Rora Nepas has a dream, to leave the lonely piece of storm battered seashore that she has called home for too many years. Letting the legacy of being a thief’s daughter fade into the dust of her slowly crumbling cottage, if only she could control the impulse to steal everything that glitters.
Cyraes is the mysterious eight legged merman who washes ashore, dripping blue blood from a serious injury and bound in seaweed. Bringing with him the ultimate temptation, a beautiful jeweled hairpin that tempts Rora’s will. For so long, she had dreamed of nothing but the stars guiding her on a journey all her own. Now she has a new friendship built on lies, but as the threat of the blistering storms battering the coast grows ever stronger. It will only be a matter of time before walls fall down and a choice will be made.
Will she choose her collection of precious treasures and lies? Or will she choose a new life exploring the world under the sea?
Meet Clair Gardenwell
A life long lover of reading, Clair is a classic introvert that loves animals, a cool glass of lemonade, and a a thick book on her lap. She is always on the hunt for an idea for her next novel, her inspiration frequently coming after a nap or a binge of her favorite shows.
Her Favorite Fairytale is Beauty and the Beast.
She adores Pikachu with all her heart.
Owls are her spirit animal.
Her preferred snacks are yogurt covered craisins and cheez doodles.
Do not take her cup of Diet Dr. Pepper, Coffee, or Tea out of her hand or you will meet a human puddle.
She vowed she’d never return to Faerie… But vows were made to be broken.
As a human girl, Chloe is perfectly happy being back in the mortal realm where she belongs. She’s even become the town apothecary. When a fae from her past shows up begging her to return to Faerie, she utterly refuses.
But then she finds out an angry group of mortals are using iron to hold an entire castle full of fae hostage. And of course, the hostages include Chloe’s older sister and her sister’s beloved.
Reluctantly, Chloe packs a bag for what is supposed to be a short trip to Faerie.
But the mortals are more powerful than she expected. To fuel them, they have weapons, flames, and revenge. They won’t stop until they control every court in Faerie.
With the help of a new and mysterious magic and a devastatingly handsome fae companion, Chloe has to save Faerie before her sister and the other fae are killed.
If you like the rich world building of Throne of Glass, the enemies to lovers romance of Once Upon a Broken Heart, and the mythical creatures and twisty plot of The Cruel Prince, then you’ll devour Kay L. Moody’s breathtaking new young adult epic fantasy series.
Flame and Crystal Thorns is the first book in a new YA fae romance series. This is a spin off of The Fae of Bitter Thorn series by Kay L. Moody. It features a few appearances and minor spoilers from The Fae of Bitter Thorn, but it also stands alone as its own series. It can be read without any prior knowledge or reading of The Fae of Bitter Thorn.
Buy Flame and Crystal Thorns to enter the magical world of Faerie!
Meet Kay L. Moody
Kay L. Moody is the YA fantasy author of COURT OF BITTER THORN and THE ELEMENTS OF THE CROWN. Her books feature rich world building, slow burn romance, mythical creatures, and twisty plots.
As a lover of strong female characters, books, and the color pink, she enjoys diving into magical worlds where characters can overcome even their darkest struggles. She lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. Connect with Kay directly when you follow her on social media @kaylmoody
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Meet Dex Long, the last of the dragon shifters.
Or so he thought…
His curiosity piqued when the High Council of the Supernatural summoned him to the quaint little coastal town of Pyreshore, New Hampshire. The secret letter held more than just an offer to become a Keeper of Knowledge, a prestigious title, it held the hope that Dex might finally be able to find others like him. And in turn, a mate.
Being a bachelor wasn’t all that bad on the outside, but it was all a show. With the Council dangling an opportunity for him to learn more about his race, it was hard to ignore. Never did he imagine his journey would lead him to the one woman who could unravel everything, every secret, every hidden treasure, all within her grasp.
In the end he will have to make a choice, hold the secrets, or claim her as his own.
After all, every secret needs a Keeper.
The Keepers of Knowledge Series
10 books, 10 authors, 10 keepers, 1 shared world
Meet M.R. Polish
M.R. Polish has been writing since she was a young girl. She would tell her stories to anyone who would listen until she discovered she could put them onto paper.
Out on the ocean is her favorite place to be and would live on a cruise ship if she could, traveling the world, but alas, adulting and responsibilities keep her grounded.
M.R. is happily married to someone who would gladly follow her onto a ship and sail away. They have four kids, who might be more adventurous jet-setters than their mother.
“Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!” ~ M.R. Polish
She is a wizard. He is a normal human. She knows that these sweet moments will soon be just a dream.
Iman has respected and obeyed her grandfather Charles and his teachings all through her young life and for this reason Charles trusts her to always be responsible and keep the wizard code of conduct close to her heart, especially the ruling whereby a wizard can never fall in love with an ordinary human. He even gifts her a magical red diamond to keep all humans away from her.
But Troy is so irresistible. This science nerd is the hottest guy in class, and Iman is happy to be scientifically examined by him. Whatever it takes, she wants him! Nothing can hold her back, not even the red diamond!
Charles is not your typical grandfather. As the chief wizard, he is not someone you can easily outwit. Will Iman be able to keep him in the dark about her relationship with Troy? What price is she going to pay for breaking the code? What mystical power does the red diamond hold?
Grab your copy of this soul-stirring fantasy romance now!
Ejoma and Thavos are immortal and human realms, held separate from one another by a magical barrier. Ejoma is a world of magic, danger, and beauty that humans have long forgotten exists. The shimana can change their shape or bend the elements to their will, and have filled their countless years with learning. Thavos is a world of science and machines. Always striving to invent new things and understand the world around them, humans became strong.
Balance has been maintained between the two realms for millennia, for the safety of immortals and humans alike. But a deadly enemy is growing steadily more powerful with dark magic. Soon, neither realm will be safe.
This series of novellas and short stories will introduce you to:
Shauna, an ordinary human dragged across the barrier, who comes face to face with beings she thought only existed in stories. As confusing and strange as this new world is to her, she can’t help her fascination with Ori, a powerful immortal who manifests wishes and hears the dreams and desires of others. When a rogue group of immortals takes an interest in her accidental jump across the barrier, can Ori protect her?
Rina sees a mysterious man reach out to her in her dreams with such a heartbreaking smile that she can’t help but wish he were real. A commander who leads one of the contingents of warriors in the capital city, she should push him out of her mind and focus on her work, but she can’t forget him. When she’s sent to defend a city under siege by rogue immortals, she hears a familiar name…Isaro. How far is she willing to go for him?
Future ruler or not, Mayun would rather die than be stuck with her protector, Toren, while she trains to master her alternate form. He’s overbearing, annoying, and has made it clear that he thinks she’s unfit to become ruler. So why does he seem so determined to stay by her side? And why can’t she stop fantasizing about him? When the enemy begins targeting her, can Mayun and Toren set aside their issues long enough to escape?
Bonus Materials: Also included are a glossary, a bit of the history of Ejoma, and teaser standalone chapters for future books. For the full glossary and history, and blog exclusive behind the scenes material, please visit paigeaddams.wordpress.com