Waaaaaaayyyyy sooner than I thought it would happen… the HEARTLESS cover has been revealed (!!!), along with an exclusive new excerpt which gives juuuuuust a hint of budding romance…. *wink*


See the cover and read the excerpt here!




If you’re reading this and thinking, Heartless, who, what? Allow me to clue you in!


HEARTLESS is my first stand-alone novel that will be hitting shelves this November. It’s a prequel to Lewis Carroll’s ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND that tells that origin story of the infamous decapitation-happy Queen of Hearts. In some ways it’s a big change from TLC (re: less science, more nonsense; less mechanics, more magic), but it’s still full of adventure, derring-do, and of course… one swoony guy. (At least, *I* swooned and I hope you will too!)


Here’s the official summary:


Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.


Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.


At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
So…. what do you think of the cover?!