Daughter of Fury
Rhea has been told since birth that she is a descendant of the goddess Jua, capable of manipulating the world around her and destined to do something heroic. If drunkenly trying to kill a man in a bar fight is considered “capable,” and “heroic,” then she’s doing just great.
When Liga, the woman she loves, is snatched from their bed in the middle of the night, Rhea’s life crumbles. Fast forward to the wrong person seeing her fist meet the jaw of a woodsman at the local watering hole, and Rhea finds herself behind the cold iron bars of a prison cell. While the Elders want to confine her, her tribe’s councilman to the King has other plans. Argos needs a new bodyguard, and Rhea sees her chance for dignified, sober redemption.
But it’s not all sword-swinging and adventure. The people beyond the Southlands think of Rhea and Argos as savages and insult their people at every turn. In order to overcome their country’s nobility dismissing their pleas for help with the mysterious kidnappings that haunt their tribe and to outsmart the assassins that target them, Rhea must learn not only what her powers really are, but also the delicate art of subterfuge.
With the list of missing growing nearly every day, and many of them children, it’s no longer about just those Argos and Rhea have lost. When they finally learn the truth, the two face an impossible choice that may spark a civil war, if the rats don’t kill them first. Treachery lurks around every corner, and while the flames of love and revolution tangle, the plague of hatred inches closer to their hearts.
DAUGHTER OF FURY is an adult LGBT epic fantasy complete at 108,000 words. It will appeal to fans of George R. R. Martin and the movie TAKEN. It received 3rd place in RWA’s On The Far Side 2015 contest in the fantasy category. I am a Syrian and Cuban first generation American woman who identifies as bisexual and genderqueer.