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Her magic seduced him, but her heart claimed his soul.
King Basil of Lysban stands no chance against the circumstances. He’d closed his heart off nearly twenty years ago due to a tragic event, a decision that endangers his kingdom from ever finding a Queen. The Institute, an organization controlling legalized prostitution, decides to take matters into their own hands and teach King Basil that his heart hasn’t forgotten how to feel passion. They gift him with Opal, A Jewel of the Kingdom. She’s a magically enhanced woman trained in all forms of intimate persuasion and given to Basil to remind him he is a man beneath all his emotional armor. It has the desired effect so much so that Basil and Opal break the most important of the Institute’s laws – don’t fall in love with your assignment. They expected it from Basil due to the enhancements, but not from Opal who is trained to resist and this sets off a chain of events that can’t be stopped…or so they think. Will love prevail?
From Alice Wade
I truly appreciate your expert support for your editorial services for my third novel, A Jewel of the Kingdom. I very much enjoyed your personable approach and keen eye for catching all the little things that authors typically overlook. Not only did you provide spot on copy editing, but your ability to professionally offer content suggestions far exceeded my expectations – both in quality and delivery time.
I am honored to have you associated with the finished product and look forward to working with you on my many other novels that I intend to publish.
Published author of Flame Thrower and Talon
The Arrow, by Alice Wade
The Elven Prince Antien never chased after anything – ever. But when his betrothed ran the night he formally proposed, it was just too much for him to endure. Naerdiel enjoyed her self induced exile long enough to know she’d made a mistake but was too proud to go back. She would not be forced into a life she didn’t want, so she stubbornly resisted the urge to stand at Antien’s side or lie in his bed. It was a massive sacrifice to make, yet one she knew was necessary.
When he finally found her living in poverty on the outskirts of human lands, his attempts to woo her back fail miserably. It will take a tragic act to finally break through to her.
But was it enough to win her heart back?
Brunnhilde, a Valkyrie, searches for an understanding of mortal love and hopes someday to experience it.
While Brunnhilde goes about her quest, a secondary story involves a struggle to possess and control the magical horde of gold known as the Rhinegold, now transformed into quantum electronic devices of immense power. The god Wotan contends with two aliens in a three-way scrum.
This ancient myth is now told as a sci-fi tale with aliens replacing the fantasy creatures. Beautiful goddesses, magical gold quantum electronics, aliens, a murderous god, great heroes: what more could a reader want?
A note from Hank -
One of the annoying, but necessary problems, with writing books is finding a competent, affordable editor to work on your manuscript. I’ve used a number of editors and found them all wanting. Cheap ones don’t find very many problems, expensive ones are unaffordable.
Fortunately, Nanci Arvizu started an editing business. I’ve known Nanci for a number of years and have worked on many projects with her in the past. When she told me she was going into editing, I sent my next manuscript. Nanci’s editing far exceeded my expectations. She found typos naturally, but she also pointed out problems with my plot logic and identified character issues.
I couldn’t ask for a better job, and Nanci is now my go-to editor.
For over three thousand years the dragons, human and elves have been waiting for the Dragon Prophecy. All three races have endured years of declining cultures when the five Lore Masters: Air, Wind, Earth, Fire and Maelstrom were destroyed in a vicious war amongst the elves. To keep the races from becoming extinct, the Land, which is a sentient being and their creator, created one last hope as their salvation.
Now the long awaited Dragon Prophecy is upon them and the Elven Nation has been preparing. This prophecy foretold the rebirth of the Lore Masters through the union of a human and a dragon. Telperiën, the Lore Master of Fire is the first to emerge and she is destined to marry the most powerful Elven Prince. This marriage will ultimately create and deliver the Lore Masters for Earth and Water, but only after she accepts her new life and lets go of her human ways.
The ultimate goal is to heal the wound left behind when the Lore Masters were destroyed. They are the only ones who can provide the Land what She needs to stay alive and in turn fuel the world around Her with the life-force. If the Land fades completely, all will be lost.
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