Author has written 20 stories for Romance, Fantasy, Fantasy, Essay, and Young Adult.
"See what it takes to rise above the flames."
renaissance - Noun. A renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc. Rebirth.
phoenix - Noun. (1) A mythical bird of great beauty fabled to live 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, to burn itself on a funeral pyre, and to rise from its ashes in the freshness of youth and live through another cycle of years: often an emblem of immortality or of reborn idealism or hope. (2) A person or thing that has become renewed or restored after suffering calamity or apparent annihilation.
My name's Raye. I write books. Also, I code e-books, so if you're looking to self-publish and want something more professional than what the terrible Amazon converter can do, message me to ask about my rates. Here's a hint: they're cheaper if I like what you wrote. For example, I just coded Arreana's "Farro" and "Sulfur" for free because they are awesome.
Stories in Progress:
Over the Hills and Far Away: SEQUEL to Rule the World. When James and Rebecca answer a distress call from the Fallen Star, they find it burned to the waterline and the crew slaughtered. They intend to get revenge--but when they try to do just that, they find out that not all of their friends are dead. No, Elizabeth is alive and well, and all ready to marry the man she abandoned years ago. Of course, she doesn't really want to, but she doesn't have much of a choice. It takes a village to raise a child, but it will take the entire world to help Elizabeth ditch her husband, fake her own death, escape her marriage, find her true love, convince him they still have a chance, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, the world isn't on Elizabeth's side--and the only people who are, are a pair of ex-pirates and some mismatched supernatural exiles. And the man they're trying to find? Well, he doesn't exactly want to be found... Beginning is being reworked, after which it will update regularly on Mondays.
Fractured Fairytales: He's the guy that every girl falls for, because they just can't help it. He's handsome, rich, charming. He smiles and flirts and they hand over their hearts as easily as if they were candy. But he's bad news. He pulls them in, and then he drives them away, to nooses and knives and guns. She knows what he does, and she's going to stop him...but not before she makes sure he knows exactly what he's done. A story told in poems.
Citadel: Cassara Lamere wakes up one morning with a sword at her throat and is promptly dragged away from her home and to the mountain prison known as the Citadel--the Arylian Empire's "gilded cage" for its rogue mages. She stands accused of conspiracy, murder, and treason, and there's nothing in her future but a short drop and a sudden stop at the gallows. The problem? All of the crimes she's accused of were committed over a hundred years before, and Cassara is only nineteen. Luckily, not everyone believes she's guilty, and a guard, a warden, and a prince might just be enough for her to win her freedom--but not before the entire world comes crashing down around them.
The God Killers: Earth in 2036 has undergone some startling changes. For instance, religion is now outlawed and gods are being hunted down and killed. Jonathan, the last god of any real importance, has barely escaped with his life several times. Now, his only hope for survival lies with Valeria Roth, the daughter of the world's most notorious god killer - and even Jonathan doesn't know why. Soon enough, the two are on the run, though they don't exactly have anywhere to go. And the more Val learns about Jonathan, the more it becomes evident that his biggest problem isn't that he's a god; it's that he wants to be human. New chapter in progress.
The Star Mechanics and Other Tales: A series of short stories set in the universe of Rule the World and Over the Hills and Far Away. It will include looks at the mysterious Star Mechanics, the keepers of the Gates of Hell, the origins of Adoni and Kyeem from OtHaFA, and other fantasy/steampunk-esque stories.
Until I Wake Up: A fae prince, a mortal girl, a dying world, a forbidden romance, a pack of lies, and a tradition which could be the end of everything. Novel.
To Bring Her Back to Me: A tragedy stole her from him - but that doesn't mean he won't get her back, even if it means going to the world of the dead. Poem.
Bring on the Raine: A handsome stranger, a cursed island, and a girl who wants out. Good things come to those who wait, but they don't always last forever. Short story.
Accidental Angel: A murderess, an angel, a newly-made demon, and a war brewing between Heaven and Hell...and to think, all Amber wanted was to get high. Novel.
Rule the World: She's a maid. He's a pirate. She wants to escape. He's going to help. Novel.
Ebon Floe: She sold herself to the Ice King to free her father and bring spring to her people, but it was all in vain. He went to Ebon Floe to try and save her--a quest that was doomed to fail. They were so close, but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, and their world doesn't have either. Poem.
I Want to Believe: Musings on why people believe in fairy tales. Essay/rambling thing.
Wake Me Up When the Ending's Over: Who's silver tongue or golden pen is telling your story? Essay/rambling thing.
Rule the World: Revised Edition: She wanted someone to give her the world. She wanted the stars from the sky, the glass slipper, the sunset ride on the beach, the kiss to end all kisses. She wanted the fairytale, complete with a dashing hero and herself in the starring role of heroine. But when he gave her exactly what she wanted, she found she wanted nothing more than to give it all back. Who is he? James Auburn, an infamous air pirate. Who is she? Rebecca Browning, a simple maid. James lives a life of adventure. Rebecca is happy to have a life at all. When James sweeps Rebecca off into the sky on an adventure she'd only dreamed of, she thinks that nothing could get better. However, things aren't quite that easy. Rebecca's past is darker than she would like to admit, and its coming back to haunt her. James has enemies that are willing to do anything to get to him, including going after those he cares for. On top of all of that, Rebecca is unaccustomed to James' hectic life, and always seems to be misstepping. Throw in the fact that in their world, Greek gods and goddesses walk the streets, Atlantis never sank, and the Gates of Hell are a real place, and we have some problems. Novel.
Mydnyte: In the city of Mydnyte, night is eternal, magic is real, and humans aren't at the top of the food chain--and Ashlyn is stuck there. And the guy who can help her? He just might want her dead. Novel.
Riffs and Roses: Charlene Montgomery blows into rock star Tory Carmichael's life with the power and vibrancy of a shooting star and changes him forever. A story of how one person can completely and utterly change your life, even when they are no longer a part of it. Novel.
I Don't Love You (And Other Lies): The problem with getting what you want is getting what you thought you wanted, and Jamie knows that better than anyone. She's a liar, and in a big way. Lies fall from her lips as easily and frequently as fake moans from a pornstar's, and they're not likely to stop anytime soon. But she has her reasons for acting like she does. Namely, Nate Hawkins, her ex-boyfriend who she is still desperately in love with. When Nate turns up in her life once again, Jamie and her best friend Gabe, aka the human lie detector, are pulled into the court case Nate is prosecuting. Which earns Jamie a spot on the hit list of a serial killer, while she tries to win back the love of her life, and ignores the only person who has ever been there for her. The story of a decent girl with good intentions who makes some very bad decisions, tells some very big lies, and ends up in a world of trouble. Novel.
Things to Look Forward To:
Ravers: It was Anna Torres' sixth birthday when the world ended. Coincidentally, she's lived most of her life in a city composed entirely of tunnels, in a society where everything is set and stone and dissent is met with brutality or exile. But Anna's generation isn't happy with the status quo; they're angry that their parents and grandparents destroyed the world that should have been theirs, and they're determined to do something about it. They're determined to fight back. They're Ravers, so named both for the massive, angry, destructive parties they throw in the Sublevels and for the way they shout their message from the rooftops at any cost. And Anna is one of an elite team of Ravers, tasked with stealing the technology that can make the surface safe again and deploying it. But the surface isn't the only place fraught with danger, and Anna is in way over her head--she just doesn't know it yet. Fully plotted, have started writing.
Traitors: Sequel to Ravers. Fully plotted, not written.
Saviors: Sequel to Traitors. Fully plotted, not written.
The Underground: Sequel to Mydnyte. Just "days" ago, a ragtag group of humans took on a gang of demons known as the White Knights and brought a war to the city of Mydnyte. Now, the girl who started it all is in a coma, the man who helped her may or may not be dead, and Tara--owner of The Underground, Mydnyte's only real stronghold--is facing down an army of demons with little more than a staff trained to work in a music store. It's going to take some doing to manipulate her way out of this one. Luckily, Tara is a master of manipulation--so all she needs is a little bit of time, and a whole lot of luck. Unluckily, time and luck are two things that are in short supply in Mydnyte... Plotting in progress, no writing accomplished yet.
Beyond the Blue: Meredith's parents vanished in a storm when she was fifteen, and ever since she has been fascinated with the islands which float high above her water-covered world, hoping that her mother and father live on in the sky. Connor, her brother, thinks she's crazy, though in a much nicer way than most of the inhabitants of the floating town of Haven. After all, everyone knows the sky islands are cursed and that they bring only death to anyone involved with them. These suspicions seem to be proven true when a man with mechanical wings falls from the sky and turns up in Haven. He's escaped from Above with the plans for the machines that make the islands fly. He wants to bring them crashing down--and he wants Meredith to help him.
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