Want to join the KYD mailing list for updates? Sign up here: cutt.ly/readmybook My adult fantasy novel, KILL YOUR DARLINGS, will be published May 24th, 2023. You can reserve a signed and personalized first edition here! PLEASE NOTE: Orders will not ship until April 2023! However, you will receive your copies a month ahead of the book's publication date, so you'll be the first to receive the finished product. KILL YOUR DARLINGS is pitched as WIZARD OF OZ for Sad Millennials™ Fantasy author Kyla knows dreams don't come true. Isolated and grappling with debilitating depression, she copes by writing about the realm of Solera. Fearless heroes, feisty shapeshifters, and mighty dragons come alive on her pages. She adores her characters, but she doesn’t believe in happy endings. And if she can’t have one, why should they? Kyla’s on the verge of giving up on everything when she wakes one morning, magically trapped in her fictional world. Now she’s with her most cherished characters: the friends she's always yearned for, the family she's never known. There's even someone who might be Prince Charming (if Kyla could get her act together and manage some honest communication). She’d surrender to the halcyon fantasy, except she knows a nightmarish ending awaits. Solera is at war, and its defenders are losing against the insidious villain spawned in the depths of Kyla’s mind. He feeds on the energy of dreams, seeks the destruction of all who oppose him—and Kyla’s become his number one target. Kyla must trade her pen for a sword and fight to change her story's ending, but this isn’t a fantasy anymore. No happily-ever-after is guaranteed. And mental illness has robbed her of everything she needs to succeed: love, fighting spirit, hope. If Kyla can’t overcome the darkness inside her, she’ll die alongside her darlings. TRIGGER WARNINGS: This book is centered around mental illness, and has depictions of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Without giving away too much, I can say that the book's message is one of hope—but if any of these topics are upsetting to you, please proceed with caution! Each preorder comes with two bookmarks, two book quote stickers, and two blank postcards. You'll also receive a personal, handwritten thank-you card from the author! OPTIONAL: Add a snazzy "200 REJECTIONS" sticker to the front of your copy for no extra charge! Proudly display the little book that couldn't, for all the world to see!! If you have any questions about the materials or the preorder process, please feel free to message me. Thank you once again for your support!