Your favourite timeless fairytales reimagined. The Nethervale series blends heart-fluttering sweet romance, whimsical fantasy, and a touch of dark magic. Each book can be read as a standalone, or you can read them in the listed order.
The Darkest Curse: A Rapunzel retelling
What if Rapunzel’s hair was cursed by dark magic, and she had to resist falling for a handsome bard?
Locked away from the rest of the world, Annice dreams of leading a life filled with adventure and romance, things she’s only read about in books. But her hair holds a deadly curse – it kills any other living thing it touches, and no one knows the cure. Even her attempts to cut off her cursed hair are futile in the face of dark magic. Watched over by her mother, Gothel, Annice lives a lonely and sheltered life in her tower, her only escape her beloved books and lyre.
When the dashing, well-travelled bard Cyrus passes her tower, Annice is torn between her caution and curiosity. Drawn in by his stories of adventure and the world beyond, she soon finds herself enchanted by him and yearning more fiercely for a life outside. And the forbidden relationship blooming between them becomes a closely kept secret from Gothel.
As Annice begins a fresh quest for answers about her curse, she unravels a web of deceit that will change everything she thought she knew about love and family.
The Wicked Prince: A Little Mermaid Retelling
What if the Little Mermaid died, and her sister decided to seek revenge on the prince?
Mermaid Kyra is devastated when her beloved sister dies as a result of the human Prince Rhydian’s betrayal. Driven by her grief and sorrow, Kyra strikes a dangerous bargain with the sea witch to get her revenge. She will leave her underwater world behind, become human and infiltrate the Whitecliff Estate as a handmaiden to Rhydian’s new fiancée.
Moving into the estate, Kyra encounters Lord Nicholas Turner, the gorgeous young man she once rescued from a shipwreck. With her identity hanging in the balance, she tries to resist her mixed feelings for him to keep her plan and her true nature from being compromised. Falling in love with a human destroyed her sister. She doesn’t intend to let the same happen to her, no matter how sweet and handsome – or how good at training her to sword-fight – he may be.
But as humans begin to die mysteriously around the estate, Kyra and Nicholas uncover darker schemes with lacings of dark magic that could threaten both land and sea. When they join forces to unravel the truth, Kyra must decide whether her thirst for revenge is more important than following her heart.
In the Dreaming Deep
GENREs: Gothic fantasy/horror
An ancient god with cosmic powers has awoken, threatening to destroy his home.
Hugo Strand dreams of seeing the world, becoming a travel writer, and making something of himself. But with little money, a fragile mother to care for, and the memories of his drowned father to haunt him, he fears he’ll be stuck on Shale Island forever – a place where storms and churning seas fuel whispers of the sea gods, said to awaken every thousand years.
When a sea monster attacks and destroys the sea-train, cutting Shale off from the mainland, what was once myth becomes reality. Teaming up with archaeologist Alma Merneith, Hugo sets out to investigate a strange affliction driving the islanders to madness and death.
But their search uncovers a force beyond imagining, and proof that the sea gods are more monstrous than the residents of Shale could have dreamed. Hugo must battle his lifelong fear of the sea, and Alma must put her archaeological knowledge to the test, to overcome a monstrous legend wearing a crown made of bones…
Please note this book contains depictions of mental health, death/grief, and suicide.