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Doria James never meant to stumble into Vespertine Books, a hidden gem of a bookshop, and she certainly never meant to leave with a volume of fantasy romance stories. But, after meeting the shop’s handsome owner, Miles Oak, she does just that. Soon she’s returning for more than just books. She’s returning for the mystery that is Miles.

Every book he lends her seems to draw her closer to him, but as strange things begin to happen, Doria discovers a darkness hanging over the cozy space she has come to adore, as well as the man chained to it.

Interweaving several fantasy romance short stories, Bittersweet Breadcrumbs is a tantalizing tale that will ensure you never look at bedtime stories the same again.

Breath and Starshine

The exciting follow-up to Blood and Wonder! Aurelia, Roe, and Hale have made it to Devil’s Meadows, but the danger awaits them in the heart of the desert.

Blood and Wonder

When magic, medicine, and miracles collide, who will live and who will die?

Aurelia and Roe have been best friends for years. Both freshly trained medical practitioners, they are set to begin their life’s work in Devil’s Meadows. To get to their new home, the pair must make the dangerous trek from the mountains of Renfield to the scorching heart of a vast desert. Along with Roe’s brother Hale and a small team of companions, they are armed with only their knowledge, instruments, and each other.

In the grueling vastness of inhospitable terrain, the sun and sand hold dangers in countless forms. Wild animals, harsh weather, and bandits looking to steal precious medicines are just the beginning of the perils they’ll face.

Trailed by a madman who insists Aurelia carries not only compassion and wisdom in her veins, but also miracles and magic, they must race to outrun him or risk losing more than just their supplies. They will have to trust themselves, each other, and their healing arts to survive.

A Simple Tale of Water and Weeping

In the frigid waters, off a moonlit beach, a magical transformation is occurring.

The Girl

Aylee is a shop-keeper’s daughter in a nameless coastal town. Kind, thoughtful, and recovering from a broken heart, she yearns for a life she may never have. She would do just about anything to make her parents happy, including perhaps, living a life she doesn’t want.

The Stranger

On a brisk autumn morning, Aylee stumbles upon Cailean. He’s an outsider—lost, confused, and very much out of place. Cailean has more than a few secrets, but for reasons Aylee can’t quite explain, the two strike up a quick friendship.

The Peril

Cailean has lost a very valuable item—one that may mean the difference between life and death. As Aylee and Cailean search for answers, they call on friends and enemies alike in the hope of avoiding tragedy. In the process, Aylee must confront danger in many forms—both human and fey—all while learning just as much about herself as the mysterious people and creatures surrounding her. What will she choose for herself in the end, and who will she lose as she fights for her new friend and her own future?

Steeped in Celtic folklore,A Simple Tale of Water and Weepingis a timeless tale sure to bring a smile to your heart and possibly a tear to your eye.It is a magical story of love, friendship, and accepting not only ourselves, but also those around us.

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