An assassin hired by vengeful elven rebels to kill the calculating Duke of Shalridan, Julian walks into a trap and barely escapes with his life. Healed by a beautiful captive in the dungeons, he's enthralled and vows to free her from the duke's clutches.
A Knight of the Hawk duty-bound to cleanse elven magic from Adalonia, Kestar has a secret--and heretical--ability to sense the use of magic from afar. He knows something suspicious is happening in the duke's keep, but he has no idea how deep the conspiracy goes.
A half-elven healer with no control over her magic, Faanshi is the goddess's to command. She's always been a pawn of the powerful, but after healing two mysterious and very different men, she faces a choice that may decide the fate of the whole kingdom...
Book one in the Rebels of Adalonia
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Links of Interest
In case you missed it, the Fantasy Cafe is running an excellent series of posts on women in SFF this month.
Erin Morgenstern has an interesting post up on writing and publishing and paths where she talks about her experience with traditional publishing.
This made me happy. I was looking for Something Wicked This Way Comes on ebook just last week. Ray Bradbury Classics Finally Coming as eBooks. April 23!
An interview with Guy Gavriel Kay. His answer to how he writes credible females is really interesting.
In case you were wondering Which centuries are the most popular in today’s historicals? A chart.
Here Be Magic Group Announcements
Cindy Spencer Pape has a new Facebook page just for the Gaslight Chronicles. Check it out here!
Jody Wallace sold a during/post-apocalyptic sf romance novel to Entangled Publishing for release in early 2014. Angeli, hopefully the first in an sf adventure trilogy, involves a mouthy heroine who believes in angels, an AWOL angel hero who isn't an angel at all, and a race to stop the end of the world.
From PG Forte:
For the next two weeks, In the Dark (the first book in my Children of Night series) will be offered for FREE at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony.com.
When you live forever, you’re bound to make a few mistakes.
1969 San Francisco. World-weary Conrad Quintano should have known better than to fall in love with a human—much less Suzanne Fischer, the barely legal, adventure-seeking hippie beauty known as Desert Rose. And the very last thing he should have agreed to do was to raise her babies and protect them with his life. But even twelve-hundred-year-old master vampires can find it hard to reject a deathbed request—especially when issues of love, guilt and blood are involved.
Present day. Raised in virtual isolation, twins Marc and Julie Fischer have always known they are vampires. But they never knew their parentage—or their unique status in the vampire world—until their “uncle” Damian comes to fetch them home. The family reunion, however, isn’t what they expect. They’re thrust into a world for which they’re totally unprepared. And the father they expected to see, Conrad, is missing.
How to find him…and whom to trust? Solving the mystery of betrayal and vampire family values will prove the Beatles had it right. All you need is love…and an occasional side of blood.
While reading this book you may experience any of the following, an increased desire to wear flowers in your hair, dress in tie-dye or nap during the day. Other symptoms may include an intolerance to sunlight, an aversion to garlic-flavored tofu and a pronounced urge to bake…or get baked.