Udea, Capital of Nocturna

I just wanted to give a description of the capital city where my main character Valon spends most of his time in my debut YA fantasy romance novel NOCTURNA, which is named after the country the city Udea is located in and hidden within modern-day Turkey. After the death of King Gideon in 127 (CE), the … Continue reading Udea, Capital of Nocturna

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PREORDER IS NOW OPEN!

Whoo! Finally! NOCTURNA is finally available (well, for preorder at least).  You can check out the landing page here. Or you can just go straight on to buying it at Amazon: Paperback: $14.99 Kindle: $4.99 But if you're still hesitant, you can get the first 10 chapters of NOCTURNA absolutely free by signing up for … Continue reading PREORDER IS NOW OPEN!

Q&A: When were humans introduced to Nocturnian society?

Hey, everyone! Remember to subscribe to my monthly newsletter! Only 4 more days until it is sent out! Humans have always been a threat to creatures. Hunted for sport or glory, slaughtered for their fearsome looks, and marked as evil just because they are what humans are not. That is why Nocturna was created, as … Continue reading Q&A: When were humans introduced to Nocturnian society?

Writing: Training for the Real World

SPOILER ALERT. “Alexei, where are you taking me?” Valon asked, following his husband down the road. He quickened, moving to Alexei’s side and shuffling awkwardly as he glanced at the citizens bowing to them. Alexei held back a snort, motioning for their three guards to encircle them. “Here, my love,” Alexei replied, stopping in front of a large, plain polished limestone building. It had many square windows and rose three stories high. Thin lines of shapes like triangles or circles or just thicker solid lines of green, blue, and red were painted over the white blocks at the base and on the roof. “What is this?” Valon questioned confused. The courtyard in front of the building was empty, giving Valon no hints. . . .