Friday, October 23, 2015

New Relics of Camelot goodness

Hey everyone! It's been a bit since I posted and I wanted to try and get back in the rhythm of posting teasers and goodies from LEGENDARY, CLAIMING EXCALIBUR and the upcoming RELICS OF CAMELOT!

Since I have been absent, I wanted to do a little more than usual to make up for it. As usual, every week I post two or three lines from Relics on the Relics extra page on my main site. If you want to check them out Click Here! The clips that are put up there are totally different to what I put out everywhere else and can only be found on my site!

Also, for those who came to play in the Fall YASH you will have noticed............RELICS OF CAMELOT is up on Goodreads!!!!!! You can head over now and add it to your TBR lists :)
Here's the official "unofficial" blurb:
Making a devil’s bargain with a Fae queen is a dangerous thing.

Thrown back to the golden days of Camelot, the Destined One needs to find the object that will lead her and the Knights of the Round Table to the Grail of Power. But Aliana must also figure out and complete a mystery task before she can return to her own time. The consequences of revealing Camelot’s future to King Arthur or any member of the Round Table family could be devastating. She is forced to keep secrets, feeling more alone than ever, even with the support of new friends and allies. With the unwelcome knowledge of their looming deaths, will she be able to resist the temptation to save the people she loves?

The attentions of Sir Galahad and King Arthur are a delightful yet confusing distraction. Her feelings for Arthur—even this version of him who doesn’t know her—continue to grow. The sparking sensation she’d felt whenever she touched Sir Galahad is mysteriously missing, but she can’t deny a continued connection with the protective knight.

Weapons powerful enough to destroy even Excalibur surface along with a shadowy figure that even seems to have influence over Mordrid. The time of the eclipse grows ever closer and everything Aliana thought she knew will once again be tossed into question again as she continues on her Legendary quest.

The cover will be coming in the next few weeks so be on the lookout for the big reveal! I also have one last little goodie: King Arthur's bookmark for RELICS OF CAMELOT
And to go with it, a deleted scene that I put out during the YASH. In the very first pages of LEGENDARY we see that King Arthur is dying and his loyal knights are willing to do anything to save him, including asking the dangerous Fae Queen Titania for her help. Titania agrees to save them all, but for a price. As Arthur is falling under Titania’s spell these are his last thoughts before he succumbs to her power, and awaits the Destined One to call him back to life.

A cool touch, like fine silk, brushed my skin and the pain that ripped through my dying body vanished. My vision cleared and had I not been so injured, I would have pulled away at the sight of Queen Titania.
“Arthur Pendragon.” Her practiced, honeyed voice was laced with a faint ring of arrogant delight. “Do you want to live, Arthur Pendragon? To save the realms, to regain your life and find your happiness, will you do what is asked of you? If I save you, will you rise up and do what must be done to stop Mordrid and his evil?”
My anger burned brighter. I could feel the weakened strength of my Dragon blood rising. I wanted all those things more than my next breath. “Yes, my lady. I swear on my life I will not rest until Mordrid’s dead body lies at my feet.”
That bastard Wizard and Morgana have much to pay for. And I would be the one to see the debt fulfilled.
Her fingers trailed over my cheek. Those jewel eyes of hers filled with pleasure. “I have always had a fondness for you, dear king.”
More like my throne. It did not escape my notice that she only referred to me by my rightful title after agreeing to her demands.
I heard her ask a vow from my loyal brothers and fellow knights. Honorable men that they were, they agreed. I feared the danger they had placed themselves in; but I was too weak to do anything about it. I needed them. My physical pain may have been dulled, but the pain of failing my fallen brothers, my men, my people and my lost kingdom was nearly enough to end me as easily as another dagger in my side. All my life I had dedicated my every thought, every
deed to Camelot and her people. How could I have failed them, my family, and myself so miserably?
“Prepare yourselves.” The Fae queen’s magic surrounds us.
My muscles convulsed, and then strangely relaxed. How could the magic of a Queen I had only met once feel so familiar? Even if it was a fleeting recognition.
“Do you have the Grail of Power?”
I watched Merlin hand the Queen the coveted item as she and my men added their blood to mine in the ancient relic. I wanted to tell them not to give it to her. I had never trusted this particular Fae. Especially after her veiled attempt to worm her way into my kingdom. The gold of the Grail glinted under the rays of light streaming in from a shaft in the cavern Titania had brought us to. Apparently this was to be my tomb. I watched as blood poured from the magical object, forming the largest ruby I had ever seen.
Beyond the queen, I saw my men, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and Sir Merlin. Their guilt and sorrow seemed to be killing them as surely as their own wounds. But the guilt was mine. How had I failed to predict Mordrid’s actions, his plans? We had lost everything because of him.
Titania’s swaying copper curls, golden clothed body and the blood ruby hovering over me forced my attention to her and her sparking magic. “Arthur Pendragon, you are the once and future king. I command you to sleep until the one who is destined to awaken you seeks you out and calls for your aid.”
The magic consumed me, pulled my consciousness from my dying body. The Fae’s emerald eyes demand my acceptance. Then, without warning, they changed. Hard eyes softened. The smug Queen’s fine face morphed into a youthful, enthralling girl. Her smile was genuine and comforting, easing the ache in my soul. Her goodness surrounded us both like a glimmering golden net, ensnaring me.
I did not know who she was, but my heart jumped and screamed that I should know her. I could hear her soft laugh. Feel the brush of her pink lips on mine. Her voice calmed me as she whispered my name with such overwhelming emotion.
I felt myself submitting to the Fae’s magic, pulling me closer and yet further away from this ghostly girl. She had the purist, strongest heart and soul I had ever felt. I could not recall her name but I knew, beyond a doubt, she was dear to my heart, my soul.
She was my destiny. 

So............what do we think? I personally loved it :) Anywho....that's all for now. I hope these new little goodies tide you over until the next teaser comes along :)
BTW--Got more exciting news coming down the pike :D
<3 always LH