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Coming May 14, 2013!
Here is a book trailer for The Rose Throne:


Adult Non-Fiction Available June 1, 2013

















Advance Praise:

"A story of two young women born to dangerous, powerful families, with little chance of choosing their own paths in life. But they each have powers of their own, and it turns out they may have choices after all. Terrible choices. Another great story from one of my favorite authors." Orson Scott Card

"Not your standard-issue princess tale! Mette Harrison weaves a tale of two princesses who come from very different courts and have very different powers. Both must navigate hazardous royal politics as they learn what it feels like to fall love—and what they must sacrifice to stay alive." Sharon Shinn

"YA readers will love these two strong, but very different princesses in an exciting, romantic adventure." Jen Nielsen, author of The False Prince and The Runaway King

From cover copy: "Ailsbet loves nothing more than music; tall and red-haired, she's impatient with the artifice and ceremony of her father's court. Marissa adores the world of her island home and feels she has much to offer when she finally inherits the throne from her wise, good-tempered father. The trouble is that neither princess has the power--or the magic--to rule alone, and if the kingdoms can be united, which princess will end up ruling the joint land? For both, the only goal would seem to be a strategic marriage to a man who can bring his own brand of power to the throne. But will either girl be able to marry for love? And can either of these two princesses, rivals though they have never met, afford to let the other live?"

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Critiquing Service

I will read a first chapter (10 pages), a synopsis and a query letter for only $25. I will also read full novels for $1 per page (250 words). I will send you back your document with comments embedded in Word and will also give a comprehensive letter with detailed examples and suggestions. This is not a copyediting service, however. This is big picture stuff, from wordbuilding issues, character sympathy, plot, pacing, genre and age expectations. My specialties are YA sf/f, but I also do YA contemporary and adult sf/f and contemporary. If you can't figure out why you aren't getting asked for sample chapters, this is for you. If you can't figure out why you're getting asked for samples, but not getting offers for representation from agents or offers to buy from editors, this is for you. I don't try to hurt your feelings, but I don't pull punches. If you want to get better and you're not afraid of throwing parts out and starting over, this is for you.

Here is a quote from Kristyn Crow, picture book author, who has has used my services:

"I love to have Mette critique my manuscripts because I can count on her to be tactful, yet honest. And without honest feedback, as a writer I don't stand a chance. Mette helps me take my writing to the next level. After receiving her comments, I feel enthusiastic about how to approach revision. I have a better sense of direction in my plot and clearer insight into what's motivating my characters. She can see right into the bones of my manuscript and suggest how to tighten up loose plot threads, make a character more relatable and improve the experience for my readers. I won't ever let an editor see my work without having Mette review it first."




eBooks




The Fifth Book in the "Hound Saga" Now Available only as an ebook on all formats


The Fourth Book in the "Hound Saga" Now Available only as an ebook on all formats



Out soon as an ebook!



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Out now as ebook!



A collection of traditional fantasy short stories
Out now as ebook!




A collection of fantasy (and one sf) short stories with an apprentice theme
Out now as ebook!





A collection of contemporary fantasy short stories
Out now as ebook!



An adult paranomal mystery by M. I. Harrison set in Salt Lake City in an alternate history where the Mormon pioneers find vampires living in the Salt Lake
Out now as ebook!


Copyright Mette Ivie Harrison 2013 all rights reserved.
Last revised April 9, 2013.