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Sequels of all Flavors

I’ve had some questions about a potential sequel to Fey Hearted and the status of the Witch’s Path Series. So, let me answer the burning questions!

Fey Hearted will have a sequel. I plan to start work on the story line in a few weeks. Now, before you get too excited, it took eight months (maybe more?) for Fey Hearted to be written, edited, and publish. That’s not counting the year or more I had the idea in my head before I started writing. I’d like to see the sequel to Fey Hearted out later this year, but I am making no promises on a publication time frame.

Witch’s Path Book Five is about to go into the editing process. And the naming process. I’m eyeing a late summer release. While (what I lovingly call) Draft Zero is complete, it still needs a lot of work. (Editing, rewrite, a lot more editing, a title, cover art, and blurb.)

The Witch’s Path Short stories are still in the works. I need to do some rewriting on them and then they need to go to through the editing process. I don’t have a release date, but I’m crossing my fingers for late June.

For those of you questioning how I’ll manage two ongoing series, I have an answer, but none of you will like it. The plan is to alternate books. For example, I wrote Fey Hearted and then wrote Book Five. Now that Book 5 will be out of my hands for a while, I’ll start of Fey Hearted 2. This will continue until one or both series ends. Now, if you guys like the first set of Witch’s Path Short stories, I’ll try to release the short stories when I know you’ll have a wait for the next Witch’s Path book. Does that make sense? If not, ask questions!

Edit: I forgot to mention that I’m planning a Fey Hearted Prequel.

Fey Hearted is Available

I know it’s taken forever (and at some point I’ll explain what happened), but Fey Hearted is finally for sale.

As a child, Rose is told that the world is full of magic, mythical creatures, and mystery. But as she grows up, Rose learns that the world suits people who have ordinary hopes and dreams very well but leaves people like her unsatisfied.
When a fey takes her through the Slit and into a world she never knew existed, Rose is torn between the life she’s always known and the magic from her dreams. The fey offer Rose a home with them, but there’s a steep cost. She can never see her family again. If Rose is unwilling to stay, she will be returned to the human world with no memory of her night in the land of magic.

Rose’s decision will change the course of her life and challenge her deepest beliefs. Will she choose the magic she desires or the family she loves?

Buy Fey Hearted at Amazon.com

Or Read the Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, and Chapter Three.

Fey Hearted Cover Art and Excerpt

I have some awesome things for you today! The Fey Hearted cover is pure magic. I thought I loved my other covers, but this one outshines them all.

Fey Hearted

Fey Hearted

As a child, Rose is told that the world is full of magic, mythical creatures, and mystery. As an teen, Rose knows that the world suits people who have ordinary hopes and dreams very well, but leaves people like her unsatisfied.

When a fey takes her through the Slit, and into a world she never knew existed, Rose is torn between the life she’s known and the magic from her dreams. The fey give Rose a simple choice: She can return home or she can spend the rest of her life in the fey world. However, there’s a steep cost. If she stays in the fey world she can never see her family again. If Rose is unwilling to remain, she will be returned to the human world with no memory of her night in the land of magic.

Rose accepts the fey’s offer and is introduced to the things she’s dreamt of her entire life. For a time, life finally lives up to her expectations, but when Rose hears that her grandmother is ill, she must find a way back to the human world to say her goodbyes. To see her grandmother, Rose must break the magic holding her in the fey word, find a way though the Slit, and escape the fey who stand in her way.

I’m currently planning a December release. Now, that’s a long time to wait. To tide you over, I have an excerpt! Remember, this is unedited and subject to change prior to publication.

Fey Hearted Excerpt

Outside was a path illuminated by globes of light that were floating in the air. At first glance they appeared stationary, but a longer looked proved that they were drifting. The path itself was a track worn smooth from the passing of feet. The trees looked the same as the ones in the park near her house, though there were more of them, and other than then tingle of energy in the air, the place seemed entirely normal.

As she walked, Silverlight glanced at her, a couple of times before he spoke. “It’s beautiful here, and there’s always a plant to help or an animal to heal.”

Rose nodded, her eyes locked on the lighting bugs flying around. At first they had seemed like the ones she’d ever seen back home, but then she noticed that they glowed in a different colors. There were blues, reds, greens, purples, pinks, oranges, and the traditional yellow. They were moving around the trees, making them look like they had been decorated with Christmas lights.

“Our settlement is called Veles.” Silverlight spoke quickly. “Many of the creatures of human lore are real. They live here. If you stay you’ll be able to meet them.”

“Silverlight,” Waterfall said.

Silverlight stopped talking and Rose tore her attention away from the lightning bugs. There were moths flying through the air, darting near the lights before flying away. A few of them looked to be the moths that would’ve been at home in her front yard, but then there were ones in glowing greens and bold purples. One, with long pointed wings, was as big as a dinner plate.

“Don’t be frightened,” Waterfall said.

“Of what?” Rose asked, looking around. Something zipped past her shoulder and was lost to the night.

“Of that.”

Rose started to ask what had flown past her, but closed her mouth when a small white dragon flew over and hovered in front of her. It wings were flapping quickly, and is tail was curled. The dragon’s ears swiveled and it sneezed before flying away.

“Was that an illusion?” She hoped it was real. Rose had always wanted to see a real dragon.

“No,” Silverlight looked hurt. “We do not trick people into joining us.”

Waterfall whistled and the dragon came back. It looked at him for a moment before flying back over to Rose. She reached out a hand and the dragon moved until her hand was on its head. Rose gently moved her fingers over the top of its head.

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Fey Hearted

I’ve been secretive about my current project, and that’s mostly because it was giving me so much trouble in the beginning. I’m about a third of the way into it, and I feel like the book and I are coming to terms. The things I saw as problems seem to be working themselves out. I don’t have a release date in mind but late fall or early winter seems likely. It’s going to need a lot of edits, but I’m ready to introduce you to Fey Hearted, a twist on the traditional tale of a child stolen by the fey.

Fey Hearted
As a child, Rose is told that the world is full of magic, mythical creatures, and mystery. As an adult, Rose knows that the world suits people who have ordinary hopes and dreams very well, but leaves people like her unsatisfied.

When a Fey takes her through the Slit and into a world she never knew existed, Rose is torn between the life she’s known and the magic from her dreams. The fey give Rose a simple choice: She can spend the rest of her life in the fey world, but there’s a steep cost. She can never see her family again. If Rose is unwilling to stay, she will be returned to the human world with no memory of her night in the land of magic.

Rose accepts the fey’s offer and is introduced to the things she’d dreamed of her entire life. For a time, life finally lives up to her expectations, but when Rose hears that her grandmother is ill, she must find a way back to the human world to say her goodbyes. To see her grandmother, Rose must break the magic holding her in the fey word, find a way though the Slit, and escape the fey who stand in her way.