Title: In the Land of Tea and Ravens
Author: R.K. Ryals
Published: November 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
"There is nothing more potent than a cup of tea," Old Ma’am once told her.
Twenty-year-old Lyric Mason lifted the mug, her sad eyes drawn to its flaw. She’d come home to say goodbye to her grandmother and to take over an eerie family legacy that would forever burden her.
She hadn’t counted on twenty-five year-old Grayson Kramer.
"The women in that family will drive you insane," the town said.
"They’ll steal your heart and destroy your soul," they promised.
Despite the warnings, troubled Grayson was fascinated by Lyric, by the rumors and accusations that surrounded her. Prison had changed him, guilt had nearly destroyed him.
It was the guilt that would draw them together.
For in Hiccup, Mississippi, a decrepit house sat, the home feared by the locals, a group of ravens perching on the roof. In this house, there was a tea cup full of secrets held by a woman Grayson couldn’t ignore.
This story encompasses Southern folklore, mystery and intrigue with loss, heartache and love as only Mrs. Ryals can. Her writing speaks to me. It takes me to small country towns, farms and decaying buildings. It engulfs me in loss, pain and love. She paints the entire picture.
In The Land Of Tea and Ravens is a hauntingly beautiful tale with bits of fairytale, folklore, and romance. It will touch your heart and leave you with a hankering for a cup of tea.
Meet The Author
An active advocate for autism, poverty, anti-bullying, and literacy, you can contact her on twitter at @RKRyals, on instagram at @rkryals, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RKRyals.