A while back, my fantastic critique partner Ashley had her debut novel published. It’s a gorgeous story, and her writing is beautiful.
Unfortunately, the small press she published through ended up being…well, I don’t have many appropriate words for it, so let’s just say it was a bad bad bad experience. Ashley had to go through quite a fight, but after many months of battling, she got the rights to her book back.
And she’s republished it under her own terms!
I’m so happy Ashley was able to break free from the crappy publisher she was working with – so many authors in that situation just get stuck there and pretty much have to let go of the dreams they had for their book baby. She’s lucky.
And we’re lucky that we get to read her words. (I’m extra lucky because I get to read them early! 🙂 ) So go check out Under the Trees. It won’t disappoint.
About Under the Trees:
Desperate to prevent an abusive arranged marriage, Princess Araya flees to a neighboring kingdom, only to land at the mercy of the impulsive Crown Prince Thoredmund, who provides refuge in a secluded forest and teachers her survival skills. Her surprise at the unexpected hold the prince has on her heart mirrors his shock at falling for the one girl he can’t have.
As the young couple’s feelings for each other grow, the fragile alliance between the two kingdoms threatens to break apart. With a vengeful duke and an enraged king fast on their trail, Thor and Araya must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love.
Even if staying together means starting a war.
Under the Trees is available on Kindle – and you can read for free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber! A paperback is in the works and will be available soon.