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About Clarissa Gosling
Clarissa has always lived more in the world of daydream and fiction than in reality. In her writing she explores purpose and belonging across worlds. Having never found her own portal to faeryland, she is resigned to writing about fantastical worlds instead.
She now lives in the Netherlands with her family, where she writes as much as they will let her. When not reading or writing, she drinks too much tea and has a burgeoning obsession with Bundt cakes.
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A dragon-sized secret.
A life-changing test.On the continent of Kaitstud, dragons are feared and thought extinct. The four clans who now rule the continent condemn and slaughter any hints of dragons.
In her sixteenth summer Birgith must face her manifestation test with all the others of her age. The test will prove her ability and solidify her place with the Bear Clan that has raised her.
There’s just one problem.Birgith might shift into a bear… But she could also end up a dragon. And if that happens, she’ll end up dead and the four clans of Kaitstud will hunt and slaughter the family she’s never met.
But when the test comes, she is unable to shift at all. She is exiled and classed as a lowly human. Trapped and alone, she fears never being able to escape or find out who she really is.
A group of travelling traders provide a way out, but she is unsure how much trust them. Will they help her with her search, or be the first to join the hunt? Birgith needs to decide before it is too late.
Part bear, part dragon, part human. Is Birgith destined to be an outcast mongrel? Or will her diversity be the answer Kaitstud has been searching for?
Dragon Shift is the first in an exciting new epic fantasy series for young adult readers who love dragons, adventure and strong female characters.
New foes emerge.
The final reckoning is here.
Birgith struggles to be taken seriously as the new Bear Leader. She longs to disappear to the secret valley, but her duty is to those she represents... even if the other leaders prefer to deal with her deposed aunt instead.
Then another dragon is spotted - an invader from beyond the seas.
Birgith must find a way to defend Kaitstud from more dragons, without forfeiting the safety of her own dragon family in the process.
When circumstances force Haydn and Birgith apart, Haydn must take drastic action to secure their future. If he doesn't earn the clans respect, he'll become the worthless human they assume he is.
Will they learn to stand up for each other in order to save Kaitstud together, or will the clans, and their relationship, splinter apart around them?
Read the thrilling conclusion to Birgith & Haydn's tale and the continent of Kaitstud, with betrayals, intrigue and twists and turns along the way.
Accused of theft.
Determined to prove her innocence.
Split between the two sides of her family, where does Birgith's allegiance lie?
The Bear Clan crystal is missing and everyone blames Birgith. Now, she must choose whether to stay, and attempt to clear her name, or run and hide with her dragon brothers.
When a new enemy threatens to destroy everything she loves, Birgith decides to take matters into her own hands. But what can one girl do against the new Clan Leader Regent?
Haydn thought he had a future with Birgith. But when she leaves him behind, he thinks all hope is lost. Then her brothers make him an offer he can’t refuse – a chance to prove himself and win back the girl he loves.
Can these star-struck lovers find a way to save the clan and each other?
Continue Birgith’s epic fantasy adventure full of magic, political intrigue and slow-burn romance.
Who doesn’t love a dragon?
Join us on fantastical journeys of love and friendship.
Face your greatest nightmares and live your wildest dreams.
First loves and forbidden romances mean a path of trial and error for these creatures and those who love them.
Get ready to take to the air and ride along with this limited edition collection of YA reads and unleash the power of the dragon within!
Melinda R. Cordell
Sofia Ann Hoffman
International Bestselling Author K.M. Jenkins
A collection of ten short stories with a measure of the fantastic in each. Includes the following:
The weaver's daughter: A fairy tale about making friends with the monsters next door.
What Jack found: When your son finds a fairy in the garden do you release him to potentially hostile forces, or risk your family to keep him safe?
Awakening Iorwen: A sleeping beauty re-telling set against the consolidation of Roman rule in Wales.
A lakeside meeting: Bernard is on the run from the hybrid butterflies he developed to interface with your brain.
In the box: Two students find a mysterious growing box in their office.
We need to talk: How can Damian absolve his guilt over the accident that crippled his sister?
Spook school: There's something different about the school next door, but it's not what Josephine expects.
The husband test: An unexpected package ruins everything.
The Halloween dare: Nothing is as it seems when exploring the house at the top of the hill.
Bargaining with a demon: An unexpected visitor gives Charlie an opportunity of a lifetime, but does she dare to take advantage of it?
Here’s who you’ll find within its pages.
Shane Porteous “Gathering Genocide”
Barend Nieuwstraten III “Hearthshare”
Alex Minns “The Concealed Witness”
Andrew P. McGregor “Demon Dave: Dinner Time”
Joanne Blondin “Astounding Performances”
James Pyles “Theo Klaggorn, Private Detective”
Anstice Brown “Beneath The Roots”
J. C. Pillard “Three Drops In The Snow”
Linda M. Crate “Flight Of The Fae”
Matthew McKiernan “The Each-Uisge”
Jabe Stafford “Dead Next Door”
Clarissa Gosling “The Genie Of The Ring”
R. A. Clarke “The Brightening”
R. A. Meenan “Some Things Remain”
Marsheila Rockwell “Play It Again, Sem”
An annoying brother.
Can her return to faery get any worse?
After returning to the human realm, Zoe is determined to keep her head down and stay out of trouble until after her exams are over. In the meantime, she refuses to dwell on what it means to be the missing Princess of Starlight... or which realm she belongs in.
But her best laid plans crumble when she learns that her foster parents are fae and have have hidden her heritage all along. Suddenly, her entire life feels like a lie. To make matters worse, she discovers her friend Evan has been captured by the Queen of Dawnlight. Again.
And it’s all her fault.
The only way to save him is to return to faery, this time with her overbearing foster brother in tow. Can she navigate the faery courts, on her own this time, and save her friend without accumulating more debts? Or will her brother upset everything, including her budding relationship with Prince Florian of the Sunlight Court?
Find out more in this delightful fae fantasy for lovers of slow burn romance and magical bargains.
Planning to move abroad with your family?
Clarissa blends stories of her own move from the UK to the Netherlands with tips and ideas to guide you through the process. She provides you with questions and points to consider and research when making your international move.
What to do before you move;
Searching for somewhere to live;
When you first arrive;
This book is suitable for families with children of all ages and for all destinations.
A magical world.
A bewitching fair.
An impossible promise.
Zoe longs to escape her bullying foster brother, but when she takes her horse for a ride and accidentally crosses into faery, all she wants is to return home. That is until she is hailed as a long-lost princess.
But in faery, the forest is constantly changing and dangers lurk around every corner. When Zoe's curiosity leads to the capture of the one friend she has made—the enigmatic Guardian of the Gates—she becomes bound by an unwinnable bargain to the Queen of Dawnlight.
Then there's Prince Florian. Aloof and scornful, but irresistible, he knows more about Zoe's past than she does. He may be the only one who can help her fulfil her promise to the Queen—if she can persuade him to help.
The magical fair in the centre of the forest may hold the answers Zoe seeks. But as with everything in faery, the fair may not be quite all it seems...
Fae Fair is the first in a new clean series for lovers of fae, epic fantasy, and magical bargains.
Does your child speak a different language at school and home?
In this book Clarissa draws on her experience of sending her British children to a Dutch school to help you support your child through their education.
Systems for separating when and where you use multiple languages;
Things to look for in different school systems;
How to work with your school to best support your child;
Possible issues specific to children of different ages, from babies to teenagers.
This book is suitable for families with children of all ages, whether they have just moved to a foreign language school or have been there for some time.