Shattered Reflection + Broken Mirrors Cover Reveals

I’m excited to announce Shattered Reflection is part of the Broken Mirrors retelling collection, which releases this December.

What is Broken Mirrors?

The Broken Mirrors are six retellings of The Snow Queen by six different authors. You don’t want to miss any of them!

The blog tour runs December 19-24. We’d love for you to join us in celebrating the release of these frosty retellings. To learn more about the Broken Mirrors ARC options and the blog tour, go here. (Details are being added as you read this, so if there aren’t any up when you visit the page, check back later.)

SR1 is the monster of the group, meaning it’s significantly longer than the others. What else can you expect, though? The Snow Queen is a long, long story and SR1 has five povs.

*Please consider promoting more than just the one person you came here for. The point of a multi-author release is getting as many eyes on as many books as possible.

It’s Prize Time

Yep. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

How to Enter (copied directly from Kendra Ardnek):

Now, the giveaway – like last year, we have two prizes for y’all to earn, two different ways, this next week only!

Method 1: Preorder all six books and email your receipt to me at This week only, they are all just 99 cents each, so grab ’em now!

Method 2: Share all six covers on your blog, Instagram, tumblr, newsletter, Facebook, etc, and send me a link to the same address. (though, if you’re sharing on Instagram stories, make sure I am tagged @fairytalearista and message me telling me that it’s an entry, before emailing me.) I have a folder of graphics and metadata for you to use – and more graphics will be added soon, I just haven’t finished them yet.!AjAmS-99p507gbNiJfX5DafQNiP8ag?e=FOUUPi


For doing one task: A PDF with a first peek at the first chapter of all six Broken Mirrors.

For doing both tasks: A free full ebook from one of our backlogs. The list you can choose from will be compiled shortly. You will still receive the first chapters as well.

The main page, blog tour sign-up, and ARC request form, will be compiled and added shortly.

Blogger’s note: IRON is included in this!


To be honest, I never expected this book to be fully written, let alone published. I wrote the first 18,000 words up camping, surrounded by squirrels, gray jays, lodgepole pines, allergies, and the fresh, clean mountain air. Then I tabled the story until, in January 2022, a random act of recklessness convinced me to try another go.

I ended up putting down 113,000 words in three months.

SR1 also landed me promises of death threats from beta readers (I have no idea why).

It releases December 21st.

The Official Blurb:

Can hope be found for four shattered souls?

Princess Nordica Icerri’s crown will be purchased with blood—her blood. Now the sole heir to the throne, she is determined to be the queen the Snowlands deserve, but that comes with a price: a numbed heart and soul. Only when she meets kidnapped physician Loren Alocer does Nordica allow herself to hope she can become queen without completely losing herself. But not everyone wants what’s best for the Snowlands, and Nordica’s upcoming rule is compromised at every turn. Can the criminal physician—and his faith—thaw Nordica’s heart, or is she destined to be the heartless queen she is being forced to become?

War shattered not only Breac Finson’s heart, but his faith as well. Tired of fighting, Breac only wants to be left alone, but his efforts are for naught when a friend calls in a favor. He soon finds himself in an unexpected alliance with Layree Alocer, a woman determined to find her wrongfully-kidnapped brother at all costs. Can a broken soldier help right a wrong—and find his faith again in the process?

Sides must be chosen and loyalties will be tested as a new war approaches. Can broken lives be mended in time to help save the Snowlands, or is evil already too deeply embedded?

Ebook Preorder sale: (Because I’ll be upping this little monstrosity’s price after release day.)

Add on Goodreads:

If you can’t participate in the blog tour, but would still like to ARC read SR1, go here: SR1 ARC Form. There is no rush at all, but if your review comes in before November 10th, I can put it in a “What Readers are Saying” page.

Fun Facts about SR1:

This was the first concept/aesthetic board I made.

Some things have changed (singular reflection, no wolf, and the tagline are different), but the concept remains. Betas will know who the characters are. (To see the cast of characters, go here.)

First Line:

For three years he’d worked to lock away the past, to keep it hidden and out of sight, thought, and memory.

Random Line:

Tandri gasped. “I am a perfect influence, thank you.”

Random Quote:

“Look, kid. I’m just an honest swindler trying to make a living.”

Notable Typos:

“A book to to the ribs.”

And calling my character “Mucus” instead of “Marcus”. (My poor, sweet boy. He didn’t deserve that.)

Why am I calling it “SR1”?

Because I’m weird and every book title in this series has the initials of S. R. . Thus, SR1.

This books is nothing like Frozen. I despise that movie.

This post does not adequately convey my excitement. I have waited so long for this day and I love this story dearly.

Have you ever read a fairy tale retelling? Which ones? Which was your favorite? Have you ever read the original Snow Queen story? If not, you should. It’s one of my favorites. What about SR1? Are you looking forward to it? What about the other books in the tour? Which ones catch your eye?


25 thoughts on “Shattered Reflection + Broken Mirrors Cover Reveals

  1. Saraina

    AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!! The cover is to die for. ❤ So beautiful. (By the way, my sister was looking over my shoulder nosily as I was reading this, and she said she actually knew SR was your book just from the cover without even seeing the author's name, because you have such a distinctive original style! 😀 ) Oh poor Marcus, calling him Mucus. *winces in sympathy for him then dies laughing* Those random quotes are delightfully interesting!! (And I haven't read the original Snow Queen tale; I must!)

    Lol, sorry for that rambling comment! 😀 I'm just so excited!

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    • Madi's Musings

      Thank you! Yes! It’s so pretty! So light where DECEIVED is darker and more intense. (Haha, I didn’t know I had a style, but that’s good! The cover designer did a marvelous job; this was actually a premade and just fit the book perfectly.) I died laughing too when I saw it. Poor guy goes through so much that he really doesn’t need that, but what can you do? Yes, the original is quite a tale! (Far superior to that disaster called “Frozen”.)

      Haha, I felt like I was rambling too. 😀 Thank you! ❤

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  2. Joy C. Woodbury

    AHHHH THE COVER IS SO FRICKIN BEAUTIFUL MADI!!!!!!! *clears throat and tries to contain excitement* *promptly fails* I can’t wait to read this, it sounds totally and utterly EPIC! And by the way, I am LOVING Iron! You put Red through way too much though, my poor girl. 😥

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    • Madi's Musings

      I know!! Mom found it as a premade and the cover artist is amazing to work with. XD Excitement is welcomed here. You should have seen me prowling around the house (when I should be polishing IRON), awaiting the time to post about SR and Broken Mirrors. I hope it lives up to expectations! It’s my favorite that I’ve written this year. Oh, good! That is good to hear. Me? *dons halo* Why, I have no idea what you are speaking of.

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  3. K.R.Mattson

    This is ssooooooo exciting!!!! They all look amazing! Why does it have to be so far away? 🥺

    You don’t know why your betas threatened to kill you? Ha! Go stick your head in a snowbank you torturer of perfectly innocent characters.

    I love and totally agree with your explanation of calling Shattered Reflection SR1. 🤣

    I’ve read IRON as a fairy tale retelling. That was pretty good. If you wanna know who the author is and where to get it, I know. 😉

    P. S. Your cover looks amazing!

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    • Madi's Musings

      They have to be so far away because the authors need time to write and polish the stories. Deadlines really aren’t our friends. XD

      Me? “Torturer of perfectly innocent characters?” Whyever would you call me that? I’m absolutely wonderful…okay, maybe I put them through a sticky situation or two, but nothing that will permanently harm them. I hope.

      😀 I’m going to hate myself once I have all four+ books published. SR4, SR2…I won’t remember which is which.

      IRON? I’ve seen that cover floating around Come to think of it, the author may be a bit familiar… 😉

      Thank you! It encapsulates the story perfectly.

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  4. K.R.Mattson

    You guys just aren’t good at making friends with deadlines is all.

    FALSE. Marcus is maimed for life, Nordi will never forget what she did, and poor Tandri is stuck with a new cousin. For. Life.

    It doesn’t sound like you do. 😜 Or maybe it’s just cause it’s late and you’re tired?

    I just thought of something… You might not know the author. 🥺 If you did, you two might not get along very well.

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  5. Alyssa

    MADI!!!!!! I have been awaiting this day for forever!!!!!! Oh my goodness, girl this is awesome!!

    But, you can’t understand why all the betas wanted to kill you? Really?? 🤨 You know…
    That’s all I’m sayin’. 😑😜

    Seriously, girl, I am so excited for this baby to be released! And I adore the cover! 😍💕

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