We are a small press located in Central Florida that publishes adult and children's books. Our focus is on stories about love, wellness, and humor, with a concentration on the female audience. Take a look at our books below.
We are deeply passionate about stories. We want to fall in love with unforgettable characters and intriguing places. We want to laugh, cry, and gasp at the unexpected. We want a story to stay with us after the reading is long finished.
We also offer a variety of services from editing to speaking events to ad design.
The Curious Conundrum of Charlemagne Crosse
by PJ McIlvaine
Precocious Charlemagne Crosse had an idyllic childhood until the night her parents Sir Archibald and Lady Lavinia vanished in the aftermath of a solar eclipse. Shipped off to disreputable boarding schools, Charlemagne’s life is bleak. However, on her sixteenth birthday, Charlemagne unexpectedly regains her wealth and freedom. Upon her return to the ancestral Crosse mansion, she’s reunited with black sheep Uncle Alistair and his new family: his wife, the exotic Antoinette, and her peculiar daughter Simone.
Charlemagne is summoned to a meeting with the mercurial Queen Victoria who still grieves for her late husband Prince Albert. Victoria reveals that Sir Archibald, an eccentric inventor, was under Crown orders to devise a way to contact Albert in the afterlife. The queen is convinced that only Charlemagne can decipher the clues that her father surely left behind.
Supported by a cast of diverse characters, Charlemagne embarks on a perilous journey through the seedy underbelly of an alternate Victorian London. And with another solar eclipse looming, it might be Charlemagne’s best—and last—chance to reunite with her parents.
The Stone Angel Society: Journal Two, Into the Light
by Dawn Bourdeau Milstrey
MEET A WHOLE HOST OF GHOSTS AND THE LIVING WHO HELP THEM MOVE ON…INTO THE LIGHT!
The Stone Angel Society is a collection of five short stories about ghosts and the living who believe in them.
Discover the secrets of a hidden playhouse. Meet three cheeky ghosts in an abandoned asylum. Find out the truth about Nancy’s imaginary friend. Get to the bottom of who haunts the old swim club. And cheer for The Stone Angel Society as they face the cranky Ghoulies!
Delightfully spooky, these Middle Grade stories provide just the right amount of chills for young readers. Throughout the book, pages are filled with detailed black and white illustrations to spark young imaginations and make it an even more spooktacular read!
Settle into a comfy chair, pull the blankets way up high, and get ready for a DELIGHTFULLY SPOOKY time!
Hangabout: Far From Home
by Ree Augustine
Hangabout, a puppy who has just grown into his long teardrop ears, believes.
He believes everything is good.
He believes what people tell him.
He believes his keeper loves him.
But when he is thrown into the outside world, Hangabout collides with a gang of hungry rats, a wily fox, a farmer with a BB gun, a kidnapper, and a lie. Everything he knows crumbles. Then, when Hangabout learns the truth about his keeper, he stops believing in anything.
If Hangabout does not renew his belief that there is good in the world, he will lose the two things he loves most: the keeper he longs for and his only friend—a fact-citing, street-wise cat—named Bean.
A story of homelessness, a friendship tried, and growing into oneself unfolds in this timeless journey.
1808 Rio de Janeiro. The Portuguese Court flees Napoleon to Brazil. For the first and only time in history, a European royal family transfers its capital to an American colony.
Maria Azevedo and her sister, Isabel, have spent years transporting gold through the jungle to Rio’s port. They can dispatch jaguars and smugglers with a crack of a whip, but the Prince Regent’s efforts to civilize the city have them looking over their shoulders. More soldiers. New laws. Full stocks.
Then the sisters’ childhood friend is wrongly imprisoned for murder.
Maria knows the only hope a Brazilian has for justice in the Court’s Rio is if someone drops the real murderer on the palace steps. The sisters recruit Victoria Cruz, a Portuguese refugee in service to Mad Queen Maria, and together they begin hunting a murderer through a city teeming with corruption.
The women soon discover a conspiracy that reaches the heart of the Portuguese court. To save their friend from execution, they’ll have to decide what they’re willing to risk for justice, love and family.
Song of the Chimney Sweep by Tamatha Cain won a silver Florida Book Award in the category of Popular Fiction.
Love is a song played on repeat…
A cryptic blog post leads cold case podcasters Melody and Dorian on a twisty journey back in time to uncover the mysterious story of a forgotten missing woman.
In 1969 near the Florida/Georgia Line, idealistic young Betty Langdon and fast-rising R&B singer Dominicus Owens begin an irresistible but dangerous interracial romance that ends under mysterious, heartbreaking circumstances. Betty is forced to return to her rural home to care for her manipulative mother, while Dominicus goes on to mega-stardom with his band The Downtown Sound. She follows his skyrocketing career from behind the front desk of a dying highway motel--until one day decades later, she disappears.
Now, a popular true crime podcast produced by college friends Melody Hinterson and Dorian Santos takes on the cold case of a missing local woman. The duo’s carefully-balanced workplace dynamic is weirdly off-kilter lately, but they can't take their eyes off the investigation as the intriguing new story suddenly boosts the show into the national spotlight. When the investigation uncovers the missing woman's diaries full of family secrets and the local legend of a fortune hidden in an old chimney somewhere in town, the truth behind the podcast's mystery becomes personal, and Melody must make life-changing choices before the final episode airs.
But who owns the rights to a secret?
Woven by Stephania Thompson won a bronze award from The BookFest in the category of New Adult Fiction.
Bound by a devastating secret, childhood friends David, Josh, and Kate take on home renovation as a means of healing from a dark, shared past.
Their only promise? Friendship first—no hookups.
Only several months after moving into their Baltimore fixer, the aptly nicknamed Canton Catastrophe, walls are crumbling, sparks are flying, and promises are getting ignored.
Josh, a paramedic, is plagued with panic attacks, haunted by the past, and sharing a room with David, who he is definitely not attracted to. And then there's Kate. She's having a job crisis, popping pills, and pretending she doesn’t notice how distant the boys have grown. And David? The eternally calm, blue-eyed beauty’s health is deteriorating and he’s mysteriously blacking out.
But when they learn someone may have discovered their darkest secret and is now stalking them--and blackmailing Josh's father, a conservative media personality with secrets of his own, renovation and relationship woes take a back seat. Suddenly, their past is unraveling, and the shocking truths unearthed will have them questioning everything from family ties and friendships to love, loss, and the lengths they’re willing to go for each other.
In the 2021 Royal Palm Literary Awards, presented by the Florida Writers Association, our picture book Pling's Party was awarded Gold in the Published Picture Book category. It was also given the highest honor for children's books, Children's Book of the Year.
Pling's Party previously won a Story Monster's award and received a five star seal from Reader's Favorite. It is our most-awarded book!
What happens when an exuberant exclamation point keeps taking over a story? Things get pretty interesting...
Pling is an exclamation point--he adds excitement to stories. He has one rule to follow: he can only appear twice in the story. As the tale of three goats unfolds, Pling has trouble staying out of the story until he's needed. Things get a bit out of hand and hilarity ensues.
Previously an elementary teacher, Arielle Haughee (Hoy) is a five-time RPLA-winning author and the owner of Orange Blossom Publishing. She is an editor, speaker, and coach. She is the author of The Complete Revision Workbook for Writers, the children’s books Grumbler, Joyride, Pling’s Party, and Sixth Sunday, the editor of the How I Met My Other anthology series, and the creator of the Focus Journal line of journals. She was also honored with the President’s Award from the Florida Writers Association in 2020.
She has a serious reading addiction, fantasy romance her absolute favorite, and loves nothing more than good conversation paired with a good wine. She is surrounded by males at home—a husband, two sons, and an energetic dog—and tries to integrate as much purple and flowers in the house as possible.