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Hello and welcome to the fantastical imaginings of Thanna A.Setliff.  Here you are likely to find anything from random thoughts to blogs about books and interviews with authors and characters.  Fasten your seat belts because its a wild ride!  I have a wicked imagination and I love to share it with others! 

I was born 6 hours before Halloween and my Daddy said that didn’t fool him a bit, he knew I was a witch.  With both parents being avid readers, Momma of romance and both she and Daddy, of fantasy and science fiction, it is no wonder I write paranormal romance.  I am a reader of most genres and would like to branch out to several in the future. 

My first and current book, Defying Darkness, Book One in the series, Worlds of Darkness is available at Amazon.

The time is now, the place is New York, New York.  He’s Scottish and two thousand twenty-seven years old.  She’s Irish and six hundred odd years old.

Thanna test full sizeDefying Darkness is a paranormal romance full of intrigue, drama and a dash of hilarity.

Máire is being stalked by her Sire, a serial killer unequaled who is using new, otherworldly powers.  She, and her former pack, is also being hunted by Vahmpyr ranger, Dorian, whom she mistakenly thinks is an Archangel sent to punish them.  Dorian is rapidly attracted to and perplexed by Máire; how does a Master damned retain its soul?–or is it a ploy to capture him?  When she leads Dorian into an ambush, he thinks he has his answer, but then the starving vampire uses precious energy to save him.  Now she won’t survive teleporting, necessary to elude her Sire, unless Dorian feeds her.  Could that make him damned?  She’ll die if he doesn’t.

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Hello and welcome to the inner mechanisms of a phantasmagorically oriented mind. I have only two weekly posts, Writing Tips Wednesday and  Friday Flash Fiction. I post interviews, author and character. I have yet to review a book, but I have plans to do that in the future.

I am the author of a series called Worlds of Darkness, with “Defying Darkness” as Book one, a prequel named “In Darkness Shining” and a Book Two in the works, “Stalking Darkness.” I hope to have Book Two completed by December 2016. This a series about powerful hybrid human and Vahmpyree (Dimensional traveler who supplement their diet with blood) beings who are called Vahmpyrs. Vahmpyrs are born whereas the Vydi, or Damned, are vampires who were jealous of Vahmpyreen powers and made a pact with Satan to obtain them. Vahmpyrs are sworn to rid our world of them. In the future there will be Fae and Wheirs (humanoid animal shapeshifters), as well as Wytchlings (born magik practitioners) and other paranormal creatures. They will all be needed to defend our world against the threat uncovered in “Defying Darkness”, Book One. While “In Darkness Shining” and future books are formatted by my tech wizard sister, Pixie Setliff Skeen, I am eternally grateful for Claire Plaisted and her Indie publishing company, Plaisted Publishing House, for sponsoring my first book. Without her, “Defying Darkness” would not have happened.

My 4.8 rated debut novel, Defying Darkness is for sale at

myBook.to/DefyingDarkness   (Amazon) and https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/611219


Also, I write for a group that is Markie Jordan-Madden’s brainchild and published by her Indie company, Metamorph Publishing. The Gems of Sisterhood is women writing for women. I am pleased to announce she has accepted two short stories, one for the Gems of Strength and one for Gems of Gratitude. “Combustion” is for Gems of Strength and due out May 30th, 2016. It is paranormal, psychological thriller with an arsonist who escalates in crime. “Oh Baby!” is for Gems of Gratitude and a contemporary female/female romance with a baby involved and news of the death of an estranged mother. It is due in November 2016.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Gems-Strength-Sisterhood…/…/B01CDJ784G

Smashwords: http://geni.us/2nus

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=pw6fCwAAQBAJ

Google Books: https://books.google.com/books/about?id=pw6fCwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gems-of-strength…/1123461723

ITunes: http://geni.us/1AyZ

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I hope to work with an anthology by a favorite group of mine, “Author-4-Author” on Facebook in the near future. Author-4-Author: A Virtual Group for  is Savannah Morgan’s brainchild. The anthology will be published and headed by Claire Plaisted and Zorha Edwards will be the graphic artist. Stay tuned for news on this front.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/427464670759751/ (Author-4-Author)

I also have project that is my own brain child and headed by me. I am eternally grateful for Markie Jordan-Madden’s donation of editing for and publishing for it. It is a project spearheaded by my group Order of the Light, which is publishing stories spotlighting mental illness in tasteful and sensitive manner. You will find they are heroes, love interests, regular people and paranormal beings–All manner of protagonists. What you will NOT find is an antagonist with the mental disorder of the month. This is an annual project, the first of which is a collection of romantic poems, short stories and novellas by various authors, some of which, myself included are intimately acquainted with  mental illness–Either by being a suffer, like I am, or by knowing one. The proceeds to the first book, “Stigma Spectrum”, are 1OO% donated to a mental health charity, voted on by members of the Order of the Light. If you are an author or poet who is called to this project send a request to Order of the Light on Facebook. “Stigmata Spectrum” is due out October 3rd, 2016. I am chief beta reader and editor of the project and have 3 contributions to it. a novella and 2 poems. The novella is “Painting With Emotions” and the poems are “Manic Depression” and “The Heart Yearns.” My sister Pixie Setliff Skeen, is a poet and submitting her works as well.
Next year’s anthology will be a collection of fantasy works, poems, short stories and novellas with mentally ill protagonists.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/958319480931137/ (Order of the Light)

I also have a children’s book I’m working on for my niece that features a human teenager befriending a vampire teenager whose mother has mysteriously disappeared. More on that as it evolves. I hope to have this done by March 2016. I hope to write other children’s books as well.

All of the covers to books that I publish, and “Defying Darkness” are done by the fantabulous Julie Nicholls. I highly recommend her. www.julienicholls.com

More on my endeavors as they develop. Thank you for your interest in myself and my works and have a FANTABULOUS day!!

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