RELEASE DAY IS HERE! Let’s celebrate with a giveaway!

Into the Churn is now OFFICIALLY out in our big wide world!!! HAPPY RELEASE DAY to Hayley Reese Chow!!! WOOT WOOT!!! If you’ve yet to hear about this tale or haven’t been able to decide if it’s for you, check out the blurb HERE and then go check out Chapter One HERE! I am so excited that you can all finally read this, I love this story with all my heart and hope you do too! If you do get to read it soon, please consider leaving a review anywhere you can, it helps Whimsical’s books SO MUCH!!! Click each link below to be taken to the product page.

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Preorder incentives include 2 character artwork postcards, 1 map artwork postcard, a double-sided bookmark, and a signed bookplate.

We’ve celebrated all this past week with fun things via social media, but today I’ll be doing another celebratory GIVEAWAY as well! We’re going to give away a standard hardcover (no dust jacket) PLUS a set of the sold-out preorder incentives to one person! To enter, CLICK HERE. This giveaway is open internationally and ends March 10th, so go go go! If you need a reminder of what those preorder incentives were, check below!



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We decided to keep the Kindle discount going throughout release day! This means the kindle version of the book is on sale for just 99 cents but only until 11:59 PM PDT.  After midnight on April 5th it goes back to its regular price, so don’t miss the chance to snag it while it’s discounted! 

Easter Sale

Speaking of discounts – we’re having a sale! But don’t delay! It’s a short one. From April 7 – 10th, use code EASTER for 25% off your entire purchase!

The Kindle editions of all of Micheline Ryckman’s books are also discounted for this sale! If you’ve been waiting to snag the e-book version of her stories, now’s your chance! Each book is priced at $0.99 – the lowest they’ve ever been! Snag them quick!


The Maiden Ship kindle edition
The Lion of the Sea kindle edition
The Rightful Bearer kindle edition

Charting Stars kindle edition



Don’t Forget!

The one-year anniversary special edition of A Daughter of the Trolls is available for preorder! Find all the details and submit your order here. This edition will be released on April 21, 2023.



New freebie postcard! For the month of April or until supplies last, this postcard of Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows will be FREE with all orders of at least $10 (before shipping).  There are only 50 though, so you better hurry if you want to add the King of the Barrel to your collection!



The Prince of Hearts bookmark will only be in the shop for TEN MORE DAYS. After that, he’ll be gone and we will reveal the next one in the series!



Last but not least, did you see this new character art inspired by We Could be Villains?

It’s now up in the shop!!!


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So excited to reveal the cover of Hayley Reese Chow’s INTO THE CHURN! This award winning author will blow your socks with this romantic high stakes sci-fi, that 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.

Preorder campaign begins today! You can order your choice of a paperback, hardcover, or exclusive dust-jacketed hardcover here on Whimsical and as preorder incentives you will get a bookmark, two character art postcards, a map postcard, and a signed  bookplate for free. ORDER HERE NOW! If you are looking for the ebook book version, you can preorder it via Amazon now (preorder incentives are not included with order through Amazon.)


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.

Earth was tame. Belethea is not.

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 or on Instagram @hayleyreesechow

Here’s my review:

You know those books, the ones you can’t put down, and when you’re forced to do so, all you can think about is getting back to it as soon as possible? Well, that’s exactly what INTO THE CHURN is like!

Even if sci-fi isn’t your go-to genre, you will still love this YA, action romance––the pining, the kisses, the slow burn––OH MY HEART! And the action too! The Race Royale takes place in heart of Belethea’s churn belt, a portion of the planet where temperatures are unliveable, lightning rages, and tornados tear the planet apart. This is a life threatening triathlon of epic tech proportions where neighbouring planets compete for resource rights and interplanetary glory. The thing is, our heroes, Ezren and Foster, are the underdogs, and not only will you melt over their romance, you’ll be biting your nails and praying for their safety until the very end.

Don’t miss this, just don’t.

~Micheline Ryckman, author of The Maiden Ship series.