✨ Happy book birthday to Ash of the Fae, book five in the Modern Fae series! ✨
If you’re new to my series, you can grab the first book on sale right now and binge your way through contemporary fantasy stories with all your favorite tropes, like forbidden love (book 1), enemies to lovers (book 2), forced proximity (book 3), and second chance romance (book 4), to get to this fake relationship where there’s only one bed (book 5)!
As of right now, this is the last book in this series. However, I did leave a tiny door open to revisit this world in the future if folks enjoy it and want more. In the meantime, I’m going to work on finishing up and publishing some other in-progress projects. If you want to know more about what I’m working on, get cover reveals and other exclusives (like free stories and samples from my work in progress), then sign up for my newsletter. It’s like my blog, but it’s a once a month email from me delivered right to your inbox.
Taking a break from my regular content to let you know that, if you’ve ever wanted to read the first book in my Modern Fae series, the ebook is currently available for FREE on all retailers.
Eve didn’t believe in magic, until she fell in love with a Fae Prince!
Eve wanted a fresh start. Liam was trying to save his kin. Thrown together under the same roof as the winter solstice approaches, can this Fae prince and his mortal love stop a vengeful spirit determined to hunt the Fae to extinction?
Since it’s “Teaser Tuesday” today, how about a snippet from chapter four of Ash of the Fae, book five in my Modern Fae series?
This is one of my favorite bits! Here’s the quote from the image:
I sighed. “That’s never going to work. Fun always gets complicated. You were right the first time. Best to lay down the ground rules now and then stick to them.”
“Okay, but I’m still voting for fun. It’s not like I am going to get to find out what it’s like to make out with a ripped Fae who can turn into a dragon. I need to live vicariously.” Angie tugged on the handle of my suitcase as she resumed walking.
I laughed. “You suck.”
“That’s what she said,” Angie called back to me in a low voice.
Ash of the Fae by E. Menozzi
If you’ve read book four (Hunter of the Fae), then you are already familiar with Angie and her love of “that’s what she said” jokes. And if you haven’t met Angie, yet, there’s still time to catch up before Ash of the Fae‘s release, later this month!
Angie is Eve’s best friend. She’s the main character in book four in the series, but she also appears briefly in book one, and again in Eve the Immortal, the Eve of the Fae epilogue novella. Hannah and Ved (aka, Ash) are the main characters in book five.
In this snippet, Angie is talking to Hannah about the Dragon Fae who has just been assigned as Hannah’s bodyguard. Hannah is determined not to hook up with him, regardless of how hot he is, and despite the fact that there’s only one bed at the weekend party he’s attending as her fake boyfriend. (Good luck with that, Hannah. Bwahahaha…)
This was seriously one of my favorite books to write. I can’t wait for you all to read it! And it will be on shelves in just TWO WEEKS! Eeeeek! I am so excited!
Demons may be deadly, but dragons can steal your heart.
Seren was cast-out by her Elemental Fae kin because they believe that her magic is cursed. But that hasn’t stopped her from searching for a way to change the rules. So when the commander of the queen’s guard offers Seren the opportunity to do just that, she accepts, even though it means spying on the only Fae who has ever been kind to her.
Damir always wanted to visit his High Fae kin, but his responsibilities kept him close to his Dragon Fae clan and their brutal, bloodthirsty ways. When a new Alpha takes charge, killing Damir’s sire and threatening the lives of his wingmates if they don’t swear their loyalty. Damir realizes it’s time to convince his long lost High Fae kin to help, whatever the cost.
When Seren finds a lost High Fae prince wandering through the woods, she tries to warn him to keep away from her and her curse. But the Dragon Fae don’t believe in curses. As Seren tries to push him away, Damir realizes that she is exactly what he needs. Together they could find home, but only if curses can be broken and kisses from princes aren’t just the stuff of fairy tales.
This one is set in Seattle and features two humans who used to be (and honestly, still are) in love, but are no longer together for…reasons. One is a powerful wizard, and that’s not the only secret he’s keeping. The other has no magic, but she does have an adorable faerie guard dog with a nose for trouble. Fate (and the Queen of the Fae) has forced them back together again. If they can figure out how to trust each other, they may be able to help save the Fae from extinction.
In a war between Demons and Fae, the enemy of her enemy is…her ex-boyfriend?
If you’re interested in reading this book but worried about starting in the middle of the series, my recommended reading order is as follows:
Stuck at home and looking for something to read? If you already love my Modern Fae series, or if you’ve been curious about it but haven’t quite gotten around to reading any of my books yet, this post is for you.
Growing up, I got an early introduction to serial storytelling via Days of Our Lives. I was way too young to be watching it, but my mom was a huge fan. Sometimes she let us watch along with her (but we had to close our eyes during the “sexy times”). She’d talk to my sister and I about the various plot threads and speculate on what was going to happen in the story. I think somehow this early exposure planted the idea in my head that someday I wanted to try writing a story in a serial format.
Well, friends, that day has come. I’ve been playing with this story idea for a while now, and I’m making it happen. The first episode is dropping TODAY.
I spent a lot of time (probably too much time) trying to decide how best to distribute these episodes. Since this blog is mostly about what I’m reading, I didn’t want to post episodes here. I also didn’t want to spam my mailing list with weekly episodes in case some might prefer to read the whole thing after it’s complete rather than reading a chapter a week. So, I ultimately decided to have a dedicated mailing list for this story. You can sign up for that here: http://bit.ly/RogueAssassins.
What can you expect if you sign up? Here’s what I’ve got planned:
One episode per week, for about 20 weeks, total
A fantasy adventure with some kissing
A heroine who will do whatever it takes to save her sister from the toxic love of a power hungry man
An ambitious shapeshifting hero whose future depends on the heroine’s success
An explanation about what was going on with that pair of gargoyles who made a brief appearance in Eve of the Fae
Answers about what actually happened to the Faerie Queen Godda when she disappeared
Much drama! Some characters will die, some will find love, all will be changed forever
An interactive approach to story-telling (I welcome your comments and feedback on each episode)
This is going to be as much of an adventure for me as it will be for you. I am so excited to try this! I hope you love the first episode and decide to subscribe and join me on this journey.
Oh, also… if you want to grab a copy of the first book in my series, Eve of the Fae is on sale for only $0.99 this weekend. Buy one for yourself, or for a friend, or just help me get the word out. I’d really appreciate it.
Wondering if this is a book you might like? Well, it’s a snowed-in, contemporary fantasy, with a f/f romance, set in Alaska, with humans learning magic, three factions of supernatural creatures vying for control of magic, and a complete “happily ever after” even though the plot of the series continues for at least two more books.
Want to know more? Awesome! Here’s the full cover copy:
Families are complicated. Magic can’t fix everything. And sometimes love has the worst timing.
Arabella, commander of the Faerie Queen’s Guard, Sworn to protect the Fae against all threats, would do anything for her cousins. Anything, including agreeing to give birth to a Faeling who might someday inherit the throne, even though there’s a war brewing against the demon clans and it’s her responsibility to protect the Fae.
After months of isolation, wintering over as caretaker for her family’s lodge in the Alaskan wilderness, Willow is ready to return to civilization. Just as the snows start to melt and the new caretaker is due to arrive, a string of strange occurrences and a best friend in trouble might cause her to change her plans.
When Arabella ends up on the wrong end of some Elemental blood magic and finds herself powerless and knee deep in snow, Willow discovers the Fae commander lurking in the shed at River Pines Lodge. To get home, Arabella must hide her magic, swallow her pride and ask a human for help. A human who reeks of magic but who appears completely unaware of her powers. Snowed-in and depending on each other for survival, it’s only a matter of time before secrets are revealed and hearts start to melt.
If you’re interested in checking out book three but worried about starting in the middle of the series, the first two novels and two novellas are all available for half price through the end of January. You can also request them on ebook through your local library! My recommended reading order for the series is as follows:
What’s this? Two posts in one day? It must be holiday craziness. 🙂
I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I’m thinking about jumping into the “Christmas at Hogwarts” Magical Readathon, going on now. It started on the 17th and goes through the 26th.
I’ve decided that, since we’ll have family in town for the holidays, and since I deserve a bit of a break after yesterday’s book launch, I’m going to take some time off from writing to enjoy the holidays and some good books!
The task sheet for this readathon is part of what hooked me. It’s super creative and modeled after the Marauder’s Map. Honestly, how can I resist? She’s even made versions in different colors (check out the video linked above for those), but I like the parchment style best.
The readathon tasks are decoded as follows:
Finish your coursework = finish your current read
Help Hagrid decorate the trees = book with a golden detail
Have a snowball fight with the Weasley twins = a book you think will be humorous
Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine = a read that should only take you a day/evening
Exchange presents at your Common Room = read featuring/about friendship
Sneak into the kitchen to gift Dobby odd socks = read that has an item of clothing on the cover
Attend a Yule Ball = book you’ve been preparing yourself for
Fly around snowy Hogwarts grounds = building on the cover
Put on your knitted sweater from Molly Weasley = read with present parents or a focus on family
Use your Invisibility Cloak to get to the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library = read a banned book
Bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery = animal on the cover/title/series name
Attend the Christmas Feast = watch a Harry Potter movie (optional)
I am currently (and have been since the 17th) working on finishing Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. So, that’s going to be my “finish your coursework” book.
Then, I think I’m going to “help Hagrid decorate the trees” by reading a book with gold on the cover. I think there’s enough golden hair on the cover of this one to make it count, right?
Can we agree that Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone counts? Please? Because I really want to read this next… I have more planned, but I’ll keep those to myself for the moment and post when/if I manage to finish these two.
Are any of you participating in this Magical Readathon? If you need a “help Hagrid decorate the trees” book, might I recommend my novella, Vivian’s Promise? It’s a short, fast read and has a lot of gold on the cover…
Definitely let me know if you’re participating, and tell me what you’re reading in the comments. Happy holidays and happy reading!
Just in case you were waiting to grab a copy of my book when it went on sale, now’s your chance!
Eve of the Fae is available for $1.99 for a limited time, as part of a Kobo promotion event! I’m also matching the Kobo price on Amazon. So, grab a copy on Amazon or Kobo, and get caught up before the prequel novella drops on Tuesday!