YA fantasy writer, HIV educator. Not a morning person.
My name is Becky. I am a novelist, an HIV educator, and a coffee drinker. I graduated from Brandeis University in 2005, and currently live in New York. ...Read more...
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Jae is a slave in a dying desert world.
Once verdant with water from a magical Well, the land is drying up, and no one remembers the magic needed to keep the water flowing. If a new source isn’t found soon, the people will perish. Jae doesn’t mind, in a way. By law, she is bound by a curse to obey every order given her, no matter how vile. At least in death, she’ll be free.
Lord Elan’s family rules the fading realm. He comes to the estate where Jae works, searching for the hidden magic needed to replenish the Well, but it’s Jae who finds it, and she who must wield it. Desperate to save his realm, Elan begs her to use it to locate the Well.
But why would a slave—abused, beaten, and treated as less than human—want to save the system that shackles her? Jae would rather see the world burn.
Bound by Blood and Sand is available now. Its sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm, completes Jae's story and will be available on Dec. 12, 2017.