Amber V. Dalcourt was convinced that her childhood home was haunted. Distorted visages made their presence known to those who dared stare at the hallway’s walls for too long. In a certain room, the constant sense of being watched by a malicious voyeur drove many guests to seek refuge from their discomfort. In the basement, the voice of an elderly man sowed confusion and discord. These experiences and more left a lasting impression and affected how she crafts the unsettling elements of her stories.
Amber drew on her occult heritage to conjure up demons, ghosts and things that go bump-in-the-night to fill the pages of her imaginary world. Later in life, she drew on the subtleties of human behavior to craft her demons influences and exploring her rules for magic and its effects.
She is a lover of modern sorcery, psychological character portrayals, epic battles between good and evil and the huge grey area that separates them.
She is writing two non-romantic dark fantasy projects:
- In Awakening Fractured Memories, you’ll delve into the recollections of the characters in the realm of The Awakening – each reliving a foundational event that set them on the course toward turning back the tide of evil.
- In Awakening: Prodigy, confronted with the impossibility of surviving the killing fields, school star athlete Seth Wright seeks the help of a Demon Hunter to train him for his service in the war. Instead, he meets Astral Daamon a surly teenage survivor of two demon raids, who is bent on breaking him. When a demon threatens to rise beneath their school, Seth has to accept that he’s in over his head or die trying to save his peers.
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