New Book Released: Cursed: A Seven Thousand Kingdoms Novel

And now for something completely different. Yes, my darlings, I am taking a moment of shameless self promotion for my non Mimsy self. My latest book Cursed is now available for purchase on Amazon. Normally my books are on both Amazon and Smashwords, but I have entered this particular book into the Amazon Storyteller’s contest and so it is only available on Amazon for the duration of the contest. It is however available as both an E-book and a paperback. Sorry for any inconvenience that causes any of you.

I have to say, this was a really fun book to write. It is a fantasy novel. I started with a bored fairy godmother and a princess afflicted with a sleeping curse who had no intention of going to sleep and just sort of went from there. It gave me an entirely new world to play with and I am certain I will be returning quite often.

So, without further ado, my latest book Cursed is now available.


Esmeralda has served as godmother in the Seven Thousand Kingdoms for several hundred years.  She arranged countless Cinderella tales and heroic quests, dealing in both happy endings and in setting the occasional curse, when she can’t talk the kings she is required to serve out of it. She has seen it all.  She chafes at the restrictions placed on her by the Assemblage, the ruling body that governs all those with magic and wishes desperately that something would change. When the Kingdom of Charalond starts persecuting all those with magic, it seems she may get her wish.

Princess Aria is cursed. She knew all her life that on her 18th birthday she would prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and both she and the kingdom would sleep for a hundred years with the prince who rescued her becoming the new king.  But the Queen has finally presented her father with a son, the prince he always wanted to rule after him. Now Aria has to find a way to escape her curse or risk being killed so her brother can inherit the throne. But can Aria trust the godmother to help her?

And thus ends my moment of self promotion. Thanks for reading and keep your fingers crossed about the contest.

Summer Book Sale Announcement

I just wanted to do a quick post to let all of you know that the Smashwords Annual Summer Book sale is now going on. It runs the entire month of July. All of my books are 50% off with some of them even being free. (released as Valerie Gaumont not Ms. Mimsy)

If my books aren’t your cup of tea, no problem, there are literally thousands of authors participating in the book sale. You are sure to find something new to tickle your readerly interests. Who knows, you just may find your new favorite author.

Smashwords is a publisher for independent authors and as such has books available to download in pretty much every conceivable e-reader format. In addition, if you don’t have an e-reader, you can download the book as a readable text document.

Happy reading!