Valtteri reached the pub last, slipping through the door just as his men began a round of raucous singing. The song told the story of a girl who traveled the continent using kisses as currency—though her kisses were just a euphemism. In the beginning, a kiss only got her to the next town over. The … Continue reading Valtteri and Sofia, Part 1
Something I've wanted to do for a long time, and something that's become important as I finish The Shadow Throne (barely a spoiler?), is to explore the relationship between Valtteri and Sofia. They met when Valtteri was twenty years old, in the middle of the scandal that cost him the princedom, until Aria got it … Continue reading New Track!
With a giggle, Emery accepted a drink from a tall man with the dark skin of the Western Realm. Aria hung back, so used to shadowing Emery as an apprentice courtesan—but of course she'd made the transition nearly two months ago, after losing her virginity for an exorbitant sum to the Northern Kingdom’s treasurer, Cesare. … Continue reading Liam, Part 1
“Casimir,” Aria squeaked, her hand jumping back from the door handle. He pushed inside, his hands grasping her hips; the length of their bodies met an instant before his lips found hers. As if by instinct, Aria lifted a leg to hook at his waist, and he cupped her bottom, tempting her into his arms. … Continue reading Trappings of Fate
I'm back after the holidays. BUT: new year, new alternate universes! What if Aria remained a courtesan in Tower of the Moon? And what if she met Liam, then prince of Iotorath, in a gathering house in the brothel district? When I return in January, we'll find out what happens. Happy holidays!
“That's where we send the second force?” Aria asked, tracing her hand over a map of the Spine of the Ice Realm. “We start with the small one—two or three hundred—and then wait until Alistair has recalled the bulk of his troops back to the guard post,” Valtteri said. “Then, we send three thousand down … Continue reading Valtteri, Part 3
The Shadow Throne, Book 3 of The Ice Queen Trilogy, is now available for preorder! Check the link here, or follow the link on the sidebar. Mark your calendars for March 12th, 2018! Cheers, friends.
His tundra hound, Razi, bounded through snow banks in the palace gardens, snapping at the air. Liam watched him with a smile, his arms crossed over his chest. Tundra hounds came in a variety of colors, but he had always preferred gray, or sometimes the dark purple that bordered on black in the dead of … Continue reading Liam Getting Married
This post is strictly celebratory. I finished the first final draft of The Shadow Throne last Thursday, and with one more quick edit (since I edit as I go), it will be ready to go to beta readers. I also have the cover designed, as of Saturday. With that in mind, I should be looking … Continue reading I finished the trilogy!
“Here’s something,” Sebastian said in Aria’s tent that evening. The rebellion force had spread itself all over the foothills on either side of the Northern Pass; Valtteri executed a smooth, highly effective pincer move to confront Alistair’s legions, with the result that the battle barely lasted an hour before the usurper king was forced to … Continue reading Weston, Part 5