Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Teen #YA #Shifter #Fiction: AKASH, The P.A.W.S. Saga Book 8 by Debbie Manber Kupfer

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AKASH, The P.A.W.S. Saga Book 8


Jenny is devastated. Her daughter, Lucinda, has been stolen. In desperation she flies out into the night to search for her.

Jamie also looks for Lucinda. But his search brings him in contact with someone from the past, someone he’d rather never see again.

Andrew’s past is also rearing its head. And with it a strange, restless spirit that whispers his name—Akash.

The P.A.W.S. Saga continues with Akash.

AKASH, The P.A.W.S. Saga Book 8



Deep in the battlefield Akash lay. He’d been lying in the same spot for twenty years, waiting. Today was the day, he could feel it. The war raged around him. He loved the glorious smell of death and flames. He longed to be part of it all.

But to emerge he needed a host or else he’d be nothing but a single spark. True, if the spark hit just so, the fire could be glorious. But once it was out he’d be gone. Spent.

No, in order to thrive, to travel, to fill the world with his glorious fiery children he’d need someone to carry him.

He understood that this first carrier would only be temporary. That the real host that would bring him his glory was far in his future, but in the meantime he needed a temporary host, one that would not be missed. He ranged out with his mind, which despite its decades of lying dormant was still prodigious.

Not that one; he was caring for a puppy back at camp. Too weak! Or that one—he had promised his mother that he’d come back from the war safe and sound. That one, he had a family back home for sure, but it was a new family that he’d not grown properly attached to.

Akash observed the man, so young he was barely an adult, inexpertly step his way towards where the fire spirit was hidden in the ground.

“Come on,” he willed. “Just one more step.”

The explosion was glorious and Akash let out a sigh as he watched his flames rip the landscape. Now—he jumped and landed in the young man’s heart. He was home.

About the Author Debbie Manber Kupfer…

Debbie Manber Kupfer grew up in London and lived in Israel, before somehow ending up in St. Louis, where she works as a puzzle constructor, editor, and writer. She lives with her family including two very opinionated felines.

She is the author of The P.A.W.S. Saga and has short stories in several anthologies including Corvid-19, Fauxpocalypse, 13 Candles, Winter Wishes, and Stardust, Always. She is the editor of the Sins of Time horror anthology series. She also created the puzzle book, Paws 4 Logic together with her son, Joey.

She believes that with enough tea and dark chocolate you can achieve anything!

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Special Giveaway: Debbie will give away an ebook copy of  AKASH to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog. Good luck!

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Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your story with us!

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3 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Teen #YA #Shifter #Fiction: AKASH, The P.A.W.S. Saga Book 8 by Debbie Manber Kupfer”

  1. Good morning, Debbie, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I’m intrigued! This definitely doesn’t sound like your typical shifter novel. Thanks for sharing your new book with us today!

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