Heart of the Fae

Let’s FINALLY talk about what this newest book is about yeah?

I know a lot of people have been waiting for me to write a blurb on what you can expect from this series, so let’s get that show on the road. But first and foremost, take a second to enjoy this stunning cover.

YEAH. IT’S GORGEOUS.

And because I’m sure you’ll want to know the official blurb –

Once upon a time…

A plague sweeps across the emerald hills of Uí Néill, leaving a young midwife’s father with months to live. To save her people, Sorcha makes a deal with a dangerous Fae. She must travel across the sea, through merrow and kelpie lands, to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne.

Born king of the Seelie Fae, Eamonn fought battles unnumbered to uphold honor, duty, and freedom… until his twin brother sank a blade between his shoulders. Crystals grew from the wound, splitting open skin and bone. His people banished him to a cursed isle for his disfigurement, now king of criminals and fools.

With the help of brownies, pixies, and will-o’-the-wisps, Sorcha battles to break through his crystalline shell and persuade him to take back his stolen throne.

This determined beauty could come dangerously close to stealing his beastly heart.

Now that we got that over with, let’s chat about what the book is about!

There’s a little cookie trail of information all over my blog, but if you haven’t been reading those then you’ll likely be totally lost.

Heart of the Fae is my newest adventure into taking old Fairytales and mixing them with traditional Irish mythology. The first two books, Heart of the Fae and (as of now unreleased name) will be about Sorcha and Eamonn. This book was split into part 1 and part 2 because of the length and will be released within 2-3 weeks of each other. Never fear! You’ll get the second book by the time you finish the first.

Disclaimer! I am not a historian, and I don’t want this book to feel like a historical romance. Ireland is referred to as Ui Neill, which was a territory in Ireland for a long time. There’s no specific time period of this book, and it’s really an amalgamation of a bunch of different time periods, clothing, and religious movements. If you want an entirely realistic romantic novel, I suggest you read Outlander.

So what’s this book about? This is a Beauty and the Beast retelling where a local midwife, Sorcha, makes a deal with a faerie to save her father. She is sent across the sea to an isle which can only be seen every seven years. Hy-Brasil.

I’m a huge fan of beasts that are actually beasts. There are too many batb retellings out there with a male character who has one tiny scar on his face and “HE’S TOO UGLY TO LOVE”. Nerp. Not my style.

Eamonn, who throughout most of the book is referred to as Stone, has a bit of a…. well we’ll call it a condition. Whenever his skin is cut, he cracks open like a geode. Stones, crystals, and opals run in fissures all over his body. He’s a rather wonderful character, and inspired heavily by Mr. Darcy if he knew how to fight.

And of course, what would happen if Mr. Darcy met a redhead who puts her foot down on every occasion possible.

Part 1 and Part 2 will be released in December (it may be December 15th and January 1st, don’t quote me on the December thing).

If you have any questions, I’m all ears and happy to answer them!

WRITING UPDATES

  • Heart of the Fae is in the editors hands!
  • Part 2 (secret name is secret) is well into Chapter 2 and currently sits at 11,000 words. I’m shooting for 15,000 today but we’ll see. Labor day and all

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