K.G. McAbee

Biography

K.G. McAbee has had several books and nearly a hundred short stories published, and some of them are honestly quite readable. She writes steampunk, fantasy, science fiction, horror, pulp, westerns and, most recently, comics. She’s a member of Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers and is an Artist in Residence with the South Carolina Arts Commission. Her steampunk/zombie novella recently received an honorable mention in the 3rd quarter Writers of the Future contest.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I generally start a story or a novel with an image, or an idea. The plot grows from that. For example, the first book I ever wrote started with the image of a naked man running desperately through a forest. As he ran, he stumbled into creeks and got scratched up. Then I heard hounds baying. Okay, that meant someone or something was after him. And it sorta grew from there...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first story I DIDN'T read better! I was sitting with my dad and he was reading a Batman comic to me; I must have been about 3. I looked at the pictures and words and I felt I could not WAIT to learn to read on my own. And I did, and haven't stopped since.
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Books

Erek Starstone and the Nexus Cube
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,380. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Erek Starstone is training to be a wizard…but his family better not find out. For it is written in the Annals of Malmillard: The first test of an adept must always be—can she or he survive past childhood? As is well known, the first years of a future adept's life are fraught with dangers…and not always from natural causes.
The Prince Who Wasn't
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,340. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Matt Southers is an English teacher who's bored, in debt, and suffering from hay fever. When he gets an offer to take the place of a prince and participate in the best role-playing game ever....he jumps at it...and ends up in a place he never expected...
Crysalis: Meade's Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,780. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
I'm Mendel Meade. I roam the depths of Haven, dealing with problems and reporting to the Brainery--when I have to. But this time, I get ordered back, alone. That means leaving my constant companions and right-and-left hand men, Darwin and Newton, aka The Terror Twins, aka Oh No, It's Them. They don't like it. I don't like it. But what I find when I get there, I like even less….
The Good, the Bad and the Didgeridoo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,030. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Airship pilot Lady Abigail Moran and her partner in all things, Simon Thorne, master pickpocket, are in the midst of yet another adventure. This time, the good ship Invincible has taken them to Australia: land of opals, kangaroos, didgeridoos…and dinosaurs?
Keep Friends Close...But Enemies Closer
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Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Two wizards. Two lovers. Cala and her husband Ronen. Prince Vayel and his betrothed Malen. But who are the which of the what?
The Witchfinder Wars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Tommy and Anya: two teenagers in love; what could be sweeter and more beautiful? Well, Anya is a fire witch of an ancient line. Tommy is the heir-apparent of WFG Ltd., aka Witchfinder General. So they'll have more to deal with than the flames of love…there'll be pain, deception, loss, confusion and…murder.
The Fearful Fort
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rian is my name, and I'm at the Fearful Fort for a reason. Saz just came along for the ride. He likes to get out and explore, same as the next shape-shifting wolf. I was glad for his company because the Fearful Fort belongs to Mortimer the Magician. He's bad, and he's also mad, which is even worse, especially when it comes to wizards. But no one ever promised me this job would be easy...
The Malmillard Codex
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,420. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Valerik: an escaped slave who tries to steal from the wrong woman. Madryn: a warrior on a secret quest, with a past she wants to forget. Garet: an underage thief with the arrogance of an emperor. Their uneasy alliance is the only hope against total annihilation, when thirteen stars appear in the sky of a malevolent realm and a portal rips open which can destroy a multitude of worlds...
Riders of the Purple Stage
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Zebediah Holt is the sheriff of Utopia, in the Territories, and he's a brilliant inventor as well. Now he must investigate the strange disappearance of a stagecoach from the Purple Line--which seems to have vanished into thin air!
When the Last Light Fades: Three Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A scientist invents the ultimate weight-loss drug....a teacher finds out what one student really thinks of her...and what really happened to the wife and son of the young Professor Abraham Van Helsing...
Lost and Found
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Price: Free! Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Danald has been lost but now, at last, Rhia has found him...or has she? And what of Omron, the evil wizard who hates them both? Who of the three will live to see the morning?
End of the Beginning
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Love or hate? Freedom or enslavement? Vengeance against the woman he once loved...or forgiveness for her betrayal? Vale must extricate himself from the coils of these dilemmas...or else remain trapped in the shackles of his past...
Captain D'Artagnan Jones and the Felspindyll from Zardogaz
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You set the price! Words: 14,690. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Captain D'Artagnan Jones--Dart to friends and enemies alike--and his co-pilot, Stelle-13R, are on an important mission for the Galactic Legion. If they don't protect the felspindyll from the Reticulum Drift, aka The Dark, another planet may yet be lost to the creeping unknown which is slowly taking over this quadrant of the galaxy. Galactic Legionnaires to the rescue!
Luke Zane and the Bushwhacker
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Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Luke Zane don't take kindly to being bushwhacked, but when an awful pretty schoolmarm is involved, he starts to see some benefit in even a bad situation.
Luke Zane and the Claim Jumper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
Luke Zane ain't gonna let some sidewinder take all he's worked so hard to claim....especially when he's got friends at his back.
Lord Ghul and the Rat Princes
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Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Barin the Byssinnian, mighty-thewed barbarian warrior from the snowy North, is hired by the wizard Avrum Ghul to deliver a precious gift to the Doge of Zeelon. When Barin discovers what the gift is, he's surprised--but as long as the gold is bright and the girls are welcoming, he sees nothing to complain of...
Optical Orifice of the Beholder
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Storrs has volunteered for the Requisition-and-Recovery Team, and it's his first time on the surface of a planet. Ever. His family warned him that being on the outside of a planet would be nothing like the comfortable and safe womb of Ship....but he never expected that there'd be actual DANGER involved!
Double Double Cross
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Detective Joiner has too many exsanguinated bodies in his open case files, and he hopes famous horror writer Jezebel Killian can provide the information he needs to solve them. Instead, he stumbles into something darker than he ever expected...
Cabbages and Kings
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When a nameless, homeless actor is invited, nay, compelled to take the place of a dead prince and marry a great commander, he never suspects he will fall headlong into danger, murder, seduction and repetitive assassination attempts. Well, he may have suspected it, but even so, he is certainly not going to give up the chance at the role of a lifetime!
Dark of Night: Five Macabre Tales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
From a final exam to a strange summer job to a new meaning for the word 'freshman', five stories guaranteed to give you shivers in the dark of night...
The Beauty in the Beast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Erik never thought of himself as a payment for a gambling debt, but to keep his dear father out of prison, he becomes one. Lady Ariane duBois, however, is not like any woman Erik's ever heard of. She's tall, rich, mysterious...and the silver mask she never removes seems to change expressions in different lights...
Not Poppy nor Mandragora
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A vicious monster slaughters the wife and son of a villager. What can he do, a man with no knowledge of fighting or weapons? Why, send to court for the Royal Monster Slayer, of course....
Bewitched by Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A young student wizard runs into more danger than he expected on a trip to town...and finds an even more unexpected friend.
Souls Touched - Reasonable Rates
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Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1933, C.L. Moore published her most famous short story, Shambleau. This is an homage to that immortal story. When an ancient Earthman arrives back on Mars after decades away, he finds things have changed....more than he could have imagined.
Cast Away the Works of Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The entrance to the cave was a grey giant's mouth, open wide in a jagged scream. Prince Adric is on the run from the evil Lord Brecc, aided only by his tutor and a few friends. As they struggle through a wandering cave to safety, what followed them in the darkness...?
Oblique Vengeance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ravynn Dar'Kesh is possessed by the evil wizard Baradan, and the only man who can save her is the only one she doesn't dare go near...
Jewels of a False God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Firran and the Mouse are willing to pay well for murder. But the best assassin in town has a history with the intended victim, and she's just been waiting for the right time...
Monarch of the Seas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Chuck Halford is on his honeymoon with Eunice onboard the huge ship Monarch of the Seas. It's her first; it's his...well, he's lost count. One of them isn't going to make it through the night...
Out of Time: An Adventure of The Spectre
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Spectre, also known as the Dead Man Who Walks, lives to protect his people, as have all his family since the first Spectre of Skull Cavern. When a report comes out from the Jungle Patrol, he and his great wolf Demon investigate, only to stumble into something he never expected...
Soul of Diamond, Heart of Glass
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Gawyn Archenhold, mage and wizard, is an ugly man who has created many wonders, not least of which are his myrmidons, gigantic spiders which can be ridden like horses. But he is far less adept in his dealings with people, especially his former beloved, the proud, powerful--and beautiful--Commander Averyll of the Queen's Guard. Can this mismatched pair get past their differences and find love?
A Rollicking Band of Pirates We
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Onboard the good airship Invincible, our dashing heroes are attacked by dastardly pirates. Unbeknownst to the aforementioned pirates, however, the airship Invincible has been modified by Herr Nicola Tesla himself. Huzzah!
Down Among the Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Captain Josiah Hopkins will give anything to get his beloved Elena back...even risk his own soul.
Worm on a Hook, Wriggling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sir Landru is captured and held as bait to lure his best friend to her ultimate destruction. Can he save them both?
Tempest in a Sewer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Ariel Tempest is my name, and yeah, my mom had this Shakespeare thing, so deal with it, okay? I'm immune to vampire bites, which means the cops hire me to hunt them. And they're not the handsome alluring sort of vamps; not with my luck. I hunt the sick people with the blood-craving disease, so we can lock them up and get them some help. Then one night, it all hit the fan...
Tezek: Prince of Three Lands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
On a red-sand world that will one day be called Mars, a young man is thrust into danger and adventure before his time. Can he survive the loss of all he holds dear?
Tales from Omega Station: Retribution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Maryn Meredi has arrived on Omega Station for one purpose and one purpose only: murder.
Currents of Doom
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
There is more than one way for the Great Old Ones to return and take over the Earth...as Doctor Gilman finds out when he graduates from Miskatonic University and goes to work in Arkham...
Aunt Clytie's Canning Jars
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Aunt Clytie loved her nieces and nephews, so if someone hurts them, she'll make sure the punishment fits the crime...
Tale from Omega Station: Accidents Will Happen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
Vurp wasn't in a hurry, but Dingul was. He knew Mistress Barazinzinga would pay well for ice mined from the asteroid belt around Omega Station. Surely nothing could go wrong this time...right?
Tales from Omega Station: Belly of the Beast
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Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
If you were a clone grown for spare parts, kept in a cage for experimentation, how would you feel? Accept your fate and be happy you're helping the 'real' person whose DNA you share? No; I didn't think so...
Tales from Omega Station: Extraction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Tau is imprisoned within the Consolidated Guard complex on the Rock. Escape is impossible--unless you're a hacker Halsan with a prosthetic arm and a pirate with a history of mayhem and murder...
Mightier Than the Sword
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alan finds a strange old fountain pen in a junk store...a pen that once belonged to an evil man of great power. Can even Elvis prevent what comes next?
With Murderous Intent
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A dark tale of swords and sorcery, love and betrayal, and murder most foul...
A Dilemma of Dark and Dangerous Dimensions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cynlethe Revanion is a captain in the League of the Ebony Night. Ebonites are not assassins--not exactly. But when she's offered the chance to kill the Grey Mage, the evil wizard who murdered her friends, she's eager for the chance at revenge. Then she meets the Grey Mage...or is he someone else?
E. U. C. Bureau
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Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In an over-populated future, only the EUCB stands between life and death: their life...and your death.
Tales from Omega Station: Underworld
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Malik Blayne is a pirate and the most wanted man on the Rock. Rudof Dyll is the richest and the most idle man on the Rock. What is the strange link between these two Humans amongst the multitudes of squabbling species on distant Omega Station?
The Case of the Sinister Senator
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
In ancient Rome, hard-boiled detective Nero Lupus meets the dame of his dreams. But Lupus knows better than most, it only takes one short chariot ride to turn a dream into a nightmare...
Professor Challenger And The Creature From The Aether
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Professor Challenger is a genius, as all agree, including, most definitely, the professor himself. But when he designs and builds a portal to another world, and then invites his friends to use it with him, perhaps, at long last, he has taken on more than even he can handle?
Time Is of the Essence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a portal to the past becomes a mortal danger, who are you going to call? Why, maintenance, of course!
Me and the Bank
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's the 1950s, and humanity's most amazing invention has just been created in a barn on Route Eleven. It's going to revolutionize travel, change the world, and open the way to a bright new future--unless someone pushes the wrong button...
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  • Razza Ma'Razza: It's Called a Snuggly Puff, Silly Boy on Nov. 22, 2013

    There's never been enough comedy in science fiction to suit me, but J.A. Johnson is taking care of that. Give us more Razza, please!
  • Tales from Omega Station: Abduction on Nov. 28, 2013

    An innocent young woman on an adventure in one of the most dangerous places in space. Plus, cool aliens! What's not to love, right? But, we also get a sweet take on inter-species romance. This is good stuff!
  • The Human Insurgency on Feb. 12, 2014

    Alien invasion! Strong female lead! Excellent, powerful, vivid writing! Scifi just doesn't get any better than this!
  • The Princess Who Wouldn't Die on June 03, 2014

    I. Love. This. One part heroic fantasy, one part snarky heroine with a mouth on her, one part adventure, one part romance. Add danger, a threat of mayhem and barely-escaped death, stir together and enjoy. I just hope there are more adventures for Princess Naji in the future; she's a woman I could spend time with. And the Black Knight? Yum!
  • Blinded on July 28, 2014

    Death comes to us all, foe...and friend. And yet, don't we all ignore His warnings? Creepy, evocative and powerful imagery! This is a writer to watch--closely--in the future.
  • Purple on July 31, 2014

    A powerful, moving story, and frighteningly topical. Plague: it's not if, it's when. Great job!