I am so excited, proud, and elated to say that my first novel, To Love a Tea Witch, is hitting Amazon on Tuesday, May 25th!
Four days! That’s four days away!
I almost cannot believe it, to tell you the truth. I’ve had the idea for Sydney’s story for ages, and I have been working on it for almost an entire year. This novel is the culmination of a year’s worth of work, and the very thought just shocks me. There were some days when I wanted to throw it all away and never write another word, but more often than not, I fell in love with Thistlewood and its people. Sydney, Mary, Alexis, and the rest are only a small part of this magical little place. And ever since I closed the book on Sydney, my mind had been zooming with different stories that I could weave.
But for now, let’s focus on Sydney Birch and her walk through life.
The novel starts out with our main character, Sydney. She’s young, looking for her path in life, but ready to give up everything to help her aging Great Aunt, a spry woman named Babs who has her own magical secrets. Sydney feels drawn to Thistlewood, the place where Babs lived and grew up, and our 22-year-old heroine quickly finds friends and a mystical, magical job. Flowers turn to her when she walks, and Sydney spends all of her free time growing a garden of magical plants and brewing teas and potions to help the people around her.
But everything changes when Caleb Kruse walks into her life. He’s tall, incredibly handsome, charms the socks off of her, and seems to love her as much as she loves him.
Life is perfect...
Until Caleb’s ex, a nasty woman with an eye for revenge and her own magical powers, comes back to take what’s hers. Now Sydney has to band together with the Thistlewood Witches to cleanse Caleb and free him of his ex’s wicked spell!
Man, this was such a fun story! I loved watching Sydney’s new friendships bloom, as well as see love unfold for her. And she changes through the story, becoming more confident and composed as life goes on for her. The story ends in a wonderful “happily ever after” and the steamy scenes were a BLAST to write!
I am just so, so glad that its debut is finally here!
If you’re reading this before May 25th, you can preorder To Love a Tea Witch on Amazon. If the story has already hit the world, make sure you grab it or read it for free through KindleUnlimited! Paperbacks are also available through Amazon as well, and I know that I’ll be ordering quite a few once everything goes live on Tuesday.
As for me, you will find me out on Tuesday celebrating! I’ll be heading to my local coffee shop for a bubble tea and a muffin, followed up by some takeout sushi! Then, it’s on to the next book...
For everyone who has stuck by me, read my starter novellas, beta read Tea Witch, offered advice and love, and for everyone who has encouraged me, I just want to say thank you. Thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart. I never would have gotten this far without love and support.
Until next time, readers! I hope you all enjoy the love story of Sydney Birch and Caleb Kruse!
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!
Just me, a paranormal romance author with big dreams and even bigger crushes!