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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.

Pre-Order Nowhttps://books2read.com/u/3R6Qdv

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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Character Art – Liza and Erik

I am excited to share this illustration of:

Captain Erik, a prince of the Muir Royal Court

with his love,

Princess Liza of the Lorcan Royal Court

Illustration by: Vii Morte

Her information can be found here: https://twitter.com/ViiMorteArt

Princess of the Rose:

Tales of the Black Rose Guard VI

Of all the codes they teach us… those of duty, honor, trust, loyalty… none ever speak of love.

The story is well-known. A Lorcan princess, who died at the hands of a wicked prince. And the captain, whose quest for vengeance knew no bounds.

But what if her death had been an elaborate plot? 

Instead of murder, Princess Liza is taken captive by the cruel-hearted Prince Nicholi, with the reluctant assistance of Captain Erik, of the Muir Court Guard. Focused entirely on his own aspirations, the prince demands Liza consent to become his rose bride, which would place both her eternal soul, and her kingdom, in his pitiless grasp.

As the prince awaits his answer with failing patience, Liza’s only comfort comes in a  guarded friendship with the Muir captain; a man torn between obeying the sacred vows of knighthood and his desire to protect the princess he has come to love.

Enraged beyond reason when discovering Erik’s devotion to the woman he considers his property, Nicholi forces Liza to make an impossible choice. 

Available at the following links: 

Kindle: http://a.co/3RoOoLu

Paperback: https://amzn.to/2K284N0

Audiobook:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2u3kvBJ

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Character Art: Sub-Captain Jake

I am excited to share this new character illustration of Sub-Captain Jake!!!

Eldest son of a high-court Lorcan Lord,

Jake dreamed of being a knight from youth.

Brave and loyal, Jake becomes a Lorcan Royal Guard Sub-Captain upon

Mara’s departure to the Black Rose.

He stands faithfully by Captain Edward’s side.

From Tales of the Black Rose Guard: Shadow of the Rose

Bestselling dark fantasy/dark romance series!

Illustration by: Barn-Swallow Art

Twitter: https://twitter.com/barnswallowart

The first five novels are currently available in a single e-book boxset:

Tales of the Black Rose Guard: Volume I 

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:

https://books2read.com/u/4j2XDZ

Or individually in audiobook format:

Black Rose – Book I: https://goo.gl/7RX61f

Heart of the Rose – Book II: https://adbl.co/2PZvSrg

Blood Rose – Book III: https://adbl.co/2RiJPgH

Shadow of the Rose – Book IVhttps://adbl.co/2TOuIgJ

Silver Rose – Book V: https://goo.gl/1UjoPJ

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Battle of the Muir Court – Art

I am excited to share this new character illustration of:

Captain Mara & Captain Edward!!!

The depicted scene takes place on the Muir Court Beach

during the battle of the Muir Court ~ AD 1400.

From Tales of the Black Rose Guard

Bestselling dark fantasy/dark romance series!

Illustration by: Vii Morte Art

Her information can be found here: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViiMorteArt

Tales of the Black Rose Guard: Volume I 

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 in Kindle Unlimited:

https://books2read.com/u/4j2XDZ

Or individually in audiobook format:

Black Rose – Book I: https://goo.gl/7RX61f

Heart of the Rose – Book II: https://adbl.co/2PZvSrg

Blood Rose – Book III: https://adbl.co/2RiJPgH

Shadow of the Rose – Book IVhttps://adbl.co/2TOuIgJ

Silver Rose – Book V: https://goo.gl/1UjoPJ

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Character Art – Sub-Captain Sarah

I am excited to share this new character illustration of Sub-Captain Sarah!!!

As a young girl, Sarah helps Princess Mara to save Captain Edward’s life.

As a reward, Sarah is offered a chance to train under the captains and become a knight!

Brave and loyal, Sarah climbs through the ranks of the guard to eventually reach the rank of a sub-captain.

From Tales of the Black Rose Guard: Shadow of the Rose

Bestselling dark fantasy/dark romance series!

Illustration by: Vii Morte Art

Her information can be found here: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViiMorteArt

Shadow of the Rose: Tales of the Black Rose Guard

“Exceptional and peerless! Black Rose is a brilliant page-turner that I would recommend to any avid reader of dark fantasy and romance.”

– Becket, Bestselling author of The Blood Vivicanti

If you stay with the Lorcan Guard, you will honor your original vow, it is true. But you shall remain forever a shadow of the rose…

For as long as she could remember, Sarah had wanted to be a knight. One fated evening, a man with dark eyes appeared at her mother’s modest inn, and told her a story of love, loss, loyalty, honor, and a life of which Sarah had only dreamed.

Devastated when the man is condemned to the dungeons by her own father, Sarah was told she would never see him again. She safeguarded his story, and secrets, resigned to them forever being the treasures of her imagination. More than twenty years later, he reappears, offering Sarah an opportunity beyond her wildest dreams.

A half-mortal, illegitimate child of a lesser court, Sarah’s struggle only begins with leaving all she has known. Her hope for a better future, amid the prejudice of those who look down upon her tainted blood, is maintained by a blossoming love, and being personally trained by the court’s captains.

An unexpected turn of events gives Sarah an opportunity to change her fate—a position of leadership in the Black Rose Guard. But to accept will mean abandoning both the man she has come to love, and her vow to Captain Edward.

Loyalty and desire clash in one woman’s quest to find her place in the immortal guard.

E-Book & Paperback (B&W)https://books2read.com/u/mKxOBd

Paperback (Color map): https://goo.gl/j7awVV

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Character Art – Fallen – Ursula

I am excited to share new character art from

Fallen: Starbound

My co-authored series with Greg Wilkey!

Art by: Serene Yoshiko

Ursula is the seductive villainess from our paranormal romance series, Starbound!

For more information on the novel, keep reading!

Sometimes, even stars must share their light to stop the darkness…

***

The dream was always the same. Stars falling from the sky, their dying screams echoing across a bleak canvas. Rosalind never imagined the horrors which plagued her sleepless nights were not dreams, but warnings of an uncertain future. Nor that her visions were shared by another.  

Across an ocean, Zeke gazes at the sky each evening, helplessly watching as his beloved stars vanish from sight. Most believe these disappearances to be natural, but as the light of the night sky rapidly fades, Zeke knows in his heart, something far worse is at play. 

When this unlikely pair meet, romance sparks under moonlit nights. Little do they know their union will awaken a long-dormant power which seeks to consume all within its grasp.

Together, they must discover a way to save the stars, before only darkness remains. 

Now Available: https://books2read.com/fallenstarbound

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Audible: https://adbl.co/2NKsHn3

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