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Have you read this book? I highly recommend it, and if you love romantic fantasy, it’s a must-read.
The cover’s amazing, too, isn’t it? (The Book 2 cover – releases May 2020 -was just revealed and it’s gorgeous too.)
It’s day two of my book countdown to Halloween/#FallIntoBookLove celebration and giveaway.
THE ORCHID THRONE (Forgotten Empires Book 1)
In the Forgotten Empires magic is forbidden, dreams are destiny, and love is the greatest power of all…
A PRISONER OF FATE
As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Lia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…
A PRINCE AMONG MEN
Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Lia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?
This book is smart, sexy – smoldering, really – and so good! Lia and Conrí dance around their attraction, and the many masks they and Lia’s court wear.
There is magic afoot, and a secondary mage character adds a touch of comedy as well as a nod toward the existence of magic in a world where a murderous despot has done his best to eradicate its existence.
Really intriguing and delicious. Jeffe Kennedy is a beautiful writer; the world-building is fantastic; and the two main characters are direct opposites, yet manage to share some interesting ideas and traits. I truly enjoyed this book, and I encourage you to pick it up too!
Jeffe Kennedy @Amazon
The title was published by St. Martin’s Press. I listened to it thanks to a copy from Tantor media.
One paper copy and one audio copy from this post and from the Bobbi Dumas FB page post here (two chances if you comment both places – the drawing post is here); one paper copy and one audio copy from a weekly giveaway bundle I’ll be doing – so keep an eye out on my Facebook pages, Bobbi Dumas and The Romance of Reading (which is closed, but you can join) and one each as part of a bundle from my newsletter list.
In THE ORCHID THRONE, there’s a magic ring that plays a role in the story. To enter*, share an object you think it would be fun to make magical, and how you’d do that. (For instance, I think it would be fun to make a watch able to stop time for me, and no one else.)
*Entering means you’ll accept paper or audio. If you do not want audio, please include that in your comment. (“no audio please”) You’ll still be entered for the paper copy. Audio comes as a link that downloads MP3 files, easily transferred to an audio platform (e.g. iTunes).
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the paper copies and to Tantor Media for the audio!
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Happy Fall! xo
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