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Guarding Light: Book 1 of the Dark Series trilogy


This book doesNOT end with a cliffhanger.

Jack Gard and Catlyn Lyte's budding romance begins in high school. Although Jack cares for Catlyn, he refuses to get into a relationship with Catlyn because of her age. Then Catlyn is assaulted, and her world is torn apart when Jack sides with his best friend, giving him an alibi. Devastated, Catlyn flees Newburgh, NY.

Twenty-five years later, someone is assaulting and killing young, African-American women in Chief of Detectives Jack Gard's hometown. Working against an escalating killer, Jack requests help from a special division of the FBI.

Enter Supervisory Special Agent Catlyn Lyte. She has always done her job well but is wary of working with someone she doesn't trust. Nevertheless, Sparks fly between the two officials as Catlyn puts herself in the path of their quarry.

Can two ex-friends try to bury their differences to solve, not only the mystery of the Newburgh Slasher, but also the mystery that ruined their budding romance twenty-five years ago?

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Cate Mckoy

Cate was born and raised in a small town about 60 miles North of Manhattan, NY.  She likes family oriented activities and was blessed with a large family.  She has been a Jane of All Trades, from a waitress to an AAA operator.  She was formally trained as a computer analyst and computer technician. 

Cate has a completed trilogy.  The Dark Series Trilogy (#TDST). 

Book 1: Guarding Light

Book 2: Strong Reflection

Book 3: Double Dark

Her trilogy has created a spin-off series.  The Dark Trilogy Series Spin-off (#TDSTS)

Book 1: Mackenzie's Song

Book 2: Dangerous Deceptioins (coming soon)

Cate is also a screenwriter.  She has authored 3 full length movie screenplays

Hudson Haven (Horror) 2014 (made it to the final round of judging in the Horror Movie contest with Cherub Films in 2014)

Forbidden Dimensions (Sci-fi) 2015

Blackout (Action/Thriller) 2016

She has also wrote a Criminal Minds Episode for the Stage 32 TV Writing Contest.  The script made it to the quarter finals before being eliminated.

After completing the spin-off series, Cate plans to make each of her screenplays into novels by the same name.  And, to make the original trilogy into audio books.

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