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You have entered the magical, mercurial, live-for-the-moment world of Chelsea Starling, a safe place of grave danger, where you can sit quietly and have mad adventures, where laws are immutable and subject to change, where we dress for dinner, but clothing is optional, where your fondest memories are of places you’ve never been.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my world and that you drop by often to find inspiration of your own. With any luck, you’ll discover, as I have, that the most wondrous place on earth is your own little corner of it.

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QBECOVEREP1Jesobel Vine wants nothing to do with her destiny.

She wants to ride her beloved horse, Firefly, shoot her bow, and fall in love with her dreamy best friend, Glyn. But Jesobel is marked not only as the future Royal Starkeeper of Pyxis, but as the Heart of Azimuth—the one to lead her people back to their lost realm—a burden too dangerous for daydreams. As Jesobel struggles to accept her destiny, reluctantly studying mystic magic, she becomes doubtful she will ever be worthy to rule. And when her fiery temper enrages the daemon-possessed Starkeeper of Equuleus with a hex-gone-wrong—igniting an orphic war—Jesobel must find a way to alter the global disaster foretold by a celestial legend.

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Praise for Quickbane:

“QUICKBANE is a breath-taking ride through a realm of otherworldly enchantments. A fresh fantasy where a Pyxie teen wishes for love but is destined to a fate of legendary peril. Mystical creatures, rich settings and unforgettable characters promise to weave into the hearts of readers.”
Christina Mercer, award-winning author of Honey Queen, Arrow of the Mist and Arms of Anu

“Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Chelsea Starling steals you away to Vale, a realm so vivid and unique, you’ll fall in love with fantasy all over again (and yearn for your very own Gypsy horse). If there’s a female character more charming, spirited and passionate in her page-turning pursuit of her destiny than Jesobel Vine, I’ve not read her yet. Quickbane will awaken new delight and stoke a quickfire desire for more.”
–Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of Night Oracle, Forged in Grace, and Make a Scene


Quickbane’s beautiful cover art is by the insanely talented Yu Cheng Hong.