Books in the Series:
A prequel story set when Alienor first met the king. This is in the drafting phase. I hope to release it Spring 2016 (April-ish hopefully).
For a century, the nations of Jerdun and Lyond have been at each other’s throats. Lady Aliénor is a proud woman of Jerdun, and King Thomas of Lyond should have been her hated enemy. Yet from her first meeting with the foreign king she cannot deny the tender connection between them. After a brutal ambush leaves them stranded in a strange land together, the two decide to face the many perils of the journey united. As allies only, though–Aliénor knows love is out of the question.
But Aliénor immediately regrets hiding her feelings when danger strikes at them on the road. A sorceress with plans to make herself queen of Lyond captures their group and lays a hideous curse on Thomas, damning the brave king to an eternal, bitter sleep. Aliénor may never get the chance to speak now, for if Thomas is not woken in time, the king will fall into madness. Frightened and alone, Aliénor must fight free from her wicked captor, for herself and her sleeping king.
Yet even if she does save Thomas, how can love conquer the bitter feud between their nations? How can she betray her homeland, even to be with the man she loves?
Lady Kathryn’s father sends her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn’t bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, her frustration and loneliness are eased when the king charges her with the care of his newest acquisition: a wolf he and his hunters have recently captured. What the king doesn’t realize is his remarkable pet was once Gabriel, his favorite knight, cursed into wolf form by an unfaithful wife.
The beast’s uncanny intelligence and human-like behavior convince Kathryn that he is more than what he seems. Resolving to help him, she doesn’t count on the greatest obstacle being Gabriel himself. The longer he stays in wolf form as a captive of the court, the harder it becomes for him to remember his humanity and to fight his wolfish urges to maim and kill.
Only Kathryn’s affection and determination stand between Gabriel the wolf and Gabriel the man. But when the one who betrayed him returns to court, will Kathryn’s love be enough to keep Gabriel from exacting a brutish revenge that will condemn the wolf to death?
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A novella set shortly after The Beauty’s Beast. This is currently in edits. I hope to release this in early 2016.
(This blurb is a rough draft.)
Lady Beatrice thought the worst she would have to face as a new wife and mother was all the gossip about her past as the king’s mistress. Unfortunately, wicked fairies have come to her village, intent on stealing all the most attractive children away–and Beatrice’s newborn son is widely agreed to be the most beautiful baby in the land.
Before she can stop them, the worst happens and Beatrice’s son is taken, and a strange fairy changeling child left in his place.
Beatrice should revile the otherworldly creature, yet she finds herself growing fonder of him by the day. He could never replace her own son, but she finds her heart has room enough for the changeling child too. But the only way to reclaim her own son is to swap the children back.
Must Beatrice lose the changeling child to get her own son back, or can she figure out another way to save both children and keep them as her own?
This would be a continuation of Gabriel and Kathryn’s story. I have some ideas but I want to finish Enchanting the King first. I hope to release this book Summer 2016.
What order should I read these in?
Each book is written with the intent that it can stand alone. That said, since I wrote The Beauty’s Beast well in advance of any of the other books you probably can’t go wrong starting there. However, Enchanting the King is a prequel and can certainly be read first if you prefer strict chronology.