Met By Midnight is a book I never thought I’d actually write. It’s YA, it’s very poetic (literally, in some cases), it has many feelings, and it faces some intense questions that I’ve struggled with my entire life.
Questions over voluntary sacrifice vs. coercion. Questions over the responsibility to show kindness to those who have hurt you. Questions over responsibility vs. backing away for one’s own sanity.
Plus, this Cinderella retelling features romance, politics, intrigue, rock-based world building (not the music…actual rocks 😉 ), and a labradoodle. So really, there’s something for everyone!
BONUS–I’m sharing this wonderful publication date with pub sister and author friend H.L. Burke, who’s also written an epic Cinderella retelling! So make sure to check out her book as well.
Now breathe deep, go forth, and be awesome.
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An outcast prince. A captive healer. A single night that changes their destinies.
She lives a nightmare.
As a Mender, Renna is held captive to an endless cycle of receiving and recovering from the physical ailments of others—a cycle that led her mother to an early grave. When her father becomes deathly ill, Renna is desperate to save her only remaining family. Even if it means allying with criminals and taking an illegal mission into the royal palace on the night of their greatest ball.
He’s haunted by dreams.
Unable to be Mended, Prince Jaric’s existence is a curse to his family’s façade of health and security. Marrying him off at the ball and sending him to a distant dukedom is the royal solution—but Jaric has his own plans. For years he’s dreamed of a young woman, a strong-hearted Mender he would give everything for. When she arrives the night of his betrothal, he’s determined to discover her true identity.
Met by midnight, their fates are entwined.
While escape seems the only answer, powerful forces conspire to keep Renna and Jaric within their cages. Forces that undermine the foundations of the kingdom itself—and threaten any hope of a future together.
About the Author
Janeen Ippolito believes in Jesus, true love, and the power of your unique words. She’s a bestselling author of speculative fiction, writing resources, and poetry. She’s also an editor, author coach, marketing strategist, and the president of Uncommon Universes Press. When she’s not immersed in the geektastic world of words, she’s helping her husband with his youth swordfighting ministry, exploring a slew of random hobbies, and posting up cute animal videos on social media. This extroverted writer loves to connect, so find her on Facebook, Instagram, and her website janeenippolito.com