This summer I am proud to announce the release of Where Will You Hide? The second book in my Díon series. The first book Where WillYou Run? is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble (see links on the left).
In Where Will You Hide?, Raith, Mari, and the rest of the team continue their search for Christopher Collins. While doing research on vampire lore, I ran across many interesting blood sucking creatures including the almost invincible Viking draugr. The draugr is a combination of a vampire, a ghoul, and a ghost. They feed on flesh as well as blood. They have some really interesting powers including being able to travel underground, turning into a mist to pass through solid objects, growing in size, super strength, and shape shifting into animals including a seal. No, I don't really get the whole seal thing either. I'm guessing since they were a seafaring group that would be a scary thing knowing you couldn't escape it even on your ship. The draugr's only weakness, if you can call it that, is cold pressed steal. In my series, draugrs were used by the Vikings in the early 900s when they started to invade other countries. The use of draugrs as a weapon made the Vikings almost unstoppable, but not all Viking warriors agreed with this strategy knowing that the creatures would eventually turn on them when there was no one else to attack. The Díon are a group of paranormal creatures who put aside their differences to unite against the draugrs knowing that the humans could not stop them and the paranormals would be next. No one faction was strong enough to defeat them, but together they were able to destroy the draugrs. The Díon teams hunted them down making sure not one was allowed to live. Or at least that is what they thought...
When a blood thirsty draugr terrorized his village, Reinn Gunnarson had no choice but to gather some men and follow the creature to its lair knowing they would never return. Mortally wounded, Reinn awoke to find the gods had cursed him to the same fate as the evil he had fought so hard to destroy – a draugr. He isolated himself inside the creature’s castle away from humans. This had worked well for over 1000 years until one rainy night when Kylee Shanon, a stubborn, foul mouthed woman knocked on his door looking for help, unaware of the danger within.
After escaping Raith Macrae and his team in San Francisco, Christopher Collins set up shop in a new location in Europe. A mistake by his men led to the discovery of a legendary draugr. Collins had heard the stories of how draugrs were hunted to extinction by the Díon because it was too dangerous to allow even one to exist; but if he could control it, he could use it to kill Raith and bring Mari Lucas back to his side where she belonged.
When Reinn is forced to carry out Collins’s plan, a twist of fate gives Raith the chance to catch Collins while keeping Mari and his team safe. To do this; he will have to trust Reinn, a draugr. The type of creature Raith had been created to kill.