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Character Renditions


The following sketches are renditions of fictional characters in the Collective Obsessions Saga by Deidre Dalton. The images provided inspiration to the author during the writing process, but remain fictional in context.


Character images were obtained from open source projects, most notably Wikipedia, most of which are included in public domain. They were then altered into pastel-type illustrations using the software program Smart Photo Editor. The images represent the author's fictional characterizations, or rather the "outer shell" of each character, but are not indicative of true personality traits of actual people.





John Larkin    Anne O'Quinn Larkin

(Above, left to right): John Larkin; Anne O'Quinn Larkin.


Roddy Larkin    Sascha McShane Larkin

(Above, left to right): Roddy Larkin; Sascha McShane Larkin.


Molly Larkin    Colm Sullivan

(Above, left to right): Molly Larkin; Colm Sullivan.


Dary O'Quinn    Claude Mondoux

(Above, left to right): Dary O'Quinn; Claude Mondoux.


Maureen Kelly    Lizbeth Bisiker

(Above, left to right): Maureen Kelly; Lizbeth Bisiker.


Nigel Barton-Brooks    Clea Barton-Brooks

(Above, left to right): Nigel and Clea Barton-Brooks.





Patrick Larkin    Colleen McGarren

(Above, left to right): Patrick Larkin; Colleen McGarren.


Phoebe McGarren    Nicholas Bertrand

(Above, left to right): Phoebe McGarren; Nicholas Bertrand.


Mick Sullivan    Layla Barton-Brooks

(Above, left to right): Mick Sullivan; Layla Barton-Brooks.


Jean-Claude Sullivan    Jennifer O'Connor

(Above, left to right): Jean-Claude Sullivan; Jennifer O'Connor.


George Sullivan (aka Ben Webb)    Mason Berger

(Above, left to right): George Sullivan; Mason Berger.


Susan O'Reilly    Gerald Frazier

(Above, left to right): Susan O'Reilly; Gerald Frazier.





Brian Larkin    Mary Labrecque Larkin

(Above, left to right): Brian and Mary Larkin.


Shannon Larkin    Sean Larkin

(Above, left to right): Shannon and Sean Larkin (twins).


Dana Maitland    Mike Sullivan

(Above, left to right): Dana Maitland; Mike Sullivan.


Kevin Larkin    Liam Larkin

(Above, left to right): Kevin and Liam Larkin.


Marianne Chamberlain    Scott Page

(Above, left to right): Marianne Chamberlain; Scott Page.


Rory Larkin    Denise Larkin

(Above, left to right): Rory and Denise Larkin.


 Linda Bisiker Sullivan    Sara Sullivan

(Above, left to right): Linda Sullivan; Sara Sullivan.


David Bonham    Mae Jensen

(Above, left to right): David Bonham; Mae Jensen.


Anita Howard    Detective Mark Balsam

(Above, left to right): Anita Howard; Detective Mark Balsam.





Carly O'Reilly    Jack Sansovino

(Above, left to right): Carly O'Reilly; Jack Sansovino.


Claire Colby    Miriam Maitland

(Above, left to right): Claire Colby; Miriam Maitland.





Angie Page    Tom Cimarelli

(Above, left to right): Angie Page; Tom Cimarelli.


Jamie Page    Foofer (Jamie's dog)

(Above, left to right): Jamie Page; Foofer.


Vito Cimarelli    Mariko Woods

(Above, left to right): Vito Cimarelli; Mariko Woods.





Brose Larkin    Bridget Gallagher

(Above, left to right): Brose Larkin; Bridget Gallagher.


Desideria (Désirée) Sansovino Page    Bertrice (Berty) Soames

(Above, left to right): Désirée Sansovino; Berty Soames.





    Cora Ann Hogan

(Above, left to right): Andrea St. John; Cora Ann Hogan.


Alexandra St. John    Professor Leonard (Lee) Gunther

(Above, left to right): Alexandra St. John; Lee Gunther.





Luke Castaneda    Megan Larkin

(Above, left to right): Luke Castaneda; Megan Larkin.


Kipling (Kip) Bathers    Janey Colby

(Above, left to right): Kip Bathers; Janey Colby.


Derek Larkin    Diana Larkin

(Above, left to right): Derek and Diana Larkin (twins).


Andy Gilyard    Mayor David Azoulay

(Above, left to right): Andy Gilyard; Mayor David Azoulay.


Petra Fortescue-Pemberton    Finley (Fin) Cooper

(Above, left to right): Petra Fortescue-Pemberton; Finley Cooper.


Kyle Adkins    Detective Lyle Gould

(Above, left to right): Kyle Adkins; Detective Lyle Gould.


Gabriel (Gabe) Page    Kiki (Megan's cat)

(Above, left to right): Gabriel Page; Kiki.



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"Collective Obsessions Saga" by Deidre Dalton





The Advent


Quixotic Crossings


The Twain Shall Meet




The Keeper's Journal


Hearts Desires


The Twilight


Megan's Legacy



"The Advent" by Deidre Dalton


Forbidden love and dark secrets haunt two Irish families hacking out a new life in 19th-century America. When Molly Larkin's father discovers her affair with lighthouse keeper Colm Sullivan, his reaction pitches her into madness. Yet the legacy forges a bond of blood that will endure for generations...


Book #1: The Advent >



"Quixotic Crossings" by Deidre Dalton


Fate continues to entangle the Larkin and Sullivan families amidst madness, murder and obsessive love. Colm and Molly's grandson Jean-Claude Sullivan finds his life driven by greed and perversely tainted pleasures. Beloved family chef Claude Mondoux watches helplessly as Colm slowly loses his mind in ghostly visions of Molly, while Colleen Larkin seeks love in the arms of another man with deadly consequences...


Book #2: Quixotic Crossings >



"The Twain Shall Meet" by Deidre Dalton


An innocent meeting as children sparks a fateful yet perilous liaison between Shannon Larkin and Mike Sullivan. Will their romance follow the same tragic path forged by their mutual ancestors Colm and Molly?


Book #3: The Twain Shall Meet >



"Enthrallment" by Deidre Dalton


George Sullivan reunites with his long-lost love Susan O'Reilly. Their daughter Carly enters into an unholy alliance to secure her position as Liam Larkin's wife. As secrets unfold and more madness takes root, Carly plots a twisted scheme to exact revenge on the Larkin family...


Book #4: Enthrallment >



"The Keeper's Journal" by Deidre Dalton


Shannon Larkin is forced to confront demons from her past, while her daughter Angie discovers Colm Sullivan's journal in the old lighthouse keeper's cottage. The diary sheds light on the history between the Larkin and Sullivan families, but may be too late to stop the sisters of Mike Sullivan from wreaking vengeance on the Larkin family for sins and tragedies of the past...


Book #5: The Keeper's Journal >



"Hearts Desires" by Deidre Dalton


Shannon's son Jamie Page begins to understand his lifelong yearnings but fears his family will never accept them. His first love affair with a nefarious character nearly costs his life, but brings to light his hidden desires. Happiness continues to elude the family, as if a dark shadow of evil has settled over the family estate.


Book #6: Hearts Desires >



"The Twilight" by Deidre Dalton


Shannon Larkin and Scott Page are happy in their long marriage, but a tragic loss forces her to delve into the past in order to face ugly truths about her husband. Devastated, she retreats into her own solitary world. A stranger brings her out of self-imposed exile and shows her the beauty of unconditional love exists after all.


Book #7: The Twilight >



"Megan's Legacy" by Deidre Dalton


Megan Larkin falls for dashing Boston attorney Luke Castaneda, a newcomer to Larkin City. Locals try to warn Luke about Megan's family, their history of madness and tragedy, but he is determined to make her his wife. Other elements are at work to ensure the union never takes place, bringing another veil of evil over the Larkin's and their self-named city in the guise of a serial killer. Megan is forced to discover the truth and to set herself free from a legacy of family secrets and obsessions.


Book #8: Megan's Legacy >









Larkin-Sullivan Family Tree


Character Renditions


About Larkin City


Characters in the Kitchen


Colm Sullivan's Journal


Collective Obsessions News


Author's Note


Contact & Credits



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