The Solitary King, The Fair Chronicles #2 cover reveal!

The day is finally here, I’m so excited to share the cover of book two in The Fair Chronicles with you.

Introducing the cover of The Solitary King!

Blurb

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…

When Aria returns to the Fair Realm to attend a ball at the Salamander castle, it isn’t long before things take a turn for the deadly.

With her father’s home in ashes and her newfound family reduced to dust, Aria finds herself King Auberon’s captive once more. Deep within the mountains that border the Celeste Kingdom, Aria is powerless to fight back, her newly-discovered abilities suppressed by the weight of the rock that surrounds her. But when a Celeste guard whispers about rebellion and promises to help her escape, Aria is desperate to trust him.

Crown Prince Xander returns home to the Gnome castle, laden with grief for his brother and father, and dreading the day he will be crowned king. Preparations are underway for his marriage and coronation, but thoughts of the girl he betrayed trouble him day and night. Until the morning of his wedding, when a note arrives that Aria has been taken by Auberon once more, and Xander is forced to choose between his life of duty and obedience, and what he believes is right.

Return to the Fair Realm and lose yourself in book two of The Fair Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Holly Black’s Folk of the Air series.


The Solitary King follows both Aria and Xander as they try to come to terms with the events of The Fair Queen, whilst also facing new threats and growing tension between the Five Kingdoms. Can Aria ever forgive Xander for his betrayal, and will he be able to protect her from the forces that wish to prevent the prophecy of the legendary Fair Queen coming true?

Preorder it now for just 99c/77p and find out on 31 January 2022!

Paperback and hardcover versions will be available from release day, and an audio book will be coming later in 2022!

Lyndsey

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PS. Not read The Fair Queen yet? Click here to get your copy now!

Enchanted Forests cover reveal!

Today, I’m super excited to share the stunning cover of Enchanted Forests with you!

Enchanted Forests is the follow up to my 2021 anthology, Enchanted Waters, which features eight authors telling ten stories of mythical water creatures and magic, whilst also raising funds for an ocean conservation charity.

Enchanted Forests will follow in EW’s footsteps by raising money for woodland conservation by featuring stories by eleven authors that focus on the magical creatures and folk who inhabit the woods.

Ready to see the cover?

What do you think? Didn’t Emily’s World of Design do an incredible job? It was a really collaborative process in which we all got to make suggestions and give feedback, which was really fun. And I’m so happy with the final result.

In addition to the EW gang of me, Astrid V.J., Alice Ivinya, Jennifer Kropf, N.D.T. Casale, Sky Summers, Elena Shelest and Ben Lang, we’ve been joined by a few more authors for this next anthology, including Ashley Steffenson, Xander Cross and Fox Rogers. I’ll be introducing you to these awesome indie authors soon.

I’m so excited to share more about my story and the rest of this collection with you over the next ten months! If you’re already sold, you can preorder the book now for the special early bird price of 99c/77p, just click here or on the cover to go to Amazon and prepare to find EF in your Kindle on 1 July 2022.

Not quite sold yet? Here’s the official blurb:

If you go down to the woods today…
You’d better not go alone…

Discover the secret world between the trees where fairies, unicorns and even monsters dwell. Take a stroll through enchanted woods and dance with pixies and dryads by the light of the stars. Escape Baba Yaga and fall in love with a prince in disguise. Taste the fruit at the goblin market and be whisked away on a magical adventure.
Between ancient trees, find beauty, danger and adventure in these enchanting short stories by award-winning, best-selling, and up-and-coming fantasy authors.

Enchanted Forests is fully illustrated by the talented Elena Shelest.

All profits from this anthology will be donated to charity to support woodland and forest conservation.

Alternatively, if you’d love to get an advance review copy, you can join our Facebook fan group and sign up to be on our review team! The form for ARCs will be released a little closer to release day, so join us now and we’ll keep you in the loop.

Thanks friends! We’re excited to share these stories with you and the incredible illustrations Elena is creating to complement each story.

Lyndsey

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P.S. If you haven’t snapped up your copy of Enchanted Waters yet, hang on a couple more days, because it’s going to be on sale from 18 Aug!

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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