Dean started reading seriously in the second grade due to a competition and has spent most of the subsequent three decades lost in other people's worlds. After reading several local libraries more or less dry of sci-fi and fantasy, he started spending more time wandering around worlds of his own creation to avoid the boredom of the 'real' world.
Things worsened, or improved depending on your point of view, when he first started experimenting with writing while finishing up his accounting degree. These days Dean has a wonderful wife and daughter to keep him rather more grounded, but the idea of bringing others along with him as he meets interesting new people in universes nobody else has ever seen tends to drag him back to his computer on a fairly regular basis.
Jasmin is a 17-year-old shape shifter whose pack has been scattered.
Geoffrey has spent untold decades as a slave to others of his kind, vampires who were stronger and more ruthless than him.
Vampires and shape shifters are natural enemies, but these two are going to have to find a way to work together. There's more at stake than just their own lives.
Some stories are too big for one timeline.
Continue the action-packed love story started in Dean Murray's first two Reflections novels, Broken and Torn. Bitten is a boxed set of the next 6 titles in the Reflections universe plus Longing, a bonus short story.
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Adri just wants to make it through the next two years of high school so she can graduate and go out on her own, but she's in for a big surprise. Adri is about to develop a unique power that will thrust her into a shadowy world filled by preternatural creatures who want to use her for her own ends or barring that, kill her to keep her out of someone else's hands.
Adriana Paige didn't see her breakup with Alec Graves coming any more than he did, but at the time she couldn't see any other way to stop him from turning into some kind of monster. For weeks now she's been haunted by the worry that she made a terrible mistake, but she's thousands of miles away from Sanctuary now and there's nothing left but to try and soldier on.
The only thing worse than having no family at all, is having a family that is out to hurt you. That would all be bad enough for a normal 17-year-old, but it's even worse for Alec Graves. A shape shifter's pack, his family, is the only thing stopping the other preternatural creatures out there from killing them.
Brittle Bonds (The Guadel Chronicles Volume 3) saw Va'del and Jain driven from their mountain home by traitors among the People. The pair's time in the lowlands, surrounded by hostile priests of a foreign religion, tested them in ways they never anticipated, but they never forgot their friends and family who were fighting and possibly even dying on the frozen slopes of the White Spike Mountains.
A noose is slowly tightening around the neck of Alec Graves and everyone he cares about. His victory in Chicago put the shape shifter ruling body on notice that he was going to do everything he could to bring them down, but the thing that he needs more than anything right now is time to secure allies, time that he's almost certainly not going to have.
Va'del has saved his people for the second time in as many months. This time he's determined to take what is rightfully his and marry Jain, but not everyone is happy with his accomplishments. Old enemies are preparing to see to it that Va'del and Jain never return home.
The coming treachery will do more than threaten Va'del and Jain's lives. It will test their devotion to each other.
The power he needs to protect his friends and family is just outside of Alec Graves' reach. The dominant shape shifter pack in North America is circling like vultures and there are other, more savage opponents approaching in the distance.
Given the danger he's in, Alec doesn't have time for a broken heart, but Adri's departure has left him barely able to function.
Kristin is about to find out that all of the creatures she thought were nothing more than myth are actually quite real. One of the worst of them is after her, an unstoppable killing machine that will chase her across a continent.
Jess awoke to a world she doesn’t really understand, hounded by impulses that are quite literally more than any human could be expected to control.
It’s painfully evident that her friends and family are doing everything they can to help her regain her footing, but she can’t help resenting the fact that none of them lost as deeply as she lost in their last confrontation with the Coun’hij.
Most girls would have killed to be in Adri’s shoes, in fact several people think that’s exactly what she did. Of course life with a pack of shape shifters isn’t quite what she expected. The time with Alec is great, but now that the rival pack is out of the picture, Alec’s wolves are all starting to turn on each other, and Adri is finding there is less and less she can do to hold the pack together
Thrust into a supernatural world populated by shape shifters, werewolves, and even darker things, Adam no longer knows who he can trust.
Alec Graves saved his life and thereby earned his service, but Adam continues to worry that Alec is no better than the things he claims to be fighting.
Adam thought the job was going to be easy. Overwatch while some rich eccentric took care of a straightforward transfer of merchandise. It hardly justified the presence of a one mercenary let alone a squad backed up by two very skilled snipers.
Adam had seen action on two separate continents and thought he’d seen everything. He’s about to get a glimpse into truly dangerous world.
Adri Paige is too busy dealing with the emotional fallout from losing half of her family to deal with boys. At least she thought so until the two most intriguing guys in her new school take an interest in her.
Both boys are gorgeous and blessed with obscene amounts of money. They should have the emotional depth of note cards, but instead display undercurrents she doesn't fully understand.
Abby's one year from graduation, and headed nowhere. A steady regimen of parties and drugs isn't what she really wants to be doing, but sometimes she needs a little something extra just to make it through the day. This party wasn’t supposed to be any different than the rest, but when things take a turn for the worse, help steps in from an unexpected source.
A 4400 word short story.
Shape shifter Alec Graves has spent nearly a decade trying to keep his family from being drawn into open warfare with a larger pack. The new girl at school shouldn't matter, but the more he gets to know her, the more mysterious she becomes. Worse, she seems to know things she shouldn't about his shadowy world.
Is she an unfortunate victim or bait designed to draw him into a fatal misstep?
Sometimes small moments play pivotal parts in where we end up. Scott has just graduated from college and is about to make the best, or worst decision of his life. Departure is a 2100 word romance short story exploring the start of two very different realities, all based on just a few different words.
Va'del should have been returning to a hero's welcome. In saving Jain, he also saved his people from a threat that the entire Guadel Council had been powerless to stop. Instead he once again finds himself caught between rival power blocks as his people teeter on the brink of disaster.
The invitation to join the secretive Guadel should have been the fulfillment of dreams Va'del didn't even realize he had. When his sponsors are killed in an ambush a short time later, he instead finds his probationary status revoked, and becomes a pawn between various factions inside the Guadel ruling body.
With a cast of characters ranging from a pre-teen shapeshifter out on his first solo excursion, to a high-tech resistance fighter who's desperately trying to win the trust of her comrades, Darkness and Light delivers a pleasing variety of short stories by Dean Murray.
I'rone's guardians have never particularly like Betreec, but that hasn't damped her determination to catch his eye.
When the stakes grow to include more than just a few stolen moments, Betreec will realize just how little she really knows I'rone.
City life is hard on shape shifters, especially ones as young as Shawn. He’s been anticipating the coming trip out to the country for months
The vacation turns serious when he decides to leave the estate. A pack of hunting dogs is more than capable of bringing even a shape shifter to bay, and he’s starting to understand that more than just his own survival hinges on what happens next.
Coffee has been on the run ever since she defected from The Company. It's only recently that Her nominal allies in the Resistance have only recently begun to trust her and she's finally got access to the secret weapon that's allowed them to stay half a step ahead of their bigger, more technologically-advanced opponent.
The Company rescued Jerome from the slums by making him one of their enforcers. The pay was better even if the work hadn’t really changed.
His current mission should be a piece of cake, a simple snatch and grab. He didn't count on what was about to come next.
Lacy has been fooling herself for years. She'd nearly convinced herself she's happy with just being Dan's friend, but as they've begun drifting apart she's realized she's losing more than just her best friend. **Author's Note: In the spirit of full disclosure, this is a short story-a tad under 1700 words. I wouldn't want anyone to be surprised at its brevity.