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Lorel and Clayton were teen sweethearts, both born and raised in the Western United States, experiencing everything from the potato fields of Idaho to the alkali flats of Nevada and the fishing boats of Oregon. Clayton has severe dyslexia, but from the moment Lorel read ‘Magician’ aloud to him at age thirteen, they began to share magical worlds and dream of writing novels together one day. Hundreds of books later, and a wedding as well, those shared hours of reading and discussing and laughing, as they embellished their favorite stories, culminated in the completion of their first manuscript in 1996. It wasn’t very good, and it took many more years and manuscripts until the Eva Thorne series was born.

In the meantime, they traveled to Australia in 1997 and never left, finding the sunshine and beaches of “Oz” too irresistible. Lorel tackled a PhD in molecular biology and did cancer research for 15 years before turning to a career in science communication and copywriting. Clayton, still unable to read, learned to deal with his disability and earned a Master’s Degree in Visual Art. He prefers Expressionist painting in acrylics but has recently tackled digital painting, mostly because there’s a hyperactive six-year-old boy running around the house (their gorgeous son who is unique and funny and ‘on the spectrum’ as too many kids are these days).

Despite having been married for twenty-eight years, they are still madly in love and still writing. As writing partners, they meld logic and creativity, as well as genres. Fantasy, science-fiction, mystery, horror, steampunk, thriller, romance, and the classics—they read them all, and if they can mix them they will. A love of books and writing is their shared passion, and no matter what challenges and amazing experiences life brings, they will face them with a novel in one hand and a keyboard in the other. Look out for more Eva books, not to mention fantasy and science fiction on the horizon.


Teen & Young Adult


C.L. Roman

With its intriguing plot line and engaging characters, this paranormal YA delivers along with a spunky, intelligent heroine. A great introduction to the series, you will love Eva and the world she comes from.

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War Torn - The Fortress

War Torn
Seven international authors, reflecting diverse styles from across the fantasy genre, bring you seven short stories that explore the theme, War Torn.

The Fortress by Lorel Clayton
(Dark Epic Fantasy, Steampunk)
No one is infallible, but some people cannot afford to be wrong, not when lives are at stake. In this story from the world of Eva Thorne, visit The Fortress, where a line in the sand has been drawn to keep the living safe from the god of death. Meet the man who guards that line.

Other stories included…
Ambushed by Angela Stevens
The Praetorian by D.P Joynes
Unmoored by Justine Alley Dowsett
The City That Fell by K.L Dimago
A Touch Of Magic by Lisa White
Paid In Blood by Tiger Hebert


A Thorne in Time

Before Eva Thorne can accept her destiny, she must learn to accept herself. Eva leaves her family behind for boarding school (that’s a good thing when your family includes necromancers and crime lords), but the foreign city of Gernwold has its own dangers. An intruder, a teacher injured, a stolen necklace left in her room… Either someone is trying to frame her, or they know what Eva really is.

In this prequel novella to the Eva Thorne series, enjoy mystery and magic melded with technology, as you explore the Three Kingdoms and meet all the friends who will one day help Eva become the famous (or notorious) detective we know and love her to be.

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