A series of strange events happened last week. For the first time in my daughter’s life, she had an actual snow day. And honest to goodness snow day where you go out and play in the snow for hours. It was an amazing thing to behold.

We live on the Oregon Coast, so we don’t get snow much. When we do, it’s flurries, or, if it sticks, it’s like an inch, tops.

But this was a legit snowstorm. Almost six inches of snow. Enough to sled on. And miraculously, our neighbors had some sleds (from a vacation to snow country).

And it was enough to build a full-size snowman instead of the lego-size version.

So, while it was unexpected, sometimes the unexpected leads to wonderful new things.

Take Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Fey series. The original books were epic fantasy. But the new books are an unexpected but wonderful blend of fantasy and steampunk.

And thanks to release of The Kirilli Matter, the first new Fey novel in more than 20 years, you can experience just what I mean.

Gripping, imaginative, and a tour-de-force of thrilling storytelling, New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Kirilli Matter launches her acclaimed Fey series into exciting new territory.

When the investigation of a brutal murder scene points to terrifying suspects, Augusta Kirilli must find a way to protect her family’s secrets—secrets so long buried, she must discover their meaning or risk her own destruction. Set in the world of The Fey and masterfully blending fantasy and steampunk elements, Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Qavnerian Protectorate saga adds rich new dimension to this powerfully written series.

From its shocking opening to the deepening mystery at its conclusion, this groundbreaking novel takes epic fantasy in a whole new direction and proves Rusch’s place as the greatest storyteller of our time.

Click here to buy the ebook directly from our Shopify store or here for more options.

The whole Fey series has been republished with gorgeous new covers, so there’s never been a better time to get the whole series in paper!

Click here to see all the books in the series.

In other news, The New Diving Novel Kickstarter has hit four stretch goals and is still climbing. And since we hit that fourth stretch goal, all backers at the $5 reward level and up will get a very special notebook filled with chapters pulled from the final version of The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades. I’ve read it, and it’s a fantastic look behind the scenes to the events that play out in the book.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, click here now. It ends this week!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.