Synopsis: ‘The Warrior Queen’ is the first installment of ‘The Guinevere Trilogy’, a new series of eBooks that reimagines the famous story of Queen Guinevere for a modern audience.
When her people’s army is destroyed in the war with King Arthur, Guinevere is horrified to discover that her conqueror has demanded to have her as his bride. She arrives at Camelot angry and resentful, but quickly finds that the king who defeated her people in battle is not the brute she expected. Slowly, she gains a fragile happiness in her new home, but this is threatened when war comes again. When her life is saved on the battlefield by a mysterious French knight, Guinevere finds herself caught between desire and duty, the longing for happiness in the new life she has, and her desire to be free and follow her heart.
This original re-imagining of a much-loved legend gives readers a new Guinevere; passionate, headstrong and fiercely independent. An immersive adventure through Arthurian legend, steeped in magic, passion and intrigue, this book won’t disappoint, ‘The Warrior Queen’ retells the classic narrative through the eyes of a queen determined to escape the bounds her society has placed on her, determined not to be ruled by the men who surround her, and determined to be master of her own destiny.
Review: I have a love for the story of King Arthur that started back in my childhood and has never gone away. I’ve never been overly fond of the Guinevere character. I was more of a fan of Merlin, personally. This is a much different telling of the story of Guinevere, and makes her infinitely more interesting and likeable than the original tales as well as some stories I’ve read from other authors. She’s a bit of a wild thing, and definitely her own person. Forced into a role she doesn’t really want, she grows accustomed to thing and falls in love with Arthur, at least. As always, there must be the affair with Lancelot, which is generally what made me dislike her in the first place. But the telling of the story is great and the story itself, a much different version, compelling enough for me to want to read on in the future.
Synopsis: “I am just a man, I am not the Black Wolf of Albion or the White Hart of Camelot, I am just a man. I have but one task – to keep Galahad du Lac alive and away from the Lady of the Lake long enough for him to take the throne of Albion. I will do this for the sake of Camelot and my heritage, but also because Galahad du Lac is possibly the only man I will ever truly love.”
Loholt Pendragon and Galahad du Lac are the two men set to rule Albion now the old guard are gone.
Unfortunately, Loholt is burdened by a crown he doesn’t want and a heritage of which he feels unworthy. Galahad is burdened by his parent’s sacrifice to The Lady.
Her hate for the royal family has left Galahad profoundly damaged and a difficult man with whom to reason.
These two young men must find a way to work together to save their families, their heritage and ultimately each other.
The first book in a new series based on hugely successful Knights of Camelot that began with Lancelot and the Wolf.
Review: I love this author. I have since the first book of Knights of Camelot. That series was an emotional roller coaster. I can already tell this one will be the same. I love Loholt, Arthur’s son, a lot more than I did his father. He’s very comfortable with who he is, but he doesn’t like the responsibility that comes with being the oldest living child of King Arthur and heir to the throne of Camelot. He doesn’t want to marry a woman he can’t truly love just to have children. He doesn’t want the complicated love life his father and Lancelot had. Too bad he’s already got it. Galahad is a victim in all this. Raised by the very strict, rigid, and misguided Lady of the lake, he’s supposed to rule her way when he gets to challenge for the throne. He’s raised to believe that his mother, Morgana, and father, Lancelot, were tainted and poisoning Avalon. I still hate the Lady, as I should, and reading this story I ache for Loholt, who goes through the ultimate embarassment at one point in the line of duty to protect the future king and the man he’s in love with. Both face betrayal and heartache, and I cannot wait for the second book in this series.
It’s been a while so I figured it was time to post some new updates. Lets make sure to get to the fun part first, my writing. So, in case you didn’t know, my new series Journeys was picked up by Linkville Press. I’m not sure of the release date yet. I’m still waiting on the editor to get done with the first round of edits. Tells me this might be a longer process than usual for me, but it’s in their hands now.
Back to the original series, the Dragon Hunters. The next book will be Blood Monarch. Gotta tell you, this one might get a bit steamier than all the last ones. This book is Vlad’s book, or Dracula if you will. And my Vlad is very sexual. The guy oozes sex. His mate is just fun to torture him with. I’m over 30k into it, but there’s more than Vlad to this. This book will wrap up Anaya and Galen’s story while also giving some of their history, and the mystery that is Vacker Devial, who has been mentioned but not yet seen in any of the books. Time for the father of the vampire race to pay his dues.
After that, there’s the Dragon’s Secrets, where we return to Andreas and Kazarian to discover that the eldest dragon has a lot of secrets and is a bit more of a badass than even I thought at first. There’s a rough road ahead for the couple that already had the roughest road. This one isn’t the fun kind of torture. Andreas has a lot to make up for and is a lot more like his father than I realized originally.
Then there is the new series entitled the Coven. The main characters are Talis, Terryn, Cian, and Dion. The first three are the witches of the coven. Cian is Terryn’s husband. Talis is considered the leader and strongest of the three and is Terryn’s older brother. Dion is Talis’ new yet not new love interest. The first book in this series shows Dion’s return into Talis’ life, and he comes with some baggage. A truly dangerous stalker with possession issues and powers of her own. I’ve decided each book in this series will focus on these main four characters and their relationships, struggles, and battles. I’ve got about six chapters written on this and I love it. This series may be mainly novellas instead of full length novels, or I could release it as a serial on Amazon. Not sure, but I’ll know soon enough.
And of course I’m sure you’re wondering about the new site part. Well, fact is, I can’t really host blog tours here per their policy, and that irks the hell out of me. So I’ll have a second site which may become my primary site. Not sure yet, depends on how I feel about running everything on the new site. There’ll be more on that later.
That wraps up all the updates I have for you, I think. There’ll be more to come shortly so stay posted.
Synopsis: Xanthus Terrinass is a gorgeous, powerful mage with a bright future. As the heir to the Terrinass family, who possess the rare magic to transfer between worlds, he’s looking forward to the freedom his abilities will bring him. But power has its price, every mage is expected to marry and produce gifted offspring. Xanthus has managed to hide being gay, and has almost convinced himself to fulfill his obligations, when he meets Brice. Brice has spent his whole life waiting for the man of his dreams, literally. His magic has shown him glimpses of a beautiful, soul connecting love destined to end tragically. If he can trust his visions, being with Xanthus may lead to his death, which is reason enough to keep his distance. When Brice discovers his parents have sold his ungifted sisters into slavery on another world, Xanthus is the only man who can help save them. Every moment they spend together they fall more deeply, and more dangerously, in love. As they cross the worlds to rescue his sisters, Brice seeks not only their rescue but a way to change his own destiny with Xanthus.
Review: I simply loved this book. I can’t get enough of this series. Brice is definitely my favorite. He’s powerful, though he’s not mage specializing in battle like Xanthus. He’s determined and loyal, and will do anything for those he loves. Xanthus is young, but determined. He knows his sexuality, and knows the penalties in their society for it. But the attraction between these two is undeniable and they compliment each other well, even if it has to end in tragedy. The rest of the cast is interesting. Warren is a Cleric, and the irony is that the arcane mages are the ones that look down on homosexuality, not the clerics, followers of the god and goddess. They seem to have a bit more of a pagan ideal, that love is something to be cherished, and I have to say that is a very refreshing change. Ambrose, the thief of the story, has a lot more power than he’s willing to reveal and I look forward to seeing him grow and one day gain the type of love he saw between Brice and Xanthus. I have my opinions on who shows him such love, and I can’t wait to see if I’m right. The few editing errors I saw didn’t take away from the story at all. I was enthralled and simply must read book two.