This is a book about witches, about bonfires and theatres after closing. This is a book about red leather journals, Irish demons, and how spells have consequences. This is a book about lost things, broken things, hidden things.
This is a story of girls who kiss girls, a story of running under moonlight, a story of summer storms. This is a story of iron and salt, a story of darkness under trees, and winding paths that lead god knows where.
This is a book about Southern skies, stunted twisted trees, sacrificial girls in white dresses, preachers and their captive audience, and towns where brother has turned against brother. This is a story of hangings and drownings and bloodletting, a story of a town who tried to grow closer to god but forgot about the devil.
This is a story about how there is more to life than we know, and how there might just be magic in every crack and fold.
Yes, this is a book about magic. Magic that is all blood, and sacrifice, and consequence. Magic that cares not for your name or who you are, but will burn you up on the way to brighter things.
I can finally share the cover for my YA fantasy debut, THE LADY ALCHEMIST!!!!! The Lady Alchemist is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling with a Fullmetal Alchemist twist!
Here it is!
In a land torn between magic and alchemy, Sepha is an exceptional alchemist, able to bend the rules in ways no one else can. But when a slip of the tongue lands her in prison with a mountain of straw, even she has to admit that she can’t transmute straw into gold.
With the threat of a death sentence hanging over her, she’s forced to make a deal with a conniving magician. Sepha escapes with her life – but at a cost: she has one year to alchemically create a body for the magician, or else her firstborn child will be his.
As Sepha’s deadline approaches, she uncovers a deadly secret. How can she save her country when the body she owes the magician will be used to destroy it?