Image of man and woman holding each other in front of cemetery gates. Woman has wavy dark brown hair pulled back from her face and is wearing a purple dress, a red crystal necklace, and is controlling flames that wrap around them. The man has short blond hair and is wearing a dark jacket and cape and is controlling dark purple and black swirls of magic that is wrapping around them. Art is by @theclever.crow on Instagram, artwork is from the book Hollowed by Jessica S. Taylor.
A Standalone Gothic Fantasy


Nothing is as it seems in Sleepy Hollow…

Sleepy Hollow is crumbling. To protect the supernatural town from the mundane world, each year a resident is sacrificed to The Dullahan, the Headless Horseman that protects the veil around the Hollow.

Nineteen-year-old Katrina van Tassel knows she’s a disappointment to her parents, for more reasons than one. But as the only daughter of the most prominent family in Sleepy Hollow, she never imagined that she would be chosen as the next sacrifice.

Or that in her attempt to escape, she would instead come face to face with the Horseman himself. 

But the harbinger of death isn’t who they said he was, and Katrina begins to question everything she has ever been told. Evil forces far more dangerous than the mysterious Horseman are at work in the Hollow, and the Horseman is determined to protect Sleepy Hollow.

Katrina is tempted to take the Horseman’s offer of assistance in fleeing Sleepy Hollow, rather than staying to fight by his side to save the town. Until he reveals she’s the only one with the power to stop the evil being summoned…

A standalone gothic fantasy, Hollowed will pull you into the reimagined world of Sleepy Hollow and thrust you into a mysterious town filled with deadly magic, cunning betrayals, and secrets you never saw coming. Cross the bridge into the Hollow and pick up your next dark fantasy read.

Cross the veil into Sleepy Hollow...if you dare.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Recurring instances of parental neglect and emotional abuse
  • Non-explicit references to sacrificial practices
  • Explicit depictions of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks
  • Moderate but brief depictions of suicidal ideation
  • Explicit descriptions of death and murder
  • Explicit injury descriptions, including blood and gore
  • Brief and implied mentions of non-consensual drug use
  • Very mild romantic sexual content and situations
  • One bed
  • One horse
  • Fake marriage
  • Chosen one
  • Hard of hearing FMC
  • Forced proximity
  • Sentient house/books
  • Who did this to you
  • Touch him and die
  • Take your hand off my wife

Hollowed is a new adult (18-24) gothic fantasy.

Due to mature content (not romance mature, violence and mental health mature), I don't recommend it for anyone under 17.

To be more specific, this is a gothic romantic fantasy, meaning the romance is a subplot to the fantasy plot.

Yes! There are no plans to continue this world at this time. This book is fully self-contained and has a HEA.

Nope! This doesn't even really rate a chili pepper rating.

They kiss quite a few times, and there's some nudity and tension, so there IS romance, but this is not a romance first story.

I'm not currently in talks with anyone to do special editions for Hollowed. If there's enough demand, I might consider doing one myself.

Yes! The audiobook for Hollowed was picked up by Dreamscape Media and is now up for preorder and will release on January 23rd. It will be narrated by Zura Johnson.

Find your audiobook retailer here.

Eventually! My translation rights are now handled by my agent, and foreign translations are driven by demand. If you want Hollowed in your language, let your local publishing houses know!

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