Borrowed Magic

*Adelaide has a penchant for mishap, but this one left her with magical powers.*

Adelaide is kind, generous, and probably cursed. After several failed betrothals and a history of being too near disaster, her father banishes her to the distant village of Cabbage. At 18, Adelaide is looking at spending the rest of her days in castle ruins with a grumpy old wizard, but her life gets upended again when an accident leaves her endowed with magical powers. The problem is she has no idea how to use them, and no one is willing to teach her except a ghost who only appears in her dreams. Adelaide wants to prevent marauders from destroying Cabbage, and find happiness for herself, the wizard, and her new pet griffin. But trouble is never far behind, and Adelaide must use her magic carefully before she loses everything, again.

Based on a fairy tale, this story is nestled in the forests of medieval Wales. Filled with human foibles and snappy dialogue, it follows the journey of a young woman learning to love where she will be loved in return.

Meet Ava Reese

Ava Reese is the author of the new novel Borrowed Magic. She loves dry humor, flawed characters, and obscure historical details. Despite holding a degree in History, Ava strives to be a useful member of society. She enjoys gardening, drinking tea, and planning her survival methods in case a time warp sends her back to the 12th century.

Intuition: A Fantasy Austen Retelling

A man does not recover from such a devotion to such a woman. He ought not; he does not.

As a spinster daughter of a wealthy landowner, Evaine Elloch is a disappointment to her family. She has weak magic, little beauty, and no romantic prospects. When her father’s spend-thrift ways force the family to rent out their home and move to Bath, it opens a door to both possibility and dread, for the man Evaine loved seven years ago steps back into her life. 

Now a wealthy mage captain, Balan Wynterval believes he has no interest in the quiet and plain Evaine who refused his marriage proposal when he was but a poor lieutenant.  Yet, as they are thrown together by circumstance, he struggles to ignore the attraction he feels for her. 

When an evil mage threatens the Elloch family, Evaine turns to Balan for help. Will he be able to overcome his pride, or will he also fall prey to the Mage’s magical influence and lose Evaine forever?

This magical retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion will delight and thrill fans of Jane Austen and fantasy alike. All books in the Magical Regency series are stand-alone novels and can be read in any order. 

Read the others in the series:

Book 1: Power and Prestige by Sarah L. McConkie
Book 2: Ember by Jae Wiley
Book 3: Intuition by Grace J. Croy
Book 4: Secrets and Splendor by MeLisa Stone
Book 5: Northanger Haunting by Jae Wiley
Book 6: Bronwyn by Grace J. Croy


Meet Grace J Croy

Grace was born, raised, and now settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. She lives with her sweet cats in a little house at the bottom of a little mountain, where the snow piles high in the winter.

She graduated with a BA in English from Utah State University, and then went on to study Library and Information Science from Emporia State University. When she’s not writing, she works as a librarian. It’s the second-best job in the world–she gets paid to buy books, plan awesome community events, and advise readers on what books to try next. Creating stories is, of course, the best job in the world.

The Stolen Kingdom

How can she protect her kingdom, if she can’t protect herself?

Princess Arie never expected to manifest a Jinni’s Gift. When she begins to hear the thoughts of those around her, she hides it to the best of her ability. But to her dismay, the Gift is growing out of control.

When a neighboring king tries to force her hand in marriage and steal her kingdom, discovery becomes imminent. Just one slip could cost her throne. And her life.

A lamp, a heist, and a Jinni hunter’s crew of thieves are her only hope for removing this Gift–and she must remove it before she’s exposed. Or die trying.

The Stolen Kingdom is a loose “Aladdin” retelling. Set in a world that humans share with Mermaids, Dragons, and the elusive Jinni, this isn’t the fairytale you remember…

PRAISE FOR THE STOLEN KINGDOM:

“A dainty princess and a friendly genie are replaced with a tough heroine who fights back and a magical race everyone fears in this addicting fairy tale twist on Aladdin.”
– Vivien Reis, author of The Elysian Prophecy

“A beautifully whimsical story in a new fantasy retelling series, which pays lovely homage to its predecessor. The Stolen Kingdom is a creative take on a classic that is sure to enrapture readers.”
– Jessi Elliott, author of Twisted Fate

“The Stolen Kingdom is a spellbinding story that pulled me in from the first page. Atazadeh has created a fantasy world that’s both beautiful and frightening, and this Aladdin retelling will capture the hearts of readers who enjoy the beloved folktale.”
– Natalia Leigh, author of Song of the Dryad

“The Stolen Kingdom takes a completely new direction to the classic fairy tale, one that is familiar, refreshing, and unlike anything in the current YA genre.”
– J. L. Willow, author of Missing Her

“The Stolen Kingdom series is a fresh breath of air into the fairy-tale retelling genre. Bethany has a unique way of intertwining her characters into one story that will leave you begging for the next book in the series.”
– Mandi Lynn, author of She’s Not Here

“The Stolen Kingdom is an immersive, heart-pounding suspenseful experience that will have you reading as fast as you can. Atazadeh delivers characters that you will fall in love with and root for until the very end.”
– Bri R. Leclerc, author of Beaconfield

THE STOLEN KINGDOM SERIES READING ORDER:
Book 1: The Stolen Kingdom: An Aladdin retelling
Book 2: The Jinni Key: A Little Mermaid retelling
Book 3: The Cursed Hunter: A Beauty and the Beast retelling (releasing June 30th & available for preorder)
Book 4: The Enchanted Crown: A Sleeping Beauty retelling (coming Fall 2020)

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On Top Of The World

Winner of the Pacific Book Award for BEST FICTION.

“Highly Entertaining! Incredibly Fun! This modern retelling is … hilarious!” ROMANTIC TIMES

“DYNAMIC story about the Price of Fame. Packed with so many Laughs and so much Heart I couldn’t put it down!” TALIB KWELI

FRESH & ORIGINAL! Perfectly combines Humor and Romance in a novel about race, class and celebrity worship that Readers will Love. — Hollywood Book Review

African Ghosts, Hip Hop & Love-Scrooge Reimagined. It’s not Christmas but Hip Hop’s biggest star Scrooge is still haunted. As ghosts take him on an adventure to win back the girl who got away.

Get Ready for an amazing twist on Dickens that mixes Heart, Soul & Bling in a fast paced love story where opposites attract. As a poor kid music superstar Scrooje dreamed of rising to the the top. Belle grew up vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard. When they meet in college Belle is the campus queen all the guys bow down to, and Scrooge, or rather Scrooje, is the high school runt turned college nerd they all pick on. Until Belle’s love helps him discover his hidden talent.

True Love Meets Super-Stardom, Can They Co-Exist? 

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Dorothy in the Land of Monsters

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Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my!

My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead.

When my dog Toto and I got swept up in a twister, we landed in hell. A very colorful hell. Like a rainbow dripping in blood. Now it looks as though this dreadful underworld plagued with vampires, zombies, and shifters will be the site of my eternal damnation.

They say this terrifying land called Oz isn’t hell or purgatory and escape is possible, but first I must survive the journey down the blood-soaked yellow brick road to the only place in Oz where vampires dare not tread—The City of Emeralds.

With enchanted footwear and the help of my three new friends—a friendly zombie, a massive shifter lion, and a heartless axe murderer of evil night creatures (who also happens to be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen)—Toto and I have a chance to make it to the Vampire Free Zone. When we get there, I must convince the most powerful wizard in this magical land of monsters to send us out of this radiant nightmare and back to the world of the living. They say he’s just as frightening as this monstrous land, that he detests visitors, and even the most horrifying creatures cower in his presence. But I must seek him out. And when I find him, I’ll do whatever it takes to make him send me home.