Book Spotlight: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

Posted May 26, 2018 in Book Tours & Promotions / 4 Comments


Today I’m super excited to introduce you to a new short story collection called Once…Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie by Ronel Janse van Vuuren, published on 23rd May 2018.

I stumbled across Ronel’s blog during the A-Z challenge and I’m so glad I did. Ronel is an expert storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about myths, legends and folklore. I enjoyed her interesting posts about writing and she also left a ton of thoughtful and insightful comments on my posts. I feel like I have made a great new blogging buddy.

I was excited to hear about Ronel’s new book, Once.. and have just bought it on Kindle. I can’t wait to read it! Let me tell you a little more about this unique story collection.


About the Book

Once book cover


Damsels in distress, curses, echoes of faery tales and tragic love affairs swirl together in sixteen stories found in a dragon’s lair by a curious half-fae.

Unexpected changes to reality causes more than one damsel to turn into a strong, independent woman who takes charge of her own life.

A collection of short stories about Faerie and the fae that live in the human realm. A few of the stories had won competitions and all of them had enchanted readers.




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Once… is available in both English and in Afrikaans (“Eens”) from most online retailers.

Universal purchase links for all retailers: English / Afrikaans

You can also watch the book trailer here.



Mortals cannot perceive the veil unless they are invited to – or extremely gifted. For centuries, Man and Fae have been kept apart, for nothing good ever comes from them mixing. The collection of The Adventures of Saphira the Faery Dog is proof of this.

Still, there are magical creatures that side neither with Man nor Fae.

Dragons are such creatures. They hold the knowledge of both worlds. Some even collect it in the written word, keeping it safe in their lairs.

An inquisitive half-fae once broke into the lair of a dragon known to hoard books. The knowledge she found was too much to keep to herself…

Here are a few tales, myths and legends from Faerie. Some may sound remarkably similar to legends held by mortals, while others are…  well… as otherworldly as the fae themselves.


How good does this sound? Dragons that hoard books, otherworldly faerie tales…

Futurama shut up and take my money meme


About the Author

Black and white photo of author Ronel Janse van Vuuren

Ronel Janse van Vuuren is the author of New Adult, Young Adult and children’s fiction filled with mythology and folklore. Her dark fantasy stories can be read for free on Wattpad and on her blog, Ronel the Mythmaker. She won Fiction Writer of the Year 2016 for her Afrikaans stories on INK: Skryf in Afrikaans. Her published works can be viewed on Goodreads.

Ronel can be found tweeting about writing and other things that interest her, arguing with her characters, researching folklore for her newest story or playing with her Rottweilers when she’s not actually writing.

All of her books are available for purchase on Amazon.



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Before you go…

Do you enjoy faerie stories? Does this book appeal to you? Let me know in the comments!

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4 responses to “Book Spotlight: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

  1. Deborah Weber

    I, for one, had no idea the treasures a dragon’s lair might hold. Ronel’s book definitely sounds like one I’ll enjoy.

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