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Solstice Chronicles

Beauty Restored: Book 1 of the Solstice Chronicles

Two sisters torn apart by a curse. A prince on a quest to save his realm. Erianna was banished by the Snow Queen at a very young age because of a curse that turned her into a beast every full moon. She must find a way to break the curse by her 21st birthday or she will remain a beast forever. After years of isolation, she finds herself in the abandoned garden of a young girl who looks a lot like the sister she was forced to leave behind. Knowing she will be in grave danger if the Snow Queen discovers she is in her kingdom, Erianna makes her way back into the forest where she has an unexpected encounter with Gabriel, a dashing prince from the spring realm. Gabriel has been sent to the winter realm to discover why his realm is losing its power. He encounters the mysterious woman, Erianna, on his quest to find answers, and through an unfortunate understanding, ends up with a poisonous arrow in his arm. Both Erianna and Gabriel have only until the winter solstice moon rises to break the curse and stop the poison from reaching his heart, or all will be lost. Can Erianna break the curse and find a way to restore her relationship with her sister? Can Gabriel find the answers he needs to restore his realm to its former glory and keep his heart from turning to ice? Follow them on this journey as they discover strength in their afflictions and the powerful faith that will restore even the thorniest of hearts and bring beauty back to the winter realm.

Beauty Redeemed: Book 2 of the Solstice Chronicles

A princess of light, forever bound to darkness. A son of darkness, forever longing for the beauty of light. It has been months since Princess Julianna’s brother, Gabriel, left for the Winter realm to discover the source of the Spring realm’s waning power. Upon his return, strange things begin to occur. The kingdom’s healer has taken on a new apprentice named Darien from the realm of darkness and Julianna’s ties to the darkness seem to be taking a stronger hold on her life. Her mysterious disappearance has the royal family in a silent uproar and they are blaming Darien. They must find Julianna before she falls into the hands of the Dark Lord and Darien must decide whether to fulfill his uncle’s demands on his life or turn his life over to the kingdom of light. Things are not always as they seem as secrets and truths bring the battle between dark and light to life in this story of redemption and beauty taken captive by the lies of the enemy.

Beauty Reborn: Book 3 of the Solstice Chronicles

A princess born of fire and flames. A half-blooded prince who longs to return his land to its former glory. Two of the royals are joining their realms through marriage the eve after the summer solstice, but the other realms aren’t happy about it. As a result, the rulers of the summer and fall realms are frantic to unite their two realms in a similar alliance. There’s only one problem- the king of the summer realm doesn’t want the other realms to find out why he’s kept his daughter hidden away in a tower for most of her life. As the rulers of the summer and fall realms negotiate an arranged marriage between their heirs, a powerful Phoenix gem goes missing, Princess Amber of the summer realm discovers powers that stem from the original Phoenix, and Prince Aiden of the fall realm must decide between a magic that can either save his land or the princess of the summer realm. Can Amber and Aiden find a way to use their gifts to help each other and bring rebirth to their realms before the summer realm is destroyed? Can they truly bring beauty from ashes? 

Coming 2023: Beauty Revealed- The 4th and final book in the Solstice Chronicles

Other Projects: Heart of God Series (more information coming soon!)


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