**Overall 1st place LGBT Literary Award 2019 winner!** **LGBT Literary Award 2019 winner in Paranormal!** Jai was my strength, Noel, my sanity, and Gideon, he was my safety. For my family, I would do anything. I would die for them, and I feared, in the end, that's exactly what would be asked of me. College freshman, Riley Shepard, is nothing if not ordinary-except for his crippling shyness, social ineptitude, and, every once in a while, seeing things that don't exist. Other than that, he is definitely normal. Or at least, he tries to be. When one fateful night opens his eyes to a universe he never knew existed, his life changes forever. Reality-altering truths are revealed, and Riley must navigate a world of angels, demons, and everything in between. Thankfully, three overprotective Guardians have made it their mission to help. With the promise of friends, family, and freedom finally within his grasp, he fears, not only for his heart, but for his life as well. But some things are worth dying for.