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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.

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

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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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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Sex & Violence Author Panel

I was thrilled to take part in the

sex and violence panel at the

Sci-fi and fantasy QuaranCon2022 conference

along with some incredible fellow authors!

Check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4GCB4Vea8Q

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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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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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Black Rose Guard: Vol. II – Hardback

Cover design by: Indigo Chick Designs

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. 
***

Volume II in the Tales of the Black Rose Guard series sweeps across a thousand years of love, trials, honour, and heartache. This volume follows the journey of three different women, whose entwined paths crafted the history of the immortal courts. 


This saga includes the stories of: 
An inn-keeper’s daughter, who dreams of becoming a knight.
A Lorcan Princess, tormented at the hands of a wicked prince. 
The immortal captain, whose quest for vengeance knew no bounds. 

Combined, these tales explore the legacy which forged the Black Rose, and transformed its leader from a princess, to the revered captain of the immortal royal guard.


*Volume II includes: Shadow of the Rose, Silver Rose, & Princess of the Rose. 

Special Bonus Materials include: 

Author Note

Full color custom maps drawn by Raven Quinn,

Color character illustrations by:

Vii Morte and Barn-Swallow Art

Color Edition Amazon link: shorturl.at/eqwJP

Black & White – Coming Soon

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