This next novella in the Legacy Series is so precious to me. Not only because I’m introducing my favorite angsty loup-garou, but because it contains elements of some extremely old story ideas before I ever started my first book.
Devia, as many Loup-Garou Series fans know, was a small town just on the border between Florida and Alabama, where Logan and Darren first meet after the former runs away from home. But what many don’t know is that Devia is based off of a real place I’ve visited countless times. The first time I visited Florala (named for the combination of the two states it borders), I was with my mom on an antique shopping excursion. It was in one of the stores that I first came up with the idea of a town wholly made up of werewolves (loups-garous), where they hid their identity from the world and rejected any outsider interference. A tiny story went along with this idea, but thank the muses that it never saw the light of day.
When I first began to pen the Enigma and decided to develop these characters, I wove the concept of Devia into their stories. When the idea of the Legacy Series began to take shape, I knew I had to feature this town, and an entire book would be dedicated to it.
Well, I’ve written that book and it’s a bittersweet feeling to finally have it all down on paper, ready to share with the world. It’s my fond hope that this will be an epic close to Volume 3 of the Legacy Series. Releasing March 20th!
America – 1897
For Logan Elster, life was hard enough. With a gambling drunkard of a father and a mother who had to lie about her bruises, there’s only so much a sixteen year old can do. But when he comes home to witness another beating, he flies into a rage and discovers something about his ancestry that he never knew before. He has inherited a frightening gift from his grandfather and has become a werewolf, inadvertently destroying everything he holds dear. In search of the only man who can help him, Logan finds more than just a mentor in the small town of Devia, Alabama. He finds a community of men just like him. A community of werewolves.
But the community is in far more danger than their leader, Robert Croxen, will ever admit to. An industrial revolution is sweeping the nation and the railroad has come to lower Alabama. Devia is in the perfect place, but Robert won’t sell a single acre, no matter the price. Desperation drives the owner of the railroad to investigate what Robert’s hiding and what his spies find is something out of the old world fairytales. Question is, what will he do about it?