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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arriaza did not take the normal road in becoming a writer. With a need to help support his family, he dropped out of high school and went to work at an early age. He has worked as a pizza maker, an electrician, a carpenter and a luxury home electronics salesman. He went on to open a successful luxury custom home theater design and integration company. After an injury forced him to close, he took time off and focused on life. He took up cooking, drawing, and writing, all passions he had ignored for way too long. He is now a stay at home dad, fantasy writer and head chef of the household. He lives with his wife, their toddler son, and Pit-Bull named Basil in Los Angeles, CA. THE HUNTER: AWAKENING is his first published novel. He is currently working on the second novel of the saga.

Book One of the hunter saga

The Hunter: Awakening

The Hunter: Awakening, is the first of a series of novels that will explore the nature of good and evil and the question of redemption: Is it available to those who have perpetrated great evil? Not long after the theft of a leather-bound book from a hidden hillside tomb in LA, a young hiker inadvertently awakens something fearsome that has been laid to rest some two hundred years ago.Soon after an emaciated, amnesiac man falls from a cliffside trail into the backyard of young, pregnant, neurosurgeon Melisa Castro. The young doctor feels compelled to help the “John Doe” regain his memory. Meanwhile a vampire who no longer has a hunger for blood comes seeking to rectify the awakening only to find himself in the middle of a power struggle within the family Melisa’s fiancé Chris leads. Chris has yet to tell Melisa of his true nature and the fact, she is carrying a werewolf’s baby.

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