by Jennifer Siddoway
The Earthwalker Trilogy
Publication Date: May 20, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Inspired by the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, Wynnona Hendricks finds herself caught between the realms of Heaven, Hell, and Earth, fighting for her right to live.
The Demon Lord, Aidan, has activated her latent powers carefully hidden behind a mortal facade and now, she must conquer the Seven Deadly Sins or be sent to Hell herself as one of his minions. The only one who seems to believe in her is Caleb, the angel who chose to spare her life rather than risk the shedding of innocent blood, but by doing so, may have started a war between the factions, throwing the Mortal Realm into mayhem.
Follow Wynn as she fights to protect her family from being ripped apart, including her mother, who isn’t what she seems.
My sister is exactly what society thinks a young woman should be—intelligent, graceful, kind—everything I wish I was, but am not. Even when we were children it was obvious that we were not cut from the same cloth. Sometimes I wondered how we could ever be related. She spent her afternoons picking wild flowers and playing dress-up in her room, while I wanted to be a pirate and practiced by wailing on our younger brother. Had I been born in antiquity, they’d have burned me as a witch for sure. In some cultures, my red hair would have been reason enough, but if that didn’t do it my fiery temper would have finished the job—patience was not one of my virtues.
Aidan held the girl aloft by her neck and unhinged his lower jaw. She struggled hard against him, but a rasping came from deep inside his throat and he began drinking in a cloud of mist that swirled around her body. She continued to kick and scream, but Aidan just drank in deeper and her attempts at fighting became feeble. Eventually, her eyes turned white and she went limp within his arms.
I rolled up the sleeve of my shirt and removed the wristband I was wearing to expose the irritated patch of skin, or more appropriately, lack thereof. On the inner side of my forearm was a large section of flesh that had sloughed away to reveal a pattern of black and reddish scales. My hair was still the fiery, red that it had always been, but instead of curling gracefully down my back it looked as though it had been set ablaze with heatless flames. I still maintained a woman’s figure, but my skin was covered in hard back scales and a pair of enormous, leathery wings sprung outward from my back.
As I stared at my reflection in the mirror and tried to formulate a statement in my mind, the words would just not come. “I’m…”
“Beautiful,” Aidan finished for me. “And may I just say what a pleasure it is to be seeing you at last.”
“I’m a monster…” I muttered dismally.
He rolled his eyes dismissively and sat up in his seat. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, love. I’m telling you, you are no such thing.”
About Jennifer Siddoway
Jennifer is a Florida based, Indie Author who writes paranormal romance and fantasy for young adults. When she’s not busy writing or burying her nose in a book, Jennifer enjoys doing medieval reenactment with her husband and two children. Demon Dialysis is a contemporary Young Adult Fantasy and her debut novel.