Young adult urban fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Avery arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel. Instead, she discovers Daniel's body has been taken over by a corbin, a Fae which usually crosses into our world by inhabiting crows.
The corbin, Lonan, warns her that some of his kin are no longer satisfied with crow bodies. Or even the occasional accommodating human. They want to come here in their natural forms, with their full, terrible powers intact. It’s happened before, leading to the fall of Rome and the Dark Ages, but this time Lonan has been sent to stop them.
In exchange for Avery’s help with his mission, she insists the corbin brings Daniel back, forcing the two boys to share Daniel’s body. Switching between personalities in an uneasy truce. But once she starts to fall for the charming Lonan, Avery realizes that even if they do save the world, only one of the boys will get sole custody of the body—leaving her heartbroken either way.
Meanwhile, she discovers her family’s roots reach deeper into Faerie than she ever imagined, proving crucial to the survival of both worlds.
Another tiny teaser
Special Valentine's Day Teaser
Spirits from the Vasty Deep (formerly titled Those Lost at Sea and Drowned)
Ghostly young adult historical novel set in the 1850s (Completed)
See excerpts that I've posted on the blog:
Prologue Part 1
Prologue Part 2
From Chapter 1
Again from Chapter 1
From Chapter 3
After a terrifying childhood encounter with a malevolent ghost, Olivia Herald gives up her powers to speak with the dead, fearing any contact with them carries the threat of losing herself to possession.
Years later, en route from Spain after her father's death, seventeen-year-old Olivia sets a ship afire while escaping its murderous crew—dooming all hands aboard. When their ghosts return to take revenge on the ship's officers who abandoned them to their fate, it is only a matter of time before they come after Olivia for her part in their deaths.
But it’s not just her life, and her budding romance with a young sailor, at stake: Olivia stands with a foot in each world, and the vengeful spirits can use that connection to invade the world of the living. As the veil between the worlds becomes ever thinner, Olivia will need to overcome her fears and reclaim her powers in order to outwit the sinister shades.
A previous version of a video pitch for Spirits from the Vasty Deep (March 2011):