I have a short story currently available to read for free on Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. It’s inspired by watching friends and family fall victim to the schemes of multi-level marketing companies (also known as social selling companies), only this time, I added an Outer Limits twist to it. I hope you check it out!
Nicole carefully places the Bella Café sticker over the tell-tale yellow arches. “My coffee,” she tells the approaching child. “Want some?” Please don’t want some. Your teeth look like rocks. Doesn’t your mother care?
The girl tucks a few greasy strands of hair behind her ear, revealing the rest of her lopsided face. No doctor could save that face. “Nah. I’m waiting for the water.” She points to the old water pump in the middle of the park.
Nicole looks past the water pump. Beyond the road and wall of tall shrubs is a trailer park full of people, poor and desperate people praying for easy answers. And Nicole’s bag is just full of easy answers, priced to catch and never release. All it takes is one yes to snag the rest, and that yes is due any minute.
My first novel, Fallen Princeborn: Stolen, is currently available on Amazon.
In rural Wisconsin, an old stone wall is all that separates the world of magic from the world of man—a wall that keeps the shapeshifters inside. When something gets out, people disappear. Completely.
Escaping from an abusive uncle, eighteen-year-old Charlotte runs away. She takes her bratty younger sister Anna with her, swearing to protect her. However, when their bus breaks down by a creepy old farm, the inconceivable happens—Anna is wiped from human memory.
But something inside Charlotte remembers. So she goes over the Wall in a frantic rescue attempt, accidentally awakening a once cruel but still dangerous prince, and gaining control of a powerful weapon, his magic dagger.
Charlotte’s only chance to save Anna hinges on her courage and an uneasy alliance with some of the very monsters that feed on humanity.
Welcome to River Vine, a shrouded hinterland where dark magic devours and ancient shifters feed, and where the seed of love sets root among the ashes of the dying.
“Fun, fast-paced fairy goodness.” —Peadar O’Guilin, author of The Call and The Invasion
An imaginative romp with a modern edge… a unique fantasy adventure with a dose of charm and sass… a sprinkle of beautifully dark, descriptive prose (and a dash of fairy tale)…” —Cynthia L. Schneider, author of the Crown of Thorns and the Nite Fire series
“Part psycho hitchhiker movie, part road trip to Rylyeh, Fallen Princeborn: Stolen drags the reader deep into Faerie, burns it down, and caramelizes expectations.” —ARC reviewer
“This book is amazing.” —ARC reviewer
“This gripping YA fantasy about Charlotte’s encounter with the fae comes complete with a prince… but he’s no Prince Charming, while they’re definitely nothing like Tinkerbell.” —ARC reviewer
“Lee writes from a third-person, present-tense point of view, but the tale is still told very much from Charlotte’s perspective, spurning exposition in favor of snippets of teenage angst. Charlotte emerges as a believable survivor—strong, determined, and devoted to her sister, but also vulnerable, with a deeply buried sense of hope…. The fairy realm itself is more grim than enchanting (think the Upside Down from the Netflix TV series Stranger Things)…. A suitably beguiling and unsettling first book in a series that promises deeper, darker escapism.” —Kirkus Reviews
I’ve also more in the Fallen Princeborn Omnibus in the works. Yup, at long last, come October 2020 you can read the second installment!
CHARLOTTE’S FAMILY MAY NO LONGER REMEMBER HER NAME,
BUT HER ENEMIES WILL NEVER FORGET.
Charlotte just wanted to start a new life with her sister Anna out of the reaches of their abusive uncle. When their journey led to Anna’s disappearance from human memory, Charlotte hunted for her sister and the mysterious creatures that took her behind an ancient Wall that hid a land of magic the world had long forgotten. Charlotte woke the Princeborn Liam Artair, and with his return the conflict between factions of the magical Velidevour turned cursed and deadly.
Now Charlotte must end this conflict before the land of River Vine and the inhabitants she’s befriended are consumed by Orna, Lady of the Pits, who is still very, very eager to see her beloved return. And Orna is not the only one who wants hold of the Princeborn Liam’s heart. These Velidevour come armed with firey wings, crimson claws, and pale fire, and like dead magic, they know no kindness.
The Bloody Days are soon returning, and they will not end until a choice is made, a choice that could tear the heart of River Vine apart.
Fallen Princeborn: Chosen is a direct continuation of Fallen Princeborn: Stolen. Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury.
I’ve got a novella! “Night’s Tooth” is available on Amazon now for just 99 cents.
Mississippi River Valley, 1870s. The white man wields rails and guns to bring law to the land. But there are more than wild animals hiding in the territories, and it will take more than guns to bring them down.
Sumac the bounty hunter needs no guns to hunt any bandit with a price on his head, even one as legendary and mysterious as Night’s Tooth. But Sumac didn’t count on other bounty hunters coming along as competition, nor did he expect hunters sharing his own magical gifts.
It’s one man against a gang and a mystery, all to protect a train that must cross the territories at all costs…
Inspired by classics like For a Few Dollars More and fantasy cult favorites like Highlander, “Night’s Tooth” is a western with a fantasy edge set in the Fallen Princeborn universe.
Are you looking for my previously published Tales of the River Vine? My apologies, but they’re currently unavailable at this time. Click here for the reason as to why.
My fantasy, Middler’s Pride, was originally available on Channillo. I’ll now be revising and expanding this story out of serialization and into book publication. I’ll share some snippets in Free Fiction soon!
After a humiliating dinner with a suitor, Meredydd sees only a dull life ahead, destined to crush her heroic spirit–that is, until she’s accepted into the Shield Maidens. Surely nothing but glory and adventure await, right? And they do…if Mer can first overcome the most dangerous enemy of all: herself.
I hope to publish a serialized form of the second book, Beauty’s Price, in the near future, Some of my exploratory character sketches are currently available in my Free Fiction from the Wilds.
It was Wynne’s last chance: make it in the Shield Maidens, or marry the impossibly wealthy and handsome Prydwen. Then her plan falls apart: she fails Shield Maiden training, which means she must leave her true love behind forever. But friendships forged among Shield Maidens don’t take kindly to failure, despair, fear…or manners…
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