A Suitable Replacement
For fans of Deceived-verse stories, a new addition!
After three years abroad on an arduous expedition, Maximilian is happy to be home, where he can pursue his private studies in peace and enjoy not living in a dusty tent. He is also glad he has arrived in time to attend his twin sister’s wedding in a few months, and to finally meet her fiancé, Kelcey.
Instead he arrives home to be accosted by his sister’s furious fiancé, who wants to know where she has run off to and why. When they confirm the wedding is most definitely canceled, Max has no choice but to fulfill the Runaway Clause in the marriage contract: he must find Kelcey a new spouse.
But the more time passes, the more he wishes he could offer himself up as replacement, no matter how unsuitable an arrangement he knows that would be …
Princes of the Blood – Of Last Resort, With Pride, and In Despair
In a kingdom ravaged by the beasts and terrors of an ancient war, the only hope against them is the army of mixed-blood beings known as the King’s Legion: dragoons, shadowmarch, sorcerers, titans … and the Princes of the Blood, nigh-invincible warriors of fearsome magic and strength, their only weakness a need for pure human blood.
When his brother runs away, Raffé agrees to undergo the Blooding, but he is a pale imitation of his strong, capable brother. No one expects him to survive and become a Prince, merely to die to save the rest of his family and preserve honor.
But runaways and weaklings are the least of the kingdom’s concerns when an ancient evil returns with new tricks, and their only hope lies with knowledge long lost and a fierce bond forged in darkness …
This story is currently running as a serial on LT3, and will be available as an ebook on February 19, 2014
When his sister falls ill, Kristof is ordered to assume a duty never meant for him: become the Duke of Stehlmore and marry a notorious Prince of the Blood. It is one of the oldest honors and duties undertaken by his family, but Kristof feels only resentment that he must leave behind all he knows to serve one of the arrogant half-demon his mother’s reach has never needed.
Prince Håkon Vinter is an exceptional Prince of the Blood: respected, feared, and unstoppable. He has no need of an arrogant, cowardly paladin who clearly wants nothing to do with him. If his king and fellow Princes want him to remember what it is like to be human, want him to behave more like a human, they’ll have to try much harder than that.
This book will be released April 2014
Prince Telmé Guldbrandsen has been groomed since childhood to become a notorious Prince of the Blood, and to someday lead them. He will be the youngest person to ever take the Blooding—if he can behave long enough to prove he can be trusted with the responsibility. But behaving is difficult when he is constantly forced to endure Korin: descendant of the Reach of the House, heir to the High Priest of the Temple of the Sacred Three, and the snotty brat priest Telmé is expected to someday marry.
Then the unthinkable happens, and the two young men are thrust into positions for which they are not ready. Overcome by grief and fear, facing the doubts of their peers and mistrust from each other, if they cannot find a way to shoulder their burdens, the weight they carry will not only destroy them, but the kingdom.
This book will release July 2014
Looking for More
A short story originally part of Less Than Three’s That Famous Happy End anthology. This story is about Milo, a geek secretly in love with his best friend, and how miserable that friend makes him when he asks Milo for advice in how to win over another geek.
Being self-published, release date is TBD
A short story originally part of Storm Moon Press’s Dracones anthology. About a dragon bent on tracking down the man who tried to murder his brother, but he is impeded by the fact that he is a creature of sand and heat stuck on a snow-covered mountain.
Coming to LT3 in 2014, exact date TBD
Pack (working title)
A short story in the Sword of the King side of DwtD. Takes place about a year or so before Sword of the King, and relates the tale of Torvald Cross, one of Ken’s uncles. Long-time readers will remember the original version of this story. As it’s DwtD dragons, it’s a poly story. It also involves twin dragons.
Coming to LT3 in 2014, exact date TBD