Book One in The Darkshine Series.
Miriam always knew something wasn’t quite right with her life, but it isn’t until a clash with the supernatural that she discovers her entire existence is built upon lies. Now two magical beings are promising the truth. One problem: Only one version is correct and each insists the other will bring her destruction.
When Miriam discovers secrets that can destroy her husband’s political campaign, she finds the strength to escape his abuse and seek her true and magical birthright. But he refuses to lose his wife so easily, and will hunt her down to assure his secrets are never exposed.
In this droll dark fantasy set in a vaguely defined Midwestern locale,housewife Miriam Thatcher—who is newly apprised that she is a fairy changeling who was raised by human beings—faces a dilemma: which of two fairy protectors should she trust as she takes her place in the fairy world. Although the novel’s human characters—notably Miriam’s pursuing husband, Sam, who has no idea of the fantastic possibilities of Miriam’s predicament—are underdeveloped, the author more than makes up for it with a vividly realized pair of supernatural saviors whose belief that each is in the right keeps the reader guessing which of them actually is up until the story’s end.
Date Submitted: June 24, 2016
Darkshine is fantasy finalist in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards!
Darkshine has made it to the 2017 Kindle Book Award Semi-Finals in Science-fiction/Fantasy! Thank you, judges!! :)
Darkshine has recieved an Honorable Mention award in Readers' Favorite Fantasy-Urban genre. Thank you, Readers' Favorite!
R.D. Vallier will be signing copies of her dark fantasy, Darkshine, November 5, 2016 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM.
Stop on by, even to just shoot the breeze! She's been seriously lacking in adult conversation the past two years, and would love to chat.