Here there be faerie knights and seers, vampires and man-eating ondines, shape-shifting cats, prophecies, dragons, and murdered queens.

I would say “enjoy your stay,” dear wanderer, but I fear your trip through Faerie will be a mite too uncomfortable for that. Still, you will find friends and allies here, as well as enemies, and hearts that yearn and bleed. This is Faerie, after all.

The Crown of Seasons series is being written and released one drop of ichor at a time. Be apprised of each release with a missive sent directly to your bower.

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Fealty: A Faerie Novel (Complete to Read)

Happy Halloween 2022! Fealty is now complete-to-read on Kindle Vella and here on the site. With the first 3 episodes automatically available on Kindle Vella, and with the 200 free tokens you receive as a new reader, you can read the first 10 episodes for free and try out the story to see if you’ll like it. (See my previous post if you’d like instructions.) Fealty Prequel Novel. Two years ago, Abend swore to protect Madel, a young shifter girl who is prophesied to become queen. Now, Abend’s coming-of-age birthday is a week away, when she must formally declare herself…

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How to Read Faerie Stories on Kindle Vella

Serialized fiction written and released in episodes/chapters that you read on your cell phone is not a new concept. The format is extremely popular in Japan, Korea, and China. In the English-speaking world, this reading style is less mainstream (we tend to prefer buying an entire book at once), but we do have Wattpad, Radish, Tapas, Webnovel, Inkitt, and other sites and apps slowly becoming more popular and known. In July 2021, Amazon released its new serialized fiction platform, Kindle Vella, for the US serial market. If you’ve never read on a serialized fiction platform before, the learning curve on…

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Free Faerie Prequel Short Story

“Coming Home” is now FREE on the Amazon US store. I’m still working on price-matching the other Amazon retailers, but I’ll let you know when I have as many price-matched as I can. Having a free prequel short story has been my goal from the beginning. We’re getting there slowly! Enjoy! “Coming Home” Two weeks ago, Abend watched helplessly as her parents were slaughtered in the chaos following the High Queen Autumn’s murder. Orphaned and on the run in a wintry mortal forest, Abend stumbled upon an ondine who promised to take her back to Faerie–but for a price. If…

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Read Fealty for FREE this week (Oct 5-11)

Kindle Vella is running a promotion this week only! From October 5-11, you can read every episode of Fealty for free. Check back daily for more episodes. Start here. When a murderous faerie prince invites Abend to attend a masquerade to court her favor in preparation for her swearing her oath of fealty, Abend knows exactly what to say: No. The problem is, murderous princes tend not to take “no” for an answer….

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“Coming Home,” prequel short story

I wrote “Coming Home” back in 2019 after I’d worked extensively on the draft of the upcoming first book in the Crown of Seasons series. At the time, I needed to step away from the main story and explore my characters’ lives and childhoods a bit more. The following short story takes place two weeks after the main novel’s prologue. It’s a celebration of platonic friendship and aromantic relationships, being on the aromantic spectrum, myself. I am including the first chapter here for free, since I think it’s fairly self-contained and I want to introduce the characters and the world…

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Autumn Equinox – 2 Releases!

Happy release day! Book releases and launches are always super exciting and doubly so when they come in twos! Today on this the Northern Hemisphere’s Autumn equinox, I hereby release to you two prequel stories in the Crown of Seasons series. “Coming Home” is a short story and Fealty is a full novel, both featuring the main characters of the upcoming, currently-untitled Book One. I love immersive worlds featuring characters full of depth. I love interconnected stories and series that become rich tapestries. You can read as much or as little as you’d like. Chapter One of “Coming Home” is…

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Love Between Fairy and Devil (Chinese xianxia 仙侠 drama, 36 episodes)

I love watching Korean and Chinese dramas, but it’s rare that I will stumble across one that I will both watch all the way through and then also precede to gush about to everyone I think might be remotely interested. Dear reader, are you interested? Its protagonists are an orchid fairy and a “devil” (aka demon or dark faerie, there’s no exact equivalent in Western folklore) from the moon tribe. It has some really intense character growth–think Zuko of Avatar the Last Airbender. Its supporting cast also has an amazingly rich storyline. It asks deep questions and probes at the…

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