by Shayla Cole
An assassination plot binds the fates of a falsely accused mindchantress hiding her race in a human kingdom, a disillusioned pirate seeking redemption, and four prisoners lost in a treacherous wood where legend marks death for all who enter. And it’s only the beginning...
Royal Palm Literary Award
The first book in the trilogy is complete. I'm in the process of submitting to agents and publishers.
An Epic Fantasy Trilogy
Their stories begin as separate journeys that coincide to a unified purpose: stop the evil tyrant vying for power, and stay the darkness that threatens to consume all of Livinity.
Cast of Characters
Chloe’s branding as a Darkling was a mistake—one that means death, but her masters have offered her a chance to live if she identifies the conspirators targeting a king for assassination. Infiltrating as a lady-in-waiting, she has little time before an assassination attempt will be made. Should she fail, her masters will kill her and those she holds dear.
Captain Calkham regrets the years spent serving a ruthless tyrant. He's determined to end his life of piracy through the completion of his contract and pursue honorable means of income. If the evil ruler will not release Calkham, escape from piracy would mean a life on the run, or death if he is caught.
Elosin and three other innocent prisoners escape from soldiers and take shelter in the woods. However, creatures of the forest stalk them and the soldiers are not far behind. Elosin has little hope of finding a way home.
BRIA BURTON AND SHAYLA COLE
Shayla Cole is my new nom de plume for all things related to my epic fantasy trilogy, Livinity. All other writing remains under my real name, Bria Burton. Women's fiction, inspirational fiction, science fiction, fantasy (excluding anything related to Livinity), horror, and pet stories are all written under Bria Burton.