CV&CT is book two of the Broken Chronicles, meant to be standalone
What we bring
CURLING VINES & CRIMSON TRADES
Desert Palm Press, November 2020
Rare goods trader, Orenda Silverstone leads a happy life with her wife and friends. She’s an Elu—a race whose crafting is centered on protection—but her power is broken. Now, her sword is her strength. When her wife gets kidnapped and Orenda has to use her trading skills to complete some nearly impossible tasks to get her back, a good sword arm won’t be enough. Orenda’s time is rapidly coming to a close. She needs help. But she’s been forced into silence. Two sun goddess worshippers, twins Lan and Lyra, decide to join Orenda’s quest in order to guard one of the rarer items to its destination. Orenda’s not sure she can turn her back on either one, but with no other options, she competes against the sunrises to complete her tasks before her wife is killed. Then, the unthinkable happens. Orenda’s best friend, Jax, tries to kill her. Between racing against the coming dawns and battles at every turn, Orenda’s list now seems insurmountable. No longer certain of who is friend or foe, she must come up with a plan to save them all before the sun rises on her wife’s final day.
Who we are
Kellie Doherty is a queer author living in Alaska. When she noticed there wasn’t much positive queer representation in the science fiction and fantasy realms, she decided to create her own! Kellie’s work has been published in Image OutWrite 2019, Astral Waters Review, Life (as it) Happens, and Impact, among others. Her sci-fi duology—Finding Hekate and Losing Hold—came out in 2016 and 2017 from Desert Palm Press. She’s working on a five-book fantasy series. Sunkissed Feathers & Severed Ties (2019, Desert Palm Press) won a 2019 Rainbow Award. Curling Vines & Crimson Trades launched on November 30, 2020.