We’re writing! That’s right, both bloggers here at BSR have been hard at work on our first novels for a couple of years now. Oh, how we wish we could work on them full time instead of an hour here and an hour there! But we’ve made progress slowly but surely and are both in the beginning phases of our third drafts. We’ve decided we’re ready to start sharing little bits about our manuscripts in our newsletter. This time, we’ll give you a back-of-the-book type summary to introduce you to our stories.
Stacy is writing a high fantasy series called The Arwyn Prophecies.
Seventeen-year-olds Caitlin and Luke are thrust into power in the kingdom of Arwyn after several brutal murders. The young king’s parents did not tell him about the prophecy fifteen years ago that predicted the assassinations. The new queen’s guardians did not tell her the old prophecy predicted she might rule by her friend Luke’s side one day, all because a necklace in the vision is the one she wears as a reminder of her birth parents.
The adults had good reason to keep the predictions from Cait and Luke when they were younger, but the pair is left angry and confused about why they did not reveal this vital information before it was too late. And this was not the only secret their guardians kept from them. Without the guidance of the adults they used to trust, the new king and queen have to overcome their anger and confusion, investigate the murders, and scramble to restore order in their kingdom.
Arwyn’s long-time prophet was murdered with their parents, so Cait and Luke are also left without the guidance on which the realm has relied for centuries. When Cait’s best friend Sybil shows signs of inheriting the prophetic gift, Cait is quick to accept this possibility because she saw glimpses of the gift when the girls were younger. Luke is not as eager to accept Sybil’s gift. His best friend Finn also places his trust in Sybil’s claim, but Luke might have reason to be suspicious about Finn’s motives. Luke and Cait fight to determine who they can trust and track down their guardians’ killer so they can lead Arwyn into a safe and prosperous future.
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Sara is writing an urban fantasy adventure called This Dreamer.
Evie, a Watcher, grows restless observing mortals from the safety of her desk in the Control Room. Though it’s against the rules, she jumps at the chance to meet Adan, the human Dreamer she has been secretly studying for ages. Aside from the heap of trouble she is in upon her delayed return, Evie also learns that Adan has vanished from his sector in her absence. He has been transported to another where his presence is strictly forbidden.
Evie is sent into this wild and unknown place wielding a golden blade and wearing a human body. Her orders are to find him and take care of the problem before her time is up. As she fights against unfamiliar human emotions, she discovers that Adan is much more than an ordinary mortal and that perhaps his ellusive captor is a threat to them all. If she doesn’t succeed, her way back to the Control Room will be sealed, and she will be banished to this sector, alone, until the slow grip of mortality should claim her.
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Please let us know what you think!
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Coming soon: A sneak peek at our first chapters!