Do you all remember when I went to graduate school and wrote a book and got an expensive piece of paper and rewrote the book and then stashed that book on a hard drive and never looked at it again?
Yeah, me neither.
I am officially self-publishing BLOODMADE, my completed fantasy novel, in 2023. It will be available on Amazon in eBook and paperback format and on my website in eBook and PDF format.
It’s the story of a young woman who dreams of running her own airship and taking it across the mountains — the same mountains her father had set his sights on years and years ago…
Here’s a sneak preview of the back cover text:
Katrya Millor’s dream of running her own steam-powered airship – and following her father’s memory over the mountains – is within reach. The only thing standing in her way is a man with a grudge… and a justice system that seems to want to lock up her Navigator no matter what they do.
In this world of airships and magic, the ships are kept afloat by the powers of tattooed criminals looked down upon by the true citizens of the realm—men that have been forced into servitude in order to pay for their crimes. When Ree’s Navigator, Ien, the tattooed man whose powers of wind fly her ship, is arrested in Briia, she doesn’t hesitate to bust him out. However, a strange encounter with a disturbing man leaves both of them unsettled. They flee across the range to the capital, Praan.
When the unthinkable happens in Praan and Ree is forced to look inside her own memories for answers to both her father’s past failures and her present concerns, how far will she go to see that dream fulfilled? What is waiting beyond the mountains? Is it worth her best friend’s life?
In the great city of Praan, a breeze kicks up. It is spurred by magic, by people with color-shifting tattoos that can tell the wind to dance. The breeze whips around the tall standards lining the edge of the city perched on the mountainside. It swirls out into the Void, the great chasm between mountains. The valley floor is so, so, so far below. Ree has to make a choice: her own dream, or her Navigator’s freedom. The wind howls down the mountainside. Hopefully she makes the right decision.
Get hype, people! The pre-order will be live soon, and I will keep you posted about that.