Hi friends! I’ve got a big favour to ask of you today, but don’t worry, it won’t cost you a penny.
Our latest charity anthology, Enchanted Forests, is currently in second place in the All Author Cover Contest, and we’d really appreciate your vote.
We’re neck and neck with another cover and it’s going to be a close run thing all the way to the end, so all support is really appreciated!
Click the cover below to vote:
Thank you so much if you voted! As a charity anthology, we don’t take any royalties as all profits go to the Rainforest Foundation, and therefore we can’t afford to spend much on advertising Enchanted Forests. The first prize of free advertising for the book would help us to reach so many more readers and raise a lot more money for forest conservation. As of right now, we’ve raised over $560 for the Rainforest Foundation, and voting for our cover in the contest will help us to reach our goal of $1,000 raised in the first year.
Hi friends! There’s just two weeks until my next charity anthology, Enchanted Forests, is released, and today I want to give you a sneak peek at the absolutely beautiful artwork Elena Shelest has created for our stories. Plus, a little summary of each tale to give you a flavour of the anthology.
When Estheryn overhears the royal family’s secrets, it’s her father who pays the price, resulting in a careless murder that propels her to do the unthinkable: disobey the direct order of the Prince of Persianna and enter the forest.
In this retelling of Erutan’s Celtic song, The Willow Maid, a woodcutter follows a song into the forbidden depths of the forest and finds himself tangled in a deadly conflict between the Willow Daughter and the Forest Father.
One Fair Eve by Lyndsey Hall (that’s me!)
Pip’s desire to escape his impoverished mining town and play piano in the world’s most prestigious concert halls leads to a bargain that could spell his doom. Are three years of fame and fortune worth the price he’ll pay – an eternity as the Goblin King?
And there you have it! If those brief blurbs and the stunning artwork haven’t sold you on Enchanted Forests, then nothing will! Except, maybe, the fact that we’re donating all profits to the Rainforest Foundation to support their work preventing deforestation and working with indigenous communities who rely on the forests for income and resources.
We’ve smashed our preorder goal (and honestly any expectation we ever had is on the floor in tatters, and we couldn’t be prouder!) but we’d still love to raise even more money for this incredible organisation. So if you can spare $2.99 and you love folklore and fairytale inspired fantasy stories, then you can still preorder Enchanted Forests here: https://mybook.to/Enchanted-Forests
Or, you can wait until release day, 1 July, and buy the beautiful paperback!
And get ready for an exciting announcement next week about our next project…
June 5 is World Environment Day, and I’m here to tell you how you can help us save the world, one book at a time.
TL;DR Buy charity anthologies and get some fantastic short stories in exchange for a donation to an environmental charity.
Protect the Oceans
Enchanted Waters is a collection of ten short fantasy stories featuring water magic and piscine mythical creatures, from kelpies, ashrays and mermaids to selkies, naiads and even snow pirates. All profits from the sale of Enchanted Waters go to Oceana to support their mission of cleaning up the world’s oceans, promoting sustainable fishing and protecting sealife and coastal communities. Since release, we have raised over $600 for Oceana and hope to continue donating as much as possible to this worthy cause.
Enchanted Forests features ten brand-new fantasy stories by the bestselling, award-winning and up-and-coming authors behind Enchanted Waters. Featuring magical woodlands, mystical forests and a whole host of fantastic beasts, these stories can all be read as standalone, although some may feature characters you’ll know from Enchanted Waters or the authors other works. All profits from the sale of Enchanted Forests will go to the Rainforest Foundation, furthering their work to protect the rainforests, support indigenous communities who rely on the forests for resources and income, and reducing deforestation.
Our third anthology, coming June 2023, will be titled Enchanted Flames, and all profits will go to a charity working to help communities prone to wildfires. Keep an eye out as preorders will open very soon!