I’m visiting with Janet Lane Walters on her blog, the Eclectic Writer. Tomorrow she showcases my fantasy romance books. Come by and visit. Hope y’all will leave a comment. http://wwweclecticwriter.blogspot.com/2016/08/fridays-guest-features-helen-henderson.html Hope to see you there. Helen
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Despite his insolent attitude, Ellspeth, captain of Sea Falcon, is attracted to the dark-haired dockworker she hires to help unload the vessel’s cargo. The supposed dockhand reveals he is Lord Dal, the last member of the Council of Wizards, and her passenger. Bringing him back from near-death releases Ellspeth’s latent powers and threatens her captaincy. For magic and the sea don’t mix.
In accordance with an ancient prophecy, Dal allows Ellspeth to be handfasted to him without her knowledge or consent. However, the prophecy doesn’t state whether she will return his love. A likelihood threatened as the deception is unveiled and Dal is captured and stripped of his powers by fanatical clerics bent on ridding the world of magic and those who wield it.
Revenge set Ellspeth and Da on the path to her destiny, but prophecy controlled the journey and demands a choice. Ellspeth must choose between her own survival, saving the future of magic… or love.
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A scan of authors’ posts show how they use music when they write. It can trigger a mood or emotion or take you to another place and tiime. It doesn’t even have to be an entire song. Sometimes just a few notes of a reprise brings a character to mind. I admit I don’t always have music on when writing. Jotting notes while at an outdoor concert or sitting in a doctor’s office while waiting for your appointment isn’t conducive to headphones or even worse, playing tunes on a cell phone.
But that doesn’t mean that music is not part of my writing life.
Some of the music that inspired Hatchling’s Vengeance have appeared in other posts regarding the world of the dragshi.
- Celtic flute and harp always send my mind to a fantasy world where magic rules and dragon fly. On the player now is Celtic Twilight by Gabrielle Angelique.
- “Desperado” from the Eagles set the title characters, Lord Talann Fitheach and Lady Glynnes Janaleigh firmly in my mind.
- I couldn’t decide on what song to use for Gynnes as her own. One was “Brothers In Arms“ chosen because Glynnes was as much as warrior as any man… and paid the price. Note, the character featured on the cover of Hatchling’s Vengeance is Glynnes in her alter ego as Glyn, bodyguard to the dragon lord Lady Lexii.
- One song carried over between books in the series. In Hatching’s Mate, Roger Whitaker’s “The Last Farewell” set the tone for the night before a battle. However, combining it with the “Lonely Man” reprise that was used as the theme for the television series, The Incredible Hulk, brings both sides of Glynnes to mind. The one for the years spent in waiting to be able to love, and the other for the world that threatened to keep her away from him.
Intense, riveting romance with an edge
Date of Release: Nov. 11, 2014
Read the rest of the post here…helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/2016/06/tuesday-title-ancient-curse-by-barbara.html.
Behind the Scenes: For those who want to read more about Rhodes End, the town that inspired (or is it haunted?) the tales captured in the series, information on its background and location can be found here. And while there read the blurbs on the other books in the Finding Rhodes End series. Ancient Blood (Book 2), Ancient Awakening (Book 1).
Visiting the Marketing for Romance Writers blog where I dish 13 lines from the Dragshi Chronicles. Stop by to see them and a teaser from Hatchling’s Mate.
~till next time, Helen
I’m interviewed by Anna Markland. Stop by http://wp.me/p4mO2z-tE to see what I dished or ask a question. She’s a great hostess and the interview was fun.
Teaser: A four-footed guest who used to rule the household made a special appearance.
Till next time ~Helen