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TALES OF WONDER AND WOE is a series of interconnected New Adult fantasy standalones. Spanning across countries full of myth and magic, storytelling and seafaring, and full of breathtaking adventure, swoony romance, and themes of growth, faith, love, and deep friendship, these tales twine the lives of powerful people and the bonds and stories that shape them.

This series is recommended for readers ages 15+, and is perfect for adult fans of the voice and style of the Young Adult genre. Some mature content includes mild horror elements, amnesia, death, battle elements, some gore, situations of peril, and mentions of restrictive eating, confinement, and sexual harassment.

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AUDRA JASHOWIN is a storyteller without a purpose.

When all the tales in the land of Mithra-Sha lost their endings, Audra fled from her family’s rejection and the only home she ever knew. Now, with a sense of veiled danger haunting her heels and her life as devoid of direction as her stories, she arrives at long last in a city of fresh starts and second chances.

There, she finds an adventure greater than she ever dreamed.

JAIK GRISSOM might be the key to bringing back the power of all stories.

A simple farmhand with a way around weapons, Jaik possesses more than a sharp wit that sets Audra’s soul aflame. He’s a natural amplifier with the talent to breathe life into her tales…into all the tales in Mithra-Sha.

Chased from their comfortable lives by a stroke of ill luck on a fateful night, Audra and Jaik embark on a journey for answers—through the wilderness and over the raging sea, to the heart of storytelling itself. Along the way, the strange bond between them deepens as they begin to uncover a mystery that lurks beneath all the broken tales, written in the shroud of their own unlikely pasts.

To mend the fractured stories in Mithra-Sha, Audra and Jaik must learn to embrace what lives at the core of their own stories: the bravery and brilliance, the loyalty and love, and the purpose and power they both harness—together and apart.

And they must face a terrible truth penned between the pages of their quest…a tragedy that will change the course of history and rewrite the ending of their tale forever. 

Praise for 

“A brave reminder of why stories are told. Vivid adventure and breathtaking romance combine in this tale of love, loss, and learning as Dugan delivers her faith-fueled magnum opus. If stories hold power, then A STORY SPUN IN SCARLET has the magic to transform reader’s hearts and reshape their souls.” – LINA AMAREGO, author of THE CHILDREN OF LYR TRILOGY and WINDFLOWERS

“They say there is no such thing as a perfect book. After reading A Story Spun in Scarlet, I have to WHOLEHEARTEDLY disagree.” – CASSIDY CLARKE, author of THE BLOOD AND WATER SAGA

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