Princess Jessamine would rather do a lot of things than marry Prince Alec—wear an itchy dress while her portrait is painted, count her father’s nose hairs, or even clean the dungeon’s chamber pots. But Jessa isn’t given a choice, so she enlists the help of a powerful sorceress to save her from the arranged marriage.
The sorceress casts her spell, but instead of getting rid of the prince as agreed, she takes care of Jessa instead. Now everyone sees Jessa as a lowly maid while the double-crossing sorceress is living the high life of a princess. Laws are changed, taxes are raised, and Jessa is on the run from the sorceress’s henchmen who are more bloodthirsty than a hyped up troll.
On the bright side, Jessa knows how to defeat the sorceress. She just needs to find a few rare ingredients for a counter spell and she’ll be on her way. Oh, and since the sorceress’s missing sister needs to be the one to cast it, it would be great if she would stop playing hide and seek and cooperate already.
Prince Alec is willing to lend Jessa a hand, and he’s got the strong shoulders to match, but Jessa doesn't have a whole lot of time before the sorceress can put her unknown-but-definitely-evil plan into action. All Jessa knows is that her kingdom, and her future with *gasp* Alec of all people, is at stake, and no one, not even a psychotic sorceress who wants her dead, is going to stand in her way.
Dragon Secrets - Chapter Book
In a kingdom of animals who have tried and failed, one horse named Whitney is determined to figure out the dragons' secret. Despite lacking opposable thumbs—not to mention her parents’ permission—she embarks on her dangerous quest, if only to escape her horrible bathing schedule.
After she conquers Scorched Mountain (and gets a buzz-cut for her trouble), she discovers that dragons don't breathe fire, but bubbles, rainbows, glitter and all things un-dragon-like. They may seem harmless, but they still have dragon-sharp claws and teeth, and when an old blind dragon stumbles over the peeping horse, the dragons launch a full-scale attack against Whitney so she can't divulge their secret. After all, that would be embarrassing.
In order to escape, Whitney must rely on an unlikely friendship with a baby dragon who insists on calling her "Horace" and has more guts than is probably healthy. Whitney barely makes it home with her hide still intact, but now must find a way to stop the whole animal kingdom from going to war—before her parents ground her for eternity.
Second Skin - YA
Sixteen year old Gemma is an outcast to society--she just doesn't understand why her shape-shifting ability makes her a bad person, er, animal. When her best friend (and maybe more), is taken for "rehabilitation," Gemma must decide where she belongs in society, and what she's willing to sacrifice for it.
Starting a revolution was something that happened by accident. But now Gemma has to think fast in order to outfox the government officials and escape with her tail - and the hides of the others like herself - still attached.
The Secret of Mulberry Woods - YA
Jared meets the girl of his dreams, but there's something about her story that doesn't add up.
Karya is wild, fiery and much too impatient and impulsive for her own good. Against her father's will, she becomes involved with Jared, telling him her secrets and revealing the hidden history of her people.
When she goes inexplicably missing, it is up to Jared to find out what evil is lurking behind the complacent face of the nearby forest. But the forest does not give up its secrets easily, and Jared soon discovers he is in over his head.
After learning of his own magic, and eventually learning to control it, Jared finally has things figured out, but that knowledge just might destroy him as he tries to save Karya's life.