The Kitten Psychologist & the Kitten Come to a Conclusion (Kitten Psychologist #6)
As it transpires, the kitten has a heart.
The psychologist feels discombobulated by that.
All this time, the psychologist thought the kitten needed help. But maybe not. Maybe someone else did instead.
The heart-warming conclusion to the Kitten Psychologist stories that reminds us all to make sure we take our own advice.
“…a story to savor, a place to escape to that refreshes and delights.”
~Teddi Deppner, author of The Author Collector, in her review of Hidden in Sealskin
Like Mist Over the Eyes (White Changeling #2)
Sometimes there was a man weeping.
Sometimes there was a fire.
But always there was the sword.
Adren escaped with her life back in Watorej, but her tussle with the potion-maker has knocked something loose in her mind. Really loose. The dreams—if they even are dreams—are frequent and disturbing, and Adren finds it increasingly difficult to keep a grip on her own mind. Luckily Nadin is around to help out, but for how long? His human side, however slight it may be, ensures that he’ll eventually turn on her… doesn’t it?
For now, Adren and Nadin still search for the cure to the unicorn’s madness, and soon they stumble into an age-old feud between a fairy mound and the nearby human town. With one side seeing her as a plaything and the other as a threat to be stamped out, it’s up to Adren to find the middle ground—but doing so comes uncomfortably close to challenging her most coveted prejudices.
The long-sought cure might be merely one good bargain away, but as the game turns ever more deadly amid shifting allegiances and ancient legends turn out to be all too real, Adren must hold it all together before a full-blown war breaks loose. She has to conquer her demons or else everyone will face the consequences.
Especially the unicorn.
The Illuminated Heart
Dagný’s only brother, Kaj, is dead. He died of illness before his life had really begun, and Dagný blames God for it.
About a week after his death, Kaj comes back as a draugur, a creature intent on the ruin of those it had known in life. With his unholy power, he kills their crops, causes their animals to go insane, and brings them to the brink of starvation. Every single member of Dagný’s village, convinced that her family has brought this curse upon themselves through sin, leaves them alone to die.
Then, one day, a polar bear arrives at their door with a proposition:
“Give me your youngest daughter, and I will make you wealthy.”
The adventure that follows thrusts Dagný into a world where the supernatural intrudes on the natural as a matter of course, where she must act without any assurance of safety, and where she must decide whether to throw away all she’s believed or finally trust in it for the first time.
(Part of the Undead Fairy Tales Collection. Check out Emily Casey’s books for more.)
“A stunning Icelandic fable”
~Rachael Stephen, author of State of Flux
“…the prose is utterly gorgeous and the story is captivating.”
“…touching and compelling.”
~Margaret Pinard, author of the Remnants series
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I don’t know about you, but when I dream, I have some places that show up in my dreams over and over. Some are real
Seven years ago, I wrote and published The Illuminated Heart and, seeing as it’s 2020, it seems appropriate for some hindsight. *waits until the groans