Poison Kiss: Published Everywhere!

I am happy to announce that my newest book, Poison Kiss, is available on just about every eReader platform I can find!

Poison Kiss (Earthside Book 1)

by Ana Mardoll

Rose awakens in a fairytale land, stripped of her memories and any sense of self she might once have possessed. Facing a short life of brutal servitude as one of the May Queen’s executioners, she chooses instead a reckless dash for freedom alongside her sister-captive, Lavender. Yet even if the two women manage to flee the otherworld to return earthside, they may never be safe from the reach of cruel faeries who seek to use them as pawns in a deadly game.

When a strange silver man calling himself Clarent unexpectedly dumps out onto the doorstep of their apartment, Rose and Lavender will work together with a diverse community of survivors in order to stay alive and free. Through the magical dangers that assault them on all sides, Rose must navigate the struggles brought on by her painful past while contending with the difficulty of forging an intimate relationship with the two people who love her most when her very body is lethal.

Frequently Asked Questions!

Where can I read more about the themes and content of this book?

Check my announcement post here!

Do the store previews cover the Content Notes / Trigger Warning page?

No, most of them do not, and I am sorry for that. In order to prevent readers from accidentally reading the trigger warnings (which contain mild spoilers for content), I’ve had to place the trigger warnings at the far back of the book, beyond the sample preview. You can view the trigger warnings on my announcement post here.


Seeking Test Readers

I am currently seeking interested “test readers” to look at a bundle of approximately 6 chapters written as part of the sequel to Poison Kiss. Qualifications being sought for these test readers:

Reader has read (and enjoyed) Poison Kiss. The reason for this is that I would like to vet new material with people who are familiar with the older material. I have added the “and enjoyed” caveat not because I wish to avoid criticism but because I need to be able to meaningfully gauge answers to questions like “do you like this sample?” People who didn’t like Poison Kiss probably won’t like this new sample material.

Reader is willing to provide feedback on a rough and incomplete manuscript. I want to be clear that this is not “beta reading”. The sample to be reviewed is incomplete (which means you may be left hanging for months before receiving a resolution to the material) and entirely unedited. Not everyone wants to read unpolished fragments, hence making this clear upfront for informed consent.

Reader will not disseminate pieces of the sample material to others. This is very much a work in progress, and I ask that test readers not send the sample material to others, post it online, etc.

If you are interested in serving as a test reader, please send an email to anamardoll@gmail.com from an email address that you are comfortable with me knowing and using to contact you. (I will not knowingly share your email address with others without your consent.)

When I receive your email, I will (1) reply to let you know that I have received your email, (2) add your name to the test reader list. Depending on the level of response I receive, I may choose to hold some names in reserve to look afresh at new versions of the drafted material.