Between darkness and light, love comes in many shades, but when spectral powers intervene, the lines between true love and lust become blurred.
Something preys on the men of Lott's Vale, appearing as the woman each one finds most beautiful and using its carnal nature to seduce and ensnare them. Matthew struggles to distinguish the real from the illusion as he becomes its latest victim.
Alexandra returns to the town after eight years away in hopes of seeing Matthew, the boy she never stopped loving. She arrives during a time of celebration and festivities, but finds herself in a battle to save him from the Witch of the woods.
Deshay of the Woods is a gut-wrenching, action-packed fairytale for young adults, featuring a world where magic has been banished by the King, colossal monsters attack helpless towns and shape-shifting demons stalk the land. It is the first book of The Demon's Pendant series.
(Cover created by Phil Partington)
Thanks for everyone's support of Deshay of the Woods, and thanks to Harper Collins for their extremely insightful and constructive review. I've taken their feedback to heart and have drastically rewritten the novel. For further updates/explanation and to read the HC review in full, check out the forum: http://authonomy.com/forums/threads/109625/hc-review-of-deshay-of-the-woods/