This is a project I wrote when I was disillusioned with my entire writing journey and career. I enjoyed every moment of writing this story, and even after I’d written it for fun, I couldn’t stop thinking about what the wider world would be like, and what if I could make it into a series?
Well, it is going to be a series! The Nethervale series. These will be fantasy books with sweet romances, inspired by fairytales. Each story will be self-contained and will stand alone. But all the books will be set in the same world, and the best experience will come from reading them in order.
Book 1, The Darkest Curse, will be published on October 20th. And here is the stunning cover, made by Asterielly Designs.
THE DARKEST CURSE blurb
Annice’s hair is cursed.
It kills every other living thing it touches.
And no one knows the cure.
Locked away in a tower ever since she can remember, Annice longs to be free to travel and live a normal life. But she knows the outside world must be protected from her, as her mother Gothel always reminds her. She’s even tried cutting her hair off, but the dark magic means it always grows back with a vengeance. Annice passes her days playing music, with only limited visits from her mother.
When the handsome, well-travelled bard Cyrus passes her tower and hears her playing her lyre, Annice knows she shouldn’t get involved with him. But his lifestyle and adventure stories draw her in, and she soon finds herself longing more fiercely for a life outside. When she begins a fresh search for answers about her curse, she unravels a web of deceit that will change everything she thought she knew about love and family.
A fantasy romance novella inspired by the classic Rapunzel. This novella has a sweet romance with implied sex only.
I’m already beavering away writing Book 2, which will be a full-length novel inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story ‘The Little Mermaid’. It’s about Kyra, the little mermaid’s sister, who decides to go to the human world and kill the prince responsible for her sister’s death.
You can pre-order the ebook version of The Darkest Curse now! Click the link below. The paperback version will be available on release day on October 20th for those of you who prefer a physical copy! I’m so excited to share this story and can’t wait to hear what you all think!