SCEPTER OF FIRE Release Day!

Today — Tuesday, May 23rd — SCEPTER OF FIRE releases under the Snowy Wings Publishing imprint.

Right now, the eBook is available to download for free if you can access Kindle Unlimited — only $2.99 otherwise.  The paperback is $10.99.

Buy your copy here:  Amazon

She’s the ugly duckling in a family of swans. But Varna Lund is determined to live a life that matters.

Ridiculed by the young men of her village, Varna vows she’ll become the finest healer in the land. The skills she’s learned from her ancient mentor prove vital when she encounters Erik Stahl, a young soldier who deserted the battlefield to carry an injured friend to safety. Aided by her sister Gerda, she cares for the soldiers in secret.

When betrayal catapults the four young people into life on the run, Varna encounters her former mentor—now revealed as the sorcerer, Sten Rask. Seeking an enchanted mirror that offers unlimited power, Rask appears determined to seduce Varna to his side.

To protect their country, Varna and her companions form an alliance with a former Snow Queen, a scholar, and an enchantress. But when Rask tempts her with beauty and power, Varna’s heart becomes a battlefield. Caught between loyalty to her companions and a man whose kisses ignite a fire on her lips, Varna must choose—embrace her own desires, or fight for a society that’s always spurned her.

 

CROWN OF ICE Release Day!

 

Today — Tuesday, May 9th — the second edition of CROWN OF ICE comes out, now published by Snowy Wings Publishing!

There’s not only a gorgeous new cover and formatting, but also some revised content.

Right now, the eBook is available to download for free if you can access Kindle Unlimited — only $2.99 otherwise.  The paperback is $8.99.

Buy your copy here:  Amazon

 

 

 

 

Snow Queen Thyra Winther is immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.

Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. She kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time melting away she needs all the help she can steal.

A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles.

Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts — to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s love, the thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could prove her ultimate undoing.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” CROWN OF ICE is set in a nineteenth-century Scandinavia where magic is as real, as dangerous, and as powerful, as war and love.

 

 

#CoverReveal for CROWN OF ICE & SCEPTER OF FIRE frm @SnowyWingsPub

Welcome to the cover reveal for the first two books in my Mirror of Immortality series — CROWN OF ICE and SCEPTER OF FIRE. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, the series is set in a nineteenth-century Scandinavia where magic is as real, as dangerous, and as powerful, as war and love.

Both books will be published by Snowy Wings Publishing in May — CROWN on May 9th and SCEPTER on May 23rd.

The covers were designed by Deranged Doctor Design. I love these covers so much!  They perfectly capture the tone of each book while also working as a series.

So, without further ado, here are the covers…

Snow Queen Thyra Winther is immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.

Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. She kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time melting away she needs all the help she can steal.

A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles.

Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts — to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s love, the thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could prove her ultimate undoing.

Preorder eBook on Amazon!

She’s the ugly duckling in a family of swans. But Varna Lund is determined to live a life that matters.

Ridiculed by the young men of her village, Varna vows she’ll become the finest healer in the land. The skills she’s learned from her ancient mentor prove vital when she encounters Erik Stahl, a young soldier who deserted the battlefield to carry an injured friend to safety. Aided by her sister Gerda, she cares for the soldiers in secret.

When betrayal catapults the four young people into life on the run, Varna encounters her former mentor—now revealed as the sorcerer, Sten Rask. Seeking an enchanted mirror that offers unlimited power, Rask appears determined to seduce Varna to his side.

To protect their country, Varna and her companions form an alliance with a former Snow Queen, a scholar, and an enchantress. But when Rask tempts her with beauty and power, Varna’s heart becomes a battlefield. Caught between loyalty to her companions and a man whose kisses ignite a fire on her lips, Varna must choose—embrace her own desires, or fight for a society that’s always spurned her.

Preorder eBook on Amazon!

You can also add both books to your Goodreads TBR now!

CROWN OF ICE

SCEPTER OF FIRE

 

 

Mark Your Calendars for 3/22 #CoverReveal for My Fairy Tale Retellings!

On Wednesday (March 22nd) I and Snowy Wings Publishing will be revealing the covers for CROWN OF ICE and SCEPTER of FIRE, the first two books in my THE MIRROR OF IMMORTALITY series.

The covers will be revealed here on my blog, as well as the Snowy Wings Publishing blog, and several other blogs!

These are fantasy novels, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, THE SNOW QUEEN, THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER, and THE UGLY DUCKLING.

The covers were designed by Deranged Doctor Design, and they are truly gorgeous!

Teaser images to whet your appetite:

 

 

 

Welcome to 2017 — The Year of BOOKS!

I am dubbing 2017 “The Year of Books” because I will be releasing at least 4 books in 2017!

THE LIGHT FROM OTHER SUNS will release in March, and its sequel, THE DARK OF OTHER SKIES in April from White Tulip Press. These are Book One and Book Two in THE OTHERS scifi trilogy.

CROWN OF ICE (2nd, revised ed.) will be published by Snowy Wings Publishing in early May, and its sequel, SCEPTER OF FIRE, in late May. These are Book One and Book Two in THE MIRROR OF IMMORTALITY fantasy trilogy.

I may also release a new version of FACSIMILE in late 2017 or early 2018, so stay tuned for more information on that.

Of course, I plan to write more books as well — including the third book in THE OTHERS trilogy, THE ECHO OF OTHER EARTHS, and the third book in THE MIRROR OF IMMORTALITY series, ORB OF LIGHT. My goal is to release both of those books in 2018.

I have a few more writing projects planned as well — including completing my YA Fantasy, THE DIAMOND THIMBLE, and perhaps another cozy mystery under my penname, Victoria Gilbert.

So, for me, 2017 will definitely be a year for the books!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! Here’s to much joy and success in the next year!

 

 

Dec. 21: #SnowyWingsChallenge

Favorite “winter” animal?

Reindeer, of course!  #SnowyWingsChallenge

This is Bae. He is the enchanted (talking and flying!) reindeer in CROWN OF ICE and the rest of the Mirror of Immortality series.

He’s wise, and loyal, and, along with Luki the wolf, just as an important as many of the human characters in the series.

bae

Dec. 14: #SnowyWingsChallenge

Written/planning holiday stories?

No, never written any, although I did write an entire book set in a world of ice and snow! (CROWN OF ICE) #SnowyWingsChallenge

The second edition of CROWN OF ICE will be published by Snowy Wings Publishing this May!

This is my protagonist, Thyra Winther and her wolf companion, Luki, from CROWN OF ICE, as illustrated by artist Anne Drury:

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I do think I may consider writing a holiday story involving my cozy mystery characters one day!