The Black Swan Inheritance

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The Black Swan Inheritance is the first book I’m giving a go at self-publishing, now available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords for US$2.99. It’s an urban paranormal fantasy that deals with some shit. There’s a lot of swearing, sexual themes (and the odd sex-scene) and violence too. Then, there is the romance. I hesitate to call it ‘paranormal romance’ because the while the romance is strong, it does not dictate the story and is not the main conflict. Therefore, it’s only a subplot.

Please contact me at if you would like a free reviewer’s copy, or you could fill out the form below!

Praise for The Black Swan Inheritance from Goodreads

“This is a multilayered tale of deception and danger, hatred and love, and the lengths one will go to save family. ”  – Leiah Cooper of

“The character Anita is telling the story, and I felt like she was telling this story directly to me, like we were close friends. I like this style used by the author, making me directly involved with the story.” – Elizabeth of

Enjoyed the feisty yet reassuringly flawed heroine’s trials and tribulations from the start.” – Susan Lattwein of

“This a book to read again. Highly recommended.”  – Karen of

The Black Swan Inheritance is Copyright © 2014 Sarah Thomas writing as Marigold Deidre Dicer

The striking Black Swan is native to Australia, unrelated to the seemingly pure White Swan of Europe. She is found in the strangest of places – from ugly mines to cultivated farms, beautiful bushland to violent coastline.

Yet, she always shies away from humanity.

The Black Swan is always beautiful, surprisingly resilient and very, very powerful. Most Black Swans are wise enough not to use that power to challenge the status quo.


Anita had the kind of reputation in high school that no one wants to carry into adulthood, especially since she wants to be a doctor like her dad. Now at university, she is determined to be good, but one little end-of-semester celebration can’t hurt, right? Well, it can if she ends up having a one-night stand with a werewolf that triggers a dark awakening. Turns out Anita’s over-active libido has become more than something hormonal – it’s magical.

The Black Swan is a powerful legacy that brings both temptation and danger. Having now inherited the title and all that comes with it, Anita finds herself beset upon by ancient abominations that won’t take no for an answer. No wonder the Black Swan had been driven to seclusion and banishment in the past. But Anita is determined not to run away – she is here to help, whether the medieval dragon-wolf or the undead cultists want it or not.

She will be no one’s pawn. She will rise to the challenge.

If she can just manage to deal with her own flaws first. Anxiety, panic-attacks, and bouts of bitchiness does not a successful diplomat make.

This New Adult Paranormal Fantasy includes regular coarse language, violence, sexual references and a sex scene.
There is also reference to rape. Not in any detail, but there is reference to it.

If you want to see the posts I’ve made about my WIP click here.

If you want to read a scene from the book, click here.

The Black Swan Inheritance is available on Amazon, Barnes and NobleKobo and Smashwords for US$2.99!

Please contact me at if you would like a free reviewer’s copy, or you could fill out the form below!

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11 thoughts on “The Black Swan Inheritance

  1. So, I do not know where to comment to give you my thoughts on your book as I read it, but so far, I love it! Christopher is amazing 🙂 I just got to the Hannah phone call part (trying not to give spoilers for others) and I am freaking out. Great twist. Love it! But so sad 😦 Ahhh haha!

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    • Thank you so much! That means a lot to me, especially because your faith is so important to you as it is important to Christopher and I was trying to write him as realistically as I could so I’m relieved you liked him! Wooo! Thanks so much for the feedback!!! & just comment anywhere you like 😉


      • I just finished it! I am so glad Hannah is alright. And Mel. It was fantastic. How is the second one coming? I really really hope Christopher gets with Anita haha. But he slapped her! Gasp. And poor poor Scott. That caught me off guard. I really thought it would be a love triangle thing, so him dying threw me haha. But I am glad you did not do the love triangle thing.

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      • Thanks so much for reading my book! I’m so glad you liked it, even if it was a bit ‘adult’ at times. Yes, the more I wrote Scott, the more I realised he and Anita weren’t compatible romantically, but they were bizarrely compatible as friends. The sequel is a bit of a mess right now but I’ve gotten on top of uni so I have a little time to chip away at it again! I have no idea when it will be ready for consumption though. And poor Christopher can’t really catch a break, what with the demands of Anita’s inheritance. But things will change, I promise!


      • I am so impressed you are working on it and doing school. That was my intention but it never quite happened. I truly loved your book. I simply devoured it. Way to go girl. So excited about the hope for Christopher haha 😉

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      • Shelby, you are such an awesome cheerleader! Thank you so much for your feedback, I am both pleased & relieved you liked it!
        Once you start writing & get past the point of no return (when it takes on a life of it’s own), you start to get withdrawal symptoms if you stop for too long! I really hope I can release it by the middle of the year but I have to be realistic… Maybe September or something.
        Let me know when yours is ready for foreign eyes! I will be a beta reader!


      • Thank you so much! I’d love to have feedback from a beta reader who is a real, published author. How good does that sound? 😉 September is a great goal. That gives you plenty of time to edit it for release! Release to meeee! 🙂

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