Issabelle’s Works

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PUBLISHED WORKS

“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.

COMING SOON!!!

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?


YA fantasy
The Heir Saga

Status: Completed. 

Mock cover designed by Grace A. Johnson

A fight for the crown suddenly became a fight for his life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project: Stars

Status: Rough outlining.

More info coming soon! Stay tuned.

Forbidden Series

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!

43 Comments

  • Lrose5

    Hey!! Heir to His Crown sounds really good!! (all of them do!!) Is it kinda like False Prince? (u’ve read that right?) have a wonderful day!!!!

    • Issabelle

      Heya, girl! Aww, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! I’m SOO HAPPY to hear you think that. That means a lot to me, girl! 😊 Yes, it kinda is!!!!!! I mean, I wouldn’t say it’s exactly like The False Prince, but I did get a TON of inspiration from that series!!!! And it’s definitely got fantasy world/royalty/medieval/snarky characters in it, like TFP. Okay, I must admit, all of my stories have at least something in it that was inspired by The False Prince, but that book series is just soooo good!!!!! (Yes, I have!! It is my FAVORITE series EVERRRR!!!!!! Hehehe #ObsessedFanOverHere XDD) THANK YOU!!!!! You too, girl!! (And THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for commenting!!! <333 This just made me soo happy!)

    • Issabelle

      Awww, Corrie, this just MADE MY DAY!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO SO SO SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! It just means BEYOND words when I hear that someone wants to read my stories!! THANK YOU, girl!!!!!! Aww, well, I shall try my hardest to write them and as quickly as possible so you can read them. 🙂 EEEEKKK!!! YESSS!!!! Ikr!! I’m just jumping up and down with excitement!!!! It’s almost hereeeeeee!

      • Corrie.S.P.

        I really like stories that are a re-telling of others! I always can’t wait to find out how the author changes it up! Have you read the Land of stories?! I loove that series oh sooo much!

        • Issabelle

          AAaaaah, YESSS!!!! Ikr!! Those are SO MUCH fun to read!!! Oh, yes, I TOTALLY agree! It’s always soo awesome to see how each brings his/her own unique touch to a retelling. Actually, right now I’m in the middle of a contemporary retelling of Cinderella and it has been SO GOOD so far!!!! Oooh, I haven’t read the Land of Stories yet, but Katherine has and she’s told me how much she liked it!!!!! Aaaah, that’s SO cool!!! I will have to get to it sometime then!!!! 🙂

  • Alexa

    Did I ever tell you that I loved Fairly Impish??!! I think it is AMAZING that you are published and I have your writing sitting on my bookshelf right this moment! And what is even cooler is that when you are a published author, I’m going to have more books sitting on my bookshelf from you, Katherine, and Alana! I can not wait to hear more from Into the Lamp and your other stories! And from what I’ve read, What Lay Beyond the Woods is amazing too! The Forbidden Series look EPIC!! And AHH, I can not stop obsessing over the Rizechsen cover! You are an astonishing writer!!

    • Issabelle

      Awww, girl, you actually didn’t. THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME that you loved it!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! Girl, really? Like that makes me sooo happy I don’t even know what to say. YESSS!!!! I’ve honestly still been over the moon about it being published and it’s like what, three months later? XD D’awwww, girl, you’re just the SWEETEST!!!! THIS MEANS THE WORLD TO ME!!!!!! And I’m gonna have ALL of your books sitting on my bookshelf. Actually, scratch that. I’ll probably have it on my desk, since that’s where I keep my favorite books!!!! 🙂 YAAAY!!!! Girl, I am SO happy to hear that!!!!!! You might be hearing some more about Into the Lamp soon. 😉 Eeeeekk, girl, I honestly felt like What Lay Beyond the Woods wasn’t my best work, so THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR SAYING THAT!!!!!!!!! Aaahhhhaaaa, yes, I’ve got some pretty awesome ideas for my Forbidden novel. Girl, you and me BOTH!!!!! I ADORED how my Rizechsen cover turned out!!!! Now I just have to write it. XD D’awwww, A HUNDRED MILLION THANK YOUS, ALEXA!!!!!! You’re a FANTABULOUS writer, too!!!! *high fives*

      • RangerElfLegend

        Hey, I was wondering if you and your sisters had any tips for writing a novel? I know what happens, I’m just having trouble putting it all down on paper.

          • RangerElfLegend

            I started it, but I’m struggling with continuing it. I know what needs to happen, I just can’t seem to put it down on paper. Every time I write something down it sounds…lifeless I guess. I can’t seem to find the right words for anything.

            • Issabelle Perry

              Aah gotcha. I see what your problem is. Well, have you ever heard the phrase “you can’t edit a blank page”? This mindset has honestly been what has helped me SO much! Basically, it means that you can go back and edit ANYTHING after it’s been written, but if you don’t get something down you’ll never get anywhere. When I write, I let my first drafts be messy. I need to make it to the end of the story and understand what’s going on so I can go back and properly fix things like scenes sounding lifeless. Plus, just writing will help you improve your writing prose! You’ll be amazed by the leaps of progress you’ll make by writing! So my first piece of advice is to ALLOW yourself to write messy. It doesn’t have to sound perfect right now. The time for that will come later. Just focus on making it to “the end.” Then afterward, it’ll become time to begin the editing process. To fix that problem specifically with things sounding lifeless my best advice is to study your favorite novels. What about their wording and prose made this scene so immersive? Was it a word they used, descriptions, emotions? Then apply the same technique to your stories!
              Did this help and answer your question?

              • RangerElfLegend

                Yes thank you!!!! I guess I am a bit of a perfectionist…but I’m going to follow your advice and see where that gets me!

                • Issabelle Perry

                  You’re SO welcome!!! I am SO happy to hear it was helpful!!!! I feel you. I am a bit of the same way. YESSS!!!! Go for it!! I hope it helps you out and totally keep me updated on how it goes. 🙂

  • Anna

    Iss!!! Did you get something new published, and I missed it??
    I can’t believe that I missed that!!! It looks really cool!!
    Also, Heir to His Crown is AMAZING!!!!!!! I can’t wait for it to be published so I can buy copies for all of my friends and family!!! I’m in the process of trying to convince my mom to buy me Imagine, and Change the World.

    • Issabelle Perry

      Anna!!!! Aww, well, don’t be too worried. It hasn’t actually been released yet, and I haven’t really talked about it at all. But, right-o!! I’ve got a short story that’s going to be featured in an online magazine soon. I’m sooooo excited!!!!!
      THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That just means a lot to me!!!!
      D’awwww, Anna, you are THE sweetest. Just THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! That means a LOT to me that you think so!!!! EEEEEEEKKKK GIRL JUST YOU ARE THE MOST SWEETEST AND BEST!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! Just, aaah, I can’t even TELL you how deeply it means to me just to know you’d even wanna buy ONE copy of Heir to His Crown. THANK YOU. <333333333333333333 OooooOOOoooo really? Well, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Hopefully, you can convince your mom soon. ;P

  • Ava

    All of these look super cool! I’m really excited for Heir to His Crown! I saw that you got inspiration from THE FALSE PRINCE and that made me like, 10 times more excited. Can’t wait!!!

    • Issabelle Perry

      Hey, Ava, thank you SO much for stopping by Teen Writers’ Nook. D’awww that makes me THE happiest to hear that. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! Aaaaaa YAAAAY!!!!! I hope one day I can share Heir to His Crown with all of you. <3333 THANK YOUUU!!!!!!! YESSS I did get a lot of inspiration from The False Prince for this book (but in all honesty, The False Prince finds its way somehow in all of my books. I think I am obsessed. XD) THANK YOUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!! <33333333

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