Works in Progress

 

Here are my current projects:

Fireborn (Reaper Girl #2)
Genre: Fantasy
Status: First draft complete at 23k, awaiting rewrite
Blurb: Leliel discovers she has odd abilities when it comes to the dead, and investigates the presumed suicide of a young man — who, against all evidence to the contrary, was murdered.
Interesting facts about this novella: Leliel’s story started in Reaper Girl (in the Under Her Protection anthology) and I wondered what other adventures she and Rick would have.  This idea hit me hard.

Covenant (book 1 of the Desiri Trilogy)
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Status: Writing stealthily
Blurb: Wherein I combine the Chinese custom of ghost marriage and Egyptian mythology and hope it makes sense. 😉

Survivor
Genre: Psychological Horror
Status: In rewrite
Blurb: You’ll just have to see, won’t you?
Soundtrack: Operation: Mindcrime by Queensryche
Interesting facts about this novel: This book was born waaaay back in 2004 when I needed a brand new novel idea for a class I was taking.  The basic idea was something I’d tucked into a file and forgotten.  I finished the first draft (225k!) in 2009, and promised myself I’d do the rewrite soon.  It’s in 12 different files, so it’s going to be a challenge (I’d gotten stuck and moved on to different plot thread…several times).  Also, the album Operation: Mindcrime by Queensryche inspired some of the mind control aspects of the plot, and I swear at least half of the book wrote itself to that album.  It is also my first real attempt at horror. May become a trilogy.  I do have a sequel planned. 😉

Flamebound (book 1 of the Psy Watch series)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Status: In revision
Blurb: A paranormal romance about a powerful fire-Psy woman being used as a weapon by a sadistic Queen and her childhood sweetheart who dares to rescue her.
Interesting facts about this novel: I’m currently working this through Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel class. So far, it’s coming together nicely. This was originally a 29k novella that was inspired by the song “Take Hold of the Flame” by the band Queensryche. I imagined a world of elemental psychics battling a sadistic Queen in a cold, barren future Earth. And, as always, I continue my fascination with fire. Queen Eva was originally a vampire, but I decided against it because vampires are overdone. So I made her into the kind of psychic who can destroy things — including, but not limited to, memory. And the rest fell into place from there.

I’m hoping to turn this into a series, too.

 

Last updated: 4.30.17

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