The Tainted

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19th Century


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Every full moon brings with it the promise of slaughter and death. A village on the edge of destruction struggles to survive as the Tainted, or werewolves, push them closer to oblivion every month. But with the choices becoming more desperate, the line between human and beast becomes increasingly blurred. As decisions are made and consequences suffered, we're left to wonder who the real monsters are.


Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Suspense / Thriller, LGBT,

Short Summary

Every month at the full moon people who have been infected with the Tainted become werewolves for one night--in what they call the Hunting. Dubium is the northern most city, and is under pressure from the Capital to stop their advancement south. The punishment for being Tainted is death.

The Governor's son, Brody, is executed for being Tainted. His best friend Ian, and two other friends who have lost loved ones, including Brody's girlfriend, flee the city. In an act of compassion and empathy, all three become Tainted to fight the real monster--humans.


Set in the 1800's in the fictional town of Dubium.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Ian Swale

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Brody McAllister

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Isabelle

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Eleanor Swanson

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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