The Trident Chronicles

Novels and other tales set in the fantasy world of Arido, an empire founded on magic and lies.

From Under the Mountain, Guerline Cycle Book #1

Book cover: a young black woman looks over her shoulder, brow furrowed, surrounded by dark mountains
Guerline Cycle, Book #1

Nineteen-year-old Guerline’s ascent to the throne shatters everything she thought she knew about the witch clans that protect her empire–and when an ancient power breaks free from its prison under the mountain, the empress must decide who to trust, for the sake of her people.

Darkly cinematic, From Under the Mountain pairs the sweeping landscape of epic fantasy with the personal journey of finding one’s voice in the world, posing the question: how do you define evil, when everything society tells you is a lie?

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The Traitor’s Tunnel, A Trident Chronicles Novella

June 20th, 2017

Witch-blooded robber Bridget has made a reputation for herself in the capital city, but she’s not interested in the attention of the Thieves’ Guild–and she’s not bothered by the rumors of urchin kidnappings, either. With winter coming, she’s looking out for herself and no one else.

Until she picks the wrong pocket, and recognizes her estranged brother Teddy.

Young craftsman Theodor arrives in the capital ready to take the final step toward his dream career as Lord Engineer of Arido. His apprenticeship with a renowned city engineer comes with new rules and challenges, but it’s worth it for the exposure to the Imperial Council.

While spying on her brother, Bridget overhears a secret meeting that reveals a cruel plot. After more than a decade apart, Theodor and Bridget must reunite to stop a traitor whose plan threatens not only their city, but the whole empire.

Set seven years before the events of From Under the Mountain, The Traitor’s Tunnel is the story of two young people presented with a choice–to protect themselves, or to protect others–the consequences of which will change their lives forever.

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From Out of the Forest, Guerline Cycle Book #2

Coming 2018 from REUTS Publications.

The Firmament

A gothic paranormal universe encompassing several series, with an overlapping cast of characters thrust forever out of their normal lives and onto frightening new paths.

The Arbiters | Bonds | The Unliving | Last Letters

The Unliving

The Longing and the Lack, Book #1 – September 2017

Temporary cover of the novel THE LONGING AND THE LACK by C.M. Spivey, book one of the Unliving series

“Gothic curses, deadly love affairs, and vengeful ghosts combine to make this paranormal mystery a compelling page-turner.” — Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin

Lucinda Hightower is no stranger to death.

Since she was a child, Lucinda has been haunted by rabid dogs, suicidal crows, and the ghost of a woman in white. All are omens signaling someone’s imminent demise—except Lucinda’s friends and family are still breathing.

The omens follow her to Ireland and the quiet university in her father’s hometown, increasing in strength and frequency once she meets Damien Reed. A handsome third year student, Damien thrusts himself into Lucinda’s life almost immediately and caresses away the unsavory reputation that shadows him.

It’s not until the ghost sinks her nails into Damien that he reveals his secret: the death omens are for him.

They’re the manifestations of a curse that claims the life of the eldest Reed son every generation. Damien’s time is nearly up. If Lucinda is to save him, she must solve the mystery of her family curse, and lay a spirit’s rage to rest.

A dark romance for fans of Diane Setterfield and the TV show SupernaturalThe Longing and the Lack is a Gothic story for the modern age. Add it on Goodreads!

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