Lady Mad Max meets LGBTQ+ Hunger Games
City of Trials
With Nova’s inevitable outcast from the Raiders drawing near, she’ll do anything to earn a permanent place among her nomadic found family. When she sees a stranger alone in the grasslands, she knows this is her chance to capture an outsider and offer him as a tribute in an attempt to gain acceptance.
But when they refuse her gift, Nova has to leave the safety of the Raiders and return the stranger to the gods’ domain by crossing the ruined earth in a final bid to gain her family’s favor and save herself from banishment.
Fortunately, she won’t have to travel alone. In addition to the captured stranger who is cursed by the gods, she leads a motley band of Raiders who have volunteered to accompany her in an effort to remove the stranger’s threat from their people.
Together they make their way to the City of Trials, where the world of humans and the home of the gods collide. Along the way, Nova finds her heart warring between two sides of who she could be: half is with Thoa the Bonecutter, the brooding warrior who seeks to protect her, the Raiders, and all she’s known since they rescued her as a child. The other half embraces this stranger, Krew of the starfolk, his desire to see her free, and a chance for a strange new life she can hardly imagine. Putting herself on the line for them both, she finds herself in a deathmatch, facing things the only way she knows how: dealing death to all who endanger the fragile life she’s creating for herself.
In a city built on the blood of the strong, only the fiercest survive, especially when the gods turn out to be something far from what she’d envisioned and vastly more dangerous—other humans.
The Broken Few
The walls are white, the floor is black, when these guards leave, the man comes back.
Nova made it through the City of Trials and gained access to the home of the star-people–her home, now that she’s a trial winner. But this place is nothing like what she imagined. Or at least, the little bit she’s seen has been little more than cold metal looking down on a world she fiercely misses.
To top it off, she lost the one person who was most important to her in the trial. The others she longs to see–Ivy, Krew, hell, even her father–haven’t been to visit her the whole time she’s been there. Or if they have, they were turned away by the guards and doctors who keep her monitored and, too often, sedated.
Little do they know, the Raider inside will not be subdued, no matter how hard they try, and she’s ready to find a way out of containment and loose in the new world. She made a promise to a girl she knew for less than a day, whose blood is still sticky on Nova’s hands after all these months, and she intends to keep it: she won’t let them win. For Rekka, for Thoa, for all those born to land, she will ruin them.
Coming February 2024!