Some of you may know that I’ve been working on a series of novels. As of yet, I haven’t let too many people see it. After a few damning critiques, I was going to put it aside, but after much umming and erring I’ve decided to post it piece by piece on my blog. What do I have to lose? I’ll let you decide if you like it. It’s a dark fantasy and not to everyone’s taste, but I think there are plenty yet who might. If it is poorly received, then I’ll put it in my bottom drawer uncompleted, but if it’s liked well enough, I’ll finish it. I’ll leave it up to you. Please, feel free to comment on my page—good or bad. After reading each bite-size portion, there will be a comment section at the bottom.
What if you had to live your life under the threat of a terrible monster? For one girl that is reality. Follow Lilitha as she tries to escape the Diablon’s clutches before it devours her.
The people of Norfolk have suffered foul weather for the past ten years, their farms are flooded and they’re starving. Their only hope is the Diablon, a legendary monster which can clear the skies by devouring guilty souls. Or so it is believed.
Best friends Lilitha and Clara are two such guilty souls. They’re Defective, both born with features considered evil in the eyes of the Church—Clara is mute and Lilitha is a redhead.
For most of their lives they have concealed themselves successfully—until the day Sir Mandalay, Norfolk’s head knight, finally discovers them.
Their fate is assured. the Diablon will devour them, body and soul. But is the Beast all that it seems?
Lilitha is soon to find out, and when she does, she will uncover a terrible truth that will change her life forever.
Book one of a four part series, The Diablon is action-packed, bloody, violent and erotic, but underneath it all are indestructible friendships, moments of great self-sacrifice and profound love.
A collection of short stories for adults who love to read fantasy. From unicorns and monsters to magic and imaginary worlds, from the dark to the light to the sexual, these ten short stories explore without boundaries and love without fear. Watch Jaslyn and Aidan as they brave the monster in the swamps. Follow Lance as he rescues Roslyn from a group of savage men. Cheer Princess Alandra on as she flies away with her dragon. Let yourself be transported from the mundane into the fantastic.
I have to say, when I travelled to Ireland I wasn’t very impressed. All farmland and green rolling hills—pretty, but no real magic. There were a couple of desolate places that I enjoyed to drive, but other than that it wasn’t what I expected. However, its mythology hasn’t lost its power.
One of my favourite books is Irish Folk and Fairy Tales Omnibus by Michael Scott. It tells the stories and legends of Faery, dark and light. I think I may have purchased it at Tara, the very place where the doorway to Faery is said to be located.
Tara—The doorway to the Faery World
Even though there’s nothing much left of the Pagan era except grassy mounds, the fact that I was standing in the heart of all that once was—and hopefully still is—magical and Faery was pretty cool. Over five thousand years old, it’s filled with mystery; its particular function, not entirely clear. To imagine that Faeries might still ride out to love and deceive and wreak havoc on humans made the freezing cold even more blistering.
One day, I hope to add my own tale to Irish mythology. My short story, The Land of Enchantment was inspired by this mythology. If you like my tale, I suggest you read Michael Scott’s unputdownable Omnibus (PS. His is not explicit).