“Could I try the nellberry juice green tea please?” the customer asks. I flick my gaze to the side. Yorani’s ears swivel in the direction of the words “nellberry juice,” followed swiftly by her intent gaze. She knows what’s coming. “How would you like to make a friend?” I ask the customer. They look tense, … More Nellberry Juice
A/N: Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m heading out of town and will be back with a new chapter next week. “I hold you both personally responsible for this,” Meristo groans, flopping into a chair. “I’m never moving again. It’s incredible I made it this far.” Lorwyn manages to sound profoundly unconcerned as she asks, “What … More Delwinder Extract
Meristo enters the office and closes the door behind him. “Miyara, I’ll take on handling the front on my own if you need to finish the accounting today,” he says without preamble. “But please tell Taseino to go home.” His expression is uncharacteristically serious, and I frown, already rising. “He looked fine earlier.” “I thought … More Gelasa Bark
The door to the back bangs open. “Miyara!” Lorwyn snaps. “Get back here.” Lorwyn knows better than to make an outburst like that in front of customers, so I don’t bother addressing that and just raise my eyebrows with a bland expression. “Of course, I’ll be with you in a moment.” “You’d better,” she mutters. … More Prismatic Cloudcrystals
Hi Friends, Today’s the release day for Swift the Chase! You can “buy” it (it’s free!) at your preferred ebook retailer. All the samples in this collection are hopeful, thoughtful, and action-packed. If you love Tea Princess Chronicles, it’s a great way to check out other authors whose work is likely up your alley! I’ve personally … More Swift the Chase – Available Now!
Some of you may have a vague memory that when I posted Tea Set and Match Chapter 17, I dropped a teaser at the bottom to note this story location for future reference. A year down the road, that future is here, and I am thrilled to announce a Tea Princess Chronicles bonus scene is … More Swift the Chase – Cover Reveal!
“We’re looking for sponsors for a new business venture, and we thought you might be interested in partnering with us.” I’m used to this sort of request by now, but she is the first Gaellani to come bearing one. Although the requests are rarely in line with our store mission, I wish I could be … More Lellabean Extract
“Hi!” The young man flashes an overly bright smile at me. “My name is Manillo, and I was hoping to speak to someone in charge in regards to your shipping service. May I ask to whom I’m speaking?” Poorly behaved customers are not the only variety of bother to increase in the aftermath of the … More Patchberry Nectar
Taseino approaches the counter, his expression impassive. “I take it you heard all that?” My expression must be equally careful. “Oh yes,” I say. It’s a new customer who has heard of zalfrey venom, an ingredient just discovered in the Cataclysm. She’s demanding tea made from it, and won’t accept “anything less.” As it turns … More Zalfrey Venom
Iskielo comes up to the front counter looking a bit wild about the eyes. “Miyara!” Anything that excites or frightens a boy of his enthusiasm is immediately cause for concern. “Yes?” He draws in close. Looks furtively both ways. Then hisses, “They ordered the crushed goldleaf tea.” Oh dear. Crushed goldleaf is a lovely, innocuous … More Crushed Goldleaf