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Black Rose Audiobook!

I am excited to announce Black Rose, the first novel in the bestselling dark fantasy Black Rose Guard series,  is now available in audiobook format narrated by the talented Sara Dunham!

 

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Cover Design by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

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

Six hundred years ago, the Muir Court was wiped from existence, destroyed by an elite group known as the Black Rose Guard. Their Captain, Mara, has a reputation of being a harsh woman who leads the guard with a fierce formality. During her long years, she has known pain, loss, heartache…and one great love.

Edward was the Captain of the Royal Guard. He loved her once. However, it was a love that faded the day he met young Liza, the Princess who stole the heart he had once sworn belonged to Mara alone. Liza was also the woman that Mara was fated to protect. When the Queen learns of her daughter’s forbidden love for Edward, she devises a series of punishments, torturing Edward while her daughter is forced to watch. In an act of desperation, Mara takes Liza’s place and looks on helplessly as Edward endures the torments which break his body and Mara’s soul.

All of their pain is put aside when Liza is murdered by the rulers of a rival court. Haunted by her failure to protect the Princess and adhering to tradition, Mara takes the vow of the ‘Black Rose.’ It is an ancient oath which ties those under its power to abandon the lives they knew for the sake of a single goal: vengeance. Her quest leads her on a dark path of violence, rage and bloodshed.

Tormented by a fate they can neither accept nor escape, Black Rose is a tale of retribution, love, and above all, honor—at any cost.

Available at the following links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Rose/dp/B01J63LA82/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1413334569&sr=8-1

Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Black-Rose-Audiobook/B01J63LMY4/ref=a_search_c4_1_3_srTtl?qid=1469838101&sr=1-3

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

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Reviews of Black Rose say:

“This masterfully woven Gothic tale echoes of the Underworld film series and resounds in a modern Medieval mesh of fable, duty, and unrequited love.” – Dionne Charlet, New Orleans Literature Examiner 
                                                                                                                                                            
“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
                                                                                                                                                            
“…an impressively epic tale with beautiful prose and a heart of its own.” – Mama Reads, Hazel Sleeps

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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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Heir to Kale Audiobook

I am excited to announce that Heir to Kale, the first 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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Cover 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

In the land of Kale there lies a delicate balance between the powerful Temples and the rulers from an ancient, royal bloodline. The Temples are ruled through combat, determined by a series of tournaments. Of these tournament champions, sixty are chosen to become Defendants, an elite team charged with protecting the realm from all enemies. Selection to this team is considered the highest of honours and leadership of the team is decided only once every thirteen years.

Princesses Mariana and Ameria, twin daughters of two such champions, are taken as children to separate, yet equally powerful Temples. Through years of rigorous training both are educated in the arts of combat, swordplay, and the ancient traditions of the Temple Gods. Both eventually obtain the rank of Kalian Champions with the expectation of one day serving upon the coveted Defendant Team.

Then, not long after their seventeenth birthday, the childless King declares that one of the sisters must succeed him as the future Queen. As the race for the throne begins, the sister’s long standing rivalry intensifies, leading both upon a dangerous path that threatens not only their lives, but the fate of the very kingdom.

Unbeknownst to the twins, this treacherous path to the throne is the elaborate collaboration of an ancient prophecy and two creatures charged by the Gods themselves ensure it comes to pass. As primeval powers awaken, the two sisters must struggle to learn the truth behind the prophesy and search for a way to change their inevitable fate.

The audiobook is available at the following links:

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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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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Heart of the Rose – Book Release!

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Cover by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

In this sequel to Black Rose, reunite with the captains of the Immortal Guard and witness Mara and Edward at the beginning of their epic love story, which spans more than a millennium of heartache, pain, and undying devotion.

When Edward is sent on a mysterious quest by the ruthless queen, nineteen-year-old Mara—the youngest sub-captain to ever serve the Royal Guard—vowed to await his return, never anticipating decades would pass without word of his fate. The noble captain is taken prisoner by a rival court where he is forced to endure years of brutal torment at the hands of his captors. His life clings to but a single thought—Mara.

Refusing to accept that her love will never return, Mara clutches to a hope which defies the bounds of reason. However as years pass, memories fade from comfort to unbearable grief.

As Mara prepares to accept the unimaginable loss, a sinister creature of roses and shadow haunts her dreams. Dreams of blood. Dreams of torment. Dreams of Edward.

The dark presence lingers, and Mara finds herself trapped in a certainty she fears no other will believe—even those closest to her heart. She must choose between honoring her vows to the immortal courts to which she has sworn her life, or leaving to search for the man who possesses her soul.

Dive into the beginning of the tale that shapes the most feared, most loved, and most revered captain in the history of the immortal courts.

Now Available!

Amazon in Paperback & Kindle – http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Rose-Tale-Black-Guard-ebook/dp/B013VSIN38/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Nook – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-the-rose-kl-bone/1122525207?ean=2940151060028

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Heart of the Rose – Cover Reveal!

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Cover by Skyla Dawn Cameron

In this sequel to Black Rose, reunite with the captains of the Immortal Guard and witness Mara and Edward at the beginning of their epic love story, which spans more than a millennium of heartache, pain, and undying devotion.

When Edward is sent on a mysterious quest by the ruthless queen, nineteen-year-old Mara—the youngest sub-captain to ever serve the Royal Guard—vowed to await his return, never anticipating decades would pass without word of his fate. The noble captain is taken prisoner by a rival court where he is forced to endure years of brutal torment at the hands of his captors. His life clings to but a single thought—Mara.

Refusing to accept that her love will never return, Mara clutches to a hope which defies the bounds of reason. However as years pass, memories fade from comfort to unbearable grief.

As Mara prepares to accept the unimaginable loss, a sinister creature of roses and shadow haunts her dreams. Dreams of blood. Dreams of torment. Dreams of Edward.

The dark presence lingers, and Mara finds herself trapped in a certainty she fears no other will believe—even those closest to her heart. She must choose between honoring her vows to the immortal courts to which she has sworn her life, or leaving to search for the man who possesses her soul.

Dive into the beginning of the tale that shapes the most feared, most loved, and most revered captain in the history of the immortal courts.

Coming Fall 2015!

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Book Giveaway July 1-15, 2015

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Between now and July 15th, 2015 free e-copies of Heir to Kale, the first novel in the Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series, are available in exchange for anyone willing to leave an honest review as part of a giveaway with the Dauntless Indies Read and Review Squad on Goodreads! Other novels that are also available for the first two weeks of July include:

Dark Blessing: A Crimson & Clover Lagniappe by Sarah M. Cradit

Others of Edenton – Box Set 2 by Brandy L. Rivers

The Ship has Sunk by Michelle Graves

Tryst by Alex Rosa

The list of available books will be changed every two weeks. Please click on the following links for full rules & details!

Link to Dauntless Indies Read & Review Squad Goodreads page for official details and rules – https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/152746-dauntless-indies-read-and-review-squad

To the books listed specifically for July Part 1 – https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/12081738-july-read-and-review-part-one

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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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