Theresa Snyder is a multi-genre writer with an internationally read blog. She grew up on a diet of B&W Scifi films like Forbidden Planet and The Day the Earth Stood Still. She is a voracious reader and her character driven writing is influenced by the early works of Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard. She loves to travel, but makes her home in Oregon where her elder father and she share a home and the maintenance of the resident cat, wild birds, squirrels, garden,and occasional Dragon house guest.
The Realms refers to a parallel dimension hidden between Minneapolis and St. Paul where creatures, humans think of as only mythical, roam free.Cody is a shape shift with some monumental problems that all started when he died. He’s escaped to The Realms from the midlands between Heaven and Hell only to find his best friend is potential food for the resident vampires, his girlfriend only loves him in his wolf form and her mother…well that’s a whole other story.It isn’t easy being Cody, but like a good wolf he’ll do what he can to protect his pack even if it kills him. Wait…he’s already dead.
The Realms is a parallel dimension hidden between Minneapolis and St. Paul where creatures, humans think of as only mythical, roam free.Cody’s a shape shifter who has lost his job, but that isn’t anything compared to the fact that Simone, the love of his life, is lusting after another guy. On top of that, Cody’s best friend, Pete, thinks he’s being lazy. If Cody could only tell him the reason why he knows Pete would understand, but there are always secrets in The Realms. And Azur, Simone’s mom, has caught Cody in a compromising position with her daughter, which is pretty scary considering what Azur really is in her free time. Life is tough in The Realms for a shape shifting wolf, and it just keeps getting tougher.
Mr. Grimm wants his daughter back. Raven kidnapped Angelica over eighteen years ago. The vampire ruler holds her as hostage, blackmailing Grimm to do his bidding with the threat of "turning" her. Mr. Grimm has witnessed an event. He believes with the help of Azur, the fire demon and Cody, the shape shifter, he might finally rescue his daughter. The team of three must travel through the many portals of The Realms; through the land of the Yeti, across the sands of the Pharaohs and into the stronghold of the Minotaur. But, will the rescue of Angelica mean the death of one of Cody's pack? Simone has been left alone, unprotected.
Cody has moved into Simone’s apartment now that she is gone. There is a problem, the place is haunted by a pooka, poltergeist or house elf… or is it? Simone has found herself trapped in another dimension of The Realms. Cody must risk everything to rescue her. When he becomes a prisoner in his own personal hell, will Simone be able to find him and bring him back from the darkness into the light?
Enjoy this prequel to the Shifting books of the Twin Cities Series. Meet Charles, Simone’s father and the last of the Light-Bearers. An elf/man who balances the good in The Realms against the evil of the vampire ruler, Raven. Find out how Charles and Azur, the fire demon, met and fell in love. Across the many worlds of The Realms, and for better or worse, these two must find a way to live among the vampires in the wake of death and destruction.