Welcome Author Megan O’Russell
Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of Sunshine Reads!
I am a professional actor, so storytelling has long been a part of my life. The desire to write came along in my teen years, but my first published book is The Tethering. That story began with a boy waiting at a window for a girl to come back. Figuring out who the boy was and why the girl had left became the story of The Tethering Series. Jacob Evans is thrown into a magical world on the brink of war. There is fighting, spells, and torment. But at the end of it all, The Tethering is really about a boy who loves a girl and would do anything to protect her.
My current projects include finalizing edits on the third book in The Tethering Series and completing the fourth and final book! I also have another YA project currently titledGirl of Glass to be released by Fiery Seas Publishing. Girl of Glass is very different from the romantic magic of The Tethering. Set in a mid-apocalyptic world complete with chemically induced vampires, Girl of Glass takes a look at what happens when the privileged few ignore the suffering of those below them as told from the vantage point of those chosen to survive the apocalypse in safety.
My previous publications include a sweet Christmas romance about two professional ballet dancers on a snowy road trip in Nuttycracker Sweet, and a short story set in the world of The Tethering, which was included in the Athena’s Daughters 2 anthology, featuring women in sci-fi and fantasy.
All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.
Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover.
When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?
The Tethering Link: http://amzn.to/1WuXorN
Jacob loves Emilia Gray, but things aren’t always that simple in the world of Magickind…
The war has begun.
The Dragons are gaining power, and the Gray Clan stands alone. Desperate to find a way to stop the Pendragon, Emilia is forced to seek answers from someone who hasn’t been seen in seventeen years… Her mother. Embarking on a magical journey filled with witches, wizards, centaurs and a dangerous and powerful Siren, Jacob and Emilia must take a leap of faith to a land neither could have ever imagined… and hope they can then find their way home.
The Siren’s Realm Link: http://amzn.to/1V5zcNj
The plan was simple. Get to Portland, dance The Nutcracker, and don’t murder your dance partner. And most definitely, do not, under any circumstances, fall in love with him.
A snowy road trip strands Elle Grant in a tiny cabin better suited for serial killings than rehearsals for two professional ballet dancers. With no one but the incredibly talented, excruciatingly handsome, and notoriously terrible Zachary Benson and a few taxidermy woodland creatures for company, Elle’s Christmas plans are officially ruined. Can she and Zach learn to like each other enough to dance together? And can Elle get home without losing her heart to the Christmas Cavalier?
Nuttycracker Link: http://amzn.to/1NrL6Js
Maze running executioners, menopausal super heroes, psychic scientists, precog nuns, sentient crows . . . These are just a sampling of the diverse ladies that will enthrall, excite, and entertain you in this anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories written by women.
Athena’s Daughters Link: http://amzn.to/1SdOLyD
Fiery Seas page link: http://www.fieryseaspublishing.com/megan-o-russell
Megan’s Website: meganorussell.com