Dayle A. Dermatis

Biography

An interviewer once said of DAYLE A. DERMATIS that “she has so many aliases, you’d think she was a spy!” A dabbler in several genres (and with several coauthors), she’s published novels with Virgin Books and short stories all over the place. She lives in southern California within scent of the ocean, and she and her husband spend their spare time following Styx around the country (and sometimes out of it), exploring the world via motorcycle, renovating their 1911 Craftsman home, and doing historic re-creation. She loves music, cats, Wales, TV, magic, laughter, and defying expectations. You can read more about Dayle and her pseudonyms at her at www.cyvarwydd.com.

Where to find Dayle A. Dermatis online


Books

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!
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
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
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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