In this short story, sixteen-year-old Galenos has to take care of his younger brother Varranor after the death of their father, but things are already starting to go wrong when he loses the village's sheep to a chimaera attack. The brothers look for work in the nearby cliff city of Mezzarion, but the elite craft guilds don't take on new apprentices easily. With few options left, Galenos must choose between the austere life of a temple priest and the dangerous life of a mercenary--but not before Varranor cooks up a wild scheme to tame a monster of their own. The first Tale of Wyld Magic introduces the magic-wracked peninsula of Seirenia and the dangerous monsters known as marewings.
When Meyra's abusive husband walked out on her, leaving behind their failing farm and a pile of gambling debts, she thought her life was over. But after selling the farm, learning magic, and becoming a trusted hedge witch in another village, she found that Jason's absence was a blessing in disguise. Until the night that he returned to claim her again. Now Meyra must fight for her life against the man who was her first love and her worst nightmare. The second short story in the Tales of Wyld Magic series explores the role of magic and women in everyday life.
Wyld Magic in a Flash
Chimaera, harpies, mermaids, pirates, and the mysterious marewings—the world of Wyld Magic is filled with monsters and other dangers. Five young men and women must fight to save their lives and find their place. Each “flash” story is only 500 words. A prequel to the novel, A Flight of Marewings.
Witch Test
When Rosamunde turned thirteen, she had to pass a test from the Faerie Court in order to gain the powers of a witch. But her simple test just got turned on its head when a mysterious old woman appeared and offered her a choice. Rosa can accept the old woman’s offer of forbidden power—or face deadly monsters. A human girl could never deal with magical dangers on her own, but getting help from anyone else is strictly against the rules of the test. Will Rosa risk her life to gain the magic she’s always wanted? This short story is a prequel to Small Town Witch, book 1 of the Fae of Calaveras trilogy, and can be enjoyed at any point in the series. Download as a ZIP containing PDF, epub, and mobi files.
Midsummer Knight
Description: Born to a Fae mother and a human father, Ashleigh know her role is to marry the faeriekin Count’s heir, Glen, when they come of age. And Glen is the perfect knight: chivalrous, honorable, and kind. The only problem is that Ashleigh hasn’t fallen in love with her future husband yet. But they’re only sixteen, so there’s still time, right? But their relationship faces a new challenge one summer when Glen must pass a test to become a knight. When Ashleigh learns that the test is not what it seems and her betrothed’s life is danger, her own feelings for him are tested. Can she warn Glen in time to rescue him from the dangerous dragon lurking in the woods? And will one kiss change everything between them? A prequel short story that takes place in the summer before Small Town Witch. Download is a ZIP file containing PDF, epub, and mobi formats.
The Voyage Begins: The Voyage of the Miscreation Episode 1
Captain Mynta and her motley crew of monster hunters have fallen on hard times. To save her ship, she’s agreed to escort Mage Ameyron and his team of researchers to capture some of Seirenia’s deadliest monsters. To succeed, they’ll have to work together—but everyone on board has something to hide, and one has a secret that could doom them all. In episode one, “The Voyage Begins,” Captain Mynta welcomes the researcher mage on board her ship—only to find out that her newest client is more than she bargained for. Ameyron wants to get closer to his subjects than even a seasoned monster hunter would dare. Tensions rise between crew and passengers who question the captain’s leadership. But when a dangerous sea serpent lurks beneath the ocean waves, Mynta must discover which one of them is also a traitor before time runs out. Look for a new episode of adventure and romance on the high seas every month in this new epic fantasy serial.
The Trouble with Fangfrogs: The Voyage of the Miscreation Episode 2
Captain Mynta and the other monster hunters have their first monster hunt with Mage Ameyron’s research team: capturing venomous fangfrogs in the wetlands of a little island. The mage insists that he can keep live monsters safely confined in his newly-developed magical cages. But the crew is wary about having monsters on board—and the islanders aren’t happy about their monsters leaving after all. When things get complicated, Mynta must negotiate a deal that will satisfy everyone, but the help she needs may come from the one person she’s not willing to ask.
The Sunken Forest: The Voyage of the Miscreation Episode 3
Captain Mynta and her team of monster hunters follow a sailors’ legend to the ships’ graveyard, so Mage Ameyron can investigate the mystery of why so many ships are floating abandoned in a strange forest of seaweed. Wyld Magic must be involved in some way. But when their search finds a survivor driven mad by the loss of his crew mates, they learn that monsters aren’t all they have to fear out on the open sea. A haunting song means that time’s run out, and when the ship is overrun by deadly mermaids, Mynta will once again be forced to make a difficult choice to save her people.
Monster Menagerie: The Voyage of the Miscreation episode 4
Captain Mynta’s crew is in for a party when Mage Ameyron gets a formal introduction to the duke who owns a private monster menagerie. Genara’s used her family connections to pull some strings and gain access to the duke’s secret methods of capturing and caging feathersnakes, and everyone’s invited for what should be a peaceful evening of dancing and feasting with no dangerous monsters to fight. But the cost of that introduction may come too high when political tensions, personal problems, and a marriage proposal get in the way. Mynta must swallow her pride and play the diplomat to save the deal and the respect of her crew.
A Midwinter Night's Dream
A Midwinter Night's Dream
What if you could make all of your friends happy with one little spell? Rosa’s finally got the hang of her witchcraft without her mom looking over her shoulder all the time, and now she’s got a plan to use magic for something good. She’s already got an awesome boyfriend in Kai, but her friends aren’t so lucky. Glen and Ashleigh are betrothed, but Glen can’t win Ashleigh’s heart. Heather is lonely, and Kai’s cute best friend Anil is single. To Rosa, it’s obvious that all her friends need to do is open their eyes and see the opportunities for love already in front of them—but how can she convince them of the truth? A Midwinter Solstice party at the Faerie Castle is a perfect time to spread the love. Rosa brings a love potion she made herself and plans to make everyone’s dreams come true. But magic—and love—are never that simple, and when the group of friends suddenly find themselves lost in the Faerie Realm, it’s up to Rosa to save the day again. A short story inspired by Shakespeare’s play that takes place in December between Small Town Witch and Witch Gate. ***Zip file contains PDF, epub, and mobi versions.
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