Serena has a bright future etched in stone.
Tristan has a dark past that haunts him.
Together, they have a love that can never be.

Sheltered, and unable to escape her bloodline, Serena St. Michael has spent the last two years training at the Royal Protector Academy. Struggling with a dark past, Tristan Gallagher’s current assignment is to protect a lifetime of secrets. One chance encounter will change everything. Serena must decide if she will follow her heart, forsaking all she’s ever known and risking a future worse than non-existence. Tristan will break every rule to save Serena, even if he can’t keep her. In their world of darkness, one love will ignite an ancient war. When pasts collide with the present, and secrets are revealed, will love be enough? Or will one lie destroy it all?

When you’ve hidden behind a mask for so long, would you reveal yourself for love?

Vernal, the first novel in The Royal Protector Academy series is a dangerously exciting and darkly romantic tale that will take your breath away.

Vernal is a Penned Con 2017 Nominee for Best Audiobook.

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  • This book deserves ALL THE STARS! I highly recommend checking this book out as soon as you can! With gorgeous writing and characters that you will fall in love with immediately, this book has it all!

    – Cassie, Novels and Necklaces

  • Exceptionally well written, Vernal is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages. It should come with a warning that once you start, you won't be able to put it down until you've finished.

    – Merissa, Archaeolibrarian

  • I am not sure how Randi Cooley Wilson does it, but she has topped the charts again. This book moves with the speed of light. The action is never ending ... You will never want to put the book down. The characters are loveable and they become great new friends, and you will, by the end of the book, be on the edge of your seat and wanting to see what happens next.

    – Mindjacked

  • Goodness me, Vernal was good...this book was so much more than good. It was I can’t sit it down and give me more amazing. I devoured their [Tristan and Serena's] chemistry. The world building was fantastic. That. Ending. I turned the page and couldn’t believe that the book was over! I must read the next one and continue this story.

    – Moriah, A Leisure Moment

  • Randi Cooley Wilson has done it again. Vernal is filled with humor, romance, and raw emotion. This first book in the Royal Protector Academy series is decidedly fresh and nostalgic all at one. It’s a lush story, which is romantic without being slushy and dramatic without being contrived. It delivers.

    – Meg A. Watt, Queen Bee at LitBuzz

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Series Reading Order

All Standalones