This was a cottage core DREAM. It was sapphic, cozy, magical, whimsical, and witchy.
This was a charming departure from standard historical romances. The unapologetic
Blackness in the story was refreshing. I was
not expecting such a creative spin on fantasy.
A wonderful queer retelling of a beloved
fairytale. This has just the right dash of
magic and the solid backdrop of a kind family and lovely characters!
There are fantastic creatures, curses,
abilities, the ton, gossip, and so much more. It is whimsical and delightful in so many ways.
A lifelong Marylander, Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in English literature. She discovered her love of the Regency era after reading Fanny Burney, Ann Radcliffe and of course, Jane Austen. Sullivan’s creative influences span several genres. Her favorite authors include Toni Morrison, Franz Kafka, J.D. Salinger, Zora Neale Hurston, Clive Barker and Octavia Butler. When not writing she can be found sewing, crafting and alternating between tea and lattes. Sullivan writes Romantasy focused around the joy and love that is unique to the Black experience. With every work, she attempts to challenge the expectations associated with historical romance and bring a refreshingly modern twist while still utilizing familiar elements that are staples of the genre. She often explores themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and the importance of community. Her characters come from a variety of backgrounds with a focus on exploring the experiences of queer and neurodiverse people.