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.
Enchantment of a Highlander
Historical Romance by Madeline Martin.
The sweeping historical romance that began with DECEPTION OF A HIGHLANDER, and continued with POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER, reaches its dazzling conclusion in this scorcher set on the Scottish plains.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Enchantment of a Highlander as part of the TheRomanceReviews anniversary event. That did not make me read the book from cover to cover, the description, the historical setting, fine prose and strong, sensuous characters did. More on Enchantment of a Higlander including a behind the scenes note can be found here. Be sure to click through if you like foxes. Not just human, but the animal kind as well.
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A painting of a beautiful woman…the scent of summer roses…a magnificent home by the sea…and mortal danger
Title: Lost Roses of Ganymede House
Author: Constance Walker
Genre: Gothic Mystery
Date of Release: 03-11-2016
Publisher: Winter’s Eve Books
Buy Links: Amazon
“There, Miss, that be Ganymede House in the distance,” says the driver of her carriage as newly impoverished Sarah Scott gets her first glimpse of the magnificent house in Yorkshire, England, where she will live as tutor for the two children of widower Oliver Grayson. But, unknown to the young woman, she is about to venture into a bleak home where the children are silent, the master morose, the servants suspicious and the family history forbidding.
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The rugged West, a greedy villain, violence, and true love
Date of Release: Feb. 1, 2016
Genre: Historic Western Romance
Publisher: Five Star/Cengage
This novel is set principally in the Arizona Territory of the early l880’s where a courageous settler from the East and an aristocratic cattle baron become involved in a love/hate relationship. The two, although attracted to each other, are initially distrustful and antagonistic toward one another. The dangers they face draw them together.
Mary suspects that Cal is responsible for trying to drive the homesteaders and sheepherders off the land cattlemen consider rightfully theirs. When her uncle is murdered, Mary intends to discover who is responsible and why. In so doing, she becomes a person of interest to a vicious outlaw.
Behind the Scene:
As an undergrad I was an English major and a social studies minor. I loved American history in particular. My husband and I are Easterners but we’ve made nine trips out West. We would move there if our family wasn’t located in the East. I enjoy writing diverse types of fiction but always knew I would want to write a Western that was historically well-researched and realistic yet also had romantic elements. I think The Killing Land fits the bill and is a novel that both men and women will enjoy reading.
About Seewald: Multiple award-winning author, Jacqueline Seewald, has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Sixteen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise including books for adults, teens and children.
Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous anthologies such as: THE WRITER, L.A. TIMES, READER’S DIGEST, PEDESTAL, SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY MAGAZINE, OVER MY DEAD BODY!, GUMSHOE REVIEW, THE MYSTERY MEGAPACK, LIBRARY JOURNAL, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. She’s also an amateur landscape artist and loves blue grass music.
Her writer’s blog can be found at: http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com
Title: Lifeline (Book 2 of the Chronicles of Storn)
The scientists want to study him. Space Fleet wants to court martial him. Half the Lunar colonists want to turn him over to Earth security forces as a peace offering and the other half want to use him to start a war with Earth.
And in the middle of the maelstrom, Storn has to locate his crew, escape his cell, and lead a fleet of ships into the unknown.
He’d refuse but for one thing. He is the lifeline for the human race. Prepared or not, briefed or not, he has no option but to go… and succeed.
About Judy Gill: Besides her forays into other genres, Judy Griffith Gill writes Romance, from sweet, to sensuous, to downright sexy, from futuristic to contemporary to fantasy. Among her recent releases are the Little Matchmaker series. Judy can be found on the web at judyggill.com. She also hangs out on Facebook, on Twitter, on Goodreads…and loves to hear from her readers.