Synopsis: Skylar’s death came not at the end, after a long fulfilling existence, not in the middle, as a result of an untimely tragic event—but at the beginning, with her birth.
As a final effort to save her dying unborn child, Skylar’s pregnant mother, a witch, sacrificed herself by invoking a powerful spirit shade to inhabit Skylar’s body, imbuing her with life. For twenty-three years, Skylar lived a life of oblivion, content with her simple job, loving adoptive mother and the monthly inconvenience of a full moon hangover after being sedated and caged when she changed into a wolf. It wasn’t exciting but it was her life until one night, she woke up in a strange room in the middle of rural Illinois—bruised and with jumbled memories of her mother’s death from a vampire attack. The Midwest pack comes to her rescue. Known for being more ruthless than altruistic she doesn’t know if she can trust them.
But after an assassination attempt by a necromancer, an abduction attempt by a mercenary, and more aggressive and violent attacks by the vampires, she has no other choice but to accept their help. The Midwest pack quickly discover that Skylar is the host to a spirit shade, who gives her magical abilities, that make her as much of a danger as an asset and that she is the key to the vampires’ plan to perform a ritual that will give them unrestricted power. Tension rises as the pack become divided between those who think her life is worth protecting as a potential ally and those who believe she is too dangerous to live. In the end, Skylar finds herself fighting for her life—a life that may be tragically taken too soon.
About the Author:
McKenzie has always loved to write but like most would-be authors, life just got in the way. Between working as a physical therapist by day, maintaining her title as “world’s greatest auntie”, and trying to invent a zero calorie pizza, she realized reading and enjoying other’s work wasn’t enough.
Six years ago, she took the best advice to “write what you love to read” and that is exactly what she did. As an avid reader, she remembers the joy of cracking open a new book, and recently powering on her tablet, and becoming completely immersed in a well-written story. Now, not only does she find joy in her 9 to 5, but also in creating a world of fantasy where all the odd things that dwell in it do more than just go bump in the night.
Her love for urban fantasy can be seen in MOON TORTURED, the Sky Brooks series. It takes you on fantastical journey with were-animals, elves, vampires, witches and faes. A rich world, engaging characters, adventure and mystery, that only urban fantasy can deliver.