WaywardScribe Press

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We publish fast-paced fiction, including the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series, and the Kira Brightwell crime fiction series by Writers' Journal winning author, Jacquelyn Smith.

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The Author of His Demise: A Mackenzie Quinn Mystery
Series: Mackenzie Quinn Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2022 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Zee writes mysteries under a secret pen name. No one knows—except her best friend, Tara. But the small town of Ashwood has become home to more than one murderer since Zee’s unplanned return. And while Zee has used the citizens of her hometown as inspiration for her writing, it seems a killer has become inspired by her books in turn... Can she track down a murderer without exposing her secret?
Death Clause: A Mackenzie Quinn Short Mystery
Series: Mackenzie Quinn Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An unplanned homecoming turns to homicide... Zee never expected to move back to her hometown to live with her parents. (And definitely not at the age of forty.) Then again, she never expected to stumble across a dead body either. She thought when she left Toronto for the quiet, small-town life, she had left her problems behind. But both cats and a killer have other plans...
Keeper of Wisdom: Fatal Empire Book Two
Series: Fatal Empire, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
Some memories, you can never outrun. The blood on my hands, the ringing shouts on the air, the sound of booted feet pelting against the cobblestones somewhere on the twisting streets behind me... I knew in that moment, my life had changed forever. But with my one true friend abducted, and nowhere to run, the blood on my hands soon became only the first of my problems...
Keeper of Prophecy: A Fatal Empire Short
Series: Fatal Empire. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age
I have never put much stock in prophecy. I may serve as the goddess’s loyal daughter, but I make my own way in this world. In an empire beset by violence and intrigue, to put your faith in anything beyond your own two hands means almost certain death. The blood embedded beneath my fingernails confirms it. ...But some destinies, you cannot outrun.
A Visitor’s Guide to the Shining Kingdom
Series: Fatal Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The jewel of the continent... The Shining Kingdom draws visitors from all over the known world—mystical mages, wandering warriors, and everything in between. But every foreign land has its perils and peculiarities. Let the kingdom’s foremost adventurer, Yarden the Wanderer, guide you on a journey through the culture and quirks of his humble homeland.
A Visitor’s Guide to the Dharakmeni Empire
Series: Fatal Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Assassins, danger, intrigue… The Dharakmeni Empire does not welcome the faint at heart. But fear not, dear reader! The Shining Kingdom’s foremost adventurer, Yarden the Wanderer, knows all the ins and outs of the continent’s most reclusive region. Learn just enough to become an adventurer of the empire in your own right with this glorious guide, recorded by award-winning scribe, Jacquelyn Smith.
Legends of Lasniniar: The Wanderer
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A hidden obstacle in the grass. Between the human zealots, demons, and other dark creatures roaming Lasniniar, Barlo never expected to get taken down by some stupid piece of wood. But the dwarf and his elf friend Iarion always seem to attract trouble, turning even a simple camping trip into an adventure. And the strange staff that tripped him becomes only the first of Barlo’s problems...
Six Stitches: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell Mystery Collections, Book 6. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,490. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
So close. Kira Brightwell knows the Procurer lurks almost within her grasp. But the abductor for hire has always remained one step ahead. Can Kira finally outwit him? ...And what will happen if she does? This sixth collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: Cornered, Lucky Punch, and Lights Out.
Down in the Fifth: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell Mystery Collections, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,120. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Kira Brightwell never backs down from a challenge. But her abduction and the man responsible still haunt her. Even her closest friendships suffer from the strain of her ongoing quest for justice. How much more must she sacrifice to take down the Procurer? This fifth collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: In the Clinch, Tale of the Tape, and Ground Work.
Fourth Strike: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell Mystery Collections, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,690. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Obsession. Kira Brightwell’s obsession to catch the serial abductor known only as the Procurer drives her. Can she finally put a face to the name? The past holds secrets in many of her cases. How far must she go to uncover it? This fourth collection in the mystery series includes one novel and two shorts: Game Plan, Ring, Girl, and Weigh In.
Third Round: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell Mystery Collections, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,540. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Kira Brightwell would give anything for a nice, straightforward case. Since her fall from grace with the local media, nothing in her life seems simple anymore. But whenever Kira gets involved, even the simple things get complicated—and dangerous. This third collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: Low Blow, Puncher’s Chance, and Seeing Stars.
Second Warning: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell Mystery Collections, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,380. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Kira Brightwell never means to get tangled in other people’s problems. She already has enough on her plate since the narrow escape of the serial abductor known as the Procurer. But nothing can stop trouble from coming her way. And the actions of her past cast long shadows. This second collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: Black and Blue, Clean Break, and On the Card.
Lucky Punch: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
A relaxing vacation. After all the mystery and mayhem over the past several months, a tropical getaway seems like just what Kira Brightwell needs. With only her best friend for company and no one back home aware of their location, Kira can finally unwind and try to forget. Maybe enjoy a cool, refreshing cocktail on the beach. But wherever Kira goes, trouble always follows only a step behind.
Ring Girl: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Enemies since high school… Kira and Trevor never expected to end up solving cases together. Trevor knows that Kira does most of the solving, but he likes to think his raw charm and charisma count for something... And when the opportunity to prove himself as more than a stunningly handsome sidekick falls into his lap in the form of a beautiful client, how can he possibly refuse?
Harbingers Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 128,340. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Demons. False gods. A magical legacy. The winds of change blow across Lasniniar, throwing everything into chaos. ...And the Free Races need more than Iarion and Barlo to stand against the darkness. A new chapter unfolds in this epic fantasy collection, which includes one novel and two shorts: Harbingers (Lasniniar Book 8), Prevailing Wind, and The Devil You Know.
Seeing Stars: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Kira Brightwell might not wear a badge. But she still enjoys the challenge when she unravels a difficult case. The case of Taylor Christie proves no exception. The social media starlet prepares to shoot a video, when things go wrong. Horribly wrong. With an entire crowd in attendance. And more than Kira knows stands between her and the truth about what happened.
Void Walker Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,670. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Felara always gets her way. ...Especially when it comes to Iarion—whether he likes it, or not. Her obsession with the wandering elf drives her almost beyond reason. And her god-like powers make it nearly impossible for anyone to stand in her way. This epic fantasy collection includes one novel and two shorts: Void Walker (Lasniniar Book 7), Quicksilver, and Goddess Almighty.
Puncher's Chance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Local hero and problem solver for hire, Kira Brightwell finds herself on the run. Again. The damp remains of scrambled egg spatter the front of her favorite Nine Inch Nails shirt. The stain earns her a few looks from passers-by. Kira’s quarry remains two blocks ahead. She needs to haul ass if she wants to catch him. Because when a bad guy messes with her favorite shirt, the case gets personal.
On the Card: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell needs to pay. A problem solver for hire and local hero in her own right, Kira never sought any acclaim for her actions. She only wants to track down the man who abducted her three years ago. And maybe celebrate her birthday with some ice cream cake. But even an unintentional path to prominence comes with collateral damage. ...And some people can never forgive and forget.
Godmaker Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 147,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Gods roam the lands of Lasniniar. But not all of these new deities come in peace. …And in the chaos that follows, dark creatures wander at will. Join Iarion and Barlo as they face darkness and divine power in this epic fantasy collection, which includes one novel and two shorts: Godmaker (Lasniniar Book 6), By the Light of the Moon, and Lion’s Pride.
Clean Break: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Kira Brightwell needs a change of scenery. A relaxing, solo trip to Toronto to visit her grandparents seems like a good idea. No nosy reporters, no criminals to take down, and (most importantly) no self-appointed sidekick Trevor Wright. ...But from the moment Kira steps off the plane from California, nothing goes according to plan.
Kinslayer Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,450. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tainted magic. Deception. Betrayal. When the elves started over in Lasniniar they sought to outrun all three. But the new continent brings new neighbors with unknown motives of their own—along with a hidden enemy that already lurks within. This epic fantasy collection includes one novel and two shorts: Kinslayer (Lasniniar Book 2), Making Waves, and Adventure Takes a Holiday.
Legends of Lasniniar: The Devil You Know
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,600. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Merchants peddle fear in Belierumar. Mothers cling to their children in the crowded marketplace. Eyes dart as people hurry to make their dubious purchases. Demon-warding amulets. Herbs guaranteed to help victims of possession. Paige inspects them all with a jaundiced eye. The young dwarf woman knows how to deal with demons. Probably better than anyone else in Lasniniar. ...With good reason.
Ground Work: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,160. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell thinks she knows her best friend and roommate pretty well. Rob’s life seems straightforward from the outside. He stays in the apartment and gathers information from behind the scenes, while Kira takes the lead in her ongoing search for the Procurer. But Rob has a secret. Something he has kept even from Kira. ...And an unexpected case threatens to expose everything.
Legends of Lasniniar: Prevailing Wind
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Arinwyn leads the Tribe of Hawk across the vast dunes of the Shifting Sands—a lone elf among humans. A single shadow falls across the land from overhead in a ripple of movement. A dragon. Arinwyn must rely on her companion Nasir to convince their stubborn tribemates to flee while she tackles a much bigger problem. How to hold off the dragon. ...And what its presence might mean.
Tale of the Tape: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,860. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A bootleg Nine Inch Nails cassette tape. Weird thing for Kira to find abandoned by a sewer grate on her way to school. The hand-drawn NIN logo in marker catches Kira’s eye. Who tossed the tape? And why? Kira pockets it, of course. Seems a shame to leave it in the gutter. Who knows what kind of extra tracks she might find on it? ...Now she only needs to figure out a way to play the thing.
Legends of Lasniniar: Goddess Almighty
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Felara watches over the Light Elves’ wood from above. She knows Iarion wanders somewhere beneath the trees. Willful, mercurial, and more than a bit fey, some of her Unborn siblings consider her in danger of becoming obsessed with the elf that freed them from the Void. Others might even argue she crossed that line already. None of that matters to Felara. She follows a vision only she can see.
Legends of Lasniniar: Quicksilver
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hero of Lasniniar. Dwarvenhome’s Chief of Clans. Barlo can claim both these titles, and more. (But never ‘Master Chef.’) Brave, stubborn, and loyal to a fault, he takes pride in his judgment of character. And he holds no qualms about sharing his opinions. (Much to his elf friend Iarion’s chagrin.) ...Even when it means he must tell an unwelcome truth.
Legends of Lasniniar: Lion's Pride
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Half human. Half feline. All warrior. Her very existence a crime, Nofret lives in a hidden refugee village—safe from the magic and might of the Lion Folk who rule the island in the name of their cruel goddess. But Nofret grows tired of hiding. She yearns to do something more. Surely her fighting and tracking skills can serve a greater purpose? Her noble heart can accept nothing less.
Lights Out: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A crowded mall, the week before Christmas. Definitely not Kira Brightwell’s idea of a good time. After a long year of difficult cases, the bustle jangles her nerves. She resists the temptation to lash out at shoppers who bump into her. Not worth the effort. Especially compared to the criminals she usually deals with. But Kira can find trouble anywhere. ...And a new case waits to be unwrapped.
Legends of Lasniniar: Making Waves
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,330. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Deep sapphire, flecked with silver. Iarion’s eyes mark him from any elf ever born. A strange, physical anomaly? Or a sign of his unique condition? Even after thousands of years spent wandering the lands of Lasniniar, the answer continues to elude him. ...Now Iarion’s eyes sweep the harbor of the Sea Elves in the hopes that his ship might finally come in.
Legends of Lasniniar: By the Light of the Moon
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,630. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
The eve of the Harvest Festival. Barlo and Iarion find themselves potentially lost on the way to the closest village. Mist drifts from the nearby hills to obscure the dirt road as night closes in. Barlo remains content to let Iarion lead the way. At least then he can blame his elf friend if—no when—things go wrong. Still, Barlo’s hand stays close to his ax. What danger lurks beyond the mist?
Cornered: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,260. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell knows where to find the Procurer. Finally, after four long years, a level playing field. But the serial abductor knows how to cover his tracks. And any animal can become even more dangerous when cornered. Kira’s hard-won window of opportunity to capture the Procurer remains narrow in a race against the clock. Kira’s other problem? Someone else wants to find him first.
First Blood: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell Mystery Collections, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,250. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Kira Brightwell enjoys two things—outsmarting bad guys and kicking ass. Well, that and listening to Nine Inch Nails. (Bonus, if she can manage all three at once.) She never expected anyone to call her a hero... But when life throws a punch, Kira always finds a way to hit back. This starter collection includes one novel and two shorts: Split Decision, Striking Distance, and Under Wraps.
Under Wraps: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Halloween. A time for costumes and crime. Neither interest Kira Brightwell. She only wants to move on with her life after the trauma she endured three months ago. (That, and track down the man responsible.) But the local police receive an anonymous tip with a growing list of names—a list that threatens to shake the town to its core. And just like that, Kira’s world gets turned upside down.
Striking Distance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Kira Brightwell stands at a crossroads. Her college days lie behind her, but her future remains a mystery, waiting to be solved. A job already awaits her at her father’s office—the easy, parent-approved option. But Kira wants something different. Something more. She needs to get away to figure out what. Except Kira’s future hangs in the balance in more ways than one...
Split Decision: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell never planned to become a private detective. Or a local hero, for that matter. She only wants to hone her MMA skills. And focus on her personal need for vengeance and closure. While listening to Nine Inch Nails. But people call Kira a hero for a reason. She never walks away from trouble. And between her wits and her fists, she can take down almost anything that comes her way.
Black and Blue: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell hates to lose—in the MMA cage or outside of it. But her failure to capture the serial abductor known as the Procurer rankles most of all. Four months. Four months spent obsessing over the last time he slipped through her fingers with nothing to show for it. Time to move on—at least for the moment. (For her own sanity, if nothing else.) ...Easier said than done.
Low Blow: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell knows how to take a punch. (Actually, she prefers throwing them.) Abduction, theft, murder… She faces all these crimes and more on her own terms as a private detective for hire. She also searches for any clues that might fulfill her quest for vengeance against the man known only as the Procurer. ...But a recent twist in circumstances leaves her rocked.
Game Plan: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,690. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell knows how to bring it—whether in the cage or on a case. Four years after her abduction escape, she finally holds a tenuous link to the Procurer. One that leaves her with more questions than answers. Questions that lead to unexpected places. But Kira knows the serial abductor stopped underestimating her a long time ago. And she needs to tread carefully if she wants to outwit him.
In the Clinch: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,840. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell never thought it would come to this. Her ties to family and friends sacrificed in her obsessive quest for vengeance, Kira finds herself isolated and alone. An easy target for a serial abductor like the Procurer—if she chooses to continue to pursue him. A single question remains. How much more does she want to lose?
Legends of Lasniniar: Adventure Takes a Holiday
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Barlo lumbers through the snow along a narrow mountain path. A substantial trail follows in the dwarf’s wake. Iarion leads the way. His light, elven feet barely make an imprint in the snow. Barlo would like to blame his pulled groin for his own awkwardness, but he knows Iarion would never let him get away with it. As night falls, a storm closes in. ...Definitely not the holiday Barlo hoped for.
Weigh In: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,060. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kira Brightwell wishes she could forget her time in high school. But years after graduation, she finds herself walking the familiar hallways once more—thanks to her former tormentor and current sidekick, Trevor Wright. (Will he ever stop making her life difficult?) An old friend of his needs help with a problem. The kind only Kira can solve. ...Assuming she can step up to the challenge.
Kinslayer: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Lasniniar. A new continent the elves can call home after the fall of Ralvaniar. They hope to finally find peace under the leadership of Iadrawyn and Valanandir—far from the dark creatures they left behind in the magical cataclysm. But darkness comes in many forms. And not even Iadrawyn and Valanandir know the hidden enemy that lurks in the elves’ midst. ...Or how far they must go to stop him.
A Solstice Celebration: A Legends of Lasniniar Holiday Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,660. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2017 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Holiday havoc. Nothing ever seems to go according to plan when the Iarion and Barlo travel at this time of year... No matter how hard the elf and dwarf try, they always end up on the business end of a mystery that only they can solve. This holiday-themed fantasy collection includes three connected shorts: A Solstice Tale, Father Solstice, and A Solstice Feast.
Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Feast
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2017 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A Solstice tradition continues… Once again, Barlo and Iarion travel toward Nal Huraseadro on their way to Dwarfhaven. The dwarf and elf make an effort to spend the holiday in the city every time Barlo’s rounds bring them to the area. The trips consist mainly of banter and misadventure. The perfect way to spend Solstice. Only this time, their journey takes them on an unexpected detour.
Harbingers: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,780. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An unspeakable act. Iarion flees with Barlo in a useless effort to outrun the heinous crime his dwarf friend committed under desperate circumstances. Meanwhile, the rest of Lasniniar marches to war. Would-be gods drive the humans against the elder races, granting their worshipers magic of their own. Into this chaotic darkness, a new power emerges. ...A power only Iarion can face.
Legends of Lasniniar: Father Solstice
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,840. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A Solstice tradition in the making. Barlo and Iarion return to Nal Huraseadro for the holiday. This time, Barlo’s guesses about his gift must wait. Both he and his elf friend plan to find something under ten silvers within the city itself. They find things changed since their last visit. But some things stay the same. Nothing can stop the pair from finding trouble. ...Even on Solstice Eve.
Void Walker: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,350. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Felara’s obsession with Iarion knows no bounds. Barlo knows the Unborn woman would do anything if she thought it in his elf friend’s best interest. Absolutely anything. And Barlo can do no less. With Lasniniar in chaos and Iarion named as the culprit, Felara comes to Barlo for help. ...Little does the dwarf realize just what his aid might cost him.
Godmaker: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,800. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Iarion never meant to free the Unborn. Now the humans of Lasniniar worship the host of lawless, magical entities as gods—fueling the Unborn spirits’ insatiable hunger for power while sowing the seeds of chaos. Iarion finds himself at the center of the would-be gods’ attentions. Attentions that border on obsession. ...And not all of their interests prove friendly.
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  • Flash Gold on Oct. 10, 2011

    I'm new to steampunk and I really enjoyed this book. Kali is an appealing character, and I love the chemistry between her and Cedar. I downloaded Hunted right after I finished reading Flash Gold to find out what happens next!
  • If I Die, Please Bring Cheesecake To My Funeral on Sep. 22, 2012

    I really enjoyed this collection of misadventures. Donloree's writing is honest, funny, and completely relatable. I especially empathized with her skiing story (which is so similar to my own experience), and her step aerobics story made me laugh out loud. Overall, this is a fun read that leaves you both admiring and shaking your head at the author's persistence.