Sage and King is out today!
For those who want to cut right to the buying, my publisher has a handy bundle of buy links here. For those who like a little more content in their newsletter:
This story came together far more easily than my books usually do, from plotting to writing to beta reading to marketing. I think the secret to this great ease was that I was writing it for my own enjoyment, a passion project, and you know what, maybe that's the only kind I should ever write.
Since some have asked: there is currently no print version planned. This one is about half the length of most of my books, so an ebook-only novella seemed a good way to continue the "easy" trend.
Thank you to all early readers of this story, most definitely including my beta readers, who were all on the same page about what revisions to make! (Easiest book ever, I tell you.) If you did read and review it early, please go copy your review over to Amazon if you have a minute, and (for bonus points) anywhere else you buy books!
The book description (what we'd call a back-cover blurb, except ebooks don't have a back cover):
Zaya expected to be the irresponsible youngest prince his whole life. But when his two older siblings are killed by an unidentified magician, he finds himself crowned king of Lushrain—the end of his liberty as he knows it. As part of his training, he’s sent to Heartwood for a month, the house of the sages high in the mountains. There, to his shock, the sages tell him he must learn about magic—which is illegal to practice, but has nonetheless been among Heartwood’s secret studies for centuries.
They assign Col as his tutor, a charming and handsome young sage with unusually strong powers. Zaya abhors and distrusts magic, and Col absolutely doesn’t want the job of attempting to change the king’s mind. But in their lessons and debates, they grow closer and begin envisioning a future in which a sage and a king might make a harmonious couple.
But the assassin still roams, seeking to hurt Zaya, and the budding love affair may be crushed by the secrets that Heartwood—and Col—have kept about this killer.
To all celebrating with me and sharing the news: thank you! You make release days extra joyous.
All the best,