Unfortunately 2011 was a very rocky year for me, personally… but 2012 is looking wonderful. I now live in the middle of utter gorgeousness (the Colorado Rockies—I’ve always been a mountain girl at heart!) and I’m leading the life I always wanted. It’s funny how life works.
So I’m excited to tell you I have a new release out, and at just 99 cents! But keep reading to learn why it will be available for a limited time at some stores.
“Swords and Scimitars” is a prequel to Kismet’s Kiss and The Source of Magic. It’s a historical fantasy short story that tells of the origin of the sultanate of Kad.
Immortal twin brothers. One enchanted sword. A tragedy that propels them into legend.
The lives of well-born twins Kismet and Taso are easy and carefree—endless days of bedding women and fighting battles among the gods—until sorcery drives a wedge between them that slices deeper than flesh. Kismet has striven to be the ultimate warrior, but a mistake costs him his brother, his family, and his homeland.
He carves out a new life in the desert, rising to the command of a realm and an army, yet can’t escape his past. When two women beg for his aid against tyranny, he must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.
“Swords and Scimitars” is a 7,000-word short story (approximately 25 pages) about the immortal founders of verdant Teganne and desert Kad, two rival realms divided by magic—yet bound by blood, mistrust, and love.
Note: This short story is NOT a romance… at least not in the traditional sense. Heck, this is Kad, so you know things will be a bit unusual. :-)
Why “short time only”?
Because I’m likely to enroll “Swords and Scimitars” in the Amazon Select program, which requires exclusivity for at least 90 days. (Boo! Hiss!) So I wanted to make sure my loyal readers have an opportunity to buy it first, in whatever format they want, for a week.
To get a free sample or purchase this digital story for just 99 cents, head to the following retailers:
Yes, more… The Source of Magic is going to become an audiobook this year. Wheee! AudioLark, an audiobook publisher that specializes in romance, will be rolling The Source of Magic out to Audible and other distributors. The tentative release date is August 2012. Hooray for Alvarr and Jilian!
As for the future…
I’m working on a new short story (or possibly a longer novella) about Kismet’s brother, Taso, who founds Teganne. I want it to be out in the next couple of months.
Then it’s on to The Soul of Magic, the romance of Rokad and Princess Qiara. It takes place in time between The Source of Magic and Kismet’s Kiss, and in the realms of both Teganne and Kad.
After that…it’s on to Kuramos’s wives! (They’re seriously annoyed that it’s taking so long to get to them, but it’ll be worth it. :-) )
Oh, and somewhere in there will be The Ocean Between Us, another fantasy romance contest winner about a siren mermaid and her prince.
I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful winter. I am, from my wonderful hidey hole in the Rockies, and I hope to have several of the above stories available in 2012. I’m honored to share my fantasy worlds with you!