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Back Cover Description:

Her life had been planned out for her, until an elf with a fiery past came to tempt her future.

In an age of hostility toward elves in her region, Kalea couldn’t just stand and gawk when one of the handsome creatures was caught stealing. He might’ve died had she not helped him escape his grim fate. This was her first sin and she is aware of it. She might have set in motion the ruination of her social standing, her chastity, and ultimately her life…if not her own preservation.

She warns him not to follow her, yet the elf, Dorhen, manages to find her home at the convent where she is looking forward to a long, peaceful life of prayer and study. She is about to take her vow of chastity, and although consorting with any male is forbidden, Kalea can’t resist her fascination with his beautiful eyes and sweet, gentle nature. A precarious interest in Dorhen begins to blossom within her. Meanwhile, a sinister plot unfolding in her home region is about to slither right into her safe little convent in the forest, bringing Dorhen’s ominous past with it.

When sorcerers raid the convent and kidnap the other novices, Kalea manages to escape with Dorhen’s help, but he vanishes in the aftermath of the attack. Determined to save her sisters and the elf she loves, Kalea sets out on a perilous journey across a land rife with magic and festering with an unknown evil… an evil that threatens to destroy all Kalea holds dear.

Sufferborn is a sprawling, dark fantasy with sensual elements that explores the power of faith, supernatural dreams, and love. It follows the treacherous journey of a heartbroken young woman as she struggles to let her old life go in order to achieve the desires of her heart.

Trigger Warnings: This story was written for adults and has an overall sexual theme. Contains violence and blood , sex, slight and brief rape scenes and reference to rape, abduction, cruelty, and moderate swearing.

Hello World!

My name is J.C. Hartcarver, and I am about to publish my debut fantasy novel! It’s called Sufferborn, and is a story about a forbidden love that is found and lost. Kalea, the main character, will make life-changing decisions and brave the treacherous, ever-changing world outside of her home and comforts in order to rescue the love of her life. It’s the first installment of an epic series, wrought with romance, magic, and grit. There will be plenty of time to talk more about it later. I’m working very hard to make sure Sufferborn gets released this year! The specific release date will be announced soon, along with the full back cover blurb.

The concept of Sufferborn sparked in my mind when I was 13 years old (that was twenty-one years ago!), and it has taken all this time to develop and learn and get all the publication preparations in place. This book is my life’s ambition and everything I do revolves around it. I have taken all these years to practice my writing and hone my art and painting skills in order to create the perfect product. That’s right, I’m also an oil painter, and part of my dream has been to design my own book cover. All my practice has led up to this.

As a result of all my skill honing, I am creating a brand that marries my art to my writing. Anyone who knows J.C. Hartcarver, knows that she paints her own book covers as well as lots of other art to support the Sufferborn Universe. This is where it all happens. Here on my website, you can browse my paintings, read my updates, autobiography, story world details, and check out the cool products I’m also creating. I’ll be linking my Etsy store to this site so you can go there and buy prints of your favorite paintings alongside hand-printed linocut book illustrations.

It will be so much fun! I hope you will add your email down below and subscribe to my blog for all the updates and announcements. There will be giveaways, videos, new paintings—and who knows what else! So please go ahead and look around. If you like what I’m about then please subscribe and stay tuned for my upcoming book release announcement. Sufferborn is in our future!