The Lazuli Portals

~ fiction for the awakening ~

Dark Perfume: Tales of Light and Shadow

Dark Perfume: Tales of Light and Shadow is a collection of 33 tales of … you guessed it: light and shadow! 😉

Among the stories in this volume

*~ you will delve into our legends of other worlds;
*~ you will discover love lost and found, hope reborn, and emotional courage;
*~ you will read of telepathy, prophetic visions, magic, otherworldly power, and subtle energies;
*~ you will witness individual conflicts of light and shadow.

While some of these tales cover our familiar themes of healing and natural magic, or of personal or spiritual growth, not all of the stories have a happy ending … that’s simply how the characters played it. We dance to their tune!

Perhaps they like to keep you, our readers, on your toes … Or perhaps the light simply balances the dark … a delicate dance of yin and yang.

Dark Perfume: Tales of Light and Shadow is a little over 51,000 words of story (that’s around half the length of The Cordello Quest, and about 190 paperback pages.)

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Dark Perfume was released on Kindle on 30 September 2015. It is currently priced at £0.99/$0.99, which we think is fantastic value. [Price subject to change at any time.]

During the weeks leading up to Launch Day, we shared some excerpts from Dark Perfume, both on Facebook and Twitter and also in our Launch Day Event on Facebook, (which included an optional – and free – crystal healing session!)

To read excerpts from Shifting Parallels, Prism, and magical tale Lovestruck,  and learn more about the inspiration for each story, please visit this blog post.

To read excerpts from Forget Me Not, Of Ghosts and Moonlight, and Shadows in Time, and to listen to Joanna reading excerpts from The Legend of Marina Cove, and Lonely Places, please visit this blog post.

You can also access all of the excerpts on our website’s dedicated Dark Perfume page and/or our YouTube page.

NEW FOR 2021: One of the stories, Shifting Parallels, is to be serialised here on the blog! Here’s part 1, which starts with George…

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Visit the Our Books page to find out where you can buy your copy! Books bought direct from us can be signed on request, and we can add a personal dedication of your choice. Payment can be made by cash, or via credit card or Paypal through

NEW for 2019, Dark Perfume is available in paperback! To buy from us direct (signed, and infused with lovelight) please contact us for a delivered price. Alternatively, you can purchase your copy at Amazon.

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