"Our perception of the world is shaped by our experiences and imagery. As a genre fantasy writer it's my job to create new possibilities."

L. A. Cadieux’s debut Young Adult Paranormal Romance novel, ONE LIFE, will release June 20, 2014 by digital imprint, Evernight Teen. Her work is represented by New York based literary agent and attorney, Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

What would you do if you were given the choice to save only one person you loved? How would you choose? Imagine this ability at the young age of only sixteen.

Teddy doesn’t even know what is in store for her yet. Being thrown into the dangerous underworld as the prized possession so many want to capture and exploit for his or her own purposes, she is forced to run to New York City’s dense backdrop at the promise of a mystery man, Leevi Koivu, who happens to be the heir to the underworld. Teddy has no choice but to trust Leevi and make an oath to him swearing her ability to save one life to him alone.

For sale on the Evernight Teen website and third party retailers including Amazon, All Romance e-Books, Barnes & Noble, BookStrand, Sony, Apple iBooks, Chapters-Indigo/KOBO, Coffee Time Romance.


My name is L.A. Cadieux


My name is L. A. Cadieux, I’m a YA/New Adult writer and social media-aholic born in Lac La Biche, Alberta, living in Calgary, Canada. Since childhood I've been mesmerized by stories of fairy tales, knights, Greek and Roman mythology and comic book heroes. Naturally, I wanted to create my own worlds/characters and set off on a long quest to write fantasy novels. Creative, yet business minded, I went on to earn a Degree in Management from the University of Alberta Augustana, specializing in Business Economics.

I'm a Project Manager by day and by night I work on my stories. After shelving some of my earlier manuscripts I decided to focus on ONE LIFE, the first in a series of Teddy Owens Stories.

As a proud mom of two – I spend my days and nights multi-tasking.

Random facts: Tim Hortons coffee and ketchup chips are my vices. I’m also a fan of the HBO and CW Networks. My favourite book is Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE.


April 2014 - ONE LIFE, picked up by Evernight Teen. It is an emotional and riveting coming of age tale of romance, lies, and difficult choices

May 13, 2014 – An author feature on L. A. Cadieux ran for the week of May 13th in the Town & Country.

June, 2014 – A guest posting by L. A. Cadieux will be featured on Night Owl Reviews.

June, 2014 Mountain FM serving Banff & Canmore will be hosting L. A. Cadieux.

June 20, 2014 – ONE LIFE’s Book Release Date!

June 28, 2014 – The Official Book Release Party will be held at The Plow Tap & Grill in Calgary, AB. Time: 7:30 PM.



One Life (Evernight Teen, June 2014)


Strong and sassy, sixteen year-old Teddy Owens has barely considered her own mortality, unaware within her lays dormant the ability to save one person from death...a particularly difficult decision to make when so many people she loves are in desperate peril. Intent on leaving her troubled childhood in the past, snow-obsessed Teddy has moved from Texas to her uncle's secluded Rocky Mountain estate—a beautiful place, but colder than she imagined. Curious about her surroundings she ignores the persistent advice of new friends and digs to uncover the allure of the mysterious estate—only to discover her friends have terrifying secrets of their own. With each new revelation, Teddy is thrust further into a clandestine underworld where she is hunted for her supernatural power. After her family's sordid history of betrayal is unearthed, her world is rocked when she must travel to New York City and take an oath promising her power to an arrogant heir of the underworld, Leevi Koivu. Can she trust him? In the end someone she loves, but cannot save, will die.

Reverie (TBD)


Love, loyalty, and honor are put to the test as Sloane leaves everything she knows and departs on a quest that reveals the secrets of her past—and the heroine she is destined to become. Sloane Glastonbury is about to be married to someone she doesn’t love, even if he is a close childhood friend. She knows what’s expected of her, but she also knows that she has to get away—to search for the source of the visions that have haunted her since she was five. Now those visions have turned violent, with scenes of a bloody battlefield and a fallen handsome young hero. Can Sloane summon the strength to defy authority in order to learn her true heritage as a knight of the Quadri and the awesome responsibility it confers? Unrest is stirring in the empire of Reverie. Rumor says that a girl from the north will lead the revolution to depose the Emperor and restore the exiled Hospinovs to the throne. Accompanied by her fiancé and two loyal friends, Sloane escapes her native borders into strange and foreign lands. She will learn her hidden heritage, struggle to harness her secret power, and forge a new identity as a Quadri knight. As Sloane’s visions become intensely, frighteningly real, she may have to choose between her sworn mission and saving those closest to her.

Coming Soon


Two ONE LIFE sequels are tentatively planned, continuing the Teddy Owens Stories.
REVERIE is the first installment of the KNIGHTS OF THE QUADRI trilogy. It should be on submission soon.


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Calgary, Alberta Canada


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