Feature: “A Tale of Ashes” by Ann Dayleview

Release Date: April 13, 2021
Series: Tales of Fairy #1
Publisher: Onyx Fire Press
Genre: Young adult, Fantasy


Seventeen-year-old Freddie is a human at a magically diverse boarding school who longs to report on the war-torn realms of Fairy. When humans disappear on campus, it’s the perfect opportunity to jump-start her journalism career. While the public blame the fae, Freddie wants facts. If she’s going to get published, she’ll need to find out who or what is behind these disappearances.

Aiden is a fae soldier with a murderous reputation. Raised in the dark fae court and forced to partake in the brutal Fairy Civil War, he thirsts for revenge against the realm which murdered his family. His new mission gives him the opportunity he’s longed for. But when Freddie snoops into his life, he questions if revenge is worth the price of his freedom.

Lured by her suspicions and distracted by his curiosity, Freddie and Aiden form a tenuous bond. But as their feelings for one another grow, so does the danger. Every clue points to Aiden as the kidnapper, and as his enemies close in, Freddie must make a choice: turn against him or fight for a relationship doomed to fail.


“Of course! Why didn’t I think of it before? This is perfect!” Freddie’s eyes widened—the beginnings of an idea tingled in the back of her mind. She gripped his arm, bouncing on the balls of her feet.

“You alright?” He pulled her aside as a minotaur boy and a human tossed a football across their path. Freddie rubbed her hands together.

“But don’t you see? That’s my story. Biased police harass innocent fae while real killer goes free. If I could break it, find the real culprit instead, I’d be published for sure!” Her mind raced through potential headlines and outlets to target.

Maybe she could even be on TV.

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About the author

Ann Dayleview writes fantasy novels which aim to transport the reader to worlds unlike any other.

She reads any young adult and middle grade fantasy novel she can get her hands on. Her writing is often inspired by the wild assortment of music she listens to. Everything from classical to pop and beyond!

In addition to writing, Ann loves spending time with her two dogs, baking all the sweet things, and bringing awareness to mental health issues.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her ever rotating collection of books she lugs from place to place.

Website: www.anndayleview.com

IG: @anndayleview

Twitter: @anndayleview

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