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Destruction (The December People Series #1) by Sharon Bayliss Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Destruction (The December People Series #1)



David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn’t a choice.

Eleven years ago, David’s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without. 

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David’s wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children. 

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.

My Review:

Sharon is a great writer. Her writing style is great. I love the world and the characters she has created with the series. I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. I love the twists and turns that she uses in telling the story of the Vandergraff family and their secrets. We are introduced to David Vandergraff who learns things with his family are not what they seem to be.  He’s learning that his past isn’t what he thought it was. I would highly recommend it to readers who love a good book that involves wizards. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Author Bio

Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.

You can find out more about her and her books here.

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#AtoZChallenge: Minotaur


This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂


Today’s lucky creature comes from Greek mythology once again. It’s the Minotaur.  It’s rumored that the Minotaur had the head of a bull on the body of a human man. Asterion was the proper name used for the minotaur in Crete. The name was shared with King Minos foster father. The minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus. To read more about the minotaur check out the wiki page here.

Image source Minotaur Wikipedia page



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