New Release–Serpent by Kathryn Le Veque…

I’m happy to share Kathryn’s newest release, the much anticipated Serpent

 

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The blurb…
1283 A.D. – Edward I is in the midst of his campaign to tame the Welsh, but rising from the chaos is a Welsh knight known as the Serpent. With a deadly strike, Sir Bhrodi ap Gaerwen de Shera is a warrior of tremendous range and power. Descended from the kings of Anglesey on his mother’s side and the earls of Coventry on his father’s, Bhrodi is in the unique position of having Welsh royalty and English nobility, making him a very big player in Edward’s war in Wales. The English king cannot subdue the Welsh completely as long as Bhrodi resists, and all of Northern Wales with him. Edward is shrewd and knows he must make an alliance of pure power and politics with de Shera. With that in mind, Edward calls upon the mightiest warrior of the north, the legendary William de Wolfe, to pledge one of his daughters to de Shera.

William is honored by the king’s calling but he is also relieved; having lost one of his sons the year before in the wars in Wales, he pledges his youngest daughter, Lady Penelope Adalira de Wolfe, to be the Serpent’s bride. But the Lady Penelope is no ordinary woman; raised by knights, she has been trained by the best and, in spite of her mother’s protests, she fights like a knight. Exquisitely beautiful with dark hair and hazel eyes, she is an unearthly beauty and a fine legacy for the mighty de Wolfe. But Penelope has no desire to be a bartered bride and she resists the king’s directive, but her reluctance is futile. She must marry the Welshman known as the Serpent, bringing together two mighty houses and peace to two nations.

Introduced into an alien Welsh world of brutality and unfamiliar customs, Penelope and Bhrodi are resistant to each other at first. Bhrodi, however, is intrigued with the woman who looks like an angel but fights like the Devil himself. Their first few days together are difficult but as they come to know each other, Bhrodi comes to see a woman who is as compassionate as she is courageous. There is far more to the Lady Penelope than meets the eye. He comes to understand that she is as unique as he is, both of them understanding what it means to be loyal and brave and trusting. She understands a knight’s heart, and he understands hers, and a legendary love story begins to unfold.

Join Bhrodi and Penelope as they journey together through a world where the English and the Welsh threatened to destroy one another, where the greed of men breeds great hatred yet great valor. When Bhrodi is injured in a skirmish, Penelope steps in for her husband to lead the Serpent’s men against the hated English and realizes she must face her own father on the battlefield.

Will Penelope survive the Wolfe? Or will the Serpent’s strike become her very own, conquering those she loves?

Live the adventure.

About the author…
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Kathryn started out at age 13 writing a space-travel novel, inspired by a recently-released film called “Star Wars”. The following years were filled with minimal writing, mostly on spiral notebooks in the days before personal computers. Then, in 1992, Kathryn decided to get serious.

“Your writing can either be a hobby or it can be who you are. Make your choice.”

That was some advice she received from an established author. So she made a choice; she was going to make writing who she was. Historical fiction was her passion and she learned everything she could about it. The writing field isn’t like being an actor or a singer; actors can be ‘extras’ and singers can be ‘back up singers’. A writer is on her/his own. There are no supporting roles. A writer must stand on her/his own talents, so Kathryn decided to take the time to hone her craft. And that involved writing novel after novel, deciding what her style was, what worked for her, what didn’t, and understanding how to write tight and perfect. It’s still an ongoing process, but she’s well on her way.

Kathryn’s Medieval Historicals have been called ‘amazing’ and ‘character-rich’. She believes that total immersion in a time period and a subject is essential to create the perfect story. It’s all a formula, like a mathematical equation: First, you need a great title. It sets the mood. Then, you need the perfect hero and heroine. Give your people flaws, because real people have flaws. And then hammer out the most interesting, touching and romantic story you can.

Although Kathryn’s passion is her Medievals, she is very prolific and proficient at writing her Contemporary Adventure Romances. Those are her most popular books and she has five of them to date, including three that are in a series, that are her best sellers. Her objects of interest? Biblical Relics, Egypt and the mysterious jungles of the Yucatan to name a few. Her heroines are strong, intelligent and beautiful, and her heroes are usually tall, dark, very handsome and VERY big. You’ll notice that. Kathryn doesn’t have a hero in her contemporary novels under six feet four inches. But, just like her Historicals, the Contemporary novels are extensively researched and written with great thought and detail. One of her novels, Lady of Heaven, is currently being adapted into a screenplay.

Kathryn has been described as a reader’s writer – she knows what readers like and she writes from the heart. Read Kathryn Le Veque’s novels and fall in love again… and again… and again….

Kathryn is the author of 37 novels, 28 of them published on Amazon. Additionally, she had two screen plays in the works to bring two of her novels, “Lady of Heaven” and “Lespada” to the big screen. She is also professionally published as a contributing author to a technical document for NASA/JPL.


– See more at: http://kathrynbouseleveque.com/biography/#sthash.CeJN9wfg.dpuf

Where to find the book…

One thought on “New Release–Serpent by Kathryn Le Veque…

  1. What an intriguing blurb, and the over is amazing!

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