The Hunt are children sent from an endangered world in another universe/dimension of reality, to protect them from a despot who wants to command their Talents. Given into the keeping of the Hounds of Hamin, the members of the Hunt have been separated by time as well as distance. They know each other by the scars–rows of teeth marks–on their wrists. Some have been in our world for decades, others only for a few years. Before more enemies show up to destroy them, they must locate each other, soon, to find a way back home to save their world.
The explosion nearly killed her, but it also brought her back to life…
The explosion that should have killed Dawn ignites a fiery trail of buried memories, all leading to the point where it all began. She remembers…
She’s not from Earth at all. She’s the daughter of one of the ruling families of another world in another dimension, sent to Earth by her parents to protect her from a galactic despot who wants all the rulers’ children as hostages.
She’s from the Hunt, branded as such by two thin white lines on her wrist, caused by the Hounds of Hamin–interdimensional guardian beasts that hold the children’s wrists in their mouths as they pull them through the vortex from their world to Earth.
But Dawn remembers something else. Someone else. Stayn, her best friend and her betrothed.
GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Young Adult Word count: 63, 925
Cinden Lai is a firstborn, a member of the Hunt. She finds sanctuary with a reclusive old woman when the Hounds of Hamin bring her to Earth, but now her dreams and the increasing storms mean it’s time to leave her safe haven and seek out members of the Hunt.
When a rich old man claims she’s his missing granddaughter, Cinden knows he is lying but she can’t prove it–not without endangering the Hunt. He knows too much about her and claims he has her brothers and sister. That’s reason enough for her to investigate. Are the other three part of a trap or in need of rescue?
When four members of the Hunt come together, amazing things can happen…but they also uncover treachery, and learn a countdown has started: Time is running out for the Hunt and life on Earth can be fatal for them in more ways than one.
Word count: 77, 639
Beth considers herself a geek, one of the invisible and awkward in her school, too smart for her own good as part of the Gifted and Talented program. During a summer internship at a government weather station, she notices strange weather patterns. The storms remind her of the ones when she was brought to Earth by the Hounds of Hamin. Remembering she’s a member of the Hunt, Beth sets out to remake herself, to be ready when the gathering of the Hunt occurs.
After she returns to school in the fall, she’s a new person, physically and mentally, and she attracts the attention of another member of the Gifted and Talented program. Tommy DiCorsi is supposedly one of the “bad boys” in town. As their friendship grows, Tommy protects her from trouble and learns about the Hounds and the Hunt. Beth learns he isn’t at all what he appears either. Another member of the Hunt shows up, changing both their lives forever.
Word Count: 76,041
Iris Davenport hates the memories that come with world-shaking thunderstorms. She doesn’t want to remember she’s a member of the Hunt. She’s perfectly happy with her adopted parents, helping run the lodge on Smokeytop Mountain, exploring the mountainside and working search-and-rescue. The last thing she wants is to face one of the Hunt and be reminded of the vows her parents made when they gave her to the guardianship of the Hounds of Hamin.
Then a plane taking a sick boy to a life-saving operation crash-lands on Smokeytop in a thunderstorm. One of the searchers who come to the lodge is a member of the Hunt, and he reminds her of everything she hoped to forget. She has her own life now–a home, friends, parents, and a boyfriend. She’s not willing to give anything up for a world she barely remembers.
Word Count: 62, 506
The storms are increasing. The Hounds are on the move. Gahlmorag approaches Earth. The time has come for the Hunt to reunite and return home. Somehow.
There will always be unanswered questions, but, after years of searching and investigating, all the members of the Hunt have been accounted for: dead or alive; faithful or traitor. Energy builds up in Neighborlee and something is about to happen, whether for good or ill…
Word Count: 82, 264