Upcoming Events

The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby released out into the world this week, and I couldn’t be more excited to share Violet’s story with you! If you’d like a signed copy of Violet, here is a list of places I’ll be this fall:

The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby

September 23, 2017 @ 1-3pm
Barnes & Noble
6111 Sunrise Blvd. Citrus Heights, CA 95610

September 29, 2017 @ 7pm
Barnes & Noble
Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave. #110 Huntington Beach, CA 92647

November 18, 2017 @ 11am-1pm
Face in a Book
4359 Town Center Blvd. #113
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Truman State University Children’s Literature Festival
Kirksville, Missouri
April 20th

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Pitch Wars 2017- Bring Forth the MG!

Greetings! I am Jenny Lundquist and I couldn’t be more excited to be a pitch wars mentor this year than if I won the lottery! (Hint, Hint: Did you catch the “than” in blue?) If you are wondering what the heck Pitch Wars is, please click here for a description.

First things first: I am looking for ONLY middle grade manuscripts. If you have a completed middle grade manuscript, keep reading!

Who Am I? I am the author of multiple middle grade and YA titles, including Seeing Cinderella and The Charming Life of Izzy Malone as well as the soon-to-be-released The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby and I am represented by Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg and Rostan Literary Agency. I live in Northern California and I love coffee and hate housework.

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My Wishlist:

I am looking for contemporary, magical realism, or for a good mystery. I tend to love books that are humorous and heartfelt, but I also love books that are more literary as well. I am also a sucker for a manuscript with a really good “voice.”

Not For Me List:

-High Fantasy




-Books with animals as main character




I realize my “Not For Me” list is pretty long, but I’m really clear about the type of manuscript I’d like to mentor this year, and I just want to make sure you are subbing to the mentors who are the best fit for you.

Books I Have Enjoyed Recently:





ABSOLUTELY TRULY- Heather Vogel Frederick

What You Can Expect From Me:

If I end up mentoring you I would like our time together to mimic the relationship between an author and her/his editor as much as possible. To that end, I will read your manuscript and provide you with my reactions in real time as I read via track changes. I will also provide an editorial letter addressing big picture issues such as plot, structure, pacing, character development, etc.

Once you’ve had a chance to revise based upon my notes, you can submit your book to me a second time and I’ll do a second read through and provide another round of comments and editorial notes to tie up any lingering issues to get your book into the best shape possible.

If you think your manuscript is perfect and aren’t willing to work hard, then I am not the mentor for you. But! I do recognize that this is YOUR book, and it’s up to you to make the final call on any suggestions I make. I will also be available to answer questions and/or provide encouragement via email or Skype or both, whatever works best for you.

*Due to time constraints, I may not be providing feedback to any submissions that I am passing on. Just FYI in case that makes a difference to you.

And that’s it for now! If you have a contemporary, magical realism or mystery that you’d like to sub I hope you will consider me!

Best of luck!

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Read An Excerpt of The Charming Life of Izzy Malone!

Fall is in full swing in my neck of the woods. The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping and the stores are decked out for the holidays. And that means…The Charming Life of Izzy Malone releases really soon! Which also means…I’ve got an excerpt to share with you!


Read the first few chapters HERE

Liked the excerpt and want to buy the book? You can place a pre-order at the following retailers:

Barnes & Noble



Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Pre-Release Giveaway for The Charming Life of Izzy Malone!

Update: The giveaway is now closed, and winners have been chosen.

It’s hard to believe, but The Charming Life of Izzy Malone—my middle grade novel about a mouthy middle school misfit who, through joining a special charm bracelet club (and racing a giant pumpkin!) discovers the best friends of her life—releases in just over a month! Of all the main characters I’ve written so far, Izzy is my favorite. Her spunk, persistence, humor and vulnerability was a blast to write, and I am so excited for everyone to meet her. With that in mind, I’m hosting a couple of pre-release giveaways!

the-charming-life-of-izzy-malone-blog-image-2Giveaway #1: For anyone who pre-orders The Charming Life of Izzy Malone, simply email me at jenniferlundquist@gmail.com to let me know you bought the book and you will be entered into the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive:

  • $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice)
  • 5 copies of The Charming Life of Izzy Malone and swag
  • A 10-page critique of an unpublished manuscript (can be given away as a gift if winner is not an aspiring writer).

You can pre-order Izzy on Barnes & NobleAmazon, or IndieBound

Giveaway #2: For those who don’t pre-order, there’s a giveaway for you too. Five lucky winners will receive 1 copy of The Charming Life of Izzy Malone and swag. To enter this giveaway, you’ll receive an entry each time you:

  • Tweet about the giveaway
  • Facebook about the giveaway
  • Add Izzy to your TBR list on Goodreads
  • Request your local library carry Izzy (worth two entries)

I work on the honor system, so email me at jenniferlundquist@gmail.com (or leave a comment below) to let me know how many entries you’ve received. Both giveaways run through Monday, November 28th. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified on November 29th.

Update: The giveaway has closed, and winners have been chosen.

Ready? On your mark, get set…go!!

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Cover for The Charming Life of Izzy Malone

In case you haven’t already seen it, the cover for The Charming Life of Izzy Malone is out and in the world!

I am beyond excited for you guys to meet Izzy. The release date has been set for November 29, 2016, so we still have a few months to go. In the coming months, I’ll be offering up a few copies on Goodreads, so be sure to add Izzy to your TBR list if you want to be notified about current giveaways.

51p+Hwkg8XL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Izzy Malone isn’t your typical middle schooler. She wears camouflage combat boots, the stars are her only friends, and after a month she’s set a new record for the most trips to her principal’s office.

But Izzy’s life isn’t so charming these days. The kids at school think she’s a mouthy misfit, her musical prodigy sister gets all the attention at home, and no one takes Izzy’s determination to compete in her small town’s Great Pumpkin Race seriously.

When Izzy’s antics land her in hot water, her parents enroll her in Mrs. Whippie’s Earn Your Charm School. At first Izzy thinks it sounds stupid—her manners are just fine, thanks—but Mrs. Whippie’s first assignment proves intriguing. Tucked inside a letter is a shiny charm bracelet and instructions telling her she will “Earn Her Charm” by performing a series of tasks. For each task Izzy completes, she’ll receive a charm to place on her bracelet. “Complete them all,” the letter says, “and you will have earned a prize unlike any other.”

Soon Izzy’s adding charms to her bracelet. But when a task goes seriously awry and threatens to derail her mother’s budding political career, Izzy has her hands full proving she’s not an emerging juvenile delinquent. Add in some middle school mean girls, a giant pumpkin that could be the answer to all her problems, and discovering she might have a crush on the boy she accidentally punched in the face, and Izzy may just pull it all together and Earn Her Charm. And she’s about to find out the best kind of friends are just like stars: Bright and beautiful, appearing just when you need them, to shine a little bit of light on a dark night.

What do you think of the cover? It makes me want to climb a tree!

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Announcing My New Middle Grade Series!

The first book I ever wrote featured a sixth grader desperately trying to navigate the newness of middle school life, while trying to hang onto her best friend. To make her BFF happy, she joined a clique of girls called The Charm Girls, recognizable by the charm bracelets they wore. It was a good first effort, but not publishable, and so to this day the story languishes on a retired hard drive in my closet. But I never lost my interest in writing a story featuring a charm bracelet. With that in mind I’m happy to announce that the following blurb appeared today in Publisher’s Marketplace:

Jenny Lundquist’s THE CHARMING LIFE OF IZZY MALONE, the first in a series, about an 11-year-old misfit whose parents enroll her in a unique at-home charm school that sets her off on a series of adventures, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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The first book is set to release in the Fall of 2016, and for those of you looking for a few more details, I’ve listed a couple paragraphs from my synopsis:

Izzy Malone isn’t your typical sixth grader. She’s the class outcast, and wears camouflage combat boots and tie dye skirts; the Big Dipper and Orion are her two best friends; and she’d rather climb trees or shoot hoops than talk about boys and makeup; and after only a month of middle school she’s set the record for the most trips to the Principal’s office.

When Izzy’s antics land her in some hot water, her parents enroll her in Mrs. Whippie’s Earn Your Charm School. Izzy thinks it sounds stupid, but when Mrs. Whippie’s first letter arrives it’s way different from what she was expecting. Tucked inside the letter is a shiny  bracelet and instructions telling her she will “earn her charm” by completing a series of tasks. For each task completed, she’ll receive a tiny charm to put on her bracelet. It’s not long before Izzy is adding charms to her bracelet and dealing with middle school bullies, her first crush, and finding out that she’s not nearly as odd—or alone—as she thought.

I am thrilled to be working with Aladdin/Simon & Schuster again, and I’m  thrilled to be working on this story in particular. I’ve long been interested in charm bracelets (I have one of my own), and how we sometimes use them to tell the story of our life. I’m looking forward to developing Izzy’s character and helping her build her story, experience by experience, charm by charm, and becoming a little more confident in who she is.

Do you own a charm bracelet? If so, what charms do you have on it?

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The Opal Crown Releases Today!

It’s hard to believe, but The Opal Crown, the second and final book in The Opal Mask series, officially hits bookstores today! For the past week I’ve been walking around with a sense of deep gratitude, knowing that this day was coming. Of all the books I’ve written, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more grateful to see this one launched out into the world.

The Opal Crown by Jenny LundquistHere’s why: I started journaling images and ideas for this series nearly ten years ago, before I began any of my other published works. By the time I sat down to actually write the opening scenes of The Princess in the Opal Mask, I knew where Elara and Wilha would eventually end up. And I also knew that place was far from where I would leave them at the end of that first book. What I didn’t know, was if I’d ever have the chance to show the world the true ending of Elara and Wilha’s story.

When an author begins writing a book that she/he hopes to turn into a series, there is little that’s certain. We don’t know if an editor will acquire the first book at all, and if it is acquired, there’s no guarantee said editor will want a series, as opposed to a stand-alone title.

But I found a willing partner in my editor and my publisher, Running Press Teens, and I couldn’t be more grateful for them, and for all of you who have cheered me on as I wrote The Opal Mask books. It means the world to me. The story of two girls, raised in vastly different circumstances who have to come together to fight for their kingdom and the right to choose their own destiny has captivated my imagination for a long time, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little sad at the thought that my time working on this story is done.

But! I am so excited to show everyone where these two girls end up. And with that in mind, today I’m offering everyone the chance to read the first two chapters of The Opal Crown for free here on my blog. Simply click on the link below.

Read the first two chapters of The Opal Crown!

Purchase The Opal Crown from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Indiebound.

Thanks for stopping by! And remember that The Opal Crown blog tour still has a few days to go, where we’re giving away books and a $25 gift card to Amazon. The tour schedule can be found here.

Also, if you are in northern California this weekend, come join me for The Opal Crown launch party at Barnes & Noble in Citrus Heights! Details are here.

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Welcome to the Halloween Book Trail!

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Hello! Welcome to the first ever Halloween Book Trail, organized by the always HBT14--The-Looking-Glass-1awesome Zoraida Cordova, and running from October 27- Nov 1! I’m Jenny Lundquist, the author of The Opal Mask series and I am on The Looking Glass Trail!

One of the reasons I love Halloween is because it’s pumpkin season. I am an unashamed pumpkinholic. In my kitchen right now I have frozen pumpkin waffles, pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin kringles, pumpkin tea, pumpkin chai tea, pumpkin cider, pumpkin cornbread mix and pumpkin cereal. If loving pumpkin is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!

For today’s Hallowtastic fun, I will be offering up a copy of The Princess in the Opal Mask, as well as a copy of its sequel, The Opal Crown, which releases this week on October 28th!

About The Princess in the Opal Mask: The-Princess-in-The-Opal-Mask-238

Every Fairy-Tale Ending Has a Price. . .

Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Meanwhile, in Galandria’s royal capital, Princess Wilha stands out as someone to either worship or fear. Though no one knows why the king has always made her conceal her face—including Wilha herself. Wilha has recently been betrothed to the son of her father’s greatest enemy and hopes that journeying to a new kingdom will provide a new start, though she’s heartbroken at the handsome knight she must leave behind…

When Elara is implicated in an assassination attempt that threatens the peace between two kingdoms she’s forced to prove her loyalty—by impersonating Wilha. However, with dangers within and without the castle circling, both girls will need to decide if brighter futures are worth the binding risks.

Order The Princess in the Opal Mask here!

About The Opal Crown:The Opal Crown by Jenny Lundquist

Action, romance, sibling rivalry and court intrigue combine for a page-turning read in this sequel to The Princess in the Opal Mask, which VOYA called “engaging and action-packed.”

In the year since she was betrothed to the crown prince of Kyrenica, no one has suspected that the Masked Princess has been a decoy. That Elara, the secret twin sister, has been pretending to be Princess Wilha all along. The royal family has kept Elara’s identity hidden from the world, and for the girls, swapping lives has not been easy. Galandria is quickly declining, and the sisters continue to be a pawn in the Guardian’s ever-changing endgames.

But the stakes rise when Elara and Wilha’s younger brother, Andrei, takes the Galandrian throne after their father’s death, and he reveals the girls’ deception to Kyrenica’s royal family. Viewed as traitors, Elara and Wilha realize they are now fighting for their lives—and for their country. However, with only one crown and one throne to overthrow, Elara and Wilha must decide who will become queen. Or rather, the next savior for their people.

Order The Opal Crown here!

Enter the raffle copter giveaway below. One lucky winner will be selected Nov 2nd!

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Happy Halloween, and thanks for stopping by! To keep going through The Looking Glass, visit the website for the fantabulous Suzanne Lazear!

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Announcing The Opal Crown Blog Tour!

It’s hard to believe that The Opal Crown releases in less than two weeks! I am super excited to announce that the lovely ladies at Two Chicks on Books have put together The Opal Crown Blog Tour, which will begin on Monday, October 20th and run through Friday, October 31st. The tour will consist of guest posts, interviews, reviews, and a special extra scene I wrote just for the tour.

There will also be a tour-wide giveaway of a $25 gift card to Amazon, as well as five finished copies of both The Opal Crown and The Princess in the Opal Mask. So be sure to visit each day’s post and enter!

Tour Schedule:

October 20, 2014- Tales of the Marvelous will post a review.

October 21, 2014-Reading Nook Reviews  I’ll be discussing my Dream Cast for The Opal Crown and give my Twitter pitch for the book.

October 22, 2014- A Dream Within a Dream will post a review.

October 23, 2014- The amazing ladies at Two Chicks on Books will post an extra scene I wrote especially for the tour.

October 24, 2014- The Paige-Turner will post a review.

October 27, 2014- Over at A Backwards Story I’ll be discussing masquerades, fairy tales, and Pinterest.

October 28, 2014 (Release Day!) Bibliophilia, Please will post a review.

October 29, 2014- Stories & Sweeties will post my Top Ten List of Fairy tale Inspired Movies.

October 30, 2014- Jessabella Reads will post a review.

October 31, 2014 (Happy Halloween!)- Over at Me, My Shelf and I I’ll be discussing my favorite part of writing fantasy.

Don’t forget, there will be chances at each stop to win copies of the book, as well as a $25 gift card to Amazon. And stop by here on release day, October 28th, where I’ll be posting the first two chapters of The Opal Crown!


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YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt!! UPDATE: The Scavenger Hunt is now CLOSED.

This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

5188387Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out more about the hunt. This time around there are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM – but there is also a blue, gold, green, orange and indie team as well for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

Looking for my bonus content? Keep searching! Somewhere along the way I’ve hidden a deleted scene from THE OPAL CROWN, the sequel to THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK, which releases on October 28th! Before you go on though, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. But, first, a few rules.

Scavenger Hunt Puzzle

Directions: Below you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the RED TEAM and then add them up.

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, October 5th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or contact information will not be considered.

Sound Good? All right, let’s get ready to rumble!

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Today I’m hosting the fabulous Jennifer McGowan. Jennifer was born in Ohio, grew up in Montana, and studied in Paris. She fell in love with the Elizabethan era as a college student, and is now an unrepentant scholar of that period, happily splitting her time between the past and the present. An RWA Golden Heart Award winner and multiple finalist, Jenn is the author of Maid of Secrets, Maid of Deception, and the Maids of Honor e-novella A Thief Before Christmas. She lives in Ohio. Visit her (and the Maids of Honor) at JenniferMcGowan.com.

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About MAID OF DECEPTION:BeslDmWCQAA40Bb-e1391525070802

Elizabethan glamour and intrigue abound in this heart-pounding follow-up to Maid of Secrets, which Kirkus Reviews called “lively and fast-paced” with “plenty of action and plot twists.”

Beatrice Knowles is a Maid of Honor, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret protectors. Known for her uncanny ability to manipulate men’s hearts, Beatrice has proven herself to be a valuable asset in the Queen’s court—or so she thinks. It has been three weeks since the Maids thwarted a plot to overthrow the Queen, and Beatrice is preparing to wed her betrothed, Lord Cavanaugh. However, her plans come to a crashing halt as rumors of a brewing Scottish rebellion spread among the court.

Beatrice’s new assignment is to infiltrate the visiting Scottish delegation using her subtle arts in persuasion. The mission seems simple enough, until the Queen pairs Beatrice with the worst of the lot—Alasdair MacLeod. Beatrice cannot help but think that the Queen is purposefully setting her up for failure. But Alasdair could be the key to unlocking the truth about the rebellion…and her heart. Caught in a web of ever-more-twisting lies, Beatrice must rise up among the Maids of Honor and prove what she’s known all along: in a court filled with deception and danger, love may be the deadliest weapon of all.


Today Jennifer has graciously offered to share with us a deleted scene. Without further ado, here it is!

Deleted Scene from… Maid of Wonder, a Maids of Honor novel:

~this scene details the Maids defending a small group of Travelers (the nomadic people who eventually were referred to as “gypsies”, given the –incorrect– assumption that they were Egyptian due to their dark skin).~

“We cannot let them be harmed when they have no one to defend them,” Jane says. She reaches up to rebind her hair into thick plaits. At her side, Meg is doing the same.

“They have others to defend them,” Beatrice snaps. “Stefan Bihari has always defended his own!”

“Bihari!” A memory flashes in front of my eyes. Another forest, several weeks back. Another place. Beatrice’s home in Northampton, Marion Hall. The Great Labyrinth. The music, the dancing—it all comes rushing back. “They are Travelers!” These men and women are outlaws in England. They have journeyed all over the continent from Egypt, but they find no lasting welcome here, and precious few households suffer them to live on their lands. In fact, to give a Traveler rest is to risk beheading. Beatrice’s family took that risk, at great potential cost to them. But her home is days away, and these people—these people. . . I remember something else. “They gave me the obsidian stone!”

Beatrice turns just as Anna pushes forward. “Stefan Bihari is not with them,” Anna says, squinting into the bright sunlight. “These aren’t his people.”

“Then even more so should we keep away!” Beatrice retorts. “This is not our fight.” Far below, we see one of the men reach out and push a boy to the side. An older woman quickly steps forward and earns a backhand to the face for her troubles, then the man follows the woman as she stumbles away. The move seems to be the turning of the tide—the men surge forward to throw the women to the ground, and—

—And we are over the side of the wall.

Our dresses are day gowns, made of sturdier wool than our court finery, and we have been taught enough to be ready for any challenge. Still, Anna and Beatrice have some trouble with the wall, and we spend precious time directing them down to the point where they can make the drop without risk to ankle or knee. As soon as we are all on the ground, we turn, Meg and Jane to the fore, and Beatrice, Anna and me following behind. Anna is actually the last of our loose group, as she works best when she can see everything at once.

We race through the forest, our quarry only a quarter-mile off. By the time we arrive, however, great damage has been done. Children are silently beating at the fires set by the attackers, who are now busy trying to subdue the women. The women themselves are doing their level best to help each other, but they are not trained for combat, and though they outnumber the men, a few of them have already crumpled to the ground.

What strikes me most about this battle, however, is its comparative silence. The children do not scream, the women do not cry out. This is a crime that no one will stop—for the Travelers are not citizens of England, they are not citizens of any land. They do not merit the Queen’s favor.
The men are likely villagers, and as such they serve the Crown. They do merit the Queen’s favor.

But not ours.

“Stop!” Anna hisses, pointing to a pile of discarded silks as we pause at the edge of the clearing. We gather them up—beautiful scarves and embroidered kerchiefs, tossed aside like rags. Quickly we tie them around each other’s faces, so that we look. . .well, we look ridiculous, but at least there is no way we could be identified. There are six men, and five of us. Very good odds, except for the children.

And so it is the children that I am to help, even as my fellow Maids rush forward. I am not tall or strong, but I am quick and have a character that young people trust—even with my face wrapped like a brigand’s. I catch up a hatchet and start hacking away at the section of wagon that has been set to blaze, grimly appreciating the foresight of the Travelers. The wood of this wagon is wet. It smokes but does not blaze out of control. The children catch on quickly to what I am doing, only their fear and confusion prevail. They begin attacking me, tiny hands pulling at my hair and clothes.

“Fly!” I shout. “Find your brothers!” For these are only girls and small boys. There will be older brothers, somewhere. There have to be.
Startled by the command in my voice, the children scatter. I swing the axe again and again, seeing nothing but fire and smoke. I work my way down the wagon, interrupting the path of the flames, knocking sections of burning wood into the dirt. Sweat stings my eyes. I hear a scream and I turn—

The world around me has turned into a nightmarish landscape.

The Maids have run at the men in two pairs—Meg and Jane, Beatrice and Anna. One of the men is already down, the others are made of hardier stuff. Our clothes betray us all as women, and as such the men feel an unfounded confidence. They are thinking with their fists, believing their greater size and muscle should win the day. And ordinarily, they would be right. Worse, we’re hampered with our skirts—well, not all of us, it seems. I stare at Jane. Beneath her proper bodice and sleeves, her skirts have been unlaced and torn away, the padding as well, leaving her only in her shift, which looks two sizes too big for her body, and oddly shortened and slashed besides. Not that anyone usually sees one’s shift, but. . . It seems to be working for her, as she is able to use her feet and her legs as well as her hands. It seems that Meg no sooner sets up a combatant, then Jane attacks, her boots driving into guts and groins, her knife flashing out. Beatrice and Anna have a different strategy, toppling their men to the ground and pinning them, using the incredible bulk of their skirts to help subdue the attackers while they knock them senseless.

I see all of this in a sudden sweep, and then I’m turning, and there is a man in front of me. Two men, in fact, and I bring my axe around, planting my feet. The men take one look at me, and at the scuffle, then one of them gives a high, sharp whistle. I blink, and realize this man’s clothing is ragged but brightly colored beneath his short cape, his skin nut brown.

The Maids roll away from their quarry even as the men rush in, and we all assess this new threat—but there is no danger here. These are the escorts for the women and children, and they have larger problems than us. They must get their wagons and their people away from here, fleeing deeper into the forest until they can repair what the villagers have damaged. They must leave their groaning assailants on the ground, and pray those worthies only saw five women attacking them from out of the trees. If the villagers think they were beaten by mere maidens, they may choose to avoid discussion of this matter entirely. It’s the Travelers’ only hope of getting away.

By the time the Travelers think to look up again, the Maids of Honor are long gone.


Don’t forget to enter the contest to win a ton of signed books by me, Jennifer, and many more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 8! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize! But before you go…

The Opal Crown by Jenny LundquistExtra Giveaway!

I’ll be giving away a signed copy of  THE OPAL CROWN as well as a copy of THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK, here on my blog. Simply enter the rafflecopter giveaway below, and I’ll post the winner next week!


Action, romance, sibling rivalry and court intrigue combine for a page-turning read in this sequel to The Princess in the Opal Mask, which VOYA called “engaging and action-packed.”

Only One Princess Can Wear the Crown . . .

The-Princess-in-The-Opal-Mask-238A year after her betrothal to the Kyrenican prince, no one has suspected that Princess Wilha has been a decoy—and that Elara, her secret twin sister, has been pretending to be Wilha all along. Back in Galandria, their kingdom is deteriorating, and returning home could bring peace—or add fuel to the slow-burning fire.

When their father, the king, mysteriously dies and Elara and Wilha’s younger brother, Andrei, claims the Galandrian throne, he reveals the girls’ deception. Viewed as traitors, they realize they are now fighting for their lives—and for their country.

In Jenny Lundquist’s concluding sequel to The Princess in the Opal Mask, Elara and Wilha must decide who will become queen. Or rather, who will become the next savior for their people.

Pre-order THE OPAL CROWN Here

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Thank you for stopping by! To keep going on your quest, you need to check out the next author, Page Morgan.

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