Genre: YA Fantasy
Status: On Submission in November
Seventeen-year-old Bell Asbury, a girl with an extraordinary but volatile gift for fusing magical elixirs, has always been told to stay away from the Night Bazaar during La Festa di San Giovanni, the weeks when the island’s magic is most potent. One night she can’t resist, and while inside the magic market overhears her sister’s fiancé making treacherous plans that involve her and her sister.
Her race to stop him uncovers a tangled web of secrets that lead to a gentleman called the Seller of Secrets and his plot to brainwash the entire island to obey him using a deceptive elixir. Bell alone can create an antidote, but her experiments risk the sanity of those she loves. As she searches for the cure, she finds herself falling for Rian, a mysteriously charming spy who offers to help her defeat the Seller of Secrets. When Rian falls back into his old deceptive ways, Bell must decide whether he’s capable of honesty or is playing a long game to control her gift.
Genre: Fantasy Flash Fiction
Status: Published by Havok Publishing
Find my story THE MOON DUCHESS in this captivating anthology from Havok Publishing. Inspired by a series of stories I wrote for #flashfictionmagic featuring Lux and Autumn, THE MOON DUCHESS sets the stage for their first, kingdom-altering meeting. Not to mention gives you a window into the power hungry court that shaped Lux into who he is now.
Genre: Science Fantasy
Status: Currently Drafting
When someone sabotages Alea’s mechanical wings and she plummets from the floating city of Spiraldown, she needs all her skills to survive the fall and escape the monsters and savages that live in the Timberland below. She’s captured by a band of Timbers led by Forest, a fierce hunter who deeply distrusts Spirals, is determined to use Alea’s knowledge to free the Timbers from the deadly djenus that stalk them. As Alea learns what lies beneath Forest’s aggression she’s unable to stop her heart from opening to him. When she learns the truth of the djenus’ origin, she must choose between returning home and saving the people—and the man—she’s come to love. Can she bring Timbers and Spirals together before the djenus destroy them all?
Everything Forest knows about Spirals is shattered when Alea drops into his hunting camp. Determined to end the djenu threat and drive out the Spirals—the ones who roused the djenus years ago—he drags Alea back to the Timber village. An encounter with a djenu reveals she has a secret to controlling them, and he’s torn between his mission to protect his village and his growing attraction to Alea. When the village turns against Alea, Forest must trust her dream of unity or watch his people be devastated.
Seal up the Stars
Genre: Dark YA Fantasy
Status: Completed, on hold.
Fear not, those who follow His fire, for He shall light your way. The stars that have been sealed up will break free and sing.
Ravenna Lastoria has three days to escape Celidom and its leader, Vitrel. Vitrel keeps the entire city captive under the Ambitus, a vast dome. Ravenna was born with the prophesied Mark of the Tyger, and in three days Vitrel will force her to marry his cruel son and fulfill the dark side of the Prophecy. If she refuses, her younger brother, Brend, will be made to drink the sacred water of Vitrel’s dark god.
In the middle of the night, Jasper, Vitrel’s nephew, kidnaps Ravenna and drags her from Celidom. She’s devastated to leave Brend behind, but she can’t turn back once she learns Jasper’s secret.
There is another side to the Prophecy, but to fulfill it, Ravenna must choose to trust Eloi, the God who gave it.
Together they search the Sharrah Desert for an army strong enough to rescue Brend and crush Vitrel. But what Ravenna and Jasper set in motion may destroy the people they’re trying to save.
Seal up the Stars is Book I of The Great Rescue.
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