I am currently in the process of writing/editing several novels. All covers are not the final product. All ideas and cover art are copyrighted.
Seventeen-year-old Soul hates living on a farm. He doesn't want to marry a nice girl and settle down, following in the footsteps of his four older brothers. All he wants is spend time painting kitsune and relaxing beneath the zelkova trees.
His father, however, has other plans. With no use for a lazy son, he banishes Soul from the farm and sends him to work at a Shrine, hoping it will set Soul straight.
But the road leading up the mountain is dangerous at night.-Unknown creatures skulk about the land, killing anyone who dares travel alone. In order to survive, Soul hides in a cavern, forced to listen to the shrill screams of its latest victim.
The next morning, however, the creature catches scent of Soul, and it's all he can do to stay alive. When Soul arrives at the shrine, he believes he is safe and that his troubles are over. But the creature hasn't given up it's pursuit, hell-bent on making Soul its next meal.
To make matters worse, he meets the kind apprentice, awaking a sexuality that in Meiji Era, Japan, is looked down upon. Although the apprentice is willing to risk everything to help Soul heal from the afflictions of his past, the priest refuses to let their relationship blossom.
Between the priest's condemnation and the creature's piercing screams that haunt the darkness, Soul's forced to choose between his passion, his family, or his first love.
Inmate # 9
Nineteen-year-old Kiri is eager to go to jail. She craves a life sentence the way an alcoholic craves their next drink. She's tired of the condescending looks and insults from strangers as she shoplifts to get her next meal. After a childhood of homelessness, she wants somewhere to lay down her head and call her own. So, after catching the attention of the local authorities, yet again, Kiri welcomes the twelve year sentence in one of the world's most notorious prisons.
When Kiri arrives at Anori Prison, she expects to find a spartan cell, mediocre food, and endless boredom. Instead, the prison is a wonderland full of gourmet food, spacious rooms, and endless entertainment. There’s just one catch: all of Kiri’s cell mates are men. In fact, she’s the only girl in the entire complex.
While Kiri’s cell mates are all tripping over themselves to win her affections, the rest of the prison's occupants aren’t as keen on having a girl corrupting their paradise. Now, with only her cell mates for allies, Kiri must fight against an entire prison full of hardened criminals who are willing to do whatever it takes to get rid of her--even if that’s in a body bag.
Adopted eighteen-year-old Corrin Kasadon has been working to pay off her parent's ever-accruing debt for years. Between working a series of odd jobs and taking exams to get into college, she has little time for anything else. The only thing keeping her going is the thought of graduating high school and moving far away.
That reality shatters, however, when her parents decide sell her to the Spirit Realm. They claim it's the only choice they had, but Corrin isn't so sure. Thrust from her stable life, she's forced to enter an entirely different world--one that detests humans. And to make matters worse, Corrin was raised to be, without question, exceptionally obedient, never refusing any order a yokai might give her.
When a ghoul that feeds on the dead buys her at auction, she becomes the newest employee at a Yokai coffee shop called Garasu Sora--Glassy Sky. Alongside a timid Kitsune, an arrogant Oni, and a man-hating Nikusui, Corrin will have to traverse the unsteady waters to bring honor into her new life. While taking orders and serving the cruelest monsters in all of Japanese folklore, she'll come face-to-face with a past, present, and future drenched with uncertainty.
That is, if the yokai don't kill her first.