When the current Queen and heir to the thrown are murdered, my life is changed forever. Our people are peaceful, and prosperous, and a big part of why, is the way the royal family. Long ago our people realized that training a ruler from a young age was only successful if the people supported the person in line to rule. In order to maintain a healthy bloodline, and peace within the ranks, every sixth queen is chosen from a family of common status. That wasn't supposed to be me. My younger cousin was supposed to be the sixth queen. I was supposed to teach her, and guide her as she grew into adulthood before she became the sixth queen. But fate had other plans, and now that my husband is missing, I have to rule my people as we recover from the first war we've seen in generations.
Haven's Discovery 2017 NANOWRIMO Winner
Forced to work for tyrant for far too many years because of a deal her father had made, Haven knows escape is her only chance at a real life. Everything she was told when she was taken from her village was a lie. The colony was founded for research and discovery, but without outside aide society has backpedaled to a past most would rather forget. In a time where the Governor has absolute power and fear keeps the righteous from speaking up, what hope is there? For some, the wrath of the Governor remains hidden behind a web of lies and deceit, while others live the nightmare day in and day out. Haven knows the only way out of the nightmare is to disappear, but how can she leave behind the innocent girl who has become a sister to her, how can she leave the man she loves, now that he is back in her life? If she disappears she will finally be free, but she will lose those she loves…if she stays she puts those she loves at risk. Gage is willing to risk everything to be with Haven, but is she willing to let him sacrifice the life he’s worked so hard to build? When tragedy forces her hand, Gage does everything he can to protect his beloved, even as Haven races away from him, into the darkness.