Coming March 21: The Ocean Girl

cover of The Ocean Girl showing a man and a mermaid embracing on rocks by the water

She escaped his net, but now he’s caught her heart.

Muri was resigned to being the tenth bride of the king of the merfolk—until he disappeared on land. Now she has mere days to find him among the treacherous fairies and dim-witted humans before the throne is forfeit and his menacing rival takes control of the merkingdom.

Her first shimmering glimpse of a human in a boat is so captivating, his fishing net almost ensnares her. But once on shore, she discovers that the fairies are kind, and the humans intelligent. And the man who almost caught her—a fish-catcher named Jack—is utterly handsome. Read more.

Cozy fantasy romance?

Since I began writing romance, I’ve wondered where my stories fit in. They have a central love story (romance) and they’re set in a fantasy world (fantasy), but they’re lighthearted and not terribly violent.

I found myself thinking, “They’re what fantasy heroines take to read when they go on vacation”—the beach read of the fantasy world. I considered “fantasy chick lit” but the term “chick lit” isn’t my favorite, and “nonviolent fairytale romance” is a mouthful. So I’ve settled on “cozy fantasy romance.”

If you think you’d like the beach read Éowyn takes on vacation to the Bay of Belfalas, then my books are for you.

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About me

vintage drawing of Cinderella sitting by the fire in a dreary kitchen, looking at her one glass slipper

I grew up loving fairytales. One of my teenage attempts at writing fiction was a version of The Princess Bride with Buttercup and Westley kissing in every scene (which didn’t work at all). When I returned to fiction writing in 2013, what emerged was like a fairytale, but more lighthearted and with more empowered heroines. Plus love scenes!

Read more about my mission as a writer.

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