DA Shadow Phantom, Volume 1: Transformation by Nicole Hubbard
Approx. 32,860 words.
Published on July 8, 2013.
The beginning of an ongoing series.
Synopsis: Dalan is a boy with a curse. So afraid that this 'curse' will hurt those he cares for, Dalan takes great pains to hide it from everyone, even his own family. So he stays away, not letting anyone get close. Will Dalan ever be able to trust anyone with his secret, or is he forever destined to suffer alone?