SEPTEMBER 18, 2019: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
Parris lives in Mesa, Arizona with her husband and two golden retrievers. She discovered her love for reading when a middle school reading assignment led her to the fantasy section of the library. This passion sparked stories of her own imagination, yet she never put pen to paper until after college. When she’s not consumed in her writing, she enjoys Olympic weightlifting, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and coaching color guard.
Watch for The Warden’s Reign, the first book in the “Essence of Ohr” series of Young Adult Fantasy adventures, to release in March 2020.
Orphans are snagged from their beds and used in the Warden’s dark experiments. Those who seek asylum in the forest must survive the dangers of the night, when the forest trees uproot and roam free.
Fifteen-year-old Kole, with the help of his mentor, Russé, has adapted. He’s learned to tame the rampant trees and protect the orphans. But when one of the Warden’s mutated creatures discovers the camp and sets it aflame, Kole’s life is upturned and the refugees’ haven is lost.
Kole must convince the others to make a stand to save themselves—and all their people—from the anguish of becoming the next subjects of brutal experiments. Yet what chance does a rag-tag band of refugees have against the malevolent power and magic of the Warden and his vile creations?
And watch for Children of the Volcano, the second book in the “Essence of Ohr” series of Young Adult Fantasy adventures, to release in March 2021.
Peace has returned to Kole’s city, yet day by day, the world dies. Only the gods can return balance to Ohr. Kole has already found one, Russé, his mentor. Together they decipher the cryptic map in Kole’s head to locate the others, but they aren’t the only ones searching for the gods.
Tailed by the enemy, the trail leads to a volcano in a forsaken land, with winds of swirling ash, toxic fumes, and creatures of living stone. Kole and Russé will discover why the grounds are rumored to be cursed, why no human has set foot near the volcano in centuries, and just how much grit they’ll need if they hope to reach the god first.
And watch for Beyond the Flame, the third book in the “Essence of Ohr” series of Young Adult Fantasy adventures, to release in March 2022.
When old scars open—wounds that never truly healed—can Kole find the courage to stand against the deepest fear he’s ever known?
In Kole’s quest to reunite all six gods, he’s led to a distant city where magic and technology have merged and proven as a combatant against the spread of the Black Wall. Yet the god he seeks lies beyond the border of the black wall of fire encroaching on the continent.
Kole plans to use this new-found technology to aid in his search, but when equipment begins to mysteriously malfunction, he suspects foul play. He must uncover and eliminate the perpetrator if he hopes to save Ohr, but a part of him wants it broken, or he’ll have to face the very entity which left him maimed.