Meet Author Mindy Hayes

There are MANY reasons to begin The Faylinn Novels, but I'll just give you a few.

First, there's Kai. Sarcastic, stubborn and passionate.

And there's Declan. Loyal, caring and swoon-worthy.

Oh, and Cameron. Funny, dependable and trustworthy.

And we can't forget Sakari. Selfless, mysterious and courageous.

Also the first book, Kaleidoscope, is FREE!


It starts in her chest. The change Calliope doesn't see coming. It pulses like a second heartbeat, urging her to give in to the need to be in the depths of the forest. She's compelled to fight the pull, but the more
she denies it the stronger it becomes until she finally surrenders and is pulled into a secret world of enchantment.

Kai and Declan need her to accept what she is, but with everything left unsaid, acceptance may be the least of their worries. Knowing their fate lies in her hands, they’ll stop at nothing to protect and prepare her for what lies ahead.

Will Calliope be able to accept what Kai and Declan reveal or will her desire to be normal keep her from acknowledging her true destiny?

Excerpt from Kaleidoscope
Declan’s head snapped to the west. I followed his gaze, but didn’t see anything,
only the thriving world of the woodlands, sprung to life.

“Liam… Owen,” Kai whispered barely above the breeze. At least I think that’s what he said.

Declan nodded once. “They’re back.” He looked to me. “Up. You need to hide, Calliope. Time to use your fae abilities. Jump.”

“But I…” I faltered.

“Now, Calliope,” he urged, fear crystal clear in his deep oceanic eyes. “Go.”

I didn’t think. I leaped. In less than a second I found myself balancing on a slim limb high up in the branches, I shifted uneasily trying to keep from falling. Then Kai was at my side, taking my hand in his,
catching me. He knocked his head to the side, directing me to follow him, but he didn’t let go of my hand, keeping a secure grip on me.

We leaped high above the wild ground through the full branches, dodging inconveniently placed vines and boughs. Kai lead the way, guiding my every move. It felt indescribable, the way my body knew how to glide soundlessly. I thought I needed more training to become as stealth-like as Declan and Kai, but it was as if my body knew this was the time to perform. Our rhythm was exact as we soared. When his foot landed, mine landed. When he flew higher, I was right behind him.

My hand felt warm and secure in his grasp. I found myself liking the feel of our hands intertwined, knowing he would never let me go. Unexpectedly, I realized I didn’t want him to let me go.

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About Mindy Hayes

Mindy is the author of the YA Fantasy Faylinn Novels, Kaleidoscope (Faylinn #1), Ember (Faylinn #2), and Luminary (Faylinn #3), as well as the Contemporary Romance Willowhaven Series, Me After You (Willowhaven #1) and Me Without You (Willowhaven #2). Currently, she's working on the Coming of Age Romance, The Day That Saved Us.

She grew up in San Diego, California exploring her interest for singing and playing the piano. Mindy first discovered her passion for reading when she had to make her first flight alone to South Carolina to visit her, then, fiancé. Her love for writing followed shortly after. Mindy and her husband have now been married for seven years and live in Summerville,
South Carolina.

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