Ashes to Ashes – A Dust to Diamonds Novel: Book One
Edgier YA Apocalyptic Horror
The Seize has steeped the Earth in ash and imprisoned the souls of all mankind in the Deep, leaving a colorless world behind, where the boundaries between good and evil, love and hate, freedom and captivity are as blurred.
For Deuce, a self-proclaimed loser and loner, being a recluse in an empty world is not all it's cracked up to be. Against all that he believes about himself and a barrage of self-loathing, he becomes the reluctant leader of five exiled survivors. Like him, they are mentally and physically scarred, and have no idea how to play nicely with others. Plunged into a horrific world, where the best they can do is choose between nightmares, they fall victim to prisons, man-eating cornfields, and transporters that turn their bodies inside out, flinging them through time and space. Attacked by Vacants, Trolls, Gargoyles, and Suffering Demons, nothing compares to being pawns in a perpetual war between two eternals. To save the souls of mankind, the Banished must drop the masks they are hiding behind and decide if there is a difference between being human and being humane.
Their biggest challenge? To conquer the demons within, not the demons that chase.
About the Author
Sheley Rayne loves getting lost between the pages of a good book. She is always looking for a good adventure and often see exceptionality in the ordinary. A long-time member of RWA, LERA, YARWA, and Southwest Writers. Sheley’s the author of extraordinary historical paranormal romances, dystopian fiction, and young adult novels, set in odd places like gypsy camps and circuses, on pirate ships and steam trains, within self-contained bio-domes and in altered realities. Where werewolves, trolls, fallen angels and demons reek destruction upon the human race. Her characters face impossible odds against these creatures, but more, they face impossible odds against themselves. She believes our scars make us unique and beautiful because no matter what the outward battle is, the ones we face inwardly are the most important. We are all curiosity cabinets, filled with shadows of wonder, gifts and talents, light and darkness. Sheley is a seeker of BLISS and her bliss blooms in the worlds she creates and within the characters she befriends, through the cards she designs, and when she is teaching and encouraging others