The Stolen: An American Faerie Tale by Bishop O'Connell is a NEW book and bargain priced in ebook format. The paperback published by HarperCollins will be released in August at the standard $6.99 list price but the ebook is available now for $2.99. I imagine that price will go up after a quota of sales is met. O'Connell is a new author and this is the first book in a two part series, so the publisher is trying to build an audience with a sale price.
That cover is pretty, isn't it? Catches the eye. And a new "kidnapped by fairies" story is always welcome! It's not a changeling story per se--there doesn't appear to be an exchange, but kidnapping is just as intriguing.
Tonight, for the first time in over a century, a mortal child will be kidnapped by faeries.
When her daughter Fiona is snatched from her bed, Caitlin's entire world crumbles. Once certain that faeries were only a fantasy, Caitlin must now accept that these supernatural creatures do exist—and that they have traded in their ancient swords and horses for modern guns and sports cars. Hopelessly outmatched, she accepts help from a trio of unlikely heroes: Eddy, a psychiatrist and novice wizard; Brendan, an outcast Fian warrior; and Dante, a Magister of the fae's Rogue Court. Moving from the busy streets of Boston's suburbs to the shadowy land of Tír na nÓg, Caitlin and her allies will risk everything to save Fiona. But can this disparate quartet conquer their own inner demons and outwit the dark faeries before it's too late?
Bishop O'Connell is a consultant, writer, poet, blogger, and member of the New Hampshire Writer's Project. Born in Naples Italy while his father was stationed in Sardinia, Bishop grew up in San Diego, CA where he fell in love with the ocean and fish tacos. While wandering the country for work and school, he experienced autumn in New England. Soon after, he settled in Manchester, NH, where he collects swords and kilts. But he only dons one of those two in public. His urban fantasy book, The Stolen, and its sequel, The Forgotten are being published by Harper Voyager. He can also be found online at A Quiet Pint, where he muses philosophical on the various aspects of writing and the road to getting published.