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.



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!

The Fair Queen is FREE until 19 July!

Happy July friends! Download The Fair Queen for FREE until Monday, click here to grab your copy.

Happy reading, and if you do enjoy my book, I’d absolutely love it if you left a review on Amazon, Goodreads or Bookbub, or anywhere you like to review books.




Review: Girls of Might and Magic

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.

Stories in this collection

  1. Heartburn by E. M. Lacey
  2. Wind and Silk by Alice Ivinya
  3. Grace and Ghosts by K. R. S. McEntire
  4. Faith by Sudha Kuruganti
  5. The Outside by C. C. Solomon
  6. Daughter of Soil and Gold by Meghan Rhine
  7. Check Yourself by Kat Zaccard
  8. A Meeting in the Woods by Nicole Givens Kurtz
  9. Pretty Young Things by LaLa Leo
  10. Funnel Cake by Amanda Ross
  11. Outcast by D. L. Howard
  12. Serenity Dawn by C. I. Raiyne
  13. The Cursed Gift by Courtney Dean
  14. Chasing Waves by Kendra Merritt
  15. Sight by Tamika Brown
  16. Memories of Magic by Ashley Ford

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!