Jae Loren is a California-born, Jersey-raised young writer who has been creating words on paper and word processors since she first submitted a story in third grade about a dream jar.
She is a self-proclaimed linguaphile and traveler at heart; she loves to incorporate other cultures and languages into her writing wherever possible.
Her goal is to write stories in each of her favorite genres, and to pen stories that everyone can enjoy.
More excerpts as well as details about her stories and current projects can be found at her blog: http://drabblingwhymzie.wordpress.com
For Belter and Melon childhood friends isn't quite right, and friendly acquaintances doesn't cut it either. He's a concert pianist, and she is an aspiring jack of all trades who can't keep a hair color long enough for anybody to get used to. But something is drawing them together, even if they wont admit it. (Two of these stories won the Evelyn Hamilton Award for Creative Fiction in 2009)
One Queen who can only be killed by blood. One act of defiance that released the Toxin onto the land of Alderweiss. One broken soldier whose memories lay like broken glass along her path, and the one sentient sword that holds a darker secret.
Book I. Uninvited Strangers;
When a game of catch-ball suddenly goes wrong, Oliver wakes up in a place unlike any other.Soon his mind recalls the young blonde girl who would tell stories in the classroom. Alice said it was always tea time with the Hatter, but looking at the man on the opposite side of the table, Oliver was sincerely beginning to believe he had come down the wrong rabbit hole.
She could be anyone at any place in current time. There are no door-less towers for her, but there are other prisons just as confining. Taught by her dying mother, and living with the promises of a father who never came back, a young girl braids her hair every night so that it can grow.
In a Wonderland prior to madness, there is one patch of darkness in the otherwise peaceful land. As the holder of part of the Everlocke, an ancient item of limitless power, Lillibeth Satin's anger has changed the world permanently as she searches for the one child who ever bested her. A case of mistaken identity puts Alice in her sights as the tendrils of her madness reach into our world.
Alice Marchant is completely content with her lack of marriage prospects. Or at least, that is what she thought, before she found Harry Karsten hiding behind the wall curtains during his mother's soiree. It will be challenge indeed to get this most reasonable botanist to embrace his hidden illogical nature. It's a good thing she is patient and has an endless supply of blackberry jam.
From a young age Henry Dodgson has suffered from severe night terrors where he is constantly getting killed. Years of therapy have helped him to cope with the dreams as mere fiction. Henry Dodgson was used to his unusual nightmares, but everything changed when he closed his eyes one night and went from the victim to killer. And now the creatures he keeps attacking seem awfully familiar...