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December 29th, 2021 by
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In a world filled with Magic, Love might be the final answer in the war between Good and Evil

When Lux is sent after a sheltered Princess, he disobeys his Master. Now Lux is battling goblins, sea dragons, and his own heart.

The fairy tale begins in 
Virtue – the first book in the Seven Fallen Hearts. This second edition of the book includes revised and extended scenes.

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Over ten years ago, I wrote and published a fairy tale romance called Virtue. It was something I wrote for me, during a tumultuous time, but I kept thinking about it all these years.

Finally, I came up with a concrete idea for the world. I have reedited, revised, and extended the original Virtue. I’ve re-released it in paperback and ebook, and it is now the first novel in a series that I’m calling the Seven Fallen Hearts.

Below are common questions I’ve gotten about Virtue and the Seven Fallen Hearts.

What changes did you make from the original version of Virtue to the new edition?

I explain more in depth in my YouTube video (which you can watch: here) but basically, the original work had some problematic issues. Things like body-shaming and some internalized misogyny, which I needed to change.

I also expanded scenes and chapters to make the story richer and more in depth, and I made a few tweaks to the final chapters to make the book more open-ended for the rest of the series.

What is the Seven Fallen Hearts? How many books will there be in the series?

The Seven Fallen Hearts is a young-adult series featuring fairy tale romance and fantasy adventures. There will be four novels and three shorter works (short stories/novellas), so there will be seven works in total in the series. The first book Virtue is out now, and the second book will be out in early 2022. The entire series should be out in paperback and ebook by mid-to-late 2023, but I do not have exact dates for publication yet.

If I bought the ebook of Virtue years ago, will it be updated automatically to the new one?

No, I’m sorry. The ebook is low-priced, though, and there will be sales in the future. Virtue is also out in paperback for the first time.

How do I know which version of Virtue I have?

The copyright for the new edition is 2021, and it has a blue cover with a butterfly on it. Any other cover or copyright date is the old version. The new version was published on December 15, 2021 and the old version was removed from sale before that, so if you bought the copy before that day, it is likely the old version, and if you bought it after that day, it is likely the new version.

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My Blood Approves Theme Week

July 19th, 2021 by
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This week I’m having a themed work across all my social media where I talk about and celebrate my bestselling vampire series, the My Blood Approves Saga.

Later on this week, I’ll be posting trivia and hosting giveaways. But for now I’m taking questions on the My Blood Approves Saga. Ask me anything about any of the books or characters, and I’ll answer them in a video I’m posting on Friday.

All five the books and the novella in the saga are on sale, so if you haven’t read them yet, now is the perfect time!

Surprise! New Book!

May 29th, 2021 by
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The New York Times Bestselling author of the Trylle Saga and Freeks returns with her first novel written for adults. A slow burn romance collides with gothic horror in 1890s Michigan.

Emiliath lives in a cloistered religious sect with her sisters and brothers, as she has for over twenty-one years. Her life is stable and quiet, but she has begun to feel a longing for something more. When tragedy hits close to home, she starts to connect with a handsome stranger from the city, Trent.

But her quiet life is far more sinister than it seems, and Trent has his own secrets. On top of that, a hungry beast is lurking in the forest, and it might be the end of everything Emiliath has ever known.

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So… I wrote a book during the pandemic. This book, to be exact. It was my way of coping with anger, frustration, isolation, and a lot of other things. What I was drawn to were moody, intense gothic romances, so that’s what I wrote. It is a stand alone novel, but if you all really enjoy it, I have ideas for a tie-in novella that I will happily write if you are interested. But there will be no more books beyond the one novel and a possible novella.

This is a super disjointed rollout, I know, but I just needed to get this book out into the world. Right now, it is available as an ebook and paperback, with audio coming in the future.

I plan to have a more traditional rollout for my next book – with cover reveals, preorders, and review copies sent out – but this book was different.

I want to a compile a list of people to review books, so if you are interested in getting advanced review copies of this or future books, please email me at hocking_books at outlook.com, and include the following info: your name, any blogs/bookstagram/booktube/booktok info you have, what your favorite genres to read are, if you prefer ebooks or paperbacks, and your mailing address (if you prefer paperbacks).

Also, please tell me if you are specifically interested in BESTOW THE DARKNESS. I will be sending out a few copies for review, but they will be ebooks ONLY for this book.

I made a video where I explain more in depth about the writing process and why I’m releasing it this way. You can watch below:

And as usual, I made a playlist a go along with the book that I listened to when I was writing. This one really inspired me and helps enhance the overall feel of the book, so I highly recommend listening along when you read BESTOW THE DARKNESS .

Beyond the Ever After

January 13th, 2021 by
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Hello, 2021! Boy, do I have big plans for you.

The Ever After – the final book in the Omte Orgins and the final book set in the world of the Trylle and Kanin – came out at the beginning of January. Despite many tears being shed, most readers seem to really enjoy how it all ends.

This means that the entire nine-book Trylle Saga is complete, and all of the books – Switched, Torn, Ascend, Frostfire, Ice Kissed, Crystal Kingdom, The Lost City, The Morning Flower, The Ever After – are available now in paperback, ebook, and audio.

I will be doing an in depth post taking a look back at the callbacks, references, Easter Eggs, and other trivia about the saga, but since it will be so spoiler filled, I think it’s best to wait until the finale has been out for a little while to give people a chance to read it.

But I wanted to give you all a quick heads up about what’s coming up for me. I spent the past year dealing with some dark days and writing like mad to cope, but I got a lot of good work done and I am hitting the ground running for 2021.

It’s too early for me to give specific details, but I am returning to self-publishing. I will do a longer post (and probably a video) where I talk more about it all, but I have at least two books that I think will be ready this year – a very dark, very sexy gothic romance and a beautiful, heartbreaking Greek myth retelling. I promise to have more details when things get more concrete.

But I don’t want any readers to miss out on new releases or exciting book news or sales or giveaways, so I finally set up a newsletter. I promise not to spam you – I will only send out an email when I have something exciting to share with you.

I had planned to do more giveaways and things like that in 2020 to celebrate my tenth anniversary as a published author, but COVID really had other plans. I am hopeful that this year I will be able to really get out and do giveaways and a lot of the fun stuff that I had set up for last year that had to be sidelined.

But please, sign up below. I have SO MUCH really great stuff planned for this year, and I’d really hate for anyone to miss out on it.

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Ever Fairy Tale Ends

September 14th, 2020 by
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The Omte Orgins – the final trilogy set in the world of the Trylle – comes to the end in THE EVER AFTER.

Buried memories…

Ulla Tulin has lost a month of her life. Her journey to learn who her parents are has brought her to the attention of the Älvolk sect—and a man claiming to be her father. But instead of a long lost family reunion, Ulla has forgotten her time there, and fears something terrible happened.

Sacred flower…

The Älvolk released Ulla alive for one reason only, to exchange her for a rare flower with mystical properties. Determined to break her amnesia, Ulla risks her life against a dark enchantment capable of killing her to remember the Älvolk’s secrets—to use the flower as part of an incantation that will open the bridge to Alfheim, the First City.

Blood prophecy…

But opening the bridge will unleash a menagerie of monstrous creatures upon Earth that will consume everything in their path. Knowing she may lose Pan Soriano, the love of her life, Ulla nevertheless gathers an army of Trylle to stand with her and defend humanity as well as her own kind. And it is Ulla’s very heritage that holds the key to victory.

Coming January 2021

US PreOrder Here: The Ever After

Australia PreOrder Here: The Ever After

UK PreOrder Here: The Ever After

Listen: Spotify

Inspiration: Board

Watch: IGTV