Emerald Viper
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Joined 06-19-12, id: 849235, Profile Updated: 02-24-15
Author has written 18 stories for Fantasy, Humor, and Supernatural.

You are most likely to find me sitting on the front porch of my house with a cup of tea. I enjoy writing. It does not pay my bills.

My other hobbies include motorcycles, computers, cooking, making jewelry, tabletop RPGS, comics & anime, history (especially Tokugawa Japan, medieval Italy, and WWII), fencing & archery (SCA), hiking, yoga, and Tae Kwon Do. I hate washing dishes and I am a notorious insomniac. I collect masks and old issues of Doctor Strange.

I am always on Facebook or somewhere else filled with uselessness. I watch way too much British television, especially Doctor Who.

My favorite writers are Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide), Roger Zelazny (Amber and Lord Demon), Robert Asprin (Myth series), Garth Nix (Sabriel), Terry Pratchett (Discworld), and Jim Butcher (Dresden Files). I do snarky banter. If I make you laugh, it's a win. I also write reprehensible fan fiction for White Wolf games such as Exalted and Vampire: The Masquerade.

In the mundane world, I am a museum curator. It is the coolest job in the world.

I have a very clever 80 lb yellow lab/coonhound named "Gumbo". I currently live in Texas, but I have also lived in seven other US states, Cambridge (UK), and Sardegna (Italy).


UPDATES!:

Behold, readers! For anyone plugging through my "Sword of the Makers" series, you can now check out my DeviantArt gallery for sketches of the main characters AND MAPS. I am an "ok" artist so this is nothing spectacular, but if you've ever wanted to see a picture or two of my little world, they have been added. If you do check it out, please let me know how the drawings compare to the stories. I'd like to know if I am describing things the way that I see them in my head or not.

http://supremetechgoddess.deviantart.com/gallery/31227402/Sword-of-The-Makers

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I can take criticism, but please make it constructive. If you comment on my stories using profanity, your comments will be removed. Please note that all stories are marked with a date such as (2003). Some of these stories were written when I was 15 - 16 years old!

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SOM: Dreams of Endymion (2013) reviews
Ten years ago, Luke Witchstorm washed up on a beach with no memories of his past. When he puts on a cursed ring, he finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue and dark magic. Following the clues he left for himself, he must retrace his own steps to uncover the secret of how he died, and why he came back. Sword of the Makers series. UPDATED 2/25/15 (rough - but hilarious)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 91,141 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/25 - Published: 12/9/2012
Nivarra's Tail (1995-2015) reviews
A young centaur goes on an adventure with an immortal wizard, a wisecracking cowardly dragon, and the spoiled brat who is supposed to become the king of their world. This is an attempt at re-writing (from an adult perspective) a story I originally wrote for my brothers and sisters when I was a child. Related to "Hyde and Seek".
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,250 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 1/31
Hyde and Seek (February 2015) reviews
Everyone has a dark side. What happens when it gets loose? (This story takes place in my very first "fantasy world" which I created when I was a child. I've been revisiting it lately and considering a longer story. Tell me what you think!)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,083 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/31
The Devil and Robert Johnson (2015)
A young blues musician meets the Devil at the crossroads. SHORT STORY - *Rough Draft*
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,035 - Published: 1/28
SOM: Emissary (2013) reviews
Journeyman wizard Stephan Lucian is sent by the Order of Light to strike a deal with dangerous creatures of old magic. When he accidently breaks ancient faerie laws, he finds himself working as an emissary for the enemy. But all is not as it seems, and the secrets which lurk in the depths of the Sickle Wood may alter the balance of the world. Sword of the Makers series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 62,412 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 3/6/2013
SOM: The Cursed Company (2014) reviews
The Mercenary's Guild has always provided a refuge for people trying to outrun their problems. But when a mysterious girl arrives at the Coalborn Guild House in the middle of a blizzard, the members of the Cursed Company find themselves living up to their unfortunate nickname. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,701 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/2/2014 - Published: 7/16/2014
SOM: Kestrel's Tale (2013)
Multiple people have suggested that I remove the story of Kestrel Yfair from the middle of "Dreams of Endymion" . It really is too long for a flashback and the first-person perspective makes it a bit jarring. Still, this story is good to read for some background on Naara and Kestrel's relationship. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,713 - Published: 7/29/2014 - Complete
SOM: Paladin (2013) reviews
Known for having a quick tongue and a quicker knife, Jack Mercy is the law amongst the thieves and whores of Ancaradis. Five years ago, he was the lieutenant of a Deathwalker. When his master was slain, he returned to stabbing and skullduggery. Now the Order of Light has come to him with a message. Mercy is the Paladin, chosen to save the world. Sword of the Makers series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 60 - Words: 178,747 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 5/21/2014 - Published: 9/22/2012
Clan Havoc (2013) reviews
Thirty year old Steve Camden is a loser. He can't hold a job and he lives with his mother. but in the LARP "Realms of Arcadia" he's a heroic prince. When Steve is swept into a fantasy world that resembles Arcadia with his friends, it seems like a dream come true, but the LARPers don't have powers or real weapons. Can Clan Havoc make it home, or will everyone take lethal damage?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 71,311 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/15/2014 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Complete
SOM: Child of Man (2014)
When Duke Arsenio Valsarra's lover died, he vowed to care for her child as if it were his own. But the Duke's son is not what he seems to be. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,137 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/10/2014 - Published: 2/9/2014
Witness (2004)
When Felix meets his father's mistress, and discovers a kid brother he never knew he had, he comes to grips with what it means to be part of the most infamous family in the multiverse. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 191,045 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/30/2013 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Complete
Heretic (2008) reviews
Raised in a religious order which condemn sorcery, a young priestess-in-training discovers she has magical powers. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 98,751 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/10/2013 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Complete
SOM: Seyadra's Tail (2010) reviews
Seyadra Ayud, a fugitive from the Tower and one of the last dragons in the world, seeks to fulfill a promise she made to her father centuries ago. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,424 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 4/13/2013 - Published: 3/10/2013
SOM: The Nok Market (2012)
Journeyman wizard Fabian Van Guise stumbles upon a faerie market and makes a dangerous bargain. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,610 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Complete
Wanderers (2005)
Elhil has a habit of getting himself into trouble. Of course, "trouble" for a 4,000 year old immortal often means that the fate of more than one world is hanging in the balance. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 217,776 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Complete
The Wolf Prince (NANO 2011) reviews
A young wizard accidentally steals a magic box. Along with two thieves and a hapless "inventor/adventurer" he travels around the world and through time. Incorporates Celtic, Persian, Indian, Chinese and Norse mythology and lots of Shakespeare.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,719 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2012
Stephanie Meyer Eat Your Heart Out (2010) reviews
A believable vampire love story. Sort of. This is not Twilight fiction, nor does it contain any Twilight characters.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,494 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Complete
The Immortals (2001) reviews
A demon is summoned into a realm where magic and technology coexist and the laws of physics are subject to change without warning. A magical genius with a passion for candy-coated alchemy, a perma-stoned dragon bard, and a host of dimension-hopping gangsters fight with her to save their world. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 242,038 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/14/2012 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Complete