Books

Tea Princess Chronicles

Follow the adventures of Miyara, a princess who escapes her meaningless life and goes into hiding, as she finds her place in the world serving a struggling community by running a tea shop that sits on the edge of a magical disaster.

For bonus scenes that can be read out of order, visit teaprincesschronicles.com with serial art by Leigh Wallace.

Tea Princess Chronicles began as a weekly web serial in 2017 and was successfully Kickstarted in 2021, funding in under an hour and a half and meeting its goal over 10 times over, to make the trilogy into books. Starting August 2022, the full series is available for purchase in ebook and paperback.

Cover by Hampton Lamoureux of TS95 Studios.

A Coup of Tea

Tea Princess Chronicles Book 1

When the fourth princess of Istalam is due to dedicate herself to a path serving the crown, she makes a choice that shocks everyone, herself most of all: She leaves.

In hiding and exiled from power, Miyara finds her place running a tea shop in a struggling community that sits on the edge of a magical disaster zone. But there’s more brewing under the surface of this city—hidden magic, and hidden machinations—that threaten all the people who’ve helped her make her own way.

Miyara may not be a princess anymore, but with a teapot in hand she’ll risk her newfound freedom to discover a more meaningful kind of power.

A Coup of Tea is the first book of the Tea Princess Chronicles, a cozy fantasy series full of magic tea, friendship, and lifting people up even when the odds seem impossible.

Cover by Hampton Lamoureux of TS95 Studios.

Tea Set and Match

Tea Princess Chronicles Book 2

Miyara saved the city of Sayorsen and the dragons. She was happy with the place she’d made for herself.

But every action triggers consequences.

Her older sister comes to drag her back to the palace and the meaningless life she hated. The tea guild won’t support her unless she succeeds on her own in their chosen challenge: a tea tournament, and the international politics and unrest that come along with it. And to top it all off, the border protecting the remaining world from the magical disaster zone is suddenly failing.

The path she’d thought was clear is twistier than ever, but armed with her trusty tea set Miyara will fight to keep it.

Tea Set and Match is the second book of the Tea Princess Chronicles, a cozy fantasy series full of magic tea, baby dragons, friendship, and lifting people up even when the odds seem impossible.

Cover by Hampton Lamoureux of TS95 Studios.

Royal Tea Service

Tea Princess Chronicles Book 3

Miyara has saved the day, again.

And once again, the world has come calling.

Everyone wants a piece of the magical disaster zone for their own agendas, and some will stop at nothing to destroy the border and bring catastrophe down on the world. It’s up to Miyara to host a summit bringing all the players to one place so she can find out what’s going on and forge the connections necessary to stop it before it’s too late for everyone.

Failure means the end of the world. Miyara has no choice but to prove once and for all that her path in serving people with tea is powerful enough to matter.

Royal Tea Service is the third book of the Tea Princess Chronicles, a cozy fantasy series full of magic tea, baby dragons, friendship, and lifting people up even when the odds seem impossible.

Cover of short story collection featuring a tiny dragon inside a teacup.
Cover by Hampton Lamoureux of TS95 Studios.

Tales from a Magical Tea Shop

Stories of the Tea Princess Chronicles

Add a dash of joy and imagination to your day with tales of a magical tea that summons cats to snuggle or enables its recipients to exhale sparkles, hilarious combat with aggressive fantasy ingredients while others turn invisible out of shyness, and the day-to-day management of a shop dealing in the unexpected. These are quick stories ranging from silly to bittersweet that can be read as you wait for your tea kettle to boil.

Tales from a Magical Teashop is a stand-alone short story collection set in the world of Tea Princess Chronicles that functions as an introduction to the series with hidden gems for those who’ve read it, featuring scenes set in a shop serving teas made from magical ingredients as well as bonus scenes from the perspectives of fan-favorite characters.

Brew up a cup of tea, and enjoy a little interlude away at a magical teashop!

Light-hearted, comforting, and satisfying, brighten your day with a collection of magical teashop stories from the world of the cozy fantasy series Tea Princess Chronicles.

Please note this book should be free. If you see it listed for a price, that is an error, and please let me know so I can get that fixed before you spend money!

Teapot art by @Trendify on Canva.

Saiyana’s Challege

A Story of the Tea Princess Chronicles (3.5)

Dramatic magic, delicate political intrigue, and risky romance? There’s only one princess for the job.  

On paper, everything is fine. The world is saved, after all.

But Princess Saiyana, brilliant royal seneschal and one of the two most talented mages in history, is falling apart.

Not only has her ordered life been upended, she’s poised to lose the love of her life and her longtime rival—the other most talented mage in history—if she doesn’t take action. But there are no actions she can take to keep him that won’t put both of them in jeopardy.

Unless this time, it’s her turn to change all the rules.

“Saiyana’s Challenge” is a novelette set following the events of the Tea Princess Chronicles trilogy and contains spoilers.


Consider the Dust

Armed with magical blades, two rivals storm the celestial palace together to overthrow the omnipotent empress. This novella centers women and features my favorite shounen anime tropes. Published June 2020 and available now!

Consider the Dust by Casey Blair.
Cover by Chris Howard.

Consider the Dust

In a world where a select few obtain godlike combat powers, one woman is going to shatter the universe.

The empress of the celestial palace has been omnipotent for centuries, but Kiran has a mysterious magic weapon and a plan to overthrow her, today—or so she claims.

Mai has her own magic blade, doesn’t trust Kiran as deeply as she can stab her with it, and is very, very good at stabbing. Not even Kiran can hope to stand against her anymore—or so she thinks.

Two lifelong rivals, or best friends. Definitely one of those.

One chance to change everything, or lose everything, forever.

Consider the Dust is a stand-alone novella and an epic adventure about the power of legends, hope, and fighting for your beliefs with everything you have.

Fantasy Book Critic’s review called Consider the Dust “an action-packed story about two warrior frenemies who are trying to decide what to do with each other. Filled with action, magic, and banter, this novella gives a wonderful insight into the type of writer Casey is.”


Swift the Chase

An anthology of fantasy chase scenes! My piece is designed to function as an entry point to Tea Princess Chronicles for readers new to the series, but for those who’ve been following along it will be extra special. 

Cover of Swift the Chase.
Cover by Seedlings Design.

Swift the Chase

Scenes from 9 Fantastic Stories

Magic—danger—and the thrill of the chase!

Experience the rush of racing across rooftops with thieves—or the desperation of fleeing an assassin who knows you a little too well. From the fish market of a tropical island sultanate, to the monster-filled alleys of a steampunk London, to a land where souls take different forms as they rise or fall through the layers of the world, this collection of chase scenes and vignettes set in nine distinctive worlds will leave you spellbound.

Find unexpected allies, unshakeable enemies, sudden twists and turns, and always the swiftness of the chase—whether you’re on the hunt, or racing for your life.

This sampler includes an exclusive bonus scene set during the events of Tea Set and Match by Casey Blair, available for free online, and a scene from an unpublished novel by Rachel Neumeier not available anywhere else. The excerpts by Intisar Khanani, Raf Morgan, P. Djèlí Clark, Sherwood Smith, Joyce Chng, Melissa McShane, and Andrea K. Höst are from longer works that are available for sale at all major retailers.