So this is my first official novel. Now, this is going to be a rough version, but my purpose in putting it here is to get feedback and critiques and suggestions. I will add the cover illustration when I get around to drawing it. You steal my life's work, I steal your immortal soul, got it?!

One of three heirs to an enormous fortune and settled in a lavish Victorian mansion, Kira Whitechapel has never truly been happy. Her parents are the image of British aristocracy, and her sisters have no space for Kira in their lives as young socialites. Unable to leave her home because of a strange, unending illness and her extreme social anxiety, Kira spends her time alone with her pets and her garden. Unlike her sisters, Kira enjoys her books, easel, and her flowers as opposed to other people. Her parents and siblings see no hope for her. Her grandparents, however, have always seen otherwise. After the death of Kira's grandfather, her grandmother presents her with an old and yellowing journal that she claims belonged to Kira's grandfather, and tells her to write in it. “Bring your fantasies to life. Fill your world with the most beautiful creatures and plants imaginable. Write your escape.



What Kira doesn't know is that her escape will become her reality.

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Chapter I-Grey Day

So this is my first official novel. Now, this is going to be a rough version, but my purpose in putting it here is to get feedback and critiques and suggestions. I will add the cover illustration when I get around to drawing it. You steal my life's work, I steal your immortal soul, got it?!

One of three heirs to an enormous fortune and settled in a lavish Victorian mansion, Kira Whitechapel has never truly been happy. Her parents are the image of British aristocracy, and her sisters have no space for Kira in their lives as young socialites. Unable to leave her home because of a strange, unending illness and her extreme social anxiety, Kira spends her time alone with her pets and her garden. Unlike her sisters, Kira enjoys her books, easel, and her flowers as opposed to other people. Her parents and siblings see no hope for her. Her grandparents, however, have always seen otherwise. After the death of Kira's grandfather, her grandmother presents her with an old and yellowing journal that she claims belonged to Kira's grandfather, and tells her to write in it. “Bring your fantasies to life. Fill your world with the most beautiful creatures and plants imaginable. Write your escape.



What Kira doesn't know is that her escape will become her reality. Read Chapter

Chapter II- Write Your Escape

Being what the tabloids like to call a "rich shut-in" can have its advantages. Yes, it's somewhat of a spectacle when you go out in publi... Read Chapter

Hellebore

III Hellebore   "Oh my God. I'm in my book. Literally. Inside my book." My teeth chattered as I muttered to myself in di... Read Chapter

Refusal of the Call

The grandfather clock across from me read half past noon. I'd checked it nearly every five minutes on the dot for the past hour, and it n... Read Chapter