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D.M. Cain is a dystopian and fantasy author working for Creativia publishing. She has released three novels: The Phoenix Project - a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future, Soren – a middle-grade fantasy, and A Chronicle of Chaos – the first in a dark fantasy series. She is currently working on the next novel in the series, 'The Shield of Soren', and a novella entitled ‘Genesis of Light’.

D.M. Cain is also a member of the International Thriller Writers and one of the creators and administrators of the online author group #Awethors. Her short story ‘The End’ was published in Awethology Dark – an anthology by the #Awethors.

Cain worked in Japan for two years teaching English and now lives in Leicestershire, UK, with her husband and young son. She spends her time reading, writing and reviewing books, playing RPGs and listening to symphonic metal.


Science Fiction
Teen & Young Adult


David Hailwood

A very intriguing plot, and I love all the symbols on the shield. I must learn more!

J.W. Garrett

Love this intriguing cover. Can't wait for more from this author!

Peter North

This is clever writing and a clever story. Calling a hero Chaos is a clue to what is to follow. Conflict and suspense and surprising twists. Complicated world and some not so very nice characters. I love a baddie - demons taking human form to do what? Well you'll have to get it to find out! A great read

Andrew Mackay

I love this cover. A thrilling and traditional concept - love going old skool!

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The Shield of Soren - Chapters 1, 2 and 3 preview

Ten-year-old Soren Nitaya's marked talent makes him the youngest soldier ever to become an apprentice to the legendary warrior, Raven Lennox. As a prince of Alcherys, he will be expected to fight in the eternal war against the Brotherhood of Shadow when he reaches sixteen.
But is the young prince up to the task when he's more interested in causing mischief than in mastering weapons?

When one of Soren’s adventures goes off course, he unwittingly unleashes a deadly threat. It appears that an age-old prophecy is finally coming to pass, and Soren and his family must take a perilous journey deep into their enemy's land. Does Soren have what it takes to save his country before the Brotherhood destroys everyone and everything he loves?



The Phoenix Project - Chapters One and Two preview

Winner of the Kindle Book Review Best Sci-Fi Novel of 2016

As violence and terrorist attacks become more prevalent, the world descends into chaos. Outraged by the lawlessness, citizens demand a harsher penal system, and the Phoenix Project is born. In prisons across the country, inmates fight to the death in a weekly bloodbath while the nation cheers them on.

Raven Kennedy, a prisoner who has never forgiven himself for his unspeakable crime, struggles against his own guilt and self-loathing. But even as the real war rages on within himself, Raven is forced to battle some of the prison's most ruthless killing machines.

Fighting for his life and a chance for redemption, can Raven survive long enough to unravel the anger and regret that shackle him - and find the forgiveness he seeks?



10-year-old Soren is the prince of Alcherys, a land that has been at war for hundreds of years. One day, he will lead his people into battle against the kingdom of Meraxor and their deadly leader—Vincent Wilder.

Soren should be training to become a soldier, but he is more interested in causing trouble with his trusty fox cub, Dash. When one of Soren and Dash’s mischievous adventures goes wrong, they unleash a deadly virus. It appears that an age-old prophecy is finally coming to pass, and Soren and his family must take a perilous journey deep into their enemy's land.

Can Soren fulfill his destiny or will the virus destroy him first?


The End: a thrilling short story

Wayne Dixon, a middle-aged bachelor, is cursed by voices echoing inside his head. They tell him that soon the world will end. It is his duty to the human race to tell as many people as possible that the end is approaching, but nobody will listen to him.

As the end gets nearer, will he convince them to join him or will they all be doomed?



A Chronicle of Chaos - Prologue and Chapter One preview

In a world ravaged by war, the paths of two warriors are about to cross with world-changing consequences.

Chaos is a soldier of The Children of the Light, and fights in the name of destiny, honor and glory. Arrogant and headstrong, he believes he is the strongest warrior in the land, until a fateful coincidence puts him at the mercy of the demon Anathema.

The two strike up an intense rivalry, but their obsession to destroy one another only leads them closer together. When the forces of Light and Dark collide, where will their loyalties lie?