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Sunday, 31 January 2021

The ground rumbled when the creature landed. Each step echoed off the forest. Hawkyns hunts a dragon on Weekened Writing Warriors #WeWrWa #8Sunday #medieval #fantasy #romance

 

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This week's 8-10 sentences are from my newly released medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon.

Scene Set - Part of Hawkyns' fight scene with the dragon

Hawkyns jumped from his horse, Gladur, then slapped his rump to shoo him into the cover of the forest. He raised his sword and slashed at the spiked claws. The dragon heaved a downbeat with his wings and rose above the sharp blade. Its gargled inhale spurred Hawkyns to race towards a boulder for cover. The ground rumbled when the creature landed. Each step echoed off the forest.

Staying low, Hawkyns charged to a dense copse of trees. He squinted into the blackness of the night trying to locate the dragon. There was a gentle movement to the air, but as long as he was out of the path of the dragon’s nose, his scent would be difficult to catch. Confident he was safe, he allowed himself a moment to relax.



 

 Blurb and Buy Links

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his fathers kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child - dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

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Saturday, 30 January 2021

My Books. My Blog. My Post. A story about my trilogy. #bookrights #romance

 

These are the books for my Two Hearts ~One Love Trilogy - which is sort of no longer available. I requested my rights back from my publisher and they are in the process of unpublishing these from the various locations.

Are these gone forever. No. I will republish them with new covers and some changes. Hopefully, for the better.

And now I am officially an indie. I was a hybrid, but no longer. My success or failure is completely in my hands.

When will these books be back? Great question.

Besides going totally indie, I also combined my two pen names into one. My Victoria Adams books have also been unpublished and I am working on getting those back up as we speak. Working on the cover and running through a brief edit.

Oh, the Victoria Adams' books will no longer be a trilogy. That was a newbie mistake on my part. Book 1 and 2 will become book 1.

So - stay tuned.



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Friday, 29 January 2021

Do not serve drinks to a dragon mob boss. They bite. Blurb Reveal - Lela Grayce's Asjes of Blood #LelaGrayceTitleReveal #Giveaway #BookBoost #Epic #YA #Fantasy #AshesOfBlood

 


Ashes of Blood
The Dragon Mafia Chronicles Book 1
by Lela Grayce
Genre: YA Fantasy


Do not serve drinks to a dragon mob boss. They bite. Zero stars.

A century ago, rips in reality appeared all around the globe, allowing creatures from myth to surge into our world.

Dragons.
Shifters.
Fae.
Witches.

All now walk the earth in an established hierarchy of power. At the bottom of that chain are mixed-species Mutts... like me. My abilities should be minimal. Yet, after an unfortunate run in with a dragon mob boss, the thirst for my blood quickly becomes his obsession. Violence. Seduction. Bitter betrayal. He will stop at nothing to use me as a pawn in his dark agenda. My only ally is Kreed, a pureblood Zavarian, who will push his own annoyance at being saddled with a Mutt aside if it means bringing down the dragons.

But when someone I trust betrays me, suppressed memories resurface to remind me of how destructive my power can be. No matter how I fight it, a rain of ash and blood is coming. When it stills, will I be the healer of the people... or their destruction?




Lela Grayce lives in rural Wyoming in a small college town. She works for a non-profit organization and loves what she does for the company. She is married to her best friend and hero. By day she is a working mom and wife but by night she is lost in dreams, moonlight, and delusions that she is, in fact, Batman.





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Thursday, 28 January 2021

When two opposites collide, will their differences ignite a spark or send them into turmoil? Cynthia Terelst - Get Off Your High Horse #contemporary #royal #romance

Get off Your High Horse
Love Down Under Book 3
by Cynthia Terelst
Genre: Contemporary Royal Romance
When two opposites collide, will their differences ignite a spark or send them into turmoil?
Frankie and Sebastian live totally different lives. Lives that are entwined through polo, the sport of kings.
Frankie’s a country girl, working hard toward her dream of turning the family farm around. She needs to endure one more polo season to make that happen. She has no interest in high society or the rich, arrogant riders she has to deal with, especially Sebastian. Her heart may be softening to his charm, openness and love of working with horses, but her brain won’t be convinced. She looks forward to her summer break on the farm, away from him, until her parents decide to invite Sebastian to stay.
Sebastian descends from royalty. Rich and arrogant come with his family title. But that status is something he’d rather avoid, just like he avoids returning home to a life he doesn’t want. Sebastian sees a freedom in Frankie he wishes he had. Her life is full of love, family and horses; something he can only dream of. And her, he can dream of her. But a dream is all it will be, seeing as Frankie does her best to avoid him.
If only he can convince her to look past his title, and see that his hopes and dreams aren’t so different from hers.
Cynthia Terelst is a project officer by day and a writer by night. She is a contemporary romance writer who likes to share a little bit of history, some Australian scenery and a whole lotta love. Cynthia does not shy away from difficult topics, as she feels that they should not be ignored.
She lives in Queensland, Australia, where the sun shines at least 283 days a year.
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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Ye scurry back to picking yer flowers. Medieval Fantasy Romance- The Last Dragon on Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor #fantasy #romance #medieval


Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. It's a chance each week for you the reader to discover current WIP or previously published book by possibly new to you authors.

Today, I am showcasing a snippet from my latest release – The Last Dragon


 Scene Set -
Derry was up early and out searching for berries for breakfast when she found an injured stranger. Having healing powers, she healed him. Some of the menfolk arrived and were discussing how the stranger had gotten there.


The pounding of a horse's hooves silenced the group. They made a gap and allowed Hueline Ketel, the sheriff, to enter. He dismounted and stood next to the wool merchant. “Is he dead?”

“No. He lives.” The abbot stood. “But he cannot stay here.”

Hueline lifted his gaze and snapped out orders. “Make a litter. Tie it to those horses. Carry him back to the village. He can stay at the….”

Abbot Jacobus wiped bits of grass from his robes. “There is room in the Infirmary.”

“He will stay with us.” Meliboeus placed his fists on his ample hips.

“To the wool merchant's then.” Ketel flicked his hand towards the village, grabbed his horse's reins, mounted and rode off across the meadow.

After lashing branches together, the men hoisted the injured man onto the litter and secured it to a horse. The owner grabbed its bridle and guided the animal back to the village.

Derry followed behind the crowd, keeping several paces behind. Father Jacobus strode next to her. With shaggy blond curls glowing like a halo, Pariset turned and smiled. As no one else recognized her existence, she cast a friendly wink at him.

At the edge of the village, the Rith sisters met the party. Fairly dancing with excitement, black-haired Ailith peered past the group. “The sheriff said there is an injured man.”

Her younger sister, Isa, motioned the man leading the horse towards their manor house. “This way. This way.”

A veil of darkness shrouded Derry as Ailith stepped in front of her and held up a hand. “No need for ye here. We can best take care of him. Ye scurry back to picking yer flowers.” She turned on her heel and ran to catch up with her sister.

 

Blurb and Buy Links

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his fathers kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child - dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

 

Amazon - ebook - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QPW4CVF

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