A short story.
As the surrogate daughter of the Duke and Duchess of the 24th Ward, seventeen-year-old Victoria Sandalwood should look forward to days filled with the luxury of high society. Instead, she must settle for a cellar closet and is subjected to the abuse of the Duke — Master Ramsay.
Victoria's life is about to change with the chance meeting of the gorgeous and charismatic Kale. Besides the fact that she's kept under lock and key in the Ramsey estate, he is also dating the Ramsey's eldest daughter. But that doesn't stop him from perusing Victoria and trying to save her from her meager existence. Will she remain subordinate to her master or take a chance on love and the possibility of a fulfilling life outside the Ramsey estate?
Reset is the companion short story to the novel Royal Replicas and exclusively available to newsletter subscribers. Witness the events leading up to Victoria's heartbreaking "reset."
Michael writes YA speculative fiction. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife, kids, and two blood-thirsty chiweenies. When he's not at the computer, he enjoys spending quality time with family, practicing yoga, playing guitar behind closed doors, and listening to as many audiobooks as possible.