Next week I'm planning on posting a few things I've been working on, as I should have more time. A new track with Liam is burning a hole in my brain, and continuing The Southern Arm story is always fun. I'm also playing around with the idea of recapping good fantasy books that I like … Continue reading Checking In
“Don’t you ever find it strange,” Aria said, passing her empty wine glass off to a waiter, “that we spend all this time dancing in ballrooms and eating feasts in preparation for war?” Liam didn’t look at her, as he was in the midst of making smoldering eye contact with Mischa, a few meters away; … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 6
Book 2 of The Ice Queen Trilogy is free November 10th and 11th! Want to know what Casimir is like when he loses control of his magic? Or how the world looks when the west comes into play? You can find it on Amazon HERE.
Whatever embarrassing conversation might have been due after Liam's behavior the previous evening, Thallan from the Snowlands skirted it easily by leaving Aria a message early the next morning. She awoke to a note in neat, tight handwriting indicating his intentions to spend the day in Arramas. Alas, I will be unable to meet with … Continue reading Iotorath, Part 9
“Lady Mischa to see you, my queen,” Aria’s lady’s maid said from the doorway. Aria glanced up from a thick volume on political theory, surprised. Afternoon sunlight poured through the windows and her balcony; Valtteri had taken his paramour for a ride through the city not thirty minutes prior. Mischa stepped into the room with … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 5
“Good morning, my queen,” Valtteri said when Aria met him outside the second floor dining room for breakfast. His admirer, Mischa, waited one step behind him, wringing her hands. “Good morning,” Aria said. Liam made a beeline through the doors for one of many bottles of spiced rum dotting the huge wooden dining table; he … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 4
Book 2 of The Ice Queen Trilogy is free today (which also happens to be my birthday)! You can find it on Amazon HERE or click the link on the sidebar. Want to know how Aria and Casimir deal with mage politics blowing up in their face? Or who this guy Liam is showing up … Continue reading The Mage King: Free Today!
“Mages,” Liam sighed, pouring himself a drink. He and Aria stood on a balcony overlooking the palace’s inner gardens; a cold, crisp breeze rustled snow from a weeping willow. One of Valtteri’s courtships and a few of her friends gathered conspiratorially around a frozen fountain at the center of the courtyard. “I like him,” Aria … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 3
“That little prick,” Lukas snarled as soon as Aria finished relaying the events of the evening. “He's barely more than a whelp and he's already knocking women around? Where did he learn it?” “Some learn it from their parents, but some have violent urges that aren't learned at all,” Valtteri said. “Unless we've missed something, … Continue reading Iotorath, Part 8
“He’s courting,” Liam said, sidling up behind Aria with a drink in his hand. They stared in opposite directions, their lips barely moving as they spoke; around them, nobles alternated between watching Aria with curiosity and dancing, drinking, or gathering in groups to talk. Most of Valtteri’s court had so far shied from speaking with … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 2