The Meclauks Kingdom Series
Would you put your future in jeopardy just to impress your friends?
Opal wants to be an Oak Fae Guardian. In order to do that she must make sacrifices and earn the trust of the Elders. Opal has to harness more power than she's ever done and prove she's capable of being the youngest Guardian that the council has ever elected.
But sometimes you just need to blow off a little steam, and showing off for your friends does the trick. Plunging toward the earth while blazing like a star is the best way that Opal knows how to do both.
Join Opal in this short story from the Meclauks Kingdom, as she proves she's got what it takes to be an Oak Fae Guardian.
Jessi dreams of adventure. But, when an ancient curse is triggered by an evil sorceress, Jessi is plunged into a world she never knew existed. She must learn to control her new found powers.
Opal is an Oak Fae Guardian. Her first assignment is to help Jessi hone her skills and defeat the curse.
Hansi is a shape-shifter. He is Jessi’s best friend and will fight to save their families. But will the sorceress follow his power like a beacon?
When Jessi, Opal, and Hansi leave the fae realm, they must hide from the sorceress tracking them and race to break the curse.
Can Jessi and her friends rescue those she loves or lose them forever?
This is book 1 in the Meclauks Kingdom series, a young adult fantasy novel written by Yvonne Carder.
What's happening with the series?
Star Flame: A Story from the Meclauks Kingdom
Star Flame is a short story that takes place in the world of the Meclauks Kingdom Series. It shows how Opal becomes an Oak Fae Guardian, which she is during the first novel in the series. The story takes place prior to, and during the first few chapters of Luminata.
- Published in e-book format for newsletter subscribers only in June 2017.
- Available in Instafreebie promotions starting in August 2017.
- First print edition was a limited run of 100 signed and numbered books in September 2017 and available for purchase direct from the author.
- Published e-Book and paperback versions on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Nook December 2017.
Luminata release info:
Things that are completed:
- December 15, 2016: First draft completed.
- June 5, 2017: Launched Kickstarter campaign to help fund Luminata.
- June 26, 2017: Cover art down payment made. Turn around time for first drafts 2-3 weeks.
- July 5, 2017: Thirty days after launching the Kickstarter campaign ends with successful funding! Check out the updates page here.
- July 13, 2017 (a week later than anticipated): Hired editor: Susan of West of Mars (for a very competitive amount).
- July 19, 2017: First preview of cover art received from Studio Bukovero and getting feedback for revisions.
- July 21, 2017: Started outlining Book 2 in Meclauks Kingdom Series.
- August 4, 2017 Cover reveal party LIVE on Facebook for Luminata. Click here to watch it on YouTube.
- August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017: Participate in Back To School Blast giveaway with Star Flame as free for newsletter sign-ups.
- August-September 2017: Revise according to editors notes.
- September 16, 2017: Ordered print copies of Star Flame for Monterey Library Indie Day on October 7, 2017 and Great Valley Bookfest on October 14, 2017.
- October 2017: First 3 chapters of Luminata sent to Team Luminata members for feedback.
- March 18, 2018: Luminata is available for pre-order
Scheduled time line:
- January - April 2018: Continue to work with editor to complete revisions.
- April/May 2018: Send advanced reader copies (ARC's) to Team Luminata beta readers.
- May 2018: Final revisions completed and novel sent to copy editor.
- Scheduled release date June 18, 2018 on all major retailers.