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Monday, 28 November 2016

Cover reveal: THE WHISPERING WIND

I have been 'rebranding' my historical romance covers in an effort to make them more atmospheric, moody and sensual. 

The Kingdom Mercia has been redone, and I've just sent The Kingdom of the East Angles off to the designer as well.

Here's the new cover for THE WHISPERING WIND - the first book in my new series: The Kingdom of Northumbria. It's just back from the designer - what do you think?

THE WHISPERING WIND
Book #1: The Kingdom of Northumbria
(Due for release in early 2017)

He is her savior.
She is his salvation.

The day Leofric finds a young woman washed up on a windswept shore his life changes forever. 

A monk upon the island of Lindisfarne, Leofric is living in exile after shaming his family. The girl he saves is Aelfwyn. Once handmaid to a queen, she is now fleeing from a cruel king.

Thrown together by circumstance, Aelfwyn and Leofric escape the north and begin again—only neither is prepared for the bond that builds between them. He helps her heal, while she gives him a chance at redemption.

All too soon, the outside world puts their fragile happiness together at risk. Eventually, they understand that in order to escape their past, they must face it.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Update on THE WHISPERING WIND

I'm well into the first draft of  THE WHISPERING WIND (Book #1 The Kingdom of Northumbria) now - around 60% through. The novel is steaming along and I'm really excited about it.

The new cover is at the designer so I will be able to reveal it soon!

THE WHISPERING WIND is the tale of Aelfwyn and Leofric. She's a handmaid to a queen and he's the disgraced son of an ealdorman. Their paths cross on a windswept beach and are then entwined.

He is her savior
She is his salvation

Here's how I envision Aelfwyn.

Innocent and gentle-hearted, and handmaid
to the Queen of Northumbria, Aelfwyn soon
 learns that if she wants to survive, she'll need
 to face life's harsh realities.






















Here's how I see Leofric.

Cocky and reckless, Leofric has spent his life
pleasing himself - until a thoughtless comment
 sees him exiled to Lindisfarne Island, and 
life as a monk.






















The story brings two very different characters together - a selfish young man and a sheltered young woman who are ultimately meant for each other. This romance is about the redemptive power of love. It can heal us, strengthen us - and redeem us.

More details on THE WHISPERING WIND coming soon - including details about the novel's various locations: Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, Whitby, Lincoln and York (which all had very different names in Anglo-Saxon times).


Thursday, 3 November 2016

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