Welcome to guest author Joy Stroube

Joy D. Stroube is a full time author, artist, and psychology major. During periods of writers block, she tends to create graphic art for her business, Dreamscape Covers. Her idea for the business began, when she was frequently told by other authors that graphic artists were "too expensive." Since they she has dedicated herself to helping struggling authors. J.D and her business partner are determined to provide breathtaking graphic art that is affordable.
When she's not creating covert art for fellow authors, she is writing or editing one of her numerous novels or delving into her psychology books!
J.D. was first drawn to psychology in high school. She took a Psychology course and the teacher managed to inspire her. Since then, she gradually became aware of her natural ability towards counseling. That coupled with her overwhelming need to know and understand things, brought her to choose a long stretch of college until she completes her Doctorate degree. She then hopes to open her own practice to provide counseling for low income families and children. 

 Caged is a young adult series. However, adults have been known to enjoy it as well. The series is initially about witches, but branches off into a whole world of supernatural creatures! I intended the series to belong in the paranormal romance genre, but it also borders on urban fantasy. It is set in the modern world and raises issues that people face each day, while continuing to have a supernatural flair. Originally, the series was meant to be a trilogy, but has transformed into a quartet.
Already released: Caged in Darkness, Caged in Darkness:


 Special Edition, Caged by Damnation

Caged in Darkness :
A witch raised in a cage of darkness...

Savannah Cross was born into a life of isolation and abuse.
As a child, she witnessed her parents perform acts of malevolent evil,
and now feels permanently tainted by their dark deeds.

When a coven discovers a tear stricken child,
wounded on their elders lawn,
they offer her a sanctuary she has never known. Savannah spends the next several years shattered,
continuously looking over her shoulder,
waiting for the darkness to claim her.

On her 16th birthday,
Savannah’s life takes a drastic turn.
She is consumed by overwhelming power
that forever alters her emotionally and physically.

She must choose between two loves;
the one who taught her to smile or the darkly seductive stranger
who tempts her towards another path.

Savannah must decide between the coven that was her haven
and another one vying for her initiation.
Just as Savannah begins to grasp what fate has in store for her,
an evil looms over her loved ones; coming to claim an unbreakable debt.

How will she survive the greatest evil she has ever witnessed… long enough to have a choice to make?

Savannah Cross has ascended,
overcome a prince of darkness,
and lost one whom she loved.
Her powers have become a liability in the wake of her shattered world.
Her rapid descent into a delusional vortex has made her unable to tell fantasy from reality.
She knows her visions cannot be real
and yet are as unquestionable as the air she breathes.
Her only solace is the demise of the evil that would have destroyed her loved ones,
but can evil ever truly die?

Willow watches as Savannah spirals into chaos,
but is unable to help.
She must answer Death’s ultimatum with one of her own.
How will she leave behind everything to embrace a sisterhood of immortals,
who do not accept her?

Savannah must pull herself from the dark void that has invaded her soul,
while Willow must learn to embrace the hell-hound within,
because an evil has awakened to avenge hell’s lost prince.

Will they be strong enough to face the wrath of hell?

Releasing this year: Caged in Spirit & Caged in Fire
Caged in Spirit :
A cry of war, the sound of battle.
The group of friends must find their mettle.
A prophecy rings through the night,
of the one who has the sight.
A melody has played a tune,
someone will come to claim them soon.
 Bloodshed and chaos, a trail of grief
The beginning of the end will rise from beneath.
The nine hells are circling their prey. Savannah's friends have no choice but to flee, placing their lives in the hands of those they thought to be the least trustworthy. The war of the heavens is upon them and the truth of Savannah's conception may shake the foundation of all.
Blood is on their hands, the stench of decay corrupts everything they come into contact with and the betrayal of one of their own is imminent. It acts as a cloud over their heads; an infection sinking through to their souls.
What they thought they knew was a deception, calculated to draw their eyes away from what is important. How can they accept one another, when even their reflection is marred with imperfections, created by a mirage of  emotions. Everything is a lie. No one can be trusted.
The Draconian's, Hellhounds, and covens must put aside their differences to prevent pools of blood and chaos. The differences of these individuals may make or break their spirits.

Come back next week to read about J. D Stroube's other series 

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