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Book Release – Heir to the Defendants

Rise of the Temple Gods: Heir to the Defendants

Book III

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Cover Design by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

“Bone has crafted a world that is both colorful and rich, and will certainly provide a backdrop for stories as long as she chooses to write them.”

— USA Today Bestselling Author Sarah M. Cradit, Praise for Rise of the Temple Gods: Heir to Kale

“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you. That is your destiny, Princess of Kale, Princess of Koloso, heir to both.” – Prophecy of the Kalian Twins

Two heirs. One throne. Return to the land of Kale for the third installment in the Rise of the Temple Gods series and follow twin princesses Mariana and Ameria as their struggle for the crown divides not only their hearts, but the kingdom they strive to rule.

Named by her grandfather as the future Lady of Serenitas, Princess Ameria distinguishes herself as a ruler while, in secret, delving further into her family’s shadowed past. What is the meaning behind the wraith’s prophecy and how does it connect to the identity of her father’s killer?

Seated on the throne as acting queen, Mariana struggles to navigate royal court politics while grappling with the possibility the man she considered a second father, Master Leo, may not have been the hero she once believed. To discover the truth, Mariana sends her trusted captain and love, Kyle, to meet with her sister, Princess Ameria.

Kyle is not without secrets of his own. Each night he endures the same dream. Two men, trapped in eternal, mortal combat. And behind their clash of blades, a voice growling in the darkness: Beware the twins of Kale.

Map Illustration by: Raven Quinn

Audiobook Narrated by: Cassandra Nuss

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Available at:

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Heir-Defendants-Rise-Temple-Gods-ebook/dp/B01M123NPO/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rise-of-the-temple-gods-kl-bone/1124808212?ean=2940156843299&quickview=true

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/heir-to-the-defendants

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/heir-to-the-defendants/id1163927047?ls=1&mt=11

Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Heir-to-the-Defendants-Audiobook/B01MF61E00/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/k.l.-bone/id1083974689?mt=11

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Summer Recap – 2016

This summer has been incredibly busy and filled with wonderful events, lots of writing, and working with several narrators to release audiobooks.

First, for some VERY exciting news! Barnes and Noble in Vancouver, WA is now carrying Black Rose, the first novel in the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series!

If you are in the area, feel free to check it out!

Second, Audiobook news! Black Rose, Heart of the Rose, Heir to Kale & Heir to Koloso are now available in audiobook format through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Brought to life by wonderful narrators, these are great editions of the novels for anyone who enjoys audiobooks and I could not be more excited.

Blood Rose will also become available  in Feb. of 2017.

The summer itself began with the second annual Words on the Vine Book Signing at Bethany Vineyards in WA, featuring seven amazing authors who gathered together to share their love of literature with fans.

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Dina James, Brandy L. Rivers, Shane Chase,

Sarah M. Credit, Blythe Ayne, Greg Wilkey & K.L. Bone

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In addition to the event itself, it also was a cause for celebration as the original members of  #TeamGregWilkey was reunited for the event!

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For those who don’t know, Greg, in addition to being a wonderful friend, is also the author of The Life and Undead of Mortimer Drake Vampire series and the Neither Nor series. More info can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Growing-Dead-Undeath-Mortimer-Drake-ebook/dp/B0058DX8F8/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8#nav-subnav

We had a wonderful time visiting with friends, discussing the finer arts of writing and showing off our (less-than-stellar) bowling skills.

 

Next, I attended the Author Palooka signing in Mesquite, Nevada over the summer.  I enjoyed spending the day with fellow authors and getting to meet new readers!

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The trip though began with a few days hanging out in California where I had the great privilege of visiting with several friends who also happen to be fellow authors and artists. I had a wonderful lunch with wonderful friends Becket & Stina.

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Becket is an author in his own right, of The Blood Vivicanti and Key the Steampunk Vampire Girl. If you’re unfamiliar with his writing, I highly recommend checking out his books here: http://www.becket.me

I also have a wonderful night visiting with my friend and the artist of the incredible map featured in my Rise of the Temple Gods novels, Raven Quinn.

She is also a wonderful singer/songwriter. More information on her work can be found here: http://www.ravenquinn.com

After California and the signing, I spent a few additional days in Las Vegas. We gambled a little, saw a few shows, including the incredible Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil, which I would recommend for any lover Jackson’s music.

We also went to the Siegfried and Roy Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat where we met not only the animals, but happen to run into Siegfried himself!

I also attended the annual PDX vampire ball.

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Traditionally held in early spring, the event instead took place in June this year. It was a wonderful event featuring, great music, fun drinks, gorgeous gowns, and of course a traditional midnight waltz.

I also attended a fun writers workshop at the local Barnes and Noble lead by my long-time friend and writing mentor, the amazing NYT Bestselling Author Lilith Saintcrow!

What’s Next?

This weekend I will be attending Rose City Comic Con – photos coming!

October 19th – Rise of the Temple Gods: Heir to the Defendants, book 3 will be released. Cover & Synopsis coming soon!

2017 – Much more coming including the release of both book 4 in The Black Rose Guard series – Silver Rose and the first in a series of side-stories, Shadow of the Rose!

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Heir to Koloso Audiobook!

I am excited to announce that Heir to Koloso, the second novel in the Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series, is now available in audiobook format narrated by the talented Cassandra Nuss!

 

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“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you. That is your destiny, Princess of Kale, Princess of Koloso, heir to both.” – Prophecy of the Kalian Twins

The struggle for the throne intensifies as twin Princesses Ameria and Mariana are forced to contend with their bitter rivalry and haunted past. In this sequel to Heir to Kale, the sisters learn that they must first expose the secrets of their past before they can begin to unveil their shadowed destiny.

Awaiting the Temple bout which will determine her fate, Princess Mariana struggles to unite a Kingdom long bereft of leadership. She must navigate a labyrinth of rival families, powerful lords, and the ever-widening rift between those who serve the Temples and those who do not. Unprepared and still grieving the loss of her mentor, Mariana must decide for herself what is right for the kingdom and who, if anyone, can be trusted.

Meanwhile, Princess Ameria is more determined than ever to discover the true identity of her father’s killer and is willing to risk everything in order to find the answers she seeks. Embarking upon a quest which takes her from gleaming Temples to darkened castles, she endeavors to learn the truth about her family, the Prophecy, and the future of the Kingdom. Eventually turning to her estranged grandfather, the powerful and dangerous Lord Riccard, Ameria uncovers a truth about her family’s past from which will threaten to challenge the very foundations of her beliefs.

However, as the sisters come closer to revealing their past and the prophecy which haunts their future, the wraiths watch from the shadows, an ever-present reminder that time is running out and that the fight for the throne looms upon the horizon.

Now available at the following links:

Audible – http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Heir-to-Koloso-Audiobook/B01J2EYEKQ/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1469647835&sr=1-1

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Heir-Koloso-Rise-Temple-Gods/dp/B01J2EYCEO/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1469647866&sr=8-1 

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/heir-to-koloso-rise-temple/id1138087708

Book 1, Heir to Kale, is also available:

 

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Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Heir-to-Kale-Audiobook/B01F48D4UA/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1463597414&sr=1-1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/author/k.-l.-bone/id1111042011

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Kale-Rise-Temple-Gods/dp/B01F48B11O?ie=UTF8&qid=1463597470&ref_=tmm_aud_swatch_0&sr=8-1

 

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Book Release – Blood Rose

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Cover Design by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

Book III in the Black Rose Guard series

“…a story of strength and determination, actions and consequences, deep love and dark desires.”— Greg Wilkey, Author of Growing Up Dead

“May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death.” – Vow of the Black Rose 

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. Return to the world of the Black Rose Guard.

Mara, Captain of the Black Rose for over eight hundred years, thought she had taken her last immortal life. But now, with her sub-captain dead at the hands of the Arum Court, she again must don the blade she vowed to never raise again. However, the task will prove ever more dangerous as the shadow of Mara’s past returns to awaken the long-dormant roses.

Reunited with her lost love, Mara must also come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Can she forgive the man she loves for betraying her heart? And can she redeem herself for the death of the princess she failed to save?

Across the sea, Sandra is haunted by the same presence, leading her deeper into the pieces of her mysterious past. Echoes of memory. Glimpses of fate. And a secret that will change everything for both herself and the captains who seek to rescue her from the hands of Mathew, King of the Arum Court, who has a dark agenda of his own.

Join the captains of the Immortal Guard on their journey toward honor, vengeance, forgiveness, and a love that refused to be banished.

Kindle – http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Rose-Black-Book-ebook/dp/B01EEOHLY0/ref=la_B00EKEDIS8_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460957634&sr=1-7

Paperback – http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Rose-Black-3/dp/1530947243/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Nook – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-rose-kl-bone/1123652680?ean=9781530947249

Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/blood-rose-22

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/blood-rose/id1103407560?ls=1&mt=11 

 

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Fantasy Map – Temple Gods

***Special Announcement!***

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I am thrilled to announce that both novels in the Rise of the Temple Gods series, Heir to Kale and Heir to Koloso, will now include a map of the fantasy world, illustrated by the amazing and talented Raven Quinn!

With Raven at the Undead Con

Photos taken in New Orleans 2014

In addition to being a wonderful illustrator, she is also an incredible singer/songwriter. You can check out her website here! http://www.ravenquinn.com

Links to the books can be found on the ‘Temple Gods’ section of my website and are available in paperback, kindle, nook, iBooks, and Kobo:  https://klbone.com/temple-gods/

 

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Novel Release – Heir to Koloso

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 Cover design by Skyla Dawn Cameron

“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you. That is your destiny, Princess of Kale, Princess of Koloso, heir to both.” – Prophecy of the Kalian Twins

The struggle for the throne intensifies as twin Princesses Ameria and Mariana are forced to contend with their bitter rivalry and haunted past. In this sequel to Heir to Kale, the sisters learn that they must first expose the secrets of their past before they can begin to unveil their shadowed destiny.

Awaiting the Temple bout which will determine her fate, Princess Mariana struggles to unite a Kingdom long bereft of leadership.  She must navigate a labyrinth of rival families, powerful lords, and the ever-widening rift between those who serve the Temples and those who do not. Unprepared and still grieving the loss of her mentor, Mariana must decide for herself what is right for the kingdom and who, if anyone, can be trusted.

Meanwhile, Princess Ameria is determined to discover the true identity of her father’s killer and is willing to risk everything in order to find the answers she seeks. Embarking upon a quest which takes her from gleaming Temples to darkened castles, she endeavors to learn the truth about her family, the Prophecy, and the future of the Kingdom. Eventually turning to her estranged grandfather, the powerful and dangerous Lord Riccard, Ameria uncovers a truth about her family’s past from which will threaten to challenge the very foundations of her beliefs.

However, as the sisters come closer to revealing their past and the prophecy which haunts their future, the wraiths watch from the shadows, an ever-present reminder that time is running out and that the fight for the throne looms upon the horizon.

Now Available!

On Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Koloso-Rise-Temple-Gods-ebook/dp/B00UC8C5DU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426214545&sr=8-1&keywords=heir+to+koloso

Paperback:

http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Koloso-Rise-Temple-Gods/dp/1508753911/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426214545&sr=8-2&keywords=heir+to+koloso

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Heir to Koloso – A Preview

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Prologue

(Almost 26 years ago)

The temple of Ziazan hosted a tournament once every thirteen years. It was an exclusive event, where only proven Royal Champions of the previous twelve tournaments were invited to compete. To the winner went fortune, title, eternal glory, and above all, admittance to the Kalian Defendant Team. In the history of this sacred event, only one man had ever won all thirteen of these tournaments. After today, there would be another.

The crowd gathered to witness the impending fight was larger than any had ever seen. People swarmed, crushing themselves against the bodies of others in hopes of gaining even the slightest glimpse of what was sure to be the fight of the century. In the top level boxes reserved for those of royal and temple status, there was not an empty seat. Every defendant, temple master, high-ranking student, lord and lady had gathered for this event.  Seated across from the tournament mats in an isolated box set slightly higher than most of the crowd, sat King Nicholas Dektra, dressed in satin robes of deep crimson along with his eldest son, Crown Prince Darek. To their left in matching robes of gold sat High Priest Seth, Lord of the Kalian Temples and spiritual leader to the Gods along with Master Michael, Master of Kale and a former Golden Defendant.

A sense of anticipation filled the air and all seemed to be holding their breath waiting for the final match to begin. Lady Annabelle had just been defeated by both of the champions who were preparing to face off, taking her place as the third best fighter and highest ranking woman in the land. Now all that remained was to see which of the remaining two fighters would win the title Champion of the Kalian Temples.

Normal tournaments were fought in pairs, two on two. However, at the thirteenth tournament, teams disappeared and partnerships dissolved, each man fighting one on one to prove himself worthy of being call the greatest fighter in the land. Lord Leonardo and Prince Eadmund of Kale had been partners for over fifteen years. Today, for the first time, they would face each other on the temple mats and at long last, discover who was the best.

Down a dark marble hallway, standing in front of a silver mirror, stood Lord Leonardo Desato. His blond hair was cut short and his jade green eyes seemed darker than normal in the dim light of the borrowed bedroom. He was dressed in long satin pants and a long sleeve shirt also of satin. The sleeves were cinched tightly at his wrists but remained loose and comfortable along his arms. The material was designed in elaborate circles of gold, silver, red, pink, black, yellow, green, blue, white, purple and then back to gold, swirling around him with all the colors of the Kalian Temples. All Royal Champions invited to compete in this monumental event had worn the same.

Prince Eadmund stood before a similar mirror, buttoning the last of his sleeves to his pale wrists. His height a few inches over six feet, the prince stood at an exact match to his long-time partner. Eadmund’s deep-set blue eyes appeared sapphire in firelight.  His brown hair, usually kept long, had been cut close for this occasion, and his usual silver robes were discarded for the rainbow status of his Royal Championship rank.

Eadmund was grateful for the respite that had been granted after his last fight with Lady Annabelle. The former golden student of Koloso had proven herself more than worthy of the fierce reputation which had preceded her. Three years older than the prince, Lady Annabelle had left the tournament a year before Leo and Eadmund had entered, taking her place on the Defendant Team where she now served. It was both champions’ hope that after this fight, they would also be offered placement upon this most coveted of teams.

“Well,” the prince said, turning to his longtime partner. “I guess it’s all or nothing now.”

“Look on the bright side.” Leo turned with a smile. “No matter who wins, neither of us has to marry Annabelle.”

Eadmund laughed softly. “Ah, yes, that would be my brother’s privilege now.”

“Poor bastard. Still, as far as Kolosians go… Did you see those eyes?”

“Pale, pale blue, like ice on the highest mountains. No wonder they call her the ice princess.”

“Well, it will be ice queen once she marries your brother.”

“Very true.” Eadmund gave a slight laugh.

“Still, could you imagine yourself tangled up in that long black hair?”

Eadmund swung lightly at Leo’s left arm, but Leo stepped back his arm swept through the air. “Are you allowed to fantasize about the future queen?”

“Only until she actually is queen,” Leo replied. “If she were Kalian, I might have fought your brother for her.”

Eadmund sighed. “I know. I was really hoping that Joanna would beat her for the top slot. It makes me a little nervous, considering my brother’s lack of training or temple loyalty. Next thing you know, the royal children will grow up Kolosian.”

Leo visibly shuddered. “The high priest would never allow it.”

“Thank the Gods. Still, I wonder how my brother is going to handle her. She might be too much for him.”

“Well, at least we don’t have to worry about it, do we?”

“No, I suppose not.”

Leo glanced up at the clock on the side of the wall. “Looks like it’s almost time.”

“Yes.  I suppose we should be heading that way.” The two men’s gazes met.

“No matter what happens,” Leo began.

“I know.” Eadmund offered a smile. “We are Kalian.”

“Partners… to the end.”

 Now available Amazon!

Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Koloso-Rise-Temple-Gods-ebook/dp/B00UC8C5DU/ref=la_B00EKEDIS8_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425701822&sr=1-6

Paperback:

http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Koloso-Rise-Temple-Gods/dp/1508753911/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426214545&sr=8-2&keywords=heir+to+koloso

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