My Bookshelf


 

Searching for Sara, heart of the blessed #1

Sara Little has ached to live in America. But being born of a single mother in London’s working class, she could only dream. Drawn to the possibility of a new beginning, she follows God’s whisper into the unknown. But more awaits than the realization of her dreams.

Caught in the whirlwind of debuts and dinner parties, she has fallen in love with the one man she believes she does not deserve.

 

Releasing Yesterday, heart of the blessed #2

Sara has finally found her “happy ever after.” But now the reappearance of a previously absent father threatens to sabotage that joy. Son to a prominent family, his marriage to Sara’s mother was immediately annulled once he returned to America — and he never knew of Sara’s existence.

When the mystery of his disappearance comes to light, will she release his yesterday into a brighter promise of tomorrow?

 

Broken Angel, heart of the blessed #3

This novel takes place before Searching for Sara.

Rachel Samson studied abroad at a business school for women since the age of fourteen. When she arrives home, she discovers that the control she seeks is but a myth. But one man continuously offers her the power she craves, even at the risk to his own financial freedom. Asking for nothing in return, will she surrender to the desire to trust him?


To Save a SoulTo Save a Soul, the soul cycle #1

For the last three years, Para and Mun have solved other people’s problems while earning a little notoriety and only a bit more coin. On the verge of spending their last silver, they hear the whisper of a bride who disappeared the eve of her wedding.

A winner of the 2008 National Novel Writing Month contest. The Soul Cycle series is set in the universe created by Michael R. King.


My Fair PrincessMy Fair Princess

Nia Alaera, only daughter of the Alaerian King, stands as heir to the throne. To benefit the Alaerian realm, she is betrothed to the mayor of a neighboring district, sight unseen. With his unruly shock of auburn curls and eager smile, Shamus O’Neill reminds her more of a boy than a mayor.

Will her role be forever his fair princess? Or will her heart finally burn with the passion she has longed for?


A Writer’s Life

writer’s rust

Do you ever feel like you’ve forgotten how to write? Like, it’s been so long away from the keyboard (or pen and paper for the old school) that you think everything you write is simply straight-up crap? Well, maybe not straight-up crap, that’s a bit harsher than reality; It’s something greater than writer’s rust, but …

About Me

Mike and Nona King
Mike & Nona @ Safeco Field, Seattle

My name is Nona King, and I am an independent writing and editing professional.

Writing has been my passion since childhood. At the age of 16 I began writing my young adult fiction series Changing Scenes and several inspirational romance novels. Living through these characters seemed the only safe way for a shy girl like me to experiment with the choices and actions that came with life.

In college I changed my major three times, from Music to Teaching to English Literature. It was during this time I began writing skits, songs, and full-length plays for my home church, Canby New Life Foursquare. This afforded me the opportunity to direct, act, and even sing in front of an audience. It became one of the best experiences of my life.

In my late 20s, my friends introduced me to the wonderful realm of science fiction and fantasy through video games. In 1999 I created the website, The Mintfield, and posted both my original fiction and fan-fiction to the web. I also began submitting my writing to online publishing sites specializing in fan-fiction such as RPGamer [their fanfiction section is no more], Fanfiction.net, RPGfan, and IcyBrian.

In 2002, I dedicated The Mintfield entirely to my novellas, short stories, and poems written based on the characters and worlds I discovered through these games. One of my favorites of these fan-fiction novellas is a medieval/steampunk romance titled Terra, which has been re-released as Serra in the compendium Soul of the Mago. Names and places have been changed due to copyrights. The other, my military/sci-fi series Bookworms and Booya! is in the process of being re-written, also due to copyrights.

For my original fiction I created Angel Breath Books. In 2008, with my foray into the National Novel Writing Month and introduction to CreateSpace print-on-demand publishing, ABB blossomed into a small publishing company specializing in works of fantasy and romance. Its debut novel was my paranormal fantasy, To Save a Soul.

My characters have a life outside of my own. They have dreams and failures the like of which I cannot even dream. They have a path I would not dare follow. In that respect I have something to learn from their waiting destiny, and it is that destiny I strive to tell, to the fullest extent, so that someone like myself – sheltered in Christiandom – can learn something about the other side.

Janine, Marcus, the unnamed villain… they have all taught me something of the darker side of destiny.

I am a writer, and I adore the spinning of the unwritten tale – that lesson waiting to be divulged to others. What tale will this day reveal? I have but to open my heart and mind and listen.

Nona King