Works in Progress

Aside from the short pieces I'll share on here, I'm working on a few longer stories:

Death of the Skies - Series

Four Suns Falling (Death of the Skies, Book One)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Status: Second draft in progress, 9,274 words
Synopsis: A spy with a knack for sarcasm and a nose for secrets.
A former assassin, forsaker of death.
A child who summons phoenixes and gathers storms.
A countess with everything to gain and the world to lose. 
Embroiled in political and magical intrigue and out only for their own skins, their lives converge on a quest to find an infamous magical artifact - the Adderwood Wand - as their world is sliding towards chaos and dominion by the dark spirit Kamir.
Sabine. Xavius. Aleuna. Seraphine.
Four suns.
Infinite heights.


Six Stars Bleeding (Death of the Skies, Book Two)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Status: First draft in progress, 22,289 words
Synopsis: A spy-turned-refugee, fighting the world for every breath.
A former assassin whose past is catching up with him.
A prince losing control of secrets, others' and his own.
Royalty across the continent are fighting for their lives and thrones, and Kamir's shadows are unfurling from all sides. As the known world begins its descent into chaos, the only way to reverse its fortune may be to reach into an unknown world - that of the dead.
An empress of a realm besieged by darkness. 
A duke who finds himself tangled in evil.
A sorceress with a phoenix, a sword, and the world to make hers.
Sabine. Xavius. Linus. Seraphine. Horatio. Aleuna.
Six stars.
Infinite blood.


Explore Death of the Skies:
Pinterest: Click here for the Death of the Skies aesthetic Pinterest board.
Spotify: Click here for the music I listen to while writing this series.
Beta Reading: Neither of the books currently in progress will likely be available for beta reading soon. At the earliest, I would say they'd be ready sometime late this year.

Karissa Goldlock's Guide to (Almost) Utterly Everything - Novel

Genre: MG/YA Fantasy
Status: First draft in progress, 41,064 words
Synopsis: Karissa Valindra Kella Serpent Goldlock is a thief. In fact, she's a good thief. In fact, she's a great thief - so great that the King and Queen of Faelind decide her crimes are worth exile when she's finally caught. 
Adriel Lucian Marius Wickworth is a prince. In fact, he's a pretty poor prince, preferring to spend his time reading rather than in meetings and briefings. In fact, he's an even worse navigator - so bad that he and a company of scouts accidentally cross the border between Aerofell, the steampunk nation, and Faelind, the fairyland, and are captured by fae - just as Aerofell and Faelind teeter on the brink of war.
As their paths intertwine with a crew of pirates who rule the Spellbound Sea with an iron fist, they find they have to reckon with enemies on all sides - including from the inside. Until now, Karissa has managed to get through life by stealing and cheating (almost) utterly everything and everyone. Ari has managed to survive by hiding in his books and pretending the world outside doesn't exist. But just as they're starting to think they can prevent the bloodiest war Gilfanor has ever seen, the most ruthless assassin to ever live in Faelind walks into the picture.....right into their paths, intent on killing the only hope Gilfanor has for peace.


Explore Karissa Goldlock's Guide to (Almost) Utterly Everything:
Pinterest: Click here for the Karissa Goldlock's Guide to (Almost) Utterly Everything aesthetic Pinterest board.
Spotify: Click here for the music I listen to while writing this novel.
Beta Reading: As I'm nearing the conclusion of the first draft, I'm currently accepting requests to beta this story! There are only a few spots left, though, so requests will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you're interested, please contact me at ellieball@mchsi.com. Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of torture, some profanity, and plenty of gay. If you have issues with any of that, this may not be the story for you.

Heaven Bleeds Fire - Novella

Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Status: First draft in progress, 18,620 words
Synopsis: The Second Heavenly War is not going well. At least, not for Safildor.
Heaven is getting restless after an eternity with Michael as God's favored angel, and a revolution soon arises with Gabriel as the figurehead. Caught in the crossfire is Safi, a hapless angel fighting for Gabriel. Kidnapped by a band of demons, Safi is used as a pawn in their quest for vengeance against several angels Safi once knew. Yet between hair's-breadth escapades and chatting up the Grim Reaper's secretary, Safi's perceptions of right and wrong are turned upside down as he learns to see the evil side of those he once worshipped and the good side of those he once thought impossible to save - just in time to find out he might lose them all.
Angelic anarchy.
Demonic desolation.
Did you know that heaven bleeds fire?


Explore Heaven Bleeds Fire:
Pinterest: Click here for the Heaven Bleeds Fire aesthetic Pinterest board.
Spotify: Click here for the music I listen to while writing this novella.
Beta Reading: This story is temporarily on hold so I can focus on Karissa Goldlock's Guide to (Almost) Utterly Everything, so positions for beta reading are currently unavailable. The earliest time at which beta reading positions would be available would probably be towards the end of this year.

The Year of Splattered Paint - Novella

Genre: YA Contemporary/Retelling
Status: First draft in progress, 1,879 words
Synopsis: A modern retelling of the lives of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo - except as genius, irritating teenagers. Their lives are ones of ripped-up jeans and graffiti in alleyways, discarded cigarettes and impenetrable self-satisfaction. Until unfriendly friction arises between them, that is - and suddenly, the peace in Artists' Alley is shattered.



Explore The Year of Splattered Paint:
Pinterest: Click here for the The Year of Splattered Paint aesthetic Pinterest board.
Spotify: Click here for the music I listen to while writing this novella.
Beta Reading: This story is temporarily on hold so I can focus on Karissa Goldlock's Guide to (Almost) Utterly Everything, so positions for beta reading are currently unavailable. The earliest time at which beta reading positions would be available would probably be towards the end of this year.

2 comments:

  1. I have to comment because Death of The Skies! It sounds absolutely brilliant, I love fusion YA that combines different genres. And then I seen The Year of Splattered Paint.

    Be still my beating heart.

    It sounds like if Michelangelo were a modern day Banksy. I looooove Banksy. I really hope you pick that one back up when you have the time. This is so much awesome on one page! <3

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    1. AHHHH THANK YOU. DotS is the work I'm most insecure about, so all your encouragement means so much!! I plan to do more YoSP research this summer (unless I dive right into my spy novella series), so I'll probably start writing it again late this year or early next. :)

      - Ellie

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