When Elise started playing MMOs she'd intended to use them as an escape from the grind of her everyday life. But, after spending years under the thumb of her guild's dominating leaders, she started thinking it was the game she really needed to escape from. She just didn't think she'd get away from both her real life, and her fantasy life, by going backwards through time and space. With her fantasy world now a reality, Elise uses her knowledge of crafting and game lore to help her make the most of her second chance at life in the world of Veritas.
Lonely office worker, Avery, is fed up with love. After watching all her friends find their match, get married, and live happily ever after while she languished in the doldrums of single life, she finally worked up the courage to ask her sales partner and co-worker, James, on a date for Valentine’s Day. She even took the time to prepare him handmade chocolates - a hobby she’d never shared with anyone before. Unfortunately, he turned her down flat - having already been asked out by someone else. As Avery searches out specialty chocolate shops so that she could enjoy her annual Valentine’s Day tradition of drowning her woes in champagne and chocolate, she comes across an ad for a chocolate shop she’d never heard of - Cocoa Remix - run by the handsome and mysterious chocolatier, Pascal. After consuming her delectable treats, Avery wakes up on the morning of Valentine’s Day one year earlier, getting the chance to try and win James’s affection. The problem is, she’s not sure she wants to! Fascinated by the magic she encountered at Cocoa Remix, she’s torn between pursuing the tasty and whimsical chocolate maker, or the serious but dedicated co-worker she’d had a crush on for years. Who will Avery choose?
Part-time ghost tour guide Savannah's life took a turn when her best friend, Shane, unexpectedly died. When Shane's enigmatic twin brother, Cory, transferred to her school and started showing up everywhere she went, she thought her life couldn't get any worse; it was like being haunted. Then, her doorbell started ringing - randomly. Even after she disconnected it. With a growing sense of dread, Savannah suspects that she's going through what every ghost enthusiast who ever went on her tour hoped to experience; she started to think, just maybe, she really was being haunted.
After the events of the Second Desolation, Elise finds herself struggling to cope - both with her own survivor’s guilt, and with the unwanted fame that comes with the title of Hero of Veritasia City. With new threats being posed by the invasion of the Zircyn Empire, will Elise and the Dire Beavers be able to come back together and face the challenges ahead? Read on to find out!