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Thursday, 23 March 2017



Ice Dragon Tales
bu Hurri Cosmo
M/M Romance/Fantasy

Prince Joron of Blade Rain was kissed by a man he had no idea was King Aric of Claymoor Doom. Of course King Aric had no idea the one he kissed was even a man since Joron was dressed as a woman. Disguised to escape the newly crowned king of Blade Rain who just happens to be Joron's brother, Joron is swept off his feet by Aric when he is rescued by him from an assault. Aric is also swept off his feet by the beauty of the "woman" and that one amazing kiss. Aric, who is led to believe the beautiful woman he kissed is actually the princess, immediately goes to the king of Blade Rain and offers for the princess’s hand in marriage and his offer is accepted. Unfortunately, King Aric is now betrothed to Liarta, Joron’s sister. But an emergency has King Aric racing home without finding out the mistake he has made and now Joron must ride to Claymoor Doom to renegotiate the offer since Liarta is in love with someone else and does not want to marry King Aric.

Imagine Aric’s surprise when he discovers the Prince is the one he thought was the Princess! So Aric does the only thing he can think of. He will release Liarta from her obligation of marriage, but only if Joron takes her place... in the marriage bed.

Book 1: The Servant Prince

Prince Joron of Blade Rain was kissed by a man he had no idea was King Aric of Claymoor Doom. Of course King Aric had no idea the one he kissed was even a man since Joron was dressed as a woman. Disguised to escape the newly crowned king of Blade Rain who just happens to be Joron's brother, Joron is swept off his feet by Aric when he is rescued by him from an assault. Aric is also swept off his feet by the beauty of the "woman" and that one amazing kiss. Aric, who is led to believe the beautiful woman he kissed is actually the princess, immediately goes to the king of Blade Rain and offers for the princess’s hand in marriage and his offer is accepted. Unfortunately, King Aric is now betrothed to Liarta, Joron’s sister. But an emergency has King Aric racing home without finding out the mistake he has made and now Joron must ride to Claymoor Doom to renegotiate the offer since Liarta is in love with someone else and does not want to marry King Aric.

Imagine Aric’s surprise when he discovers the Prince is the one he thought was the Princess! So Aric does the only thing he can think of. He will release Liarta from her obligation of marriage, but only if Joron takes her place... in the marriage bed.

Book 2: The Servant King

Things are going well for King Aric. He had Joron safely hidden away. Diagus, although a continuing threat to Joron, had left his castle empty handed, and the Cetin Gang was headed for his dungeons. He should be thrilled but – something was not right. He could feel it.

Sure enough, when he returns to Claymoor castle, he finds Joron has been kidnapped and he must ride immediately to rescue him. And knowing the culprit, it was not going to be an easy task. However, Aric has a trump card; a letter from a dead king. Seemingly nonsensical at first, it now points a finger directly at a murderer and Aric is convinced Joron is next. Somehow he has to find him and get Joron back into his protective arms before it’s too late.

Unfortunately, there are other huge pitfalls just waiting in the shadows. It turns out Joron is the true king of Blade Rain and Aric's long dead wife miraculously returns to claim Aric as her own. Between all the lies, murders, and life altering revelations, is there hope for these two at all?

Book 3: The Servant Crown

King Diagus of Blade Rain is in a bind. He is duty bound to produce a royal heir and the only way he knows that can happen is if he beds a woman. Definitely not his idea of Happily Ever After. In fact, far from it. Except instead of walking down the aisle with the princess he has arranged to marry, Diagus is off in the wilds of Claymoor Doom. But there’s a good reason. Rumor had it there was someone near Gray Valley with Diagus’s stark blue eyes. A possible relative and therefore an heir? Was there a chance he might not have to marry a woman, after all?  Regrettably, Diagus finds no one matching the rumor’s description. What he does find is a heinous, black magic plot for murder and Diagus is the next on the list.

Tama’s pregnant sister claimed to be carrying the child of a king. Not just any king. The mighty king of Blade Rain. She was determined to get out of the very poor house of Hilman and into the lap of luxury. But fate had its own agenda. Sadly, Tama must raise his nephew all by himself after his sister unexpectedly dies in childbirth. It’s not a problem, though. He loves Aydin as he loved his sister – with all his heart.

However, Tama’s lazy and abusive father, Beourn, is angry and extremely disappointed. Being the grandfather of a crown prince, he was looking forward to moving to the castle and living a life of extravagance. With his daughter’s death, that was no longer possible. So, he does the unthinkable. He kidnaps Aydin with the intent of selling him to the rich and powerful king. Tama is stunned he would do such a thing and chases after Beourn to rescue Aydin.

But he doesn’t get far before he is confronted with a beautiful man being viciously attacked. Of course Tama has to help. If he doesn’t the man will surely die. Except Tama quickly learns the man is far more than just someone in trouble. In fact, the man is a king and will change Tama’s life. Forever.


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EXCERPT TWO
THE SERVANT KING

Joron quickly walked to the door and opened it. He looked around, making sure there was no one else with him.

“Don’t worry, my prince. I’m alone.” Kinnabe turned and shut the door behind him. “I have bad news. I’m sorry, but the medicine you were sent with for Kalen last night was not the right medicine.” He handed him another bottle full of a brown liquid. “This is what you should have taken.”

“What? What is it that I gave Hawklin?”

“Don’t worry, it won’t hurt her. It’s a simple headache remedy, but it won’t help either. Someone will have to go all the way to Ghost Pines Parish to bring this to them.”

“How did this happen?”

“We were in a hurry… I grabbed… I’m sorry. I’ll…I’ll go…” Kinnabe looked down to his feet.

“No, no. We’ve been through this countless times, Kinnabe. It has to be me, only me.” Joron put his hand on Kinnabe’s shoulder. “Fear not, it’s fine. Mistakes happen. I am glad what we did give them won’t hurt Kalen. The only problem now is that it looks like I’m being watched.”

“Watched?”

“Diagus. He had me followed last night. I believe. At the very least, he knew I was gone and he will watch for me now.”

“You fear not, brother.” Liarta snaked her arm around her brother’s waist. “I believe there is a remedy.”

“What?”

“You are very beautiful, Joron. I can dress you up as a woman and you could fool everyone. You can come and go as you want and no one will ever know who you are.”

Joron laughed. “Me? A woman? Hilarious.”

“You think I’m jesting? I’m not. Joron, if it weren’t for the way you dress, I think you would be mistaken for a woman all the time.”

Joron cringed. “That’s not good to hear.” Kinnabe was laughing under his breath. Joron turned on him, blinking back his sudden anger. “I am not amused, Kinnabe.” Kinnabe tried hard to smother the sounds, wiping tears from his eyes.

“Trust me, Joron,” his sister pressed her point. “You could easily pass as a woman if you have a gown on and we do your hair a little different. I could put rouge on your cheeks and redden your lips, so even up close you would never be questioned.”

“I don’t think…”

“Prince Joron, let me deliver the medicine this time,” Kinnabe pleaded again. “It’s too big of a risk for you now that your brother is home. If you’re found out…”

“You cannot. If you’re caught, you’ll be executed. You would be labeled a thief first and probably charged with treason as well. You wouldn’t even be given a trial, and being attached to me would hurt more than help. I have to be the one to go. We’ve always known that, right from when we started doing all of this.”

“Joron, this is a good idea,” his sister tried again. “If you don’t approve when I’m finished, I’ll never mention it again.”

Joron looked at her, seeing her persistent expression. Being disguised as a woman would protect him from his brother. Diagus wasn’t interested in women at all. And it was also very important Kalen had the right medicine. He had no other real choices.

He hung his head in defeat. “All right. I’ll try it. But I will hold you to your word. If I don’t like it or I think it won’t work, I won’t do it and you will not talk about it again. Understand?”



About the Author:

 live in Minnesota where I holds tight to the idea that here, where it’s cold a good part of the year, I won’t age as fast. Yep, I avoid the truth as much as I avoid mirrors. But one of the reasons I love writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, I doesn’t mind “real life” and I do try to at least keep it in mind when I write my stories, but I truly love creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason I love reading this genre, too. Give me a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and my computer, whether I am reading or writing, and I will entertain myself for hours. The fact I actually get paid to do it, is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.


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1 comments:

Emily H said...

Thank you for posting