A boy who can’t remember his life, a girl who can’t escape hers, and the daughter of a sailor who can’t come to terms with loss.

Eighteen-year-old Aiden Payne is a drifter. His only memory of home is a mysterious tattoo. While working as a gold miner, he meets Amelia Rose Wagner who has fallen in love with navigation and a mother she’s never met. But one fatal mistake leaves the pair in ruins. Despite a world that’s trying to tear them apart, they cannot help their growing attraction for each other. Now, even planning an escape might be impossible.

Hundreds of miles away, Jade Harris finds her way to a naval port after the murders of her father and crewmates at the hands of an escaped pirate. When a bounty hunter after the same killer offers her a job in exchange for the remains of the ship, Jade accepts. As she repairs her vessel, old enemies and secretive newcomers make her question everything she knew about her father and the attack.

Now these three strangers must unbury the secrets of their shared pasts, but memory proves to be a very fickle thing.

Corvus is currently undergoing edits, and will be open for beta reading soon. Email me at if you’d like to offer your input and help improve this historical/speculative adventure.