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Jean Lee

Jean Lee is a Wisconsin born and bred writer excited to share her young adult fiction with those who love to find other worlds hidden in the humdrum of everyday life.



I started telling stories before I knew how to write them, filling pages with pictures and audio cassettes with words. This passion for storytelling grew every year to become not only my focus of graduate study, but an escape from abuse and savior from postpartum depression. That savior has since transformed into the young adult fantasy Fallen Princeborn: Stolen, coming in Fall 2018. Until then, I hope you enjoy these little visits with the characters and the land that together make River Vine—not a dull place, to be sure.

Stories are the fire that warms the soul. They melt fear, ignite hope, and spark relationships like nothing else. I’m honored you seated yourself here by my hearth to enjoy my fiction’s light. Please feel free to visit often, for there are many treasures bizarre and fantastic in my imagination waiting to speak with tongues of flame. Then we can talk about the writers that refuel us, and the stories that stir us like marshmallow sticks poking a campfire’s embers. Let’s send the fire’s sparks flying like so many fireflies into summer’s night, and invite more out of the cold darkness.

You can reach me at jeanleesworld.com and on my Amazon page . You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram (@jeanleesworld). And if the spirit should move you, please write a review of Tales of the River Vine. You may also email me at [email protected] I would love to hear from you!
Fallen Princeborn: Stolen
Book 1 of the Fallen Princeborn Omnibus -- Available now!
  
Desperate, they breached the Wall to hunt humans. But they made one critical mistake. They took her sister.
 
In rural Wisconsin, an old stone wall is all that separates the world of magic from the world of man—a wall that keeps the shapeshifters inside. When something gets out, people disappear. Completely.
 
Escaping from an abusive uncle, eighteen-year-old Charlotte runs away. She takes her bratty younger sister Anna with her, swearing to protect her. Their bus breaks down by a creepy old farm, and Anna is wiped from human memory.
 
But something inside Charlotte remembers. So she goes over the Wall in a frantic rescue attempt, accidentally awakening a once cruel but still dangerous prince, and gaining control of a powerful weapon, his magic dagger.
 
Charlotte’s only chance to save Anna hinges on her courage and an uneasy alliance with some of the very monsters that feed on humanity.
 
Welcome to River Vine, a shrouded hinterland where dark magic devours and ancient shifters feed. 

Fallen Princeborn: Stolen is the first in a series of young-adult dark-fantasy novels by Jean Lee. Read Tales of the River Vine, a collection of free short stories based on the characters in Fallen Princeborn.
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(Part 1 only)
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​Tales of the River Vine:
A series of six FREE short stories to accompany the Fallen Princeborn Omnibus.
 
Story #1: "The Boy Who Carried a Forest in his Pocket"
 
Rural Wisconsin. A warm lazy Sunday after church. Perfect for goofing off with friends, comic books, and lemonade under a big shade tree. But something's off at Blair farm—stay away from the old stone wall. And whatever you do, don't talk to strangers walking in from the woods. Welcome to the magical world of River Vine, where things are not what they seem. 
 
Story #2: "The Stray"
 
Rural Wisconsin. Eight-year-old Millie loves to play make-believe with her new friend, a cat from the woods. But something's off about Captain Whiskers.... Not all strays should be rescued.
  
Story #3: "Dandelion of Defiance"  
  
When does the hunter become the hunted? When the hunter fails in her hunt. Ember was sent into the human realm to select the choicest prey for her Master. But she set out to teach him a lesson instead, and now she must pay for her defiance.
  
Story #4: "No More Pretty Rooms"  
   
Once upon a time, in the hinterland behind a wall of ancient magic, a cruel prince was imprisoned with a race of fellow shapeshifters. He was born of a wicked king and a very wicked queen, and is ruled by a beautiful but evil mistress who’d slithered up from the Pits below…. Is redemption possible for those who feed on the hearts and dreams of men?
  
Story #5: "The Preservation Jar"  
   
Once upon a time, in a land of ancient magic, there lived a wizened old teacher and his errant pupil, a handsome young prince, who was born of a wicked king and a very wicked queen and who sought redemption with all the life that beat in his once-blackened, now-saddened and guilt-ridden heart. This once and cruel prince presided over a prison kingdom of shapeshifters, riven by factions from a dark and evil underworld, fomenting unrest, as food supplies grew more and more scarce with each passing day.
   
Over their prison Wall they came, growing bolder and more ruthless, unscrupulous and indiscriminate in their hunger and insatiable need. They ventured into the world of man—shapeshifting predators searching for prey.
   
Can the prince and his wise old Merlin find salvation for themselves and mankind? Or is there no true balm in Gilead?
   
Story #6: "Tattered Rhapsody"  
   
She’s only eighteen, yet scars cover her body. 
Both hands are cut and bruised. One finger is broken.
Yet when she touches a keyboard, angels and demons collide.

   
She has only two cares: her music and her younger sister. 
Because they’re all she’s got—
They give her life meaning.
    
Meet Charlotte Aegir, a gifted pianist, a troubled teen trapped in an abusive home with no way out— 
Until she’s offered the chance of a lifetime, a chance to save herself and her sister.
    
But little does she know that she’s headed for River Vine, an enchanted land where an ancient race of predatory shapeshifters reside, and where protecting those she loves comes at the awful price of sacrificing everything she holds dear.
    
This is Charlotte’s story: that turning point in her hard, young life before she awakens into the world of the Fallen Princeborn.
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