I’m thrilled to announce that Broken, the sequel to Stolen, is now posted up on Goodreads! Due out in Spring 2020, this is Book 2 of the Stolen series trilogy. Get a glimpse of what’s to come in the unofficial blurb below.
Add it to your To-Read list! I’m in the middle of editing this one, and trust me when I say you won’t want to miss it!
by Marlena Frank
A land has fallen. An escape was made. It’s a victory of sorts, but at what price?
Shaleigh has made a terrible mistake, one she may not ever be able to
fix. Lost and in a strange land with anger and death all around her,
she must navigate her way through treacherous lands on her quest for
redemption. Along the way she’ll have to negotiate with the mercurial
Queen of the Fae, survive the dangers of the Masked King’s realm, and
seek out a terrifying fire dragon.
With two powerful beings hot on her trail, Shaleigh has no choice but to keep moving, or else face the dangerous magic of the Madness that has already caused so much pain and heartache. With her sights on helping her friends and her heart longing for home, Shaleigh is determined, but will it be enough?
Coming Spring 2020
So yes, I’m running behind on NaNoWriMo again, but this time I have a very good reason for it! I’m very proud to announce that after looking for a home for over two years, Stolen has finally been picked up for publication!
The digital ink is just drying on the contract, but Stolen has been picked up by the amazing folks at Parliament House Press. I forget how I found them, but I absolutely loved their aesthetic and their covers are simply gorgeous. I’ve followed their line for several months now and all of their titles are so intriguing! According to their site, they’re trying to be the Guillermo del Toro of indie publishing world, and their title listing and range of styles really proves that. Run by the role model Shayne Leighton, who has had a hand in multiple areas of the entertainment industry, they’ve got an impressive list of upcoming books.
Here’s a quick run-down:
- There will be ebook, audiobook, paperback, and hardback copies. Omg hardback… definitely a first for me!
- Yes, it will be distributed, and according to a friend of mine who works in a Barnes and Noble, it’s a distributor that they work with regularly.
- It’s Book 1 of a YA Fantasy series. Only the first book has been signed right now, so that gives me motivation to finish up the other two books!
- Yes, I am super excited! Can’t you tell?
Here’s the rundown of what Stolen is all about!
Shaleigh is tired of dealing with her father. To escape from the delusions he lives in, she explores condemned buildings with her best friend. But when she is kidnapped by a creature who carries her atop a flying bicycle into another world, she realizes how much her father needs her, and is determined to get back home.
In a kingdom known as The Garden where minotaurs pull carriages and lion statues work as librarians, Madam Cloom and her faerie servant Teagan rule over the land with incredible but terrifying magic. Shaleigh must prove that she is the reincarnation of a long dead ruler, not because she believes it to be true, but because it’s her only chance at survival. By befriending Teagan’s ex-boyfriend, Talek, who has a plan to get her out, Shaleigh thinks she has outwitted everyone. She’ll do anything to get home and that might be her biggest mistake.
I love the community that Parliament House Press has and even though I’ve just signed with them, they’ve all welcomed me with open arms. I can’t wait to get this book out and into the world!
If you want to learn more about what it took to get Stolen here and the long journey it’s had from conception to completion, take a look at my recent newsletter that came out. If you enjoy reading stories like these about the patience and pitfalls that being a writer takes, please consider signing up for my mailing list! You’ll be the first to know about any new publications coming out, and the first to know about appearances I’ll be making.