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, July 24, 2007

The Very First Published Author to Join TOL

Well, a published author has finally joined Tower of Light Fantasy Forums and requested her own board at that! Her name is Laura Stamps and she writes urban fantasy, although she markets her work mostly to women readers. I'm still glad to have her on board, and I hope it brings more traffic to the forum (and the magazine by extension). Anyone who is interested in her work, you can check out the Laura Stamps sub-forum under "Authors and Writing: Author Forums" at Tower of Light Forums.

Tower of Light is, of course, open to anyone who wishes to join, but I'd like to take this opportunity to extend an open invitation to other published authors of fantasy or sci-fi. You'd be very welcome, and you can also request your own sub-forum.

All you fans and aspiring writers are still welcome too, so come on over if you like!


Leah J. Utas said...

Congratulations on having your first published author join TOL.

Sorry to hear about all your blog problems. Have you experienced trouble where comments go up okay, and they exist, but their number won't register on the main blog?
It's been happening at mine lately.

Thomma Lyn said...

That's great, Michael! Tower of Light sounds like a great group, and how cool that Linda Stamps joined! :)

Thank you for your sweet comments on Bunnygirl's blog about my kitties. They're real sweethearts, that's for sure! They all send purrs to you and your kiddo. :)

Jim Melvin said...


I just finished reading Sanctuary of the Mind. It is an enormously powerful and disturbing piece of work. I was blown away. The writing is excellent and the story well-told. Your descriptions of a twisted life and a twisted mind are dead-on perfect. Great, great job. I am thoroughly impressed.

Michael said...

Leah: Thank you. I think she'll make a great addition to the forum. Well, the problem I'm having is that when the box posps up to ask "do you want to see the non-secure elements" it keeps on poppong up whether I click "yes" or "no." It just happened again tonight, but I ran some maintenance and rebooted. Fortunately, that worked (or I wouldn't be posting this comment now). :)

Thomma: Yep, you know I'm psyched! Thanks, and you're welcome. Aidan and send purrs back!

Jim: Wow! That is so cool! I'm glad you liked it. Looks like I might have some potential after all, with all this high praise I'm getting. Thank you, Jim.

Michael said...

Oh, it would be so nice if I could edit my typos in these comments!