All her life, Cindy has been told she’s worthless, kicked into the shadows so often that she believes the lie, but with her father inexplicably dead and the Prince far too interested in her story, she must decide whether to accept the way the world sees her or to prove she’s someone worth fighting for.
By Wingéd Chair
Seventeen-year-old Merry has mucked up another chance to get to the University, so she doesn’t have time to deal with OtherRealm creatures bent on stealing memories from the people of Woodshire. But when an outlaw mage mistakes her for a damsel in distress on a soggy train platform, she’s dragged into the midst of mad sheriffs and monsters. With her father’s mind at stake and an outlaw to impress, Merry must choose between her dream of the University, which has sustained her through traumatic injury and prejudice, and the knowledge she has inherited from her father, which could return the stolen memories of those she cares about most.
Young Lord Léon’s carelessness maims a young girl and lands him a curse from her family, but years later, trapped as a bear, Léon comes across a disabled enchantress in the forest who promises to free him. What he doesn’t tell her is that he recognizes her as the girl he wronged so long ago, and as he starts to fall in love with her, he realizes he must keep his identity secret if he wants to keep her.
A Shroud For My Bride
The people of Namerre both love and fear the Reaper. He hunts down those who have done wrong and makes them disappear, whether they be common thief or corrupt judge. Seventeen year old Kallan has been the Reaper’s personal hit-woman since she was twelve. But no more. She wants to catch criminals the right way, and after telling him to take a long trip in an empty airship, she seeks a place on Namerre’s police force. But growing up in the world of murderers and vigilantes has left her with debilitating anxiety, and she has to hide her obsessions and compulsions from her new partners and friends. When a serial killer begins stalking the city streets, masking his crimes with magic, Kallan must decide whether to cling to her new integrity, or seek help from the father who trained her to kill.