Writing

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Here you will find information about my writing: novels, novellas, and shorts.

 

Rheda. Artist: Mahmood Alkhaja,
Artist: Mahmood Alkhaja.

Rheda -18k – fantasy – complete

Status: subbing

Rheda’s father is dead. Murdered or not, her only protection is no more. When she’s forced into a betrothal with the huntsman – a man her entire village fears – she flees to the shadow of the forest.  Deep within, she finds the wearg, a creature half-man half-wolf, but easier to trust than her own kind. With the huntsman at her heels trusting the wearg may be her only option – but it may cost her humanity.

 

 

 

Camelot. Artist: Stephan Martiniere.
Camelot. Artist: Stephan Martiniere.

A Once & Future Knight — SciFi 

Status: revising/expanding

Back when there was a war on, Gawain was a soldier. Now he’s Arthur’s chief of security on the planet Camelot, center of the Pendragon system. His job mostly entails following Arthur around to mind-numbingly boring political meetings.

At least until an eight-foot-tall green pixie shows up in the middle of a feast, demanding that the king exchange blows with him.

Right.

Now Gawain’s shoot-first-ask-questions-later has landed him – and Arthur – in hot water and it’s going to take some unexpected (and unexpectedly hot) allies to unmask a conspiracy and make sure the system doesn’t fall to pieces. Again.

Piece of cake.

Not.

 

 

Artist: Andre Fedosjeenko
Artist: Andre Fedosjeenko

In Secret Kept fantasy 

Status: Draft complete, ~67k

Alodia Ramsay is caught between two worlds – the music of her mother’s mountains and the sedate life of her father’s flatlands. At her mother’s death, Alodia’s father forbids all music and betroths her to a man she’s never met. The journey to her intended pulls Alodia away from her mountains, and the melody takes an unexpected turn when Alodia is abandoned in the middle of a forest haunted by cargasts, sad spirits. Here Alodia discovers the castle of the Lord Steward Rinan de Rathais. Though supposed dead Rinan is very much alive – and hell-bent on holding Alodia prisoner. As the days pass and Alodia’s attempts to escape come to nothing, she begins to wonder if the Steward is as much a captive as she is – for the castle holds secrets, both bloody and ancient, and even once they escape to the mountains Alodia may have to make a pact with a demon to gain their freedom.

 

 

http://livedan330.com/
http://livedan330.com

The Midnight Hour — Victoriana horror/SF

Status: Complete, ~96k

The heist at the jeweler’s goes with surgical precision – until Doctor Raoul Daviau discovers that one of his men is missing, along with a diamond shipment. At first Raoul assumes the man is indulging his habit in the opium dens, but when his mutilated body is discovered – without the diamonds – Raoul is forced to reconsider. Without a whisper in the slums about the gems, the next place to look is the holier-than-thou upper class. The same upper class that spat him out in disgrace for letting a boy die on the operating table ten years before.

But Raoul’s search for the missing shipment is complicated when monsters begin to creep into the festering streets of the slums he calls home. Known as the pallidi, they are human vessels infected by parasitical spirits. Someone from the upper classes is breeding them through a strange marriage of medical science and the occult – and they are using the slums as a hunting ground.

To find his diamonds and the truth about his murdered man, Raoul infiltrates the sinister ranks of the elite and uncovers a plan to cleanse the slums through unholy experiments. But the slums aren’t the only thing that need cleansing, for the elite remember why they ostracized Raoul – and as Raoul’s allies begin to do the same, he must decide who he can trust or he’ll find himself on the operating table as the subject of a monstrous experiment.

 

 

http://zitronenradio.deviantart.com/art/712011-1-192542066
http://zitronenradio.deviantart.com/art/712011-1-192542066

Heart’s Blood (working title to the sequel to The Midnight Hour) — SF/Western/Horror

Status: in development

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