Dean Murray

Biography

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.

Where to find Dean Murray online


Books

Endless (The Awakening Volume 3)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,800. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Becoming immortal and mastering god-like powers hasn't been easy for Selene. Enemies shadow her every move, and using her powers continues to rip away memories of her childhood and the mother she lost too soon. This time the entire world is at stake and with every passing moment Selene is less sure who she can trust to help her fight evils both ancient and modern.
The Dark Reflections Series: Books 1-3
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 294,810. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The first three novels in Dean Murray's stunning Dark Reflections Series are finally available in one place. Caught in a web of danger and pursued by shadowy forces, only her alliance with shape shifter Alec Graves offers Adri Paige a chance at survival. Dark Reflections is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series for teens and adults alike. Contains: Bound Hunted Ambushed
Immortal (The Awakening Volume 2)
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Series: The Awakening. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Dangerous people who want the secrets she hid away in a past incarnation are hunting Selene, and every time she uses her abilities she pays a price—losing memories that are impossible to get back. When Selene is kidnapped by Kyle things get strained. Without Kyle's help, Selene can't save the people she cares about, but trusting Kyle could have unfortunate consequences.
Reborn (The Awakening Volume 1)
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Series: The Awakening. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
True love never dies. In just a few days a new arrival at Selene's high school will turn her entire world upside down. She's never met anyone so attractive—or so mysterious—before this, but Jace's unyielding insistence that they've known each other for decades can't be denied—not given how familiar he feels to her. In the hidden world of gods and fairies what you don't know can kill you.
Marked: (Reflections Volume 11)
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Series: Reflections, Book 11. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,390. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Happily ever after takes a lot more effort than they let on in fairytales. Adriana Paige thought she was getting married. Days before the wedding, shape shifters and werewolves tore through the estate killing and burning. Adri needs to find the strength to wage a war across an entire continent. If she fails, everyone she cares about will be killed. This time Adri must become the alpha.
Touched by Love: 12 Mind-blowing Paranormal Tales
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,113,940. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Dean Murray. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The perfect mix of romance and suspense, with a generous helping of magic, vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters! Touched by Love: Twelve unforgettable tales by some of today's best young adult paranormal romance authors. Over 3000 pages of YA Romance and Teen Urban Fantasy. These books have collectively received more than 30,000 5-Star ratings & reviews.
Shattered (Dark Reflections Volume 4)
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Series: Dark Reflections, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,370. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A hidden world full of danger and love. A powerful dream walker, Adriana Paige spends her time reaching into other people's dreams and ferreting out terrible secrets the rebellion desperately needs. Someday she'll become the perfect weapon—if she survives the dangerous forces hunting her. Her survival hinges on her friends—her friends and alpha shape shifter Alec Graves.
Lost (Reflections Volume 10)
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Series: Reflections, Book 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,720. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
I felt like I'd lost everything. My home, my girlfriend, my friends, they were all washed away by a group of shape shifter thugs who were determined to keep their boots on the throat of every wolf and hybrid in North America. I thought Ash, Kristin and I were in for a few quiet weeks. I didn't count on the fact that one of my companions was a ticking bomb.
Ambushed (Dark Reflections Volume 3)
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Series: Dark Reflections, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,550. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Adriana Paige has survived not one but two vampire attacks in less than twenty-four hours, and unless she's able to master her ability to share other people's dreams, the attacks are only going to get worse. Taggart has promised to train Adri, but he's got even more enemies than she does and there's no guarantee that he'll be able to keep her from being caught in the crossfire.
Driven (Reflections Volume 9)
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Series: Reflections, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,310. Language: American English. Published: May 29, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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.
Bitten (A Reflections Series Bundle)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 215,070. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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. Combined, the titles in this boxed set have more than 270 five-star reviews and now for the first time ever they are available in one book.
Hunted: A YA Urban Fantasy Novel (Volume 2 of the Dark Reflections Books)
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Series: Dark Reflections, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,340. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The Perfect Weapon: Adri Paige can visit people inside of their dreams, where they are defenseless. The Ultimate Spy: Adri's power lets her ferret out anyone's secrets and even influence their waking actions. The World's Biggest Prize: Adri's power comes with a price. Dark forces hunt her, hoping to bend her gifts to their purposes.
Numb (Reflections Volume 5)
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Series: Reflections, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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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.
Bound: A YA Urban Fantasy Novel (Volume 1 of the Dark Reflections Books)
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Series: Dark Reflections, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 95,550. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A white-knuckled thrill ride that will keep your eyes glued to the page. Blood: For shape shifter Alec Graves, nothing is more important than family. Duty: Life in the pack requires sacrifices. No matter the cost, Alec always gets the job done. Consequences: Alec will be forced to choose between duty and love, between right and wrong. Bound is a YA Urban Fantasy book with shape shifters.
Shattered Ties (The Guadel Chronicles Book 4)
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Series: The Guadel Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,090. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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.
Riven (Reflections Volume 8)
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Series: Reflections, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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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.
Brittle Bonds (The Guadel Chronicles Book 3)
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Series: The Guadel Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,630. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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.
Forsaken (Reflections Volume 7)
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Series: Reflections, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,390. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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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.
Trapped (Reflections Volume 6)
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Series: Reflections, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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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.
Intrusion (Reflections Volume 4)
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Series: Reflections, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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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.
Splintered: A YA Paranormal Romance Novel (Volume 3 of the Reflections Books)
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Series: Reflections, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,940. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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In a world of shape shifters and vampires, love forces you to make difficult choices. Adri Paige achieved everything she thought she wanted. Love? Yes. Life with Alec? Perfection—or so she thought. The pack's illusion of safety will be shattered as Alec fails to protect Adri from the darker side of his world. Alec will have to decide once and for all just how far he'll go to protect Adri.
True Believer (Dark Reflections)
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Series: Dark Reflections, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
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.
Handoff (Dark Reflections)
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Series: Dark Reflections, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » War
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.
Broken: A YA Paranormal Romance Novel (Volume 1 of the Reflections Books)
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Series: Reflections, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 132,160. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Sometimes love finds you when you aren't looking for it. The accident that forced Adri and her mother to move to a new high school also cost Adri her dad and sister. Adri just wants to blend in and buy herself time to grieve, but two of the most popular, gorgeous guys in school are about to take an inexplicable interest in her. Broken is a YA Paranormal Romance Novel.
Longing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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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.
Torn: A YA Urban Fantasy Novel (Volume 2 of the Reflections Books)
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Series: Reflections, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,040. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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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?
Departure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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.
Thawed Fortunes (The Guadel Chronicles Book 2)
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Series: The Guadel Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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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.
Frozen Prospects: A YA Epic Fantasy Novel (Volume 1 of The Guadel Chronicles Books)
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Series: The Guadel Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,990. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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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. The Guadel Chronicles: YA Epic Fantasy books for Teens and Adults.
Darkness & Light
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,980. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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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 (The Guadel Chronicles)
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Series: The Guadel Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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.
The Scent of Tears (Reflections)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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.
Beginnings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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.
Backlash
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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.
Absence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00)
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.

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