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Press Kit

Ink and Ore

Basic Info


Title: Ink and Ore (The Kerafin Chronicles, Book One)

Author: Hayley Whiteley

Publisher: Storm Hollow Press (Independent imprint)

Release Date: January 23, 2024

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Gaslamp Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Young Adult, Coming-of-Age

E-book ASIN: B0CL5L2VY7

ISBN: 979-8-9890476-0-4 (paperback), 979-8-9890476-1-1 (e-book)

Content warnings: Mild violence, imprisonment, kidnapping, gun violence, political assassination, battle sequence, drowning

Audience: Ages 13+

Spice rating: No spice (M/F consensual kissing)

Tropes: Strong female friendship, gaslamp fantasy, hidden messages, forbidden magic, political intrigue, reluctant allies, adventure & misadventure, quirky humor, found family


A mysterious letter. A forbidden magic. A lie that led to war—and two girls who know the truth.

Mini blurb:

Described by readers as Divine Rivals meets Shadow and Bone, Ink and Ore is the story of friends who find a letter claiming the war between their countries is a sham and go on an epic quest to restore peace to their continent.

Blurb/Back cover copy:

Lifelong friends Brenna Malley and Katiel Salzbruck are looking forward to a summer visit, but their plans are ruined when war breaks out between their rival homelands, Bar Kur and A’slenderia. Then, they find a shocking message hidden on the back of a letter, claiming the war started because of a treasonous plot. Determined to end the war before their loved ones die in battle, Brenna and Katiel leave their small-town lives behind and embark on a quest for the truth.

Following a trail of letters, Brenna and Katiel learn about the involvement of the ore—a legendary magical substance that can transform into anything. To restore peace to the Continent of Kerafin, they must harness the magic, navigate questionable allies, and survive harrowing ordeals. But as love, secrets, and betrayal complicate the journey, the friends must determine where their true loyalties lie—before it’s too late.

Perfect for fans of
Shadow and Bone and Divine RivalsInk and Ore is the first installment in The Kerafin Chronicles, a character-driven, young adult gaslamp fantasy trilogy.

Author Bio:

Hayley Whiteley is a fantasy writer and author of the young adult gaslamp fantasy trilogy, The Kerafin Chronicles. She earned her Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and enjoys using her technical background to create unique magic systems. When she's not dreaming up fantasy worlds, she can be found reading, exploring the outdoors, or watching bad reality television. Hayley lives in Florida with her husband, baby son, and calico cat.


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