The Dark Kin by Daniel James Miller

Shapeshifters, vampires, small towns, crafty reporters, widows, politica and...teenagers.

The dark kin

Ellie Reed generally enjoyed being a journalist in the midwestern town in which she'd grown up. Living in the picturesque rural community, with its chatty and friendly neighbors, made for a setting where Ellie felt a genuine sense of both belonging and purpose for her young family. One would think that knowing the lay of the land and most of the folks in the area would be pretty handy resources for a news reporter to have at her disposal. And they might be...if she wasn't also a werewolf. Big secrets were hard to keep in a small town.


Being a widow, a full-time reporter and a werewolf were challenges in and of themselves, but none could compare to her toughest and most important responsibility; that of raising twin boys who were rapidly approaching their own very first Change, as the children were destined to become Shifters as well. Thankfully, she wasn't entirely alone in the mix. Even in the close-knit lakeside community other Shifters could be found living quietly, secretively alongside the more mundane members of society. Friends, both Shifter and human, help Ellie shoulder the burden of walking in two worlds. But to her, the juggling act was more than worth it. This was where she wanted her boys to grow up, where the preternatural and everyday could coexist.


But no community, no matter how special or insular it may be, is ever immune from terror. There were some monsters that could even scare the things that go bump in the night. Ancient malevolences. Truest and darkest evil. And it will take efforts on the part of both her communities to defend the people and place they hold most dear, as well as sacrifice.


Ellie will do what she must to make sure her boys were safe. They were her heart and her future. But did they have to start noticing girls now? Really??? Their timing could not possibly be worse.

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / General

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

Language: English


Word Count: 147,000

Sales info:

This is my first novel and I am just now getting it properly into the sales market.  My first translation is complete and I am now looking for a second.  I expect a solid 6-month performance window once all sales channels are launched and solid marketing begins.


I am actively interested in translation into German, Hindi, Japanese & Arabic

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated.
Already translated. Translated by Matteo Serrago
Already translated. Translated by Ronaldo de Matos Sartorio
Author review:
Working with Ronaldo de Matos Sartorio has been a pleasure. From the timeliness of translation to the ease of communication, I have come away from our first translation project knowing that I would happily work together again.
Already translated. Translated by Vanesa Jiménez Gámez

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