Smoke, Steel, & Ivy
Where there is love, there is magic.
Running the kingdom, winning the war, and making sure that her eleven younger sisters are cared for—and not chasing after the gentlemen—is all up to Ivy, now that her father, King Rupert, has remarried.
Ivy has another problem: she's in love with Major Collin. He is patient, listens to every word Ivy says, and helps her build a strategy to end the war. Collin is also a man who has no business flirting with a princess in peacetime. Once a treaty has been signed, Ivy must never see him again.
Meanwhile, a still sonless King Rupert announces a contest to choose his heir. Not only will the winner be the future king, but he will marry the princess of his choosing.
Ivy must invent the game that will not only keep her sisters safe from hapless suitors, but will also ensure she didn’t fight a war and lose her heart for nothing. Because Ivy can’t be king and can’t be with the man she loves, the game will start with some impossible tasks. Challenges only an invisible man with the help of fairy godmothers, scheming sisters, and a little magic can solve.
Smoke, Steel, & Ivy is a reimagining of the classic fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Perfect for readers who enjoy a little adventure on their way to happily-ever-after and a smoldering romance without explicit content.