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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:

Ebook & Paperback Links:

books2read.com/u/mYp2rp

Audiobook

iTunes: https://goo.gl/5crKdi

Audible: https://goo.gl/7RX61f

Hardback:

Black & White: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578939959/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Tales+of+the+Black+Rose+Guard+Vol+I&qid=1625769041&s=books&sr=1-1

Color: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578940736/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i22

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Forsaking the Dragon – Audiobook

Excited to announce

Forsaking the Dragon

is now available in audiobook format!

Seven thousand 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.

Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Forsaking-the-Dragon-Audiobook/B0B398WMBH?qid=1655230715&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=BSW9T98C7XPXNWR2218A

Also available in ebook, paperback and hardback formats: https://books2read.com/u/3R6Qdv

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Faded: Now Available!

Book II in the Starbound series!

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.

Now Available in ebook, paperback, hardback, and audiobook formats: https://books2read.com/u/bo8z8V

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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.

Pre-order: https://books2read.com/u/bo8z8V

Releases: April 28, 2022

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Forsaking the Dragon: Pre-Order

Cover by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

Forsaking the Dragon:

Flames of Kalleen book III

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.

Return to the Kingdom of Kalleen…

Pre-Order Now: https://books2read.com/u/3R6Qdv

Release date: May 24, 2022

Audiobook and Paperback links coming soon

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Once Upon An Ever After

Once Upon An Ever After

Pre-order here: https://books2read.com/ouaea

Sleeping Beauty has insomnia.

Snow White isn’t so pure.

And Belle just may be the Beast.

These authors have joined together to bring you stories so good, you can’t help but tell them again…

Imagine all your favorite fairy tales retold by bestselling romance authors…oh yeah, you get the idea.

Escape into the fantasy of your favorite bedtime stories reimagined with fresh new twists and turns for you to immerse yourself in. This set features kickass heroines, swoon worthy heroes, and epic villains you won’t want to miss!

When it comes to urban fantasy paranormal romance, we’re bringing you all the magical feels in one beautifully packaged limited edition collection.

Including Stories from:

Julia Mills – NY Times and USA Today bestselling author

K.L. Bone – USA Today bestselling author

Stephanie Morris – USA Today bestselling author

Krista Ames – USA Today bestselling author

Leona Bushman – USA Today bestselling author

C.D. Gorri – USA Today bestselling author

Sky Purington

Dee J Holmes

Elvira Bathory

Lia Violet

Kat Parrish

Jordan Elizabeth

Stacey Jaine McIntosh

JC Brown

Lizzy Prince

Andra Dill

R.A. Lingenfelter

E.J. Powell

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Faded: Starbound

Book II in the Starbound series

Now available for pre-order!

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.

Pre-order link: https://books2read.com/u/bo8z8V

Releases: April 28, 2022

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Vampire Interview

I recently gave a live recorded interview with book blogger and fellow author Des M. Astor on my background in vampire lore and fiction and my own vampire novels the vampire novels. For those who don’t know, my MA degree had a focus on vampire literature and I have spoken at various conferences on vampires all over the world, from Oxford, to Romania, to New Orleans. I wanted to share the interview here, along with a link to the book series we discuss in the interview!

Interview can be found here: https://therealdesastr.com/2022/02/26/books-with-a-bite-forever-chosen-vampire-brides-by-k-l-bone-book-blog-post/

Forever Chosen:

Vampire Brides

Amazon:
http://mybook.to/foreverchosen

Audible:

 http://bit.ly/foreverchosenaudible

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45356965-forever-chosen

Five hundred years ago, Hayden fell into Caleb’s brutal hands, the ruthless vampire who first claimed his mortal life, then his mind. Tortured into absolute submission, Hayden spent centuries at the powerful lord’s right hand, a broken shell of the man he had once been. Until the night he was sent to kill ‘her’. Katherine, a young woman whose innocence and sweet nature woke a part of him Hayden had thought long dead.

After joining forces with the local vampire clan, Hayden turned on his master, betraying the man he had sworn to eternally obey. However, before the villain could be laid to permanent rest, Caleb vanished.

Katherine fell hard for Hayden’s protective nature, while his mysterious aura captivated her. Yet after only a single night in his arms, Hayden pushed her away, stating their love could never be. Confused by the rejection, Katherine struggled to move forward, left with no options but to deny her heart the battered soul it craved.

Now, Caleb has returned, set on delivering vengeance against both the man who betrayed him, and the catalyst for his defection. Katherine and Hayden must discover a way to avoid Caleb’s evil intent, while determining if there is any future for their love.

Forever Chosen is a novella featured in the Vampire Brides series.

Books in the Vampire Brides series can be read in any order.

More series information can be found here: https://klbone.com/midnight-coven-novellas/

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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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