July was pretty warm in this part of the world, and August has been slightly better. One thing that was keeping me cool was writing about the ice realm.
My new book, Queen of Frost and Ice, will release in October. I first titled the book ‘Queen of Everlasting Winter’ (a title which I still love, but *mild spoiler* it didn’t quite fit with the plot.)
Here is an exclusive sneak peek from my upcoming novel. I hope that you enjoy it!
More hours passed and Kia hadn’t returned.
The ice with the floral patterns remained on the windows; the only sign of the ice queen being there.
The storm lasted all night. It took that long for grandma’s fever to go away. Jade hoped that Kia stayed the night safe at a friend’s house.
Jade looked towards the door, hoping that Kia would walk in at any moment. She hadn’t had a moment of sleep, but she still waited for her nightmare to end.
“How are you feeling now, grandma?” Jade asked when she saw her stir.
“Much better, dear,” she said, smiling. “How could I not, with my granddaughter looking after me?”
“I am glad you are better,” Jade said. She added, hesitating, “I have to go look for Kia, grandma.”
“Ok, dear,” grandma said. “Who is Kia? Is she your friend?” she asked with a calm that chilled Jade’s heart.
“You don’t remember Kia?”
“I might remember,” Grandma said slowly. “What does she look like?”
Was this amnesia because of the fever? Jade didn’t know what to think, but she also didn’t want to upset her grandma by saying she had forgotten her other granddaughter.
“Kia is ten, with dark, wavy hair…” Jade answered. “And her eyes are… her eyes are…”
Jade racked her head, but she couldn’t remember if Kia’s eyes were blue or green or brown.
Am I forgetting my sister, too? Was this the ice queen’s spell?
Her heart sank at the thought.
She needed to find her little sister… and quickly.
Thank you for reading! 😊 The preorder for Queen of Frost and Ice is available at: https://books2read.com/QoFI