Laurie Ann Butcher


The conflict between the Aesir and the powers of Hel, led by Loki, resulted in the prophesied battle of Ragnarök, and the death of the gods. The realms were destroyed, and with no one left to stop the surviving demons and giants from escaping what was once the realm of the gods, they crossed the Bifrost Bridge into Midgard.

The Vanir managed to save two humans before Midgard was flooded, and kept them safe until the floodwaters receded. A new tribe was created, led by the Goddess Danu, one of the Three Fates and Goddess of Rebirth. This new tribe was called the Tuatha De Danann (Tribe of Danu), and their mission was to return the humans to Midgard, and keep a watchful eye on them until their numbers increased.

The years quickly turned into centuries, and the Tuatha De Danann, who had once shown compassion towards the humans and nurtured them, lost their ability to feel anything but disdain. Their arrogance and vanity corrupted them, and they turned their backs on the humans… unaware of the demons and giants who had slowly begun to encroach upon the land of the humans.

Able to see into the future, Danu foresaw the end of the Tuatha De Danann at the hands of the Milesians… whose ancestors were the humans they had saved.

Unable to interfere with what ‘must be’, Danu decided that the only way to ensure a future for her people while saving the humans from the encroaching demons and giants, was to insert events into the timeline that wouldn’t interfere with what ‘must be’… 

and so the story begins:

Fane has made it his life’s mission to destroy the creature who wiped out his entire tribe and damned him to an endless life of roaming and insatiable hunger, but when he finally catches up with him in London, he discovers that the creature has a weakness… a daughter. Whether he likes it or not, his mission is about to change.

Sarah has no idea what a normal life is, but she wants one. She wants the freedom to explore the world outside the imposing mansion that is her prison. She wants to be loved, to feel passion, but her father’s menacing shadow envelopes her, and it’s all people see when they look at her. Except for Fane. He sees her. He wants her… but to what end?

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The conflict between the Aesir and the powers of Hel, led by Loki, resulted in the prophesied battle of Ragnarök, and the death of the gods. The realms were destroyed, and with no one left to stop the surviving demons and giants from escaping what was once the realm of the gods, they crossed the Bifrost Bridge into Midgard.

The Vanir managed to save two humans before Midgard was flooded, and kept them safe until the floodwaters receded. A new tribe was created, led by the Goddess Danu, one of the Three Fates and Goddess of Rebirth. This new tribe was called the Tuatha De Danann (Tribe of Danu), and their mission was to return the humans to Midgard, and keep a watchful eye on them until their numbers increased.

The years quickly turned into centuries, and the Tuatha De Danann, who had once shown compassion towards the humans and nurtured them, lost their ability to feel anything but disdain. Their arrogance and vanity corrupted them, and they turned their backs on the humans… unaware of the demons and giants who had slowly begun to encroach upon the land of the humans.

Able to see into the future, Danu foresaw the end of the Tuatha De Danann at the hands of the Milesians… whose ancestors were the humans they had saved.

Unable to interfere with what ‘must be’, Danu decided that the only way to ensure a future for her people while saving the humans from the encroaching demons and giants, was to insert events into the timeline that wouldn’t interfere with what ‘must be’… 

and so the story continues:


When Divona, the Goddess of Fertility, is sent into the future in order to retrieve King Nuada’s sword, she is told by Danu that she is following her destiny. However, finding the sword isn’t as easy as she’d thought… and when she finds herself falling for Sef, the handsome and seductive man who has agreed to help her find the sword, she begins to wonder if her destiny is actually the sword… or him.

Sef is preparing to follow in his parents’ footsteps by closing the door on the past and taking a step into a new beginning, a new identity, the first step, one that will last twenty to thirty years before he is forced to take the second step into another new beginning, another new identity… and then the third… and the fourth… a never-ending series of steps, new beginnings and new identities. Alone. But before the first step is even taken, Divona suddenly appears in his bedchamber. The fiery-haired goddess has been sent to retrieve the sword his father was tasked to guard by the Knights Templar. The sweetly sensual, naïve and incredibly stubborn goddess inflames his senses, making him yearn for a future he had never even dared to hope for… until now. The problem is, although he can sense her attraction to him, she isn’t going to let him into her heart without a fight.

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The conflict between the Aesir and the powers of Hel, led by Loki, resulted in the prophesied battle of Ragnarök, and the death of the gods. The realms were destroyed, and with no one left to stop the surviving demons and giants from escaping what was once the realm of the gods, they crossed the Bifrost Bridge into Midgard.

The Vanir managed to save two humans before Midgard was flooded, and kept them safe until the floodwaters receded. A new tribe was created, led by the Goddess Danu, one of the Three Fates and Goddess of Rebirth. This new tribe was called the Tuatha De Danann (Tribe of Danu), and their mission was to return the humans to Midgard, and keep a watchful eye on them until their numbers increased.

The years quickly turned into centuries, and the Tuatha De Danann, who had once shown compassion towards the humans and nurtured them, lost their ability to feel anything but disdain. Their arrogance and vanity corrupted them, and they turned their backs on the humans… unaware of the demons and giants who had slowly begun to encroach upon the land of the humans.

Able to see into the future, Danu foresaw the end of the Tuatha De Danann at the hands of the Milesians… whose ancestors were the humans they had saved.

Unable to interfere with what ‘must be’, Danu decided that the only way to ensure a future for her people while saving the humans from the encroaching demons and giants, was to insert events into the timeline that wouldn’t interfere with what ‘must be’… 

and so the story continues:

Reaching full maturity for a Tuatha De Danann comes when you learn to control your powers. Once that happens, the final step in becoming a guardian is to find your destined life-mate. The task is a difficult one because life-mates can be living in different timelines, sometimes even in the realms of the ancient gods where time doesn’t exist. The only way to find them is to seek guidance from Danu, the matriarch of the Tuatha De Danann.

Having managed to master her skills as a healer and animal-whisperer, Alana seeks guidance from Danu who tells her that she has very little time left in order to find her life-mate, and that the opportunities to do so are few. Therefore, setting off on the greatest adventure of her life, one that will take her to the one man she can ever truly love, she travels to Glastonbury, England, in order to climb to the top of the Tor before dusk on the first day of March.

As she starts her climb to the top of the Tor, the mist begins to swirl around her, making visibility difficult. Halfway up, she hears a man’s singsong voice through the mist, taunting her, the sound menacing. Unable to backtrack, she stumbles through the thick mist towards the top, but before she can reach it, she’s knocked down onto the ground and her attacker pulls out a knife.

In search of two females who were abducted by a breakaway cluster of men from different factions, Toran comes across a female being assaulted by a man holding a knife. Without hesitating, he takes the man out with a laser shot to the head.

Pulling the dead man off of the stunned female, he’s taken aback by her appearance. In a world filled with black-haired, grey-eyed people, she’s like a ray of sunshine. Her golden blond hair and sparkling amber-coloured eyes make her an anomaly, as does her height which is nearly a foot shorter than the average female… and she insists she’s from London. The problem is, London no longer exists. It was destroyed in the 1940’s.

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Sometimes living in the shadows is the safest place to be… or so you would think, but you’d be wrong, because living in the shadows is what makes you a victim.

As the youngest child living within a dysfunctional family, I thought that anger, rivalry and hatred were the norm, that every family possessed dirty little secrets they hid from the world… like alcohol and drug addiction, mental and physical abuse, depression, schizophrenia and suicide.  Surviving those dirty little secrets while running from the school bully was hard, but it was nothing in comparison to coming up on the radar of the neighbourhood pedophile.

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