KEY Cover Reveal

Today is the cover reveal for the next installment in The Redwyn Chronicles. For those who’ve read IRON, you may remember a certain stepbrother named Denton. KEY is his story, and it’s been quite an adventure both to write and put him through.

I have bad news, though. This book ain’t gonna be a novella. Right now, it’s 45,000 in and is looking like it’ll be a 70-80,000 word novel.

I just love it when my characters rebel.

And because I’m such a wonderful person, I’m making you wait ’til the very end to see the actual cover. For now, enjoy the quote at the beginning of this post.


When Nerissa Wessen finds an unconscious man near her village, she knows one thing: trouble is on its way. What she doesn’t anticipate is the stranger’s charming smile—or the reason why he’s in her land in the first place.

Detective Denton Yindell wants only to put his past behind him and make good on a failed promise. When unforeseen circumstances place him on the doorstep of the very people who can help, Denton must convince the distrustful villagers to assist him.

But good intentions can bring about disastrous consequences, and when Denton’s past hunts him down, Nerissa’s family and village are threatened. Can two hearts—one wary and one wounded—learn to trust before evil eradicates those who oppose it?

KEY is a Christian Fantasy Fairytale Retelling


Releases: March 28, 2023

Series: The Redwyn Chronicles

Genre: Christian Fantasy

Age: New Adult 

Retelling: Rapunzel


-Addresses Human Trafficking

– There will be violence, but as usual, nothing gratuitous

– Two POVs.

– There is no profanity whatsoever; the author’s great-grandma could read this book without squirming.

KEY is a Christian story. It includes faith, prayers, Bible verses, references to faith, and discussions about faith. I hold true to the Biblical facts that the world was created in SIX days and that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way, truth, and life. If this offends you, KEY is not the book for you.

Participating Blogs

Thank you so much to these lovely bloggers for participating in KEY’s cover reveal. Be sure to stop by and give their posts a like.

Saraina Whitney

Lillian Keith

Kristina Hall

Vanessa Hall

Anna’s Idea Blog

Fable Rose

K.R. Mattson

And more on on their way!


It’s very blue, isn’t it?

KEY isn’t your typical Rapunzel retelling, but I can promise there are towers carved from cliffs, nefarious intentions, and plenty of action.

What is your favorite Rapunzel retelling?


Review + Spotlight: Seize the Love

I am so excited to announce the release of Seize the Love, a collection of Christian stories revolving around the four types of love. My story, A Tender Heart, is featured in this collection. Eventually, I plan to expand upon it and publish it as a novella.

Who was he kidding? He was a soldier, a man scarred by war. He wasn’t some fancy poet or scholar.

A Tender Heart


Honoring the Love of the Savior

Agape. Eros. Philia. Storge

All forms of love… Seize the Love pulls readers into an anthology of stories all showing love. A love that honors God even as the reader flips the pages to find the story of a dying request, a random encounter, finding proof of God’s love, reunited siblings, caring for others, finding hope, love among the hard and easy, and more stories.

No matter the form of love, you’ll find stories sure to warm your heart, bring a smile or a tear, and hopefully remind you of the love of the One who created you.

Matthew 22:37

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Featuring various love stories sure to please the whole family.

Sometimes a man was called to sacrifice something dear to him so another could be blessed.

A Tender Heart


Overall Rating:

5 Stars

This rating is given not because I’m in this anthology, but because there are several other stories worthy of five stars. My thoughts and mini review of each story are below. The individual ratings of each will be posted on my blog come release day.

There are:

(5) 5 stars

(3) 4 stars

(4) 3 stars


This Tender Heart by Yours Truly
No rating to be given since I’m the author.

This Tender Heart is a historical romance set at about 1867-8.

A Baker’s Heart by Andrea Renee Cox
A nice little story about two siblings and adorable sheep. The lambs’ names were adorable and I can just imagine little fluff balls leaping through spring fields. I did find the main female character’s name to be a confusing mouthful, though.

Rating: 3 Stars
Loving Amelia by Faith D. Cox
This is a sweet short that will make you sniffle. The interaction between Cassidy and Cory was both cute and sad and yes, I ship them.

Rating: 4 Stars
Small Sacrifices, Great Love by Y.A. Daniels
A story centering on familial love. I liked the faith and the bond between family members. The writing was more telling than showing (I’ll reiterate there’s nothing wrong with a mix of both), so that made it a little slower for me to get into.

Rating: 3 Stars
Everly in Love by Abigail Harris
This one made me laugh. The interactions between brother and sister, and then brother and uncle, kept me chortling. As the eldest sibling, I can well imagine Everly’s irritating with a certain, semi-well-intentioned snoop. The romance was sweet too.

Rating: 5 Stars
A Wooden Heart Can Still Bloom by C.K. Heartwing
This one is so good. I absolutely love all of the faith and Heartwing’s stance against evolution and Darwinianism. It also hit a more personal note, because as a fellow writer, I could feel Wilder’s pain at the rejections. Well done, Heartwing.

Rating: 5 Stars
To Love & To Cherish by H.S. Kylian
A story about a couple, past pain, and a dance. I did find the prose to be choppy and the writing style stiff.

Rating: 3 Stars
Raindrop World by Katja Labonte
This is another lovely addition to this collection. The theme of how gratitude and slowing down was beautifully woven through the short. And Neriya’s name is beautiful as well. The faith content was superb and I think everyone will relate with Neriya’s feelings of giving their all for someone and then being passed over.

Rating: 5 Stars
The Understudy by Deigan Marie
A story about siblings and ballet. I liked the relationship between the sisters. Sometimes the writing style threw me off: She lifted her head. Squared her shoulders. And danced., and I’m not fond of oh my gosh, but other than that, I liked the focus on not being bitter when things don’t go the way we want.

Rating: 4 Stars
Everlasting by M.L. Milligan
Another wonderful story. I adored the sibling bond in this one. Milligan has strong writing that immediately draws you in.

Rating: 5 Stars
Out of Silence Rising by Kaytlin Phillips
This one made me tear up. Not because of the plot, which was so sweet and gentle and pure, but because of the inclusion of Rise by Danny Gokey, which plays a pivotal role in this story. That song has deep personal meaning to my family after a hard time, and reading that part brought back those memories.

Anyway, these tears are your fault, Kayti. Well done.

Rating: 5 Stars
Wanted: A Typewriter by Angie Thompson
A story about a typewriter, AI, and an aspiring editor. I’m not a fan of AI.

Rating: 3 Stars
Proof of His Love by Lilly Wiscarver
I love the pro-life message. Countless kudos to Wiscarver for being so bold in standing for life.

(Content warning: a character is pregnant through pre-marital relations)

Rating: 4 Stars

Overall, this is a sweet story focusing on all four types of love. If you’re looking for a God-honoring anthology, this is the one for you.

Prescott shoved a hand through his hair. The appendage trembled as memories threatened to revisit. “In the war, I used to wonder where God was. Surely He wasn’t on the battlefields littered with carnage and the lifeless bodies of ally and enemy alike.”

A Tender Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you read Seize the Love yet? If so, which stories were your favorite? And, since it’s Valentine’s Day, let me know which couple from The Redwyn Chronicles and The Shattered Lands is your favorite! Also, don’t forget that The Redwyn Chronicles, ebook format, are all on sale for $0.99 for Valentine’s Day.

Be My Valentine Giveaway


IRON is participating in the Be My Valentine giveaway!

The Be My Valentine Giveaway runs 2/6 through 2/11. The 1st place winner will receive all ten books (authors’ choice of format) and the 2nd place winner will receive three books (authors’ choice of format) of their choosing. A variety of genres, from fantasy to historical romance to suspense and more, are featured.

Never fear if you don’t have social media–there are author newsletters and blogs you can follow to gain points. Most importantly, for an additional set of points, you have to answer this question: Do you like chocolate, and if so, what’s your favorite type (dark, milk, white, etc.)?

Which cover on the giveaway graphic is your favorite? Are there any you’ve not seen before? If you’ve read IRON, who was your favorite character and would you want to reside in that world? (Regrettably, they do not have chocolate.) And, if you’ve read IRON, did you know the prequel, CROWN, is released? It features some special characters you likely won’t meet in any other TRC book.

How is your writing going? I’m pulling an insanity shift by attempting to write 50,000 in 15 days.

CROWN: Release Day

If you read IRON, you may remember meeting Calvin and Isadora Seyden, parents of Princess Chamonix (Shaw-maw-nee). What you did not realize, and what I did not realize at the time, was that Calvin and Isadora would require their own story.

So their own story they received.

If there’s ever a chance of giving a secondary character their own story, don’t give them names you usually wouldn’t give main characters. I can’t believe I have a main character named Calvin.

Regardless of his name, Calvin was fun to write. It was interesting to see where he “began” compared to how he was during IRON. While Calvin may have gained some maturity and facial hair by IRON‘s time, one thing he still retained was his love for sugar. I’m surprised he hasn’t gotten a cavity yet.

“That reaction is totally uncalled for. When have I ever had a bad idea?”

“Would you prefer the list verbally or in writing?”


Genre: Christian Fantasy/Fairy tale retelling (a loose retelling of the Goose Girl)

Length: Mid-length novella

Suitable for: It’s New Adult, like all of my books, but tweens and teens can safely read it.

Inspiration Board: (Aren’t they just the cutest couple?)


Can a noblewoman-turned-goose girl stop a sinister plot before it’s too late?

All Isadora Fendalva wants is to secure aid for her struggling town, but a maid’s betrayal lands her in a commoner’s field herding geese. With her maid posing as Isadora and hatching nefarious schemes to do away with the royal family, Isadora finds herself relying on the fragments of her faith. Will God answer her pleas, or will evil schemes succeed and be the end of her and the royal family?

CROWN is a Christian fantasy fairy tale retelling of The Goose Girl.

Available in ebook, paperback (coming soon),, and for free in Kindle Unlimited.

The Beginning was always with her, no matter how alone she felt.

Book 1.5 in The Redwyn Chronicles is slated to release March 28 if I can actually get it written. So for those of you who liked Denton, this is his story.

If you’ve not read IRON, you can do so here.

Also, keep an eye out for the newsletter, because I’ll be asking for your input regarding a little project.

If someone left Redwyn alone for half a day, the toddler would bring down the palace. How, Calvin did not know, but it would happen. Redwyn possessed a capacity for mischief and trouble that far exceeded her parents’.

Introducing CROWN and SR1.5

I am excited to announce that CROWN and Shattered Revelation are now available for ARC signups.

Before we get to that, however, here are the official cover reveals. (Click on each picture to expand.)

(forgive the poor blurbs. They’re the best I can come up with right now.)


The Redwyn Chronicles, Book 0.5


Can a noblewoman-turned-goose girl stop a sinister plot before it’s too late?

All Isadora Fendalva wants is to secure aid for her struggling town, but a maid’s betrayal lands her in a commoner’s field herding geese. With her maid posing as Isadora and hatching nefarious schemes to do away with the royal family, Isadora finds herself relying on the fragments of her faith. Will God answer her pleas, or will evil schemes succeed and be the end of her and the royal family?

CROWN is a Christian fantasy fairy tale retelling of The Goose Girl.

Inspiration board

About Shattered Revelation

Where do you stand in the fight for life?

The Shattered Lands, 1.5


Where do you stand in the fight for life?

As rumors of war grip the Lowlands, a different fight is being waged in the small town of Maerima—a fight for the lives of unborn babies.

 With her town still reeling from the All Lands War, Lady Thana Nalloway’s only goal is to help her people recover—and protect them from more pain and bloodshed. When her council approaches her with a proposal that affects newborns and unborn babies, Thana signs it into law, believing she is saving babies from a potential life of horror and heartache.

 What Thana doesn’t expect is opposition from Boden Kedder, her fiancé. When two different worldviews collide and unavoidable ramifications must be faced, will a broken heart lead Thana to the undeniable truth?

 Shattered Revelation is a Christian fantasy story focusing on prolife vs. abortion.

Inspiration board

*The author offers her sincerest apologies (and condolences to the Marcus fan club) that she was unable to work in Marcus en Rhwyndor.

If you are interested in ARC reading one or both of these stories, you can sign up here.

I will send out the ARCs as soon as they are formatted, which will probably be next week.

This day has finally arrived. I don’t know their release dates, yet, but I do know one will make you laugh and I hope the other will make you cry (it certainly did me). SR1.5 did not go in the direction I first expected, but I am pleased with it nonetheless. These needed to be finished so I could get to work on the Little Mermaid retelling (which I still have no clue what to write).

For those who have been praying for me with the whole spam/one-star debacle, thank you. Your prayers are felt.

Which cover is your favorite? Which story are you looking forward to the most? Have you read IRON or Shattered Reflection yet?

Shattered Reflection: Release Day (+ Giveaway and More)

Today is an appropriate day for SR1’s release. One, it’s the winter solstice. And two, it’s cold. And windy. And blowy. And cold. As in -40 degrees with heavy snow.

So, happy release day, Shattered Reflection. You were a doozy of a book to write.

Keep scrolling and you’ll learn some quick facts, how to enter an epic giveaway not just for SR1, but five other retellings as well, and a mini-character interview.

The World

Quick Facts:

  • SR1 is my first published story incorporating 5 POVs. I once swore I would never read a book with more than three POVS, much less write one. And now look at me.
  • My favorite character is a toss-up between Marcus and Breac.
  • SR1 was originally inspired by Ruins by Ledger, a picture of an exhausted queen, and the desire to have more nonmagical fairy tale retellings.
  • SR1 is the first in a series with four projected books. Marcus en Rhwyndor will be the only common POV in these four novels. At least three novellas are in consideration as well.
  • SR1 is heavy. Some might call it dark. It was hard to write those weighty chapters, but they’re there for a reason. I do not believe in shock value. These have a purpose, and that purpose is twofold: to strengthen my characters’ faith and remind readers that no matter what we endure, God will never forsake us.
  • SR1 wasn’t supposed to happen. It really wasn’t. I wrote the first few chapters and called it quits, only, in January of 2022, to have the idea keep nagging at me. 113,000+ words (counting errors and erased chunks) were hastily written in less than three months.
  • The betas claim they barely survived. Since they’re still here and pestering me for some reason about being nice to my characters, I question the veracity of that claim.
  • SR1 was compared to Jaye L. Knight’s Ilyon Chronicles. You may wonder why that’s in bold. It’s because Knight is one of my all-time favorite authors and to even be considered in the same category as her is wow. And unexpected. Totally unexpected. But so, so cool.

Characters Interview:

We are now entering a mini interview. Thank you to Saraina, who sent in the questions.

SW: What are your thoughts on ice cream?

Loren: I’ve heard of it, but I still don’t know what it is.

Layree: I’ve never heard of it.

Breac: Kor has mentioned it numerous times, something about it being frozen milk or something, but we haven’t found a way to replicate it that satisfies him. He always claims it’s incorrect. Doesn’t stop him and Tandri from eating the attempts, though. Then they’re all wired and energetic and I have to deal with their pranks.

Marcus: I’ve seen it while traveling through the Coastlands, but I never had time to stop and try it. It can be made in many different colors, although I don’t understand why anyone would want to try something that supposedly tastes like frozen raspberries covered in too much sugar.

SW: Loren and Layree, what’s it really like to be fifteen minutes apart in age?

Loren: It’s not any different from having a sibling that’s a year or two younger, except that Layree is really close in age to me. The fact still stands that I’m the eldest, even if it’s by fifteen minutes. That means I get to play the eldest card when it’s necessary.

Layree: Ignore him. We’re the same age with less than half-an-hour’s difference between us. In fact, Mother may have been incorrect about who is the firstborn. Heaven knows I am the more mature of the two.

Loren: Wait, what? Just how did you arrive to that absolutely incorrect conclusion?

Layree: I’m not the one who’s always getting into scrapes and having people try to kill me.

This argument has been relocated to another room due to the siblings delaying the remainder of the interview.

SW: Breac, what annoys you most about Canon? chuckles

Canon is my best friend, and he’s had my back countless times. I’d probably be dead if not for him. But he does have a few annoying qualities, like he’s always so chipper and he always has to try one-upping me on insults, which then results in an insult war, which Silci usually has to break up, and she’s never thrilled about that. And guess who usually gets blamed for starting it. Yes. Me.

SW: Marcus, what’s one of your happiest memories? (Heaven knows he needs more of those. commences to weep)

One of my happiest memories was when I was nineteen. It was Gramps’ birthday and we all went fishing. I managed to catch the largest fish. That was one of the last times I was ever able to participate in a family event.

SW: Nordica, what would you say you genuinely love about being queen?

I love the ability to do my best to undo the evil and pain my aunt and uncle inflicted. While I cannot fully erase and mend the swath of destruction they caused, I can give my people fairness and a promise that I will never be like the despots they just experienced.


Shattered Reflection is included in the Broken Mirrors, which is a group of six Snow Queen retellings which release this week. You can enter to win a paperback copy of all of these wonderful stories here:


About SR1

Genre: Christian Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retelling (nonmagical)


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?

To see content warnings and what other readers are saying, follow the Goodreads link.

Inspiration board:

Also, if you snoop around enough on my Pinterest and Goodreads, you’ll find Book Two.

Thank you so much for joining me in SR1’s release celebration. I have been awaiting this time for a long while, and it’s exciting that it is now here. Have you entered the giveaway? You only have six more days for a chance to win. If you are, by chance, the winner, you’ll not only receive a copy of SR1, but character cards, as well.

What is your favorite snowy story? What about your favorite fairy tale retelling? If you read SR1, who was your favorite character?

Broken Mirrors Group Interview

Today is the beginnings of the Broken Mirrors Launch Tour, where six Snow Queen Retellings are celebrated and five are released. I have four of the authors here (Wyn couldn’t make it due to other commitments in her book’s world) for a group interview. We’ll have the author interview first, then I’ll tell you more about the books and where you can find them.


KA – Kendra Ardnek

HE – Heather Elliot

SP– Sarah Pennington

EG – Erudessa Gentian

Me – The interviewer

Me: Welcome to Madi’s Musings, ladies. Let’s begin with this question: Usually an author has a favorite character. Which Broken Mirrors character is yours?

KA: Will, Ginny’s older brother who grew up on the streets and is a litttttle bit jaded. He is a bit of a change from William in Mansfield Park, as he also plays Yates’ role, but I had fun with him, and I love his arc.

HE: I feel a little bad that it’s not my main character but…. Eugenia, hands down. I rarely see mothers with children in fantasy stories. I thought it would be fun to have a relatable mother portrayed realistically. She’s also an older sister, as am I, so I found writing adult sibling interactions highly amusing.

SP: Don’t make me choose! I love all my Through a Shattered Glass characters, though not all for the same reasons. But if I have to pick someone . . . probably Kai. Or Chess. Or Alys. It depends on the day.

EG: My current favorite human character is probably Sterling. I’ve always loved him from the series, and in this story he gets to step up and help rescue the trapped players.

Me: Writing is a process which involves many potholes and unexpected hiccups. What have you learned from one of these writing potholes/hiccups?

KA: Keep throwing spaghetti against the wall until it sticks. 

HE: I thought I was a planner but learned I’m a bit of a discovery writer as well. I do need to have an outline and broad idea of themes, goals, locations, and arc, but as soon as I start writing, the characters turn into people who make decisions and they change the nuances of the story. I’ll get anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 words into the story, have to stop, rethink everything, and start over at the beginning. This happened three times on OIAR – once to solidify the characters and their arcs; once to solidify all the history, worldbuilding, mythology and lore; and by the third rewrite of those
original 30,000 words, I felt like I finally has all the pieces in place to finish the entire draft.

SP: Always leave yourself a runway. This technically isn’t a lesson I learned from writing Through a Shattered Glass, but it is how I avoided a lot of potholes while writing this particular book. I made a point of never ending a writing session at the end of a chapter or scene; I always gave myself at least a few sentences (and usually at least a paragraph) of the next bit. That made it much easier to get back into the flow of writing the next time I opened the document and meant I wasted much less time trying to figure out how to start things.

EG: I’ve learned it’s okay to be a slow writer. Sometimes I can whip out a ton of words in a couple days, but more often than not, a full book takes me a while to complete the first draft. When you see other successful authors publishing book after book every few months, it can be discouraging. Until I remember that’s not my story. If I rushed myself like that, my content would be terrible, if I got anything down at all. Everyone has different strengths, and while I can learn to do it quicker, I don’t have to mirror anyone else.

Me: What advice would you offer a new writer?

KA: Read, read, read.

Write, Write, Write.

Edit, edit, edit.

But know that you’ll never achieve perfection. 

HE: There is a lot of conflicting advice out there. Find what works for you. The most important thing is to write, write, write. Keep learning, keep asking, keep trying, but when it comes down to it, actually writing will give you the experience to write better.

SP: Not every strategy or technique that someone suggests to you will work for you. But some of it will. And sometimes what advice does and don’t work for you will change over time. That’s ok. Just do what you need to do to keep getting words on the page without getting burned out. The more you write, the better you’ll get.

EG: Something to remember for all authors: There will always be someone who doesn’t like what you give. Learn what you can from that experience (maybe they’re pointing out a weakness), and then learn to move on. Don’t let negative reactions freeze you up. You can never please everyone. Not even chocolate does that.

Me: Would you like to reside in your Broken Mirrors world? Why or why not?

KA: I think it would be fun, especially if it was while Elinrose was the Gardener. There’s no wifi, but Enchanted Forests are a fun place to be, you know.

HE: Oh yes. I’ve been cherry-picking favorite things from over 5,000 years of real-world history so everything about the Flamesend world is something I would love to explore.

SP: I would definitely like to visit Wonderland. Live there? I’m not sure. After the end of Through a Shattered Glass, it could be very pleasant, but I don’t think I’d want to live there during the events of the book.

EG: Well, not in the glitchy virtual reality, but the world it’s set in, yes! It’s 2,000 years in the future, with some cool tech I’d love to take advantage of.

Me: If you had to permanently choose between writing your stories by hand or by typewriter, which option would you select?

KA: I already do a lot of handwriting, and a typewriter would just mean more typing, so … the former.

HE: I already do much of my drafts and edits by hand, so I’d choose typewriter. I have my late grandfather’s 1953 Remington Portable and I love using it.

SP: By hand! I used to write all my first drafts by hand, and I frequently think that I should go back to doing that. (But then I don’t, because I have deadlines, and typing means I’m more likely to meet those deadlines.)

EG: By hand. I can cross out and scribble any amount of notes that way. I make a lot of mistakes in my first drafts…

Me: Thank you for joining me, ladies. Readers, scroll on to learn more about the Broken Mirrors books.


Rose Petals & Snowflakes by Kendra E. Ardnek

Releases: 12/19/22

Book Description: 

The Austen Fairy Tale #4 
Ginny doesn’t belong in Snowfield Palace, but she has nowhere else to go. An old promise between her mother and Lady Bethim keeps her off the streets when she’s left alone in the world, and she’s eternally grateful for the home – and the friendship of Kaimund, Lady Bethim’s son. She makes herself useful however possible and life is quiet.  
Until the far-too-charming Prince Hans and his sister Maia visit and send her world spinning. A shattered mirror is nothing to laugh about, and a new, dark magic could destroy everything.  

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Author Bio: 

Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she’s frequently known to act before she thinks. 
Find her online at: Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Newsletter || Instagram || TikTok || Tumblr || Amazon 

The White Queen’s Spell by Wyn Estelle Owens

Release date: January 2023

Book Description:  

Last Summer, Ailsa stumbled her way into a tangled web of curses and power that resulted in her not only rescuing her Kingdom’s princesses, but also freeing the Fae King of Summer from his century-long imprisonment. This Summer has been much more peaceful, as she awaits and anticipates not only Princess Mairead’s wedding to her best friend Fionn, but her own to Summer’s King.  

But when Ailsa lets her guard down and stumbles her way into not one, but two terrible curses, the wheel of fate begins to turn again.  

Fiachra, King of Summer, has spent the year since his release strengthening his realm and wooing the lady who freed him from his curse–only to have his betrothed snatched away by Winter’s Queen. And not only is Ailsa trapped in another court, but the doubled curse upon her has left her only a shadow of herself. But it is Summer, and duties tie him to his Court—but Ailsa is not friendless. 

Fionn and Mairead are determined to repay Ailsa for all her help, and set out on a dangerous journey across Faerie and through the Courts of the Seasons, to the very depths of Winter itself, where a terrible power awaits. 

There is more than one way to become heartless, after all.   

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Author Bio: 

Wyn Estelle Owens is the penname of a young woman who’s still figuring out what this whole ‘adult’ thing is all about. She lives in a big, old house in Maryland by a Hundred Acre Wood (dubbed Neldoreth) with her parents, three occasionally obnoxious brothers, her dog Jackie, and her personal plot bunny, Joker. 
She is fond of reading, writing, drawing, speaking in dead or imaginary languages, playing videogames, quoting classic or obscure literature, being randomly dramatic, and generally making things out of yarn. Her dream is to write stories that inspire people to chase after the wonderful world of storytelling. 
Her favorite all-time author is J.R.R. Tolkien, who first inspired her to pursuing novel writing when she read the Hobbit at the age of seven.   

Find her online at:  Goodreads || Facebook || Amazon 

Shattered Reflection by Madisyn Carlin

Releases: 12/21/22

Book Description: 

The Shattered Lands | Book One 

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? 

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Madisyn Carlin is a Christian, homeschool graduate, blogger, voracious bookdragon, and author. When not spending time with her family or trekking through the mountains, she weaves tales of redemption, faith, and action. 

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Of Ice and Roses  by Heather M. Elliot

Release Date: 12/22/22

Book Description: 

The shadow of war hangs over Forstur. In a kingdom where magic is seldom encountered, a conflict with their magic-wielding eastern neighbors would be a disastrous. Gemma finds unexpected love in Forstur’s crown prince, Ebenezer, but as her fairytale starts, the rest of her world comes crashing down. 

Long held secrets come to light and Gemma learns she has been at the center of the brewing war for almost half her life. A lost friend she barely remembers is the key to gaining vital intelligence that could help her new husband defend their kingdom. There’s a problem – the last sighting of her friend was in the magically-formed glacial regions of their foe, the kingdom of Morforst. 

Now Gemma must leave everyone she loves and journey beyond the enemy’s borders to rescue her friend from the spellcasters who control the region. The journey promises to be fraught with danger – highwaymen, river monsters, spellcasters, and the elements. With each new danger, she must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for the fate of two kingdoms. 

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Heather lives in Upstate New York, with an impressive number of books, almost as many story ideas, and, sadly, no pets. 

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Through a Shattered Glass by Sarah Pennington

Release Date: 12/23/22

Book Description: 
Drop the mirror and you break the world in two. 

Alys hasn’t set foot in Wonderland in years. Not since the White Queen’s mirror shattered; not since her best friend, Kai Hatter, was killed; not since Alys fled back to her own world with a shard of enchanted mirror in her eye. She’s done her best to set aside the past and move on — until a red-painted rose appears in her room, and the portal opens once more. 

Simultaneously desperate for hope and terrified of what she might find — or cause — Alys ventures back through the mirror. But the Wonderland she finds is not the same one she left behind, and though Kai is less dead than she thought, he still might be past saving. To make matters worse, the mirror shard is still in Alys’s eye, and Wonderland is all too susceptible to its corrupting power. 

Only Alys can save the land and friend she loves — but if she’s not careful, she might be their doom instead. 

A dark portal fantasy remix of The Snow Queen and Lewis Carroll’s Alice duology. 

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Sarah Pennington has been writing stories since before she actually knew how to write, and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. She is perpetually in the middle of writing at least one or two novels, most of which are in the fantasy and fairy tale retelling genres.  When she isn’t writing, she enjoys knitting, photography, and trying to conquer her massive to-be-read list. 

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Anyone who preordered Through a Shattered Glass or who purchases the paperback on release day can submit a proof of purchase to receive a set of character art stickers featuring art by the lovely Chloe Grace (@chloegraceartist on Instagram). One set of stickers per person; proof of purchase must be submited by end of day on December 26.  

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Christmas Games by Erudessa Gentian

Release Date: 12/24/22

Book Description: 

A Kynaston Royal Saga Short Story 

Beware the harmless Christmas Gift. 

When a group of friends decide to play a new immersive role playing game, exciting fun turns into a glitchy mess. 

Larkspur’s real-world superpowers interfere with a simple, in-game mission. Discovering they’re unable to exit gameplay, the team scrambles for answers. When their leader and most experienced player, Conan, is kidnapped by the game’s main Boss, it’s up to Lark, Joshua, and Shamira to save him … and themselves. 

Join the beloved Kynaston Royal Saga cast in this short Snow Queen retelling. 

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Erudessa Gentian is a firm believer that clean entertainment can be powerful. Inspired by her love of cultures and learning, she produces dynamic art to spark imagination and touch souls. 

Erudessa writes in multiple genres, but specializes in fantasy and science fiction. She posts about lifestyle, travel and so much more on her blog. 

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Who else is excited for these chilly releases? Have you ARC read any of them? If so, what did you think? What’s your favorite snow/winter-themed story, and do you have any snow where you live?

And here’s a quote from Shattered Reflection to entice you into reading it. 😉