Published: TERMS of Derangement is on Amazon

Cover Design by Noah Flaherty

TERMS of Derangement is published on Amazon. What more is there to say, other than thank you, to all my beta readers, those who have been reading each week online and my wonderful team. This is a story of intrigue, religion clashing with race, shape shifters, steampunk AU on the edge of the industrial revolution, and vampires. I hope you enjoy reading about young were leopard Telos and Enforcer Jarvis as much as I enjoyed getting to know them and telling their story.

It’s been a long week: new job, great family news and I’ve been setting up to publish all week. I shall now pour myself some spiked eggnog, put up my feet and go to sleep.

Well, actually no. I’m in Starbucks, drinking coffee, working on TERMS of Defilement and TERMS of Denouncement and writing to my street team, and readers that yes, the day is finally here. The first episode of Telos and Jarvis’s story is officially published in book form.

Here’s the synopsis. Thank you to everyone who read and reviewed the earlier versions:

The Royal Enforcers protect the land of Saxony from pirates, vampires and the like. Their strict code of loyalty to the Crown includes executing any Night Children found within the empire. Lord Jarvis, a Royal Enforcer driven by justice, is grateful to the Crown and the Church for saving his life as a child. However, his years of service to both have left him with more blood on his hands than peace in his mind.

Telos, a young feline shape shifter, is tossed on a Saxony beach by a warlock. As he hides in the cobblestone streets of the capital, he fears for his life, being what he is – a Night Child, a creature not entirely human. Discovered by Lord Jarvis, Telos is given a choice – a death to end his miserable existence or begging for mercy from a man known as a mass executioner.

Faced with both Telos’s innocence of spirit and the Queen’s brutal command, Lord Jarvis must fight with more than his sword to maintain a remnant of his soul.

While I’m being grateful, I need to pass on a note of thanks to Michael Stackpole. Reading his books inspired me as a young person to tell stories and listening to his podcast taught me how to tell a story to the end, properly. Also, sincere regards towards the Self Publishing Podcast with Johnny, Sean and Dave. They’re my kind of crazy and have taught me so much.

All right, enough of author notes. Go enjoy Terms of Derangement and please, leave a review, either on Amazon or Goodreads.

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2 Responses to Published: TERMS of Derangement is on Amazon

  1. Petra says:

    Years ago I had started reading this story. But I never got to finish it and I would love to read it again. It might be my country or I don’t know but is there a way to republish this story so I can read it? I would love to finish it. It took me a while to remember enough to find you and this book again, and during this time I might have gotten a bit obsessed. I tried amazon, kobo and other places. Hope you can help 🙂

    • Ciara Darren says:

      Hi Petra! Thank you for enjoying this story. I had a health crisis and ended up pulling the story down so I could do it right. It’s being published as The UnChosen series in the next few weeks, with even more depth and better editing + new covers. The first novela will focus on Jarvis and his mentor and is titled A General’s Claim. Then the main story of Terms of Derangement, expanded and continued, will be titled The Queen’s Enforcer, also due out this year before Christmas. My email is if you would like to be on the list to be notified when it’s released.

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