Renegade: a chance for redemption
Genere: Historical fiction/Thriller
Word Count: 93,000 words
What price would you pay for redemption?
MariAnne Blakely is drowning in the sea of her own destruction as she watches the life flow out of the victims she has been hired to kill. Fighting against the demons of her past, she is about to find out that God has other plans.
Hating the person that she has become, MariAnne considers quitting but before she can a commission from Viscount Palmerston derails her plans and forces her to take one last mission.
It is 1855 and the Crimean war has been dragging on longer than anyone first thought, and the British need to stay a one step ahead of the Russians if they are to win this war rooted in reasons greater than religious ones. Hired to go undercover as a Russian orderly and learn the secrets of the Russian Army, MariAnne knows that this is her last chance to prove to herself that she is not the monster that she thinks she is.
Haunted by a past of his own, Corporal Dante Kooper wonders when he will find solace from the nightmares that haunt his dreams, and finally break free from the guilt that has chained him to a past he’d never thought he would have to come to terms with. Ordered to accompany MariAnne on her mission for the crown, he opens his fragile heart to the green-eyed beauty whose scars go deeper than the skin.
Thrust into the raging battles of war, they face an enemy greater than the one they were sent to kill…. themselves.
Status: Second Draft
Genre: Realistic fantasy
Word count: 150k
Authors: I'm co-writing this with the amazing K.E.Stanton!
Neither gold nor silver
Nor pain nor fury
Nor darkness nor light
Can shake the foundation of the earth
But together a quake
Stronger than despair
Will damage the very
Meiria, a country girl in the beautiful mountain kingdom of Lionold, has lived in the midst of war ever since she could remember. Raids, fire, and death are not unknown to her, but when the enemy kingdom of Noxeram slaughters her Village and murders innocent people, taking her captive, everything seems all too real. Suddenly she is a captive, traveling into the heart of enemy territory, with visions of death and the watching eye of a dark and mysterious man. When all is hopeless, she must fight the darkness that says everything is lost.
Andrian, Prince of Noxeram, knew he was born for just one purpose. To be king. The only problem is, that doesn’t seem to be happening.
He wants nothing else but freedom from his cruel father and the past that haunts his footsteps, and it seems the only way to gain it is to do the one thing he was raised to do.
At first, it comes as an easy task. After all, he has never minded killing his enemies.
And then she comes along. Smart, beautiful, with a mind full of secrets and a heart full of gold. There’s only one problem— she’s his enemy.
Meira and Andrian know they fight for different sides, but the bond between them shatters all darkness.
Together, they could bring peace and, perhaps, the answer to the ancient prophecy.
After all, being royal doesn’t just come from wearing a crown.
The Mountain Bled Fire: a novel of Pompeii
Genre: Historical Fiction/Suspense
Word count: 108,000
She meets in secret.
He fights in secret.
A secret plot raining down like fire.
If he doesn’t come all will be lost.
If she doesn’t leave all will be broken.
Alessandra Di Matteo is a pawn in her father’s political game, a lure for sponsors, an
unknowing participant in a web of corruption and lies that creep the streets of Pompeii.
Her worst nightmare comes true when she is faced with the harsh reality that in a few months; time, she will be married off to wealthy politician in return for money and an endorsement to be used in her father’s campaign. And the companionship of her father’s newest assistant proves to be an innocent friendship and escape from her circumstances.
To Raoul, it’s much more complicated than that.
As a runaway Jew, he barely escaped with his life from the persecution of the Roman guard and now finds himself in the elusive Liberate who undercut Rome by helping enslaved Christians escape from the gladiator games, and becomes entwined in a mission that is too risky to blow; Stop politically corrupt Maius Di Matteo from winning the upcoming elections.
The bloodthirsty politician will stop at nothing to win, and knowing his view on the gladiator games, Raoul fears that if this man is elected, the blood of his fellow Christians will flow like a river across the amphitheater ground.
If that means getting close to his daughter to learn his secrets, then so be it.
The only thing he didn’t reckon with is the weakness of his heart and how fast he will fall for the young woman whose naivety of her father’s corruption leaves her an innocent bystander longing for freedom and a chance at true love.
With Vesuvius’s looming threat to the coastal city, two unlikely characters on a political stage that has reached its boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed must set aside their differences to save their loved ones or all will be lost.