Now Available: The Wrong Fairy Tale

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It’s here!

My next book in the Spirit Lake series is here, ready to be downloaded to your eReaders! I’m super excited to share my next “baby” with the world: The Wrong Fairy Tale. Here’s the synopsis:

Being a hero is not such an easy job after all.

It’s junior year, and Alex and her friends are just trying to survive high school: boring homework, detention, crushes…and a fateful journey through a portal to another planet—you know, the usual. Despite being average California teenagers, this group of six finds themselves on a return trip to the strange land of Cantelia, where their Spirit Guide, Goden, has sent them. This time, they appear near the Alfaran Forest: a place, where, once again, many inhabitants claim these kids are the Chosen Ones and that they will help to find a solution for ridding the forest of a new kind of horror.

Will the teens have the courage to fight the real enemy? Or will they be forever trapped on Cantelia?

 

Quick info for The Wrong Fairy Tale:

Genre: YA/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Publisher: Cosby Media Productions

Appropriate for: Ages 14+

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Buy Links:

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–>Paperback editions for Spirit Lake and The Wrong Fairy Tale will be available July 14th.

 

By the way, if you don’t have an eReader, you can download the Kindle app for FREE for your smartphone, tablet, or computer by clicking HERE.

Thank you so much, dear readers, for your continual support of my work. Because of you, I actually have an audience. And, I hope you guys enjoy my latest book! I’m currently writing book #3 in the Spirit Lake series, Freak Show, and can’t wait until it’s finished and ready to be shared. 😉

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Teaser Tuesday: The Wrong Fairy Tale

Hey, everyone! This week, I am hoping to get through edits of my up-and-coming second book, The Wrong Fairy Tale! Super excited to share it with everyone, and let readers know what has been happening to the characters from my first book, Feast Island.

Since I am nearing completion of TWFT, I wanted to share another teaser with you all. It has a new character, Queen Eliri, in it. Click HERE to view a picture of the Queen (at least, how I picture her) on Pinterest. Hope you enjoy!

The Wrong Fairy Tale Teaser

The golden plate on her wall began to ripple, drawing Queen Eliri out of her thoughts. Diegen was always prompt with their meeting times. It was the only thing she could expect from him.

“Lord Diegen, what a pleasure,” she said, sounding bored.

“Eliri, there is no need to lie; let us do without the formalities. I am very busy, so tell me why you have summoned me.” His eyes were glossy, and it was hard to remember what his face looked like if she were not looking right at it.

The Queen cleared her throat, trying to find the strength to confront him. “It has come to my attention that you have lied to me.”

“Accusations this early in the morning? Please, enlighten me.”

“You promised me power—greater power than what I already had possessed. And yet, my power is waning. We made a deal and you have not upheld it.” Now, she was irate and only felt anger rather than fear, although she was facing a being so powerful, he could kill her from thousands of miles away.

Diegen’s face began to morph into sharper lines and angles; his pupils started to expand, bleeding into his irises and eradicating all the blue color. Had Eliri been able to see his fingers, she would have witnessed their transformation into very long and bony extensions that had just a thin layer of skin left on them.

Suddenly, Eliri found it hard to breathe. Her veins felt constricted, and when she looked at her hands, she saw that her fingertips were swelling and becoming red. Her tongue ballooned, and she couldn’t think clearly. However, she managed to use what power she still did possess and fought back against Diegen’s display of control over her. When she thought she could no longer hold him at bay, he released his hold on her. The Queen coughed and wheezed as she gulped much needed air.

“So you do have power after all. Enough power to resist me.” His eyes became a cool blue once more, and his features relaxed back to their normal state.

“My people are losing their power and you have weakened me,” she rasped, rubbing the front of her neck.

“On the contrary, my Queen, you are responsible for that. I promised you power, and so you shall have it—when our deal is fulfilled, and so long as you behave. You, of all beings on Cantelia, should know that when the balance of any land is disturbed, there are consequences. If you do not have enough resources to restore the balance yourself, then you should have thought about such things before making promises to me. Have I made myself clear?”

“You have made yourself extremely clear,” Eliri spat, mustering all the strength she had in order to stand tall.

Teaser Tuesday!

Hello, lovely readers!

Thought it’d be fun to post a teaser of my work-in-progress: The Wrong Fairy Tale (book 2 of the Spirit Lake Series). I’m closer to finishing the first draft, and should have a release date to announce very soon. Hooray! Happy Tuesday, and enjoy this (unedited) snippet:

From a scene between Geoffrey and Alex; Geoffrey’s POV

“What’s so funny?” I asked.

“You,” she said, shaking her head. “Ben’s pretty protective over me, but I’m sure you already know that. He’s just a good friend, that’s all. And I’m not surprised at your response to him. I would’ve paid to see that conversation. But what’s done is done. Tomorrow’s a new day, and Ethalo is going to teach us how to fight properly. Just duke it out with Ben or something, and then become friends—like all you boys do.” She put her arm through mine. “You and I both have tempers that fly without warning, huh?”

I smiled as we continued walking towards our tent area. “I guess we do,” I agreed. “But you have more control than I. And you’re way nicer.”

“Why, thank you, Geoffrey. That’s probably the nicest comment you’ve made to me today. Except for the whole, ‘I care about you’ thing. Did you really mean that?” she asked when we got to the top of the stairs.

“Yeah,” I whispered. We had stopped walking and were standing in the middle of the common area.

“Good,” she whispered back. “Maybe you can take my KP duties for the rest of our time here, then,” she said while squeezing my arm.

“Hey, that’s not what I meant when I said I cared,” I argued, a little too loudly. But she was already walking away into the girls’ section. I stared after her until she disappeared and shook my head. Chicks were so confusing.

Hope you liked that! And don’t forget–I’ve created some Spirit Lake Series boards on Pinterest, if you’d like to see what I use as visual inspiration.

Here are the links:

http://www.pinterest.com/helachick/the-wrong-fairytale-inspiration/

http://www.pinterest.com/helachick/spirit-lake-series/

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For reference, The Wrong Fairy Tale takes place in the Alfaran Forest.