TITLE AND BLURB REVEAL!!!

 

We are SOOOOOO excited to reveal the title and blurb for this upcoming romantic, sci-fi adventure by award winning author, Hayley Reese Chow!  Whimsical will be releasing this story on April 4th 2023!

Full cover reveal and preorder information will be coming within the next couple of months.

READ ON TO LEARN MORE !


Earth was tame. Belethea is not.

Seventeen-year-old Ezren Hart interns in her mother’s terraforming lab, studying Belethea’s deadly storms with the dream of giving her backwater planet open teal skies. But when budget cuts threaten to shut down her mother’s lab, Ezren enters Belethea’s Race Royale, the system’s deadliest and most lucrative race. To win, she’ll have to run, drive, and fight her way across Belethea’s barren landscape while navigating its savage and volatile storms. With her planet’s future, and her family’s, on the line, she can’t afford to lose. But first, she’ll have to convince her handsome royale partner that their planet is worth saving.

Foster Sterling is a jaded ex-prodigy royaler still reeling from his partner’s death in a training accident. When Ezren Hart comes charging into his life, her passion reminds him of what he once loved about racing and his dream of returning pride to their planet. Still, no matter how fast they go, they can’t outrun the mysterious string of deadly accidents following them like a curse. As Foster falls harder for Ezren, he races to piece the clues together. But with time running out and their survival on the line, he’ll have to decide if their dreams are worth their lives.

Perfect for fans of underdog heroes, slow burn romance, and high stakes sci-fi, INTO THE CHURN races across a new planet of savage storms and dazzling tech. Fall in love with Ezren and Foster as they battle side-by-side to save their scrappy world on a ruthless interplanetary stage where appearances are everything, speed means survival, and the only thing deadlier than the storms are the other racers.


Author – Hayley Reese Chow is a PowerPoint ranger by day and writer by night, but the book that Whimsical will be publishing in 2023 is heavily influenced by her experiences as an All-American collegiate fencer and ultramarathoner. Her first self-published novel won the 2020 YA Florida Author Project and was the 5th place finalist in the 2021 Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards. She currently dodges hurricanes in Florida with her two wild boys, her long-suffering husband, and a dog that thinks she’s a cat. Follow Hayley on her website hayleyreesechow.com or on Instagram @hayleyreesechow

 

 

SALES & GIVEAWAYS & READ-A-LONG, OH MY!

EXTRA! EXTRA! 

My Whimsies, we have so many exciting things to share with you!

 

EXCLUSIVE EDITION GIVEAWAY!!!

In case you missed it, Unplugged Book Box is doing an exclusive edition of A Daughter of the Trolls in hardcover and now they’re hosting a giveaway for one!

They are pulling out all the stops with this edition. It’ll have:

  1. Gold foiling on the hardcover (with a design hand-picked by McKenzie!)
  2. Exclusive artwork on the reverse dust jacket (artwork by me, Micheline Ryckman)
  3. Absolutely stunning stencilled edges
  4. A digital signature
Click HERE for the details on how to enter the giveaway! But hurry!! It closes on July 29th!

Low Stock Alert!
If you’d rather purchase the Unplugged Book Box edition of ADOTT, they have a very limited supply left. These won’t last long so if you haven’t gotten yours yet, hurry over and GRAB ONE HERE!

And speaking of ADOTT…
Fire Nation Creations is hosting a read-along!

But not just any read-along – this one is ALSO a giveaway!

For the month of August, Alex at Fire Nation Creations will be hosting a read-along of A Daughter of the Trolls with weekly discussions. At the end of the month, you’ll be able to nominate and vote on suggestions for a candle to be made, inspired by the book. Any guesses on who will be doing the artwork for the candle label? You guessed it! Me, Micheline Ryckman!

Those who participate in the read-along discussions will be eligible to win a candle, so be sure to check it out!

For full details by clicking on the image above.


E-book readers!

The kindle versions of the first two books in The Maiden Ship trilogy – The Maiden Ship and The Lion of the Sea – are currently on sale, but for a limited time! So hurry on over to Amazon (click or tap the graphic) and snag these kindle books before they go back to regular price!


Rep Search ends July 31st!
Our rep search on Instagram will close in a little over a week, so if you’ve been meaning to enter and haven’t yet, be sure you don’t miss the deadline! Click graphic for more details.


The wait is OVER!!!

Our warmest, most EXCITED congratulations to our precious author, McKenzie Catron, whose debut novel, A Daughter of the Trolls just released today! This incredible tale is now available worldwide! You can obtain a high quality paperback version with a signed author bookplate and a complimentary bookmark here in our shop, or you can also purchase the paperback, hardcover, or ebook via Amazon as well.


Are you afraid of the bogeyman?

Eighteen-year-old Sparrow can’t remember a time when she wasn’t. And neither can her mother—or the trolls, imps, gnomes, and faeries who all live in the Glade and call it home. Though Sparrow’s weak heart keeps her wheelchair bound, she and her mother have dedicated their lives to protecting the Glade, especially from the worst bogeyman of them all: the skin-stealing, poison-ingesting witch called Black Annis.
But one night, Sparrow makes a terrible mistake, and everything she once held dear is taken from her. The Glade is no longer a sanctuary, and the only way Sparrow can save her mother and her friends is to journey out into a monster-ridden world that wasn’t made for her or her wheelchair. Joined by her half-goblin friend, Rush, Sparrow will have to confront her fears before the ones they love are lost forever.

A Daughter of the Trolls will appeal to fans of European folklore and the darker Grimm Brother’s fairytales. This is a spine-tingling young adult fantasy adventure about evil witches, monsters, and the imperfect heroes who face them all. You’ll join Sparrow and her faerie friends on a life changing journey where they face not only their outer demons, but their inner ones as well.

Whimsical has EXCITING NEWS!!!

I’m SOOOOOO excited to announce that Whimsical has signed our first YA author, (besides myself 😆), so please let me introduce you to McKenzie Catron!💓

McKenzie lives in sunny Arizona with her personal dog Finn and service dog Grimm. She is a wheelchair bound creative makeup artist fighting against disability stigmas one book and bodypaint at a time. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels you can find her over on Instagram sharing her art>>> @mckenziecatron

🙌 Whimsical will be publishing McKenzie’s debut novel in 2022, and while I can’t give you the full details yet, I can tell you that there are a lot of people in the world who need this story, (okay, well, maybe just EVERYONE needs this story). Trust me, you won’t want to miss out!

For those who’ll ask, yes, I (Micheline Ryckman) will be doing the cover art. 😁

 

Only Twelve Days Left!

Charting Stars Book 1 releases on May 12! We can’t believe it’s finally almost here! Attached below are a couple quotes we have already released on Instagram. Be sure to follow along there or on Facebook for more daily posts! 

Charting Stars Grows

Charting Stars, our new graphic novel series, is developing well and we are looking forward with joy to our release date this year! Ideas are generating, new supporting characters are being created, our world is taking form and so much more fun! Attached are more concept illustrations and explorations for you to take a peek at. If you’d like to see more daily updates make sure you join Whimsical on Instagram!