Cover reveal | Fair Tales: short stories from the Fair Realm

Hello lovely people, I’ve got a little surprise for you today – I’m revealing the brand new cover of my collection of short stories, Fair Tales!

These stories will be free exclusively to my newsletter subscribers, I’ll be sharing them as and when they’re finished so you’ll be able to collect them all! First up is A Fair Deception, coming 26 June, which was voted for by my subscribers.

Once all five stories are written and edited, the whole collection will also be available to buy from Amazon, but these stories will ALWAYS be free to newsletter subscribers as a huge thank you for supporting me!

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Ready to see the cover and find out more about these stories?

Fair Tales short stories from the Fair Realm

A Fair Deception

A Cinderella-inspired tale of desire and deception set in the Gnome Kingdom.

Spare to the throne, Prince Lonan escapes the tedium of the Gnome Castle to go for a ride through the woods on his trusty steed, River. Whilst out riding and dressed as a commoner, he collides with a mysterious young woman hunting pheasants on the Crown’s land. But neither are quite what they seem…

When worlds collide at the Winter Solstice ball, will the secrets they keep bring them together, or tear them apart?


A Fair Bargain

A tale of revenge and regret, set in the Salamander Kingdom.

When Deirdra discovers her lover’s betrayal at the Summer Solstice festival, she seeks out the help of a dark Solitary creature, rumoured to live deep within the woods.

But can the creature be trusted to keep Deirdra’s dirty secret? Or will the price she is forced to pay for revenge be higher than she ever expected?


A Fair Secret

A tale of desperation with deadly consequences, set in the Celeste Kingdom.

King Rin and Queen Isolt have dreamed for years of a child to love, who will inherit the Celeste throne one day. On the Autumn Equinox, their wish is granted by a hag who promises to deliver a baby to the queen, on the condition that should she ever bear a child of her own, she must hand the infant over to the hag. Desperate with grief, Isolt agrees.

When the child the hag delivers turns out to be difficult and strange, and the queen discovers she is finally carrying a healthy baby, can she discover a way to break the hag’s bargain before it’s too late?


A Fair Vendetta

A Throne of Glass-style assassin story, set in the Sylph Kingdom.

A young Sylph is orphaned at the hands of Celeste guards. Years later, she sets out on a quest for vengeance against those who stole her entire world from her.

As Samhain, and the anniversary of her parents’ death, approaches, she meets her match in a young woman from the wrong side of the Celeste border.

Is her vendetta worth throwing away her one chance at happiness?


A Fair Descent

A sequel to Daughter of the Selkie King, set in the Ondine Kingdom. (SPOILERS FOR DOTSK AHEAD!)

Delta has been living in the Underwater Kingdom ever since that fateful day when she decided to leave her old life on land and join her father, King Malik. But did she make the right choice?

With her father on his deathbed, she must decide whether to accept the selkie crown and cut any remaining ties she has to the world on the surface, or forsake her selkie half and return to her mother and friends in the Ondine Kingdom, never to set foot beneath the waves again.

But before she decides, she’ll have to prove herself in a dangerous ritual on the Spring Equinox, a royal tradition that could risk everything she’s ever loved, both above and below the waves.

I hope you’re as excited for these stories as I am! A Fair Deception will be shared with my newsletter subscribers on 26 June, so if you’re not already subscribed, sign up here.

And the full collection will be available to purchase for 0.99 in 2022!

Lyndsey

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Cover reveal and release date for The Fair Queen

Back in January, I decided to go all in and self publish my debut novel this summer. I worked with a cover designer, booked an editor for April and arranged to have the interior formatted beautifully, and started looking into the pros and cons of Amazon and Ingram Spark.

Then the pandemic hit.

I’m lucky that the virus hasn’t impacted my plans to publish The Fair Queen. I know lots of book releases have been postponed until 2021, and lots of debuts have been launched into the world with more of a quiet cheer than the planned explosion of confetti. It’s not the ideal time to be launching a publishing career, but right now we need stories more than ever. People are reading more, not less, looking for an escape, some adventure, romance, and most importantly, hope.

The Fair Queen is available to preorder on Amazon Kindle now, and will be released on 31 August 2020.

I do hope to have a small launch party at a local cafe, but if that isn’t possible then it won’t be the end of the world. I’ll have a little celebration at home with cake and champagne, and maybe move the launch party onto Instagram Live.

Anyway! You’re here to see the absolutely stunning cover Natalie at Original Book Cover Designs created for me and read the blurb for TFQ, so here you go…

Isn’t it gorgeous? I cannot wait to hold it in my hands in a few short months!

The trees in Hartwood forest are hiding an ancient secret, a door into a magical realm where fairy princes and monsters are one and the same. 

Seventeen-year-old Aria is bored of her small town and dreams of a life filled with excitement and adventure. She’s about to learn the meaning of “be careful what you wish for”. 

After a chilling encounter at the local summer fair, Aria is ripped from her normal life and dragged through the Veil into the Fair Realm by a strange, silver-eyed boy and his band of fairy soldiers. They believe she is the legendary Fair Queen, the subject of a prophecy that promises to unite the war-ravaged realm and bring an end to the centuries-long conflict between the Five Kingdoms.  

But it can’t be true. Can it? 

Beset by terrifying creatures at every turn, and hunted by a tyrannical king who will stop at nothing to prevent the prophecy from coming true, Aria will have to rely on her wits if she’s to escape the Fair Realm with her life. 


I can highly recommend Natalie’s work if you’re looking for a cover designer, whether you want a custom design or are looking for a more affordable option like a premade cover. Check out some of her available designs on her Instagram, @originalbookcoverdesigns.

I’ve also had a book trailer made by my amazing friend Esmée (@esmeeanjou on Instagram) which you can see on my Instagram, along with lots of character and story aesthetics, the opening of the novel and loads of other fun stuff, like my preorder giveaway!

Buy the ebook on Amazon now and you could get a signed copy of the paperback, a bookmark with custom character art by Lina Amarego (@silver_wheel_press_designs) and an unpublished prologue not found anywhere else! You just need to screenshot your proof of purchase and send it to me@lyndseyhallwrites.com.

Thank you so much for all your support so far, I hope you enjoy the book if you read it. And, as you know, reviews are so important for authors so I’d love if you’d leave a comment on Goodreads or Amazon if you do read it. Good or bad! 🙂

Book two, The Solitary King, is well under way and hopefully coming out in 2021!

Lyndsey

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