Book Genre: Fantasy

Short Story Collection Vol. 1

Title: Short Story Collection Vol. 1
Draft: Published

Includes an extended ending of Lost Girl.

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Word Count: 20699
Release Date: February 8, 2018
Contributors: R.M. Archer, Author; Rachel Ramey, Editor
Genre: , , , ,
ISBN13: 978-1984962034

Synopsis:

In this collection of four speculative fiction short stories, you'll be introduced to the sci-fi/dystopian world of Concordia, a new take on Neverland, and the characters of R.M. Archer's upcoming novel The King's Paladin.

 

 

 

Lost Girl:
Nya is the granddaughter of Captain Hook and has a bitter distaste for Peter Pan. Until she meets him, that is.

Escape Room:
Four teens wake in a dark room. Faced with puzzles they must solve to escape, they uncover a sinister secret.

The Paladins:
Tensions are running high as Eliot Dashire's paladin apprentices near the end of their training, the selection of his successor. Can their relationships survive his decision?

Silence:
Fiona Wildman has special powers. Powers that a scientific mega-corporation wants to exploit.

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The Heart of the Baenor

Title: The Heart of the Baenor
Series: The Dark War Trilogy #0.5
Draft: 1st/2nd

 

This is basically the prequel to The Dark War Trilogy, and I consider it so because Catessa is one of the main characters. She's a totally different person between the two books, as this takes place three years prior to TDWT. It could stand on its own, as could the trilogy, but I'll be publishing it before the trilogy because the trilogy contains spoilers for this book.

The characters are cool and I really enjoy writing them. That's the main draw of this one (or the majority of my books, actually. Or books I read. I just love characters.).

I'm currently working on a third draft, and then I'll send it to beta-readers before sending it off to professional editors and publishing it hopefully in February 2019.

 

Word Count: 57159
Release Date: February 2019
Contributors: R.M. Archer, Author
Genre: , ,

Synopsis:

Catessa is an assassin living in Cron Hatal, the capital of Kaloris. When she’s chosen to go on a mission to find out what the Rashan are up to and why trade has stopped between the Rashan and the rest of Kaloris, she’s less than enthusiastic. She’s happy where she is, and there’s no reason for her to be the one to go.

But the bard who chose her has information she wants, so she reluctantly agrees and finds herself on the long road into the harsh region of Kor-Baen alongside a naïve fisherman and a ranger who won’t protect himself.

When they arrive in Kor-Baen, they find the issue runs far deeper than trade, and soon they’re trying to stop a mysterious war between the Rashan and the docile country of Adrelia. If they fail, Kor-Baen and every Rashan in it will be in danger.

Who’s really behind this disaster?

 


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Excerpt:

Catessa stopped on top of one of the tallest buildings in the city and looked over her shoulder one last time for anyone who might have seen and followed her. There was still no one. Muffled laughter and talking came from the building she crouched on and she made her way to the gutter, sliding down to land on a pile of trash and mud in the alleyway.

She walked around to the front of the tavern and stepped inside, savoring the raucous atmosphere and the sickly sweet smell of alcohol. This place was almost like home.

She made her way immediately to the counter and saw that someone was already in her usual seat. His face was turned away from her, but the light from the nearby fireplace gave his hair a familiar reddish tint.

“You’re in my seat,” Catessa said.

Lost Girl

Title: Lost Girl
Draft: Published

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Release Date: June 5, 2018
Contributors: R.M. Archer, Author
Genre: , ,

Synopsis:

Nya is the granddaughter of Captain Hook, and she has no intention of letting Peter Pan live after what he's done to her family.

When she finally finds his hideout and goes to raid it with her pirate band, she's caught, something she can barely comprehend, and when she starts to fall for Pan, it's an even bigger surprise.

But what will happen when she loses all she's come to love, and even Neverland itself?

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The Last Assassin

Title: The Last Assassin
Series: The Dark War Trilogy #1
Draft: 1st

 

This trilogy is the project I'm most excited about at the moment. I love the characters, the setting, the plot, I just love the whole thing and I'm really excited to be able to share it with people in the future. The general storyline is that there are three countries at war with each other, and each book follows a character in a place of power in one of those three countries. All three books take place at the same time, so the planning and attention to detail necessary is really interesting, particularly since I'm not usually a planner. I've found it's very fun to have important points take place at the exact same time, even if you don't know it at first. It's really cool. You can see the trilogy's Pinterest board here.

Word Count: 74420
Release Date: 2019
Contributors: R.M. Archer, Author
Genre: , ,

Synopsis:

How do you stop a world war when you're the one who started it?

Catessa Regan has been the king's assassin ever since leaving her life in Kaloris' Assassins Guild behind three years ago.
When sent to investigate a rumor about a neighboring king - and kill him if the rumor proves true - she does as instructed... but something tells her the neighboring king is innocent and there's something much bigger going on.
After inadvertently starting a world war, the guilt of all she's done crashes down on her and causes her to wonder if she's worthy of redemption. With years' worth of regret standing in her way, will she be able to prevent her actions from destroying countless innocent lives?


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Excerpt:

“I told King Detren earlier today. No one else in Roenor knows, except for his adviser Nissa. I just handicapped half a crew of pirates, and now the people in the tavern where it happened are hailing me as a hero. I’m not a hero. Heroes don’t kill kings.”

Cor took her hand, his soft against hers. “You may not fit the classic definition of a hero, but I think you are one. Heroes don’t always get things right, but they understand when they’ve done something wrong and try to fix it. That’s what you’re doing.”

The Shadow Raven

Title: The Shadow Raven
Series: The Dark War Trilogy #2
Draft: 1st

 

Thanks to Rachel from the Young Writer community for the temporary cover. :)

This is by far the one I'm most excited to write. This trilogy excites me like no other story I've written with the interconnected storylines, but when I zoom in to the individual books, this is the one I love the most. The characters are more interesting to me, the country is my favorite of the three, the main character's arc is really interesting, and it's just really exciting to me. I've posted excerpts of this one, and posting excerpts is not something I do very often, so that tells you something about my excitement.

 

Word Count: 75171
Release Date: 2019
Contributors: R.M. Archer, Author
Genre: , ,

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Nissa Quail is a thief in the country of Roenor, unwanted even by the man who raised and employed her. When she's caught stealing from the prince, things take an unexpected turn.
Eighteen-year-old Prince Detren Everlind has been resting comfortably in the assumption that he'll have many more years to continue preparing before he has to take the throne.
When the two cross paths they form an unlikely friendship, but all that is put at jeopardy when Nissa's employer disowns her and Detren's father is assassinated. With Nissa determined to prove that she doesn't need anyone's help and Detren struggling to keep his country out of harm's way amidst the danger of impending war, will they be able to reconcile her desire for independence and his instincts to protect? Or will Nissa and Detren both fall, their country with them?


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