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Do you believe in legends? Enter the world of the Cyokiana…the tribe of the beasts…if you dare.

Thrilling Fantasy novel that will keep readers guessing with every
turn of the page!

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Fragments of legends can be found in the past, present & future. It is the responsibility of the elders to pass those legends on to each generation. But as time passes, some legends fade & are forgotten.
Bloodlines may become lost, or even extinct. Perhaps that is for the best.

Nestled in the small town of Sun Valley, Idaho lives a family with a dangerous secret, and a deadly past…

Collette’s ethereal features are the constant source of her discontentment and alienation from others. But on her tenth winter, her parents unexpectedly bring home two unusual puppies, whom she instantly feels an enigmatic, unbreakable bond with. Plus, she senses that her very existence, her mortal heart and soul, is intertwined with theirs in some way.

When Collette’s eighteenth winter is upon her, she learns of the curse that was placed upon her family’s tribe, the disgraced Cyokiana…the tribe of the beasts. Worse yet, her parents expect her to believe that she will become the creature of legend due to their transgressions against the Great Spirits of their people.

Despite the destiny that she supposedly faces, Collette becomes dangerously close to the ruggedly handsome Bryce Chatterton, whom she shares a love of the outdoors with. But when Bryce encounters a mysterious, old Indian woman making peculiar warnings, he suspects that something is terribly off about Collette’s family, and their beloved dogs – they are not what they appear to be…

On Christmas Eve, with the silver moonlight of the Great Spirits guiding her fate, the legend becomes reality. And her lust for vengeance cannot be quelled.

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“…I like the deeply integrated Native American history as it gives the story a substantial sense of historical intrigue. There’s a clear, significant message about empathy and respect towards Mother Nature and animal rights as well as being confident and comfortable in your own skin. Overall, Raasch’s 18th Winter is a solid read and the ending will definitely excite readers for the sequel.” Lit Amri for Reader’s Favorite
“…a fantasy fiction story that will appeal to wildlife lovers & outdoor enthusiasts…”
“…Very talented story teller. I felt as if I was right there amongst the folks in the book…”
“…I admire the passion & love the author communicates for all living things, & how as humans we have a moral obligation to care for the animals in our lives. We are all spiritual beings that all share the emotions of pain, happiness & fear. I was captivated until the end…”
“…Funny how many times a day your characters touch my thoughts…”
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—–>>>>Paperback copies have been donated to the following:
Marshall Public Library – Pocatello, ID; The Community Library – Ketchum, ID
Juniper Library – Grand Lake, CO; Brown County Library – Green Bay, WI;
Smoky Hill Library – Aurora, CO; Challis Public Library – Challis, ID;
Towerpoint RV Resort Library – Mesa, AZ