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Book By Author:  Sandra R Campbell

Dark Migration
 Dark Migration
 1484858808 978-1484858806

Seanna Raines is on a journey of self-discovery. Only her search does not include college applications or finding a cool summer job. After killing Samuel Bolvayne, the ‘man’ she fears and loves, Seanna is not looking for who she is, but rather what she will become.


Samuel spent countless lifetimes trying to forge a companion like himself, but his previous attempts were considered failures. Until Seanna. She is his first true success… and his ultimate undoing. Now, without Samuel to guide her, Seanna is lost. To survive, she needs to find out what her transformation means: super strength, the ability to smell human emotions, and an ever-increasing need to devour human souls.


Seanna travels to Samuel’s earthly homeland, along the coast of South Africa, in search of answers. Here, she encounters several of his failed experiments, who claim to know the truth. These abominations lead her into a sinister world of chaos and destruction, where the birthplace of evil is revealed.

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A supernatural twist between a creator and his creation!


Are you afraid of the dark?  Dark Migration starts out with Seanna Raines reliving her memories of a fresh killing. The story begins with a twist and keeps you on your toes the whole time.  Seanna is not your average girl.  She was created by Samuel whom she killed by sucking out his soul and then gained the souls of everyone he in turn killed.  The question is, did she kill in self defense and will she kill again?  Unfortunately, her body is starting to crave souls with greater intensity.  Her guilt about the metamorphosis she is going through and killing her “maker” create conflicting emotions.  She is not sure whether she loved Samuel in the true sense of the word and her fears drive her on a journey to find out more about her own creation and Samuel’s past.  Her Dark Migration is fascinating and Sandra R. Campbell, the author, leads the reader into this adventure with ease.

Campbell forms visuals with words effortlessly and weaves a storyline that is scary.  She creates a tension with her unique characters that immediately captures interest.  The plot is a dark fantasy lover’s dream come true.  The humour, budding sexual awareness, experimentation, and growth that Seanna experiences engages the reader more and more throughout the novel.  The introduction of secondary characters is seamless.

Seanna’s struggles take her to South Africa where she uncovers more of Samuel’s history.  It is dark and, as she meets more of his creations, she realizes there are no easy answers to her confusing emotions.  Not just emotions, but something is changing deep inside her through this journey.  Not only does she discover that Samuel has made more than one creation, but meeting them and trying to survive leave her with a terrifying choice. 

As Seanna continues her migration into darkness, she struggles with her humanity and realizes that there are people she cares deeply about.  Will she retain that humanity or will her natural instincts turn her?  You will have to read this treat to find out.  This is an author that needs to hit the reading radar in a big way. Dark Migration is a fabulous novel and I am anxiously awaiting the sequel to find out what happens next!

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Sandra Campbell Author:  Sandra R Campbell


Sandra R. Campbell lives along the tranquil waters of the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and weight challenged cat. She can trace her passion for the macabre back to reading Edgar Allen Poe as a child, with her pet crow, Big Fellow, by her side. She has since submerged herself in a wide range of dark literature. An avid thrill seeker, Sandra is always looking for her next big adrenaline rush, and when spelunking, climbing, diving and monster hunting fails to deliver, she turns to the creation of through-the-rabbit-hole worlds and sends her characters on their own adventures. Sandra is an active member of the Maryland Writers’ Association, director of a MWA critique group, and also the founder and co-author of