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“Once Upon a Dream,” set in a coastal town in Delaware, will be released on Friday, May 13. This is the debut novel by author Aislinn Archer, a 25-year-old resident of the area, and the kickoff of a multi-book series.

A resident of the area for nearly 25 years, Aislinn Archer is set to publish the first in her series of novels set in a seaside town on the Delaware coast.

The Mystic Beach series will come in two genres: a contemporary/paranormal fantasy series called Mystic Beach Mysteries, which will be released from 2023; and a rockstar romance/paranormal-fantasy romance mashup called Mystic Beach Fantasy Rockstar Romances, the first of which, “Once Upon a Dream,” will be released on May 13, 2022.

Archer is an award-winning journalist, columnist, photographer and music journalist – experience that she draws on for her novels.

“My main character in Mystic Beach Mysteries is a local reporter, Aurora Carmichael, and she’ll be making guest appearances in both series. She’s not really based on me – she’s a lot more adventurous, just to start with. inspired by my work as a journalist, including the concept for the series, which was based on a real story that I covered, with a “What if…? shoot.”

Archer has also worked as a live sound engineer for local bands, and that experience will also come into play in the Mystic Beach series.

“Among my main characters in the romantic series are a young sound engineer – with secrets deeper than her engineering skills – as well as members of a chart-topping rock band enjoying a working vacation. in the area, at least until they realize some of the reasons people often refer to Mystic Beach as “weird.”

Archer said “strange” is an understatement, as some of the fictional resort’s secrets involve magic and mythical and legendary creatures.

“I bring Celtic mythology into this series as part of the fantasy twist,” she explained. “This is not going to be the usual paranormal fantasy of werewolves and vampires. We’ll have creatures that will be familiar to a lot of people, and we’ll have some that most people haven’t heard of before – and that’ll all be part of the fun as readers try to figure out what these characters are about. secrets really mean in the context of Mystic Beach.”

She said she conceived of the fictional Delaware resort “as a place that exists in a sort of pocket universe, right next to Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Rehoboth and Ocean City, where the characters could go for a date, an event vacation, or a seaside concert. They’ll all get a mention at some point in the series. Really, it’s a bit of a love letter to the area.

Both series share Mystic Beach as a common setting, with some characters crossing paths with each other.

“I originally conceived Mystic Beach over a decade ago, and when I finally started writing the stories, I realized how much fun it would be to drop a popular rock band there. guys who are at the top of their game – churning out platinum albums, being recognized on the streets, sometimes being followed by paparazzi, and maybe it all starts to wear off. What’s better than a small town full of mystical secrets and amazing enough women to shake things up and change their lives in ways none of them could have ever foreseen?”

Archer said the first book in the series was a sort of prequel.

“‘Once Upon a Dream’ is the first part of a romance between best friends and lovers, with more of a twist, as there’s reason to believe that their relationship goes back much longer than the day they got together. are met in first grade. It’s also the story of how this group, aMUSEd, was formed and got their big break, so it’s a great setup for the full series, which will have a book coming up. for each of the six band members.

The second part of the original duo, ‘Dream Weaver,’ she said, ‘is a great reward for the story of two friends that unfolds in ‘Once Upon a Dream.’ I think readers will really love it. how this pair gets their happily ever after, with lots of twists, humor and magic along the way.

“Dream Weaver” has a mid-July release date, with at least two other novels due out before the end of the year.

“I’ve had a great response so far to even the smallest clues I’ve dropped about this series, including the prequel novel to the series that I wrote as a free exclusive for my subscribers at the email newsletter,” Archer said, “so I’m thrilled that we can release so many books in this series so quickly. He’ll probably release around four books a year, which I hope will be fairly quick to satisfy people with reading habits as voracious as mine.

“Once Upon a Dream” will be released on May 13 and is available until then at a special pre-order price on “Dream Weaver” can also be pre-ordered from ahead of its scheduled July 14 release. These two books, along with subsequent books in the series, should be available for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. For more information, visit the author’s website at or


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