Author: Mark Wooden

The son of a sharecropper (not really), Mark Wooden has actively pursued the dream of being a Creative since his first epic kindergarten work, "Ne-Ne the Vampire Panda."

Though he prefers movies and comic books, Mark chose the novel as his creative outlet. They don't cost anything to write, don't have a budget and he is the only person who can slow his progress.

Mark uses his decade of experiences on the road as a video engineer to place human emotion into "Shadowdance," his urban fantasy conspiracy. He makes monsters human and, sometimes, makes humans monsters by examining stereotypes and reimaging them into new icons for the modern reader.

Through "Shadowdance," Mark allows readers to confront vampires, demons, werewolves and sorcerers from the comfort of an book.

"By Virtue Fall: A Song of the Shadowdance" is his first novel in the "Shadowdance" saga.

Look into the shadows and see horror in action.


By Virtue Fall - Shadowdance Saga Song #1

By Virtue Fall
  • Number: B008YEQ20Q
  • Release: 2013-12-19
  • Author: Mark Wooden
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Writer Geek Press
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Adriana was duped into killing her ancestors by the cult of female vampires who made her a

vampire and trained her as an assassin. This same cult corrupted her younger sister, turning her into one of them.

When the path of bloody vengeance goes cold, Adriana makes a deal with a sorcerer posing as a Hollywood bad boy actor. He will provide information on the cult if she retrieves for him  three magical shards.

Adriana sets out on this quest and encounters werewolves who may be her surviving ancestors and neo-Nazis who use the power of magic to further their supremacist agenda.

She also combats the Knights of Vyntari, warrior sorcerers who warn her that with the shards, the sorcerer will have the power to destroy the world. Is her vengeance, is her sister's salvation worth that?

"By Virtue Fall"  is the first song in the "Shadowdance" urban fantasy saga. It combines anime-style action, James Bond's exotic locales and "Godfather"-style intrigue within a dark conspiracy hatched by supernatural horrors. 

Look into the shadows and see horror in action.

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