Monday, May 3rd, was another big day for me!
My fourth novella, In the Realm of the Emerald Court hit Amazon and KindleUnlimited!
I really enjoyed writing this story. It's a hair shorter than the ones before it, but I feel like it's a great romantic tale from start to finish.
The story follows Holly Hodges, a woman in search of meaning in her life. Her jobs are dead end, school is over, and her friends all seem to be moving into the next season of life without her. And in her quest to find her next move, she goes on a hike...
Only to discover a magical circlet of toadstools! The mushrooms transport her to a strange new world, filled with plants and animals like she has never known before.
She meets Theodas, a well-respected hunter for the Emerald Court. Only Theodas is not exactly human... He looks human, except for the blue tint of his skin and hair and the point of his ears and nose. But he isn't... he is a Fae!
And Theodas knows that humans are hunted in his realm.
The Fae hunter gives Holly the only option he can: Become his mate until the full moon rises and she can return home, or be hunted by the most fierce pack in all the realm.
But when Holly ultimately chooses, will she even think of returning home?
I hope you give this novella a try. This is not something that I usually write, because I love writing about strong women witches with kick ass powers and determined minds. But I love the idea of a magical Fae world filled with a whole different culture and rhythm when compared to ours, and I am a sucker for a "fish out of water" story. Writing Holly and Theodas's love story was a nice break in the writing that I have been doing for almost a year, and I felt really renewed after finishing it.
You can find In the Realm of the Emerald Court on Amazon and free to read with a subscription to KindleUnlimited! And if you give it a read, make sure to head back and leave an honest review!
For the past little bit, I have been working extra hard on getting my next novella written, edited, and ready to hit Amazon. This third story has been my longest novella so far, clocking in at over 30,000 words! I joked to my husband that if I had written just a bit more, I could have made it into a full-on novel! What a crazy concept!
My third novella, called Frost and Flame: A Love Story, is currently up for preorder on Amazon and will go live on March 30th, 2021!
This story was so much fun to write! It features Victoria, a hot-headed, quick to action fire mage who is excited to complete the Trials, which is a series of tests that every acolyte must complete. However, things get complicated when she is unexpectantly paired up with Samuel, a quiet, reserved ice mage who seems like her opposite in every way.
And they hate each other.
Together, they must complete four trials to assemble the device to send them home, but tensions are quick to rise. And feelings that were long buried start bubbling up to the surface. They must learn to work together and trust one another, or return to the Arcane Institute with their Trials unfinished, forever shamed.
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I know that I say this a lot, but I LOVED working on this story! I have actually been working on it for a few months. Between moving and illness and family-related stumbles, this story took a long time. But I got to do a lot of fun things this time, like creating monsters, challenges, riddles, and more for Samuel and Victoria to overcome. It's very much a story of change and growth, and the blossoming romance that grew with the characters made everything so much sweeter.
I really hope that you all end up loving this story! If you do, make sure to leave a review when you're done. And, if you want to read more of my work, check out The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Breaking the Lovers Curse, both available on Amazon and free to read with KindleUnlimited!
If January brought my first Novella to Amazon, then February is gonna bring my second!
Today, Feb. 15th, my second love story is going live on Amazon and KindleUnlimited!
Wanna get a sneak peek at the cover and title?
I want to preface with this: I love this story! It's the love story of a cursed woman named Brandy. Every man who has ever fallen in love with her has vanished mysteriously. And the only way that she can break the curse is to seek out the help of a handsome hermit warlock named Wexton. Together, they work to break the Lovers Curse, while fighting their ever-growing feelings for one another.
Ready to see the cover?
This cover is AMAZING! I just love it so much. Wexton looks so cool on the cover and the colors of his magic are spot on for how he is written in the story! Just looking at it makes me giddy!
I will be pushing the story onto Amazon on Valentine's day, so hopefully it will be up and ready to read on Feb, 15th! I cannot wait to get this story into everyone's hands. It's been so much fun writing these novellas and telling these condensed stories. And with every one that I put out into the world, it makes me feel more confident in my writing and storytelling skills.
I am currently in the middle of another novella, but I'll be moving in the next few weeks, so it may be slightly delayed. I would love to have another story out by mid-march, with May being my goal for releasing "To Love A Tea Witch." I know I have been teasing it a lot, but it is coming!
For now, I hope you all enjoy "Breaking the Lovers Curse"!
It has been a few weeks since the release of The Sorcerer's Apprentice and its been making a few ripples on Amazon. It's been very encouraging to see people finding and reading by debut novella, and I could not be happier about the result! A fresh author on a major platform and the book is getting reads? Man, I couldn't have wished for more!
So what do we do now?
We write the next novella!
This time, I feel more confident in the story and the process. It's another paranormal tale, where our main character, Brandy, lives under a terrible curse that makes any man who falls in love with her vanish. Only a mysterious warlock, Wexton, can help her craft a potion to break the curse so she can find true love.
We are just going to complicate things by watching them fall for one another!
I am so, so excited about this story! You just have no idea. If I was giddy over watching Lily and Jorah's love bloom, I am positively gleeful over Brandy and Wexton!
I finished this story up early last week and have mailed it off to my editor. I've heard to expect it back in the next day or two, and after that, it's just a matter of shining up my gem and putting it out there alongside by first story!
In the meantime, I have been spending my free time doing a second read through of "To Love a Tea Witch." I'm pleased with the edits and changes that have been made to the draft, and I think I am almost ready to send the book off to beta readers! I know that the process of working on this novel has been slow. Heck, I started writing this story back in September after originally coming up with the idea last summer! I know it seems slow! But I would rather take my time and put out a book that was worth reading instead of publishing my first draft and hoping that it sticks to the wall.
Keep an eye on this space for news about my second novella! Title and cover reveal will be coming later this week!
Just me, a paranormal romance author with big dreams and even bigger crushes!