‘Dark Confluence’ is not what you call generic dark fantasy – it is set in a country town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, Australia, and there is not a single vampire or werewolf in sight!
I wrote ‘Dark Confluence’ for two reasons. Firstly, because I love dark fantasy/paranormal fiction and wanted to write a story in that genre. Secondly, because Australia doesn’t have many, if any adult fairy tales set here, and I wanted to create one. I also wanted to write a dark fantasy with a mature-aged heroine. So many books in that genre feature teenagers – as a mature woman I felt disengaged from those characters, I could not relate to them, so Jen McDonald was born.
Hint – There is also a hidden message in the story.
There is now a new Facebook page dedicated to ‘The Darkening’ trilogy.
Currently ‘Dark Confluence’ is only available as a pre-order eBook.
The official release day is May 3rd (May 4th in Australia).
I also have a little competition running for an author-signed paperback copy.
Watch this space if you would like to purchase an author-signed paperback copy of
‘Dark Confluence’. There will be a limited number of these available,
so if you want a copy, email me in advance on (email@example.com)
and I’ll give you details about price and postage once I have the information to hand.
TITLE: Dark Confluence
SERIES: The Darkening Trilogy, Book 1
AUTHOR: Rosemary Fryth
GENRE: Paranormal Horror Thriller
IMPRINT/PUBLISHER: COVET, Bison Publishing
RELEASES: MAY 3rd, 2016
It’s just another ordinary day for Jen McDonald. Until she slams on her brakes and narrowly misses hitting a shrouded woman. Disoriented and stumbling from her car, she’s stunned when she discovers the woman has disappeared. Unbeknownst to Jen, the one event triggers many others in the small Australian town of Emerald Hills.
In another part of town, a witch rises up, determined to gain more power, influence, and wealth. Through persuasiveness, she sets into motion a series of catastrophic episodes.
People disappear, only to be later found dead, animals are mutilated, seedlings and saplings suddenly appear that only Jen can see, children go missing, a strange group of pale men and women show up, and the town folk appear to be entranced. Amongst this all, Jen is experiencing strange things happening to her as well. Something dark and sinister is coming and it’s determined to take over the town.
Jen’s world is turned upside down when she’s told by Fionn, a handsome Fae she’s sexually attracted to, that it is only she that can save the town and its residents. Will Jen be brave enough to accept her destiny, even knowing she may have to sacrifice herself?
For those who may have wondered where in the world the fictional town
of ‘Emerald Hills’ is set.
‘Dark Destination’ and ‘Dark Destiny’ will be released later in the year.
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