The Crown of Anavrea -Each of the above will go through an extensive process of editing, rewriting, and expansion. The expansion part is where you, the readers, get involved. These stories live in you almost as much as me. Some of you have been at the beginning, reading each chapter as it appeared on Xanga or Blogger, others first encountered the Theodorics on the page with a paperback copy of The Crown of Anavrea. No matter how you encountered them, I want to offer you a chance to add to the story.
Running from the King of Anavrea, Labren final reached the end. Wounded, weary and ready to die, he surrenders to his injuries in a convenient forest and lays down to die. However, Eve has other plans for him. Risking her life and reputation to save him, she nurses him back to health. A man of honor, Labren acknowledges her sacrifice and offers her a marriage of protection. But can he protect her from his past?
The King of Anavrea - (Previously known as Ireic)
Ireic Theodoric, King of Anavrea, needs a wife. Choosing to protect his country, he pursues a political marriage with Sardmara's only princess. However, arriving for the wedding, he quickly discovers he has been misled. Lirth might be everything he wants and what his country needs, but she is definitely not what the nobles want. Taking a stand for his and his country's benefit, he marries her despite them all. Now that she is his, can he keep the decision from tearing apart his beloved country while he earns her love?
The Reward - (Previously known as Liam)
Liam Tremain served his country with valor, did great service to his Queen, and was honored and rewarded for his loyalty with a title and lands in the far north. Upon arriving to survey his newly acquired reward, he discovers the situation is nothing like what he had been told. The local midwife, a strong minded young woman with a house of mysterious children, is hiding more than she is willing to admit. Somehow her past intertwines with his future. Will Liam discover how before his loses his heart or she loses her life?
The Servant of Anavrea - (Previously known as Lora)
Seth Theodoric, a man of many names, doesn't know what to do with the foundling dropped on his doorstep in the middle of the night. He can't just turn her out without protection. However, life with him has never been safe. Manifesting hidden talents, Lora quickly becomes a valuable asset, integrating into his cover. Then the mission begins to fall apart. Can he fulfill his goals and still protect his team, especially the woman who is slowly stealing his heart?
One of the many changes to the books is going to be the inclusion of a new character, Eve's brother. I am working on including him or at least mentioning him in all four books. He needs a name and you get to name him. You also get the opportunity to win an autographed copy of the original The Crown of Anavrea to keep or give away.
MEET Eve's older brother -
Born seven years before Eve, he looks out for her as best he can. With blonde hair and green eyes, he looks like Eve's brother. Bronzed by years of hard work in the harsh sun (can't tell you what he has been doing, though), his powerful build makes up for the fact he doesn't quite reach six feet in height. Fiercely loyal and protective, he has spent his whole life working toward earning his freedom and then his sister's. Finally accomplishing his goals, he returns to find Eve gone, stolen away in the night by a stranger that no one can name. He immediately sets out to find her and free her from this newest form of slavery.
Rules of the Contest:
Here is how to participate:
1) Sign up to Follow this Blog (if you are already a follower, you can skip this step)
2) Comment on this post and tell me A) How you met the Theodorics B) Which of the above books you are most eager to read AND C) Your suggestion for Eve's new sibling's first and last name
3) Watch for the announcement of the WINNERS (Yes, you heard right. There will be TWO winners.)
First WINNER will be the one who suggests the name I choose.
Second WINNER will be randomly selected using random.org from those who enter the contest.
If none of the names strike my fancy (which I doubt will happen), I will select both winners with random.org.
Have fun, just comment before January 31st 2011!