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.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Oh, It's Been So Long ...

It seems like I need to beg both God and my parents to let me stay home long enough to do some work! I'm so far behind now, it might take at least a week to get caught up. But, fortunately, I got to come home a couple days ago and got started. Now I need to get "my head back in the game," so to speak.

Anyway, I really miss my online work and community. One good thing is that Aidan is hogging my PS2 right now, which is keeping me off of it! I really have become such a slacker when it comes to writing, and when I had any free time at my parents I tended to spend it playing "RPG Maker 3." At least it allows me to be creative, and I adapted my "Avatar" work for the storyline in the game. I'll probably never get rid of this game: What writer of fantasy can resist making his or her own video role playing game?

Monday, June 4, 2007

Getting Back to Work

It's about time for me get back to work, as daunting as that sounds to me right now. I've got a science fantasy short that needs finishing, a dark fantasy draft that needs editing/revising, and a 50,000 word draft of the second book in Coven of the Worm that needs work. I also need to start making submissions again. I'm sure I've given Baen's Universe plenty of time, and there are definitely other markets that I'd like to try for Hex Moon. Not to mention that I still haven't heard anything from the last agent I queried about Estranged Earth.

I've only read three stories so far for the second issue of Tower of Light, too. Fortunately, the first two were very good, and the third was also pretty good - despite having a few typos. There's still a lot more submissions to read, however, and that takes time - as well as a critical eye.

On the plus side, the second issue should feature a book review. I need to keep an eye on my email to make sure I don't miss anything. I should hopefully receive a copy of the book in time to read it and write the review before the end of August. I think this book in particular might be sci-fi, which is a little out of place for Tower of Light, but I like sci-fi. It shouldn't hurt and may well help draw more readers in the future.

Well, here's hoping I can get off my lazy #@! and do some work!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Tower of Light Fantasy Magazine is All Set

Tower of Light Free Magazine is finally up and running, featuring stories by Ian Whates, Christopher Heath, and Tom Williams, and an interview with author Teresa Edgerton. I've had some trouble getting all the icons to show, however, and I just can't figure out why. Some of them show and some of them don't, which doesn't make sense to me. Anyway, I still think it's pretty good. Come have a look and enjoy!