1 – The Enigma

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A graveyard late at night wouldn’t seem like the ideal place to meet someone. But for teenager Katey McCoy, that encounter with the handsome stranger with the striking blue eyes would alter her life in ways she’d never imagined.

Orphaned as an infant, bounced around foster homes, labeled as a discipline problem, and now under the thumb of an abusive foster mother, Katey’s been slipping deeper into depression. Who would want a girl with such an ugly face, an imperfect body, or wild hair? But Logan Keith knows the truth about Katey: she’s beautiful. Her flaws are in her head. Besides, he has issues, too. And a secret that could tear apart their growing relationship.

Logan is a werewolf—a loup-garou—with his own troubled past and a flaw that’s considered a handicap in his world. A secret, supernatural world he soon introduces Katey to. Although Logan longs to make Katey part of his pack, it may be impossible for them to be together. In his pack’s history, there’s never been a female werewolf. No woman has been able to survive the transformation. Will Logan’s desire give Katey the escape to a better life and the love she’s always dreamed of, or will he be signing her death warrant?

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Story Behind the Story

“The Enigma” began when I was a freshman in high school. At the time, I had this weird obsession with everything supernatural. Werewolves, vampires, demons, you name it. I had more monster books than the public library. Inspiration from this story stemmed from a lot of things that were going on in my life at the time. No, I wasn’t dating a werewolf (although that would have been so cool), but I was struggling with depression, thoughts of suicide, self-doubt, and above all I wanted to know what my purpose in life was. Writing opened up an avenue to vent my frustrations and not only have fun making up stories about people I wish existed, but discovering more about myself. You can thank this book for sparking the fire of creativity in me, because without it, the books that I have already published would not have been in existence today.

Originally, “The Enigma” was over 230k words long, which is twice the regular novel length. Seeing my blunder, I split it into two. So, “The Enigma” that we know as today was only Part 1. The second part is “Becoming the Enigma”, which goes into telling how Katey finally discovers what her purpose in life is through… Well, I’ll leave that for you to find out later.

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And, as you should know by now, I take inspiration for my characters from actors, models, music artists, etc. So, if these people look a little familiar, that’s why.

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