Sharon Bayliss is writing a series called the December People and book one, Destruction, was released earlier this year.
Destruction is an adult fantasy woven with strands of contemporary themes and hemmed with fibers of intensity. It’s action-packed, dramatic, and everything I want in a good book.
After reading Destruction, I’ve decided that Sharon has a bad habit of writing books that are so fast paced and intriguing that stopping points do not exist.
The book synopsis on Goodreads:
David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn’t a choice.
Eleven years ago, David’s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.
Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David’s wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.
Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.
I loved how Sharon created an ensemble of characters so perfectly flawed. I thought Destruction’s storyline showcased both the strengths and weaknesses of the characters and was richly developed in an effortless way (which says a lot because Sharon Bayliss layered the storyline!). I enjoyed Destruction because the escape provided was marvelously created and all-consuming. Simply put… I loved Destruction.
If you’re interested, click here for the Amazon link. It’s on sale for 99 cents!!!
The cover for Book 2 in the December People Series, Watch me Burn, was released earlier this week. (It’s beautiful!) My new goal is to see if I can land an ARC or early release of Watch Me Burn because waiting for book two is going to be difficult.