15-year-old Marieke disguises herself at the all-male archers’ guild of Saint Sebastian, the place she suspects houses her father’s brutal killers. Soon she’s vowing to help the most handsome Journeyman in the place win the annual guild trials, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl who loves him. Robin Hood meets Mulan and Princess Bride in this frothy but literate romantic romp through 14th-century Belgium that’s packed with slow-burn longing, unrequited love, angst, humor, action, gorgeous boy shenanigans, a hint of mystery, and of course, plenty of longbow archery trials.
Rhett is a Huntsman, skilled, secretive, and mysterious. A wanted man, he spends his life on the move. His sole retreat is the outskirts of an isolated village in the northern reaches of the duchies. Then one fall, he arrives to find his hovel burned to the ground and the village reeve offering a new arrangement.
Catherine knows her father, the village miller, only cares about what she can bring him. The latest scheme of marrying her to the Huntsman is not the miller’s first attempt to sell her. Cat’s dread wanes when she meets the Huntsman. There is something honorable about him, and he treats her with respect, unlike her father or brother. Perhaps she can escape her father’s influence forever.
Despite his suspicions, Rhett agrees to the deal and frees Cat from her father’s tyranny, at least for a time. But can he protect her when enemies from his past catch up to him?
Inspired by Rumpelstiltskin.
The town of Veilig is burdened with a terrible secret.
Ella is a bard, her sister a prostitute, working in a tavern to pay off their late mother’s debt. But Ella has a secret of her own. Her music carries codes for spies to decipher, working to undo Veilig’s horrific crimes.
Then her sister is taken captive. Can Ella save them both, or will their tale end in darkness?
Targeted Age Group:: 16+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always loved bards, and I wanted to write something that’s not from the perspective of a chosen one or a hero, but a normal person trying to get by. I love a singer called Malukah, she was the main inspiration for this story.
After her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst, Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of Brackenhurst’s household despite fearsome rumors.
Scarred and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst, buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of cleaning Silas’ bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he prefers to be alone.
While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos, Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?
A reimagining of Beauty and the Beast
Rydaria lives as a prisoner in a tower library. Captured as a child, her past is a mystery. Maintaining the literary treasures within her care, she studies the world through books that give her a glimpse of the freedom she craves.
A scribe by trade, Crispin has devoted the last three years of his life seeking the lost heir of Avalene. He travels to Worthenave’s famed library in hopes of finding the key. Instead, he discovers a new mystery, a beautiful librarian who is locked in with her books every night.
As the days pass, Crispin must choose. Rydaria’s precarious situation is deteriorating. Meanwhile, his duty demands he leave before the Duke of Worthenave uncovers his quest. Still, the scribe can’t bring himself to abandon the captive in the library tower, even if it costs him his mission.
Inspired by Rapunzel and East of the Sun West of the Moon
Rowida is a young woman with grand dreams, who ventures on a path that would change two worlds and span more than a hundred years.
Punished and Banished from her world to ours, Rowida kidnaps a child, bonds to a demonic being, and becomes one with the soul of a Dragon, just to get back at those who tormented her.
Once back, she raises an army the Inner Earth had never seen the likes of and starts the first global war. Thousands of lives are lost, nations and races cease to exist, yet Rowida has just begun a far longer story.
Now, the fate of two worlds rests on the shoulders of a few unsuspecting souls.
If you liked the Golden Compass, you will love Through The Storm.
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Targeted Age Group:: Young Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to show the reader my vision of the world of Agartha, and how the politics of this world works, so, I had to tell the story of the war that shaped Agartha, and the woman who led it in Through The Storm.
Tantamount is a historical fantasy set in Britain during the sixth century. The story follows one man’s journey through the struggles and effects of violence.
Tolan Fising is a farmer living a peaceful life with his wife, son, and daughter. He has spent his life trying to avoid violence, which took his father’s life when Tolan was a young boy.
Tolan has done everything he can to protect his land and farm, while keeping his family safe. This all changes when a conflict between kings forces him to make a decision that will alter his family’s future.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I've always wanted to write a novel. A story had been gradually developing in my mind for a few years, so I knew it was time.
It was said that, at the beginning of time, the Stars created for the Eight Kingdoms of Syre each a secret weapon; a Stone of Power, with majiks beyond the imagining. But that was only a myth. By the Second Age of Syre, the majiks, inlaid in Eight Stones of Power, had gone dormant. Life went on without their influence, and the memories of a word dependent on majik slowly faded…
Now in its Third Age, the current kingdoms of Syre have nearly forgotten what powers they were bestowed; however, enemies from beyond the borders threaten the peace of the people. Fighting has been long and exhausting. There is no clear end in sight. But there are those who remember the ancient majiks given to the kingdoms; those who, in fact, had close ties with this unimaginable power. They remember their potential.
Yet, seeking out the Stones of Power seems a measure for the desperate–or it could bring about the salvation Syre is in need of to push the attackers from the kingdoms once and for all. Only time will tell.
The powers of the stones seem to be awakening…a time of majik is upon the Eight Kingdoms of Syre once again…
Keira and her mother disagree over what makes a good husband, but the truth is, prospects in her village are slim. So when Aaron Drake arrives in the village and sets his sights on her, she cannot help but be interested. It’s not just his handsome looks or easy confidence that captures her attention, but rather an air of otherness. Something that sets him apart.
But Aaron is not the only new arrival. A fire-breathing dragon has taken up residence in the surrounding mountains, and the villagers are certain that it is just a matter of time before the creature destroys them all. There is more to the creature than meets the eye, however, and when danger comes it is not from the dragon, but from one of their own. But it is Keira’s heart that is most at risk, and she must decide if she can pay the price that love demands.
Toltec Dawn (Book One of the Toltec Trilogy)
Fergus mac Ogma, a youthful Irish acolyte at the Toltec Temple of Cashel has a burning desire to survive, and become something more than a native underling in a land controlled by invaders from across the ocean.
Captain Mixcoatl is settling in with his wife as commander of the Toltec fort at St Albans when he is suddenly summoned to meet with the new governor in London and learns of the plan to invade the Continent.
Rowena, the young Saxon girl, is fleeing England with her uncle the monk and attempting to reach the Continent across the Channel. Their flight is interrupted by a band of outlaws who offer to guide them.
Set in the years after the Toltec conquest of Ireland and England, three lives become entwined as they face personal desires and challenges of an occupied land, religious tension, and threat of an invasion.
He Searches for Answers…
Dragon shifter Stefan Baudin’s future depends solely on answers from the past. As a boy, his mother willingly walked out of his life, escorted by a small contingent of unknown soldiers. Over a century has passed and the hole in his heart has never filled. Now a hundred questions entwine with the mystery…but the journey will lead him into dangers he never expected and to a woman who enthralls him as no other.
She Searches for Approval…
Isabela Florin is the only female in the Caeli Guard. She has fought her way up the ranks, determined to be the best. In so doing, she hopes to recapture the attention and respect of her parents—even if it means spying on the one man who awakens her desires. However, the commander of her kingdom has other plans for her: Marriage, so he can steal her magic and become the most powerful ruler of their time.
Together, Can They Find Happiness Before Death Finds Them?
When Stefan and Isabela meet, neither want to admit the attraction brewing between them. But as they work together to defeat the evil surrounding the kingdom and to find the answers Stefan seeks, passion boils to the surface until they are forced to make a choice: die together or sacrifice their happiness for the chance to live. In the midst of betrayal and civil unrest, will the lovers be consumed? Or will love, in fact, conquer all?
Sixteen years ago, the strongest of the dragons who once flew free over the kingdom of Auland escaped extinction the only way they knew how; releasing their souls to reside in unaware humans. With a debilitating sickness now spreading through their hosts, time is running out for them once more…
On the streets of the capital city, a teenage gold smuggler named Giselle struggles to survive with the help of the Voice inside her head. Her world is turned upside down when she catches an opportunity to travel to the mountains just as she has always dreamed, but there is a price to pay which she cannot avoid.
Far south in the country, Corran is the youngest son of the dragonslayer who led the battle all those years ago. He clashes with his brothers daily in a battle to prove himself and when he hears of dragon sympathisers in the area he is determined to turn it to his advantage. But with the first footstep outside his home, he sets his destiny to never return.
Two souls cannot live in one body forever. The hibernation is over.