(FYI: Some have called these fantasy but there is no magic, just Amazons)
The world of Forest and Fletch
The Arrow of Artemis Series
The Fletcher (The Arrow of Artemis series book 1) January 3, 2018
Finalist for the 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the debut category!
Kyri is a fletcher, following in the footsteps of her father, and his father before him. However, fate is a fickle mistress, and six years after the death of her mother, she’s faced with the fact that her father is dying as well. Forced to leave her sheltered little homestead in the woods, Kyri discovers that there is more to life than just hunting and making master quality arrows. During her journey to find a new home and happiness, she struggles with the path that seems to take her away from the quiet life of a fletcher. She learns that sometimes the hardest part of growing up is reconciling who we were, with who we will become.
The Archer (The Arrow of Artemis series book 2) April 2, 2018
Kyri was raised a fletcher but after finding a new home and family with the Telequire Amazons, she discovers a desire to take on more responsibility within the tribe. She has skills they desperately need and she is called to action to protect those around her. But Kyri's path is ever-changing even as she finds herself altered by love, loyalty, and grief. Far away from home, the new Amazon is forced to decide what to sacrifice and who to become in order to get back to all that she has left behind. And she wonders what is worse, losing everyone she’s ever loved or having those people lose her?
Kyri has known her share of loss in the two decades that she has been alive. She never expected to find herself a slave in roman lands, nor did she think she had the heart to become a gladiatrix. But with her soul shattered she must fight to see her way back home again. Will she win her freedom and return to all that she has known, or will she become another kind of slave to the killer that has taken over her mind? The only thing that is certain through it all is her love and devotion to Queen Orianna.
[Romantic Erotica] You've been warned! LOL
This is a short story that takes place after The Sagittarius.
Promises kept earn the sweetest rewards.
Words: 3,600 ~WORK IN PROGRESS~
Queen Orianna of the Telequire Amazons wasn’t always a Queen. Her journey to the Monarch’s mask was one of hardship, pain, and sacrifice. Ori's path began as a little girl when she had just two priorities, her goddess and her sister. She made a pledge to one to always protect the other. Love never figured into the plan, never fit into her life. Until suddenly one day it did.
Sarah Colby has always run from commitment. But after more than a year on the road following her musical dreams, even she yearns for a little stability. Her sister Annie is only too happy to welcome her back home. When she meets Annie’s boss, Nobel Keller, she’s immediately drawn to the woman’s youthful good looks and dangerous charisma. The first night together leaves Sarah aching for more, but the second shows her the true price of passion.
Warning: Graphic Sexual Content
Sarah Colby is a musician, teacher, lover, sister, and so much more. In the past year, she learned that sometimes life takes you places you never even knew existed. For Sarah and her sister Annie, they found out that not only were the monsters real but sometimes you loved them. Now the Colby sisters and their friends are being targeted by someone with a grudge. They must discover who is attacking the people of Columbus or risk losing all that they hold dear. Nobel Keller is with them every step of the way but will she bring salvation or merely the end of their lives in Columbus?
Warning: Graphic Sexual Content
Jamie is an engineer who keeps humor close to her heart and people at arm's length. Kelsey is a dental assistant who deals with everything from the hilarious to the disgusting on a daily basis. What happens when a driving app brings them together as friends? The nerd car and the rainbow car both know a thing or two about hazard avoidance. When a flat tire brings them together in person, Jamie immediately realizes that Kelsey isn't just another woman on her radar. Both of them have struggled to break free from stereotypes while they navigate the road of life. As their friendship deepens they realize that sometimes you have to break the rules to get where you need to go.
Ash Hayes was failed by the system at the tender age of sixteen and suffered an addiction. As a result she lives her life weighed down by the guilt of her past. To atone for childhood misdeeds, Ash trained as a paramedic after high school and eventually became a firefighter with the Detroit fire department, along with her childhood best friend Derek. Friend, confidant, brother, he has been her light in an otherwise dark life. When tragedy strikes on the job, injury and forced leave from the department are the least of her concerns. Suffering from even more guilt and depression after the loss of her two closest friends Ash is set adrift in a sea of pain.
When Mia Thomas buys the house next door, Ash finds friendship in the most unlikely of places. It's Mia's nature to help and to heal. Many would say she has a knack for finding the broken ones and leading them into the light. But Ash's secret still lives deep inside her. Before the firefighter can even think of a future, she has to amend her past. Like the phoenix of legend, Ash has to burn her fears to the ground before she can be reborn.
Sci-fi and Fantasy
Dystopian Science Fiction
Winner of the 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award in Science Fiction/ Fantasy!!
By the end of the 21st century, the world had become a harsh place. After decades of natural and man-made catastrophes, nations fell, populations shifted, and seventy percent of the continents became uninhabitable without protective suits. Technological advancement strode forward faster than ever and it was the only thing that kept human society steady through it all. No one could have predicted the discovery of the Dream Walkers. They were people born with the ability to leave their bodies at will, unseen by the waking world. Having the potential to become ultimate spies meant the remaining government regimes wanted to study and control them. The North American government, under the leadership of General Rennet, demanded that all Dream Walkers join the military program. For any that refused to comply, they were hunted down and either brainwashed or killed.
The very first Dream Walker discovered was a five year old girl named Julia. And when the soldiers came for her at the age of twenty, she was already hidden away. A decade later found Julia living a new life under the government’s radar. As a secure tech courier in the capital city of Chicago, she does her job and the rest of her time avoids other people as much as she is able. The moment she agrees to help another fugitive Walker is when everything changes. Now the government wants them both and they’ll stop at nothing to get what they want.
Sci-Fi / Mixed Genre
Psiere is a world of intrigue where old ideology meets new. The Makers built massive pyramids on each continent and filled them with encrypted texts and advanced technology. The two suns, Archeos and Illeos shine down on a mostly undiscovered planet with a psionic race of people living on land, and violent sea people below the water. The Queen seeks to make the world a better place for all Psierians but her daughter, Royal Sovereign Connate Olivienne Dracore, seeks only to solve the Divine Mystery.
The Connate makes her living as a historical adventurist and wants the answer to two important questions. Who were the Makers and where did they go? Because she is the heir, Olivienne travels with a security force and resents it every moment. Each one of her captains has either quit or been injured trying to keep up with the risk-taking woman. That’s where Commander Castellan Tosh comes in. Capable, confident, and oh-so-dashing, she is forced to switch career corps to take charge of Olivienne’s team. Sparks fly from the moment they meet and things only get hotter as they chase down the clues to the greatest mystery of all time.
Map of Psiere
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The Lost Temple of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers: book 2)
As the heir to the throne, Royal Connate Olivienne Dracore cannot escape having a Shield team protecting her wherever she goes. But with the addition of Shield Commander Castellan Tosh, she has a team that doesn't just guard her person but also aids in her job as a Historical Adventurist. She knows without a doubt that together they can unravel the Divine Mystery of who the Makers were and why they created the great temples.
With the conclusion of their last mission, Olivienne acquired the map needed to find the mysterious third great temple of Psiere. And there is no one better to accompany than her beloved Cmdr. Tosh. But before they can leave to brave the dangers of the unknown, first they must brave their own Oathing Ceremony. They will need each other for the coming mission because as with all things related to the Makers, mystery often begets mystery and danger is always just a wrong step away. Especially when the prize is something that could change Psiere forever.
Sci-Fi / Superhero
The world was forever changed when a government genetic experiment created the Chromodecs from a dead alien in 1952. Decades later, when it became apparent that society needed a way to deal with hybrid humans capable of dangerous kinetic powers, the CORP was created. The Chromodec Office of Restraint and Protection was a special government police agency formed to keep track of the Chromodecs.
This particular tale involves two refugees, young babies who were sent down to Earth to escape being used as pawns in an interplanetary war despite the fact that Earth itself wasn’t so safe. Destined to be Q’sirrahna, or soul mates as the humans called it, Amari Losira del Rey and Zendara Inyri Baen-Tor would grow to be more powerful than any other beings on the planet, if they could find each other first.
After being forced to hide from the CORP when it’s realized their powers could level entire cities, Amari and Zen will have to answer one question. Who will save the world when it all falls apart?
Classic Science Fiction
Remember Me, Synthetica
What happens when a roboticist loses her memory but finds a conscience?
Dr. Alexandra Turing is a brilliant roboticist whose intellect is unrivaled in the field of artificial intelligence. With a very small circle of friends and coworkers, she dedicates her life to the Synthetica project at her father’s company, Organic Advancement Solutions (OAS). While science has always come easy, Alexandra continuously struggles to understand emotional cues and responses.
Alexandra’s life is completely rebooted when she gets struck by a car in front of her favorite coffee shop and wakes from a coma six months later. Traumatic brain injury has caused damage to multiple areas of the brain leaving her with various after-effects. She has spotty memory of her past beyond the most recent two years, she has no memory of taste, touch, or smell, and her personality is noticeably different. Despite the changes, Alex feels reborn as she navigates her way back into her old life, returning to the Synthetica project and re-learning all the things she used to know. Part of her new journey includes dating the alluring Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Emily St. Johns.
Emily is both intrigued and enamored with the brilliant and the strangely naive scientist. Alex feels the same way as they grow closer emotionally the longer they remain a couple. But there are things about Alex and OAS that ring alarm bells to Emily. With Emily’s prompting, Alex undergoes testing that leaves her with more questions than answers. What she discovers changes more than her life, it will change the world around her.
Aderri is in a quandary. While she's a powerful dragon shifter with some light defensive magic, she can't change form without causing major panic across the land. That normally wouldn't be a problem because she has primarily spent her decades away from the Clan within larger cities and universities that are relatively safe.
When she gets the news that she must come home for the naming ceremony of a new child, she's forced to hire Elys, a half-elven swords-woman, to see her safely there. Of course things are never as simple as they seem. Not only do they have to traverse the land between two hostile kingdoms, but Aderri's Clan expects her to return with a romantic interest. After all, that is the only reason Clan are supposed to leave their home territory. To do otherwise would risk expulsion. So, for the added promise of triple Elys' normal fee, the half-elf agrees to pretend to be Aderri's love interest.
They only have to convince a Clan full of magical mixed-shifters for a week that they burn for each other, what could go wrong?
The Scientere and the Captain's Case (Adventures of an Awkward Scientere: book1)
My challenge: "Write about something funny that happened to a humorous inventor who collects space trash."
What happens when a crazy inventor discovers a shiny metal case floating outside her space station? The Scientere Exremus is always looking for inspiration for her inventions so she hauls the item in. And it stands to reason that such a curious bit of space trash would have a homing beacon. The case itself is actually very valuable to Cpt. Dasho of The Galleum. That lost item will bring essential relief to the ship captain's pressing problem and she desperately wants it back. Their meeting poses an interesting question that only rigorous science can answer.
The Scientere and the Denobian Device (Adventures of an Awkward Scientere: book2)
Scientere Extremus Amedrelda Thotzmith has been traveling on The Galleum for three months, and the science has been excellent the entire time. Cpt. Jinda Dasho makes sure her Chief Science Officer is always well attended. After all, scientific conclusions were an important part of daily life aboard the star-drive ship. Their routine is shaken when the Galleum takes on its first titillarian passenger. Titillarians and scienteres were as different as night and day, and until one highly unusual trip on the Galleum no one ever would have guessed there could be an intersection of the two professions.
Series Word Count: 43,773
This is a collection of short one-shot fiction pieces about the first kiss between Kara Danvers/Supergirl and Lena Luthor. No story in the series is related to another, they are all one-shots.
Part 1 of Supercorp First Kisses Collection
Word Count: 2,420
Someone is thirsty, but who is it?
Part 2 of Supercorp First Kisses Collection
Word Count: 5,136
Kara is always sorry, always saying the words. But Lena doesn't put the clues together until she hears those same words come from Supergirl's lips.
Part 3 of Supercorp First Kisses Collection
Word Count: 6,593
How does a poor reporter manage to keep herself fed with the necessary amount of calories needed to save National City over and over? Lena Luthor makes it her mission to assuage that hunger.
Part 4 of Supercorp First Kisses Collection
Word Count: 6,446
Saving the word is hard, exhaustion is sometimes a certainty. And it's nice to have a someone safe when you fall asleep.
Part 5 of Supercorp First Kisses Collection
Word Count: 7,090
Lena's heart breaks when she realizes that that there is something going on between Kara Danvers and Supergirl. Because the truth is, she has fallen completely in love with her best friend.
Part 6 of Supercorp First Kisses Collection
Word Count: 7,881
When Supergirl is blinded saving Lena Luthor from a terrorist attack, they must trust and rely on each other to be safe again. But as they grow closer in the aftermath of the hero's injury, secrets are unveiled.
Part 7 of Supercorp First Kisses Collection
Word Count: 8,207
The President and Colonel Hayley are on a witch hunt for Supergirl's secret identity and in a last ditch effort to protect her sister, Alex makes yet another sacrifice. Supergirl shatters with lost hope and turns to Lena Luthor fix the broken pieces.
Xena: Warrior Princess
There is a strength that lies in loss, and loss comes to all with enough time. Gabrielle struggles with Xena's death in the years following the events in Jappa. When she reaches the breaking point of her grief, a very good friend suggests reconnecting with the Amazons. What she learns about herself will shape the future, and become a tale to be told for generations to follow. (Post FIN)