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Blog Hop for Ronel’s Latest: Once…

I’m very excited to host Ronel as she launches her latest book, Once…  Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie. I’ve been a long-time follower of her blog and learned a lot about writing from her hints. A shoutout for her A to Z collection of writing tips: They are amazing.

Here’s what you need to know about Ronel’s latest book:

Damsels in distress, curses, echoes of faery tales and tragic love affairs swirl together in sixteen stories found in a dragon’s lair by a curious half-fae.

Unexpected changes to reality causes more than one damsel to turn into a strong, independent woman who takes charge of her own life.

A collection of short stories about Faerie and the fae that live in the human realm. A few of the stories had won competitions and all of them had enchanted readers.

Learn their secrets and enter the realm of the fae…

Book Details:

ISBN EPUB: 978-0-6399476-2-4

ISBN Paperback: 978-0-6399476-3-1

Ronel’s Books Page

Publication date: 23 May 2018

Available on most online retailers.

Universal Book Links for Afrikaans and English versions of this book:



About the author:

Ronel Janse van Vuuren is the author of New Adult, Young Adult and children’s fiction filled with mythology and folklore. Her dark fantasy stories can be read for free on Wattpad and on her blog Ronel the Mythmaker. She won Fiction Writer of the Year 2016 for her Afrikaans stories on INK: Skryf in Afrikaans. Her published works can be viewed on Goodreads.

Ronel can be found tweeting about writing and other things that interest her, arguing with her characters, researching folklore for her newest story or playing with her Rottweilers when she’s not actually writing.

All of her books are available for purchase on Amazon.

Connect with Ronel on:






Ronel the Mythmaker:


Mortals cannot perceive the veil unless they are invited to – or extremely gifted. For centuries, Man and Fae have been kept apart, for nothing good ever comes from them mixing. The collection of The Adventures of Saphira the Faery Dog is proof of this.

Still, there are magical creatures that side neither with Man nor Fae.

Dragons are such creatures. They hold the knowledge of both worlds. Some even collect it in the written word, keeping it safe in their lairs.

An inquisitive half-fae once broke into the lair of a dragon known to hoard books. The knowledge she found was too much to keep to herself…

Here are a few tales, myths and legends from Faerie. Some may sound remarkably similar to legends held by mortals, while others are…  well… as otherworldly as the fae themselves.

58 thoughts on “Blog Hop for Ronel’s Latest: Once…

  1. I’m pretty sure I stopped by Ronel and her writing tips on the A to Z but I think it was one of the sites I had trouble posting to (maybe? *sigh* that was a whole month ago!).

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  2. Jaqui, you have done a great review of Ronel’s book.
    It sound so intriguing and tempting. Like this :
    “Here are a few tales, myths and legends from Faerie. Some may sound remarkably similar to legends held by mortals, while others are… well… as otherworldly as the fae themselves.”


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  3. Jacqui,

    I’m so excited for Ronel. Great job putting out the word about her book release. I shared this post on Twitter and I’ll be sure to do the same on Facebook. I hope she does well reaching an audience far and wide and makes a ton of money!!! I like dreaming big. 🙂

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  4. Best wishes for your book Ronel. You are in good company as far as the choice of subject is concerned. Salman Rushdie’s “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights” has some of these elements. I also think it is a difficult subject to handle. So, Bravo!

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