Proof Arrival for The Princess Behind Thorns

Earlier this week I announced that my next book, The Princess Behind Thorns, will be published April 4th.  In another exciting thing, the proof copy for the paperback version arrived a few days ago.  Check it out in the video below, and don’t forget you can preorder the Kindle version!

Cover Reveal + Pre-Order for The Princess Behind Thorns

I’ve been talking about my next novel, about the princess trapped behind walls of thorns, for literally years.  So I am very excited to announce it is finally being released!  The Princess Behind Thorns will be out in paperback, hardback and Kindle on April 4th.  And you can already preorder the Kindle!

I wrote the first short story that this book grew out of in 2019 – which was clearly an entirely different world and era.  This is the first in a planned series that I can’t wait to continue sharing with you – hopefully much more quickly than this one came out!

Here’s a bit more about the story in this first book:

For this princess forced under an enchantment, escaping from her spell is only the first ordeal.  Claiming the throne is even more dangerous.

Princess Rose Amelia has spent a hundred years trapped in a magical garden, surrounded by walls of thorns that protect her from rescuers she never wanted. Nothing ever changes – until the spell twists to threaten her as well, and a prince finally breaks through the thorns.

Prince Terrence knows he would never be his father’s preference to inherit the throne. But he also knows his oldest brother won’t take care of their people, and rescuing the Princess Behind Thorns is the only way he can become heir.  He planned on marrying her to claim the inheritance; he didn’t plan on falling in love with her.

Escaping from the magical garden and returning to court will plunge Terrence and Rose both into a deadly world of politics, intrigue and betrayals.  Making a claim to the throne doesn’t guarantee it will be accepted, and deciding to marry doesn’t mean that they actually can.  To protect the country and themselves, they must learn who to trust and who is an enemy – and somehow learn how to admit their feelings for each other too.

This fantasy romance, the first in a series, brings a new angle to the story of Sleeping Beauty by starting where most versions end.  If you enjoy heroines finding their strength, fantasy worlds with a touch of intrigue, and slightly magical cats, you won’t want to miss the Thorns Saga.

And now on to the cover!

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Free Today: Nocturne, Book 1 of The Guardian of the Opera

I’m excited to share today that the first book in my Guardian of the Opera series, Nocturne, is currently available free in the Kindle store!  If you haven’t started the series yet, want to add an ebook to your paperback copy, or know someone who would enjoy the series, don’t miss this offer!  It’s only available until June 8th.

Here’s the book blurb to tell you a little more about it, in case you need to convince a friend!

A delightful retelling of the Phantom of the Opera from a new perspective, exploring love, betrayal, and the masks we all hide behind.
Paris, 1881. Ballet dancer Meg Giry befriends a newcomer to the Opera Garnier, soprano Christine Daaé. As their friendship grows, both women are hiding secrets: Christine is receiving singing lessons from a supposed Angel of Music, and Meg once met a very human Opera Ghost, forever changing her view of the Opera’s specter.
Behind the Phantom’s disguise is Erik, a man of many talents and many masks.  When he falls in love with Christine, he can’t resist at last allowing himself to be seen.  But love without trust can only lead to heartbreak, as events escalate and the Phantom of the Opera begins to lose control.
With strange events unfolding and the pieces failing to add up, Meg tries to unravel the truth about the Phantom – and about Christine.  Meg will discover that not all is as it seems and the masks we can see may be the least concealing ones.
Fans of the beloved Phantom of the Opera story as well as newcomers to the tale will enjoy this story of mystery and romance set at the Opera Garnier.  Enjoy seeing characters you think you know, and come away with a new view of the Phantom of the Opera.

New Cover Reveal: The Guardian of the Opera Series

I mentioned earlier in the week that I was working on new cover designs for my Guardian of the Opera series, and today I’m excited to share the new covers with you!  The first book, Nocturne, came out almost two years ago now, and it’s fun to refresh the series a bit with a new look.  The paperback and hardback editions are keeping their original covers, but the ebook is getting a new style.

These are similar to the original covers, but they have a slightly different feel to them that I think is fun.  They still have the same key elements – Erik, Meg and the Opera Garnier – but put together a little differently.  I wanted to share the covers here first, but they’ll be live in the Kindle store shortly.

And now…here they are!

Launch Day: Entr’acte & Guardian Collection

They’re here!  If you want to complete your bookshelf of Guardian of the Opera stories, today’s the day.  We’ve been counting down, and now it’s launch day.  You can buy your own Kindle copy of Entr’acte, or get a paperback or Kindle collection of Entr’acte, Overture and The Confessions of Christine Daae in one volume. 

If you haven’t yet started the series, I have good news for you too: Book 1, Nocturne, is free on Kindle right now!  The deal only lasts through the weekend, so don’t miss it.

I’ve always loved spending time in this world, and I hope you’ll enjoy these extra chances to visit with these characters.  I know they’re not the Book 4 people have asked for…but I think they make a fun addition to the trilogy!

In case you missed it earlier, here are descriptions for each of the new releases:


Fans of the Guardian of the Opera trilogy will enjoy this assortment of bonus material. Featuring deleted scenes, essays and an extended author interview, it adds new layers to the trilogy, as well as providing the chance to spend a little more time with favorite characters. Spend Christmas at the Opera Garnier with Erik and Meg, gain new insight into Jammes with a bonus chapter from her point of view, and learn the stories behind the objects in the Phantom’s parlor. Enjoy these and more in this special companion to the series.


Bundled together for the first time, this collection offers in one place the companion stories and bonus materials related to The Guardian of the Opera trilogy. Overture gives glimpses into the earlier lives of the principal characters years before their most famous story began, with three short stories focused on Erik, building the Opera Garnier; Meg Giry, dreaming of dancing; and Christine Daae, a young girl on the beach with her scarf. The Confessions of Christine Daae retells the primary trilogy from her point of view, unmasking her true feelings throughout. Entr’acte offers bonus materials in deleted scenes, essays and an extended author interview. Fans of the trilogy will enjoy these extra opportunities to enter the world of the Phantom of the Opera.