Here are my current projects:
Fireborn (Reaper Girl #2)
Status: Rewrite complete, awaiting edits
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. 😉
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.
Genre: Supernatural/thriller/erotica (in other words, I’m not sure yet)
Status: Writing now
Blurb: Amnesiac rock singer and a news reporter are connected in some way…but how?
Interesting facts about this novel: This started out as a challenge to start a book with erotica and build a plot from that (in 2010). And, a personal betrayal. Both things collided at exactly the right time and boom! Story idea! The idea morphed into something I couldn’t even imagine, and has nothing to do with the personal betrayal. That was only the beginning. And a fascinating question I’d asked myself.
Soundtrack: Midnight by Tyler Glenn, a singer I just discovered.
Last updated: 1.13.18