A father in Hell, a dead lover, and a demon gangster on her tail. Today is the best day of Tazia's life.

a dark urban fantasy adventure


Claim your FREE book, Scratching in the Dirt, book 1 of the Written by Birds trilogy

As demons rise across the globe half-vampire, Tazia, is tasting freedom for the first time in 150 years. She’s not interested in the Risings; she just wants to pick up her cash and get outta Dodge.

Then a psycho angel interrupts her plans and, instead of a life of tequila on the beach, she’s forced into an alliance to save the demon who was her jailer. It sickens her. But if Tazia runs, not only will she die, but she’ll put those she loves at risk too…

Scratching in the Dirt is the first of the completed Written by Birds trilogy. It is an adult urban fantasy novel set on the streets of modern-day Turin, London, and Detroit. It treads lightly in the darkness, with not a small amount of blood and gritty humor. Just ask the birds…

Genre: Urban Fantasy Adventure/Supernatural Suspense | Age: Adult | Language: Frequent F-word | Sex: Off-page | Violence: Moderate (no sexual violence) | Romance: Background only


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What readers are saying…

Scratching in the Dirt managed to surprise me a couple of times, had me reaching for the tissues *sniff*, recoiling in horror at the brutality and chuckling out loud. Throughout this book, I found myself desperate to find out what would happen next, staying up late to finish just one more chapter, in other words I was gripped!

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An unexpected gem of a hook! … The story is complex and twisty, with a rather shocking ending. Can’t wait to read the next in the series!


Rollicking good fun!


Amazing! This has to be one of the best books in this type … the plot is tight, I found myself caring for the characters … Tazia is a character with a past, which makes you both love her and hate her … The thrills keep on coming, the action is palpable and the explosions are loud! …


Excellent dystopian fantasy!


Fresh take on a … predictable genre. Well written action, three dimensional characters and a flawed heroine equals a book that was devoured rather quickly…

Mrs C Cooke

Take that, demons! It takes a lot of skill to take a tired concept … and craft a story that’s truly enjoyable. I might have said it was impossible to do so, until I read Scratching in the Dirt. There was just something about this book that pulled me and kept me turning the pages. I really dug Tazia’s whole character, BAMF to the max …


Hiya, got hooked by book1 so just amazoned myself and bought the others. Book 1 rocked.


Loved this books the characters had depth and the story was well writen get this series if possible loved it.


Written by Birds Book 1 Scratching in the Dirt

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