Novels


Upcoming Events and a Giveaway!  

Good afternoon! How are you? Thank you for making the Still Waters release fantastic! Super special thanks to those of you who have written such lovely reviews! The paperback is now available, as well as the ebook. If you don’t have it yet, I’ve pasted a snippet of Francesca Forrest’s “The Stars’ Chill Song” at the bottom of this post so you can get a taste of the stories. To celebrate the release, I’m giving away an audiobook of The King’s Sword! If you win and you already have an audiobook of The King’s Sword, you can choose another of my audiobooks or a signed paperback of any […]


Release Week for Luminous!

How are you? It has been so hot here that my stargazer lilies burned and browned. A few weeks ago we had a birthday party for my daughter, who turned six, and enjoyed a 75 foot slip-n-slide in our backyard! The weather was hot and the yellow jackets stayed away. It was a wonderful time. Yesterday was release day for Luminous! Luminous: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set This is a fantastic boxed set (ebook only) of ten noblebright fantasy novels. They’re clean and noblebright, appropriate for YA and adult readers. I’ve raved about several of these books before, but others […]


Luminous – A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set

Luminous: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set, is now available for pre-order! The pre-order price is $2.99. The release date is August 1, so you won’t have to wait long! You don’t want to miss this! The set includes ten books, including my most recent release The Lord of Dreams, and several books I’ve raved about already from some of my favorite authors (Sunbolt, A Threat of Shadows, Wolfskin, The Firethorn Crown, and Chronicles of Steele). Jenny at Seedlings Designs did the fantastic cover. You can preorder Luminous at Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. Are you new to noblebright? Read more about it […]


The Lord of Dreams – New Release! 2

The Lord of Dreams is now available! (Paperbacks coming soon!) When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]


The Lord of Dreams – now up for pre-order!

The Lord of Dreams is now up for pre-order! When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]

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Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (second set of mini reviews)

As promised, here is my second set of mini reviews of the books in Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set. You can find the first set of mini reviews here. If this is the first you’ve seen of noblebright fantasy, you can find an overview here on my site and on Noblebright.org. In that overview post, I promised reviews of the books in this first noblebright fantasy boxed set, along with content notes and caveats as appropriate. The books are in alphabetical order by author’s last name in the set, but that’s not the order in which I’m reading them, so […]


Noblebright.org is off to a fantastic start!

Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set is back online! Find it here: Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble Nook  |  Kobo  |  iBooks You know what would be super awesome? If you could help us spread the word! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your reading buddies… tell everyone! Remember that while these books are noblebright fantasy and aim to celebrate the best of human nature, they are not all appropriate for Very Young Eyes™, if you know what I mean. I have written mini reviews of Pen Pal, Lhind the Thief, Six Celestial Swords, and The Emperor’s Edge and am […]


Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set – pre-order status – UPDATED 2

Why?! The short version is that Amazon glitched up the pricing. Badly. The problem was solved a week ago, but the Amazon’s right hand didn’t talk to its left hand and they de-listed the set anyway because the left hand thought the problem still existed. So what happens now? I’m still trying to reach someone at Amazon who can actually solve the problem – I’ve talked to people who understand and acknowledge it was their mistake but can’t fix it, and I’ve talked with people who don’t understand the complaint at all (despite copious documentation from me). I hope it will […]


Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (first set of mini reviews) 3

A few days ago I wrote an overview of noblebright fantasy, which you can find here on my site and on Noblebright.org. I want to make noblebright fantasy a recognized subgenre of fantasy the way grimdark is now. In a discussion elsewhere on the internet, one author mentioned to me that, while the term is great, much of classic fantasy literature fits the noblebright definition. He questioned whether there is any utility in inventing a term for something that already exists and continues to be written. I agree… many of the best-loved works of fantasy are noblebright, or at least […]


Noblebright Fantasy: An Overview 21

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to connect with another indie author, Mike Reeves-McMillan, who wrote a lovely review of The King’s Sword, which he described, tongue-in-cheek, as “cheerybright.” He meant that the world wasn’t perfect, but good characters exist and can make a difference in their world and society through actions defined by honesty, integrity, and self-sacrifice. While the term cheerybright certainly made me smile (and was a lovely counterpoint to grimdark), we eventually discovered the term “noblebright.” The term noblebright was originally something of a joke from the gaming community. The quintessential grimdark game Warhammer 40k (which I […]