YA Fantasy Romance: Pirates of the Caribbean meets Beauty and the Best
I’m a huge lover of fantasy, romance and historical fiction. Currently studying creative writing and criminology. I’ve been reading and writing my entire life, with the goal of being published someday soon 🙂
Heroines with agency/strong characters
Genuine, strong friendships
I enjoy love-driven stories, whether it’s romantic, platonic or familial, characters who are willing to do anything, even die, for those they love. Characters who feel real and worlds that are unique.
Sexual assault being used as a plot device, female characters without agency and whiny, 2D love-interests (especially if they’re abusive).
For centuries, the sea breeze has blown whispers of a deadly force across the land; a man, tempered by blood and flames, whose heart has long since turned to stone.
Legends of the Heartless King shroud Ria’s kingdom in fear and many would starve before resorting to the sea.
But Ria has always felt the waves calling to her, and when her father’s fateful actions bring darkness shattering into her life, she takes it upon herself to venture beyond the shores.
While hunger eats away at the rocky cliffs, Ria finds herself swept up in a dark and dangerous journey of pirates, vengeance and a love that haunts her in the darkest hours.
A stolen rose. An ancient curse. A heartless king.
There was danger in the seaside air that night. There always was, a song of fear that whispered against the cliff faces, crashing into the black rocks below and coiling in the sea spray that rose from their jagged teeth.
Salt and legend filled the breeze and Ria knew well how peril danced ever-closer. Out there, beyond the bay, the ocean echoed stories drenched in blood and terror. Stories of pirates, of monsters, and she shuddered at the thought of her father sailing among them.
Dark moonlight filtered through the trees as she stepped out into her clifftop grove. The edge of her world speared the horizon, so stark against the deceptively gentle waves, the sheer crags glinting obsidian. Ria watched the mist curling around the wooden docks, seeping into the shoreline. The village was still visible through the haze of dusk, nestled between the hills and the sea, fire-lit windows winking at the stars above. Besides that, and the rippling horizon, the night was still.
The sight brought Ria a solace she could not understand. She felt a connection to the undulating waves, the ceaseless lapping against the shore, the deep, endless blue…
When all the words in the world ran dry, she would still have the sea. It was fierce and infinite and its dangerous beauty was as radiant as she; the waves were her kindred spirits in the way that men bowed before them, bleeding poetry from parched lips.
I’ve completed four books to date, though Crown of Roses [working title, probably!] is the first one I’m looking to publish. They range from contemporary romance to YA mystery/thriller to fantasy. I’m constantly thinking up ideas for projects I want to write in the future, but for now, publishing this one is my focus 🙂
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