Wondering what the Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Blog Book Tour is for? It’s for an amazing urban fantasy series called Demons of Oblivion. My favorite character is definitely the saber tooth tiger. Random: Did you know that the scientific name for a saber-tooth tiger is a smilodon? And it’s pronounced “smile-a-don”? I can’t be the only one who finds that absurd, considering it’s a vicious beast.
Who’s smiling, scientists??! Who?!
Demons of Oblivion Series
By Skyla Dawn Cameron
A diverse cast of characters come together in classic urban fantasy about monsters, the people who hunt them, and the occasional apocalypse. Snarky humor, magic with bite, nonstop action, a dose of romance, and at its core: broken people finding family in one another.
Also, there’s a saber-tooth cat named Sir Rodney Ballsgalore. Because reasons.
Side Stories & Novellas:
A Vampire Walked Into a Bar (Tales from Alchemy Red)
Home: A Zara Lain Story (Free at My World…in words & pages)Whiskey Sour
Damaged: A Zara Lain Novella
9 Crimes: A Nate O’Connor Novella
Trick or Death (Tales from Alchemy Red)
Kami of Christmas Past: A Peri Takata Novella (Coming Soon)
Howl: A Juliette Aubrey Novella (Coming Soon)
I’ve got another post with more info, but I’m going to note here, as well, that Bloodlines will be available for free on Amazon from October 28th – Nov 1st. Pick it up here: Bloodlines by Skyla Dawn Cameron
If you’re in her way, it sucks to be you.
After three hundred years of unlife, narcissistic vampire Zara Lain has seemingly done it all, and she’s now making a living as a successful thief-turned-assassin. Her newest assignment seems simple enough: kill the aging leader of the O’Connor coven and his only heir, and she’ll have another ten million in the bank.
But in the dangerous world of the supernatural, few things are ever “simple.”
When a massive assault decimates the continent’s population of powerful witches and warlocks, and its orchestrator has vampires being hunted down and captured, Zara realizes the tables have turned and now she’ll be playing the hero. Forced to join with a smart-mouthed fellow vampire, a demonologist who’s also a fan of hers, a recently widowed—and frequently brooding—warlock, and her best friend’s mom, Zara’s grudgingly willing to do what she can to save the day.
If only people would stop ruining all her outfits…
Sometimes natural predators need to be kept in check, and for that, there’s Ryann David. Orphaned as an infant and raised by an exiled branch of the church to become a warrior for God, she and her fellow members of Venatores Daemonum have trained all their lives with only one purpose: destroy all demons in the mortal realm.
But when Ryann and her team are sent to hunt down a vampire who has killed one of their own, a new world of danger, betrayal, and conspiracy greets her. Allied with an irreverent psychic detective and the very monsters she was raised to kill, Ryann will risk everything—her life, her faith, and her heart—in pursuit of the truth as the black and white existence she knew turns a murky shade of gray.
Includes bonus short story “Malice”, narrated by Zara Lain.
Warning: This book contains a demon-hunting nun. No, really. And she doesn’t swear. At all. This might be quite traumatizing to you after reading Bloodlines. Reader discretion is advised.
Family reunions suck.
What’s a woman to do when her dad’s the antichrist, her grandma’s the devil, the end of the world is at her doorstep, and she’s out to avenge the murders of her husband and kids?
Kill everything in her way.
Quarter-demon Peri Takata exists with but one goal in mind: annihilate everyone responsible for the death of her family. Then—her need for vengeance quelled—she plans to take her own life.
Her mission brings her to vampire Zara Lain, the only known survivor of the event that destroyed Peri’s family five years ago. Hunting down a secret society of those who don’t want to be found has its challenges, however, especially when forces are working to keep the antichrist’s daughter very much alive. The apocalypse is closing in and Peri may be playing a role in it whether she wants to or not.
And when a heart long-thought dead begins to beat again with love for another, she’s not so sure about anything anymore.
Includes bonus short story “Sunrise”, narrated by warlock Nate O’Connor.
Warning: You’re still here? After the narcissistic assassin in Bloodlines and the demon-hunting nun in Hunter? Well, now you get a sociopathic, quarter-demon mercenary. There’s lots more violence and naughty language in this one. You’re welcome.
Some people just won’t stay buried…
Zara Lain, narcissistic vampire and assassin, cleaned up after a crazy warlock tried to build a vampire army, made some cash when the North American covens were left in shambles, got away when framed for the murder of a Demon Hunter, and dealt with some idiots who tried to jumpstart Armageddon. None of that could prepare her, however, for the moment when her lover of the undead persuasion awakens…
And promptly tries to kill her.
She’s raised a handful of orphaned baby vampires during the past six years and she knows the score: if they don’t get sane again, they have to be staked. And even if she can fix her would-be boyfriend, he’s not the only formerly deceased one in town who wants to kill her. Old enemies are back to put a cramp in her love life, ruin a good pair of heels, and just maybe end the world.
An apocalypse is nigh…and it gets a lot worse than having nothing to wear to the occasion.
Warning: This book may cause you emotional turmoil and feelings of great pain. I’d apologize but it would be a lie; I feed on your tears. Keep ‘em coming.
This might be the longest I’ve gone without blogging since I started 8-9 years ago. Life has been busy and stressful, so my hobbies have taken a backseat. I make no apologies, but I’m happy to have some images to share at last.
My brother, Will, and I went on a hike through Colorado. We did Aspen to Crested Butte and back, in three days and three nights. Despite the long time frame, it was actually very challenging for both of us. I’ve come to the conclusion that because of the infrequency with which I am able to hike, I’ll never be a strong or fast hiker. I’m OK with that, because I still always have fun.
I rented a lens. I’ll be purchasing this lens ASAP because I fell in love. It’s the 17-55mm for use with crop bodies. It’s so tack sharp that it’s nearly impossible to take a bad shot, even in low lights. With a very good polarizing filter on it, the photos needed almost no editing. I took quite a few HDR’s, so those are obviously edited, but even still… Aside from combining exposures, I needed to do very little to them.
It was cloudy every night we were out, which was unfortunate. I had intended to take some night shots of the Milky Way and it’s my only real disappointment in the trip that I wasn’t able to.
Without further ado, some favorites: