Guess what? It’s time again! The next Seasons of Magic is coming!
You may have seen this one floating around on the home page of this site for YEARS, and I kept promising to release it. It’s a story I wrote as part of Rooglewood Press’s Five Magic Spindles contest (Sleeping Beauty retellings), and it hit the top ten finalist list! Of those ten, five were chosen for the anthology…mine wasn’t picked because it didn’t quite fit with the others.
But that one thing inspired the entire Seasons of Magic series. We’ve already seen Rapunzel in Of the Clouds and Hansel & Gretel in Pumpkin Spice Pie-Jinks.
Now meet Talia, my Ice Age Sleeping Beauty, waking in the middle of a glacier archaeology dig.
Here’s the blurb:
An archaeology student, an Ice Age princess, and an undead sorceress…
Talia was meant to be her clan’s greatest leader. But when her parents fail to invite a powerful—and very dangerous—sorceress to her birth party, the clan’s long-desired blessing becomes their final curse. As Talia comes of age, the power of the sorceress finds her, and she is lost in a blizzard.
Millennia later, archeaology student Owen is on the field trip of his life to a glacier dig. But what begins as a routine dig soon becomes much more when he discovers a perfectly preserved mummy in the ice—a mummy that returns to life and drags him into a millennias-old dispute.
For deeper in the glacier, dark magic is at work, waking the sorceress known as the Shadow Woman, and she will stop at nothing to end Talia’s life and destroy the clan once and for all. If Talia and Owen can’t stop her, she will destroy not only Talia but also Owen and the rest of the team. But if they can survive, they may just re-discover more than they could have ever hoped for.
This was a Top Ten Finalist for the Five Magic Spindles contest by Rooglewood Press.
And now, without further ado, what you’re all here for: the cover!
And, as promised, this was a finalist, so I HAD to share my finalist medal on SOMETHING:
You can preorder this beauty, or it will also be available through KU…this is my first book ever available through the program, so take advantage of it!
If you’re not quite ready to order, you can also add the book to Goodreads.
The story will be available on February 14 (just in time for Valentine’s Day). I can’t wait for you all to read it! 😀
PS: If you have read any of my previous books, I’d love it if you could leave a review on either Amazon or Goodreads (or your favorite book seller’s website!). It doesn’t have to be long and can say whatever you want! I’m so, so grateful for every review I get (even the critical ones), and I’d really appreciate any additional reviews. But even if you choose not to, I hope you continue to enjoy my stories! ❤