My next re-release with NineStar Press is a book called Kelpie Blue. It is available for pre-order right now at NSP, and comes out on December 28th. You can pre-order, check out the official summary, and read an excerpt HERE.
Kelpie Blue is the first book in my Out of Underhill series, but it wasn't supposed to be. When I first started writing about Underhill and the chaotic overlap between the worlds of fae and human, I was working on a book titled If A Butterfly Don't Fly. Butterfly was supposed to be a stand alone novel, but after starting to dig into the story I came to a realization: there was too much content without full backstory! Basically, Butterfly was reading like a sequel. Luckily a happy kelpie came frolicking by at just the right time. Blue was a loveable, flesh-eating kelpie who just wanted a hug and to maybe take a large bite out of your shoulder. He also wanted his story, and he wanted it now. I couldn't say no.
Kelpie Blue took a long time to write. I had to do a ton of research about horse racing and rearing. I had a massive chunk of plot written and was about to move onto the next section when I thankfully took a moment to look up horse gestation and had to quickly add a few months into the story. The Celtic magic and creatures were also really interesting. Blue's character and personality evolved a ton the more I learned, but I also changed a lot about Rin too.
Fun Fact: Rin's name was originally Brin. My first editor said Brin and Blue sounded too similar, and they recommended I change one. Brin therefore became Rin.
Kelpie Blue will be coming out in just two days, and you won't have to wait too long until If A Butterfly Don't Fly comes out in March! Don't forget to pre-order Kelpie Blue today at NSP, and it will be available at all major ebook and print retailers on December 28th.
March 1, 2021
Mell Eight is an author writing with NSP. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.