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Now Available: Unsealed (Fireflies & Faeries #3, a standalone retelling of The Little Mermaid)

Long ago, selkies were told humans would destroy them. Can Adella bring the two races together again?

Young selkie Adella loves observing the humans that come to the aquarium where she spends her days, and she longs for the day she earns her land legs and can walk among them. But far too soon, her father summons her home, leaving her only one day to say goodbye to the human friends who think she is a seal.

Desperate for one chance to see her friends face to face—and maybe come up with a scheme to convince her father to allow selkies to return to land—Adella makes a deal with a sea witch. In exchange for temporary land legs, all Adella has to do is find the witch’s missing pearl.

But Adella has never walked on land before, and she only has one night to accomplish her task before her father appears to take her home beneath the sea forever.Good thing she has those human friends—if she can convince them that she’s telling the truth about herself.

Unsealed is part of Seasons of Magic, a standalone series of novellas. If you like sweet fairy tales, forbidden friendships, ocean magic, and summer nostalgia, then you’ll love this whimsical story inspired by The Little Mermaid. Grab your copy today and dive headfirst into Adella’s world!

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This Halloween, return to Cider Hollow with Mocha Brewed Monsters!

Monsters are making themselves at home in Cider Hollow. And they’re not your normal pests.

Halloween is here, and Reese finds herself with a brand-new set of problems. Her bakery is finding its feet in its new home, holiday celebrations are underway, and she keeps seeing strange creatures all around town, creatures full of mischief that no one else seems to notice. And to make things even more complicated, her wayward uncle comes to visit with a mysterious new business plan.

But Reese’s holiday is only just heating up. With a big town trick-or-treat event plus a meeting with the local Fae that determines whether her boyfriend, Forrest, can stay in Cider Hollow, she’s got her hands full. It’s too bad the Fae think Forrest is a danger to all of them… unless she can prove them wrong. And then there’s the little matter of her growing power, a power that may just attract the most dangerous of hunters.

As the clock ticks, can Reese juggle the chaos of her family’s feud and her own magic, the imminent Fae judgement on her relationship, and trick-or-treat night? Or will it all flop, leaving her with dreams as stale as week-old coffee?

Mocha Brewed Monsters is the fourth in the Pie-Jinks series, a cozy fantasy that is perfect for fans of Gilmore Girls, Bewitched, and Practical Magic. If you like light, small-town stories, whimsical magic, and a touch of romance and high-stakes mystery, you will love Selina J. Eckert’s series!

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Start the Pie-Jinks cozy fantasy series now with Vanilla Bean Vampire!

Then, binge the next three!

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About Selina J. Eckert

Selina writes cozy stories about women who can not only overcome their circumstances but also grow and overcome the demons that live within their own hearts and minds. She loves to write stories about magic, because, hey, who couldn’t use a little magic in their life? And more than anything, Selina’s books are full of warm feelings and cozy vibes. Couldn’t we all use a little more warmth?

Selina believes that stories are a way for us to connect to each other, to understand and empathize, to realize we are not alone and be encouraged. This is why she writes.

Outside of her writing life, Selina is many things. She is a neuroscientist. An artist. A musician. A wife. A daughter. A sister. A reader. A dreamer. A book addict.

And, of course, a full-fledged nerd.

Find Selina online: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads ~ BookBub

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Check out all my available books and find your next favorite fantasy today!


Selina is currently offering only a few author support services, except on a case-by-case basis, such as for service swaps.

However, if you would like to propose a swap for a copyedit/line edit, proofread, or beta read, please follow the instructions at the Contact page and she’ll get back to you!

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Featured in Clean Fiction Magazine (Fall 2022)