An act of vengeance leaves three friends and their tabby cat abandoned on a hostile alien world.

Kimi Wicker learns the hard way what it means to have the rug jerked out from under her.  It takes on a whole new meaning when the rug being jerked is Earth and she’s no longer standing on it.

“There’s never a dull moment in this novel, which features violence, treachery, interplanetary travel and steamy love scenes. This paranormal romance’s sci-fi element provides an intriguing twist…particularly true in scenes set on Laizahlia, where the introduction of new characters with different motivations adds new wrinkles to the plot.” Kirkus Reviews

Ghost Warrior - Denna Holm

Amanda Cross believes she’s put the worst behind her when she finally escapes the hostile world of Lavina. But instead of returning to Earth, she decides to build a new life for herself on Laizahlia with Tallyn, the wolf shapeshifter who helped rescue her. Not everything goes according to plan, especially when Tallyn’s father rejects their union and tries to have her killed.


Amanda is Tallyn’s fated mate, but he’s worried he might not be able to protect her from his own people. It doesn’t help when he learns there might be a connection between his new mate and a fire-born species of shapeshifters called Umi. Legend says a pure white wolf will bring about the destruction of their people. Is the Ghost Warrior fact or myth? Could Amanda, with her beautiful white hair, be this legendary beast?


“This book was one of those that is difficult to put down…. The pace is perfect, not too slow to feel like it is dragging out, nor did I ever feel like the author was rushing me through the story. I found that the climax of the story was very fitting.” Ramona Plant– Amazon review

“A gorgeous medley of dystopian-fantasy female empowerment with fierce survival skills. Holm captures action-packed scenes that lead the narrative to its astounding ending…”  Lisa Kaela– Amazon Review

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Jessica’s mother died under mysterious circumstances right after giving birth to her. Her dad refuses to speak about it, though his eyes grow haunted every time the subject comes up. All Jessica knows is that it was a violent death. Her answers will come from a stranger she meets while camping with her father at one of Oregon’s beautiful mountain lakes, a stranger who knows far more than he should.

Nethaniel is a Lycaeonian from the planet Laizahlia, a wolf shapeshifter. He is taking his first trip off world with his father when he runs across Jessica fly fishing at a lake. Though it shouldn’t be possible, he recognizes her immediately as his fated mate. Unfortunately, Nethaniel’s father has enemies, and three have followed them to Earth. Nethaniel is afraid he won’t be able to protect his young mate but knows he has no choice but to try.


Elena Murphy is left devastated when her fated mate rejects their union. She believes Gabriel is embarrassed to be paired with a weak, half-breed vampire from Earth. But when two human children under her care are abducted by alien Slavers, Elena will do anything to get them back, even swallow her pride to beg Gabriel for help to rescue them.

Gabriel, an ancient Hunter from the planet Laizahlia, has spent thousands of years searching for his fated mate, his eillelé, the one who carries half his soul. He finally finds her in Elena, but she is also half human. If he claims her, his Council will force him to convert her fully to vampire, and he knows she might not survive with her mind intact. Rather than risk her life or sanity, he chooses to walk away . . . until two children under her care are taken by Slavers.

Gabriel’s Council and Slavers won’t be the only dangers they face in their quest to find the missing children. When Gabriel learns Djinn are involved, he knows their odds for success will be extremely low.

Literary Titan Book Award

“Heart of a Warrior is a gripping and thrilling fantasy book. The vampire theme and twist in the story are exciting and held my interest. The author is able to engineer some creative scenes that make the unique character both charming and scary at the same time. Following the part about the missing children was scary and fascinating given they had potential threats like the Council and Slavers. Gabriel is a great character whom every reader will, eventually, empathize with. Heart of a Warrior is action-packed, with events that are unbelievable, but you don’t care, and characters who were perfect for their roles…” — Literary Titan


Carla has spent her entire life trying to avoid powerful aliens from another world. She doesn’t know how they always manage to track her down. There are two types: wolf shifters, or werewolves, and vampires. Of the two, the vampires scare her the most. Her skin tingles whenever one of them closes in on her position, alerting her it is time to run again.

Azrael, an ancient Hunter for the Laizahlian Council, is sent to Earth to track down three rogues from their world. What he doesn’t expect is to run into his lifemate, a female he has spent thousands of years trying to find. Carla is a halfbreed vampire, which shouldn’t be possible. His kind didn’t breed with humans. Answers prove difficult to come by when she attempts to run from him. Their journey will take them into the Fae realm, where Azrael is not certain he can protect his weaker mate.

“You can find hundreds of books out there on shapeshifters, vampires, fae, and other creatures, but Holm’s version of these beings feels fresh and different. She isn’t taking the same old character sheets and giving them new names, she instead has taken traditional “knowns” about these beings and enhanced them. They come to life more and are relatable in their thoughts and actions. This book is hard to put down because the characters are so engaging, and you get attached and want to know how things turn out. The plot line is complex and layered. It isn’t just a simple story; it builds as it goes and you uncover more and more players all twisted together. There is the building romance of Carla and Azrael, but I wouldn’t classify this as a romance novel, the relationship is just part of the story and mystery, not the end all destination.

While Rise of a Warrior is book five in this series, it stands on it’s own but leaves you wanting more. With so many plot lines twisted you know there will be more to explore, more questions to answer, and even some more romance to build.” –Literary Titan

6 responses »

  1. Sounds quite fascinating and it may be the kind of novel I like to read.

    • Denna Holm says:

      Hi Zee,
      I had a blast writing Soul of a Warrior. I hope you’ll have just as much fun reading it. I’ll let you know when I get a release date. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. ElizabethN says:

    Will Soul of a Warrior be re-released in ebook format?

  3. Marian Blenker says:

    Even though Science Fiction isn’t my favorite reading, I found “Soul of a Warrior” by Denna Holm a very well written and life like story that was never dull.

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