Thursday 16 February 2017

The World of Jeanette O'Hagan

Today Jeanette O'Hagan has a post for us, introducing some of her latest publications. I was immediately drawn to the bright covers, but the stories look pretty enticing too. Check out the links for more information on each title.

Jeanette O’Hagan first started spinning tales in the world of Nardva at the age of nine. She enjoys writing secondary world fiction, poetry, blogging and editing. 

Her Nardvan stories span continents, time and cultures. They involve a mixture of courtly intrigue, adventure, romance, shapeshifters or magic users (some with more of these elements than others).

Recent publications include Heart of the Mountain: a short novella, The Herbalist's Daughter: a short story and Lakwi's Lament: a short story. Her other short stories and poems are published in a number of anthologies including Glimpses of Light, Another Time Another Place and Like a Girl. Jeanette is also writing her Akrad’s Legacy Series—a Young Adult secondary world fantasy fiction with adventure, courtly intrigue and romantic elements.

Jeanette has practised medicine, studied communication, history, theology and a Master of Arts (Writing). She loves reading, painting, travel, catching up for coffee with friends, pondering the meaning of life and communicating God’s great love. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and children.

Heart of the Mountain: a short novella

Heart of the Mountain is YA Fantasy Adventure in the lost realm under the mountain.

Twins Delvina and Retza’s greatest desire is to be accepted as prentices by their parents’ old crew when they stumble across a stranger. Trapped under the mountain, young Zadeki’s only thought is to escape home to his kin. Peril awaits all three youngsters. Will they pull apart or work together to save the underground realm? 

The sequel to Heart of the Mountain — Blood Crystal — due to be released later this year.

The Herbalist’s Daughter: a short story

A romance set in the Golden Palace of Tamra

Anna’s biggest concern is whether the sturdy young guard will ever notice her. That is until the mischievous young prince Naetok begins to stir things up at the Palace.

The Herbalist’s Daughter originally appeared in the Tied in Pink charity anthology for Breast Cancer Research.

Lakwi’s Lament: a short story

A middle-grade, Princess adventure in the Golden Palace of Tamra

Lakwi would love to read the books in the Royal library, but girls aren’t allowed inside. Her passion for books attracts the attention of her dashing older brother, Prince Rokkan, and her suave cousin, Lord Haka. Will her drive for knowledge lead her into more trouble than she can handle?

Lakwi’s Lament originally appeared in Like a Girl charity anthology, in support of girls’ education.

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  1. Thank you Sally. Thrilled to be on Promote Me Please again.

  2. I've read all of those stories and really enjoyed them. Really looking forward to seeing the novel.

  3. Thanks Nola - working on it & hoping to have Akrad's Children published this year :)

  4. Thanks, Nola, and Jeanette... it's a pleasure.

  5. Have enjoyed everything I've read from Jeanette in her Nardva world.

  6. I love Jeanette's books and I am looking forward to reading more from her. Her short stories have been a wonderful glimpse into the world of Nardva. It's will be fantastic to read the full length novel.

    1. Thanks Linsey - I'm hoping it won't be too long before the novel is published.

  7. I really enjoyed Heart of the Moutnain. Jeanette has a way of drawing you into her world and getting you to love her characters so quickly. Looking forward what she has to offer the reading world next!

  8. Keep your eye out... I'm hoping Jeanette will be back again soon with another post.

  9. These look interesting. Might give them a read!

  10. Thank you, Sally and Jeanette.

    I have great respect for your storytelling capabilities and writing work ethic, Jeanette, and have gained much enjoyment from reading your stories. I'm still convinced you're secretly a superhero, given the amount of work you churn through, along with all the other commitments you have in life. (One day I'll catch you with your cape on! LOL.)

    Congratulations again on your recent release of 'Lakwi's Lament'. I look forward to reading more fantastic (or is that fantastical, given it's fantasy ...?) stories from you soon.

    1. Thanks Adele - hoping it's both fantastic and fantastical. Have even branched out with two Sci-Fi stories lately, but no superheroes. Love your stories too.