NEW SHORT STORY FOR BETA READERS: Proof

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Hey y’all! I just finished another short story. The description and info are below; I welcome any and everyone to read it!

When a friend turns up dead, Shandolin suspects her lover, an elvish assassin named Rivna, may be the reason why. Shandolin marshals all her skills to prove Rivna is the killer, while Rivna does all she can to convince Shandolin she’s innocent.

PROOF is a completed short story 5,650 words in length set in the world of Aerdh. PROOF is a glimpse into the chaotic political and personal lives of two strong-willed sharp-tongued young women that will leave you wanting more.

Interested? Let me know!

NEW SHORT STORY FOR BETA READERS!!: Blue Flowers

blueflowerswordleHey y’all! I just finished another short story. The description and info are below; I welcome any and everyone to read it!

Pahvo loved Anu before they ever met. Pahvo is a scryer; he sees the future, the past, lives both in a fractured present. When Pahvo first notices Anu across the street, he sees their entire lives together. Anu sees a stranger.

BLUE FLOWERS is a completed short story 4,950 words in length set in the world of Aerdh. BLUE FLOWERS explores the nature of irrevocable and inescapable love.

Interested? Let me know!

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Descriptions are available for all completed projects, both those in submission and those that need beta readers!

ARIAH Update: Draft 2 is finished!

Exciting news! Last night I finished the rewrites on Ariah! I think this second draft came out very strong: much more focused than the first draft, much tighter. And when I say much tighter, I mean I shaved off 75,000 words from draft 1 to draft 2.

I am currently doing a quick and dirty read through to fix timeline issues, address notes I left earlier in the text of the fix-this-later variety, do basic copy editing, etc, but it will be available for any gracious soul who wants to be a beta reader soon!

To whet your appetite, here is a (rough) blurb for it:

Ariah is a man at the mercy of his magic: he is a shaper and a mimic. He feels what those around him feel, and he slips into other’s minds and voices so easily it is a struggle to remember who he is. His magical gifts are a constant struggle even as they are an indelible part of who he is.

 

When his teacher, Dirva, receives an unexpected visitor, Ariah’s magical training comes to a screeching halt. Ariah follows Dirva across borders to a city where there is no one to help him marshal his gifts, where the people around him draw from Ariah wants and needs he cannot acknowledge. In the City of Mages, Ariah meets Dirva’s brother, Sorcha, a man who will change Ariah’s life forever.

 

Ariah is a 128,000 word fantasy novel set in the richly realized Aerdhish universe. It is a story of a young man’s journey to reconcile his heart, his talents, and his beliefs with a world that is sometimes welcoming and sometimes hostile. It is a tale of love found in unexpected places and in unexpected ways.

If you are interested in reading this draft, or if you have any feedback at all which will help me improve my sorely lacking blurb writing skills, please leave a comment!