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The Purple Prose Room

Where the art of storytelling is cultivated

Welcome to my secret garden. I invite you to sit down with a cup of tea and explore a bit.

Kristal R. DeJong

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Heart of a Star

A boy, a girl, and a slingshot…

Sometimes, a destiny written in the stars does not begin as a match made in heaven.

Lord Alexander Cranston, the Marquess of Ashton and Lady Isobelle Harrington gave new meaning to childhood sweethearts. In fact, there was little love lost between them, eventually culminating in an episode involving a slingshot.

Fifteen years later, Alexander became the Duke of Wilmington. He longed to claim his soul-mate, but Isobelle possessed a good reason to be angry with him. She also struggled to overcome a lifetime of tragedies in his absence. Alex began to fear the wild girl he had always loved, might be lost to him forever.

(93,615 Words.) Book One   Ebook ISBN 978-1-7348274-2-2   Reflowable & Fixed EPUBs – Choose reflowable for small screens & e-readers (not Kindle compatible)   All sales are final

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The Pearl Diver’s Song

What could be worse than discovering your soul-mate during an identity crisis?

Miss Persephone Dortmund’s short life veered in an unexpected direction, due to the actions of a disagreeable neighbor. She found refuge as a nurse and companion to her distant cousin, Lady Isobelle Harrington. Soon after, she discovered fate made a terrible match maker. An alliance with Lady Isobelle’s intimidating cousin seemed both imprudent and impossible.

Viscount Edward Harrington felt as if his soul had been electrified by desire, but the timing was not ideal. Clandestinely serving king and country in the midst of a war, he was not free to pursue his one true love; until another family tragedy brought him home for good. Having one’s destined mate under the same roof should provide a distinct advantage. Only Percy’s previous experience, with the Marquess of Ellsworth, complicated Edward’s courtship.

(91,590 Words) Book Two   Ebook ISBN 978-1-7348274-3-9  Reflowable & Fixed EPUBs – Choose reflowable for small screens & e-readers (not Kindle compatible)   All sales are final

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Tea with Kristal, Season One

The Season One Podcast episodes (audio blogposts) are consolidated in this e-book. This is the text version. Includes – The Art of Storytelling, It’s All Relative, Are Trends Bad?, What Does it Mean to Live?, I’m Not the Pied Piper, Why Me?, Mine, It’s Not a Sacrifice, To Be or Not To Be… Extra, and Sourdough Story Starter.

Fixed or Reflowable EPUB   35,000 Words   All Sales Final (Please See Privacy, Terms and Conditions Page.)

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Tea with Friends

Time spent with friends is always special, but it’s even better when food is included. This is my version of tea and gossip. The 2021 collection contains 13 recipes complete with a story and color photos for each.

Fixed EPUB   40 pages   All Sales Final (Please See Privacy, Terms and Conditions Page.)

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There are new products in my shop. I have other interests besides writing and graphic design. I'm also a gardener and artist. Are you seeking a unique Father's Day gift? I recommend the Eye of Horus Casket, filled with Brown Sugar Bourbon Potpourri. The caskets are limited editions, and there will be more than one style. If they are shown in stock, I have one available. Otherwise, I will create one for you when purchased through pre-order. All potpourris in my shop are ongoing projects, made in small batches. Inventory is dictated by growing activity in my yard. 

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Digital merchandise will always be available here. For those who love print as much as I do, consider purchasing one of my Fixed EPUBs until I offer it again. They are the e-book versions of my print books, including the illustrations. Since they are the same page size, they perform best on larger devices like tablets and computer screens. Both versions of EPUBs are linked to the digital product. After making your purchase, choose the option which works best for you. If you're not certain, please contact me for a recommendation before making a purchase. The reflowable e-books work on all devices. However, I don't recommend them for computers. Because they adjust to multiple screen sizes, their production requirements are less formal.

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Kristal R. DeJong

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In addition to being a wife and mother of two grown daughters, I have a background in healthcare and more recently, graphic design. The latter actually makes more sense, because my childhood creative endeavors have their roots in the prolific production of paper ponies. (Yes, I drew lots of horses.) I also developed a love of reading and writing during my formative years. My reading influences are far ranging; and my interest in relationships, history, science and space inspires my stories. Let’s be honest. Regardless of genre labels, stories would not exist without relationships.