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My given name is Veronica, but all my friends call me Vernie. You're welcome to do that too! I'm a genre-bridging author who blends elements of dark fantasy, tender romance, and the spiritual journey. The first two books of my four-part epic fantasy series Coin of Rulve are now available in both print and ebook editions, and so is my short story collection Night Cruiser.

Dark Twin:

Coin of Rulve Book Two NOW AVAILABLE!

Teller: damaged, driven, defiant
Liasit: dares to demand he choose his true name
“A richly-imagined tale of the struggle between the persistence of goodness and the corruption of power within the heart of a single youth—an absorbing follow-up to Blood Seed, the first book in the series.”---Debra Doyle, PhD, co-author of Knight's Wyrd, winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
“Firmly rooted in the fantasy genre yet laced with elements of intrigue, political purpose, and moral and ethical issues, Dark Twin is especially recommended for readers who like their fantasies complex and thought-provoking.” ---D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.
What readers are saying:
“Wow! Just wow!”… “Pacing, action, tension, conflict: it’s all here”…“I don’t often read fantasy, but I’d read this entire series straight through.”…“full of raw emotion”…“I can’t wait to read the next two books!”…written by “a master of description who keeps all five senses a-tingle.”

Blood Seed:

Coin of Rulve Book One

The must-read novel that launches the series!

Sheft—maligned, hunted, chosen.
Mariat—the woman determined to save him.
The first volume of the powerful new fantasy series Coin of Rulve
"An impeccable read with a troubled hero and highly imagined mysterious entities that are sure to attract and engage readers on many levels. Highly recommended."--Eishinas Reviews
"Fans of destiny-style plots and unbreakable romances are sure to love the deep and intimate moments between Sheft and Mariat, and the harrowing challenges which they face in staying together despite the odds. I’d definitely recommend Blood Seed to readers who enjoy dark fantasy settings, but who still prize romantic fiction above all else. You won’t be disappointed."---Readers Favorite
What readers are saying:
"A potent mix of fantasy, romance, and intrigue"..."riveting, beautifully rendered piece with stunning depth" ..."sweetly erotic and full of delightful creepiness"..."a new approach to this genre"..."fascinating concept and intriguing characters."

To order digital, click here.   For print, click here.

Night Cruiser:

Short Stories about Creepy, Amusing or Spiritual Encounters with the Shadow

"Sometimes the things that go bump in the night tell us more about us than what's going on around us. Veronica Dale's compilation of ten short and sometimes spooky stories covers a lot of ground - from outright sci-fi to dealing with our fears in the dark." ---Goodreads Review
"A slim volume  capturing the world wide web zeitgeist with the zeal and terror of Kafka."--- Cynthia Harrison, author of Blue Lake romance series
"The story 'Advent' is an exceptional piece of writing which is worth buying this collection for just to read it"...."'Sealing the Deal' is hysterically funny! I love the whole bit."...Clever and imaginative writing"...."Fun, spooky, and strange"..."a joy to read"..."My favorite story is One Level Down. Don't read this if you're home alone!"..."'Persons of Marred Appearance' is innovative, creative, and full of compact meaning." 

 Click on the "Night Cruiser" tab above to learn more, or you can go directly to where it is available at Amazon, Nook, and in lots of other formats!

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