But this is an important blog post, because . . .
Danielle E. Shipley of Ever On Word, one of our wonderful, hilarious, awesomely cool Save-a-Word Saturday participants, recently made the decision to self-publish her first book!
If you've been participating in our meme or just clicked on a link or two in the LinkyList one fine Saturday, you can't help but know how funny and talented she is. I don't think I'm going to be able to wait quietly 'till the release date.
So, without further ado, may we present . . .
Catching her leg in a bear trap proves the least of Sula’s worries.
Haunted by an enchanted monster
from a past she dare not reveal, and hounded by
the perilously perceptive young village doctor, Villem Deere,
the headstrong girl of the woods gambles with fate
by binding hers to that of Sigmund, the captivating orphan boy
with mysterious nightly business of his own.
The Swan Prince
Book One of The Wilderhark Tales
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An enchantress’s curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast;
A princess’s pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell;
Bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp
whisked down a giant beanstalk –
all within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that’s seen it all.
You’ve heard the stories –
of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist
the tower-bound damsel; of gorgeous gowns
appearing just in time for a midnight ball;
of frog princes, and swan princes,
and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea.
Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love.
Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales.
Know them now as Wilderhark’s.
The release date is May 31st and it will be available both in paperback and as an e-book. BUT, if you're as excited as I am, you can add it to your "Want to Read" list on Goodreads right now!
Now it's confession time.
Not only am I excited because The Swan Prince looks AWESOME, but because I know what this book is a forerunner of.
If you follow Danielle or follow Save-a-Word Saturday, you've no doubt gotten to know the charming Allyn-a-Dale and his merry (and side-splittingly funny) companions. And while I'm thrilled for The Swan Prince and the other Wilderhark Tales, part of my joy is because I know The Ballad of Allyn-a-Dale will follow after.
Congratulations, Danielle! We can't wait for May 31st!