Ashes

Ashes

Emory, a princess living in the lavish palace of Tryn, must marry to secure the future of her kingdom, but she yearns to see the world beyond her home. Her father warns her of the growing tensions between neighboring kingdoms, so she instead resorts to old books to quench her curiosity. There, she reads of an ancient mystery about her kingdom. She worries she may never find answers to the questions it presents, until an unexpected guest arrives in Tryn. He offers her the explanations she seeks, and also claims a curse is to blame for impending wars between kingdoms. While the leaders of Tryn dismiss his claims, Emory believes him; in hopes of ending the curse, she runs away from her home to follow him. But when he is mysteriously killed, Emory finds herself alone in desperate lands, more dangerous than she ever imagined. Before she can decide her next step, she encounters a sinister power and is ensnared in a menacing plot to destroy her world. She must rely on her faith in new-found friends and the knowledge of the great mystery to prevent war and make it home alive.

 

I’ve finished several drafts of this novel and am currently submitting to literary agencies.

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Moth & Rust

Moth & Rust


         Moth and Rust begins within the confines of a gated city, where Eve fights for a future as a physician in one of America’s last universities. Beyond the gates an unsafe country wanes with poverty and desperation. Abroad, an incessant war over scarce resources has begun, threatening to reach American soil. Amidst the turmoil, weakened nations fall victim to a clandestine organization whose leader intends to eliminate the excess population and select those fit to carry humankind into the future. When the organization takes hold of Eve’s city, guards collect its inhabitants. Eve is thrown into a vicious competition for survival in which her compassion has no place, and she is forced to re-examine the distinction between good and evil, human and animal, until an unexpected encounter with one of the guards changes the prospect of her future. Faced with the choice to escape, she embarks on a dangerous journey to reclaim freedom, finding love in the face of loss, and hope in the face of despair.