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Burdens of Blood

September 2021

Starlyn DeTousan was always an odd girl. An only child raised on her family’s farmstead, she never felt as if she belonged. Her peaceful, mundane life is suddenly turned upside down when she is summoned to stand before The Elders, old gods imprisoned for thousands of years by a curse.She is sent a Guardian escort and Starlyn must travel through dangerous lands full of vampires, demons, and bandits in order to reach the Elders, who believe she may be the key to their salvation.But there are more dangers than just monsters on her quest. A mysterious Mistress from the North wishes to stop Starlyn from freeing the Elders and sends her personal pack of Night Runners--a special breed of werewolves, to intercept her.On her journey, Starlyn discovers abilities far beyond her own understanding and enlists the help of an unlikely friend to learn how to control them.It’s a dangerous race against the Mistress and her Night Runners to reach the Elders in time. If she fails, the future of the Elders will be lost forever.But not all may be as it seems…


Betrayal of Blood

November 2023

Will her powers save them, or destroy them?

Swept away into the world of intrigue and mystery — a stark contrast to her farmstead life! — Starlyn DeTousan has a new task: to learn to master her recently discovered powers. The fate of the Elders depends on it. The fate of her newly formed friendships with the necromancer Trust and the Guardian of the Elite Stone Wolf, might depend on it, too.
But when Stone Wolf goes missing, Starlyn’s world gets turned upside down once again.
Monsters are the least of Starlyn’s and Trust’s problems after they leave the protection of the Elders to search for Stone Wolf. The vicious Night Runners, werewolf creatures sent by the Mistress, are still after Starlyn.
And the worst of all, there are secrets and intrigues…and everyone wants Starlyn for her powers.
Can she really tell who is friend, and who is foe? Should she stay with her friends — are they truly her friends? — or dare to seek training with the one she fears so much?
Will she learn the truth about herself before it’s too late…or will her powers be the end of the ones she loves?

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Bargain of Blood

December 2023

Cursed bargains and forbidden love weave a perilous web in 'Bargain of Blood: Legend of the Dawn Child Book Three.'

Starlyn DeTousan, the prophesized 'Dawn Child,' possesses unimaginable power. Her quest is clear: rescue Stone Wolf, her closest friend and potential love, from the accursed prison of the sword Niets. But to free him, she must make an unholy pact with the malevolent Elders, a choice that sets off a cataclysmic chain of events, plunging the kingdom into chaos.

The Elders' relentless pursuit leaves death and devastation in their wake. As tragedy strikes her family, Starlyn joins the underground Resistance, determined to fight back. With allies like the enigmatic Necromancer Trust, the stoic Night Runner Stone Wolf, and the beguiling Reverie, they uncover a weakness in the Elders' power—an opportunity that will test their resolve and principles.

Yet, amidst the chaos and peril, romantic tensions rise. Starlyn's heart is divided between Stone Wolf, Trust, and the charismatic Resistance General Atsuko. As they navigate their feelings, their destinies intertwine, adding layers of intrigue and uncertainty.

'Bargain of Blood' reveals the haunting consequences of three bargains, each darker than the last. We find each of our heroes must strike their own deals that may change their fate forever.

In this installment of 'Legend of the Dawn Child,' secrets and sacrifices abound, forging a path fraught with mystery and danger. Can Starlyn unravel the Elders' enigmatic grip and save her loved ones, or will she pay a price too steep to bear? The ultimate bargain has been struck, and the outcome shrouded in shadow.

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