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Author has written 6 stories for Fantasy, Spiritual, and Life.

When I was 12 years old (way too long ago) I bought my first ever fantasy novel; Dragons of an Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracey Hickman, and my life was forever transformed. I've been a lover of all books ever since, but dwell mostly in high, epic, fantasy.

I've dabbled in writing over the past number of years, as far back as 15 years ago. I've started upwards of 7-8 books, finished none.

By publishing my works here, giving feedback and receiving it, I was able to complete my first book; New Dawn Rising (formerly A New Dawn Coming and likely to change again). The comments certainly helped motivate me to keep writing through the dry spells, and gave me good advice on what was working and where to make improvements. I provide reviews hoping to provide that spark for other writers, and by being critical you pay more attention to what they're doing well, what mistakes they're making, and it ultimately improves your own work. If you read something of mine, I'd love to hear about what you thought. Want me to read yours, by all means drop me a line or give me an invite. I'm happy to help.

Some incredibly helpful authors on the site, Zanybellecloudo, Lorrahbear, Barbados, alltheeagles, Michael Cooper, and The Warrior Poet. Terrific writers and better people. There are more but I've had the most contact with them.

"Even the most apparently fluid and effortless writers achieve that sense of effortlessness through a vast amount of effort." Joe Abercrombie


New Dawn Rising Has had a second rewrite/edit and has been reposted. I'm declaring it finished forevermore. (June, 2018)

A Darkness Within, the sequel to NDR, has kind of been in a holding pattern. Life has taken over and writing time is hard to come by. Still...I'm picking when I can. The latest Chapter (17) uploaded today. I continue to fall behind on this but rest assured, it is still in the works and not abandoned. (September 15, 2018)

Ankier Chronicles II has been posted in it's entirety, enjoy! (Sept 26/17)

What to Read

Lorrahbear's - Mythic Healing

Barbados' - Shattered Fortress I & II & III

The Warrior Poet's - Jack Simple and sequels

Zanybellecloudo's - Deadville, Undying Love and most definitely Fun in FUNeral

alltheeagles' - Under A Blue Grey Sky

Michael Cooper - Shards and 'Robot Space Castle' for a laugh!

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Soldier Jack by The Warrior Poet reviews
The concluding installment! A sequel to Jack Simple and Jack in the Wald, but can be read as a standalone. Crushed between two warring Kingdoms, thrust into the midst of a bloody frontier war, Jack does everything he must to protect his family, his liberty, and his home. Rated 'M' for violence, sexuality, and some coarse language. Reviews would be most appreciated!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,018 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/24/2023 - Published: 8/31/2017
Jack Simple by The Warrior Poet reviews
Jack is a Woodcutter. Eidna is a Housemaiden. Fate draws them together, but Fate is complicated. A human story that takes place in a fantasy world, my goal is to show the magic that resides within the life of the common, everyday people that fantasy so often ignores. Sexually suggestive themes, but nothing explicit. Story is currently being rewritten.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,644 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/17/2022 - Published: 4/20/2017
Find A Way by zanybellecloudo reviews
On the surface, this is a story about escapism. But beneath this it explores loneliness and isolation and how, when the human mind is subjected to seclusion, it reacts and whether it can exist in an empty world. "Even the darkness doeth burn, because in the dark there is only me."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,995 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/2/2018 - Published: 4/5/2018
Soul Sisters by N. R. Nazario reviews
When a barbaric horde attacks her homeland and kidnaps, her Soul Sister, Kamira, a trained Striker, must choose between her oath of office to defend her people and her sacred duty to her Soul Sister.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,348 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/27/2018 - Published: 4/4/2018
Shattered Fortress III: Allies by Barbados reviews
Picking up right where SFII left off, we find Azad is imprisoned, the Dryn Mar exiled, and the Avol Heraz in control of the ruling Council. As secrets both ancient and recent begin to surface, the fate of Bron Nasaal hangs in the balance. / reviews returned, as always /
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,489 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/11/2018 - Published: 11/30/2017
Sunken Ships Set Sail by Barbados reviews
When a cache of ancient ships are discovered buried in a massive cavern beneath the jungles of Rut Nasaal, Taleb finds himself at the head of an expedition to retrieve them. As the ships begin to reveal their secrets, Taleb winds up in a dire situation. R&R, and enjoy - thank you!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,646 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/1/2017 - Published: 7/15/2016 - Complete
Under a blue-grey sky by alltheeagles reviews
Around here, it isn't safe to be young and pretty, girls OR boys. Well, me, I'm ugly enough to live. But then there's Rayne. Between the face that screams TAKE ME and the daydreaming and crazy talk of magic, it's only a matter of time before the Snatchers get Rayne. And then what will I do? The sensible thing: stay out of it. But well, sometimes my heart doesn't agree with my head.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 41 - Words: 90,611 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/21/2017 - Published: 7/20/2015 - Complete
Mythic Healing by LorrahBear reviews
When a city is targeted with a string of terrible curses, a Healer, Guard, and Mage come together to search for the culprit. What they find, however, will lead them on the journey of a lifetime as they search for all powerful artifacts, seek to free an entire race from the grip of powerful magic, and eventually, come head to head with the most powerful sorcerer ever known.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,318 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/9/2017 - Published: 11/6/2016
Shattered Fortress II: Adversaries by Barbados reviews
[Complete] In the wake of Cyrus' promotion to Director, Azad knew things would change, and he had doubted it would be for the better. However, he had not expected the identical shifts in the auras of Cyrus and Ela. Now he has a new hope, and if he can convince them to join his cause, then at last he could have his revolution. /reviews returned. (T for violence)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,952 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/13/2017 - Published: 4/13/2017 - Complete
Shards - Ravencloak Prologue by Michael Cooper reviews
A tale like no other. Tomok has a strange window into the life of the small folk through the spoiled and eccentric Abither, who is about to lose it all. His terrible curse might be his only hope.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 39,200 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/1/2016 - Published: 9/19/2016
Undying Love: The Return by zanybellecloudo reviews
Death is the only thing in life we are promised. Our next meal, kiss or breath may never come, but death will always be there. Waiting. Or, at least that's what I thought until I made friends with a vampire. That's when I realised some things never die, and even if they do, they always return to those they love. [Edited by Lord Wezel].
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 21 - Words: 26,853 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/13/2016 - Published: 7/8/2016
Shattered Fortress I: Visitors by Barbados reviews
[Complete] On the isolated skyland of Bron Nasaal, Cyrus is investigating an usual case of psychic powers when he stumbles across a deeply buried secret. Now, the ruling Directors of Bron Nasaal want to speak with him, and Cyrus realizes the secret he uncovered is only the beginning. /reviews returned
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,165 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/11/2016 - Published: 1/5/2016 - Complete
The Republic by LostCriesofTime reviews
Welcome to The Republic, where challenging the guardians will get you killed. What does it take to bring a society based on lies to its knees? Can one girl make a difference, for good or evil? Selene, as the tragic victim of these lies, has all the reason in the world to try. As she rises up, her rage will devour a civilisation before it is spent, but at what cost to her?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,726 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/17/2016 - Published: 3/18/2016
Empire Born by jackthebaxter reviews
The age of wonders is over. All that is left is a world of mud, blood and broken steel. Petty warlords vie for dominion over small towns, and through it all a man wanders, a bow in his hands and an old sword at his side. Drawn into a war he has no interest in, and caught in a bitter feud between two brothers, his actions will shape the fates of generations to come. Please R/R.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 48,361 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/27/2016 - Published: 1/24/2016 - Complete
Deadville Recruitment by zanybellecloudo reviews
Jen is a warped ex-fighter who wants to kill anything that pisses her off, including her prat of a boyfriend James. They join Deadville Recruitment, an agency for managing the undead, most of whom live in harmony with humans, but a new band threatens to send the planet into disrepute, sucking out the souls of the living and using their flesh as fashion accessories. Warning: Rated M
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 46,111 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/8/2016 - Published: 6/26/2015
The 'FUN' in Funeral by zanybellecloudo reviews
When Lara meets Grim she decides her FUNeral is going to be unconventional... bringing a sense of joy to the proceedings. The afterlife will never be the same again! A humble tale told with heart, humour and hope. Yet somehow infinite in spirit. For all. [A Complete Short Story].
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,818 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/22/2015 - Published: 9/18/2015 - Complete
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A Darkness Within reviews
Sequel to New Dawn Rising. Faux and Aboleth realize the true power of the Elemental Stones while dark powers seek to find them for their own sinister purposes. As darkness seeps across the land, the stakes for finding the stones hit a fevered pitch with the fate of Gods hanging in the balance. R/R Thanks!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,170 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/28/2019 - Published: 10/3/2016
New Dawn Rising reviews
When his latest contract takes a wrong turn, Faux realizes he's become someone's problem. One they want solved. Forced to flee, he's soon destitute and starving on the road. Until, a chance encounter provides an opportunity to change his fortunes. This is ANDC 2.0. Rebuilt and reworked. All reviews returned. Thanks!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 33 - Words: 113,603 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/25/2017 - Published: 7/19/2015 - Complete
The Ankier Chronicles II: Snake Bit reviews
One of "The Man's" men is dead. Knifed in the street. With his partner missing; was it one of his own gone rogue, or another organization moving in? When The Man wants something, he gets it. When he want's answers, he sends me. So much for my quiet night playing cards. R/R
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,451 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/24/2017 - Published: 8/1/2017 - Complete
The Ankier Chronicles: Origins reviews
"That was the first time I'd seen a man die. There've been plenty since but you know what they say; you never forget your first." When you grow up in 'The Neck' life is tough, especially when you're a nobody. But being a nobody sure has its advantages. As always, reviews returned!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,881 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/15/2017 - Published: 7/25/2016 - Complete
Lost reviews
Dedicated to the memory of Quinn Lorna-Kay Butt.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/27/2016 - Complete
Lost Highway reviews
Lives can change in an instant on the most innocent set of circumstances.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,622 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/17/2015 - Complete