Heart of Stone has just been re-released, today in fact, and this will be the third time this book has been added to my catalogue. I’m hoping this is the final home for it, too. New Dawning Book Fair has been a very good publisher for me, and when I terminated contracts back in January for four of my titles, I was wondering if that would mean these stories would never be seen again.
Randall Stone is the hero of this one, a man who served his country, and disobeyed an order that would have left a member of his team to die. He went back, and was dishonourably discharged for the offense of disobeying a direct order. However, you don’t train a soldier only to dismiss him, so he’s become a covert operations specialist, and a mercenary who often works for the government who dismissed him publicly.
I’ve had quite a few reviews of this book, and all but one have been good. I tell people they have to be prepared for an off-camera rape scene, but apart from that, it’s pretty straightforward action/adventure romance. I’m glad to have it back, and with another of Kayden McLeod’s stunning covers.
So, have a look, and the other book that’s been re-edited for new release is Pirates, and I am having a super contest to celebrate that one, all the details are here: http://fantasy-pages.blogspot.com/2013/10/pirates-denysebridger-giveaway.html
HEART OF STONE
Randall Stone is the stuff of heroes, a mercenary given a dishonorable discharge from the army he has served with his life. Refusal to obey orders in favor of saving a team member’s life put a premature end to Stone’s illustrious career. But, the government is still interested in using the skills they've taught Major Rand Stone, and he continues to work as a freelance trouble shooter with his hand-picked team.
A playboy who enjoys women and his freedom, Stone shocks everyone when he falls in love with an unlikely woman. When an old enemy surfaces from Stone’s past, taking the one thing Randall will not lose, a deadly hunt begins. Robin Bourne is declared dead, killed in a car crash while Stone was on a mission – but in his soul, he knows she’s alive, and the mission ahead of him now is intensely personal. Backed with his team, Stone relentlessly pursues the old friend who’s dared to go after him by taking the woman he loves.
Formerly called ROGUES, revised and reedited
New Dawning International Book Fair
Genre: Adventure Fantasy/Romance (mildly erotic)
Cover by: Kayden McLeod
Three stories, one kind of hero, pirates anyone? Includes the short stories Angel-Fire, Storm-Singer, and The Phantom’s Lair… Historical adventure, and the darker mystery of an ageless vampire who keeps a witch at his side, his protector and his lover through eternity...
Angel-Fire: A short intro to the world of Captain Jack Stanton, an honourable man with a tarnished reputation. Stranded in Nassau, caught up in a pleasant interlude with a barmaid, Jack has a vision that will lead him to his past and his future, if he can survive to get back Tortuga to discover what it all means…
Storm-Singer: The Isle of Nyx has become the dread of all sailors who must dare the waters surrounding the mythical island. Local legends say a vampire prince resides in the ancient castle that can be seen from the harbor of the island. At his side is a powerful sorceress whose song can control and summon storms.
In a desperate attempt to end the eternal threat looming over them, the people of the Aurora Islands sacrifice their greatest treasure, the princess Sarita, entrusting her with the task of seducing and destroying the dark prince who has been plundering their wealth and their people for centuries?
The Phantom’s Lair: Upon her arrival in the pirate port of Tortuga where her father is acting as Governor, Katheryn Hollinsworth is determined to choose her own path, and follow her heart wherever it may take her. On the streets of Puerta de la Plata, she encounters the mythical buccaneer known as The Phantom, and very quickly loses her heart to the handsome rogue.
Jack Stanton is a man who has never fully come to terms with his past, and in the Governor's pretty daughter he finds a most unlikely champion. But when his past threatens her life, and any chance of a respectable future, The Phantom must face the demons of his past, and accept the dictates of his own reawakened heart...