An enchanting YA fantasy book series set in a world where both humans and those from the fairy lands attend classes at the Leopold Otto University in mysterious Bewachterburg. Beware though, the administration doesn’t guarantee your safety.

College Life: Friends, Finals, and the Fae trying to kill you.

The fae adventure continues:
#1 Never Date a Siren (FREE at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple.)
#2 A Study in Spirits
#3 Bane of Hounds
#4 Song for a Bard (coming soon)

A YA FANTASY Coming-of-Age series described as: “fast paced and entertaining,” “new and fresh,” with “creative and clever world-building.” This coming of age, contemporary YA fantasy has mythical creatures from legend and folklore and is suitable for 12+ readers.

The world building here is top-notch – imaginative twists that keep this adventure feeling very fresh and new.”

The ancient world of the fae gets a modern University setting reminiscent of the clash of creatures in Harry Potter.”

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Never Date a Siren, a YA fantasy book  by Byrd Nash. For those who love magical beings living among humans and the things that could go wrong. Boy, can I assure you things go wrong.

Never Date a Siren

Book #1 in the College Fae fantasy book series.

Brigit, a fae runaway, didn’t plan on getting a human roommate her first year at Leopold Otto University. Or that she would be placed under a fairy debt. Will the dryad be able to save Logan from a siren’s love spell? Or will she fail the semester?

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Impulsively, she dodged into the closet, pressing herself into the layers of clothes on hangers, and gently squeezing the hinged doors shut.

Ouch! Mind your elbows you scrawny twig!

“Shush,” she warned the closet monster.

How dare you, you little upstart! I could eat you in one gulp.

Knowing the dangerous nature of these creatures, Brigit grabbed a finger and bent the digit back sharply, hissing, “Shut your piehole, or I’ll give you something to cry about.”

The monster gurgled, its thousand eyes bulging more than usual. Its mouth flapped open, revealing dozens of sharp spiky teeth in the little light coming through the split in the folding doors.

Do you always breathe so loud, fae twig? The human is not deaf.

The creature’s rank breath blew onto her pointed ear, and Brigit gave him a sideways glare filled with acute dislike.

“If he opens this closet,” she whispered back, “he’ll be so busy mopping up what remains of you he won’t have time for me.”

A Study in Spirits, a YA fantasy book by Byrd Nash.  Another adventure full of mystery, magic, and ghosts.

A Study in Spirits

Book #2 in the College Fae fantasy book series.

College Life: Accused of cheating, Brigit must clear her name.

To pay her Fairy Debt to a Doppleganger, Brigit is told to spy on her fellow college classmates. But no one tells Brigit what to do. She and Logan will take on a vain Fae chancellor, a hard-headed librarian, talkative ghosts, and a shape-shifting creature from Outside. 

Returning with Brigit and Logan, is a new student: a girl nerd and her dwarf flying squirrel, who happens to love revealing secrets. If the administration can’t protect the books, this dryad and her friends will.

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Ladislas was turning it over in his hands, stroking the smooth wood.

“A longbow made of wych yew. Some see it as inferior to traditional yew, but wych yew makes a flatter, wider bow. Makes a better balance when you draw.”

Continuing in an instructive voice, he nocked an arrow. It had an obsidian arrow-point and black fletchings.

“These arrows are exceptional. A unique blend of three Elements: Wind, Wood, and Stone.”

With an easy, smooth draw, Brigit’s father brought his hand to his pointed ear and aimed the arrow’s tip at Logan. “The enchantment makes each arrow always strike true.”

“What about Guest Right?” Logan reminded him. Angry, he stood up, moving so the tip was a hands-breath from his heart.

“As humans say, better to ask for forgiveness. Your family can come to me for redress.”

The knuckles of the king’s fingers tightened.

Bane of Hounds

Book #3 in the College Fae fantasy book series.

College Life: Mothers spell trouble.

When a Black Dog is dumped, Brigit and Logan rescue him without a thought. But the fae creature is more than he seems. Does he bring danger to those Brigit loves? Or is he their savior?

Queen Elixia, Brigit’s mother, attends a symposium held at the university, while Logan’s parents decides to visit her son. What is worse? The disappearance of Brigit’s home in the Perilous Realm, or the meeting of their mothers?

A storm sweeps through that could spell destruction of Brigit’s home in fairy.

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As if Brigit’s words had summoned her, a strange cry started in the air above their heads. Brigit felt a cold shiver of fear up the back of her neck. It was a disconcerting noise even for someone like herself, used to the ugly natures of the fae.

Logan bent closer and whispered in her pointed ear, “My flight response is really kicking in.”

“It’s the banshee. Her purpose is to unnerve you.”

“It’s working,” Logan’s reply was terse.

Sometimes she forgot Logan wasn’t fae. For humans targeted by a banshee’s bloodcurdling screams, it was probably horrifying. Brigit reached over and gave Logan’s hand a reassuring squeeze.The shrieking was piercingly shrill. It started low, and built in intensity until the glass windows in the dormitory vibrated in their frames. The screaming woke students in the dorm. Faces, appearing as shadows, peeked out from behind drapes.

This was the reason they were there. Students were threatening to stop paying dorm fees if the banshee situation wasn’t sorted out soon. No one felt safe. In typical fashion, Bandemer shoved the problem onto his Student Liaisons.