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Joined 02-18-12, id: 826728, Profile Updated: 11-07-20
Author has written 16 stories for Romance, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy.

*Important Note: Of other places to check out stuff, please look to Wattpad and RoyalRoad There are also books on Wattpad that are not on here, if you are interested. You can find me as @Astridhe on there. Happy writing!*

*I am for some unknown reason now on Twitter as @OlsenWriting if you would like to say hi. There will be a few breadcrumbs of story stuff there.

*I am now on Patreon @ /astridhe if you are interested in early content and content not otherwise available. It's being added to often.*

So, it's about time I actually wrote something in the profile area. I write for this site and a handful of others. I got that spiffy degree and a very demanding day job, so updates may be a little more sporadic. You might have noticed, but I like to have multiple irons in the fire at once even if it makes things a little bit slower, just so that I am always working on something and don't just crumple into a ball of writer's block. I look forward to writing things people might find at least somewhat entertaining.

Sincere gratitude to everyone who reviews. You are amazing and I really appreciate it.

Story Notes

Ancients Series:

Ex Nihil is finished. Ad Lucem is finished. Sequel to EN. Per Infernum is on hiatus. Sequel to AL.

Written in Gray Series:

Portrait in Gray is finished. Grayheart is undergoing a rewrite and is up. I have yet to continue because I have mixed feelings about whether this piece of writing should even exist. Sequel to PG.

Random Stuff:

Keeper is here for fun and mostly a scrap writing project.

The Lioness of Shadi is here and under construction.

THE BIG 'UN (all volumes can be found on Wattpad until they are synced here as well, which might take a while, because...yeeg, girl's been busy):

Beneath the Iron is finished and available wherever ebooks can be found.

Light of the Heavens is under construction.

The Lady Penitent is finished elsewhere.

Heart of Flame is finished.

Queen of Embers is finished/being uploaded here.

The Gemcutter's Daughter is under construction.

The Kindly One is undergoing rewrites at the moment, but will be up.

The Fall is under construction.

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Sky Woman by drahcirwolf reviews
Enfri is the last sky woman of her village. She is a healer, herbalist, and midwife. One day, she and her protective dragon guardian are visited by a coterie of royal assassins, and it changes the course of her life forever. She is hunted for reasons she does not understand and begins to unravel the truth of her heritage. [F/F]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 122,404 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 9/28/2017 - Published: 7/20/2015 - Complete
An Unsigned Letter by Ally St. Cyr reviews
A small short that contains spoilers for Letters From the Ashes. From a tired, careworn nurse to her careless lover. Sometimes the gap between what she wants and what she has is too far to bridge. So she writes love letters that are never to be read. F/F
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,178 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/10/2015 - Complete
Elysium by V de V reviews
Under revision and rewrite. She was a courtesan. He was a viscount of the old French nobility. They met in a garden and fell in love over vervain and velvet. They became count and countess until she died in his arms at the opera, the scent of her verbena still on his glove.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 164,370 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 12/21/2009 - Published: 9/30/2007
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Light of the Heavens reviews
(RoyalRoad) Marred and exiled from her homeland, Vassa Ithrennyn is used to solitary wandering. However, a simple rescue pulls her into a web of danger spun by those with designs on the power of the Sunlit Throne. Protecting the young fire-speaker she saved is a task more dangerous than expected, but cunning and keen with magic, perhaps she can save Seben from them...and herself.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 105,174 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/24 - Published: 5/25/2020
Within the Bone reviews
Old sins, they say, cast long shadows. Born into a world of magic with a power inside her that actively negates magic, Mara Spell-Breaker has learned to endure her place as a pariah among her people. At least, until a chance meeting in the woods promises a new world and hope of escape. But a great, devouring destruction is coming, summoned by hubris, to burn their world to ash.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 54,581 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 1/23 - Published: 8/15/2020
The Lioness of Shadi reviews
The oldest city in the world is destroyed and only Ilati has survived. Punished by wicked blades and evil acts, the woman who was once high priestess of the goddess of love and fertility, daughter of a king, must abandon the ashes of a life destroyed by the hounds of Nadar and find a new path alongside an ancient goddess, a sorcerer, a cursed warrior, and a fearless barbarian.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,751 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/2 - Published: 11/24/2020
The Fall reviews
(Posting on RoyalRoad) Love is spurned by wise courtesans, and Valérie du Lis is no exception. When it appears in the form of a passionate, poetic noble, however, she finds it as inescapable as the winter curse laid upon her soul. No love is simple when magic and Fate both have designs on a lover's future, and neither look kind. F/F
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 60,048 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/13/2020 - Published: 5/13/2019
The Gemcutter's Daughter reviews
(On RoyalRoad) Every dwarven city has its Spark, giving life to the great artifices carved into living rock and steel by the god Tek himself. A machine set in motion when the turning of the world began again, Dhuldarim has survived millennia without faltering. Until now. The Spark is going out. An answer lies in the Deep, but so too do things that dream of dwarven fire...and hate.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,323 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/19/2020 - Published: 10/4/2019
Deathless reviews
Some things cannot die, and the revenge of the dead is one of them. Devastated by the destruction of the town she was meant to defend, Sorrow has been inflicted with undeath, unable to rest until one man is destroyed, the source of all the misery and suffering she endured: Ghyslain "Shrike" Roche. His destruction, however, is not such a simple affair. (RoyalRoad)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,936 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/18/2020 - Published: 10/5/2020
Queen of Embers reviews
[Sequel to Heart of Flame] They say the gods are dead, but some things are not so easily escaped. For Sorne Thayer, the end of the Great War means a return to an old world and old wounds. An ancient evil walks beneath the banner of the white wolf, eyes fixed on the woman who once had a heart of fire. Fate stirs and Death herself cannot stop it, but that is why she has a champion.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 34 - Words: 100,924 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/25/2020 - Published: 4/19/2020 - Complete
Keeper reviews
There is a thin and often blurred line that separates the world of humans from the Unseen. Morgan Black is the only human bound by iron to the myths and legends that police the border, a servant of law and order. Underpaid and overworked, she must confront the horrors that lie deep beneath. The Grey is concerned, the oracles have spoken, and quitting smoking was overrated anyway.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 34,263 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/23/2020 - Published: 4/19/2020
The Kindly One reviews
Iona of Tamaris is a half-elf caught between worlds. Born a bastard with the curse of an ancient magic, she has always lived with secrets weighing her heart down like stones. The price of discovery? Death. When two unwelcome visitors arrive in Yssa's royal court, however, her life is changed forever. (Posting to RoyalRoad)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,227 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/17/2020 - Published: 6/7/2018
Heart of Flame reviews
Everyone knows that rebellion ends in fire. Dissatisfied with her life, Sorne finds an escape in the training offered by an orc locked away in the depths of Mauléon's dungeons. Soon, however, Duke Aldana's punishment for an act of silence sparks a flame that cannot be contained.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 121,015 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/10/2018 - Published: 5/24/2018 - Complete
The Lady Penitent reviews
"It is an army of one purpose: the destruction of the world of men." It has been a thousand years since the Revealing and the shattered world remains as bitterly divided as ever. Magic, rare and dangerous, rules the battlefield alongside knights and demons of a forgotten age hunt the darkness. In the west, an ancient evil stirs. FINISHED ON WATTPAD.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 92,765 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/7/2016 - Published: 9/28/2015
Per Infernum reviews
Sequel to Ad Lucem. With a war raging between two of the greatest powers in the galaxy, times have never been more desperate. For the telepath Sael, that means going down a dark and ancient road.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 55,777 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/15/2015 - Published: 10/4/2014
Ad Lucem reviews
Sequel to Ex Nihilo. After an encounter with a shadowy agency hellbent on getting something out of her head, the telepath Sael finds herself on the run again. Picking up the pieces after SolSec may be the easiest part of dealing with the unknown presence incorporating itself into her being. F/F
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 71,458 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/21/2014 - Published: 8/12/2014 - Complete
Grayheart reviews
Sequel to Portrait. Claire Gauthier's life has become a mess of epic proportions. Between an ADA's proposition and restarting her personal life, things feel like they're spiraling out of control. Murder is the easy part. The who, how, and why have become much more complicated. And then there's her cop. F/F.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Crime/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 41,236 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/15/2014 - Published: 8/6/2014
Ex Nihilo reviews
When the Ancients disappeared millions of years ago, they left something behind. Something that the Zhodani Consulate and Third Imperium are both desperate to find. And at the eye of the storm is INS Archon's crew. But duty is not always the right thing. F/F
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 60,355 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/23/2014 - Published: 12/24/2013 - Complete
Portrait in Gray reviews
From the outside, Claire Gauthier appears to be leading an almost charmed life: a good job, a solid education, plenty of money, and good looks. But beneath the surface, something far darker is hiding. And her secret isn't so secret any more. In fact, it's attracted a kindred all the worst ways. Now she's both hiding from and protecting a detective in love with her. F/F
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Crime/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 59,625 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/31/2014 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Complete