Carmella was fresh out of the University, starting her adult life with everything ahead of her. When she found a great house in her ancestral home of Window Rock, Arizona, she was thrilled. Everything seemed perfect, and she couldn’t wait to learn about the Navajo ways and her mother’s role in their life.
Shortly after she had discovered a mysterious book of spells in her home, Carmella opens herself up to something more sinister — a long deceased Navajo Skinwalker spirit and this witch-spirit wants to walk the Earth in a human's flesh again. The witch’s faithful servant stalks Carmella as he serves to satisfy his Mistress.
Day by Day. Step by step. Carmella falls prey to the darkness, and only the tribe can help her. With the support of her friends and the man that she loves, an ancient rite may be the only thing that can save her from the evil Skinwalker.
Dedra Stevenson is the author of The Hakima's Tale trilogy, Tales of the Lantern, Antar and Haider, and Magnolia Grove. Living in the Middle East had always provided Dedra with a great treasure of folklore and imaginative stories to gain inspiration from.
Carmella has been in her first home for about a month now, but she's no longer able to get a sound night's sleep. Each night, she experiences the presence of a dark entity.
The Skinwalker: Resurrection
Outside, a thunderclap startled Carmella as the storm built in intensity. She had just started to drift off and was almost ready to cry as she pulled the Afghan over her legs and curled herself into a fetal position on the sofa, trying desperately to sleep in spite of the fact that the lights were on. For many nights, she tried to sleep in her bed, with the lights off, but couldn't manage since the nightmares started. As the wind howled and the rain beat against the window, she slowly breathed in and out, hoping to drift off, and trying to remember less complicated times.