Shadows at Sunset: Book 1 of the Sunset Trilogy

Shadows at Sunset: Book 1 of the Sunset Trilogy

by Tonya Royston

ASIN: B0137VUD96

Publisher Black Opal Books

Published in Science Fiction & Fantasy/Fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children & Teens (Young Adult), Literature & Fiction

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25 cents for every print and ebook copy sold will be donated to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

Book Description


Laken Sumner isn’t your average teenager. Ever since she realized that wild animals could hear her thoughts, she’s spent more time in the woods with them than with other children. Even her wolf is a better friend to her than most people. She trusts him—so much so that she follows him out into the wilderness in the middle of the night to find a lost little boy. But the boy’s disappearance is only the beginning.

Sample Chapter

Only a few weeks ago, my town had felt so safe. No one even locked their doors, until now…

“Dakota!” I called, scrambling to my feet. I stood right where I was, watching and listening, but only silence and darkness loomed.

The back door opened, and I spun around to see Noah walking toward me with my gray fleece in his hands, his denim jacket now covering his maroon shirt. “Sorry that took so long. I made a quick visit to your bathroom.” He abruptly stopped halfway across the patio, concern sweeping through his eyes when his gaze settled on me. “Where’s Dakota? What happened? I was only gone for a minute.”

“There.” I turned around and raised my arm to point at the woods. “I saw something, no, I mean someone. Someone was out there.”

I didn’t hear Noah's footsteps, but I felt him behind me when he approached. “What are you talking about?”

“I saw a shadow, and it wasn’t a moose or a deer or a bear. It was human,” I told him, my eyes glued to the dark woods.

A loud snarl pierced the silence. Another one ripped at it, and the image of the golden-eyed wolf sinking its teeth into Dakota flashed through my mind. The snarls and growls of what could only be two wolves out for each other’s blood grew louder in the distance. They continued for a minute, and then a sharp, pain-filled yelp cut through the air like a knife, followed by an eerie silence.

“Dakota!” I screamed, feeling as though my heart had been shattered into a million pieces. Panic lodged in my throat nearly choking me, and I took off running for the woods, determined to find him no matter how far I had to go.


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Author Profile

Tonya Royston

Tonya Royston

Tonya lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, son, two dogs and two horses. Although she dreamed of writing novels at a young age, she was diverted away from that path years ago and built a successful career as a Contracts Manager for a defense contractor in the Washington, DC area. She resurrected her dream of writing in 2013 and hasn’t stopped since the first words of The Sunset Trilogy were unleashed. Shadows at Sunset, Book 1 of The Sunset Trilogy, is her first novel.

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