Exciting news! First of all, today is my 100th post in the Legendary Archive. Woot! I can’t say my posts have always been…interesting, but our time together has real meaning to me, so thank you for reading!
Secondly–which is really what you have been waiting for–today I’m announcing my next planned release, Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast will be a full length Young Adult fantasy novel–somewhere between 40,000 and 65,000 words. My book will be a slightly different take on the classic. Of course the cornerstones are still there–the magic mirror, the girl staying at the beast’s castle, the transformed prince–but I’ve added some deliciously complicated aspects to this classic fairytale.
In my version Elle, the protagonist, hasn’t been blackmailed to stay at the beast’s castle, instead she’s forced to when she breaks her leg and is stuck hobbling around for three months. The beast is a prince–admittedly an illegitimate one–who before he was transformed into a beast served as the country’s commanding general. Since the transformation he has exiled himself to his godforsaken castle and meets only with his half brother–and closest friend–crown prince Lucien.
There’s more to the story, but that’s for a later reveal. I’ve been working on it all month and I’m just shy of being halfway finished. It will likely be released in December, but I’m hoping for an earlier date.
And that’s what’s ticking in my workshop. Thanks for reading, Champions, I’ll see you all on Monday.