Thursday, December 13, 2012

Book Blurbs - Wren, Duty, and The King of Anavrea

Today I am going to give you a peek at the back cover blurbs of my three babies (books) on the brink of leaving the nest.


Tagline - A bounty hunter meets a denounced nobleman.

In her world, Wren Romany is as unconventional as they come. Born to a large, devout family and then forced out to fend on her own, she earns her living as a bounty hunter. As her second winter alone looms, she decides to stay in one place for the season. Seeking shelter, she offers her hunting skills in exchange.

Tourth Mynth, the master of the ruined fortress in the valley, needs help. His small household faces a hard winter. As son of a disenfranchised noble, he has plenty of space beneath his roof, but not much to eat. Wren’s offer seems a good fit.

Wren soon learns the residents of Iselyn need more help than simply meat on their table. The valley’s residents squirm beneath a harsh master. Unsolved murder and betrayal lurk in the Mynths’ not so distant past. And Tourth’s battle with his emotional scars from the recent civil war will determine the fate of the whole valley.


Tagline - Can she love the man she married?

Duty to King

Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war. When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of a noble who switched sides late in the conflict, he obeys. However, no one warned him that she wasn’t a typical noblewoman.

Duty to Others

Daughter of the late Lord Wisten, Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin. The villagers’ men rode off to war and never returned. The remaining women and children face a winter of starvation if they do not find a solution soon. Learning that her cousin sold her hand in marriage to save his life doesn’t come as a surprise. She is taken aback by Lord Irvaine’s unpolished ways. Was this man a noble or a foot soldier?

Duty to Each Other

Bound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future. They must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and court politics. Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other.  Failure could mean death.

The King of Anavrea

Tagline - A reluctant king, a blind queen, and a revolution.

Ireic Theodoric, King of Anavrea, constantly battles with his council over who will run the country. When the council insists on a treaty with Sardmara, he agrees. However, the treaty quickly becomes an arranged marriage. Ireic offers up himself for the sake of Anavrea. But after he signs, no princess appears.

Lirth Parnan, only daughter of the king of Sardmara, survives alone in a cold, damp tower room. Baron Tor kidnapped her in an attempt to control her father. No one came to claim her. She suspects her father considers her flawed beyond use in his political games. After five years of waiting, her hope of rescue wanes with her health.

After Ireic fights his way into Lirth’s tower, he realizes the depths of her father’s deception. Instead of being an answer to his problems, Lirth creates new ones. The council will not accept her as queen, but he has sworn an oath that he will marry her. His choice could cost him his throne, perhaps his life.

Do they grab you?
Which one grabs you most?


Anonymous said...

The King of Anavrea sounds the most fascinating. *wink*

They all sound good, though. :-)


Literaturelady said...

They all grabbed me, but I'm especially excited about Duty and the King of Anavrea because I've never read those before! (I followed Wren on the Romany Epistles blog). I am really looking forward to the release dates. Keep up the good work!


Ahrian Pruitt said...

I've been waiting for King of Anavrea so I am super excited about it but Duty looked just as interesting. Can't wait to read them all!

Shanna Hatfield said...

Can't wait to read The King of Anavrea!

Rachel Rossano said...

Thank you, everyone. :)

The closer "The King of Anavrea" gets to completion, the more I discover that it has quite a following. :) I sent the beta readers the reworked manuscript. I am bit scared about what they will think of it. :)

Brittany, Thanks for following this one all the way through the process. :)

Literaturelady, I will be sharing the details (book covers, release dates, etc.) as soon as I can. :) I am eager to get them published. :)

Ahrian Pruitt, I am so thankful for your faithfulness. I am hoping to be able to reward it with a book release this year. :)

Shanna Hatfield, soon, I hope it will be very soon. :)