by Paula Williams
When the beautiful 18-year-old Trinidad is swept ashore on a beach in California, she’s rescued by handsome human Rick Larsen. She remembers nothing of her past, but Rick knows she’s a Daystealer. Daystealers are Nadirians, immortal beings who ensure their immortality by stealing time from humans—every day they steal from a human buys them another day of eternity. Dismayed and confused, Trinidad runs off to San Francisco, where blind instinct leads her home. There she finds her people massacred and her brother—the only one who can tell her who and what she really is—missing. Guided only by the mysterious message he left behind, Trinidad sets out to defeat the dark forces that threaten to kill her brother, enslave humankind, and destroy the Nadirian race. Caught between the love of sexy Nightstealer Saba and the stalwart Rick, surrounded by enemies seen and unseen, Trinidad must battle rogue humans, crossbreed wraiths, and Nadirian traitors to save what’s left of the world. Who she trusts will determine whether she dies—or lives forever.
STEALERSAGA novels are not merely fanciful creations of the mind. In developing a race with history, mores, and gods, I’ve delved into a myriad of interests and odd bits of trivia–from brain research of memory loss, the monogamous nature of the Wandering Albatross, and the life cycle of an immortal jellyfish to Ancient Egyptian mythology, powerful symbols and amulets, and the practices of Mongolian shamans. During your journey with Trinidad, you’ll travel across the globe through a variety of cultures and terrains, and in this blog, I want to share that world’s creation. These thoughtful musings, snippets of song and literature, and curious (and sometimes terrifying) images will widen the curtain into the Stealer world, a world I’m afraid might be our possible future.