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“Fairly Impish” featured in Owl Hollow Press’ 2021 Change the World: All-Teen Anthology
My short story is published in the Change the World: All-Teen Anthology which you can purchase here on Amazon.
What do you do when the odds come against you?
Aria has been called many things but never hero. When a mysterious boy who had invaded her past dreams appears out of nowhere and asks for her help to save his kingdom, she is uncertain how she, of all people, could save the day. But wouldn’t it be nice to play hero just once? A journey filled with hidden secrets, unknown answers, and mysterious magic awaits Aria. She has to be able to look past her flaws and find the courage to do the right thing in this YA fantasy short story!
Credit: Cover designed by Grace A. Johnson
Fury of Our Flame
Fight for hope. Die for freedom.
Her whole life, Anya has been told to fear the Fae Guardians and not question the rules of the Codification—the very one that claims she is cursed because she wasn’t born with the same magical Gifts as the fae. But now her chance has finally come to challenge those who have held Anya and her people captive for decades. All she has to do is complete the mission her father failed. The only problem? The Fae Guardians are after her and she’s on the run for her life. With the darkness creeping in and threats to stop her mission right on her heels, will she find the strength to stand and fight? Or will she succumb and let the darkness win?
Issabelle Perry brings you a fantastical short story about fighting for freedom, hope, and the strength to believe in the Light that never diminishes.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
YA fairytale retellings
Into the Lamp Series
Book one cover designed by Grace A. Johnson
Status: book one complete and briefly plotting book two. Project on hold.
A boy. A genie. Three chances to change his life.
At sixteen, Colin Carlson is tired of his dull life and ready for something thrilling. However, when one lives in a town not on any map, the likelihood of escaping the repetitive tone of reality isn’t very high. But what if there was more to his world? What if–just maybe–magic existed somewhere out there?
Of course, Colin isn’t one to fantasize in the impossible. That is, not until a mysterious man appears one day and drags Colin to a cave in search of a valuable treasure. The prize? A lamp that supposedly holds a powerful genie.
When Colin refuses to cooperate, he ends up trapped in the cave, discovering a genie really was inside that lamp. A teenage girl genie, who claims he gets three wishes. Could this be his chance to impress the girl he’s crushed on for years? Except nothing goes as planned, and Colin soon learns of a war brewing in a world beyond his. He has only four weeks to fix his life, get the girl of his dreams, and avoid becoming entangled in a war between two worlds. Except Colin forgot one thing: nothing is easy when genies are involved.
If you want to learn more, check out my blog posts about it right here!
What Lay Beyond the Woods Duology
Status: reworking project and starting the first draft of book one again. More updates to come!
Why would a thief be a hero?
The Heir Saga
Mock cover designed by Grace A. Johnson
A fight for the crown suddenly became a fight for his life.
Status: Rough outlining.
More info coming soon! Stay tuned.
Status: Plotting book one in the works.
a.k.a. I’ve built a complicated world that I’m super lost right now and find it easier to keep saying I’m plotting it when really I’m putting off writing it.
Magic is forbidden in my country…
Cascade has grown up her whole life learning to fear the government and stay away from those marked as “The Forbidden,” people who have the ability to use magic. But a week after her sixteenth birthday when government officials arrive at her house and claim she is one of those born with the curse of magic, she is immediately taken away from her home, family, and the only life she has ever known. What lies ahead, Cascade is uncertain of. All those before her titled as a Forbidden have only been known to mysteriously disappear.
However, there is more to the story than what anyone believes. The younger ones cursed with magic are taken to a remote mansion and trained to use their magic. Cascade isn’t certain why, and even the headmaster of the “school” seems to have his own questionable motives. All Cascade wants is to go home, but if she doesn’t pass the test and do as instructed, she could be killed. With her newfound magic, mysterious roommates, deadly questions arising, and the truth of a long-forgotten past being uncovered, she has to play her moves carefully and right the horrible wrong done to The Forbidden. In the end, will magic be enough?
YA Contemporary Christian Clean Romance
In Healing Hands
Status: Currently writing at a little over 50,000 words. Aiming to have first draft completed by the end of January.
The only thing that hurts worse than breaking… is healing.
Three years ago Layla Yackensty’s whole world shattered when her father passed away. Now with her grades dropping and her proneness to get in trouble at school, she faces the threat of being expelled. But if that happens, Layla’s mom will never help fund her plan to fulfill her dad’s dream to open up a music store one day.
So she agrees to a proposition that if she helps a local church in their community outreach challenge, then her past offenses will be overlooked. But then she meets the youth pastor’s son, Brandon, who is quirky and intrigues her. The only problem is she’s starting to fall for Brandon, who mistakenly believes her to be a Christian like him.
Will she be able to keep the act up? Or will she succumb to the pressure and heartache from the last three years?
Issabelle Perry makes her debut into contemporary romance with a story full of heart, hope, and the challenge of learning to heal again.
Credit: Graphic made by Jane!