Book covers for our new, upcoming children's books series, Animals Stories
Releasing Today - The Sunshine Time - YA Romance Novel Serial.
The times are turbulent, and so are the romantic tangles.
18 year old Lea Chantry moves to Alsalem with her family and begins her first year as a Fine Art Student at the Eirwen Art College at the Alsalem State University. Irreverent, imaginative, and talented, she struggles to fit into the university social scene while remaining true to herself. Being officially an adult, she discovers, is not the complete breeze she had thought it would be.
Meeting the charismatic music student, Guy Caraindon, creates a seismic upheaval in her life that is as unexpected as it is bewildering. Is this renowned crackpot really the one true love that her favorite romance authors said everyone finds once in one lifetime? Or is Mr. Right just a trope best avoided by sensible people?
A coming of age tale recounted with humor and sensitivity, The Sunshine Time by writer and illustrator Sonal Panse is a YA romance that will remind you of the time when the world seemed to have happy surprises every day and there were wonderful adventures to be had just around the corner.
Episode 1 - On the long train journey from Samanbar to her new home in Alsalem, 18 year old Lea Chantry is intrigued by a handsome and taciturn Mitrione officer, quite enough to disregard the deep-rooted familial hatred of the dreaded paramilitary force and make a nuisance of herself.
Episode 2 - Surviving the Kirzheik Liberation Front's attempt to derail the train and rescuing Lieutenant Shaughnessy from the unwanted advances of a female soldier, Lea Chantry finds her train journey taking on unexpectedly romantic hues.
'The Sunshine Time' is a serial novel; that is, it is a continuing story with related episodes. The episodes need to be read in sequence. This is not a standalone novel. Please be aware of this.
Each episode will be published on a fortnightly schedule (that is, every two weeks). At present, 30 episodes are planned for Season 1.
Read the excerpts of the first two episodes -
The above is a close-up detail of the book cover illustration that I'm currently working on for 'The Sunshine Time', a YA romance serial that I will be publishing soon.
This is a lighthearted serial about a neurotic art student - no, it's not autobiographical - that I've been working and reworking for quite a long while now, and I've had tremendous fun with it. I think it's finally ready - well, almost ready - to be released, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how people like it.