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Character Art: Arawn

Excited to share a new character illustration of:

Arawn

Art by: Barn-Swallow Art

Arawn is the handsome, though a bit gruff around the edges, hero from Shattered Moonlight, my co-write and USA Today bestselling novel with Erin McFadden.

A huntsman & monster hunter by trade, Arawn is visited by the goddess, Danu, who charges him to join forces with a brave young woman, Celine, and a white wolf, to embark upon a quest to save their kingdom from a wicked curse.

Though somewhat reluctant at first, Arawn quickly proves himself to have a kind, brave heart as he is swept into a journey of both dangers, and hope.

Every night, the wolf wailed his sorrow to the lonely moon.
Every sunrise, her heart echoed his mournful call.

**

Celine treads a worn path through the cursed wood to pray beneath the Hawthorn tree for her sister’s safe return. The trail is dangerous—her nightly pilgrimage is stalked by monsters who dwell in the murky shadows.

One moonlit evening, the beasts come for her, yet instead of meeting death, Celine is saved by a fearsome wolf. As Celine and her wolf develop an unlikely companionship, she begins to suspect the complex creature is more than he appears, and perhaps his fate is inexplicably tied to the kingdom’s curse.

When a handsome huntsman arrives intent on slaying her protector, Celine must face her fears to save her big bad wolf.

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Character Art: Lady Seraphina

Excited to share this new character illustration of

Lady Seraphina

From the Flames of Kalleen fantasy-romance series

Art by: Vii Morte

Lady Seraphina is an Amethystine dragon-shifter with a temper as fiery as her red hair.

A court noble who is extremely protective of her people.

Seraphina will stop at nothing to seek justice against those who have wronged her kingdom.

Flames of Kalleen:

Book 1

Embracing the Dragon

Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul? 

For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds, while fully belonging to neither.

As a daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance.

A dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.

Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within.

Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise. Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people, and mend a broken heart?

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Character Art: Sir Gwain

Excited to share a new illustration of

Sir Gwain

A dragon-shifter knight, hero,

and Captain of the dragon queen’s royal guard

in the bestselling Flames of Kalleen

Fantasy-romance dragon-shifter series.

Illustration by: Barn-Swallow Art

More information on the series can be found here:

Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul? 

For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds, while fully belonging to neither.

As a daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance.

A dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.

Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within.

Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise. Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people, and mend a broken heart?

Now Available: 

Ebook: https://books2read.com/u/3LpMaM

Paperback Special Edition Color: https://amzn.to/2Ouac22

Audible – https://adbl.co/2x7whvO 

Flames of Kalleen

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Amaranthine Castle

Excited to share this new illustration of Amaranthine Castle,

home of the Amethystine Dragons

who dwell in the eternally ice-covered mountains

of North-Eastern Kalleen.

The castle is prominently featured in Forsaking the Dragon.

Art by: Vii Morte

Here’s the synopsis Forsaking the Dragon:

7,000 years ago a lie was born to hide a destructive truth—

a Kalleen Princess defended her Amethystine love to her dying breath.

***

For millennia, Amethystine dragons have been banished from the Kalleen Kingdom, their very existence erased from the annals of history. But some claim, in the icy wastelands to which they were exiled, the Amethystines survived and waited for an opportunity to reclaim their land and birthright.

To protect her kingdom from the wicked and powerful temples that challenge her rule, Dragon Queen Amelia ventures into the ice-swept mountains in search of legends. The path proves treacherous, and the dragons she seeks may be the greatest threat she has yet faced.

Accompanying Amelia on this journey, Conner will stop at nothing to protect her, hoping his devotion and loyalty will be enough to overcome the secrets and family legacy he has kept hidden from the woman he loves.

As Amelia delves deeper into Amethystine lands, she must contend with the ancestral hatred from those her kingdom wronged centuries before, while finding a way to convince the Amethystines that if they fail to stand together both kingdoms will fall. To forge such an alliance, the Amethystine council demands a shocking price, one Amelia may not be willing to pay.

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Character Art: Sub-Captain Phillip

Excited to share this new character illustration

From Tales of the Black Rose Guard

a dark-fantasy series!

Illustration By: Barn-Swallow Art

Sub-Captain Phillip is second in command of both the Lorcan and Black Rose Guards.

A 2,000 year old knight, Phillip is both brave and fiercely loyal to both

the guard and those he is sworn to serve.

He is depicted here, standing on the immortal sands of the Muir Court

with an Arius blade strapped to his side.

A woman with no memory of her past. Another unable to forget. Both haunted by a sinister creature of roses and shadow with an unquenchable thirst for royal blood. Welcome to the world of the Black Rose. 

***

Six hundred years ago, Mara, the immortal captain of the Black Rose Guard, led her knights to their greatest victory: the annihilation of the Muir Court. For avenging a fallen princess, she was hailed a hero. Yet for Mara, the mirror reflected only a killer.

Haunted by the slaughter carried out in the name of honor and duty, Mara hoped she had fought her last battle. But when a mysterious girl arrives pleading for aid, Mara’s dream of peace shatters as the blood roses begin to bloom.

Determined to save the young woman for whom the long-dormant roses have awakened, Mara dons her ancient Arius blade, and prepares to once again lead her men into a fight from which they may never return.

All the while, Mara’s enemies prepare to exploit her greatest weakness: the life of her only love, Edward. Her sole warning is whispered in shadows: Beware the Silver Rose.

Now available:

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Audiobook

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Dragon Illustrations

Excited to share two new dragon illustrations

From the Flames of Kalleen

dragon-shifter fantasy-romance series!

Illustrated by the incredible Raven Quinn, these dragons will be featured in the paperback copies of Forsaking the Dragon, the third novel in the Flames of Kalleen series! 

First is a green Kalleen Dragon, the form which Sir Gwain takes upon transformation. The pentangle upon his chest represents the virtues to which Gwain aspires, and was drawn from the Arthurian myth of Sir Gwain and the Green Knight. 

In my fantasy novel, Gwain is Captain of the Guard and a loyal, trusted friend of dragon queen Amelia. 

The second is a drawing of a Venenum Dragon. These dragons, first seen in Releasing the Dragon, have a decayed appearance, with their bodies covered with gaping wounds and exposed bones in their rotting flesh. Also, note the rattle-snake like tail. 

More details concerning these dragons will be revealed in book 3, which releases May 24, 2022! 

More information on the novel can be found here:

Cover by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

7,000 years ago a lie was born to hide a destructive truth—

a Kalleen Princess defended her Amethystine love to her dying breath.

***

For millennia, Amethystine dragons have been banished from the Kalleen Kingdom, their very existence erased from the annals of history. But some claim, in the icy wastelands to which they were exiled, the Amethystines survived and waited for an opportunity to reclaim their land and birthright.

To protect her kingdom from the wicked and powerful temples that challenge her rule, Dragon Queen Amelia ventures into the ice-swept mountains in search of legends. The path proves treacherous, and the dragons she seeks may be the greatest threat she has yet faced.

Accompanying Amelia on this journey, Conner will stop at nothing to protect her, hoping his devotion and loyalty will be enough to overcome the secrets and family legacy he has kept hidden from the woman he loves.

As Amelia delves deeper into Amethystine lands, she must contend with the ancestral hatred from those her kingdom wronged centuries before, while finding a way to convince the Amethystines that if they fail to stand together both kingdoms will fall. To forge such an alliance, the Amethystine council demands a shocking price, one Amelia may not be willing to pay.

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Release Date: May 24, 2022

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Character Art: Lord Conner

I am excited to share this new illustration of:

Lord Conner of Kalleen

Hero from the Flames of Kalleen

Bestselling adult fantasy-romance 

Dragon-shifter series!

Art by: Barn-Swallow Art

A Kalleen dragon shifter, Conner won the heart of Princess Amelia after saving her life while she was in exile. Brave and kind, Conner stands steadfast by Amelia’s side through numerous trials and helps teach his beloved how to better control her dragon-half.

His journey, which began in Embracing the Dragon,

continues in book 3,

Forsaking the Dragon!

Cover by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

7,000 years ago a lie was born to hide a destructive truth—

a Kalleen Princess defended her Amethystine love to her dying breath.

***

For millennia, Amethystine dragons have been banished from the Kalleen Kingdom, their very existence erased from the annals of history. But some claim, in the icy wastelands to which they were exiled, the Amethystines survived and waited for an opportunity to reclaim their land and birthright.

To protect her kingdom from the wicked and powerful temples that challenge her rule, Dragon Queen Amelia ventures into the ice-swept mountains in search of legends. The path proves treacherous, and the dragons she seeks may be the greatest threat she has yet faced.

Accompanying Amelia on this journey, Conner will stop at nothing to protect her, hoping his devotion and loyalty will be enough to overcome the secrets and family legacy he has kept hidden from the woman he loves.

As Amelia delves deeper into Amethystine lands, she must contend with the ancestral hatred from those her kingdom wronged centuries before, while finding a way to convince the Amethystines that if they fail to stand together both kingdoms will fall. To forge such an alliance, the Amethystine council demands a shocking price, one Amelia may not be willing to pay.

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Release Date: May 24, 2022

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Character Art: Leo

I am excited to share this illustration of

Lord Leonardo Isaacs

A new character from

Faded: Starbound book II

Art by: Serene Yoshiko

A doctoral student at Oxford and son of the Viscount of Reading, Leonard Isaacs is a mysterious second suitor for Rosalind’s hand. Handsome and charming, his intelligence and wit tempts her normally steadfast heart. 

But Leo holds secrets, and is more than he seems.

Here’s the synopsis for:

Faded: Starbound book II

Stars dim, darkness rises, starlight shines anew.

***

Heartbroken after the events of Fallen, Rosalind returns to Oxford, unaware of the dangers which stalk her. Cloaked in shadows, secrets hidden in her unrelenting dreams hint at a perilous destiny to come.

Haunted by the same nightmares—and determined to reclaim Rosalind’s heart—Zeke embarks on his own journey to England. But the journey is rampant with danger as those who serve the fallen are determined to keep them apart at any cost. And Zeke is not the only one vying for Rosalind’s hand.

Meanwhile, Ursula continues to unfold her sinister plot, one which may see darkness conquer all.

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Releases: April 28, 2022

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Character Art: Princess Amelia

I am excited to share this new illustration of:

Princess Amelia of Kalleen

Heroine from the Flames of Kalleen

Bestselling adult fantasy-romance

Dragon-shifter series!

Illustration by: Vii Morte

Here’s more information on Book I of the Flames of Kalleen series, 

Embracing the Dragon

Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul? 

For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds, while fully belonging to neither.

As a daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance.

A dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.

Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within.

Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise. Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people, and mend a broken heart?

Now Available: 

Ebook/paperback b&w: https://books2read.com/u/3LpMaM

Special Edition Color paperback: https://amzn.to/2Ouac22

Audible: https://adbl.co/2x7whvO 

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Character Art: Kaliyah

I am excited to share this illustration of

Kaliyah, a dragon queen of Kalleen

&

Villainess from the bestselling Flames of Kalleen

Dragon-shifter fantasy-romance series.

Illustration by: Vii Morte Art

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViiMorteArt

Here’s more information on Book I of the series,

Embracing the Dragon.

Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul? 

For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds, while fully belonging to neither.

As a daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance.

A dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.

Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within.

Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise. Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people, and mend a broken heart?

Now Available: 

Ebook/paperback b&w: https://books2read.com/u/3LpMaM

Special Edition Color paperback: https://amzn.to/2Ouac22

Audible: https://adbl.co/2x7whvO 

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