Cities built into the bones and husks of immense beasts, a conspiracy to free the evil gods imprisoned in the hollowed-out center of the planet, and the secret daughter of a terrorist mastermind and a business magnate somehow at the center of it all.
Unwilling Souls (Book 1)
Three things never stay buried: secrets, hatreds,
and the gods...
Ses Lucani has never known her parents. Powerful leaders in the cold war left over after the gods' imprisonment, Ses's mother and father are now bitter rivals, each pretending their secret daughter doesn't exist. Raised by her grandfather, Ses now lives in the hollowed-out center of the planet and learns to forge wrightings, tools imbued with soul energy and used to maintain the prison of the gods.
When terrorists attack the prison on her sixteenth birthday, Ses is forced to flee after the ensuing investigation reveals the secret of her parentage. Suddenly, the very parents who abandoned her may be the only people she can trust. Running from government operatives and fanatic cultists, Ses meets Murien, a boy with fingers in a shadowy network that can lead her to her father.
But some secrets are darker than parentage. On her way to find her father, Ses will uncover truths about her family and herself that will shatter her understanding of the world and risk the return of the gods themselves.
A Game of Horns
Red. The color of blood, of war, of passion—and of a new unicorn herd.
A Game of Horns: A Red Unicorn Anthology has gathered 21 original stories about red unicorns from famous and soon-to-be-famous authors, including New York Times best-selling authors Jody Lynn Nye and David Farland. Some stories feature physical unicorns; most do not. Some unicorns are kind; most are not.
From a battlefield to a candy store, from zombie unicorns in rural America to telepathic unicorns on the dark side of Europa, from the fantastical past to the possible future, no creative avenue or conflict remains unexplored by these talented storytellers.
Pick a story. Take a chance. And play A Game of Horns.
All profits benefit the Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Colored Lens - Spring 2014
The goal of speculative fiction has always been to examine the real world through the lens of the imaginary. By considering what could be, we gain a better understanding of what is.
The Colored Lens strives to do exactly that. By publishing ten to twelve short stories and serialized novellas a quarter in genres ranging from fantasy, to science fiction, to slipstream or magical realism, we hope to help our readers see the world just a bit differently than before they came to us.
Featuring works by Marcelina Vizcarra, Peter J. Enyeart, Steve Toase, Greg Little, Melinda Moore, Jeff Suwak, Dusty Cooper, Nyki Blatchley, Damien Krsteski, Iulian Ionescu, J.A. Becker, and Todd Thorne.
Edited by Dawn Lloyd and Daniel Scott.
"A Marsh Called Solitude" can be found in Undercurrents: An Anthology of What Lies Beneath.
"Shattered Pieces Swept Away" can be found in Dragon Writers: An Anthology.
"The Whole of Me" and "His Most Violent Friend" can be found in A Game of Horns: A Red Unicorn Anthology.
My novelette "Some Say in Surf" can be found in the Spring 2014 Issue of The Colored Lens.
Ungrateful God (Unwilling Souls Book 2)
Souls stir in the black of night, and demons grow ever bolder...
The Artisan Guild is on the run, and it’s all Ses Lucani’s fault. While her newfound powers of possession helped her rescue her father and prevent the gods’ return, her trust in Murien Alaini meant she unknowingly revealed Guild headquarters. Traveling to their new base in the immense crab city of Ocypode, Ses arrives to find that her father’s Guild has vanished and that Ocypode’s citizens can’t remember what happens at night.
Sent undercover to the Pit to infiltrate the apprentice smiths helping to maintain the prison of the gods, Murien is still wracked with guilt over his betrayal of Ses. When the Centrality government seizes direct control of the Pit and the first polistraat officer turns up dead, Murien doesn’t know who he can trust—or whether he might be next.
The servants of the gods have dark plans for both Ocypode and the Pit, and Ses is forced into an unlikely team with a demon, a mysterious hellship pilot, and—if she can stomach it—Murien himself to uncover the truth