Megan O'Russell

Biography

Megan O'Russell is the author of several Young Adult series that invite readers to escape into worlds of adventure. From Girl of Glass, which blends dystopian darkness with the heart-pounding danger of vampires, to Ena of Ilbrea, which draws readers into an epic world of magic and assassins.


With the Girl of Glass series, The Tethering series, The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, The Tale of Bryant Adams, the Ena of Ilbrea series, and several more projects planned for 2020, there are always exciting new books on the horizon. To be the first to hear about new releases, free short stories, and giveaways, sign up for Megan's newsletter by visiting the following:

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Originally from Upstate New York, Megan is a professional musical theatre performer whose work has taken her across North America. Her chronic wanderlust has led her from Alaska to Thailand and many places in between. Wanting to travel has fostered Megan's love of books that allow her to visit countless new worlds from her favorite reading nook. Megan is also a lyricist and playwright. Information on her theatrical works can be found at RussellCompositions.com.

She would be thrilled to chat with you on Facebook or Twitter @MeganORussell, elated if you'd visit her website MeganORussell.com, and over the moon if you'd like the pictures of her adventures on Instagram @ORussellMegan.

Where to find Megan O'Russell online

Series

The Tale of Bryant Adams
Not all wizards were born to be heroes. Things not to do when you find out you’re a wizard: #1 Do not destroy your apartment with magical fire. You WILL NOT get the security deposit back. #2 Do not form an alliance with the guy who is trying to murder you. This will end badly. #3 Do not drag the girl you’re desperately in love with into your wizard mess. You risk her watching you fail miserably. #4 Under no circumstances should you get in the middle of an epic magical battle. Death will happen. Lots of death and bad things.
Guilds of Ilbrea
Ilbrea: A magnificent country that offers fame to those brave enough to seize their place among the Guilds—no one has worked harder to find their scrap of glory than Adrial Ayres. But being a prodigy and the Lord Scribe’s heir won’t be enough to find the secrets the Guilds would kill to hide. Adrial can’t face the dangers of hidden magic alone… A sailor with a taste for adventure. A soldier whose heart has been claimed. A beauty they will never suspect. A map maker with secrets of their own. An inker who will change Adrial’s life forever. The Guilds offer glory. The truth promises death. Adrial might be the only one who can save Ilbrea—if he can survive the shadows long enough to discover his true enemy.
Inker and Crown
Price: $5.99 USD.
Ena of Ilbrea
Ena never hoped for a peaceful life. She never dreamt she’d become a killer either. ★★★★★ - “The story is as good as Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time, or Song of Ice and Fire…Ena is a surprisingly inspirational creature and she will keep you turning the pages.” ★★★★★ - “An amazing book! …fast paced and perfect for SJM lovers.” ★★★★★ - “OMG. This book was absolutely brilliant. Fantastic.” ★★★★★ - “The characters are flawed and fleshed out beautifully…a smooth and unforgettable read!” Ilbrea: A country mercilessly ruled by the seven Guilds where commoners struggle to survive—no one knows the cost of survival better than illegal healer Ena Ryeland. Ena is offered a life of freedom and a chance to fight the Guilds. But she can’t win the battle alone… A myth to guide her journey. A brother she thought she’d lost. A ghost to steal her fear. A man to steal her heart. An impossible enemy. A hope for freedom. Ena is the only one with a chance of fighting the Guilds—if she can survive long enough to try.
Wrath and Wing
Price: $0.99 USD.
Ember and Stone
Price: $4.99 USD.
Mountain and Ash
Price: $4.99 USD.
Ice and Sky
Price: $4.99 USD.
Feather and Flame
Price: $5.99 USD.
The Chronicles of Maggie Trent
Maggie Trent is dead. At least that what she thinks when she falls out of our world and into the Siren’s Realm. Her teachers always told her she was bound for trouble. Turns out, they were right. When a man who’s survived centuries shows Maggie the true wonders of the Siren’s Realm, miraculous magic she’d never dreamt of seems within reach. But all magic comes with a price, and mysteries lurk beneath the promise of adventure. With secrets hiding behind every beauty, Maggie can’t tell where the lies begin. Can the man who’s shown her wonders be trusted with her life? Will she be brave enough to protect the one who longs to claim her heart? Is there a way to break free from the Siren’s Realm? There’s only one thing Maggie can be certain of: The paradise she found is more dangerous than the world that took her life. Magic demands sacrifice. Hope is a fatal vice. Welcome to the Siren’s Realm.
Girl of Glass
Two worlds. One glass wall. No turning back. The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price. Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, training to protect her little piece of the world within the glass. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. When the fate of an outsider child falls into her hands, Nola dares to venture beyond the security of her home, diving into a world of darkness and vampires. Life within the glass didn’t prepare her for the realities of suffering or the depth of forbidden love. When blood washes over the domes, Nola must choose between her home and her heart.
Girl of Glass
Price: $4.99 USD.
Boy of Blood
Price: $4.99 USD.
Night of Never
Price: $4.99 USD.
Son of Sun
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Tethering
All he wants is to win her love. A dark spell may separate them forever. ★★★★★ - “It's the magic we loved in Harry Potter, but happening right here and right now.” ★★★★★ - “A must if you like adventure and suspense!” ★★★★★ - “Would suggest this read to anyone who liked Beautiful Creatures, Harry Potter, and The Lightning Thief. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children.” A high school loner in a perfect town—that was Jacob’s life. Until his school was ripped apart by magic. After losing everything, Jacob is thrown into a world of enchantment. But the wonder of being a wizard isn’t enough to hide the danger lurking in the shadows. Emilia is the heir of her clan, raised to help her people hide right under the humans’ noses. She can’t escape her duty as a witch. But there are some wishes even spells can’t grant. When fate binds Jacob and Emilia together, war threatens to destroy all they hold dear. Wizards are under attack, and Jacob and Emilia find themselves at the center of a battle that will decide the survival of magic. Jacob wants to protect Emilia. Emilia has to save the world. Facing an enemy that can shatter their souls, will they find love or be devoured by
The Tethering
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Siren's Realm
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Dragon Unbound
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Blood Heir
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

The Geek's Guide to Wizarding Mastery in One Epic Tome
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 272,760. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Things not to do when you find out you’re a wizard: #1 Don't destroy your apartment with magical fire. #2 Don't form an alliance with the guy who is trying to murder you. #3 Don't drag the girl you’re desperately in love with into your wizard mess. #4 Under no circumstances should you get in the middle of an epic magical battle. Death will happen. Lots of death and bad things.
Ena of Ilbrea: The Four Book Saga
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 330,090. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Ena never hoped for a peaceful life. She never dreamt she’d become a killer either. Ilbrea: A country mercilessly ruled by the seven Guilds where commoners struggle to survive—no one knows the cost of survival better than illegal healer Ena Ryeland. An impossible enemy. A hope for freedom. Ena is the only one with a chance of fighting the Guilds—if she can survive long enough to try.
Five Spellbinding Laws of International Larceny
Series: The Tale of Bryant Adams, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
If fate forces you into staging an international heist― 1 Get your story straight before trying to smuggle magical items through customs. 2 Make sure you trust the sketchy dude who made your fake passport. 3 Be familiar with the local laws BEFORE spells start flying. 4 Never trust cats. Soft and fluffy on the outside, evil killing machines on the inside. 5 Some shadows, you can't outrun.
Inker and Crown
Series: Guilds of Ilbrea. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,720. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ilbrea: A magnificent country that offers fame to those brave enough to seize their place among the Guilds—no one has worked harder to find their scrap of glory than Adrial Ayres. But being a prodigy and the Lord Scribe’s heir won’t be enough to find the secrets the Guilds would kill to hide. Adrial can’t face the dangers of hidden magic alone…
Feather and Flame
Series: Ena of Ilbrea, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,650. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Some battles cannot be won. The time has come to fight. There are no allies left. There is nothing but flames ahead. The end has arrived. Prepare for the final installment in the Ena of Ilbrea series.
Ice and Sky
Series: Ena of Ilbrea, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Black Bloods’ home is more magnificent than Ena imagined, and more perilous than the life she fled. As murder and malice surround her, Ena must prove her innocence or risk a fate worse than death. Facing her enemies will test every friendship she has and risk the heart she has won. There is no love strong enough to protect her from the path ahead…and the darkest night has yet to come.
Mountain and Ash
Series: Ena of Ilbrea, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,940. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ena has pledged herself to the Black Bloods’ cause, spending months saving children from the grips of the Sorcerers Guild. But freedom demands a steeper price. Following her heart has led Ena through danger and to a sanctuary she never dreamt existed. Surrounded by magic, a future free of blood and pain seem within her grasp. But hope and love have never been a part of her story.
Ember and Stone
Series: Ena of Ilbrea, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,880. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ilbrea: A country mercilessly ruled by the seven Guilds where commoners struggle to survive—no one knows the cost of survival better than illegal healer Ena Ryeland. Ena is offered a life of freedom, but the battle ahead is not one she can win alone. An impossible enemy. A hope for freedom. Ena is the only one with a chance of fighting the Guilds—if she can survive long enough to try.
Wrath and Wing
Series: Ena of Ilbrea, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,750. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Home, love, safety. They are all a lie. Healing is a hanging offense, and Ena is done risking her neck to watch her patients die. Fleeing a future of blood and death, Ena braves the dark unknown. Life taught her the cruelty of the world. But she never imagined the dangers of her journey. When innocent lives depend on her mercy, Ena must face an enemy with the power to set the sky on fire.
The Girl Cloaked in Shadow
Series: The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,670. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Magic and mystery fill the Siren’s Realm, but danger seeps into the cracks of her world. The Compère has arrived, bringing with him spectacle and brutality. In the face of unprecedented fear, the people of the Siren’s Realm need a champion to defend them. But Bertrand Wayland has left the Siren’s Realm and the people who dwell there, and the Siren does not take abandonment lightly.
The Girl Locked With Gold
Series: The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,210. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
The Siren has brought death into her realm, threatening all who dwell there. Seeking salvation for those they hold most dear, Maggie and Bertrand slip out of the Siren’s Realm and find themselves in a world where machines fly and enslavement and murder are the fate of magicians. Will Maggie be able to pay the price of salvation? Will saving the many cost her everything she wanted to protect?
The Girl Without Magic
Series: The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,120. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Maggie Trent is dead. At least that’s what she thinks when she falls out of our world and into the Siren’s Realm. When a man who’s survived centuries shows Maggie the true wonders of the Siren’s Realm, miraculous magic she’d never dreamt of seems within reach. Magic demands sacrifice. Hope is a fatal vice. Welcome to the Siren’s Realm.
Three Simple Steps to Wizarding Domination
Series: The Tale of Bryant Adams, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,440. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Three Simple Steps to Wizarding Domination Step One: Find the books stolen from the magical library Step Two: Steal back the books and bring them to New York Step Three: Declare wizarding domination I feel like this is a pretty solid plan. I'm probably wrong...
Girl of Glass: The Complete Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 262,910. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
She was born to survive the end of the world. The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price.
Son of Sun
Series: Girl of Glass, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The ruins of the city hide secrets Nola never imagined and danger she can’t escape. The domes seek to destroy anyone who might disturb their perfect sanctuary. They’ll watch the world crumble from behind their glass walls. But the world isn’t ready to die. Survival requires sacrifice, and the time has come for Nola to pay the cost.
Night of Never
Series: Girl of Glass, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The world is ending. The fight for survival has only begun. Good and evil have vanished, leaving only power and death in the outside world. As fire and blood rain down on the city, a new foe appears amongst the flames. One who will stop at nothing to create the future the domes have dreamt of.
Boy of Blood
Series: Girl of Glass, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,520. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The price of a lie will be paid in blood. Nightland’s attack shattered the safety of the domes. As the Domers struggle to rebuild, Nola tries to forget everything she learned beyond the glass walls. The people on the outside aren’t hers to save. When the chaos of the city reaches the glass, the line between murder and protection blurs, leaving Nola with only one terrible chance for survival.
Girl of Glass
Series: Girl of Glass, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
She was born to survive the end of the world. The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price.
The Tethering: The Complete Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 245,860. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
All he wants is to win her love. A dark spell may separate them forever. When fate binds Jacob and Emilia together, war threatens to destroy all they hold dear. Wizards are under attack, and Jacob and Emilia find themselves at the center of a battle that will decide the survival of magic. Facing an enemy that can shatter their souls, will they find love or be devoured by flames?
The Blood Heir
Series: The Tethering, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,040. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Trapped in the Academy, Jacob and Emilia struggle to recover from terrible losses after their battle with the Pendragon. But the war outside the Academy’s walls rages on without them, and the Dragons have scented the Gray Clan’s blood. When death comes from below, will the tethering be enough to keep Jacob and Emilia together, or will their bond finally be broken?
The Dragon Unbound
Series: The Tethering, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,280. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Jacob and Emilia’s souls are bound together, a bond only death can sever. When a traitor threatens the lives of everyone he loves, Jacob makes an unthinkable deal to save an innocent life. Trapped in the darkness with time running out, Jacob and Emilia must choose between a peaceful future apart and the bloody road they travel together.
The Siren's Realm
Series: The Tethering, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,090. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
The war has begun. The Dragons are gaining power, and the Gray Clan stands alone. Desperate to find a way to stop the Pendragon, Emilia is forced to seek answers from someone who hasn't been seen in seventeen years. Her mother. Jacob and Emilia must take a leap of faith to a land neither could have ever imagined … and hope they can find their way home.
The Tethering
Series: The Tethering. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
All he wants is to win her love. A dark spell may separate them forever. When fate binds Jacob and Emilia together, war threatens to destroy all they hold dear. Wizards are under attack, and Jacob and Emilia find themselves at the center of a battle that will decide the survival of magic. Facing an enemy that can shatter their souls, will they find love or be devoured by flames?
Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone's Trying to Kill You
Series: The Tale of Bryant Adams, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,540. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
When being tracked by murderers, DO NOT: 1 Drag the girl you’re in love with into your deadly mess. 2 Accept a bag full of money. 3 Shove said money down the back of your pants. 4 Get into a battle with the evil lunch lady. 5 Start a war in a tourist hotspot. 6 Let your dad find out you're a wizard. 7 Let Eric Deldridge convince you to break into the Library and seize control of the magical world.
How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin' Days
Series: The Tale of Bryant Adams, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,530. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Not all wizards were born to be heroes. Things not to do when you find out you’re a wizard: #1 Do not destroy your apartment with magical fire.  #2 Do not form an alliance with the guy who is trying to murder you. #3 Do not drag the girl you’re desperately in love with into your wizard mess.  #4 Under no circumstances should you get in the middle of an epic magical battle.