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Chasing Fae

Grace Richardson is a young mortal woman whose only concerns are providing for her family, playing her violin, and spending as much time as possible with her brother, Leo. When Leo goes into service in the Fae’s world as a mercenary, she expects him to return with the honor that he deserves.

When Leo suddenly dies in an unspecified accident, not a word, medal, or penny comes down from the higher-ups. Suspecting foul play, Grace disguises herself as a Fae and sneaks into the Upper Realm to get some answers. She anticipates being in way over her head, but the Fae soldier who discovers her true identity only a day in? Not so much.

Now Grace is forced to drag Aiden along as she tries to work out exactly how and why her brother died. Along the way, she has no choice but to confront her prejudices against the Fae as she attempts to sort out the difference between the honest and the dishonest. Political conspiracies, demon realm escapades, and family secrets will all lead Grace to the answers she’s looking for… and some that she isn’t.

Join the adventure in Chasing Fae, Book 1 of the Chasing Fae Trilogy!


Cady Hammer has spun a riveting world with engaging characters, a whirlwind plot and a healthy dose of mystery to pull the reader along. A strong debut novel, this is a story guaranteed to delight fantasy fans. The world-building is rich and immersive, without bogging readers down in complicated terminology and exposition. I was hooked from the first page (not many books can tear my attention away from Brandon Sanderson’s writing, but this one did – and that it is the highest praise I can give!). I look forward to reading more of Hammer’s work, and watching her rise to the top of her genre. – D. M Cain, Author of the Light and Shadow Chronicles series

Hammer beautifully describes every scene Grace steps in, giving vivid details of the realms. Overall this is really a good book if you love everything Fae, love fantasy, slow-burning romance, and strong female protagonists. This is the perfect YA novel for you. – Miriam Yvette, Author of the Black Wings series

Chasing Fae is book one of an enchanting tale that delves into the differences between the Middle, Upper, and Lower Realms. It brings you on a journey of discovery, adventure, and love. Once Grace hops on that train I couldn’t put it down. She was always getting into something she wasn’t prepared for, meeting people who weren’t exactly who they said they were, and trying to follow leads that didn’t seem to lead anywhere. And the one place she finally finds important information about what she is seeking is in the last place she or Aiden would have expected. **Warning –  it does end on a slight cliffhanger. Not one of those ‘holy cow what happens next’ kind, more like the ‘I cannot wait to find out what happens next’ kind. Which I can’t. I’m looking forward to the next book and  whatever trouble Grace and Aiden get themselves into while discovering the meaning of the prophecy the Enchantress and her mages foretold. – Jennifer Hines, Author of The Strangers of Darkness series

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Chasing War: coming soon, Fall 2021