Sonya M Black
Sonya M. Black lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, son, and mischievous kitties. Curling up with a book and a hot cup of tea on a rainy day is her idea of a perfect afternoon. She takes inspiration from fairy tales, folklore, myths, and legends to create her stories and worlds and finds exploring other cultures via their myths and legends fascinating. She loves working with children, especially of the teenage variety. After ten years of working in a middle school, she took the plunge into writing full-time.
Her first book, Happily Never After was released in July 2013 and The Snow White Files, Book 1 in The Twisted Files series was released in November 2015. The Riding Hood Files, Book 2 in The Twisted Files series was released in November 2017 and A Sea of Broken Glass was released in March 2019. Currently, she is working on the sequel to A Sea of Broken Glass as well as a Japanese-inspired flintlock fantasy titled Moonlight & Jade.
A Sea of Broken Glass
"Secrets have a price.
After enduring weeks of torture and being convicted of witchery, Ris escapes, only to discover the Darkness and the Lady are hunting her. They need the magic that sings within her.
Creator of all, the imprisoned Lady needs Ris, her last vessel, to find the Heart of Creation. The Darkness seeks to corrupt the vessel and retain his hold on the Lady, and with it, the world.
Ris finds help from a pair of Paladins of Light who aid her in cleansing the evil taint from the lands. As her power grows, so do her questions. How can she restore balance to the world and free the Lady? Should the Lady be trusted or is she as much at fault for the evil in the world as the Darkness? With powerful demons War, Ruin, and Plague at her heels, Ris struggles to stay alive as she tries to unravel the secrets hidden within her before it's too late.
Secrets that may cost Ris her soul even if she does succeed."
The Snow White Files
Brendan Hunter is a private investigator stuck on dead-end cases until seven dwarves show up in his office and offer him a King’s ransom to track down a missing girl. Their description of Lily Whitaker sparks his imagination, leading him into the dark world of twisted fairy tales, magical machinations, and political gambits...
"It's Casablanca meets The Dresden Files with a fairytale twist."
The Riding Hood Files
Rule ten: Magic is dangerous. Play with it, and you’ll get burned.
Life has taken an unexpected turn for Stasia Weatherly. Now a full partner at Weather and Hunter, Private Investigators, and enjoying her budding relationship with Brendan, everything Stasia has worked for is set to unravel when her bondmate, Red, hires the duo. The shifter clan elders have mysteriously disappeared, including Nana Riding, Stasia’s grandmother.
With her grandmother missing, Stasia finds herself the temporary leader of the shifters she left behind after her brother was exiled from the clans. The case will test the limits of her skills while she learns to navigate the politics and magic that threatens to tear her world apart.
Happily Never After
Do fairy tales really end with a happily ever after?
For Ella, her happily ever after came to a screeching halt when her incompetent fairy godmother botched her wish.
Without a mask for the ball, Ella’s evil stepmother recognized her. The clock struck midnight, and as promised, Ella rushed home to find her stepmother waiting.
Ella’s happily ever after swiftly became a happily never after when her stepmother smashed her glass slippers and threw her out of the house.
Relying on old and new friends, Ella must learn to become a Lady while avoiding her fairy godmother’s attempts to fix the bad wish. But is being a Lady what Ella really wants? Or is a life of adventure more to her liking?