D.A. Swem

Biography

Steven and Detra are a team, and were destined to meet. Both were born in South Dakota. Both went into the Air Force. Steve was in Germany, Detra was assigned to go to the same base. Steve went to California, Detra’s assignment was changed to California, where they met, and have been together ever since. They worked together, played together, and now write together. They reside in the Pacific Northwest, in the Puget Sound area. Quite a change from all the desert area’s they have been in.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a homemaker at heart, always have been. I am the support crew, so to speak, for my husband. I maintain voldamar.com and create the trailers for the books as well. I wear many hats and have fun with each.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Twitter, Facebook authors groups and just browsing the different books sites out there. I like fun old fashioned fantasy as well as science fiction. though most of the science fiction in the house are Steve's.
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Books

Demesne: The Challenge
Series: Demesne, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,320. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Montiack invokes the Matriarch Challenge, a deadly duel on dragon back. The first obstacle for Jira is to find a dragon from her own clan as her dragon mount. Her connection to the valley and to the crystal, and any help from her friends Aithera and Devon is forbidden by the First Matriarch, and any interference will be met by instant death.
Demesne: New Beginnings
Series: Demesne, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,740. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
My name is Lady Aithera Kilbray. I am the Heart of the Dragon Back Valley, and one of the Guardians of the Dragon Back Castle. I thought I was the last Kilbray, but now I know that is not the case and the Kilbray line will continue when the time is right. To my close friends and family though, I am still only Tera, but my life continues to be anything but ordinary.
Demesne: Aithera
Series: Demesne, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Aithera Kilbray - Assassinated at birth. With the essence of two others, She lives. At 20 she strikes out on her own. Known as Tera. She meets others willing to teach her how to expand her gifts, but even they are amazed at the magnitude of her talents. Those lessons are put to the test as the dark ones find her once more, chasing her towards her destiny. The one that needs her strength.
Demesne: Valley of Mystery
Series: Demesne, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,750. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Aithera passes an old man along the road as she is traveling again. She feels drawn to help him survive a sudden snowstorm and a mystery begins to unfold, about his past and where he is from. Aithera will have to face her nightmares from her orphaned past. Jira will find that she is not the simple farm girl and Devon will return to his greatest pain.

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