Diana Murdock


Twice Upon a Time, an Anthology


What if the stories and fairytales you were told as a child were all lies?  What if Happily Ever After was never meant to be?

I have the great honor to be part of Twice Upon A Time, An Anthology.  This is a collection of popular fairy tales that have been taken apart, twisted, and retold in ways you could never imagine. My story, along with 40+ others, are included in this collection.

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“Fire is your element, Alyx.”  Mom carefully set up a candle on the floor between us.  “You’ll learn to harness its energy easier than you will the other elements…”

Developing her talent to manipulate the elements could be easy.  It should be easy, but Alyx instead chooses to turn her back on her tragic past and her family’s talent and just be a “normal” teen.

But once a fire is lit, its energy never dies.  It burns away ignorance, allowing truth to shine through.

And when that happens in the face of the solstice, when Alyx opens up and allows that fire to burn, she becomes a magnet for much bigger things… and bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better…

When high school wrestler, Seth Thompson, shows up to school with another soul riding shotgun, Alyx’s fire burns brighter, and it has nothing to do with how hot Seth really is…

Alyx’s journey started long before she landed in Sandpoint, Idaho, but was the road that led her to cross paths with Seth destined, or merely a coincidence? SOULSTICE is a companion novella to SOULED.

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One boy… One girl… One 1500-year-old soul hell bent on coming between them… permanently.

The lure of having it all is strong, and when 17-year-old Seth is given the opportunity, how can he say no? And why should he? The way he saw it, he had everything to gain. But when he unknowingly invites another soul to share his body, Seth discovers that not all power is good – especially when it was never his to wield. And when the soul reveals its true intentions, will Seth have the strength to fight it or would death be less painful?

But love is a powerful force, and despite everything, Dani knows that the boy she fell in love with is hiding somewhere behind the darkness in his eyes, and she’s not about to give up so easily.

Enter the most unlikely ally Dani will ever know – dark, misfit, and totally misunderstood Alyx, who has her own secrets she’d rather no one know about.

Time is running out and Seth is quickly losing control. Dani must rely on the truth in her heart – and Alyx – to pull the dark force out of Seth. But will the power of love and faith be enough to conquer evil? Or is it too late for both of them?

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SOULED is a finalist in the Reward of Novel Excellence awards for Best YA Paranormal of 2012!


LADY CATHERINE has it all, including a handsome knight whose love for her knows no bounds. Though secretly holding out for passionate love, she consents to wed this knight, a man she loves no more than she could a brother. But a chance meeting with a devastatingly handsome merchant shakes the foundation of her world, causing her to act and think in ways she never thought possible.

ERYN REXFORD has a fairy tale life. Passionate love, though, she learns to live without, until dreams spark memories of a life lived long ago and of a man whose love promises to follow her through time. Eryn recognizes a whisper of that promise in the eyes of a handsome stranger who stays close enough for her to notice, but not close enough for her to remember.

TWO WOMEN, born centuries apart, accept their lives without passion. Until, that is, a chain of events complicates things in ways they never imagined, all because of one man’s love for a woman…a love that crosses through centuries to find her again.

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