Work in Progress

Novels

The Prey and the Predator

  • status: Finished. Revising/editing
  • genre: paranormal romance/urban fantasy
  • word count: 130,000
  • setting: present day U.S.
  • description: The Letum Antea warns their kind against the magikalia blood song that drive vampiria mad, but Alec Ethelstan’s bloodfather gives him more freedom  than the others. Alec knows he should stay away from the strange young woman who keeps showing up everywhere he is, but Evelyn emits a siren call that has nothing to do with her blood–well, maybe a bit to do with it. When Evelyn learns she is magikalis and that Alec is her natural enemy, she embraces her new power and Alec’s affections, despite her better judgement. As she flexes her magic to see just how far it reaches, she yearns to test her limits despite her safety.

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The Seer [The second in the Prey and Predator trilogy]

  • status: Finished. Revisions/editing pending.
  • genre: paranormal/action-adventure
  • word count: TBD
  • setting: 18th century Europe-present day U.S.
  • description: Nathaniel, Evelyn’s magikalis father and blacksmith, sets out on a journey for the Star of the Gods, a meteor prophesized to have fallen in the Himalayas. When Nathaniel learns his travel companion, Dmitri, is vampiris, he must make a choice, the result of which he never foresaw. The Seer spans over three centuries, unveiling how the feud between the magikalis Castaaics and the vampiris Abendroth bloodline began.

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The Witch Alone [The third in the Prey and Predator trilogy]

  • status: Brainstorming
  • genre: paranormal/urban fantasy
  • word count: TBD
  • setting: present day U.S. and present day Europe

The Art of Falling

  • status: Finished. Revisions/editing pending.
  • genre: dark/edgy YA
  • word count: TBD
  • setting: present day U.S.
  • description:

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What’s Inside (NaNoWriMo 2013)

  • status: Finished. Revisions/editing pending.
  • genre: literary psychological romance
  • word count: ~95,800
  • setting: present day U.S.
  • description: Flynn, self-loathing and misanthropic baker, has more than a few vices as he fights with the ghosts of his past and the consequences of irreparable actions. Annie, a damaged, experimenting extrovert uses her body to control men and seeks sanctuary from her own ghosts. Watch them collide; watch them combust.

Blood of the Realm

  • status: WIP
  • genre: fantasy
  • word count: ~46,000
  • setting: Eetheerya
  • description: As the realm’s Eight houses teem with betrayal and assassination, eagerly awaiting their family’s turn on the throne as dictated by the ancient Contract, Nadya, a neutral messenger, sets off as a diplomat for the ambitious king’s plan to break down the long-locked gates to the mysterious Independent State of Ayrmnov.

Mad Dance on Roseridge

  • status: Finished.. Pending revisions/editing. (NaNoWriMo 2014)
  • genre: gothic
  • word count: TBD
  • setting: present day England
  • description: College-dropout Charlotte just wants to prove that she’s really fine since her last “episode”. But that’s hard when she seems to be the only one experiencing a haunting in the new house. While protecting her little brother from the demonic entity at Roseridge and developing a questionable relationship with her psychologist, Charlotte tries to determine if Roseridge is truly haunted or if she’s just crazy.

Wrathmoor

  • status: drafting (NaNoWriMo 2017)
  • genre: gothic
  • word count: TBD
  • setting: 19th century England
  • description: After tragedy befalls her, threatening her family’s good name, Mary Ackerman must take her future into her own hands. Posing as Mary Eiser, she takes a position as a housemaid at Wrathmoor House, far from her old life. But the rich estate touts its own decay and tragedies. In the night, a ghost howls from its innermost chambers. Is this what drives the house’s lord mad?

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Holding

  • status: First draft complete. Revising/Editing
  • genre: urban fantasy/LGTBQ
  • word count: ~130,000
  • setting: present day U.S.
  • description:

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Short Stories

Sweat

  • status: Finished. Seeking publication.
  • genre: excerpt from my novel-length work, What’s Inside, about the depths of the mind and the broken pieces the past leaves behind.
  • word count: ~1,500

The Emerald Stretch

  • status: Finished. Seeking publication. *Long-listed in InkTears Short Story Competition*
  • genre: contemporary/thriller
  • word count: ~3,500
  • setting: present day, Mojave Desert, U.S.
  • description: Tim, obsessed with order and preparation, seeks to cleanly settle a score with Lee, an old friend, in an ancient quarrel.

Cancan

  • status: Finished. Seeking publication.
  • genre: horror
  • word count: 1,039
  • setting: 1960’s U.S.
  • description: Daddy took us out for a drive in the night and we crashed. We had to go find help. When we came back, someone had already helped Daddy, but they took something too.

Dishes

  • genre: contemporary
  • word count: ~580
  • setting: present day U.S.
  • description: First person narrator ruminates on a woman’s position and duties in the family as she undertakes the everyday task of doing the dishes.

Naptime

  • genre: Flash fiction
  • word count: 100
  • setting: present day U.S.

Total Recall Overhaul

  • genre: Flash fiction
  • setting: anywhere

At Twilight

  • status: Finished. Revisions/editing pending.
  • genre: literary horror
  • word count: ~2,400
  • setting: present day U.S.
  • description: James contemplates his life on the farm with his wife, Vivian, until an everyday chore takes an earth-shattering turn.

Poetry

Living Tissue

  • status: Revising

Hydra

  • status: Revising

Bonesetting

  • status: Finished. Seeking publication.
  • description: contemporary

Vital Organs

  • status: Finished. Seeking publication
  • description: contemporary

Host

  • status: Finished. Seeking publication.
  • description: dark literary

The Time Poems: Time Consuming, A Finite Courtship, The Metric Weight of Words

  • status: Finished. Seeking publication.
  • description: dark literary, surreal/horror, and reflective, respectively
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12 Responses to Work in Progress

  1. Smash says:

    I would be very interested in reading some of your horror fiction! Twilight in particular sounds like something I would love. Keep on writing!

    • A. B. Davis says:

      Thank you! I am so glad I was able to write descriptions that intrigue. Hopefully someone bites for my first short story, and I’ll let you know what venue it will pop up in. 🙂

  2. Wow, we really do have a lot in common! Love the sound of these!

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  7. benrattle says:

    Wrathmoor-Great name.

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