Hunting The Five by Maria Violante
(The De la Roca Chronicles)

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It's a side of the southwest never glimpsed by mortal man - a heartless, barren outback riddled with ruthless demons. In its ignorance, humanity is powerless to stop these escapees from Hell and the havoc they create with their dark magic.

Good thing De la Roca isn't human.

A gunslinger with no memories of her previous life, she has fought for the last three hundred years on the forefront of a supernatural war, relying only on her wits, her reflexes, and her own demonic powers--all to pay for her own release from Hell.

The angels wouldn't send her in alone and unarmed, though; Alsvior, her gifted--if contrary--steed, and Bluot, a legendary revolver with an unquenchable blood-lust, have been with her every step of the way--along with a series of terrible nightmares that might hold the keys to her past.

Then, an angel appears with a bargain that seems to good to be true--five final targets, and she is free from her penance.

Quickly, she discovers that her old methods are not up to the task, and she's forced to team up with a mysterious gatekeeper and another mercenary--both of which need her for their own plans. With time running out, she has to figure out who to trust and who to kill, and fast, before she's demon-food.

With over a hundred pages of explosive action, breathtaking visual descriptions, and a host of shadowy players that will keep the reader guessing until the very end, HUNTING THE FIVE is Maria Violante's stunning debut to the De la Chronicles.


About Maria Violante

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After a major car accident caused her to seriously re-assess her priorities, Maria Violante quit her job as a desk-jockey and started to pursue one of her longest running dreams-writing.That decision was overly optimistic, and she wound up getting another job-but not before completing the rough draft of her first novel, Honda or Die, the mediocrity of which dooms it to remain on her hard drive until she can figure out how to bury it.Maria writes in several different genres of speculative fiction. Some of her releases include the demon-busting De la Roca Chronicles, the sci-fi clone romance New Humanity series, and the Shifting West books (romantic urban fantasy with shape-shifters in 1870's Nevada.) Whew!Her current projects include Seven Sacrifices-the third installment in the DLR chronicles, due for release soon-and an almost completed, yet-untitled urban fantasy that stars a female truck-driver who accidentally becomes part of a creature-hunting fraternity of Brothers.An inveterate traveler, all projects were at least partially written from the passenger seat of a 2011 International Prostar semi with a Chihuahua in the lap.
Published April 21, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 122 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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