New Release: As Told by Isolde, A Mythic Maidens Novella (Mythic Maidens #5)

My new novella is now available! Cover art by Dragonpen Press Designs “‘Tristan and Isolde’? More like stuff and nonsense…" At age eighteen, Isolde of Ayrland is expected to master the healing arts and uphold her mother’s legacy as a healer, but she’s nowhere near ready for the undertaking. Though her mother’s always urging her … Continue reading New Release: As Told by Isolde, A Mythic Maidens Novella (Mythic Maidens #5)

Book Review: The Rose Legacy (Book #1) by Jessica Day George

Title: The Rose LegacyAuthor: Jessica Day GeorgeSeries: Rose Legacy: Book 1Page Count: 288 pagesGenre: MG FantasyPublisher: Bloomsbury Children’s BooksRelease Date: May 1, 2018 Publisher’s Summary: When orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she wonders if she will finally find a true home. But she is shocked to learn that her uncle … Continue reading Book Review: The Rose Legacy (Book #1) by Jessica Day George

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Mal

Meet Mal Photo by Laura Gomez. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Mallory Cotts Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Status: Stable girl at Dorsett Castle Distinguishing characteristics: Long black hair, tall and gangly. Gentle and modest; good with horses. Motivations: Just to take and live each day as … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Mal

Meet the Hero: Prime Minister Rhoades

 Meet Prime Minister Rhoades Photo by Clem Onojeghuo. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Prime Minister Nathaniel Rhoades Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Status: Prime Minister of Dorsett Distinguishing characteristics: Tall, slender, thin mustache. Prefers books to crowds.Motivations: His love of history and facts propels the young prime minister … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Prime Minister Rhoades

Meet the Hero: Archer

Meet Archer Full Name: Archer CrossFeatured in: Fool Moon by C.K. Brooke From: Cree Status: Self-proclaimed highwayman hunter Distinguishing characteristics: Brown hair, goatee. Carries a bow & arrow and rides a golden horse called Sunbeam. Motivations: Ridding the roads of highwaymen, protecting the innocent, restoring justice his way and making a living in the process. … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Archer

Meet the Heroine: Lori

Meet Lori Photo by Karoline Soares. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Lorileen Masters Featured in: Fool Moon by C.K. Brooke From: Cree Status: Daughter of an orchardist Distinguishing characteristics: Long dark hair that she wears in a braid. Was cursed by a wicked witch and now sees ghostly shades. Motivations: A normal life. Freedom from … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Lori

Meet the (Anti-)Heroine: Tàlia

Meet Tàlia Photo by Mari Lezhava. Courtesy of Unsplash. From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke Status: Crown Princess of Dorsett Distinguishing characteristics: Slight, blonde, ill-tempered and intimidating Motivations: Preserving her crown and her kingdom the way she likes them, and keeping subordinates in their place. Tàlia’s StoryPrincess Tàlia … Continue reading Meet the (Anti-)Heroine: Tàlia

Book Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon

Entwined is a teen/YA novel by Heather Dixon, based off of the Grimm Fairy Tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. The main character is Princess Azalea, the eldest of twelve royal sisters who all love to dance. When their beloved mother dies, their stoic father - the king - prohibits the girls from dancing during … Continue reading Book Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon

Book Review: Splintered by A. G. Howard

As the market today is rather saturated in the genre, I am not generally a reader of modern fairy tale renditions. Yet, I was drawn to the cover of this urban teen fantasy, Splintered (2013) by A. G. Howard, a novel based on Alice in Wonderland. When I opened it up and began reading, I was hooked from … Continue reading Book Review: Splintered by A. G. Howard

Book Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

This quaint story was a refreshing find among the edgier novels flanking it on the shelf. Based off of the Grimm fairy tale of the same name, The Goose Girl is the story of young Ani, Crown Princess of Kildenree. An unusual trait for a book’s main character, Ani is not a good communicator and … Continue reading Book Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale