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I finally did it.
Some Enchanted Season finally has the kind of cover contemporary romance readers love, and I’ll admit it, it’s the cover that sexy and surly Rusty Rivers deserves.
And now I’m sorry I waited so long!
With no further ado, meet Rusty.
“As I read the last page of this book, I was very moved by the message within.
Overcome. Never give up. Don’t let others stand in your way.
It was something I’ve been needing to be reminded of.”
~ Tara Chevrestt, Author and Reviewer
Are you ready for some football?
Then you’re ready for Some Enchanted Season.
Kevyn Llewellyn needs a god.
She must have exactly the right model to illustrate the cover of Darius: Warrior-God of the Gray Planet, or she’ll lose the contract for the rest of the series. When she sees him—none other than NFL football player Rusty Rivers—she does the absolutely logical thing: she kidnaps him. Or rescues him… it depends on whom you’re asking.
Rusty Rivers is no god.
He’s the kind of guy who’s squandered every opportunity from the Redskins to the Cardinals, while Kevyn’s had to fight for every chance to prove herself as a cover artist for fantasy novels. His struggles have been broadcast across the sports pages, while she keeps hers buried deep. They’re as different as meteor and moonbeam, with nothing apparent in common.
In this doomed, yet enchanted, football season, dare they hope something magical can happen that will last forever?
Some Enchanted Season: A Football Romance is waiting for your reading pleasure at Amazon, and available for KU subscribers.
Okay, so the cover release was actually at the end of 2015, but I never showed it here and now I want to because it is so awesome. Share the awe!
What can we discern from this cover?
Well, yes, that stormy sea is significant. Because on the other side of that tempest is Ireland, and Persephone’s quest lures her there. Did I say lures? I did. Expect more trouble for her there. Because even though, “In England it is said, the Furys have a gift of pleasing kings…
“In Ireland ’tis said, never trust a Fury.”
Persephone Fury is about to discover why, and that the Irish have long memories.
And of course, the looming visage of Vespasian Wyllt is an even bigger and more compelling part of this book, but if you don’t know why yet, I’m not telling you. Go. Read This Crumbling Pageant and get up to speed!
And finally, and perhaps most obviously… who are the dead who shall live?
And what price will Persephone pay for her part in it?
Because still and always, she is the Dark daughter, the one they can no longer hide…
We do not have a release date. You’ll know as soon as we do, and also, when it is available for pre-order. But for now, you can add The Dead Shall Live to your Goodreads reading lists! You can sign up for the newsletter! You can check out the blog and news at The Fury Triad site. And you can know that my publisher and I are absolutely thrilled that this new book truly rocks the casbah, as only Persephone Fury can!
The Golden Quill is sponsored by Desert Rose RWA in the greater Phoenix area of Arizona. They are a fabulous group of writers who sponsor a bi-annual writing conference that is worth every penny, if you’re able to attend. In alternating years, they sponsor highly-regarded competitions, one for published authors and one for unpublished.
I don’t have the details of the unpublished judging process, but according to Sandy Wright, this year’s Golden Quill chairman, “Golden Quill is judged entirely by readers and librarians. You should be proud! ”
Am I ever! Thank you to all those who worked hard to make the competition happen. I know how much work goes into these kinds of things. Thank you especially to those of you who read and enjoyed my book enough to result in it winning this award.
It now hangs on my wall!
March was an awesome, fun month.
This Crumbling Pageant hit #1!
It hit #2 in Romantic Fantasy.
It hit #3 in Historical Fantasy.
It’s got readers in Australia, New Zealand and England. In Germany, Portugal and France. In the US, Canada, and Mexico, and beyond.
And then this happened.
What happens next?
Right now I’m working as Dallas Liaison for the Dallas RT Booksellers Convention. So much work goes into putting on that event, as I found out as one of the hosts of the Saints of Suspense Party last year in New Orleans. and I’m honored that Kathryn Falk included me in the fun this year!
The convention will be in Dallas from May 12-17.
Also, there will be a Giant Book Fair on May 16th! Some of the biggest names in publishing will be there to sell and autograph books, and it’s open to the public for a small fee payable that day at the event at the Hyatt Regency. I’ll be in YA Alley autographing This Crumbling Pageant and other books.
If you’re there, find me, say hello, and we can exchange phones for selfies together!
This past six months has been a wonderful time of travel and appearances and meeting fascinating new people as I promote my dark, epic fantasy, This Crumbling Pageant.
Available in hardcover, trade and digital!
Also, if you prefer independent bookstores, it should be available at any of these stores and still as easy as a download!
This Crumbling Pageant
Persephone Fury is the Dark daughter, the one they hide.
England, 1811. Few are aware of a hidden magical England, a people not ruled by poor mad George, but the dying King Pellinore of the House of Pendragon.
The Furys are known for their music, their magic, and their historic role as kingmakers. When Fury ambitions demand a political marriage, Persephone is drugged and presented to Society–
Only to be abducted from the man she loves by the man she loathes.
But devious and ruthless, Persephone must defy ancient prophecy, embrace her Dark magic, and seize her own fate.
Be swept away into the first book of a dark fantasy series combining swashbuckling adventure, heart-pounding romance, and plot-twisting suspense.
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Cover designed by the fabulous Kim Killion.
Book published by the fabulous Story Spring Publishing.