One boy, one girl, one plot to be foiled! A fairytale romance for girls with a very unlikely Prince Charming. Hamish the gorgeous man (and part-time ferret) has a new job with the Duke as a spy in his Autumn Palace. So Ondine goes with him. She imagines a hugely romantic escapade together that involves lots of kissing. What she hadn't imagined was having to do endless laundry, go to school and keep Hamish the man a secret. All the while trying to find out who is plotting to kill the Duke. And if that weren't bad enough, it seems that Hamish is more interested in getting the Duke's attention than hers. Plus he's always in ferret form. Things can't go on like this! Can Ondine foil the would-be assassin, save the Duke and get her man back in gorgeous human form? It's going to take a little bit of magic, a lot of stolen kisses and some ferreting around...Praise for Ondine: 'Ondine is hard to resist ...oozes romantic longing' Bookseller & Publisher, Australia; 'brilliantly witty fairy tale', 'quirkly and wittily fantastic ...laugh out loud tale', 'I had a hard time putting it down' goodreads.com; 'Ebony is an absolute marvel when it comes to humour' Bookwitch.com; 'original and quirky - wonderful use of witty footnotes throughout' Scott Pack, Me and My Big Mouth blog. Ebony McKenna's second books Ondine: The Autumn Palace is a sparkling combination of romance and magic, making it an ideal book for girls of 10-14.
The decision to leave a career in journalism was a logical choice for Ebony. There wasn't enough time in the day to write the fictional stories she wanted to tell, against the factual that she had to tell. She followed her heart towards writing science fiction, romance and young adult adventures. Ebony now writes full time and lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and young son. Ondine: The Summer of Shambles was her first book for Egmont.