Happy Birthday, Vaughn!

Even though he’s fictional, Vaughn has always felt so real to me. I’ve had people joke before that he’s my grown-up imaginary friend. They aren’t too far off the mark.


Vaughn is the heart and soul of the Blades of Janus, both in terms of writing the series from the reality side and on the fictional side of the world and lives of the characters within. I absolutely adore him.

I used to always set birthdays for my characters. Now that many aren’t from Earth, I’ve fallen out of the habit. Vaughn has been around since I started that, though, and today is his birthday! I even had cake to celebrate 😄

I’ve been working on his book for a long time, and I think part of the reason I haven’t finished it is because I feel like I won’t be able to spend as much time with him in my head once I’ve done so. I have so many things planned for his character even in the others’ books, so I know that isn’t true, but that doesn’t seem to be helping. I’m going to try to push past that and finish his book soon, though. It’s so good already (it’s over halfway done), and I can’t wait to share it with you. I need to do some outlining for my next Cygnian book, so we’ll see how far I get on Vaughn’s book while I’m working on that.

Are any of my characters particularly real to you? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Catch up with the Cygnian 7 while you wait for Dorn to launch!


He never expected to find his soulmate.

Bound by a sacred oath, Lar has selflessly dedicated his life to place the needs of his crown prince above all others, including his own. Taking the oath was easy in his youth—with the population imbalance facing his people, there was no hope of Lar finding a soulmate. He never expected to be tempted to break his oath. But then he journeyed to Earth.

Sophie Myers doesn’t have time to heal from the trauma of alien abduction. Nor can she allow herself to be distracted by Lar, one of the giant blue warriors who rescued her.  She has no time for romance now that a shapeshifting alien mercenary threatens her family.  But when she discovers she wasn’t the only one taken, her only hope is to place her trust in Lar.

Their search for answers only turns up more questions—and uncovers a threat bigger than either could ever imagine. Will the temptation of their growing bond lead them to a new life together, or will it ultimately send them to their death?

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