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Author of Dark Urban Fantasy
and Young Adult Fiction

Faded Shapes

Coming in May

Familiar fairytales are reenvisioned and reborn as six authors from Black and/or Latine backgrounds create novella-length stories that transport readers to fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopian worlds. Each story shatters stereotypes and challenges traditional narratives, inviting readers to see themselves reflected in fresh takes on “tales as old as time.”

This collection includes:

  • Red in the Woods by K. R. S. McEntire, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood

  • Shadow and Song by Montrez, inspired by Peter Pan

  • Circuits and Nerves by Alicia Ellis, inspired by Hansel and Gretel

  • These Sapphire Walls Krystina Coles, inspired by Bluebeard

  • A Bloodstained Sun by E. M. Lacey, inspired by Snow White

  • Waking Up by R. L. Medina, inspired by Sleeping Beauty

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  • You can preorder the ebook from select retailers. more retailers will be added after release:


Song of Sin
by E.M. Lacey

Sin corrupts but the truth could destroy them all.
The Hasking stone breathes life once more, signaling the Blacktooth pack’s time to complete the Eldritch Trials. The problem is they have no champion and limited time to train one. The Alpha’s choice is simple - send the wolf who caused their dilemma in the first place.

Rel is no champion and barely a werewolf herself. But thanks to her temper, she is forced to take the role. Rel must enter Elderton and face the House of Testing. If she doesn’t, she'll lose the only mother she knows.
The House of Testing is unforgiving and holds no secrets once those doors close. Can Rel handle the truths she discovers about herself? Or the curse she carries that could start a war with a death god.

How will the trials end for Rel and the Blacktooth pack?
A hundred-year curse or war with a god?

Song of Sin is part of the Shared World Collection presented by Jessica Cage. Pick up your copy today and lose yourself in a new world.

Other titles in the collection:
A Seeker of Honor and Redemption by A.L. Riley
Sins of the Serpent King by Delizhia Jenkins
A Blaze of Spirit and Dreams by D.L. Howard
A Corruption of Gilded Ashes by Jessica Cage
A Dance of Blood and Destiny by K. R. S. McEntire
A Drop of Ink and Obsidian by Kish Knight

My favorite short story was "Heartburn" by E.M. Lacey. Ms. Lacey's writing reminds me of Richard Matheson, the great science fiction/fantasy/horror writer - with Twilight Zone, "The Omega Man" and "I Am Legend" to name a few. The character build up of Ms. Lacey's main character, Anala was superb. The final twist at the end was a great treat for the reader. I highly recommend this book for great writing and entertainment.

‘Girls of Might & Magic” Amazon Review

Praise & Reviews

Minor Mischief is a gem of a find - a series of five short stories focused on kids and the paranormal. My favorite story is the intro piece, "Home Goin", about a four year old boy who doesn't quite understand that his beloved grandma, Nana Bee, is dead when he attends her funeral at church. So he brings her back. Of course! I think my next favorite is the much sadder story "Pinky Swear", a ghost story of abuse and violence set in the projects. In all of these stories, Lacey is able to showcase the mischievous nature of children, especially when they have supernatural powers. I'm pleased I've discovered this author, and I look forward to reading more of her stories.

‘A gem’


Now this is my type of fantasy story. The mixture of innocence and magical powers takes me back to my younger, Potter days. I would highly recommend this as a good read.

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June 8th and 9th

I will be signing books and speaking on an author panel. If you're in DC, grab a ticket and come say,"Hi!".

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About E.M. Lacey

E. M. Lacey is an indie author who crafts fiction through coffee and chaos. Explore her catalog of young adult and dark fantasy books.

She’s a coffee drinkin’, meme postin’, movie watchin’ author who loves to talk all things books and movies. You might bump into her at local comic cons and other such nerd fests. Whenever she’s not getting her nerd on, she’s writing, reading, binge-watching Netflix, indulging in bookish things, or communing with horror movie fans and other authors online.

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