I’m so happy to announce that Frost & Filigree is officially available. This little labor of love came together this winter, and is quite appropriately named. If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a woman of contrasts. I love a knock down, drag out fight as much as I love the detail on Edwardian costumes. Appropriately, this book features both.
The premise is fairly simple. Vivienne du Lac and Nerissa Waldemar have been living among the Tarrytown elite for two years. It is 1912 now. They are taking care of the Lyndhurst mansion. And they are good neighbors for the most part, if not a little odd. The truth is they are more than a little odd. Vivienne is a sylph, the very one who inspired La Belle Dame Sans Merci, and Nerissa is a lamia. Both have reformed, and no longer require human beings for sustenance, but their true wish is to simply live comfortably after some centuries of adventure and tumult.
That all comes crashing down when they are rather foolishly outed by a little cult calling themselves the Circle of Iapetus (the god of mortality, as it were). Headed by a curious young woman named Christabel Crane (the great-great granddaughter of Ichabod), they convince the two women to join them in helping fight a foe to big for their own mortal hands.
And of course, Vivienne’s old flame, Worth Goodwin — Nerissa’s ex business partner — is also wrapped up in the whole affair. And did I mention he’s the son of the Questing Beast?
It’s a light tale filled with adventure and just a bit of romance. It’s more witty than winsome, but I really enjoyed every bit of this. As part of John Hartness’s extended Shadow Council series, it’s good if you’re familiar but it should also stand on its own.
This year is just revving up in terms of writing, and it’s only half through. Thanks to everyone for your support and love. I’m a lucky, lucky lady.
Top image: By Ss.analuisa – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47816424