Celina Summers is a speculative fiction author who mashes all kinds of genres into one giant fantasy goo. Her first fantasy series, The Asphodel Cycle, was honored with multiple awards--including top ten finishes for all four books in the P&E Readers' Poll as well as a prestigious Golden Rose nomination. The Asphodel Cycle combines a strong classical mythology foundation, traditional fantasy characters and settings, and strong female protagonists--all elements to be found in all her work. Celina also writes contemporary literary fantasy under the pseudonym CA Chevault.
Her other published works include the Mythos sensual romance series about Greco-Roman goddesses; Metamorphosis, a collection of her short stories; and the Covenant series, vampire historical fiction co-authored with Canadian author Rob Graham. Celina was the editor of the speculative fiction ezine Penumbra, and has worked as an editor and managing editor in e-publishing for well over a decade.
Celina lives in Ohio with her husband and a plethora of rescued cats. She has two grown daughters, which leaves her a lot of time to sit at home and write.
The gods have declared war on Asphodel, and the heirs of its heroes.
As the heir to the Elven Queen, Tamarisk's only purpose is to wait for a day she never wants to come. Tamarisk isn't a great mage like her mother, or a great warrior like her father, Brial Ka'breona. In fact, there's nothing left for her to be great at except confusion.
During the summer of 2017, LiveSciFi paranormal investigator Tim Wood and author Celina Summers conducted a real-life experiment where Wood contacted the demon known as Zozo every night for a month. Wood believed Zozo was a demon; Summers believed Zozo was a myth. The Zozo experiment was to be the first paranormal experiment live streamed to thousands of witnesses. Its purpose?
Sometimes the only way to win a war is to wage an unwinnable battle.
The Eleusis has escalated in intensity, when the minor heirs of three kingdoms, including Tamsen’s, vanish from their homes. In order to find them, Tamsen and Brial must find the way to the dream realm where once the dead god Phobetor ruled alongside his brothers.
Sometimes allies can turn deadly.
The only thing worse than waking up as the prisoner of your mortal enemy is not knowing he’s your mortal enemy when you do. While the charming man who claims to be her husband arouses nothing but suspicions, the dreams she has of an Elflord who supposedly died long before incite longing.
Not even the promises of the gods last forever.
After the Ilian War, Tamsen Ka’antira settled into ruling the Elven Realm with her husband, Brial at her side. But when a diplomatic crisis occurs between Ansienne and Hippolytos, Tamsen and Brial are lured out of Leselle into the treacherous currents of human politics.
Tamsen de Asphodel watched as her parents were killed—murdered by her sorcerer uncle. Raised by her Elven kin, Tamsen knows her destiny is to avenge them both.
Unfortunately, Tamsen’s destiny is complicated. She is the sole heir to her human father’s estate, but she is also the last remaining heir to the Elven throne.
Sometimes magic isn't the weapon of the mage. Sometimes the mage is the weapon of the magic.
Tamsen is now the Elven Queen, and a dreadful responsibility has fallen upon her. She must build the greatest army the seven kingdoms have ever known, and return to the blood-plains of fabled Ilia to fight the war the Elves once refused to join.
The game of the gods is speeding up, and when Tamsen and Brial find a long-lost civilization of Elves, the pattern of the gods' game starts to become clearer. After a new magic evens up the odds of the foreordained battle, Tamsen begins to feel confident—until a lethal and forbidden possibility tempts her from her path.
Tamsen and Brial are following a trail of clues laid down for them by the goddess, all the while looking for a way to track down her treacherous uncle Spesialle. When their quest takes them to the fabled Sanctuary of Orios, Tamsen must not only defeat a monster out of legend, but sacrifice the only thing that can buy the redemption of the Elves.
If she is strong enough.