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Tessonja Odette is a young mother living in Seattle. Young, meaning 30-something. It's the new 20, right? Tessonja has always loved to write. Her wild imagination and fascination with the great unknown led her writing into the realm of fantasy. She now writes books that inspire and expand the imagination of others.
When she's not writing, she's coaching fellow aspiring writers, having dance parties with her daughter, or pursuing her many creative hobbies.


Teen & Young Adult

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Shadows of Lela

A forgotten princess.
A deadly quest.
A threat that hides in shadow…

Sixteen-year-old Cora is a princess with a dark past. Exile has kept her safe. But when she rescues a dying unicorn from a mysterious band of hunters, her identity—and her life—are in danger.

Prince Teryn has the perfect plan—win the quest, marry his betrothed, and become king. But his mission goes awry when he faces a feisty young woman in the woods. Although they meet as foes, she shares a secret that bonds them.

Teryn and Cora’s fates are entwined in a plot far deadlier than they ever imagined. Can they face the threat together? Or will a terrifying enemy destroy them?

If you like swoon-worthy romance, adventurous quests, breathtaking magic, surprising twists, and unicorns, then you'll love this epic fantasy!


Princess of Thorns

A heart of ice.
A countenance of thorns.
She wasn't always this way...

Sixteen-year-old Princess Mareleau is determined never to marry, no matter how many hearts she has to break. She’s already loved once. Why look for a second chance? But when she finally meets a prince who doesn’t bore her to tears, she allows herself to hope. Will that hope lead her to love...or betrayal?

Find out what made Mareleau turn her back on love and launch the Quest that shifted the course of the entire land of Lela. If you love feisty females and fierce heroines, you’ll love this tale of love, loss, and vengeance.

Princess of Thorns is a short story prequel, set immediately before Shadows of Lela, Book One in the Lela Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone short story, or before/after any Lela novel