Janeal and I were twitter friends back when we were both querying. She took the self publishing route and her first book, YOU ARE MINE, become an Amazon Bestseller. I talked about that book here.
My favorite secondary character in YOU ARE MINE was Katherine, a Tarnished seamstress, so I was beyond thrilled when I learned Janeal's next book, MINE TO TARNISH (out yesterday!) would be Katherine's story. I just finished it this morning, listening to in on that funny text-to-speech my kindle has.
As always, her covers are breathtaking.
Katherine is a girl in an oppressive society where men completely rule and use magic to do so. Woman are valued based on the amount of magic in their blood, but they're not able/allowed to use it. (I'm wondering and hoping that will change with book three, MINE TO SPELL).
Katherine determines she'd rather join the Tarnished than become Nigel's wife, but she leaves behind as object that allows Nigel to track her and exposes the Tarnished hiding place. She and young, handsome Charles make a dangerous escape together. She's wholly unprepared to live any life but the one she was raised in.
While I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first, it was great to get a better look into the lives of the Tarnished and to watch Katherine fully change and realize everyone, no matter your sex or status, should be treated as a person.
You can find Janael here and MINE TO TARNISH here.
Congrats on your release!