Throwaway Queen is a WIP written in 2017 and my NaNoWriMo brainchild. To learn more about my upcoming novel, read on.
What’s your book about?
Queen Anjali survives a near-death experience while on her way to visit her royal parents and homeland. She takes a few years to recover from the trauma of surviving an assassin attempt and giving birth to her second child. She protected her infant child she bore in a traveling camp after her carriage was ambushed and everyone in her party perished.
While she expects to return home with open arms and the highest praises, she realizes that her first love and the king of Makaar has already married another. She returns scorned, confused, and disappointed. Meanwhile, her killer is still on the loose.
What will she do and what lengths will she go to find her assassin and get her husband back?
What makes your book unique?
The Throwaway Queen is a New Adult fantasy book so the target audience and main cast are in their 20s. I wrote this book for readers who are ready to graduate from YA fantasy and discuss more mature topics.
I wrote this novel with intersectional feminism in mind. This book discusses race, parenthood, divorce, death, mental health, and trusting yourself. I wanted to honor the young moms in my life who are learning to embrace their multiple roles as mother, wife, friend, daughter, and yes, queen.
I love Anjali because she is straightforward. She cuts through court gossip and doesn’t let anyone tell her story. She’s not everyone’s cup of tea but her openness creates unexpected friendships and opportunities to heal.
Who would be interested in reading this book?
I wrote this novel for all my young mom friends. I’ve always wanted to see a young mother as a strong, confident protagonist. You’ll enjoy this novel if you’re a fan of motherhood, feminism, and royal intrigue.
Beyond intrigue, the novel has adventure, mystery, and fantasy world building.
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