The Story Behind the Book:
The Rose of Shanhasson will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first book I ever completed. It was first published in 2009 by now-defunct Drollerie Press, and then I self-published it a few years ago.
Because it was my first book, I made some choices early on that make this book difficult to categorize. I was reading a lot of epic fantasy and Laurell K. Hamilton at the time - and I wanted to write epic fantasy with lots of sex. Sounds good, right? Sure! Except as the series progressed, I ended up killing some main characters, so I couldn't call it Romance. It's more erotic fantasy... which isn't really a genre.
I promise the trilogy has a huge happy ending at the end and all lovers are fully united and ride off into the moonlight together. But it is a long, hard road to get there. So if made-up cultures, court intrigue, sexy barbarian warriors, a princess who's no damsel in distress, and menage a'many (cough) is intriguing, I hope you give Rose a try!
To celebrate my birthday, I'm offering Rose for $.99 through Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy!