Book Genre: Fantasy

The Half-Elves

Title: The Half-Elves
Series: The Half-Elves Trilogy #1, The Hylands Series #1
Genre: , ,
Draft: 1st
Word Count: 2116

Synopsis:

(This is a very rough draft of a synopsis.)

The Elfbournes have a loving adopted family, a settled routine, and good friends, but all of that is turned upside-down when a faerie shows up and tells them they’re princes and princesses of a fantastical kingdom known as The Hylands.

Introduced to a new world with new rules, the Elfbournes struggle to connect with parents and a sister they barely remember and train to defend themselves and their kingdom from a foreign king who will do anything in his power to control The Hylands.

Elk is determined to prove himself up to the tasks set before him, Leafman struggles to have his voice heard, Sarabrina grows desperately homesick, and Saria seems to be the only one who truly belongs in The Hylands. But the threat of invasion is something none of them can set aside to conquer their own troubles, and war is looming ever closer. If they fail, it will mean losing everything they’ve just discovered, but if they succeed it just might mean gaining the acceptance of their people.

Commentary:

I originally wrote this story between the ages of seven and eleven and edited when I was thirteen. Every aspect of the story has been significantly updated and improved since then, but it (hopefully) retains the same heart. So far it's been a blast to dive back into the world--now much deeper than four years ago--and flesh out the familiar characters more fully. ^-^

Calligraphy Guild

Title: Calligraphy Guild
Genre: , ,

Synopsis:

Dragon ink allows writers to set history in stone--or to change it. Only the most skilled and trustworthy are allowed into the ranks of the calligraphers, and no one is ever to mess with the past or the future. But when the Hairen calligraphy guild is set upon by ancient dragons demanding a time-changer be destroyed, Duyên Lai is left to wonder which of her guildmates has broken their oath and altered time.

Commentary:

The world, characters, and relationships in this are all super cool to write. Everything is really different from what I normally write, so it's fun to stretch out of my usual comfort zone and explore these more creative options. The nation where this story takes place is Asian-inspired, and you can explore it more here. If you'd like a basic aesthetic of the story, you'll find that here.

The Mirror-Hunter Chronicles

Title: The Mirror-Hunter Chronicles
Genre: ,
Draft: Complete
Release Date: May 1, 2019
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Synopsis:

All the fairytales you've heard are wrong, but I'm here to set the record straight.

I'm Solem Anders, Mirror-Hunter, and this is what really happened.

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events meets Disney in this short story series as Solem Anders pursues a volatile magic mirror across Farilin, seeking to destroy it and end its trail of tragedy. But when princess Eira steps in his path and enlists his help to overthrow her mother, he is lured into her Pack by the promise of information. Is this the shortest path to the mirror, or just a treacherous diversion?

With the mirror barely out of reach, Solem's time is ticking away, and he'll lose far more than a princess when the clock strikes.

 

Available for purchase on Amazon now!

ISBN13: 9781093548976

Short Story Collection Vol. 1

Title: Short Story Collection Vol. 1
Genre: , , , ,
Draft: Published
Word Count: 20699
Release Date: February 8, 2018
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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.

Includes an extended ending of Lost Girl.

Available in print for $8.99 OR on Kindle for $2.99!

ISBN13: 978-1984962034

The Masked Captain

Title: The Masked Captain
Series: The Masked Captain Trilogy #1
Genre: , ,
Draft: 1st
Word Count: 28130

Synopsis:

Princess Rynn is tired of her father’s inaction. The kingdom’s military has fallen into disrepair after years of peace, but now wolf-men ravage the countryside at Scythia’s border, and the king is deaf to Rynn’s protests that he revitalize the army.

With no one else willing to rock the boat, Rynn leaves the castle under cover of darkness and dons a new identity--Aelgan Revine, military captain--and takes charge of the local military company. But will she be able to keep her true identity hidden under a mask, safe from both her men and her father, long enough to eradicate the lupine threat?

Excerpt:
Rynn’s eyes flashed open and she threw off the covers as quietly as possible. Grabbing her dagger sheath and book from the bedside table on her way, she tiptoed to the door and leaned close enough to hear Kallum’s steady breathing on the other side. Not steady enough to indicate sleep, of course. Kallum took his job far too seriously for that.

Cold radiated through her feet and she stepped back onto the rug as she strapped her dagger on over her nightgown. She crossed the room to the window, left open before she went to bed. She swung herself over the sill, letting out a low hiss as she banged her knee on the stone. The vine that grew oh-so-conveniently all the way from the ground to her solar window provided an excellent ladder—as it had many nights previous. Upon reaching the ground, Rynn took a deep breath of crisp night air and smiled, twirling once between lying down several feed from the keep window and cracking open her book to read by moonlight. She sniffed the pages and momentarily enjoyed the aroma before settling in completely, trying to ignore the howls from the northern forest but unable to fully banish her annoyance

Halfway through the night, she fell asleep to the sound of cicadas.

********

Rynn woke when the sun began creeping above the far-distant mountains. The reddish light—and heat, with it—spread across her face as if peeling back a mask, and she sat up to face the mountains. She squinted as she admired the red and purple clouds that stretched across the sky like ribbons. After a moment, she collected her book and climbed back up to her room. Her morning-weak arms struggled to keep a strong hold on the vine, but they steadily strengthened and she climbed inside without mishap. She nearly hissed as her bare feet struck the cold stone floor, and danced onto the rug.

“Did you enjoy your clandestine meeting?”

Rynn’s head snapped up and she spotted the dark hair that peeked above the back of her chair. She should have noticed the fireplace was lit. “Clandestine meeting?” Rynn repeated, trying to regain control of the situation, and her heart rate. “I think you mean ‘clandestine reading’.”

“Was it worth putting your life in danger?” Kallum rose from the chair and faced Rynn with his arms crossed and a familiar glare on his face.

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