Meet Kaia Kyncaid: daughter, swordswoman, shapeshifter. Her animal form is a white wolf, a rarity in her world; she is the first in centuries and only the fourth ever born. More importantly, she is the child of a mixed species mating who survived her first transformation despite many children before her not being so fortunate.
Kaia paces as she waits to hear the fate of a close friend whose return from her own coming-of-age rite is imminent. Twenty-year-old Brenna is also a mixed species child, so Kaia’s curiosity to learn her friend’s animal form is shadowed by her anxiety regarding her friend’s survival. Waiting with her with much less worry is Brenna’s older brother, FitzWilliam “Fitz” Ballantyne.
Too soon Kaia’s world will be turned upside down and she’ll have to face her destiny. She’ll take Fitz with her on the journey, despite her best friend’s reputation as a scoundrel. In addition to being her sparring partner and a fierce gray wolf, Kaia knows he will always stand with her when trouble comes.
Along the way she’ll encounter witches and other creatures from myth, and a dangerous and charismatic man who struggles with his own dark destiny centered around his obsession with a woman he has never met — a child of prophecy, born of mixed lineage who possesses the spirits of wolf and tiger within her…
Start date: 1 November 2013
Date NaNoWriMo won: 29 Nov 2013
Word count to date: 50,536
Status: project currently on hold.
Project ~ Shifters — the novel’s inspiration board