WILD CARD is… a wild card! Though the idea itself burgeoned in my mind a while ago, the actual urge to write it didn’t come to me until the ONC (Open Novella Contest) started on Wattpad. Two of the prompts spoke to me, and I figured… eh, why the hell not? I’m sure I can handle yet another project on top of my 5 million others… right?
Well… wrong and right. Though the book didn’t make it past the Longlist (which is actually a pretty massive accomplishment) and it hurt my ego a little, I did decide to continue writing my characters anyway. Despite my other plans and plots, I couldn’t get this idea out of my mind. I came up with a five book novella series with titles revolving around poker/face-card nicknames. Every book will have one POV, and the title will reflect a different character (for example: WILD CARD refers to Ysac, the jester, but the POV character is Prince Teodric).I’m super excited to continue this series about face-cards and a fantasy land with its Alice in Wonderland vibes and its mystery. I love, love the characters I came up with, and the stories have a great following and fan-base that I’m always so happy to interact with.
WILD CARD // BOOK ONE – BLURB
“Legend has it, if you stand in front of a mirror holding a cup and a candle, you can open a doorway between dimensions.”
Prince Teodric of Springport remembers the promise he made his father: to not try to reenact the legend of dimensions. At sixteen, he laughed at his father’s claims that there were ways of traveling through portals to other realms; but five years later, as sole heir to his recently deceased father’s kingdom, the eerie tale somehow reenters his mind, and with it a curious desire to break his promise. To see if, as his father said, other dimensions existed, and one traveled to them via mirrors. But Teo gets more than he ever dreamed he would, and soon wakes in a realm of the imaginary, the insane, and the impossible… only to find he switched places with a knave named Jack of Spades.
PAINTED LADY // BOOK TWO – BLURB
“There is a legend that one in four royal advisor-mages will betray their monarch, overthrow them for power.”
Gwenore, the new of Acewood, is on a throne she didn’t wish for. Especially with her mermaid half-sister after her crown, a power-hungry mage on the loose, and a rogue knave craving her death. Her sisters and Aces advise her to be patient, but she wants to stop the threats to her kingdom before they worsen. And before she’s forced to marry some high-bred noble who’s only interested in her for her position. But Gwenore is surrounded by fickle foes and spies she can’t identify, and will soon see that her impatience has brought her to waters too deep to swim in. Those who wish for her demise are close, too close… and those she trusts are far and few between. Can Gwenore survive the menaces to her person and restore balance to her home before it’s too late?
POKER FACE // BOOK THREE – COMING SOON!