Coming soon! The next installment of the Phoenix Province series.
Wings of Fire began our new adventure with Sterlyn and Rillion, Blades of Ember continues this Cinderella retelling set in the world of Alburnium where readers have enjoyed visiting in the White Road Chronicles, The White Road Tales, and The Lionheart Province.
Keep reading to see what our heroes Sterlyn and Rillion, along with Juniper the Okbold, will be up to next.
The two provinces have been as close as Rillion and Sterlyn’s life-long friendship. However, loyalties grow cold when evil knocks at the gates, threatening to destroy everything the Kaim Regent has worked so hard to build.
Some sacrifices must be made.
A plan is hatched that might satisfy the emerging ruler who hungers for control and power in his desire to overthrow both provinces.
During a brief visit to beautiful Kaim, Rillion’s father is introduced to a widow, with twin daughters, who manages to steal his heart. When Father surprises Rillion with a new step-mother and two mean-spirited sisters, her world spirals into a pit of despair and loss that she may never rise out of.
Wings of Flame is the first in a series of three books set in the enchanting world of Alburnium. Start your next adventure with this new epic retelling of the legendary Cinderella fairytale. Click Read More to find out what's next....
A sweeping tale of love, loss, and penance in this fairy-tale retelling.
Joachim stared at the intruders and thought back to his former life. It had all started in the castle with his love, Queen Maris. They were happy. Until Joachim lost his temper first, then everything else he held dear.
Joachim had had it all…wealth, power, and the love of his life. The only thing he lacked was control of his temper. As a result, he’s spent five hundred years as overseer of the storehouses of the winter snows to pay for his deed. Now known as Jack Frost, he rules the winter seasons with the capricious North Wind.
His goal is to finish serving his punishment to be finally reunited with his love. He’s close. Oh, so close. But once again, his castle has intruders. Who will win out? His icy love or his hot temper?
Today, let us rejoice in all the goodness God has bestowed on us.
No matter what is going on in our lives- He will walk beside us through the good and bad.
All we have to do is ask.
Look around. See how the earth in spring shouts for joy?
Joy over renewal. Joy over rebirth.
His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.
(See Lamentations 3:23)
I pray that you find your joy-song today.
Share something you are joyful for today in the comments below.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn--
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
When I first met Tarek in the very first Alburnium story, Illuminated, he was supposed to be a throw-away character. Little did I know at that time that Tarek had his own story that he wanted told.
Turns out, Tarek is not what he first seems. Not at all.
If you have not read any of the White Road Chronicles or White Road Tales stories, be warned that there may be spoilers in this post. The first books of both series are available for free. Click the series page links to find out where you can get your copy
Alyra had everything stolen from her while she'd been under the Dark Lord's rule. Her memories, her past, and even her name!
But there was one thing he could not take from her...and that was her heart. It belonged to the King. The Medallion she kept hidden was testimony that she'd come from somewhere else, that she'd had a good life once. The entire six-book White Road Chronicles series is her journey to reclaim what was stolen.
Read on to learn more about this enchanting character. Be warned, there might be a few spoilers ahead, so if you have not read Illuminated yet, you might want to go grab it for free, then come back here an read on.
Though I love writing full-fledged inspirational fantasy novels, I have these little stories that I've been hanging on to for years now.
I've always thought it would be fun to write and illustrate picture books. Did you know that I was not only a teacher's aid in an elementary school, but I used to run the children's ministry at my church back in it's early years.? I'm amazed over this, too. Ha!
During that time, when I was first called back to write stories, I'd get these silly little stories that would sometimes hit me at the oddest times. (Usually in the middle of the night, as usual) So, I'd get up in the morning and write them down. When our church was just a small gathering, the pastor would let me read these stories to everyone.
The kids enjoyed them. So did some of the adults.
That was quite nerve-wracking, let me tell you. But I learned something at that time. I learned that I could say things in stories that touched people's hearts. Even helped them at times. I learned the effectiveness of telling a parable.
Sheep's Tale, was the first one to come to me.
We all love a great deal. And most of us aren't too willing to spend money on something we aren't sure of.
I get it. It's the same for trying out new authors. That's why so many of us put first books in a series for free. We want to give you a chance to get to know us, our writing style, and see if we will be a good fit.
So, today I'm going to offer you a list of virtual bookstores that can be delivered right to your mailbox.
I have no affiliations with any of these sites. I have promoted books on a few of them. But they do offer a good lists of books daily, some weekly. All do require that you sign up with your email address.
Coming soon, the next trilogy in the Chronicles of Alburnium series.
The first book, Wings of Flame starts off this enchanting story of Rillion and Sterlyn which is loosely based on the fairy tale, Cinderella.
There might not be a glass slipper, but there is a glass dagger.
There might not be a fairy godmother, but there will be a warrior Logorian who will help Rillion find her true love and face her enemies.
There might not be a Prince Charming, however, there is Sterlyn who is noble of heart and in complete and utter love with Rillion, even when he believes that he's lost her forever.
Oh, there will be a grand ball... absolutely!
This is the Phoenix Province trilogy.
Want to find out more? Keep reading for a sneak peek at what's to come. Oh, and let me know what you think about the first cover of this three-book series.
Well, here we are in a new year. I'm not so sure there is anything different...but I have hope of better things to come.
So, this post is all about my plans for 2021 at Castle's Story World. If you're interested in hearing about some of my future book plans, then read on....
I'm happy to finally be able to share my newest short story with you today. The King of Ice and Time will be available as part of the Fairytale Collection Limited Edition. You can read my novella, along with sixteen other stories!
This collection will only be available until the end of January, 2021.
All these Fantastical Christmas Time stories should keep you entertained all through the holiday season. All are clean fantasy fairytale retellings.
Keep reading to find out more about this series, where you can get it, and see a sneak peek of my Jack Frost/ King of Golden Mountain retelling.
Jackie Castle is an author, artist and dreamer. She lives in Texas with her husband, two grown children and her dog, Banjo. She looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything she experiences.
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