Monday, August 15, 2011

New Devoncroix Dynasty Book

Book Three of the Devoncroix Dynasty Available 10-31-11

The Long Awaited Third Installment in the Devoncroix Dynasty

Emory Hilliford, an ordinary anthropology professor, is drugged, held captive and interrogated by a mysterious stranger who wants only one thing: the truth about an ancient race of beings known as the lupinotuum, half man/half wolf, who have walked among humans for centuries. Once they ruled the tundra, now they rule Wall Street. Once they fought with teeth and claws, now they fight with wealth and power. And Emory Hilliford, an orphan who was raised by a family of sophisticated, influential lupinotuum in twentieth century Venice, is uniquely positioned to chronicle their culture, their history, and their secrets.

Unknown to all but a select few, Emory has also been carefully groomed to play a crucial role in history, one that could have deadly consequences for his own race, and theirs. Now forced to tell his story, Emory must decide how much of the truth he can afford to reveal, and what secrets he will take to his grave… because his own time is running out.

From the ancient legends of Greece and Rome to the mysteries of the Dark Ages and the glitter of modern day New York, RENEGADE is a sweeping saga of passion and betrayal, sacrifice and destiny, that will consume your days and haunt your nights long after the last page is turned.

Available in print and digital format OCTOBER 31, 2011

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Do You Know Me, Human?

You should.  I shared  a cab with you yesterday.  You may have seen me lunching at Le Cirque last week and you've surely noted my name in the financial pages.  And yes, it was I who smiled at your daughter across the smoky barroom and made her heart pound so loudly she could hardly think.  And did I take her home when she sidled up to me and ran her not-so-innocent fingers down my thigh? You bet.

I am werewolf.  Quod Hominem, genus gerulfos. Warwoof, wehrwulf, waerul, varulv,garwall,garoul, warou, loup-garou.  Lycanthrope.  We have been known by many names over the centuries, and none of them accurate, for we are neither man nor wolf but a breed apart.  We have been with you since before the dawn of time.

Oh, I know your world, human.  I know it and I love it and I walk at ease within it.  One might even say (and who wouldn't?) that I have mastered it.  My race has centuries of cunning, skill and ambition invested in a mutually beneficial relationship with yours, and it would disturb me to see all of that lost.  Maybe what you are about to learn will prevent the inevitable.  Maybe it will hasten it.

It is the custom among our kind to sing aloud the tales of our heroes and to write our secrets down.  These pages contain many secrets, and the tales of heroes whose deeds may never be sung aloud.  Let their words, then, speak for themselves.  Heed them, remember them.  And then decide.

... from THE PASSION copyright 1998 by Donna Ball Inc