WHEN STARS DIE
When Amelia finds out her younger brother is a witch, they must flee—or die. The city of Malva is rife with puritanical hatred for witches, who are said to embody the Seven Deadly Sins of mankind. Amelia’s only chance of saving Nathaniel, her brother, is to become a professed nun at Cathedral Reims, but doing so means enduring a series of trials: near-starvation, intense isolation, beatings, and blood-sucking leeches. Escalating these are shadowy beings only Amelia can see. After harming her best friend with fire, a witch’s signature, she worries they are after her because she is a witch like her brother, who reveals he, too, can see them.
Oliver Cromwell, a dashing priest at Cathedral Reims, confirms her fears. He tells Amelia that these beings are Shadowmen: dead, unredeemed witches, seeking witches like Amelia to join their ranks. When this group of rebel Shadowmen begin planning to destroy those who slaughtered them, Oliver is the only one who can protect Amelia and save Malva. Yet, he may prove to be more dangerous than the shadows themselves—and his love for Amelia fatal.
Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly, TBA
THE STARS ARE INFINITE (Book 2 in The Stars Trilogy)
Alice Sheraton is slated to be executed as a witch; however, her father spares her. He sends her to Finight Hill, a safe house for witches. Here a Shadowman begins to pursue her, and from this Shadowman she learns she has been bound with a terrible fate since birth: either be a martyr to free witches from their misery, or choose to live knowing her existence will bring on more chaos.
A TREACHEROUS FLAME (A Stars Trilogy Short)
Benjamin Fairchild, interrogator at Usiburn Tower, is in charge of extracting confessions from witches–and then killing them. His methods are brutal. From crushing thumbs to cutting out tongues, Benjamin is not afraid to use the most extreme methods to get what he wants.
On a crusade to eliminate every last witch he can, Benjamin is currently tasked with a young girl named Emily. She proves to be a most difficult case. Trying to convince Benjamin of her innocence is impossible when he is certain that witches are the biggest embodiment of sin. However, Emily will force Benjamin to discover a secret about himself that threatens to undo everything he has been taught.
Purple Sparks: Poetry by Sexual Assault Survivors
A collection of poems by sexual assault survivors is a riveting collection of human voices that bring awareness, advocacy, and power to the issue of sexual assault.
My three poems include: “Forgiveness Is a Sin,” “Those Boys,” and “Trauma Treats the Brain Like Clay”
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Victoria’s Asylum of Maggots, sounds like an awesome story. Throughout my life, I’ve had some major bouts with depression…during my 9 years in the US Army and in my “regular” life. Mental wards are quite gloomy, but for some, they do help. I can think of a few stories myself to write, but now is not the time. Good luck with your other WIP. 🙂
I’ve been to psych wards myself. I hated my first one but found my second one far more helpful because I felt like I was an adult, not a kindergartner.
The psych ward I was in while in the army, 97th General Hospital, in Frankfurt, Germany, after Desert Storm was a bit barbaric. Sometimes I thought the oxymoron of (MI) Military Intelligence was ill defined, and they had the wrong soldiers confined.
Interesting period pieces! I love historical fiction, good for you! And thank you for liking Newbie Writers Guide!
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When Stars Die is the book about to be published, but it doesn’t have a release date or even cover ready yet. However, it does have two companion pieces for it, two short fiction pieces that give readers a glimpse into what they’ll find in When Stars Die.
Where can I get my hands on them?
They’re right here, free downloads. https://amberskyeforbes.wordpress.com/extras/
Huh. This sounds different–I look forward to hearing about its release.