Bound by the same magic which poisoned all three, rent asunder by their burdens of guilt and obligation, duty compels Naomi, Taren, and Reynolds to Southwick to fulfill an ancient prophecy. However, the love and loss each have suffered make their task anything but simple.

Sharrod is gathering the six elemental stones, the gate to the Underworld will open, and the UnderGod Shon will destroy the world of the living should he escape. Only Naomi’s magic is strong enough to prevent it. As she resigns herself to the will of the Vivatera and its demand of her life, Taren vows to prevent that sacrifice at any cost. But Reynolds sees beyond the needs of his own heart. Can he decipher the prophecy before it’s too late? For only he holds the key to the mystery of the Everstar and Naomi’s survival.

Not even Naomi’s prophetic dreams prepare her for the mysterious wanderer who appears just in time to snatch her from danger—nor the upheaval he brings in his wake. No knight in shining armor, Reynolds once risked Naomi’s life, and that dark secret again threatens it.

When Naomi discovers the world of magic and of what she is capable, not even Reynolds can slow the fate barreling down upon them both.


Recipient of the 2013 Diamond Award from the League of Utah Writers

In this exciting continuation of the VIVATERA series, Naomi Everstar, rescued by living magic, must restore balance to a world stained by unnatural death. However, rejoining the six stones will destroy Naomi’s sisters, daughters of King Prolius cursed by their father’s “gift”.

As her friends scatter across the country in search of the missing princesses and the amulets that possess them, Naomi hurtles headlong into a deadly trap set by an ancient evil.

Reynolds fulfills his duty to protect her, but his actions cause her to doubt whether he stays for love or only honor. Or, when damned souls demand her sacrifice, will Reynolds’ guilt leave her to the mercy of the man who once plunged a blade into her heart?

The heartrending conclusion of Vivatera. now available for preorder in ebook. Released online November 5, 2016, on and

Candace J. Thomas

Candace J. Thomas


Candace J. Thomas started scripting parodies of plays at a young age and had dreams of becoming a playwright. This led to her studying theater and creative writing at the University of Utah. She is the winner of the Diamond Award for Novel of the Year for VIVATERA, published by Xchyler Publishing, April 2013. She has also been featured in the fantasy anthology MOMENTS IN MILLENNIA. She is very proud of CONJECTRIX and is excited to continue the Vivatera Series.

When not writing, Candie loves anything that expands her imagination, especially if it’s nerdy or geek-worthy. Her lifelong goal is to one day have a convincing British accent. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, two girls, and tailless cat.