I *know* it’s the turn of my guests this month on the blog, but I cannot hold back from sharing any longer LOL.
On Jan 19, my fantasy long novel BRANDED is being re-issued at DSP Publications, an imprint that offers books of all genres, with a wide variety of other themes than pure romance. Complete with newly-edited and updated text, and NEW COVER!! courtesy of Anne Cain.
I’m in love with the cover. Just sayin’. 😉
It’s a book close to my heart, and also of course its hero, the soldier Maen.
If you like to read fantasy and world-building … (400 pages of it, for those who love a good long read!) … in a world where women rule the cities, and men are kept for military service and sexual favours … where a man with integrity and courage must still struggle with his forbidden desires … and battle his own way against physical attack, conflicting loyalties and the needs of his heart …
Maen is a Gold Warrior, an elite defender of Aza City, respected by his fellow soldiers and favored by his imperious Mistress for services both in and out of the bedchamber. His loyalty and commitment are unwavering until he recruits Dax, a captivating and challenging Bronzeman who, despite his youth and inexperience, seduces Maen with his fierce hero worship. When they’re captured by enemies of the City, Maen risks everything to save Dax: his position, his faith, and even his life. But he loses his lover to the rebels and upon his return to the City is stripped of his rank.
In Aza, where a soldier’s only lawful devotion is to the City and his Mistress’s pleasure, the disgraced Maen is placed under the watchful guard of the arrogant Gold Warrior Zander and relegated to preparing a Royal History for the new Queen. But his discoveries cast a new and shocking light on the past and threaten to stir revolution in both citizens and rebels. With the help of the lively and inquisitive scribe Kiel, Maen initiates a chain of events that will change their world forever—and offer him the chance to regain both his honor and his heart’s desire.