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The big day has finally arrived, Enchanted Waters is out now, winging its way to kindles all over the world. Beautifully illustrated paperbacks are dropping onto doormats from Canada to Estonia, and everywhere in between and beyond.
This release has surpassed by far any of our wildest dreams, and we have you to thank for that. To everyone who preordered the ebook or bought the paperback, who liked and shared our social media posts, who included EW in their newsletters and reviewed it on your blogs, who told friends and family, or even just bought it to help support Oceana and the charitable initiative.
Thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts and the depths of our souls. You’ve made this release a huge success, and helped us raise hundreds of pounds (or dollars, euros, whatever!) for ocean conservation.
I’ve had the most incredible experience working alongside these amazing writers and humans for the past year, it’s made my debut year as an indie author everything I hoped it would be and so much more. So my thanks also go to Alice Ivinya, Astrid V.J., Jennifer Kropf, N.D.T. Casale, Elena Shelest, Sky Sommers and Ben Lang. Thank you for being the best coauthors a girl could ask for.
If you haven’t decided whether Enchanted Waters is your cup of tea yet, here’s the blurb and the stories included:
What really lies beneath the waves?
Dive into our magical collection of short stories written by award-winning and up-and-coming authors and follow the ocean’s call. Meet murderous kelpies, hear the mermaid’s song, find a kidnapped prince, and explore the beautiful underwater kingdoms. Befriend selkie royalty, break fearsome curses, and swoon as you fall in love. This book is fully illustrated with stunning paintings by Helena Satterthwaite and Elena Shelest.
All profits go to Oceana to support their mission to protect the world’s oceans and promote sustainable fishing.
Daughter of the Selkie King – Lyndsey Hall (that’s me!)
Merrily Merrily – Jennifer Kropf
The Kelpie of Loch Linnhe – Alice Ivinya
The Bridge – Ben Lang
Kiss the Frog – Sky Sommers
Sea Ghost of the Isle – N.D.T. Casale
The Naiad’s Curse – Astrid V.J.
The Arctic Mermaid – N.D.T. Casale
Heartless Melody – Alice Ivinya
The Wishing Well – Elena Shelest
Happy reading friends!
GUYS. I had the privilege of reading an ARC of Girls of Might and Magic, a collection of diverse YA fantasy short stories with diverse characters by a group of incredible authors, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
This anthology is a collaboration between members of the Diverse Books with Magic Facebook group, created to highlight diverse and own voices authors, as well as featuring a wide range of diverse characters. The stories include characters from a range of cultures and ethnicities, as well as differently-abled characters. But these difference aren’t the central plot point, these girls are totally badass heroines caught up in magical and fantastical tales that will grab your attention and keep you guessing until the very last page.
I loved this collection of diverse fantasy stories, I’d been admiring the cover for weeks so when the opportunity to read an advance copy came I practically snatched the authors’ hands off!
I really liked the little added touch of the epigraphs to introduce each story, it felt like a tiny insight into the author and the story. Particular favourites were Wind and Silk by Alice Ivinya, a gorgeous tale of strength, love and dragons set in an Imperial China-inspired world. And Grace and Ghosts by K.R.S. McEntire, I loved the twists and turns in this one, especially that final reveal! Full. Body. Chills.
Most of these authors were new to me, but I’ll definitely be reading more from all of them as I enjoyed every story and can’t wait to see what they write next!
This anthology is perfect for fantasy loving teens and adults alike. I definitely recommend it if you love quick, fun reads with big twists.
Happy reading friends!