By Virtue Fall by Mark Wooden
By Virtue Fall is the 1st novel of the Shadowdance Saga by Mark Wooden.
“This author has a wonderful imagination and I like the way he mixed historical fiction into his modern day setting making his writing style unique for this genre.” – The Book Diaries
“The action flows quickly and engagingly making for a real page turner.” – Chris Schiffer, Amazon Reviewer
“So, I finally got to read ‘By Virtue Fall’ while on vacation. All I can say is when will [the sequel] ‘For Her Sins’ be released? It’s not nice to leave readers hanging on crying out for more!!!” – Nick Perakes
“Love the story. You’re on my list of great reads waiting for the next in the series. Who needs romance?? I’d rather read a great story. [“By Virtue Fall”] reads like an action movie.” – Kris Blankenship, editor University of Tampa Minaret newspaper
Having lost her bourgeois family to the Revolution in France, Adriana Dupré had nothing left. She fell in with a Russian émigré, only to learn the woman was a vampire. Adriana was drawn into the woman’s world, becoming a vampire and joining the woman’s cult of female vampire assassins.
Adriana proved an exceptional assassin — until the day she learned her werewolf targets were her mortal ancestors.
Adriana sought revenge against the cult of assassins, a war she wages to this day. In Los Angeles, she finds a sorcerer who can help her. She makes a deal with him to find three ancient shards. He will then impart his knowledge.
Adriana journeys to Berlin after the shards, encountering a trio of warrior sorcerers determined to stop her from getting the shards.
Just as Adriana’s situation worsens, she discovers that not all of her werewolf ancestors are dead — and they want revenge against her!
Despite her efforts, Adriana finds herself an unwitting pawn in the war between supernatural creatures known as the Shadowdance.
A Word from the Author
The “Shadowdance” action/ urban fantasy saga has been in my head since the mid-nineties, before “Buffy” and “Blade,” inspired by the Anita Blake novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. It had gone through two screenplays and a comic book before I realized I have neither the millions of dollars to produce a movie nor the artistic ability to draw a comic book. On a friend’s advice, I started writing novels.
“By Virtue Fall” is the first novel in the “Shadowdance” saga. The sequel, “For Her Sins,” hits on Halloween 2016 with more to come.
(Mark Wooden, October 2016)
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