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Holly & Oak: Season One

By Ash Tough - ISBN: 9781922851901

RRP: $34.95

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Ash Tough was born in Brisbane but spent most of her childhood on the Gold Coast. Her love of reading and fantasy was inspired at an early age, after which she was rarely without a book in hand. While studying Law, International Relations and Japanese at Griffith University, Ash took an opportunity to live and study in Europe. The breathtaking landscapes and architecture she found there, inspired her to create the world of Holly & Oak: Season One¸ which is her first published novel.

She recently returned to the Gold Coast after some time living and working in Brisbane. 

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Holly & Oak: Season One

By Ash Tough - ISBN: 9781922851901

RRP: $34.95

A deadly car accident steals Kate’s lover from her life and she loses everything…

Running from the life she had built in New York to attempt a new life in Seattle, Kate is determined to run from her demons before they swallow her whole.

Instead of the desired new beginning, Seattle holds the ruins that threaten to overwhelm her once more.

Kate learns of a twin sister, along with her death, and finds the remnants of a decades-long civil war that tore her unknown family apart.

A new world suddenly reveals itself to Kate; one populated by Faeries, wolf-shifters, kitsune and a vast array of other Fae – some determined to protect her and some hellbent on ending her…

Kate must stand against the forces assembling and stop the darkness consuming her or lose even more than she first thought sacred…

"...The plot, the characters and the twists and turns kept me intrigued. If you like sapphic romance, a reluctant FMC, found family, modern/contemporary fantasy with LGBTIQA+ representation this could be the read for you." - @the_bookdragons_den

"Kate is starting a new life in Seattle after the tragedy she suffered in New York. Thinking that things will get better in a new place, she comes to discover that she has a twin sister she never knew before as well as civil war in her biological family where Faeries, Wolf-Shifters and other Fae exist.
There was a Myriad of things that I Revelled in this book and the first thing was that it was set in Civilian and Modern Times which I prefer in a Fantasy Novel. From the Intriguing Prologue I was instantly hooked. A fabulous Debut. I loved it.
The Beautiful writing was Brimming with Atmospheric Attention to Detail as I was Immersed in the Cast of Characters and their Appealing Personalities. The multiple POV's was an insightful way to capture the characters and their various traits and complexities.
Faeries, Shape-Shifters, Wolves and Suchlike was an exciting component of the story.
The storytelling was Imaginative, Vivid and Fantastical as well as Exhibiting an original and creative plot which had me Engrossed from start to finish. The use of Reminiscences in the Narrative was a great way to get the reader to understand the story and how it came about in the first place which was very key to the plot. Highly recommend.
Can't wait for the next one!
Thank you @shawline_publishing for the copy to review #hollyandoak." @bianca_mal_ - Instagram book reviewer

“A stylish fantasy thriller with great characters and twists to immerse oneself in… Brilliant!” Dianna, Indie Book reviewer

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