We are celebrating the official release of the highly anticipated novel by J.L. Vampa, Autumn of the Grimoire and we're thrilled to be part of the launch! Read on for more details and a chance to win a fantastic giveaway!
Expected Publication Date: September 22, 2022
Genre: Gothic Fantasy/ Dark Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Phantom House Press
Some witches cast spells. Others slay kings.
A mysterious Grimoire. A marriage full of dark secrets.
A History sculpted by a quartet of ancient Sister witches.
For three hundred years, Sister Autumn has incited wars, burnt villages, killed kings, and released plagues at the bidding of the Grimoire. Meanwhile, her Sister Winter, Sister Spring, and Sister Summer have brought forth only peace. When an Order from the Grimoire sends Agatha to the Kingdom of Merveille, she already anticipates the worst. Unless she wants to face the wrath of the Goddess, Agatha must keep her head down and do as she’s commanded. But when the Grimoire Orders her to marry a pompous prince and play the role of a peasant “accepted” by vicious aristocrats, she finds herself at the center of a war between the classes and an age-old prophecy. Within the court, many players harbor dark secrets—including her new husband.
With her newfound influence, Agatha joins forces with the city’s Blacklisted in order to blur the lines between the common man and the elite, unravel the mysteries in her marriage, and decide once and for all if she will defy the Grimoire and face the brutal consequences. As secrets unfold, will Agatha continue to slay on behalf of the Grimoire, or forge an uncharted History with her unlikely allies?
The gargantuan doors closed with an ominous clank and Prince Thackery stalked toward her, stopping only a stride away. “How dare you stand there and deign to say nothing?” he ground out.
Her nerves bent a knee to her fury at his unexpected outburst. Agatha let a spiteful smile adorn her lips.
“And what would you have me do, then? Throw myself at your feet and argue that I am worthy to be your bride?”
Surprise flashed across the prince’s face at her gall, but he swiftly shoved it away. She swung an arm out wide.
“Or would you have me faint upon the chaise because of my utter fortune to be your betrothed?” She took a step closer to him. “Because I will do neither of those things.”
His lip curled. “A bit bold for a peasant, aren't we?”
Agatha cursed her cheeks for heating. Perhaps she was a fool not to play the part of a meek little mouse, but she couldn’t stop the storm of rage bubbling up inside of her.
“I do not wish to marry you any more than you wish to marry me.”
A muscle in the prince’s jaw flexed.
“Then help me fight this madness! Deny the proposal that has been asked without my will.”
Agatha snickered. “And risk the loss of my head at the hands of our darling Crown?”
She crossed her arms at her chest, matching the prince’s stance. “I think not.”
About the Author
J.L. Vampa’s four-book New Adult Fantasy series, SISTERS SOLSTICE, will begin on September 22, 2022. Jane Lenore (J.L.) Vampa is a published author of Dark Fantasy and Victorian Gothic fiction. J.L. also owns a macabre-style bookish shop, Wicked Whimsy Boutique. She lives in Texas with her musician husband and their two littles who are just as peculiar as they are.
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