When I started out 2020, I had a plan. Three new book releases and at least two new books begun, if not written in one year. Yeah, just like all of the rest of the world's plans, the Lord threw a lot of unexpected surprises into my life this year. If you had asked me in March that I would be announcing this by year end, I would have said you were nuts. But the Lord saw us through. Publishing three books in 2020 is a huge deal, and I am super excited that I can announced we managed it by the grace of God.
The culmination of over a decade of planning, writing, editing, and publishing, the entirety of The Talented trilogy is complete!
Separated, but still joined, they strive for freedom.
Left behind at the sept son’s compound, Zezilia Ilar struggles with the after effects of her prolonged commisceo-link with Hadrian. She devotes herself to caring for the wounded arriving almost daily from the battlefields. Pressed to perform procedures and make decisions far beyond her training, Zez grows in confidence and skill. All the while, she wonders if she'll see Hadrian again, fearing the worst possible news will arrive any day.
Sept Son Hadrian Aleron fights to bring peace to his home nation. Allied with the new high king, he and a small army of Talented struggle to retake the capital city. Elitists, though scattered, continue to pick off the strongest of his men. As he battles the remnants of the commisceo-link and tries to organize the campaign, he begins losing himself to exhaustion. Only a miracle will keep him alive.
Releasing November 2
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ONCE UPON A DUCHY
Announcing a new series inspired by the fairytales that I grew up reading. Set in a country near Rhynan, Anavrea, and Braulyn, the seven duchies are ruled by seven dukes, but there is still a memory of an eighth who once ruled them all. Grace by Contract is the first of twelve planned novels inspired by various fairytales.
Grace by Contract
After her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst, Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of Brackenhurst’s household despite fearsome rumors.
Scarred and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst, buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of cleaning Silas’ bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he prefers to be alone.
While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos, Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?
A reimagining of Beauty and the Beast
Releasing December 8
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Thank you everyone for supporting me on this ride. I am excited to see what 2021 brings. God is still God, and He is still in control.
PS Paperbacks are coming.