Welcome back to my blog. Today I am doing a special author spotlight feature Fantasy Author Ariel Paiement. She is a talented writer and I thought it would be a good day to showcase her to you all.
Hi, I’m Ariel Paiement, a Christian speculative fiction author. My aim is to write fantasy and sci-fi that provokes thought and leaves the readers thinking about real world parallels to my work long after they’ve finished reading. My work is presented with a Christian world-view even when the work might not be openly discussing or focused on Christianity, the Gospel, or God. This means that although even non-Christian readers will be able to enjoy my work, I am not shy about noting that all of the themes and concepts presented as good will be traditional Christian themes and concepts. As an author, my favorite stories to write are the ones that are complex, full of great characterization, and richly built with a world readers can immerse themselves within.
Five Fun Facts:
My undergrad is in accounting, but I’m getting my masters in English. I’m an artist as well as a writer. I read books in nearly every genre even though I only write speculative fiction. I’m a freelance editor. I’m teaching English for homeschooled kids this school year. I love horseback riding. I’ve gone gem-mining before. I lived in Upstate New York for nearly nine years and never once went to New York City.
Ariel Paiement is a speculative fiction author. She writes a variety of fiction pieces and other works. As a reader, she enjoys lots of styles and genres, though fantasy and science fiction are her favorites. Her favorite pastime is indulging in wild flights of imagination for new fiction pieces and other works. If asked what she spends most of her time doing, she’d tell you that she spends most of it working either and writing. Life gets to be hectic, but she enjoys her part-time teaching and editing work as well as writing whenever she has a spare moment. She is the author of several short fiction pieces and other works, including On The Narrow Way and Rith’s Disciple (both of which are published in Port and Key’s anthologies, In Darkness Lost, and the first of the Legends of Alcardia series. Her newest novel, On Twilight’s Wings, is a YA fantasy novel and the first in a YA Christian fantasy series with the second one, On Anarchy’s Wings, releasing in the beginning of 2021. In July of 2020, another short story, Leap of Faith, will be out. This short story will be available in the anthology Glimpses of Time and Magic. You can find Ariel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as well as via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s pretty open to connecting with readers and other writers too! Reach out if you want to chat. Just be sure you introduce yourself. She deletes requests that seem weird or creepy. Saying something more than just hi would be nice.
Kaidan Tadegan is working on a new site trying to prove the myth that two armies of the gods clashed there. While on the dig site, he discovers the evidence he’s looking for, but he gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a woman’s bones in a section of the dig site where no other remains have been found. As he digs the bones out, he discovers a journal with the woman’s body, which tells a story that, if true, will turn the myths of the old world and the established concepts of good and evil on their heads. Startled by the find, Kaidan sets out to discover whether the diary’s claims have any validity. But when the diary leads to a city that’s supposedly long gone, Kaidan’s journey becomes more difficult than expected. Things become even more tangled when he discovers that the city isn’t gone, but it’s no place for the living. Unable to give up on his quest, he forges ahead. What lies ahead is uncertain, and even more uncertain is whether Kaidan will survive this quest. He has only two questions in his mind. Will he find the truth in this city of the dead? And will the world accept the truth?
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