- 2016 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Fantasy (Adult Fiction)
When a bloodied, secret message destined for a powerful Lord ends up in the hands of Aren, a young librarian, his life starts to unravel. As intelligent and handsome as he is naïve, Aren has a gift for stumbling into hopeless situations, like falling for a mysterious scholar with her own hidden agenda. It’s up to Aren to save Tiede, and to do so he’ll need to rekindle his masochistic relationship with Tiede Wood, the magical and cursed forest that protects the House of Tiede.