Vengeance Earns Stars & More

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Reviews:
“The complexity of the story, the romance, the number of secondary characters and the strength of the world building make this novel a true keeper.” CoffeeTimeRomance

“Henderson… puts the reader right in the middle of the action, painting pictures vividly for their imagination”… “an entertaining tale with plenty of dragon fun!!” InD’tale magazine

Blurb:

Glyn, former bodyguard and companion to a dragon lord, is now Lady Glynnes Janaleigh, a dragon lord in her own right. And she has found her intended mate. But, her new-found happiness is fleeting. The demand of duty is only the first hurdle when it requires risking life and limb in a mating flight. Fate decrees mating fights don’t always involve the partner you want.

Finding your mate is only half the battle. Keeping them alive is the other. Sometimes not even dragon fire and talons are enough to overcome the mind control wielded by the leader called—the Parant.

Vengeance has a long memory. For the last two unattached dragon shifters, their only weapons to survive their destinies are their swords—and love.

A free read of chapter 1 can be found at Chapter 1. Excerpts and more information on the other books in the series is at The Dragshi Chronicles.

Buy Links: List of Ebook sellers
Paperback: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Join me on the couch

I had an interesting session on the couch. Stop by and see what secrets were revealed and a snippit from the upcoming release, First Change.

The interview is at:  abbieroads.com/2017/05/author-couch-helen-henderson/

Hope you’ll stop by. Leave a comment and be entered into giveaway of Windmaster Legacy.

~till next time, Helen

I Need A Hero

It’s time to share another post. This time one not quite vintage. It’s from week 19 of the 52 week 2017 challenge

Welcome to week 19 of the challenge. The first thought that came to mind for the topic, the ideal romance hero, was the chorus from “Holding Out For A Hero” by the welsh singer, Bonnie Tyler. I first heard the song when it was used as the theme for the television program, Cover Up, and have found myself humming it as I created a character. Even though my two series, the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels, are fantasy, they also cross the fence into romance.

So what marks an ideal romantic hero? If you’re holding out for a hero, what do you want?

I write fantasies filled with strong women. Ellspeth was a ship captain, respected by her men. The women of the Dragshi Chronicles were of equal strength. Anastasia held her own in a marksmanship competition against three men. Glyn was a strong enough fighter to protect her mate’s back in battle. So a man worth walking alongside my heroine. He has to balance his urge to protect her with the understanding that sometimes she has to fight alone. In Windmaster, Lord Dal proved that when he allowed the woman he cared for to exact her own revenge for the murder of her cabin boy. So the first attribute of the heroes I create are that they have to be worthy of the women they love–or to paraphrase Lois L’Amour, “a man to walk beside a woman, not in front of her.”

Often a hero is described as tall, dark, and handsome. I’m short, so tall isn’t a requirement, as long as he can tuck my head beneath his chin when he holds me. Dark? Well, I’ve known some hero blonds. Which leaves handsome. My heroes don’t need to be drop dead gorgeous. But easy on the eyes doesn’t hurt.

An accent can melt a hardened heart, especially the deep, melodic burr of a Scottish highlander. Or a tanned hunk from Australia. Especially if he’s in jeans, a bush hat, and slicker. Oh, did I forget to say “shirt?”
Not all heros are alpha males bearing the scars of battle. Some are just ordinary men with a sense of duty and honor doing what needs to be done to survive day-to-day. I will also confess that I’ve always had a thing for men who can fix things. Back in the day, the original MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) would have been on my short list. Of course since I always wanted to fly amongst the stars, so Anderson gets an additional point for the Star Gate SG-1 series.

Whether proud or fearless, rugged or sophisticated, there is a special something that makes a man. And our task as a writer is to create such a character for our readers–and ourselves. And my apologies, I took the prompt literally, “romantic hero.” Heroines are a topic for another day, and an attitude shift.

If the topic intrigues you, visit the other authors in the challenge. The master list is at http://mfrw52week.blogspot.com/2017/05/week-19-mfrw-52-week-blog-challenge.html

~till next time, meet the men of the Dragshi Chronicles.  Helen

Immerse yourself in Dream World

You waded into the Waters and caught a glimpse of the Dream World. Now immerse yourself and discover what lies beyond the trees.

Dream World (Book 2 of the Dream Waters series)
by Erin A. Jensen NOW AVAILABLE

Available At:   http://amazon.com/dp/B01L62Y89O

Blurb:  Recently released from a psychiatric facility after learning that his Dream Sight is not a delusion but a gift, Charlie Oliver sets off to accept an invitation extended by a powerful Dark creature and potential mentor to join his “family” of Sighted individuals. As his demon guides begin to instruct him, Charlie quickly discovers just how little he actually knows about the Dream World and the creatures who inhabit it.

>As Charlie begins to tap into his dormant instincts, he learns more about Emma’s past and becomes increasingly convinced that he needs to save her. But what if the very prison that binds her is the only thing protecting her from what lurks beyond?

Read more at: http://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/2016/11/tuesdays-title-dream-world.html.

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

Tuesday’s Title – Dream Waters by Erin A. Jensen

A tale that blurs the lines between dream and reality, fairytale and history, love and obsession

https://amzn.com/B01E7VZHA0

Title:  Dream Waters
(Book 1 of the Dream Waters series)
 

And Available October 31st — Dream World (Book 2)

Author:  Erin A. Jensen

Date of Release:  April 4, 2016
Genre:  Contemporary Fantasy
Publisher: Dream Waters Publishing LLC
 

Buy Links: https://amzn.com/B01E7VZHA0
Dream Waters can also be purchased from the Apple ibooks store, BarnesandNoble.com and Kobo.com

Blurb: All his life, Charlie Oliver has watched the people around him morph into creatures that no one else sees. Unlike the rest of the world, Charlie remembers the Waters that transport him to the Dream World each night and he sees glimpses of people’s Dream forms in the waking world. Condemned to spend his waking hours in a psychiatric facility because of his Dream Sight, Charlie doesn’t expect anything to change. But everything starts changing the day Emma Talbot walks through the door in the middle of a group therapy session.

Haunted by memories of the events that led to her admission, Emma plans to end her life the first chance she gets. But something about Charlie stops her. From the moment they shake hands, his friendship feels safe and familiar. As Emma begins to let down her guard, Charlie catches a glimpse of the fiery-eyed dragon that lurks behind her Dream form. Each night, as Emma dreams of the man who’s been banned from visiting, Charlie searches the Dream World for the monster that shadows her. But when Emma’s suppressed memories begin to surface, Charlie finds more monsters than he bargained for.

Behind the Scenes: My career as a pharmacist has afforded me the opportunity to interact with mentally ill individuals at various points along the spectrum of sanity and in every conversation, no matter how coherent, I’ve looked into their eyes and seen a soul struggling to connect. It was out of respect for that struggle and my own curious need to understand why some souls have been burdened with such tortured disconnected lives that I dreamt up a world to make sense of it all.

Author Bio: Erin Jensen is a part-time pharmacist and a full-time creator of imaginary worlds. She lives in upstate New York with her ridiculously supportive husband, two wonderful sons and a Yorkshire terrier who thinks he’s the family bodyguard.

You can find her on Amazon.com, Goodreads.com and follow her on Twitter as @ErinAJensen.

Out an About – Jane Lane Walters

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