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The Fae of Bitter Thorn
Heir of Bitter Thorn (The Fae of Bitter Thorn, #0)
This prequel novella is available exclusively inside a fae anthology called, Realms of Fae and Shadow. Heir of Bitter Thorn is the 2nd story inside the anthology.
With Elora’s unwanted marriage approaching, she’s desperate to have some excitement before it arrives. A dryad appears and asks for help with saving a lost prince from the clutches of an evil queen. Believing it’s nothing more than a dream, Elora agrees willingly.
But Faerie is more dangerous than she imagined. Alongside iridescent clouds and frosted beauty, it also has dangerous enchantments, scheming fae, and frightening trolls. Even with her experienced sword skills, the land challenges her courage and wit to their breaking points.
Unfortunately, she already broke the first rule of Faerie: Never enter a bargain.
Now she has no choice. She must save the prince… or die.
Court of Bitter Thorn (The Fae of Bitter Thorn, #1)
Betray a prince and conspire with a king. What could possibly go wrong?
Brannick is a fae prince eager to win a chance to become High King. He tricks Elora into a bargain, where she must teach him her experienced sword skills. She is forced to enter the realm of Faerie and can’t go back home until the prince becomes the next High King. Or until he’s taken out of the running.
With her young sisters starving and alone in the mortal realm, Elora must return soon if she wants to save them. Sabotaging Brannick’s chance at the crown will be much faster than helping him win.
The fae prince may be charming, ambitious, and devilishly handsome, but that won’t stop Elora from selling his secrets to the highest bidder.
By day, she helps train the prince and ignores her growing attraction to him. By night, she conspires with a nearby king whose plans could destroy half of Faerie.
If she gets caught, Brannick will kill her. But what’s life without a little bit of danger?
Castle of Bitter Thorn (The Fae of Bitter Thorn, #2)
Only pain can break a fae bargain.
After deciding to stay in Faerie, Elora still has to help Prince Brannick become High King. She must keep her sword skill and training lessons with the prince a secret. It seems easy… until it isn’t.
The prince is controlled by a bargain with Queen Alessandra. She can force him to lose his rightful place as High King unless they find a way to stop her.
To make matters worse, a conniving fae seeks Elora for his own gain. If he can’t have her, he’ll go for her sisters.
Secrets only protect as long as they’re kept, but these secrets are about to be broken.
Crown of Bitter Thorn (The Fae of Bitter Thorn, #3)
Faerie will never be the same.
Prince Brannick is still desperate to regain his rightful place as High King of Faerie. He needs support from the other courts, which will not come easily.
The leaders of the other courts require him to offer favors and bargains that put him at a disadvantage.
It might worry him more if his heart wasn’t so broken.
Mortals in Faerie might prove its undoing. And this time, it will be for good.
Queen of Bitter Thorn (The Fae of Bitter Thorn, #4)
Faerie cannot last much longer.
The fight continues. The stakes are higher than ever. Every fae must choose a side.
But every side will lose. The only question is… who will live?
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The Elements of Kamdaria
The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria 1-4)
After ten years of training at an elite academy, Talise clearly has a gift for manipulating the elements of water, air, earth, and fire. But only one student from her class can ascend to become the Master Shaper—an honored position in the palace court and military and Talise’s ticket to a better future.
If she fails, Talise will return to her dog-eat-dog existence in the outer ring.
But she has competition. Aaden, a handsome student from the privileged inner ring might steal the chance away from her.
The emperor is impressed by the great skill Talise and Aaden possess. He offers them a chance to prove their skill in a set of trials.
But the palace holds dangers that make Talise’s rough upbringing in the outer ring seem like child’s play.
In this unfamiliar world of intrigue and lies, Talise must decide who to trust. Will her gift save her or betray her?
This book includes novellas 1-4 of The Elements of Kamdaria: Ice Crown, Wind Crown, Dust Crown, and Flame Crown.
The Elements of the Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria 5-8)
The problems in her empire are only just beginning.
Talise has plenty of work ahead of her. Her freedom is only temporary, and nothing is what it seems.
This book includes novellas 5-8 of The Elements of Kamdaria: River Gate, Smoke Gate, Vine Gate, and Ember Gate.
The Elements of the Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria 9-12)
In the deadliest part of the empire, Talise’s survival has never been in greater jeopardy.
Talise heads to place she thought she would never return. The people are angrier than ever but so is the emperor. If she can’t fix everything, lives will be destroyed.
This book includes novellas 9-12 of The Elements of Kamdaria: Water Storm, Air Storm, Earth Storm, and Fire Storm.
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Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1)
It’s an honor to train at the academy.
Talise is from the Storm, the crime-laden and desperate outer ring of the continent of Kamdaria. Each day, mere survival nearly takes away her ability to manipulate the elements.
Her only chance of escape is to train at the academy and eventually become Master Shaper. Talise knows the stakes, but she also fears what she must leave behind.
Her future awaits, but only if she can stop clinging to the past.
Fans of Red Queen and Avatar the Last Airbender will love this heart-wrenching dystopian fantasy.
Wind Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 2)
The trials are a test of honor. But are they something more as well?
Talise should be the automatic winner of the competition. The title of Master Shaper should be hers. But then Aaden sabotages her demonstration and everything changes.
Now the emperor is determined to test their honor and skill through a series of trials. No matter how hard Talise tries, her every attempt seems to displease the emperor.
Could it be that something more is going on?
Dust Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 3)
Talise must prove her leadership before the masquerade ball arrives.
The enemy is knocking on the gates of the palace. A fight ensues. Talise is finally given the title of Master Shaper, but it’s still clear that the emperor doesn’t believe in her.
A masquerade ball is approaching and the emperor gives her until then to prove her leadership ability.
Will it be enough time?
Flame Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 4)
Alone and frightened, Talise is one wrong move away from death.
After being kidnapped and imprisoned, Talise doesn’t know why she is still alive. Kessoku wants something, and she’s determined to find out what it is.
The only question is, can she stay alive in the process?
River Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 5)
The future is uncertain. No one is happy. Talise must find her place in it all.
Kamdaria is full of unrest. Citizens of the Crown are angry at the emperor for lying about Kessoku. Citizens of the Gate are angry at the state of their once great empire. And citizens of Storm are beginning to awaken after years of oppression.
Smoke Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 6)
A mentor she never expected. A life she can’t leave behind. This journey will take her far beyond current limits.
Talise knows little of what the future will hold. But one thing is clear, this spiritual journey will change everything. Can she prove her honor? Will it be in time?
Vine Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 7)
Talise’s spiritual journey is complete, but the enemy is more powerful than ever.
With friends so powerful, a heist was only a matter of time. Her worthiness is tested yet again when a powerful artifact goes missing. But she and her friends are hardly discouraged. With powers like theirs, they’ve just been waiting for a moment like this.
Ember Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 8)
The time for rescue has finally come.
With more power than ever at her disposal, Talise finally has the opportunity to save those who should have been saved long ago. But her enemies have grown more powerful too.
And time is running out.
Water Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 9)
In a dark and dangerous land, Talise has never fought so hard for her life.
Hiding is easy, but surviving… not so much. Courage and patience are necessary to gain trust from the people around them. But just when that trust seems to build, a fracture goes through it. Talise must face a poisoned land, a fierce enemy, and even death itself.
With so many lives hanging in the balance, she must decide whose side she’s really on.
Air Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 10)
Her training could save the empire… or steal her life.
Talise must do more than she has ever done. Even with her great skills at manipulating the elements, the war has reached a tipping point. She must train like she has never done before.
If she fails, everything will be lost.
Earth Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 11)
Talise is ready to change the empire, but she might not have the strength to do it.
Only one thing is standing in the way of the gathering citizens. When Talise attempts to destroy the barrier, she is weakened so much that she can’t stand.
While recovering, things within her army continue to run smoothly. It makes her dream of a simpler life. It also gives her time to focus on the one she loves.
When he begins to avoid her, she gets desperate.
Soon, a meeting takes place that changes everything. Those who claimed to fight for the same cause as her, make new promises… and new threats.
She’ll have to accept her duty, or Kamdaria will forever be ruled by revenge.
Fire Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 12)
With the final battle upon her, Talise barely has the strength to stand.
She must enter the palace and imprison the emperor. Since her army started at a disadvantage, retreat is the only option.
No healers can be found. The emperor’s army is eager to destroy her rebellion. But when she gets separated from her friends, things look worse than ever.
If she doesn’t survive, Kamdaria will be lost forever.
Truth Seer Trilogy
Truth Seer Book 1
Being a human lie detector is great… until you realize how often people lie.
Imara’s life is finally going the way she’s always dreamed. Until her sister is taken hostage by crazed fanatics, forcing her into a fight she wants no part of.
A hundred years in the future, Imara’s evolved senses as a truth seer give her an advantage over the obstacles ahead. But her gift is also a curse: years of baggage weigh heavily on her shoulders.
Imara descends into the catacombs, leading a rescue mission for her sister and the other hostages. Secrets are uncovered at every turn that threaten to tear the group apart and soon it’s not just the lives of the hostages that are at stake.
When Imara finally understands what the fanatic kidnappers are planning, she’s forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.
Healer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 2)
Cairo 2121. The city is failing.
To save the city, all they need is a list.
A list that has the names needed to take down the slave cartel that targets orphans. A list that’s impossible to find.
In an unfamiliar city, Imara attempts to secure the list, but her efforts are thwarted again and again by a man who grips Cairo with terror and control.
She joins a security team, hoping to save Cairo and her new boyfriend’s business all at the same time. With the team’s numbers dwindling more each day, they prepare for an upcoming event to attract new recruits to help them hunt down the list and stop the terror for good.
But then, their efforts get hijacked by an old threat and their problems multiply. Now, Imara faces a man who enslaves orphans and a woman who craves revenge. As the fight progresses, she’s forced to make an impossible choice:
Fix the mistakes of her past… or save the city?
Truth Changer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 3)
The past is back to haunt her… and it’s decided to mess with her head.
Finally, the exciting conclusion to theTruth Seer Trilogy!
Imara has learned about the world, made new friends, and fought strong enemies. This newest enemy will be her biggest challenge yet. Join Imara on the adventure of her life where she will be tested and torn beyond her limits. She is stronger and smarter now, but will it be enough?