Are you ready for more books in my Knights of Brethren Series?!
I hope you have been looking forward to seeing Books 3 & 4 which I am super excited to share with you today!
Book 3 is ENSNARED and continues the adventures of the Knights of Brethren, the special group of knights that serve with King Ansgar (from Entwined Book 2). This newest installment gives dashing and daring Gunnar his happily ever after and involves a quest for a holy chalice rumored to bring healing. 
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Nursemaid to the Earl of Likness’s two young daughters, Mikaela despises the earl for his cruelty to his subjects, and she longs for the day when she can make a difference in the lives of her suffering friends and family.
As one of the Knights of Brethren, Gunnar is on a mission to find the sacred chalice for the queen, convinced it’s the cure for her deadly bleeding disease. His quest takes him home, and he soon learns his brother, the earl, may know more about the chalice than he lets on.

As Gunnar reunites with Mikaela, the maiden he’s always loved, he tries to keep his feelings for her a secret, desperate to protect her from his brother. But as they venture into the perilous Hardanger Forest and battle to survive, will Gunnar realize her love is worth fighting for?

Releases June 14, 2022
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Book 4 is ENRICHED and tells the story of Torvald and his journey toward true love as he works with Gunnar to locate the holy chalice in time to save the queen. 
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Lady Karina lives in a convent and expects to become a nun someday. When her wealthy father asks her to help his textile business become more successful by marrying one of the popular Knights of Brethren, Karina complies, ever the dutiful daughter.

During a royal quest to find the sacred chalice, Torvald is called home to save his family’s estate through an arranged marriage to a wealthy maiden. Although willing to do his duty, he’s vowed never to give his heart to anyone after watching his father suffer heartbreak over a woman.

As Torvald weds the kind and lovely Karina, he resists the pull of attraction to his bride. Even though Karina feels the sting of Torvald’s rejection, she chooses to love him unconditionally. As he resumes his search for the chalice and puts his life in jeopardy, Karina makes the ultimate sacrifice for him. Will he have the chance to love her in return before it’s too late?

Releases July 12, 2022

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New Book Release: January 2022

Yes, if you’re wondering, I have had a slew of releases over the past few months! NEVER LEAVE ME is the 4th book in four months. And it hits shelves today!


Those who read COME BACK TO ME, the first book in the Waters of Time series, will be happy to know that NEVER LEAVE ME picks up the story of Ellen and Harrison about a year after the first book ends. Although Ellen and Harrison have been friends for a long time, they finally get to experience love and adventure.


Similar to the first book, NEVER LEAVE ME takes place in both the present and the past with the element of time-crossing a prominent feature. Ancient holy water combined with a coma is still the vehicle for time traveling. And, of course, going into the past remains very dangerous, including the possibility of never recovering from the coma.


NEVER LEAVE ME is a sweet but sizzling love story with all the feels. If you like a clean but passionate romance, then you probably will enjoy this story. But if heavy romantic chemistry isn’t your thing, then you’ll probably want to steer clear of this series.


Early reviews are rolling in and readers are saying this:


Never Leave Me is one of my most anticipated sequels and it does not disappoint! Once again, author Jody Hedlund weaves a compelling, intelligent, page-turning story full of symbolism, healing, miracles, time-travel in another amazing "what-if" story. I could not put it down!”


Never Leave Me is the five-star read definitely worth losing sleep over because it’s that amazing and so hard to put down!”


“I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this book ever since I closed the last page of Come Back to Me. Engaging and hard to put down, Never Leave Me had me deeply invested in its characters and compelled by its time crossing storyline right from the start.”


I hope that you’ll dive into the twisting waters of time in the pages of NEVER LEAVE ME. To find out more, visit the book page here:


New Book Release: December 2021


ENTWINED, the second book in my Knights of Brethren series is NOW available! This story carries on the tale of the Sword of the Magi (inspired by tales of Excalibur). 
While steeped in medieval imagery, clothing, and language, this series is in a made-up country called Norvegia and has a fairy-tale feel (very similar to my other medieval YA series). It's always my goal to make everything grounded in reality so the fantasy elements seem possible.
And as usual, the romance is front and central to the story. In fact, each book in the series will feature a different Knight of Brethren and give him his happily-ever-after.
What kind of romance is this, you might be asking? 
Well, first and foremost it's a sweet and clean romance. The couples never go beyond anything but kissing. BUT, that doesn't mean the romance is bland and boring. I LOVE being able to bring a love story to life and give it all the feels!
Here's what a few early reviews are saying about the romance aspect of ENTWINED:
"And the romance? Well, let me just say that NO ONE writes swoony but sweet romance like Jody Hedlund. Trust me, my friends." 
 "Just a few pages into Entwined and the word that kept coming to mind was sizzling. Jody Hedlund started us in the middle of an adventure begun in Enamored and didn't let us catch a breath between the suspense and romance (talk about chemistry!)" 
If you like a sweet, adventurous romance that still makes your toes curl, then this series is for you! 
You can grab your copy HERE. And you can find more about this book as well as ENAMORED (the first book in the series) on my website:


New Book Release: November 2021


Every year for the past few years, I’ve released a new YA series. And this year is no different! Today begins the release of a 6-book series in my new Knights of Brethren series! Yay!


The first book, ENAMORED, releases today (Nov. 9, 2021). And the second book, ENTWINED, releases next month (Dec. 7, 2021). The next two books in the series, books 3 & 4, will release June and July of 2022. And then books 5 & 6 will also hit shelves back-to-back (date TBD). 

YES! That means the series will have SIX books! Eeek! I hope you’re as excited about that as I am!


So, what is this new series about? If you’ve read my previous two series The Lost Princesses and The Fairest Maidens, you might remember both were set in the same story world (just in different eras). However, the Knights of Brethren books move the story world to a completely new place with new people and new plots and is loosely inspired by legends of Merlin, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.


While this series changes things up, there are plenty of things that remain the same: medieval adventure, dangerous dilemmas, and plenty of sweet romance. One early reviewer said this: “This book was so good! I don’t know why I was even worried that I wouldn’t like it because Jody Hedlund always writes amazing books! I could not recommend it more! I am so excited for this series!”


ENAMORED kicks off the series by telling the story of Maxim (based upon Merlin) who wields his mind as a weapon (instead of magic). He and the Princess Elinor must work together to help determine who will become the next king. Of course the story involves an ancient sword (inspired by Excalibur). The problem is that they don’t know if the sword will truly help or hurt them! I guess you’ll need to read the story to find out!


To learn more about ENAMORED head over to my website page here:


New Book Release: October 2021



Are you ready for another sweet and clean but sizzling cowboy romance? Then you’re in luck! The Heart of a Cowboy is now available. Even though it’s the second book in the Colorado Cowboy series, it can be read as a standalone (although I highly recommend reading A Cowboy for Keeps first).

This story is about the second hunky McQuaid brother, Flynn. He’s the responsible, fatherly figure who’s been taking care of his three younger siblings and helping to raise them. After getting kicked off their family farm, Flynn and his siblings decide to move to Colorado, leading a big herd of cattle up to their brother's ranch in the high country.

At the beginning of their trip, the McQuaid family comes across a party of botanists. Amidst the group is a vivacious, beautiful, redheaded botanist, Linnea, who captures Flynn’s attention. Of course, from the moment they meet, lots of sparks start flying between the lovely lead couple. And the sparks only keep getting hotter the longer they travel together down the Santa Fe Trail to Colorado.

But a romance would be boring if the couple didn’t face obstacles to overcome on their journey to find lasting love. In the end, the hardships make the relationship all the stronger and sweeter.

Early readers have already been enjoying this new story! Here’s what they’re saying:

“An amazing read that had me ignore everything else to finish it! Ever since reading A Cowboy for Keeps, I have been eagerly awaiting Flynn's story, and I was blown away. Whether it be the dynamics between siblings or the slow burn romance, everything about this story kept me so engaged and entertained. Highly recommend grabbing a copy today!"


“The Heart of a Cowboy is jam-packed with thrilling adventure and heart-throbbing romance.”


To find out more about The Heart of a Cowboy visit my website at:






Today, I’m super excited to share with you more about my next medieval series, Knights of Brethren. This is a six-book series, and the first two books release later this year.


Set in a new story world with new people, places, and plots, the Knights of Brethren series is loosely inspired by the legends of King Arthur and his knights. (And if you don’t know anything about King Arthur and his knights, that’s okay! Think: stories with handsome and brave knights and you’ll have all you need to know!)


While this series is new and changes things up from my previous two series (The Lost Princesses and The Fairest Maidens, which were both set in the same story world), there are plenty of things that remain the same: medieval adventure, dangerous dilemmas, and plenty of sweet romance. 


The first book, ENAMORED, sets the stage for the series and is inspired by the wizard, Merlin. In this book, however, the character’s name is Maxim. And instead of wielding magic, he wields his wisdom. Of course, he also wields his influence to woo the woman he loves. If you’re familiar with my writing, then you already know you’ll get a delicious but clean love story.


The sequel, ENTWINED, is inspired by King Arthur and his famous sword. In this book, instead of Arthur, our hero is Ansgar, a bold and handsome leader who is on the run for his life. In the end, the Knights of Brethren (inspired by the Knights of the Round Table) help him rise up to defeat evil and win the woman he loves.


Enamored and Entwined release later this year, 2021. The subsequent books (involving more knights of the Knights of Brethren) will be released in pairs in 2022 and 2023.


Without further ado, here are the covers! Drumroll, please!




Releases Nov. 9, 2021

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Releases Dec. 7, 2021

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A HUGE thank you to Roseanna White Designs for putting together such stunning covers! 


If you have enjoyed my previous medieval YA’s and want to be informed on Launch Crew happenings for the upcoming Knights of Brethren series, please make sure to join my Facebook Reader Room where I post sign-ups for early reading/reviewing opportunities.



New Book Release: June 2021


Yes, you did hear correctly! Come Back to Me IS a time-crossing novel (aka time travel)! 


Yes, I really did write one! And yes, it is a slight step away from my usual historical romance. I’ve gotten such enthusiasm from so many readers who are excited about going on this new adventure into a new genre with me. 


It has vibes similar to Gabaldon’s Outlander series and Susanna Kearsley’s The Rose Garden. Already early reviews are pouring in and expressing delight in the story! 


For those who don’t quite know what to think, let me reassure you that I am continuing to write my usual historical romance and my medieval young adult. I have absolutely no plans to stop! In fact, you can expect my second Colorado Cowboys book, The Heart of a Cowboy, to release in October (along with two more in 2022). 


And you can also expect two books in a brand new medieval YA series to release in November and December. 


But what about Come Back to Me? Should you give it a chance? 


This story is about young and talented research scientist Marian Creighton. She and her father share one goal—to find a remedy that can help cure her sister Ellen of a deadly genetic disease that already stole their mother away. However, she is skeptical of her father’s methods. She feels his long-time fixation with ancient holy water and its healing properties are both crazy and a waste of time.


But when Marian’s father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water, she’s determined to test his theories for herself. However, she soon realizes that she is not the only one interested in his research. A break-in and a kidnapping convince her that she must take the plunge and follow her father back to the Middle Ages in order to save both her father and her sister. 


Come Back to Me takes readers on a wild adventure between two eras, a dangerous present with comas, car chases, and kidnappings, AND a dangerous past in the middle of a bloody peasant revolt. Amidst it all, I make sure to add in a heavy dose of the sizzling romance that readers have come to expect from my novels! 


I hope that you’ll dive into the twisting waters of time in the pages of Come Back to Me. To read reviews, watch the trailer, and find out more, visit the book page here:



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