Black Dog

Black Dog

Natividad is Pure, one of the rare girls born able to wield magic. Pure magic can protect humans against the supernatural evils they only half-acknowledge – the blood kin or the black dogs. In rare cases – like for Natividad’s father and older brother – Pure magic can help black dogs find the strength to control their dark powers.

But before Natividad’s mother can finish teaching her magic their enemies find them. Their entire village in the remote hills of Mexico is slaughtered by black dogs. Their parents die protecting them. Natividad and her brothers must flee across a strange country to the only possible shelter: the infamous black dogs of Dimilioc, who have sworn to protect the Pure.

In the snowy forests of Vermont they are discovered by Ezekiel Korte, despite his youth the strongest black dog at Dimilioc and the appointed pack executioner. Intrigued by Natividad he takes them to Dimilioc instead of killing them.

Now they must pass the tests of the Dimilioc Master. Alejandro must prove he can learn loyalty and control even without his sister’s Pure magic. Natividad’s twin Miguel must prove that an ordinary human can be more than a burden to be protected. And even at Dimilioc a Pure girl like Natividad cannot remain unclaimed to cause fighting and distraction. If she is to stay she must choose a black dog mate.

But, first, they must all survive the looming battle.

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

UK Print Edition

Publisher:Anara Publishing
Date:September 2016 (new edition)
Format:Paperback
R.R.P.:£7.99

North American Print Edition

Publisher:Anara Publishing
Date:September 2016 (new edition)
Format:Paperback
R.R.P.:US$13.99

Ebook

Date:September 2016 (new edition)
R.R.P.:£3.99 / US$3.99

(Black Dog was originally published by Strange Chemistry in 2014)

Black Dog Short Stories

Natividad is delighted when the Master of Dimilioc gives her permission to go Christmas shopping in a real town, since she definitely needs to find gifts for her brothers. But did Grayson have to assign Keziah to go with her?

Étienne Lumondiere has annoyed Miguel once too often, throwing his weight around and belittling ordinary humans. But Miguel’s going to fix that. He just needs to work out a few more details of his clever plan.

It’s tough for a black dog raised outside Dimilioc to adjust to being a team player. But Thaddeus is determined to impress Grayson … until he is unexpectedly confronted by a black dog kid who reminds him a little too much of himself.

The Dimilioc executioner is the mainstay of the Master’s authority, as Ezekiel knows better than anyone. He has never questioned his role in Dimilioc … until now.

‘Christmas Shopping’, ‘Library Work’, and ‘A Learning Experience’ all take place between Black Dog and Pure Magic. ‘The Master of Dimilioc’ is a prequel story that takes place several years before the events of Black Dog.

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Ebook

Publisher:Anara Publishing
Date:April 2015
ISBN:9781908844842
R.R.P.:£5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN$6.99

Pure Magic

Following the defeat of their deadly enemy Malvern Vonhausel, Alejandro and Natividad – and their human brother, Miguel – have begun to feel that, against all odds, they may have succeeded in making a new home for themselves among the black dogs of Dimilioc. But keeping that home safe involves challenges they never anticipated. It’s bad enough that stray black dogs, taking advantage of Dimilioc’s weakness, are appearing everywhere; much worse are powerful rivals who would tear Dimilioc down entirely and claim Dimilioc’s authority for their own. 

Then Dimilioc is shaken by the arrival of someone unexpected: Justin, who is both Pure and male; who is at once wholly ignorant of traditional Pure magic, yet uniquely talented; and who becomes immediately both a source of contention within and a potential asset for all of Dimilioc.

Then, as it becomes clear that Dimilioc has an unexpected and much more serious enemy, Natividad decides that, whatever the cost, both she and Dimilioc are going to need every asset they can gather. If Dimilioc black dogs won’t risk Natividad in battle, if Justin won’t help Dimilioc, if everyone won’t pull together voluntarily – then Natividad has a plan …

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Ebook

Publisher:Anara Publishing
Date:May 2015
ISBN:9781513038827
Format:DRM Free Ebook / Kindle

Black Dog Short Stories II

‘Mothers and Sisters’ – Before the failure of the miasma that hid all supernatural darkness from the sight of ordinary humans, brutal black dogs sometimes ruled as kings—sometimes for generations. In a country where black dogs rule and the Pure are despised, even a girl as fierce and determined as Keziah finds life a precarious struggle. But after her little sister is born, she has so much to fight for…

‘Unlikely Allies’ – Ezekiel is on his own when he discovers an entrenched enemy with a particularly unpleasant plan to supplant and destroy Dimilioc. To defeat this enemy, Ezekiel needs an ally… even a man who might turn on him before the end.

‘Bank Job’ – Living and working with a lot of stray black dogs is a real trial for Ethan Lanning, especially since not even the best bloodlines and training gave him the kind of strength a Lanning ought to possess. But when a mission gets complicated, Thaddeus might be just the right guy to have at his back after all…

‘A Family Visit’ – Just an ordinary Christmas with his grandmother, that’s all Justin has in mind. Sure, it’s a little awkward that Grayson insisted Keziah keep him company on the trip, but everything will be fine once they get to know each other. But Justin never expected to arrive only to discover his grandmother has vanished from her home…

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Ebook

Publisher:Anara Publishing
Date:October 2016
R.R.P.:£5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN$6.99

Shadow Twin

After everything she’s seen, Natividad was sure Ezekiel could take care of himself. Under any circumstances. Against any enemy. Whether he was temporarily exiled from Dimilioc or not. Then the link between them, forged when she absorbed a trace of Ezekiel’s shadow, makes it clear she was wrong.

She knows Ezekiel isn’t dead. She knows he must have met an enemy he couldn’t defeat alone. And she knows she has to rescue him, no matter the cost.

Miguel’s brother is a black dog and his sister is Pure, but Miguel himself is only human. That has its downsides for anyone living among the Dimilioc wolves, but at least an ordinary human has a chance to think problems through, his mind unclouded by black dog rage.

But when Miguel and Natividad and the wolves of Dimilioc have no choice but to walk into a trap, even human ingenuity may not be able to get them out again…

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Ebook

Publisher:Anara Publishing
Date:2018
ISBN:t.b.c
Format:DRM Free Ebook / Kindle

Black Dog Short Stories III

If you’ve read Shadow Twin, you may be wondering what Cassie wasn’t telling Miguel during their text exchanges. It turns out that while Miguel and the rest dealt with disaster out west, quite a lot was going on back home…

Something near Dimilioc is killing livestock and leaving strange tracks. It’s probably not Bigfoot… but it might be something even more surprising, and much scarier.

A year ago, Thaddeus chose to spare the life of a young black dog kid in Chicago – he even invited the boy to make his way to Dimilioc. It was a memorable incident. Certainly for the kid, who did not forget about that invitation.

Ezekiel never makes friends with anyone. Certainly not outside Dimilioc. Yet an unexpected call for help sparks an equally unexpected urge to go far out his way to lend a hand…

Keep track of familiar characters and get to know new ones in the latest Black Dog collection!

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Ebook

Publisher:Anara Publishing
Date:July 2018
R.R.P.:£5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN$6.99

Copper Mountain

An immense demon lies asleep beneath Copper Mountain in Colorado. Sooner or later, it’s going to wake up.

Unscrupulous black witches hope to use long-forgotten magic to harness the demon’s power. Colonel Herrod of the Special Forces has more than one plan for dealing with both the demon and any witches who make an attempt to bind it. But Miguel Toland is pretty sure that no matter what else might happen, eventually Dimilioc is going to have to deal with that demon . . . and it looks like that means he’s going to have to deal with it himself.

No matter what the cost.

Book Details:

UK / US Print Edition
Date:October, 2020
ISBN:979-8691626739
Format:Paperpack
R.R.P.:£10.88

Ebook
Date:October, 2020
ISBN:B08M4CKB99
R.R.P.:£4.59

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