Valerie Gaumont

Biography

Valerie Gaumont is an evil genius whose mission is to take over the world. Her latest efforts were thwarted when her flying monkey army discovered beer. Currently they are in Rehab because no one likes a drunk flying monkey. (Thank you for your cards and letters of support.) When she is taking a break from villainy she can often be found with a pen in her hand. Yes, sometimes she is doodling, other times writing fiction and discovering new and interesting ways to combine reality with the outré. She has had short stories in the Violet Ampersand Anthology, Poetry, Prose and Other Voyages to the Edge, and the online Journal, Gothic Fairytales for Melancholy Children. In 2007 she was listed as a finalist in the William Faulkner International Writing Competition in the Novel-In-Progress category.

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Books

Quickening
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,620. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
As long as she could remember, Cassie saw things others couldn’t; people with scales and tusks, others who looked normal, but when she touched them, sent her sight elsewhere. Warned never to let them know, she lived quietly, hidden. As her 18th birthday approaches, her protectors vanish and those who hunt her search, looking to find her before her abilities quicken and she becomes what they fear.
The Ravenwood Arms
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,780. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Alice Appleton has one skill in the hidden magical community, creating shields to keep the shadow creatures at bay. When she accidentally purchases an apartment building, she uses that skill to keep her future tenants safe, setting off a slew of unintended consequences that shake the status quo. Who knew a mid-range apartment building could be so much trouble?
Brownie Oxford and the Idlewild Incident
Series: Brownie Oxford. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,490. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Brownie Oxford is on the run. Eluding those watching her in Mayenfield she hits the open road and after a brief stop at the Matheson estate to learn more about her past, a stop that creates more questions than it answers, she finds a place to hide far from the eyes of Swift. Her hopes of a normal life get sidetracked as a serial killer brings Swift to town. Will her disguise hold?
Wildwood
Series: The Society. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Split from her family by the Shadow Council, rulers of the hidden mage, vampire, shifter, fae and seer clans, for reasons never explained, Ivy, a fire mage, is called before them once again. This time they want a favor. Granting their favor will give her back her family, as well as put them all at risk. Refusal is not an option and far more than her family is in danger.
Councilor: Book Six of the Channel Riders
Series: The Channel Riders, Book Six. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,320. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Against all odds Elena has found herself named as a member of the Ruling Council of the Guild of Families and the military has decided to mothball its channel riding program. Just as she is getting ready to heave a sigh of relief, thinking her life might finally settle down, another threat appears on the horizon. Will she finally be able to settle down or will she need to flee?
Brownie Oxford and the Ashland Affair
Series: Brownie Oxford. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Brownie Oxford has the ability to see and converse with Spirits. While this ability has made her a great asset to the National Clandestine Services, it has also made her a target. Can she figure out why her long lost family is after her before it is too late?
Keeper of the Crossroads
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,210. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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When Jamie's Great Uncle Albe dies, he leaves behind a large estate, a house in the middle of nowhere and a legacy Jamie never suspected. He finds out that the creatures of the Fae are real and it was Albe's job as Keeper of the Crossroads to keep the more destructive Fae from devastating the human population. Can Jamie figure out what happened to Albe before he suffers the same fate?
Skyside: Book Five of the Channel Rider Series
Series: The Channel Riders, Book Five. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,010. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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After helping a group of families evade capture Elena finds herself stranded skyside during the off season. Most of the political movers and shakers of the Guild safely returned to Earth at the end of the season taking their mixed political plots with them giving her sme much needed relief, at least until the Matrovean Armada apears on the horizon anyway.
Haven
Series: The Channel Riders, Book Four. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,120. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
As rumors of Riko's ill health begin to circulate, new House alliances are formed, old ties severed and more and more people begin to wonder when Elena will step forward and take a seat on the ruling Council. Elena tries to conduct business as usual while dodging a military investigation, plots, political maneuvering and a crazed cousin with a lust for power. And not even Thompson is who he seems.
Rabbit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00)
While watching her two younger cousins in the countryside, Norah is captured by a raiding party and sold as property to Lord Tessian. Knowing that her talent mark means she has special abilities, he sequesters her with the other girls he has managed to accumulate with similar skills. She is renamed Rabbit by her owners and begins to plan her escape.
The Caller
Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A sedate academic recieves a distraut call in the middle of the night that sends him tubling into the world of clandestine affairs.
Morning Ritual
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is a short story of one man's morning ritual.
Blues Bar Valentine
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a short story of a woman who can not be with the one she loves.
Mirror, Mirror
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00)
This is short story about a woman who buys a magic mirror in a junk shop and ends up with more than she bargained for.
Roses for Juliet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,110. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Steve Roberts is the man who can fix any problem. So when Nick turns up with a dead girl in his bed, Steve is the first one he calls. Getting rid of the body however, proves to be the easy part. Too much about the girl reminds Steve of his own long buried past, a past he buried. Now the past has caught up with him and his carefully crafted world is coming apart at the seams. Can Steve survive?
Alliance
Series: The Channel Riders, Book Three. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,640. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Elena finally has her store open, an earthside business selling repackaged off world goods. The Council, has granted her trading rights on the newly opened planet, RJ457. Things are looking good for her, but success brings it's own trouble as Elena has to navagate a minefield of allainces and agreements. Can she keep her people safe while being pushed closer to a Council seat of her own?
Storm Chaser
Series: The Channel Riders, Book Two. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,270. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
This is Book Two in the Channel Riders Series. Elena has been welcomed back into the Guild of Families, an ancient guild with the skill to navigate channels to cross space.As she begins to market off world goods in her Earth based store, politics and military intrigue increase forcing her to walk a very tight line.
Pilot
Series: The Channel Riders, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 81,850. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Pilot is a contemporary Sci-fi story that merges elements of military conspiracy, technology and an ancient Guild of Families who can secretly navigate channels in the oceans to cross space. They have built a secret merchant society stretching through a multitude of universes, but the world is changing and soon their secrecy will be at an end.

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