Dayle A. Dermatis

Biography

DAYLE A. DERMATIS has been called “one of the best writers working today” by USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith. Under various pseudonyms (and sometimes with coauthors), she’s sold several novels and more than a hundred short stories in multiple genres. She lives and works in California within scent of the ocean, and in her spare time follows Styx around the country and travels the world, all of which inspires her writing. She loves music, cats, Wales, TV, magic, laughter, and defying expectations. To find out where she is today, check out www.DayleDermatis.com.

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Books

A Father's Blessing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
All stone speaks to Farais, and she yearns to be a Sculptor and release their secrets. But Farais is the last one in her family left to recite their lineage, a task at odds with her dreams. To achieve Master Sculptor status, she must obtain her father’s blessing…and her father believes in family and tradition. Farais must find a way to appease him, or she will lose everything she holds dear.
Small Wonders: A Delightful Collection of Ten Short-Short Speculative Fiction Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The ten stories in SMALL WONDERS each runs no longer than 1500 words, making each one a perfect little bonbon of speculative fiction. Whether you savor a morsel at a time or gobble up the whole collection, you’ll walk away satisfied. (But unlike a box of chocolate, you can always come back and enjoy this collection again and again.)
Soulsearching
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Layde leads a double life: as a Duchess on the Hll, and as a mysterious assassin in a blood-red cloak. Born without a soulstone, set apart from every other person by her difference, she wanders adrift until she falls in love with Sehra, also a hired killer…and a mother. Only the love of a child has a chance of bringing her back from despair’s edge.
This is the World Calling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Tansy and Ki’s families are two of the most powerful witch dynasties—and the feud between them puts the Hatfield and McCoys to shame. So why, then, did their parents not care when the two would run off and play as children, lost in their own little world? When they meet again as adults, Tansy and Ki’s mutual attraction makes it vitally important that they find the answer to that question.
Giving to the Night
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Alone in Glastonbury for the Winter Solstice, American Maggie misses her family, who doesn’t accept her pagan beliefs. Before she can accept herself and be open to love, she’ll have to give up something in the Solstice bonfire. A romantic short story about finding your heart.
Seeds of Hope
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
“When Glynis Mac Tavish went to find the wind…” So begins this short story of loss and longing, inspired by the Highlands of Scotland and Celtic mythology. Glynis, the last of her clan, asks the personification of wind itself only for what she has lost. But all the wind can do is give her the tools to find within herself what she truly seeks.
Bane, She
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Spurned by a legendary bard, Eithne begs the King of the Selkies for a singing voice that would fill people with greatest emotion. But every gift comes with a price, one she would pay for generations to come. This haunting short story includes the bonus tale “…Of Human Sacrifice and Parents’ Tears.”
The Rising
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The tragedy of 9/11 raises ghosts and insecurities, opens old wounds. Doug Masterson leaves his wife, Deborah, and embarks on a quest to understand his purpose in the world, while Deborah, with the help of the spirit of a woman who once lived in their house, struggles to piece her own shattered life back together. “The Rising” is an uplifting short story about hope and humanity.
Masked
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Venetian courtesan Catarucia wishes to be so beautiful that she will never be forgotten or ignored. When the capricious gods Venus and Amor grant her the wish, her only escape is to remain masked, except in the presence of her blind musician, Giancarlo. Accused of bewitching the men of Venezia, Catarucia must not only defend herself, but find a way to break the curse she brought upon herself.
Desperate Housewitches (Uncollected Anthology Volume 2: Winter Witches)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Kimberly reigns as the witchy Martha Stewart of her neighborhood coven…until Philippa moves in across the street, with her snooty English pagan heritage and her magical one-upmanship. When the annual Winter Solstice ritual goes horribly wrong, can Kim and Philippa put their differences aside and bring back the sun? "Desperate Housewitches" is part of Uncollected Anthology, Vol. 2: Winter Witches.
Leave a Candle Burning
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Claudia lives a vagabond life as a researcher for a reality show about American myths. Christmas finds her in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, at Victorian hotel allegedly haunted by the Lady in White, who leaves a candle burning for her husband, lost in the snow. Will the mysterious Reese, who once lived in the house, be be what it takes for Claudia to change her wandering ways?
I Sing a Song of Mourning
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Trapped on an island with an abusive husband, Selene struggles with her fear of the sea every day. But when her husband abandons her to drown, the mermaids give Selene the power to exact her revenge. How she chooses to use that power—and how she faces her fear—will change her life forever.
Matchmaker
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
“What does a computer know about love? Have an authentic Gypsy Matchmaker work her magic instead!” The matchmaking magic was passed on through each generation, and my gran, who had raised me from a toddler after my parents died, certainly had the talent. It wasn’t her fault she’d forgotten to tell me I was adopted…. “Matchmaker” originally appeared in More Scary Kisses (Ticonderoga, 2011)
The Madness of Survival
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Riding her enchanted steed, sworn to protect children, Alis mourns the loss of her own daughter, taken by the Fae. Abandoned by her husband, shunned by her friends, Alis now knows no family but her fellow riders, knows no joy except when she’s riding. But freedom comes with a price…
The Sound of My Own Voice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Her parents taught Annalee to never sing, that she had no talent, despite her pop star half-sister. Then a drunken night of karaoke releases Annalee power—a power her parents had desperately sought to contain…a power that causes government agencies to perk up and take notice of. Dammit.
The Power to Change the Shape of the Land
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The usurper king puts a geas on a sorceress and demands she give him the power to change the shape of the land. The geas makes her unable to refuse, but she finds a way to thwart him…a choice that comes with a terrible price. USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith calls Dayle A. Dermatis “one of the best writers working today,” and this story shows just why!
What Beck'ning Ghost
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,000. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Touch not the cat bot a glove… Rachael de Young, genealogist and psychic, doesn’t know that by crossing the threshold, her life will change forever. Because the MacPhersons are a family cursed by jealousy, betrayal, and fire…. Rachael grows closer to the truth as she grows closer to the ghost of Jordan MacPherson. She must trust Jordan’s love in order to stop a madman before he can kill again.
Waking the Witch
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,940. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What happens when four boys confess to the murder of a woman who died a hundred years ago…? Waking the Witch is an atmospheric gothic novel by new talent Dayle Ivy.
Written on the Coast: Thirteen Tales of Magic and Mayhem Written in Lincoln City, OR
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,640. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once upon a time, a writer journeyed to the enchanting Oregon Coast and took a workshop. Then, drawn by the siren’s song of knowledge and craft, she went back and took a whole bunch more. Ranging from traditional fantasy to science fiction to contemporary fantasy to the undefinably absurd, the stories in this collection will appeal to readers of all types of speculative fiction.
Berengere
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Berengere’s husband, the king, goes on crusade, his brother Jean makes Berengere, her family, and her closest servants “guests” in his chateau. Berengere knows they’re really prisoners, but there’s nothing she can do except try to make their appartements more pleasing by painting murals of the outside world. Are the murals a means of escape…or is Berengere slipping into madness?
Some Old Lover's Ghost
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Helena runs Paranormal Manifestation Services—PMS for short. When she’s hired by Beth and Marguerite to find out why a ghost is bothering Marguerite, she doesn’t expect to get a crush on Beth…which makes things especially awkward when she learns who the ghost is. BONUS: Includes an interview with the author about the writing of the story, her own paranormal experiences, and more.
Five Funny Fantasies
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
FIVE FUNNY FANTASIES is the first collection from prolific writer Dayle A. Dermatis. Prepare to be amused by these five humorous fantasy stories involving dragons and slayers, deals with the Devil, 80s hair metal, and much, much more!
Blood Relations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The woman known as the “Vegan Martha Stewart” learns who her infamous father really is…and their relationship threatens to ruin their respective empires. A funny fantasy short story—with a bite!—that shows why USA Today Bestselling Author Dean Wesley Smith calls Dermatis “one of the best writers working today.”
The Devil Went Down to the Sunset Strip
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
“Angrrr Management were four talented guys. (They really were. I wasn’t just some starry-eyed groupie; I knew decent music and I knew stage presence.) Talented, yes, and awfully pretty, all of them. And every last one of them was dumber than a post. Had they never HEARD of Robert Johnson?” A hilarious urban fantasy short story about 80s hair metal and selling your soul to Satan.
Famous Last Words
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
You think you’re panicking about the e-book revolution? How do you think the print books feel? A funny short story about the end of the publishing world as we know it…. Includes BONUS story “If the Shoe Fits.”
What Dragons Prefer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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A dragon slayer arrives to rescue a threatened town, but the real threat—and the dragon’s true desires—are not necessarily one and the same. A short-short fantasy story with a wicked twist!
Feline Design
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Even Satan needs a vacation once in awhile. But perhaps taking the form of a fuzzy kitten wasn’t the smartest of ideas…. A Miranda Contreau paranormal short story. Find out why USA Today Bestselling Author Dean Wesley Smith calls Dermatis “one of the best writers working today.” “Feline Design” was originally published in The Ghostbreakers: New Horrors (Rage Machine Books, 2005).
Hell's Belles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Teaching etiquette to a spoiled debutante can be hell…literally. Lilith, the most sought-after debutante trainer in the South, meets her match in Miss Alexandria Pointer-Ashe. A snappy fantasy short story, which includes the BONUS story “The Devil Went Down to the Sunset Strip”! Find out why USA Today Bestselling Author Dean Wesley Smith calls Dermatis “one of the best writers working today.”
If the Shoe Fits
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by Soul's Road Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Is Prince Charming really interested in Cinderella…or was it her shoes that captured his attention? A “funny (and rather ingenious)” short story (Errant Dreams Reviews). Find out why USA Today Bestselling Author Dean Wesley Smith calls Dermatis “one of the best writers working today.” Includes BONUS story “Famous Last Words.”

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