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Hey guys. It's been a very long time since I last posted on here. So, about Roanoke. Have you ever started writing something, reached the end, and then realized you've written yourself into a corner and can't make the ending work? That's what happened. I love Roanoke. I had a ton of fun writing it and I'm still planning on rewriting it. There's a lot that I want to change with it. The magic system being primary thing.

Right now I'm trying to get feedback on my current novel, Soulcaught. If you ever read the story "Somewhere Home" I posted in 2006 you might recognize some of the themes. It's actually reworked from that original idea. You also might notice that I reused the term "Aether" from Roanoke. Since I'm changing Roanoke's magic system, I thought I'd borrow my own vocabulary. It suits Soulcaught much better anyway. I'm posting Soulcaught on critique circle in order to get a detailed crit, but I've found that fictionpress is better for getting overall impressions.

About Me

Name: Jessie

Age: 29

Occupation: Army Engineer

Hobbies: Fencing, writing, shooting, powerlifting, geocaching.


Soulcaught: Jane’s goal in life is to become a member of the Second Court, a powerful organization in the United States, made up of people who can access and control the Aether, or spirit world. Since childhood, she has been protected and groomed by the Duchess, one of the Court’s royals. Just when her dream is within reach, she is kidnapped by rogue Aetherians in a botched attack on the Duchess. For the first time in her life, Jane is on her own and she must figure out how to survive, especially when the line between friends and enemies becomes blurred.

Roanoke: This is my most complete story, but unfortunately I couldn't make the ending work. I had a lot of fun writing it and would like to do complete a rewrite sometime in the near future. It's a steampunk fantasy about a woman named Riley Tucker who has been sentenced to life in prison for murder and treason. She's rescued by the crew of the Roanoke, one of the largest battleships in the fleet of Sanctia, a small kingdom trying to rebel against the Empire. They offer her freedom in exchange for joining their cause. However, her history is deeply tangled in Imperial politics, much more so than they think, and in a fight against the Empire there's no way she can avoid her past.


Expected Length: 100,000 words (33 chapters) Written: 92,000 words (30.5 chapters complete) Posted: 30 chapters

Too Far Gone: This was my NaNoWriMo 2006 novel, and although I reached 50,000 words, it's not yet done. I'm posting new chapters of what I have finished every week or so. Be warned, however, that because this is a nano novel, it was rather hastily written. I'm proud of it, but I have no intention of ever trying to get it published. This is a science fantasy about a young mother who discovers that she's telepathic after her daughter supposedly dies in a gas line explosion. She becomes convinced that her daughter is alive and sets out to find her, even though doing so may cost her her own life. Jack, her husband, is just trying to deal with his daughter's death and is struggling to be supportive of his wife when he thinks she's going crazy.

Somewhere Home: A modern fantasy I started a while ago which I recently started rewriting. I'm not going to add to what is already there, so if you choose to read the first three chapters be forewarned that the rewrite is taking on a very different direction. It's about Olivia, a girl who is kidnapped by a sorceress who wipes everyone's memories of her existence. I'll leave it posted for nostalgia's sake, but i have no intention of finishing it, so I don't recommend you read it.

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The Sylvian Outlaws by C.M.F Wright reviews
Lies. Secrets. Hidden doors. Court intrigue. Forced to become a slave at the royal castle, Arnae finds herself entangled in a political chess game... where she just might be the pawn.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 247,431 - Reviews: 549 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 8/16/2010 - Published: 1/28/2008
Song of Silver by TheCrystalMaiden reviews
The Omegas sleep in the depths of the mountain, but they are having nightmares, and the nightmares are becoming real. It is up to Aria, of Rhathian decent, to sing them back to sleep. . . with the help of a cursed soldier and his Shadow.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 30,448 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/7/2008 - Published: 1/21/2007
That Essay That Everyone Else Writes by JJSLAM2129 reviews
Mary Sues, Cliches, Stupid Villans, Reviewers, Bad Logic and anything else I can think of that bugs me about today's stories. If something's bugging you, chances are you'll find it here. Now with Worldbuilding. Topic suggestions welcome! Reviews returned.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,758 - Reviews: 211 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 9/16/2007 - Published: 10/5/2006
E Flat Minor of Platform 24 by Imalefty reviews
He wrote his music on the walls of the subway, and she was the only one to take notice. Against her better judgement, she fell in love with both the music... and the composer. But he had a secret that she wasn't ready to accept. Complete.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,539 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/10/2007 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Complete
Bronzework Dragon by Shdwphoenix reviews
As student employees of a demonologist, Ritz and her partner, Monty, are expected to take some of his cases for him. And when you're not always sure what you're doing, interesting things tend to happen when you go out on assignment...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,376 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/5/2007 - Published: 3/3/2007
Death Wears Hungarian Knots by Alexis LePlume reviews
Evita's a lucky girl. She miraculously escapes a French cannonball with her name on it, only to find herself in the presence of Death. She strikes a deal to help him collect souls so she can keep her own. Best be careful, or humor will ensue.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,891 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/7/2007 - Published: 8/11/2006 - Complete
The Throne of Ipille by morrigaine reviews
Amaranthe was a rebellious princess, but now that she's Queen she wants to make her father and kingdom proud. Unfortunately her past is catching up to her, and when she's kidnapped by her enemy a whole new scandal begins.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,896 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/7/2007 - Published: 1/4/2007
Boulder by Shdwphoenix reviews
[Oneshot] I’ve always been strong, unyielding as a boulder on stormy plains. It’s only upon close scrutiny that anyone would ever notice the scars.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,273 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Complete
Macabre Design: Blue by Mirotori reviews
If you can't hide from them, can't run from them, and can't join them, then you get rid of them. That logic is about to pull Michal down the rabbit hole, into a conflict she can't win, with allies she doesn't know, against enemies greater than her worth.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 83,067 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 10 - Updated: 2/11/2006 - Published: 8/7/2005
The Safe by Rushumble reviews
Nigel encounters a strange boy on a train. Perhaps Death has made a mistake?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,453 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/5/2005
Roanoke reviews
Riley is serving a life sentence in an island prison when she is rescued by the crew of the Roanoke and sold her freedom in exchange for her assistance in a rebellion against the Iorian Empire. She just wants to survive, but there may be a reason to fight
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 96,684 - Reviews: 520 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 1/19/2009 - Published: 1/1/2007