Atya, a Moonbound of natural magic, has spent five hundred years looking for the Lady in White, the only one who can lift her curse of Wanderlust and allow Atya to return to her family in Eastern Europe. While she wanders the world and tries everything short of forbidden dark magic to remove the curse herself, Atya's only consolation is her unlikely friendship with the Nightbound Ochira, a runaway Japanese princess who cannot abide her family's rigid code of honor.
In the early 20th century, Atya follows Ochira to Dark Wind Palace when the princess is called home. Within the ancient walls of the Dark Wind, Atya settles into a life among Ochira's family, rulers of the Nightbound of Japan. As the mortals of Meiji-era Japan open their shores to the West, the immortal Nightbound and Moonbound remain in the shadows, content to live unseen by humans. Few welcome Atya's arrival on Japanese shores; most suspect this foreign stranger and do not trust her influence among the royal family. When a rival threatens to take over their throne, Ochira and her family prepare for battle. Atya can help them – but at the cost of never returning to her real home and family. While her actions will make her a target in a foreign land, her sacrifices may give her the power to finally remove the curse herself. Atya and Ochira's friendship has lasted for five hundred years; can it survive all-out war?
Status: Complete, not querying
THE HOLLOW QUEEN
Stowaways are not the only uninvited passengers aboard the R.M.S. Hollow Queen. The flagship of the Sterling Line makes her way toward Ellis Island in 1907, already crowded with the hopes and dreams of thousands. But something sinister lurks in the shadows,
Status: In rewrites