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Novels of Rhynan Series


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, he obeys. However, no one warned him that she wasn’t a typical noblewoman.

Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin. The men rode off to war and never returned. The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon. When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage to save his life, she isn’t surprised. However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine’s unpolished ways. Was this man a noble or a foot soldier?

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


Dentin (Simon Cordale, Earl of Dentin) dreads the task he is honor bound to fulfill. Retrieving an orphan boy from the arms of his loving adopted family is not a pleasant task. The fact the boy's adopted father is Tomas Dyrease, Earl of Irvaine, makes the task infinitely worse. Dentin counts Tomas as a friend, the only one he has managed to keep since becoming Securer of the Realm. Can their friendship survive this?

Lady Elsa Reeve, daughter of a impoverished baron, is not interested in marriage. Well, she has no objection to the estate and does hope to marry someday, but not to any of the prospects being forced on her. Her brother intends she should marry a cold young man who belongs to a rich family who will pay her brother's debts. Her mother is set on Elsa marrying a titled man of means so that the family can maintain or gain status and security. Elsa intends to avoid them all for as long as she can.

Elsa finds an unlikely champion in the most disliked man in Rhynan, the Earl of Dentin, but he has ulterior motives. He wants her help in uncovering a plot against the crown.

Other proposed books in the series 
(3) Faith, (4) untitled Darnay's Story, (5) Loyalty, (anthology) Making of a Man: the Molding of Lord Dentin

The Theodoric Saga

The Crown of Anavrea (Book One)

In a time when castles were the a place where combat was face to face...Labren was on the run. He hid his true name and he admitted it freely. 

In a time when slavery was a place where kings were all-powerful...Eve, a slave, appeared in the right place at the right time. 

Eve saved his life. In return, he offered her the opportunity of freedom. She did not know what would happen to her if she chose to accept his proposal, but she did know the consequences of rejecting it.

The King of Anavrea (Book Two)

Ireic Theodoric, King of Anavrea, doesn't want the crown, the responsibility, or the pressure. As second son, he hadn't planned on taking the throne. Now that he holds the reins of the country, though, he is determined to do right by his country and people. In an effort to hold a powerful enemy at bay, he agrees to marry the only daughter of the King of Sardmara. But after the agreement is signed, he discovers his bride is missing.

Lirth has spent years in a tower prayerfully waiting for someone to rescue her. Her hope waning with her health, she fears she will not survive to see freedom again. Then a stranger appears, a man from a country she learned about during her childhood. He claims that they are engaged to be married, but she doubts that will last when he discovers the truth. She is blind.

Trapped by his promise, Ireic struggles to reconcile his honor and his duty. 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.

The Reward of Anavrea (Book Three)

As a rewarded for his part in saving the Queen of Anavrea, Liam Tremain received a title and a crown. He arrives at his new home to find Ashwyn Vargar empty and barred against him. A neighboring noble has pressed his vassals into labor while Liam's fields stand ripe and unharvested. In an effort to avoid storming his own gates, Liam follows a young boy to the keeper of the keys. But the obtaining of the keys from a mysterious woman in the woods leaves him with more questions than answers.

Jayne Alain doesn't trust men and those with power least of all. Her father claimed she was base-born and treated her as such. As the local midwife, she knows the intimate secrets of most of the villagers, but the ones that horrify her most are those of her own father. Only her faith in the Kurios has kept her strong for the children's sake, a constant challenge in their drastically changing world.

Liam Tremain suspects Jayne holds secrets to exactly who should be the real Baron of Ashwyn, but she refuses to speak of them. It will take time to earn her trust, but he might not have enough. There are Rhynan raiders on the border. A greedy baron lurks over the eastern border of Ashwyn eager to claim Liam's new title and land from beneath his feet.

The Servant of Anavrea (Book Four)

Blurb to come.

Stand Alone Works

Wren: A Romany Epistle
(Part of a series, each book is written by a different author.)

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 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.

The Mercenary's Marriage

Trained as a mercenary soldier, Darius was a man of decisive action. He was also a man of compassion. Seeing a young slave woman about to become the spoils of war, he claimed her for his own. Marrying her before God and king, he made her a free and respectable soldier's wife. 

Brice was born a slave. Abused and beaten, she learned quickly to avoid being noticed and to stay away from men. When her master's walls fell to enemy forces, she ran, but not fast enough. In Darius' offer she found deliverance, but experience had taught her to fear power such as his. Could she trust in his protection, or had she traded one form of slavery for another?

Word and Deed
(a short story loosely set in the medieval era)

Death or an arranged marriage, Verity refuses to accept the choices.

Verity Favian's father dies unexpectedly. Her half-brother, Verdon, lays claim to all their father left behind: title, castle, and her. Verdon cannot touch the land set aside for her dowry so he offers her hand for sale to the highest bidder. Lord Silvanticus, a man renowned for his military power and close ties to the king, makes the winning bid. Despite the rumors of Silvanticus' madness and cruelty, Verdon accepts.

Verdon locks her away in a tower. She is not sure if he seeks to prevent her from fleeing the marriage or spreading the truth only she seems willing to speak: Verdon killed their father. Either way, her time is running out.

(a science fiction short story)

Isolated on a distant planet, she is incarcerated for a crime she doesn't recall. She has no name, no idea where she came from, or why she is injected with drugs daily to hold these vital facts from her grasp. Despite small rebellions, she wastes away, worn and losing hope of ever being whole again.

Then he arrives. Claiming to hold the answers burned daily from her brain, he offers her a way out. But at what cost?

Happy Reading!


Autumn said...

I have enjoyed your short stories and LOVE that they (the ones I have read) are clean romantic reads. I'm wondering when the rest of the Theodoric Sagas are coming. I see they are in the works but there is no date of when they will be available. I'll be waiting. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Rachel Rossano said...

Hi Autumn! I am delighted you enjoyed my short stories. I am actively editing the next book in the Theodoric Saga ("The King of Anavrea") right now. I still don't have a release date yet, but I have high hopes for a 2013 release.