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The Forest Bride (Sylvania Book 1)

cover of The Forest Bride showing two people kissing in a forest

He saved her life. Now she’s wondering why.

Rose will never escape the castle. The guards have caught her every time she’s tried. After thirteen years imprisoned in her tower, she’s resigned to her fate of an arranged marriage to a vain, tiresome, and/or brutish prince. Until she meets Dustan.

Dustan isn’t like the other princes who’ve come. He’s kind and asks Rose her thoughts. But Rose discovers that Dustan harbors a secret—he may not be a prince… or human.

Too soon, her father chooses a different suitor, a sinister one with a wicked plan. After Dustan saves Rose’s life, she follows him into the forest. Rose hopes to hide from both her fiancé and her father. But can she trust Dustan, or does he have a hidden agenda—or does that even matter, if they’re falling in love?

The Forest Bride is a light-hearted romp on the romance end of the fantasy-romance spectrum. If you’re a fan of Kerrelyn Sparks’s How to Love Your Elf or you’ve imagined an adult Ella Enchanted who makes love with Prince Charmont, The Forest Bride is for you. The Forest Bride includes parents who’ve lost children and the mention of children lost to illness. The Forest Bride contains love scenes—if you don’t want to read love scenes, please check out the PG version.

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The Village Maid (Sylvania Book 2)

cover of The Village Maid showing two people dancing in a forest

She’s gone from riches to rags…

Once a castle courtier, Avianna now toils as a laundry maid. She owes the landlady two moons’ rent, and she’s destroying her one asset—her looks. Her best and only plan to escape poverty is to lure hapless Jeb Doolihan into marriage.

Jeb’s handsome and rich… and boring. And Avianna can’t stop thinking about her new friend in the village, the humble fairy Thorn. Thorn actually talks to her, unlike most men. He’s teaching her to read. And now he’s starting to look far too attractive.

But Thorn’s a fairy. And fairies can cast love spells.

Avianna is determined to resist his charms and pursue her goal. Thorn doesn’t fit the picture of the secure life she’s always wanted. But when they escape together from a pirate invasion, that picture starts to change. 

The Village Maid is a relatable story in a lighthearted setting with fun magic—the perfect escape. If you like Sophie Kinsella novels, but wish they had fairies and magic, The Village Maid is for you. The Village Maid contains love scenes. The Village Maid can be read on its own but may contain spoilers for the previous book in the series.

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The Ocean Girl (Sylvania Book 3)

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.

Muri needs to warn the mermaids that the merking won’t be returning—he’s lying drunk in the village park, unable to shift to merman form. But she hesitates to leave the village. Muri wants to learn more of this place where humans and fairies help each other, women and men are equals, and rulers are chosen by everyone. And she wants to spend more time with Jack.

But the merking’s rival is coming for her. He’ll threaten the whole village to force her to return home. To keep Jack safe, she’ll have to leave him.

The Ocean Girl is a cozy fantasy romance in a fairy tale setting with lighthearted magic. It’s the beach read Éowyn packs when she goes on vacation. The Ocean Girl contains love scenes. The Ocean Girl can be read on its own but may contain spoilers for earlier books in the series.

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The Woodland Stranger (Sylvania Book 4)

The Woodland Stranger book cover, showing a drawing of two men in a forest setting, with one holding out a flower to the other, who looks down shyly

Whoever said, Don’t talk to strangers?

Burne hid behind a tree. He wanted to talk to the handsome man picking flowers at the edge of the forest, but he’d only flub it if he tried—he’d stumble over his words and blush bright red. And now the man is gone.

He tries to continue on to the village, but the same thing happens as always: his hands start shaking and panic wells up inside him. What if he runs into the bullies who tormented him in the King’s Guard last spring? Ever since he deserted, he has hidden out in the forest.

So he turns back toward home. Next time, he promises himself as he retreats into the trees. Next time he’ll be brave enough to enter the village. Next time he’ll talk to the handsome stranger instead of hiding. But next time will be sooner than he thinks.

Because the stranger is Gray, a fairy and a master of illusions, who’s now following Burne home. And Gray’s got more on his mind than talking. Would a fairy that beautiful ever want someone like him? Stranger things have happened.

The Woodland Stranger is a cozy fantasy romance with lighthearted adventure and fun magic— a forest road trip with a charming fairy along for the ride. Each book in the Sylvania series can be read on its own but might contain spoilers for previous books. The Woodland Stranger contains love scenes and depictions of anxiety.

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