Crowns Peak History

For all of you reading the Crowns Peak series – CREEPER, AVA’S QUEST, and soon-to-be-finished (I hope) LAST MAGE STANDING, have you ever wondered about the history of Ava’s home?

I have to admit, I have, and while writing last weekend, I discovered a bit more of it…

Following is an excerpt of the rough draft:

According to the one history class Ava had taken during her time at the king’s mage school, these highborn manors and the palace complex itself had been built on the bones of the old settlement when the Aeronswell family assassinated the previous monarchy for using the lowborns’ life-energy to for some nefarious purpose. Her teacher at the time, Mage Bennet, claimed that all the names of that monarchy and the spells themselves had been erased from the minds and records of Crowns Peak by the Aeronswells.

The dragon knew better.

Dragon’s Apprentice Ava has a lot more secrets in this book. Secrets that could hurt her friends, secrets that could destroy her dead father’s family, and secrets that could ruin the current monarchy of Crowns Peak.

I’m excited to find out which ones she keeps and which ones she lets slip!

How about you?


Space, Lies, SyndicateSo I know I said the title for the newest novel would be NO MAN MY MASTER, but that title doesn’t work with this story, so I’ll have to save that title for later.

Slavery is important to this story, but not in the way the previous title hinted at, so (after some extensive arm-wrestling and frantic emails with my editor) we’ve decided on SPACE, LIES, SYNDICATE.

As you can see, it will be sci-fi, and will be set in the same universe as the *Space stories, though the timeline is still up for debate.

I can’t wait to get it posted at Amazon…

And just so you know, I’m working on CRAVING SPACE right now too!