Coven of the Worm

Book One: Estranged Earth

Linda Caldwell attends Putty Hill Senior High with her friends Jane and Candy, where she meets and falls in love with an intriguing young man named David Yeng-Chi.

David seems perfect for her, but he has a dark secret. His father Hamaki had trained him to use a deadly mix of martial arts and magic in the service of his god—Chai'Huon Ju, the Defiler. David is a descendent of the Worm Clan of a long forgotten prehistoric nation called Hunjan. There were other gods and different beliefs among these people, but the Worm Clan had believed in Chai'Huon Ju's legacy of evil.

As the relationship between David and Linda grows, Linda begins to have prophetic dreams warning her to stay away from him. The visions are so insistent and frightening that she surrenders to them and breaks up with David. Enraged, David resolves to have revenge by conjuring his god to Earth.

Linda has a secret too, however—one that might help to save her soul from the Defiler. Prophecy was merely the first of her abilities to develop and—she soon discovers—there were more powers to come.

Book Two: Mystic Moon (in progress)

Eric is the son of David Yeng-Chi, who had unleashed Pure Intensity and wreaked havoc on a Maryland town in 1995—all in the name of revenge. When Eric discovers his true identity, he sets out to fulfill his destiny, which is to assemble a Coven and use it to release his evil god on Earth.

Daniel is an Avatar of the gods, and only he knows how to find the others like him. It is his destiny to gather the Avatars and lead them to battle against the Defiler before he can wage war on Heaven. Together with Dawn Lu, Linda Levinston, and FBI agent Carl Timmers, Daniel searches for Eric and his coven—hoping to find them before they can succeed with their diabolical plans.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sanctuary of the Mind

Well, I did it. I've uploaded my old story to Lulu, after doing as much editing as I could stand. Hopefully I did all right. If I didn't, I can always do it again since it's so easy to do, but I'm going try it out and see how it fares.

It isn't fantasy, and it isn't my favorite story, either; but it isn't bad. I did it in PDF download only, so it's pretty cheap. Originally, I had it in print form too, but, frankly, the price was too high for a work that's only 11,000 words. There's still plenty work to do with promotion, of course.

The novelette is called Sanctuary of the Mind, and here's the description:

Leslie Perk was not a good person. There was a time when he might have cared but it was long gone. He was a drug addict and a thief, and his feelings for his girlfriend were offensive at best. Still, he might have changed, might have become a better man and salvaged his love for Jackie. This was his hope, until something sinister occurred that seized control of his life . . .


Crabby McSlacker said...

Oooh, sounds dark and ominous and creepy--in a good way.

And brave choice of name for a male protagonist!

Off topic, but did I read in on one of your posts or on the boards that you have insomnia? Just wanted to alert you we're talking about it today over at my place.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hey Michael,
Sorry to take up all your comment space!

I just wanted to warn you that I "tagged you" for some meme thing, one you've probably seen because we run in the same circles.

Feel free to ignore it.

The instructions start on my blog, and links to Thomma lyn's post and the Urban Monk who started it explain the rest. And ask me any questions you want, though I may not know the answers.

Dawn said...

So that Crabby McSlacker got to you too!

Let us know how the Lulu publication goes.

Michael said...

I will, Dawn - promise.

I've been away for a couple days, so I haven't been able to update my blog. I'll get right to that real soon.

Michael said...

Oh, and um ... no problem, Crabby ... I think. :)