The Devil and Dayna Dalton

The Devil and Dayna Dalton

by Brit Lunden


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Reporter Dayna Dalton's reputation has been ruined since birth. The daughter of wild child, Becky Dalton, is expected to follow her mother's footsteps; never given a chance to prove she's different. Dayna's been in love with Clay Finnes since she was a teenager. Her unrequited love for Sheriff Finnes leaves her empty. He's happily married and unavailable. Instead, Dayna finds herself stuck in the revolving door of bad relationships. But this is Bulwark, Georgia, a town where strange things are always happening. Dayna is doomed to this loveless life until she can find someone who will appreciate the depth of her character. Can she overcome her fears and look beyond her own perceptions to accept a greater love?

*Contains Sexual Content*

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950080021
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 09/30/2019
Series: A Bulwark Anthology , #9
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Brit Lunden is a prolific author who's written over 50 books in assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology. Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of helpful ghosts.

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FeatheredQuillBookReviews 4 months ago
Author Brit Lunden has written a perfect mix of action, mystery, and a hearty dose of romance to top it off, in the latest offering in her "Bulwark Anthology Series," The Devil and Dayna Dalton. We first met Dayna in Bulwark, the book that introduced readers to this popular anthology. Dayna was a reporter for the local paper with a minor role to play in that story. What we did learn about her from Bulwark was that she was driven, had a long-simmering crush on Clay Finnes, the sheriff of Bulwark, and that she could be a bit annoying. To be fair, there was more to Dayna's story that needed to be told, things that would explain her "issues" and what drove her to relentlessly pursue Clay as well as mess up her own life. Fortunately for readers, author Brit Lunden decided to explore Dayna's background in The Devil and Dayna Dalton. The story opens with Dayna waking up at home after another night of drinking too much and bringing the wrong man home to help ease the pain of her life. Unfortunately for Dayna, bringing home yet another loser does nothing to help make life better. She quickly kicks Skip Benson, the latest dud date, out the door, gets some snide comments from her neighbor about her lifestyle choices, and then calls her mother. Again, probably not the best move as Dayna's mother is not the type of mother to bake cakes and spread the love. Rather, she's the type "...who couldn't even identify her daughter's father..." (pg. 10) and probably doesn't have any kind words in her vocabulary. Dayna then heads to work and this is where the story gets going into overdrive. She decides to take the long way to work, along Old Jericho Road, a road that has a lot of history for readers, and characters, in the town of Bulwark. The story intersects with Bulwark at this point as Dayna meets up with Sherry Watson, a deputy who is investigating a local elderly man's death. As they talk, off in the distance, Officer Terrence Blake exits the old man's cabin. Sherry and Dayna walk toward the cabin but then suddenly Dayna is shoved to the ground by Sherry as a huge gray wolf comes bounding out of the woods. Sherry and Terrance run after the wolf as Dayna scrambles to keep up. After all, what a story! A wolf - particularly because no wolves live in the area. It's at this point that things go really "weird" for Dayna as she soon gets lost, is almost attacked by the wolf, and is saved by a mysterious hunk of a man. More questions are asked, than answered, by Dayna about the man who saved her life, and the reader is brought along to try and figure out who he is, and what is going on. Curious characters abound, such as Mrs. Sweetpea, Dayna's one-time babysitter and now annoying neighbor. Like the others in this anthology, The Devil and Dayna Dalton is a quick read and one that kept me glued to the pages throughout. I've grown to love the fantastical world of Bulwark, GA, and can't wait to see where the author takes us next. Quill says: The Devil and Dayna Dalton is another very satisfying read in the "Bulwark Anthology Series." If you've been reading these books, don't miss this one and if you haven't yet discovered this fun series, start reading now!
PJtheEMT4 2 days ago
"Whatever you do,don't go by Old Jericho. That old puddle just keeps getting bigger and bigger....." (Lunden,2019) It all starts with an ominous warning, yet from Dayna's perspective, it is simply a dare from a harmless old woman, an antagonistic old lady who lives across the street.... Brit Lunden Novella features well developed characters facing the unimaginable and unthinkable circumstances, as well as unexpected plot twists. This author has the gift of making the surreal, supernatural reality become real. She has the ability to transport the reader into an alternate existence. What starts out as a simple plot becomes more and more complex as the story line progresses. Brit Lunden's character development with its mix of spirituality and mythology is reminiscent of the complex worlds and and character plots created by the well known author Ann Rice. Lunden's gift with words creates an atmosphere looming with foreboding dread as the reader anticipates what looms ahead. Her ability to describe dreamlike scenes will transport the reader from the comforts of their bed into the unsafe, unpredictable, harsh, vivid reality of Bulwark. After completing the last paragraph of Lunden's The Devil and Dayna Dalton , the reader will have to take a few minutes to pause, and ground themselves in reality once again by taking a step outside to see the daylight and get a breath of fresh air to re orientate himself or herself. Lunden's work's might even be authentic enough to have the reader questioning their own reality long after the book has been read. This novella is not simply a short story, but also an experience. As a blogger I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
SouthernGirlBookaholic 15 days ago
This is a short read but it is totally filled with a story that will grip you and won't let go until that ending that will make you want to go read the entire series, all over again! Dayna Dalton never had a good childhood being the daughter of a wild child and it appears that Dayna is following in her mama's footsteps in a bad way. All Dayna ever wanted in life was the Sheriff Clay Finnes but he didn't she her as anything more than a friend. Only when Dayna sees wolf's that no one else sees and hears a mysterious voice in the woods that the secrets will start to reveal themselves to Dayna. It's then that the whole truth of her life will be revealed to Dayna and only then will she choose a path of supposed happiness for eternity! I so love this series but I so need to go back to the beginning of this series and just read each book, one after another to fully be in the world that is Bulwark! It's books like this one that you think that you know how it's gonna end to be left with that last minute cliffhanger is the simple reason that I love this Author! Hopefully, this won't be the last book in this series but if it was; it sure went out on the most perfect note to end a series! Thank You to Brit Lunden for this fantastic book in a series that I love!! I voluntarily reviewed this complementary book from the Author.
MikiHope 25 days ago
Small towns don't give people a break and Bulwark, Georgia is no exception! Mo matter how she tries she can not rid herself of her Mom's reputation. Not that Dayna is any better truth be told--but she actually wants to be. She has had a major crush on Clay Finnes forever and he still remains just a friend. None of the other men in town can seem to satisfy or make her happy. There are always strange happenings surrounding a slimy pond of water that appears and disappears. She is told by her old babysitter not to go a certain way--of course she does not listen. Some really strange things happen-I can't say anymore without giving away the story!-I will say that the ending will throw you for a loop. I will let you decide if it is a happy ending or not. I received a paperback version of this book from the author for enjoyment and a possible review.