I didn't write this, but I edited it.
Welcome to Skyfell, a shattered land of broken magic where the people withstand the elements, fantastic beasts, and the ancient curses of the crumbling lands. Over all looms the shadow of the Black Lion, the insane tyrant who devastated the kingdom during his thousand year rule.
He called it Demon Sun as a kid, a play on his mother's words when he tried to describe the magical land of music he'd discovered: Sounds like you've discovered a magic new dimension. Little did he know he'd find himself back there as an adult, fighting against the evil Dark Queen Animara the Eyeless as she sought to remake the magical realm in her own dark image...
The Mazuri were nothing but a myth, a horror story used to frighten children into good behavior. Or so Kevran thought, until he stumbled across one of their dead on a lonely asteroid, and his life changed forever.
Shirzah holds a position of honor as a Preparator of the Dead in the great Necropolis of Abdon. His skills assist souls in their journey to the next life, a worthy occupation. But when a body comes into his care bereft of its soul and heart, Shirzah finds himself launched into a chaotic web of murder, intrigue, and fearsome events that force him out of his comfortable, pleasant existence, and give him no choice but to seek out a former friend, lost years ago to the service of the gods.
The priest Set-Imbe holds power now, as a priest of the Fourth Rank. Kept to the Pantheon grounds by binding oaths, trained to serve the god Toth, still Seti is delighted when his old friend Shirzah seeks him out, ending eight long years of loneliness and separation. Their joyful reunion nearly overshadows the reason behind Shirzah's visit, all the more so when their old friendship bursts into a new flame of forbidden passion.
Frightened by the strength of his attraction to Seti, Shirzah nearly abandons his attempt to secure the priest's help. But the horror of desecrated bodies drives him forward into a whirlwind of events. A demon terrorizes the town of Abdon, feasting upon souls. And a purely inner demon torments Shirzah, as he realizes the strength of his love for Seti, a thing forbidden by his entire society. And what of the gods? Once, they walked the streets of Abdon, but they haven't been seen in decades. Even the highest ranking priests have had no contact with their deities beyond vague, fuzzy visions once in a while. Where are they now, when a demon is feasting upon their followers?
Shirzah and Seti discover an underlying web of corruption powered by death and greed in their quest to defeat the demon and free their missing gods. Will they succeed in saving Abdon and its people? And more, will Shirzah overcome his fears of the love he feels for Seti?
They named it Death Park, way back before the wars. No one in living memory knew why they called the place that. All anyone knew for sure that no one ever returned from that place. So everybody avoided it at all costs.
But sometimes, the situation becomes desperate enough that even rumors of horrible things pale in comparison to the certainty of what awaits, and one must risk entering Death Park...
Amarun is a constable in the Dock District of Trade City. In the course of investigating a series of troubling murders, all connected by a small statuette left at the scene of the crime, he makes the unwelcome discovery that the murders were all committed by the same person: Mahir, his former best friend and partner. Torn between the resurgence of old feelings and knowledge of what duty requires of him, what choice will he make?
After the Great War, humans have become the dominant species on Anarill. Friction between the humans and the non-humans is inevitable. Now a young man, horribly ashamed of his own actions, unleashes a shocking series of events.
"Marie Brown has lived in many locations across the United States, but spends most of her time exploring the realms of imagination. Currently located in Colorado, her brief moments of free time are spent in front of her computer, frequently covered in cats."
Yeah, okay, that's all true. But I'm tired of hiding behind a bland, third-person pseudo-bio, utterly lacking in personality. Hi! I'm Marie Brown, and I write a lot. I self-publish through Smashwords and Amazon because I got tired of getting "well-written, but not our thing" rejection letters. Because, you see, most of my fiction tends to include characters that are either bi or just plain homosexual, and despite increasing acceptance of human sexuality and its many variations across the world, heroes and heroines are still supposed to be straight. Well, mine aren't. So if you're brave, and you don't mind that the main character of a story either isn't interested in sex at all, or is quite likely to hop in bed with someone of the same gender, then give my writings a chance. Come explore my fantasy worlds, or my science fiction worlds, or even spend some time with an occasional random love story set on Earth.
And by the way, just this once, I wrote this entire blurb without a cat on my keyboard.