People often ask me if I’ve published any other works.
My answer is that I do not currently have any other published works besides Her Prince of Dreams. But I do have an ongoing series that will be published one day. Instead of being a YA Christian Romance and Fantasy novel like Her Prince of Dreams, it is a YA Fantasy-Drama. I don’t want to reveal too much about it, as some may wish to steal my idea, and I don’t want to spoil the premise!
The following passages are a sneak-peak from my book series. I would like to ask that you do not steal the work written. I also understand that there may be a similarity to Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online (SAO). I promise that I am not stealing his plot ideas or work; however, I was inspired by his settings and used them to help develop my own world.
I want to traditionally publish this one.
“When Celeste looked up again, half of the men were gaining on her. The other half were already attacking Leland, but he’d already shot and killed two.
Celeste’s eyes narrowed (if they could even be narrower) and she whipped out her handgun. As she noticed her first target approaching, she realized that he had a saber out and was planning to slice her head.
Celeste clicked her tongue and pulled the trigger. The man had known where the bullet was going to go and deflected the shot with ease. But Celeste had a different plan.
As soon as a player put their finger on the trigger, several red lines would appear on the thing the player was targeting; these lines were the possibilities of where the bullet would hit the subject.
As the player swung his saber, Celeste whipped around and grabbed his arms from behind. The man cried out, even though every player was virtually numb to pain.
As Celeste pinned him down, Leland shot the opponent for Celeste, and the player disappeared into hundreds of shards.
Celeste shot one more member of the party several times, but she seemed to have missed because her sight wasn’t steady. Luckily she still managed to obliterate another player in the process.
The only member left appeared to be the party leader.
However, when Celeste and Leland approached him, he had no visible weapons showing.
“There you have it.” Celeste spat at the young man her age. “You don’t have a party left. What now?”
The player only grinned. “You win.”
The leader suddenly whipped out a silver colored saber and swung it upwards on Celeste before she could even register that he’d taken out the weapon.
Celeste watched as the top of her hat dissolved into nothing on her head. The burnt pieces slid off of her golden hair.
At the same speed, Celeste roundhouse kicked the young man’s right arm and sent the saber flying from his hand. The saber blinked off and clanked against another tree before Celeste grabbed his arms. She slammed Vincent against another tree which they had been standing in front of.
However, the young man’s blank expression didn’t change even when Celeste pinned his arms with her own. The two were standing inches apart as Celeste delivered a threatening glare at him.
“What guild are you associated with?”
The young man rolled his eyes. “Are you kidding me? That’s all you want to know?”
Leland stood behind Celeste with his rifle cocked. “Answer her!”
“I’m Vincent of the guild Dark Vengeance. I’m the leader. There, happy?”
“Don’t attempt to PK us anymore.” Celeste growled. “By the way, that was me who killed your watchman. He thought he could steal my items. What a loser.”
The young man only gazed at her. “I’ll take my leave, woman.” He yanked himself out of her grasp and grabbed his saber.
They parted ways.
“What a jerk!” Celeste sighed.’
‘As soon as she materialized, Celeste heard the distant sound of the game’s calm fantasy tune. The music, prioritized with harps and lyres, danced about her ears and made her body melt into her armor.
The beauty of Animal Spirit Online did not only reside in its close connection to the animal kingdom, but also in its general atmosphere. At every corner were comfy villages, some at the base of jungle capped mountains and mystical forests. After a long quest, a player could stay at the village inns and rest while conversing with the NPC townsfolk. It was almost like a traditional one player game where the hero embarks on quests.
But Animal Spirit Online was different from these classics. Like any other online-multiplayer game, players could be a part of parties and guilds. They had the mass amount of people on their server to play with and compete against. Best of all, every player stood out. No two players were alike, for the game’s animal database was huge. It was rare to find two players with the same species of animal.
Celeste glanced around. The times of day in ASO were different from real world time. It was confusing at first, but Celeste got used to it after a few plays. Putting those thoughts aside, Celeste observed that she was in the same place she’d logged out in last night. Even though it was daytime, the sun peaking through the forest’s clearing, Celeste had to remember that it was almost eleven PM in her time zone.’