Once upon a time, there was a man called Indri. He was the son of the frog king and had the features to prove it. Because he was feared for his appearance, his unloved heart hardened and turned black as a frog’s.
Once upon a time, there was a lady called Tilula. She was the daughter of a merchant and older sister to his favorite son. She was rarely ever appreciated by her family, but this never stopped her from loving those who needed to be loved.
Through fate and by the merchant’s own doing, Indri and Tilula are thrown together. It is in the forest that he first sets eyes on her beauty. It is in his villa that she first glimpses his wounded soul.
Can a heart of gold heal one that’s tainted black?
“She didn’t want to find love… until he found her.”
Florette doesn’t believe in love, especially the kind that involves magical beings with butterfly wings on their backs. She is content to sit in her cottage and finish her clients’ ballgowns in time for the Fall Gatherings. But a stranger comes knocking on her door, and suddenly her convictions about romance and magic start to shatter.
Blayze knows that because of an existing treaty, he can attend a run of the Fall Gatherings only once, and woo only one woman during that time. But instead of choosing a bride there, he finds himself falling for a reluctant seamstress outside of Flutterfae Grove. However, he soon learns that loving Florette is not so easy, especially when he realizes that her convictions are tied to a cruel past.
Before the Fall Gatherings end or her past comes back to hurt her, Blayze must convince Florette that their love is real, and she must find the courage to believe him.
In this standalone novel by Ann Sepino, experience a fairy tale set in the fictional village of Harowe, where an ordinary seamstress might just learn to believe in the magic of love.
When darkness aligns and light struggles,
When all good things start to wander,
Then it will be as foretold
That Gaia’s war will have begun.
In the beginning Gaia brought order to chaos. After creating the Mortal Realm and birthing seven gods, she faded, leaving nothing behind but her blood. Her children lived in peace for a time. But once they shaped the elves and the first prophecy emerged, tensions rose.
Thousands of years later war looms over the hearts of many. As the plans of an evil god fall softly into place, Nara of the Dryad’s dreams of adventure lead her into more daring situations than she had expected to face. Kingdoms hang in the balance of her decisions while gods tempt her with a destiny they only hope she will fulfill.
With dryads whispering in her ears, Nara is unaware of the events unfolding across the world as many seek out their own roles in the unavoidable war. For even the touch of a dryad and the blessing of gods cannot fully wipe chaos from the realms.