Natalie Neumann’s Novels

In addition to writing about video games, I also fancy myself to be a novelist, and have written a number of stories over the years as part of a series I call The Saga of Dawn and Dusk. These stories are freely available for your reading pleasure, but I do have intentions of re-editing and republishing my first four novels on Nigma Box throughout 2020.  The genre and subject matter of these stories vary significantly, but the end result is typically some mixture of drama, adventure, action, and fantasy, with some more comedic elements for good measure.

The Saga of Vincent Dawn – Released 1/31/2019
A condensed retelling of the exploits of a troubled and disturbed child who wanted nothing more than to lead a normal and quiet life, yet is met with rejection, abuse, and eventually death.  Following his demise, he finds himself reborn as a god capable of transforming himself in the universe around him as he sees fit, forging a litany of bizarre and borderline nonsensical words of his own design.  Creations originally meant to fill him with a much desired sense of self-fulfillment, but only make him question and loathe his very existence, leading to his ultimate degeneration. It is based on a series of novellas I wrote from 2012 to 2014, reframed, reformatted, and revised to tell a greater narrative about a young man who wanted nothing more than to attain happiness through any means necessary.

Psycho Bullet Festival: The Odyssey of Abigale Quinlan – Released 4/27/2018
Abigale Quinlan awakens from a 7-year-long coma to find the world destroyed and her god-like powers stolen from her.  Desperate to return things to normal, and regain her lost powers, she must travel across the land, searching for her children in a filicidal quest to regain that which was stolen from her, with the aid of her companions Zedaki and Jack Crowbar.  A quest wrapped with struggles, anguish, and self-discovery as Abigale comes to terms with her compromised sense of self and strives to atone for her past misdeeds.

The Malice of Abigale Quinlan – Released 1/20/2016
Following the events of Verde’s Doohickey, Jad Novus wakes up a thousand miles away from home in the body of the malicious miscreant Abigale Quinlan.  Where he quickly discovers that his name is now infamous with murder, and that his life as he knows it is over. With his existence in shambles, Jad must venture home, clear his name, convince others who he is, and discover the secrets that come with his new body.  Thus setting the stage for a perverse dark drama dripping with danger, determination, despair, pseudo-perverted shenanigans, dread, and the persistent pestering of a sassy artificial intelligence named Peatrice.

Verde’s Doohickey – Released 8/15/2015
A story following Jad Novus and his group of intrepid teenagers, who find themselves in possession of a mysterious body switching device from an enigmatic individual known as Verde Dusk.  With this incredible power at their disposal, they set off an a low key adventure about friendship, anxiety, the alteration and rewriting of reality, and other miscellaneous teenage shenanigans.