Valerie Gaumont


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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The Society
Unsuspected by the normal world around them, mages, shifters, vampires, fae and seers lurk. These hidden clans, collectively called The Society, have for centuries been ruled by the Shadow Council. Now the Council is falling apart. Can they stay united, will there once again be war between the clans, and will the world at large learn that the hidden clans of the society are real?
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Free Fall
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Family Matters: Book 4 of The Society
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Splintered: Book 3 of The Society
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Brownie Oxford
Brownie Oxford has always been able to see and speak with the dead. Shadowy government agencies use this skill and often put her in harms way. can she find a way out?
Brownie Oxford and the Ashland Affair
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Brownie Oxford and the Seabridge Surprise
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The Channel Riders
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Storm Chaser
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Skyside: Book Five of the Channel Rider Series
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Councilor: Book Six of the Channel Riders
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Cast Adrift: The Channel Riders Book Eight
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The Guild is changing. There are tensions within the Guild and long-term plans come to light. Elena expects Hashi will probably try to kill her. There are trade routes to secure, a plant to run and babies to be born. Elena must ferret out Elizabeth's plans to regain power from Mateo. Strange dreams insist the changes are more than expected. Can the Guild survive to reach the next season?
The Last Sacrifice: A Short Story
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The last survivor of of a fallen people is offered as a sacrifice to protect her adopted village.  Surviving will lead her to the truth of what happened to her people, her death will see them lost and forgotten forever.
Tansy Moves In: Oak Hill Book 1
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Tansy MacDougal has bounced from one temp job to another, never staying long as random misfortunes follow her. She fears another firing is at hand, when her aunt dies. As she deals with the estate she discovers that real magic exists and that her Aunt's death might not have been an accident. Can she figure out what is going on and who is behind the accident before it is too late?
The Academy: The Nameless Series Book 2
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Having fled Balosh for the safety of the Hidden Kingdom, Nameless settles into the Academy to catch up on his studies before autumn classes. But things don't go as smoothly as he hoped. His unpredictable abilities flare and around every turn he question who he really is as he stumbles into plots and political conspiracies. Suddenly studying is the least of his concerns.
Blindsided:Book Five of The Society
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Once again Ivy Chambers has found herself shot. As a fire mage who tries to obey the laws of The Society governing all of the Hidden Clans, at least where anyone could see, Ivy never thought she was the sort of person anyone would aim a gun at in the first place, let alone shoot. But she isn't to be left to heal in peace. Instead she must now deal with a host of threats she never saw coming.
Through the St. Claire Gate
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Thirty years ago, Robert St. Claire established a portal to another planet in a far distant galaxy. His scientific achievement was kept secret by a group called the Conclave Twenty five children were sent thought to Tarnos but only three survived. Now with the Gate failing, all are returning to Earth. Can Robert help them establish normal lives or with they become lab rats?
Cursed: A Seven Thousand Kingdoms Novel
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What if the Godmother for a kingdom is also required to be the evil curse laying sorceress? What if a cursed princess refuses to go to sleep for a hundred years and discovers she possesses magic of her own? Follow Godmother Esmerelda's struggle with being a godmother in the Seven Thousand Kingdoms and Aria's struggle to be more than just the average fairytale princess.
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In Pontuse, the Capitol City of Balosh, Nameless holds the prize position of Assistant to Prince Roland, heir to the throne of Balosh. Despite his favored position, things aren't exactly how they seem. When the Queen hires an assassin to eliminate him, in order to survive Nameless finds a new unexpected path leading to his past and future. Can he elude death long enough to reclaim his Name?
Brownie Oxford and the Riverview Revenge
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Still reeling from her abduction and escape from the rogue Agent Halloran, Brownie Oxford, still living as Bonnie Brown must resume her disguise and pretend that all is normal while she deals with the aftermath. What will happen to the symbol carved body of Dr. Harding? What havoc will a freed Mesopotamian demon do? Who can she trust when no one is who they claim to be?
City of Wonder
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When his wife died aboard The Defender, all Michael wanted to do was join her in death. He sought oblivion but the Guild needed his skills as a cartographer. Pulled back from oblivion for one last job, Mateo promises Michael that there are plenty of things on the alien world that could kill him if he tries. But he soons finds there is more to the survey than expected.
Uncharted: Book Seven of The Channel Riders
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Another season is closing and Elena once again remains of Haven. The Guild is still unsettled after the destruction of the Guild and unhappy with the fact that with the exception of Elena, Mateo and Riko, all of the other councilors flee earthside for the off season leaving the remaining Guild to once again fend for themselves. Can Elena stabilize them enough to survive the loss of the old Guard?
The Channel Riders Bundle: Books One through Six
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Follow Elena's adventures from Guild outcast to Councilor int the first Six books of the Channel Rider Series. Included are: Pilot, Storm Chaser, Alliance, Haven, Skyside and Councilor.
Family Matters: Book 4 of The Society
Series: The Society. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 69,550. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
After being shot, Ivy Chambers settles in to her home in Wildwood to recover and read through her purloined files. Her recovery interrupted when Hamilton Bridges reports that the golems running the Shadow Council Headquarters are malfunctioning. Hamilton can't risk anyone knowing he's lost control. Can Ivy figure out what is going on with the golems before it is too late?
The Line Between
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After the dawn ritual on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie is welcomed by those of Abraham's pantheon. While she knows she isn't a Walker no one is quite willing to tell her exactly what she is other than 'family'. She realizes that she is the latest entertainment to break up the long monotony of their eternity and wonders how long she can stand on the line between human and immortal.
Brownie Oxford and the Seabridge Surprise
Series: Brownie Oxford. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 44,790. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Brownie Oxford, now going by the name Bonnie Brown, is trying her best to avoid notice. She found someone to teach her the skills she needs to control her abilities and people have stopped leaving dead bodies on the lawn in front of her apartment building. Unfortunately,trouble remains. Can she evade federal agents, needy ghosts and ancient demons and manage to keep her new life?
Splintered: Book 3 of The Society
Series: The Society. Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 87,370. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
After surviving an attack by the Brotherhood, Ivy tries to get back to normal life preparing for the launch of Wildwood's retail venture. Unfortunately others have different expectations. The head of the Seers shows up demanding Irina and Nick be turned over to him and Hamilton demands she figure out who else the Brotherhood paid off. Can Ivy figure things out before more attacks occur?
Training The Walker
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All her life Cassie has seen strange things. First it was the strangers with feathers and beaks, then there were the normal looking folks who, when her skin touched hers, sent her vision someplace else. Finally she learned that her strange sight and developing abilities meant she was a Walker. Is she or Is Cassie Wilson something else entirely?
Brownie Oxford and the Barren Woods Blunder
Series: Brownie Oxford. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,080. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
To maintain her guise as Bonnie Brown, Brownie is forced to leave old habits behind. Avoiding running and more importantly, visiting cemeteries become standard leaving her feeling twitchy and unsettled. Unfortunately, the dead start coming to her. With people watching her every move, can she deal with the dead while still making them think she is just an average girl?
Free Fall
Series: The Society. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ivy and her family begin their lives at Wildwood, but as work begins, the Shadow Council, the ruling body for all of the hidden clans, collapses leaving uncertainty in its demise. As they struggle to find security an old enemy returns. Can the fractured clans survive, or will they be destroyed?
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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
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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?
Series: The Society. Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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. (Free until July 31!) Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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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
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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 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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.
Series: The Channel Riders, Book Four. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 96,100. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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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.
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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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
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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: 53,070. 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?
Series: The Channel Riders, Book Three. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,630. 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: 103,970. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Series: The Channel Riders, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 81,850. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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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