Sunday, June 30, 2013

Meet my Mordrid

It’s weakened! For the first time in centuries I can feel the barrier thinning. She must be there- my escape--my queen. I am so close to having my revenge! I can feel her, her strength is unbelievable--a sirens call. Her emerald eyes have haunted me since the first I saw her. She will be mine! My Destined One! 

Photo courtesy Showtime pinterest page 

Since Legendary is so new I thought it would be a good idea to give some introductions to the characters.
As I was writing Legendary I realized I wanted to be able to give readers a better feel for the characters without having to write from many different POV's. My solution: Thoughts from the characters at the beginning of each chapter. 
Above is your first look at one of our villains Mordrid. Darkly beautiful, but so evilly flawed, his very presence will send chills of dread down your spine.

If you would like to see a fuller profile you can head over to my website Legendary Saga and check out his full profile as well as samples of Legendary.

I hope to see you there! Laters,
L.H. Nicole

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Legendary (Legendary Saga book #1)

Hi y'all!
Since I am so new to blogger I thought it would be good to tell you a little bit about myself and, of course, my book Legendary!

Legendary is the first of my new Upper YA/ New Adult fantasy romance saga breathing new life and twists into the story and characters know throughout the world, creating a realm of fantasy and adventure in modern time picking up where the Arthurian legend leaves off. 

Hidden in the mountains of Avalon, King Arthur awaits the Destined One to call him back to life and battle evil once more. Ancient evils have returned, threatening the peace of the seven realms.

Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world with her parents, growing up on the stories of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the violent death of her parents, Aliana spent the next two years hiding behind her camera and in her photo-art. Yet she finds herself thrown into the one adventure she never dreamt could come true. Avalon, King Arthur, Dragons and the Knights of the Round Table. But everything she thought she knew about the Arthurian legends is nothing close to the truth.

Caught between her intense feelings for the noble Sir Galahad and her growing friendship to King Arthur, Aliana will have to lead the knights on an epic adventure across the seven realms to reclaim all they have lost and defeat Mordrid for good.

Yet Mordrid has plans for Aliana, and her powers, that even his greatest ally, Morgana LeFay, knows nothing about.

Along with her plucky guardian dragon, Daggerhorne, Aliana will discover the meaning of friendship, bravery, loyalty, true love and forgiveness. But can she do it all in time to save the realms from Mordrid's impending Armageddon?

So all in all Aliana has to deal with daunting tasks: the violent death of her parents, heartbreaking family secrets, monsters and dragons, mystical creatures (good and bad), learn to wield magic, discover life altering love and betrayal and characters who are not all they appear to be. 

Now that you know more about Legendary let me tell you how I got inspired to write it. My favorite story growing up was always a toss up between King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and Robin Hood.

And I have currently fed my love of King Arthur by creating my new series based on the many legends of Arthur and his men. But Legendary is no retelling, that's been done so many times and I'm over it..... no Legendary is a continuation of the legends based around one of the best know lines of Arthurian lore: "The Once and Future King". So, as you can guess, Legendary picks up where the legends left off- with several of my own twists on the classic stories (come on now, we all know there was things we would have loved to be different!;P)

All that being said one of the biggest inspirations for me was BBC"s show Merlin. For those who know the show you know it was set back in the past, Arthur's and Merlin's beginning, and ended like all Arthurian tales do. Now my version has a few (kinds major) twists on the classic stories-see my rant above- but I still can't wait for another merlin fan to get a hold of my book because I really want to know what a Merlin fan would think.

So there it is, a bit about my book and me. Legendary is now up on goodreads so check it out if you have a moment!

Talk to y'all later!
L.H. Nicole