've ever read before!" - SEVENTEEN magazine