Shhh… don’t tell on me. I’m supposed to be editing, but instead, I’m getting excited to share my latest release with you.
After two long years away from historicals, I’m so thrilled to be returning to the genre I love. A few years ago, I considered giving Malcom MacKinnon a very short novella because I thought he’d be pleased with that. But I’m sure you’ve heard the Muse can be particularly insistent at times (and even annoying). So I tried to pair Malcom with Sorcha, and nope, he wasn’t having it. Finally, he showed me exactly who he wanted, and took me to a great new world. The Daughters of Avalon series begins with The King’s Favorite, due to be released June 26th, 2018. (Nook readers stay tuned for some special news!)
I’m so excited about this new series for many reasons. For one, if you love that rich historical detail that’s such an intricate part of the Guardians series, you will love this one even more. I will take you deep into the anarchy of King Stephen. It’s an amazing time to tell a story within, because so much happened during this twenty-year period in British history. But history isn’t the only thing I’ve infused into this story. Magic and lore are such a huge part of the history of the British Isles, and the Daughters of Avalon will bring some of the richest legends to life.
But this is not the first book I ever wrote in that era and it pleases me so much to be revisiting old characters from my novels. For those of you who have read and loved Once Upon a Kiss, we’ll be meeting Dominique Beauchamp a good five years before her betrothal to The Black Dragon ever takes place. And I’m giving you a sneak peek of the events that led to their story.
In total, the Daughters of Avalon series will comprise at least 5 novels. Each of the 5 Ewyas sisters, Elspeth, Rhiannon, Seren, Rose and Arwyn, will get to tell their tales, in a very rich historical backdrop that will make you believe in magic and witches and make you pull for them as they battle the ever-growing evil that is their mother. I won’t tell you more than that, but if you thought that Dominique’s brother William was evil, or if you thought Malcom’s grandfather, FitzSimon was terrible, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
I’ll be unveiling Rose’s and Rhiannon’s covers later this week. And in the meantime, what do you think about The King’s Favorite?
¸.· ´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·’* Tanya