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A Reason to Live

Enter the world of the Shadowdance with a free ebook!

A vampire plagued by the evil of her unlife receives a chance for redemption.

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About the Book

Illyana Dakanova witnessed true evil during her unlife as a vampire. She had sometimes been the root of that evil.

Then Adriana, the vampire Illyana loved like a daughter, leaves her for a fool’s errand of vengeance. Illyana’s guilt becomes too great to bear.

She tries suicide-by-Japanese-mobster.

But a Knight of Vyntari intervenes, offering Illyana a way to win back her daughter’s love and to absolve some of her guilt.

However, the offer will drag both Illyana and her daughter into the secret war between supernatural creatures they know as the Shadowdance.

“A Reason to Live” is a free ebook short story that takes place a few months before the events of By Virtue Fall.

If you’ve read By Virtue Fall, this story provides insight into the motivations of the characters within with minor spoilers.


Welcome to the “Shadowdance” urban fantasy saga. More action, less paranormal romance.

Series: "Shadowdance" saga, Book 1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tags: "Shadowdance" Saga, action/ adventure, horror, urban fantasy
Publisher: Wooden Shed Creative
Publication Year: 2017
Format: eBook
List Price: Free!
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About the Author
Mark Wooden

Mark Wooden is a  SYFY Wire Fan Creator, a filmmaker with his horror short film Where the Heart Bleeds, and a podcaster with his Thoughts From the Shed podcast on filmmaking and writing.

His chief love is writing. A short story from his "Shadowdance" action/ urban fantasy series, Fall to Grace, was a quarterfinalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest.

Mark draws inspiration from vampire slayers Anita Blake and Blade; Batman and X-Men comic books; and action epics 24 and anything by John Woo. He'd be remiss if he didn't mention an assassin named Elektra.

Mark passes the time with table-top role-playing games and his day job as a video camera switcher.

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