C.E. Clayton

Teaser Chapters For The Monster of Selkirk (Book I: The Duality of Nature)

Teaser Chapters For The Monster of Selkirk (Book I: The Duality of Nature) by C.E. Clayton
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fiction Fantasy, Fiction
For readers of:Fantasy, Terry Brooks, Susan Ee, Jeff Wheeler, Sarah J. Maas
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Print Length326
ISBN1546469680
PublisherDevilDog Press
Publication Date4/18/17
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

Monsters come in many forms, and not everyone knows a monster when they see one.

After three hundred years of monstrous, feral elves plaguing the island nation of Selkirk, everyone believes they know what a monster is. Humans have learned to live with their savage neighbors, enacting a Clearing every four years to push the elves back from their borders. The system has worked for centuries, until after one such purge, a babe was found in the forest.

As Tallis grows, she discovers she isn't like everyone else. There is something a little different that makes people leery in her presence, and she only ever makes a handful of friends.

But when the elves gather their forces and emerge from the forests literally hissing Tallis's name like a battle mantra, making friends is the least of her troubles. Tallis and her companions find themselves on an unwilling journey to not only clear her name, but to stop the elves from ravaging her homeland.

About the Author

Born and raised in Southern California, Chelscey (C.E. Clayton) has stayed within a 60 mile radius of Los Angeles her whole life, something she has been told is rather unique. She attended the University of Southern California for both her undergraduate studies and master's degree, specializing in Communication Management. Then one day, she moved to New Orleans with her husband, two cats, and her dog. Getting all 5 of them there from Los Angeles to New Orleans becoming an incredible adventure in and of itself.

Chelscey met her husband in high school, embarking on a journey that could best be described as "your grandparents love story". Meaning that she married her high school sweetheart, she has also been told that this is a terribly romantic story though it all seems rather common place to her. After they both finished college and began working, they got married and adopted 2 cats, because Chelscey's husband loves cats. Chelscey herself is more of a dog person, but it took them a bit longer to adopt a dog then it did the cats...

Once upon a time Chelscey also worked in the advertising industry. She worked on a wide variety of accounts, everything from fast food, to automotive, and video games. The latter of which was more of her passion as she had researched and written her master's thesis on if playing video games with your romantic partner helped or hurt the relationship (she found it did neither).

In case you haven't noticed by now, Chelscey is a proud nerd. She collects the Uncanny X-Men comic book series and plays video games. It made her uniquely qualified to work in the gaming industry on the advertising side of the business. And while she still loves gaming, she became disillusioned with the politics behind advertising and how it affected a medium she considers to have great creative potential. And while Chelscey has always been a passionate lover of writing and reading (particularly Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Historical Fiction) she never thought that she could turn her passion into a career. But opportunity rarely knocks more than once and Chelscey decided to answer the door, even without fully knowing what would lay on the other side.

Chelscey is also a big fan of tattoos (she has several herself) and dying her hair. Currently, Chelscey's favorite color was her ombre blue mermaid hair. She felt it was important for you to know this.

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