Cursed by her devious mother, Amelia, a young mindreader is driven by a deadly destiny. Only she can defeat Naatos, the shapeshifting warlord, in his march of terror across the thirty-six worlds. But Naatos conquers her home in a murderous midnight ambush before she has even learned how to throw a knife. She flees to Earth where she dedicates her life to training, fearing the curse will make her a monster if she does not succeed in defeating Naatos.
Naatos understands that with choice comes tragedy. He seeks to gather the worlds beneath his rule, righting the errors of previous monarchs and eliminating the complications of ignorant inhabitants. His only weakness is a young mindreader, the last living Neyeb. She doesn’t know who she really is, let alone what she will become, allowing him to twist both her destiny and curse to his advantage.
When Amelia finally returns to her home, the land of the bruin riders, she discovers her family captured, the royal court slaughtered, and her people imprisoned. She launches a rescue only to discover Naatos’s savagery and abilities exceed all reports. Even worse, the truth behind the curse and her identity eviscerates her resolve, forcing her to question everything from her beliefs to her priorities to her character. Outmatched and outflanked, Amelia must defend her nation and take control of her true destiny or condemn the worlds to Naatos’s rule and millions to death.
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I write speculative fiction with a particular focus on multicultural fantasy and supsenseful adventures. Some good old fashioned romance as well. For my day job, I serve as an attorney and run a small law firm with my husband, James Fry, in rural Indiana.
When I’m not writing, I enjoy working with the youth at my church, hosting fun fandom themed parties (Doctor Who, Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Star Trek, OUAT, & more), reading all the books I can get my hands on, and uncovering new hobbies. Some of my favorites are studying mythology, cosplaying on occasion, practicing knife throwing (you’re fine if you stay by the target), and looking for adventures. I know. I have to look for my own adventures as Gandalf hasn’t shown up to take me on one yet.
I also love spending time with my wonderful husband, and he regularly indulges me in story talk. While we don’t have children, we do have four wonderful cats. The names go in themes. We’ve been in a Norse theme for awhile, so it’s Maelona, Sophie, Thor, and Loki. (There’s a good reason why two of those names aren’t Norse. It might have something to do with Jr. High me using a Norse/Celtic namebook and not distinguishing.)
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