Two awesomely exciting things today, lovelies! <3
I am so thrilled and happy to announce my first ever PRE-ORDER! I know you guys were looking forward to the very first print volume of THE BENEVOLENCE TALES, so I wanted to give you the chance to pre-order the print volume AND get a free eReader file at the same time! This is an experiment for me, so we’ll see what you guys think of it! :)
You can pre-order the first volume of THE BENEVOLENCE TALES here at our Etsy shop! The print volume will be shipped to you when I get them in my hands (I’ll be the first to get them, so you’ll be the first to receive them!), AND your eReader file will probably be sent to you before the official release date of this Wednesday! <3
ALSO, today I finally reveal the COVER for the first volume! It comes with a STORY:
Two of our best and dearest friends are the artist Katie Raynes and her fiber-artist wife, Rachel Gogan, of Cerulean Tree Studios. They are two of the most amazing, lovely people you could ever meet, and I’ve been in love with Katie’s art since we first met. <3 I knew from the beginning that I wanted her to illustrate the volumes of the Benevolence Tales, and when I asked her, she wonderfully agreed. <3 Katie humbles me constantly with her enthusiasm and love for Isabella and Emily, and it came through so clearly in the illustration for this, the first volume, that it took my breath away.
Without further ado, I am incredibly pleased to introduce the cover for the first volume of the Benevolence Tales, art by Katie Raynes. <3 (Also, WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE ILLUSTRATION FOR ALICE ON THE BACK COVER. <3)
Enter the magical world of Isabella Fox, mediocre witch for hire, and Emily Deer, outcast shapeshifter, and the charming little town of Benevolence, where these two women-in-love make their home. The Benevolence Tales, Volume 1 is a compilation of the full first three novellas in the Benevolence Tales series:
ONE SOLSTICE NIGHT:
Isabella Fox has just moved to the charming little town of Benevolence. As the new village magicmaker, she’s expected to cast only one spell a year in the sleepy village–something not even she could mess up. When Isabella meets the mysterious outcast shapeshifter, Emily, love begins to grow between the two women, but the chill of winter forewarns that not all is well in Benevolence.
ONE IMBOLC GLOAMING:
When the winter festival of Imbolc draws near, Isabella makes preparations for her yearly pilgrimage to Lunarose Abbey, where she and her friends, since their Academy days, have always participated in the annual Imbolc play and kept candlelit vigil to the Rose Goddess. This year, Isabella asks Emily to come with her but warns her about the abbey’s odd quirks–like the fact that it’s haunted by a lovelorn ghost…
And ONE OSTARA SUNRISE:
Every year on Ostara, all the townsfolk of Benevolence journey to nearby Mirror Lake, where they peer into the depths of the waters to see a moment of happiness from their coming year. But the lake itself is not enchanted–the creature that descends from the mountaintop and blesses the lake is what gives it its magic. This year, for the first time in millennia, the creature has not come, and Isabella and Emily make the treacherous journey to the top of the mountain, the advent of spring and the end of winter hanging in the balance.
The Benevolence Tales, Volume 1 also includes a never-before-published short story featuring the origin of Isabella’s Familiar, Alice; an introduction by the author; and a few more enchanting extras!