Making a living is hard. She’s found a way to put her overpriced magical art history degree to use as a Cleaner: a contract municipal employee who empties out abandoned apartments and resells the unusual treasures she finds inside for a profit. Thank you so much for reading! It’s not a pretty job, very nasty individual, or a safe one--there’s a reason she wears bite-proof gloves--but when you’re neck-deep in debt to a very magical, you can’t be picky about where the money comes from.
But even opal’s low standards are put to the test when the only thing of value in her latest apartment is the body of the previous tenant. In a lawless city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, it can feel downright impossible. Good thing freelance mage Opal Yong-ae has never let little things like impossibility stop her.
Dealing with the dead isn’t technically part of her job, but this mage died hiding a secret that could be worth a lot of money, and Opal’s the only one who knows. Minimum wage magic was written to stand by itself, so if you haven’t read the others, don’t worry! I wrote this book with you in mind.
With debts she can’t pay due at the end of the week, this could be the big break she’s been waiting for, but in a city of runaway magic where getting in over your head generally means losing it, the cost of chasing this opportunity might be more than Opal can survive. Author’s note:this is the first in a new series set in the same universe as my Heartstrikers books, but you don’t need to have read those stories to enjoy this one.
Part-Time Gods DFZ Book 2
Unfortunately, dragon magic is every bit as sneaky and deadly the monsters behind it, and just as hard to beat. But i’ve never been one to take her doom at face value. When you’re laboring under the curse of a certain prideful, overbearing dragon, it can be down right impossible. My name is opal yong-ae, and I’m a Cleaner.
Life in the magical mess of the Detroit Free Zone is never easy. Thanks to the supernatural bad luck that turns everything I do against me, these days I’m more of a walking disaster. Getting rid of this curse is the only way to get my life back. Cornered doesn’t mean defeated, and in an awakened city that rules herself, dragons are no longer the biggest powers around.
At least, I used to be.
Last Dragon Standing Heartstrikers Book 5
Suffice it to say, dragons war, mysteries resolve, pigeons abound, and no one is safe as Bob’s grand plan finally comes to fruition. But the great seer of the Heartstrikers isn’t the only one whose schemes are nearing completion. The nameless end is coming, and even the machinations of the world’s most brilliant dragon seer might not be enough to stop it.
As everything comes crashing down, it’s up to Julius to prove what he’s always known: that seers can be wrong, and Nice Dragons don’t always finish last. Dear reader, there is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others.
Nice Dragons Finish Last Heartstrikers Book 1
As the smallest dragon in the heartstriker clan, don’t cause trouble, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.
Now, sealed in human form and banished to the dfZ--a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit--Julius has one month to prove he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever. But in a city of modern mages and vengeful spirits where dragons are considered monsters to be exterminated, he’s going to need some serious help to survive this test.
He only hopes humans are more trustworthy than dragons.
A Dragon of a Different Color Heartstrikers Book 4
When the golden emperor demands his surrender, Julius will have to choose between loyalty to the sister who's always watched over him and preserving the clan he gave everything to protect. Heartstriker hasn’t begun to pay for its secrets, and the dragons of China are here to collect. That doesn’t win a nice dragon many friends, but just when he thinks he’s starting to make progress, a new threat arrives.
. To save his family from his tyrannical mother, Julius had to step on a lot of tails. Turns out, things can get worse.
One Good Dragon Deserves Another Heartstrikers Book 2
Now, with his most powerful family members dropping like flies, it's up to Julius to save the family that never respected him and prove once and for all that the world's worst dragon is the very best one to have on your side. Now that he's got an in with the three Sisters, Julius has become a key pawn in Bethesda the Heartstriker's gamble to put her clan on top.
Heartstriker futures are disappearing, and Algonquin's dragon hunter is closing in. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one. After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, two all-knowing seers, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon.
Refusal to play along with his mother's plans means death, but there's more going on than even Bethesda knows.
No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished Heartstrikers Book 3
When julius overthrew his mother and took control of his clan, he thought he was doing right by everyone. But there’s more going on in Heartstriker Mountain than politics. Every family has its secrets, but the skeletons in Bethesda’s closet are dragon sized, and with Algonquin’s war looming over them all, breaking his clan wide open might just be the only hope Julius has of saving it.
But sharing power isn’t part of any proper dragon’s vocabulary, and with one seat still open on the new ruling Council, all of Heartstriker is ready to do whatever it takes to get their claws on it, including killing the Nice Dragon who got them into this mess in the first place. To keep his clan together and his skin intact, Julius is going to have to find a way to make his bloodthirsty siblings play fair.
Forever Fantasy Online FFO Book 1
It's going to take every bit of their expertise--and hoarded loot--to find each other and get back home, but as the stakes get higher and the damage adds up, being the best in the game may no longer be enough. In the real world, twenty-one-year-old library sciences student Tina Anderson is invisible and under-appreciated, but in the VR-game Forever Fantasy Online she's Roxxy--the respected leader and main tank of a top-tier raiding guild.
In the real world, her brother james anderson is a college drop-out struggling under debt, but in FFO he's famous--an explorer who's gotten every achievement, done every quest, and collected all the rarest items. Both tina and james need the game more than they'd like to admit, but their favorite escape turns into a trap when FFO becomes a living world.
Wounds are no longer virtual, NPCs start acting like actual people, stupid monsters become cunning, and death might be forever. In the real world, everyone said being good at video games was a waste of time. Now, deadly terrain, stranded and separated across thousands of miles of new, Tina and James's skill at FFO is the only thing keeping them alive.
Last Bastion FFO Book 2
They got none of those things. When tina and james arrive in the capital, they find a city on fire in more ways than one. Access to their gold and some beer would have been nice, too. It was supposed to mean a break from fighting for their lives and a chance to talk to someone who might actually know what’s going on.
Bastion was supposed to mean safety. Both choices deserve a champion, but with the Once King’s armies closing in, taking the wrong side may doom everyone to an eternity as slaves to the Ghostfire. Players and non-players hunt each other in the streets, while the king who controls the city’s all-powerful artifact cowers from the chaos in his castle.
Desperate to warn somebody about the once king’s coming invasion, James wants to try to talk to the king anyway, while Tina just wants to meet the royal portal keepers who might be able to send them home. It shouldn’t be hard to get an army of the world’s best-geared players through one city, James and Tina will have to decide what is more important: the lives of their fellow gamers, but when they discover that the captain of the Royal Knights has been massacring low-level players in revenge disguised as justice, or the stability of this world’s last great city.
Sweep of the Blade Innkeeper Chronicles Book 4
One thing led to another and he asked for her hand in marriage. Arland is not used to hearing the word ‘no;’ and try as she might, Maud can't just walk away from Arland. Rescued by her sister Dina, she's sworn off all things vampire. Except. Karhari killed her husband, and Maud—completely abandoned by his family—has spent over a year avenging his debts.
But even maud could never have anticipated what Fate would throw at her. Once a wife to a powerful vampire knight, Maud and her young daughter, were exiled with him for his treachery to the desolate, Helen, savage planet of Karhari. Maud demille has never run from a fight, and House Krahr will soon discover that there's a lot more to Maud than they’re expecting.
She declined. Maybe she’s not sure about marrying Arland, but House Krahr isn’t going to decide for her. In helping dina save the world, she met Arland, the Marshal of House Krahr, one of the most powerful vampire houses. It doesn't help that being human is a lot harder for Maud than being a vampire. To sort it all out, she accepts his invitation to visit his home planet.
House krahr is extremely influential and maud knows that a woman—a human, with a very questionable past—who's turned down a proposal from its most beloved son won't get a warm reception. Maud demille is a daughter of innkeepers—a special group who provide ‘lodging’ to other-planetary visitors—so she knows that a simple life isn't in the cards.
Contest The Stork Tower Book 6
Through all this, leah struggles with her injuries and the threat of arrest overshadowing everything she does. In ‘odyssey’, she not only found a way to escape, but she also uncovered deeper plots being carried out in both the virtual multi-universe and reality. She rescues her boyfriend as she moves closer on three virtual worlds to finishing significant quests.
Leah discovered that the crime syndicate has an even greater presence in the virtual multiverse than she’d imagined. The pod facility she opened expanded as she helped others from her neighbourhood. As she begins to unravel some of their secrets, they tarnish her reputation and kidnap. In ‘rescue’ leah hacked the secure Vault where an AI friend of hers had been archived.
In ‘change’, leah began learning how to use the additional connections her chip has made throughout her body. Each of the quests is a contest of sorts, and she faces stronger adversaries than she has previously. Leah also managed to rescue her mother from the crime syndicate but not before her mother had an AI chip inserted in her brain.
All the while leah works to win freedom and a future for her Personal AI who is self-aware in a system that demands she be archived or deleted. In ‘contest’ leah makes headway in all three quests as well as competing in the first Merkize Contest. She not only managed to retrieve her friend but uncovered a deeper conspiracy.