Broken is the first novel in a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series which has garnered more than 350 positive (4-star and 5-star) reviews at iTunes and Amazon across the first 4 installments and an average star rating of more than 4.1 stars.
Adri Paige is too busy dealing with the emotional fallout from losing half of her family to deal with boys. At least she thought so until the two most intriguing guys in her new school take an interest in her.
Both boys are gorgeous and blessed with obscene amounts of money. They should have the emotional depth of note cards, but instead display undercurrents she doesn’t fully understand. Rumors the pair destroys peoples’ livelihoods seem ludicrous until she gets caught in the crossfire and her family almost loses their home. She’s increasingly unsure either boy is really human, and their rivalry is rapidly turning deadly.
What the fans are saying:
I have come across some horrible writing and some rare gems. [Broken] is one of the rare gems. [The author’s] writing style is fast-paced, easy to read, full of imagery, and above all INTERESTING…[The author has] successfully broken through what is slowly becoming an over-used genre, for telling the same story over and over with werewolves and vampires. These shape shifters…are new and interesting with so much room to create the mythos that everyone else will use in their future stories; comparisons to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Stoker’s Dracula come to mind. –June Desmond
Two Thumbs up…and MORE!
The plot twists kept my interest and the ending made me want to run out and find as much of this author’s work as possible. –Mela
5 stars – Lost sleep and was late to work!
Seriously, I had to remind myself that Adriana wasn’t real and I couldn’t help her!…What a wonderful gift author Dean Murray has for creating and penning such likable characters…keep writing and refining; I will never abandon you! –Dr. Deb (Colorado)
5 stars – I loved it!
I read this book just after finishing Torn. Torn left me with a lot of questions, but Broken answered them all and left me wanting it to go on. It was interesting to be able to read this story and understand what was happening with the other characters because I had read Torn. It was a very interesting idea for the author to make these books the same story, and yet so different that they could almost stand alone. What a great talent! –Beth
Dean Murray is a fairly prolific author who has released 18 titles in the last two years across two different pen names. Dean has an estimated 100,000 copies of his work currently in circulation and shows no signs of slowing down.
Dean started reading seriously in the second grade due to a competition and has spent most of the subsequent three decades lost in other people’s worlds. After reading several local libraries more or less dry of sci-fi and fantasy, he started spending more time wandering around worlds of his own creation to avoid the boredom of the ‘real’ world.
Things worsened, or improved depending on your point of view, when he first started experimenting with writing while finishing up his accounting degree. These days Dean has a wonderful wife and daughter to keep him rather more grounded, but the idea of bringing others along with him as he meets interesting new people in universes nobody else has ever seen tends to drag him back to his computer on a fairly regular basis.