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Author Spotlight

I've had the pleasure of getting to know Anne Wheeler over the past several years and can honestly recommend her books. She's such a fantastic writer, as evidenced by the fact that the first novella in this series won a Realm Makers award this year! Read on to find out more about Anne and her new release, Queen's Crown.

Queen's Crown

A foreign crown bent on conquest.
An escaped traitor out for vengeance.
A realm caught in the middle.
Sometimes it takes a queen to save a kingdom.

Laurent has left to meet the Vassian Army at the border, leaving Riette in charge of Lochfeld Castle and indeed Meirdre itself. Waiting on war to come to the kingdom she loves is unthinkable, so she escapes to her home village for a visit, searching for one last bit of normalcy in a life that is no longer her own.
But that normalcy is shattered when Thomas arrives. Bitter over his imprisonment and bent on the revenge he’s always wanted, he’s intent on destroying Laurent and has no qualms about using Riette to do so. Worse, her power as a crownkeeper is no longer a secret, and King Damir of Vassian wants it for himself. From Lochfeld itself to a coastal town, defeat looms. For their adversary is well-prepared and powerful—a formidable enemy to her small kingdom.
But the map on the floor of Lochfeld’s ballroom holds power of its own—and Riette will discover what it truly means to be a crownkeeper.

Queen's crown is now available here.

About the Author

Anne Wheeler grew up with her nose in a book but earned two degrees in aviation before it occurred to her she was allowed to write the stories that had been brewing in her head for years. When not writing her next novel, she can be found planning her next escape to the desert—camera gear included. An occasional commercial pilot and flight instructor, she currently lives in Georgia with her husband, son, and herd of cats. Visit her website, or find her on Facebook or Instagram.

Writing Update

Since launching Discernment, I've taken a break to recharge my batteries and spend some time with my family. Putting a novel out into the world is hard work, so it's been nice to focus on other things for a while.

But now I'm back to work and planning my next story, which for me means a large pin board, a roll of lining paper, and a new notebook to fill with ideas. I love this stage of the writing process. So many possibilities, new characters to get to know, and things that can happen.

It's all very hush hush at the moment, but I can tell you that the next two books run alongside each other, and that Velay has finally finagled her own story out of me. It's been in the back of my mind for a couple of years, and I'm finally in a place where I can do it justice. I can't wait to tell you more. Keep an eye on my social media for more updates.

Until then, have fun reading!

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Giveaway Winner Announcement

It's been fantastic seeing how people have responded to Discernment over the last two weeks. This story has been a huge part of my life for so long, and being able to share it is a privilege. But you're not here today for that, so I'll get straight to the main event.

The winner of the Discernment Swag Bag is: Marie.

The winners of the digital swag packs are: Hope, Sophia, Audrey, Stephanie, and Ricardo.

Congratulations to each of you! Info on how to claim your prizes should have reached your email inboxes this afternoon.

And to everyone else, thank you all so much for taking part in the giveaway. I hope you had fun even if you didn't win. There are plenty of other opportunities to grab free stuff throughout the year via my newsletter, so if you've liked what you've read during the Discernment launch, feel free to subscribe at the bottom of this page.

Happy reading!