Exciting News for The Lady of the Haven

I love when I have good news to share!

Not long ago, I made the decision to pull the ebook for A Gathering of Eagles because it was not selling at the high price set by the publishing company I used, and they would not lower the price. So they are history.

One thing led to another.

I’ll tell the full story at some point, but I don’t want to take away from this beautiful new book cover design for The Lady of the Haven‘s second edition, to be released SOON.

Cover Design by Debi Warford
Book to be released by Olivia Kimbrell Press

Watch for the release, along with A Gathering of Eagles and who knows? This may inspire me to finish another chapter in the life of Jael of Rogan.

So what do you think of this beautifully designed cover?

Jael of Rogan, Lady of the Haven

Jael of Rogan grew up an only child. After her mother’s abduction and brutal murder, her grandmother and great-grandmother stepped in to raise her. Her father, Jon Rogan and grandfather Justus were called Deliverers and revered as heroes. Both were often away for long periods of time.

She was named by her grandmother Deborah, in honor of an ancient heroine. Together they dwelt in a remote river haven at the base of the Grand Touri Mountains, near the Falls of Verani. Sailmakers by trade and healers by calling, Deborah knew every indigenous herb by sight and cultivated many of them in her kitchen garden. She trained Jael to follow in her footsteps.

When she was sixteen, Jael’s father was killed by an evil magistrate. Her grandmother wasted away and finally died of a broken heart. Jael was left on her own in the mystical haven.

Thus begins the story of a young woman’s harrowing journey. She seeks protection from her enemy, Torin Dugold–the evil magistrate who killed her mother and father. What she finds is a life she’d never dared to imagine.

The Lady of the Haven is soon to be released as an ebook. Link to this page for updates, or join me on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Today, I gave my mom a Mother’s Day Gift. The hardcover/dust jacket version of my latest novel, A Gathering of Eagles. When she found the dedication page with the words “For Mom,” she said, “For me?” I nodded. She teared up. Then she said, “Is this in all the books?”

Yes. She has been honored in all the books. All her friends will see it. She has bragging rights. With two little words, I think I made her happy. For about five minutes–until the UPS guy arrived with a Camellia bush from my big brother. Ah, we are still competing. Mike, if you’re reading this, you know I have to one-up you now. I know it’s not a competition, but sometimes a little contest is just fun. I love my big brother and he knows that. So, we’re on.

I have another little contest coming up and it’s an easy one. Next week, I will give away one copy of both my books, The Lady of the Haven and A Gathering of Eagles (both in softcover). All you have to do is leave a short comment, either here on this blogpost, or on my fan page for A Gathering of Eagles. If you want to be included in the book giveaway, be sure to mention that in your comment. On Friday, May 13th (I am not superstitious–I am not superstitious–knock on wood) I will announce the winner of the double book giveaway. Hint: You can click on the facebook badge to the right of this post to get to the fanpage.

All of those who have entered and/or “liked” my fan page will be included in the final drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card



Review of The Lady of the Haven

The Lady of the Haven is a fantasy with a wonderful heroine, Jael, who is thrust on a quest. This fascinating story is more grounded than most fantasies, and sure to please all fantasy fans and anyone who enjoys an excellent adventure. The characters are all three-dimensional and well-developed and described in enough detail to allow the reader to “see” everyone as the scenes unfold. All of the settings and the “world” are described in a believable manner. The dialogue is just right for the story.
The plot has many layers, twisting and turning in often surprising ways. The author did a terrific job with this book. I hope the author is promoting the book in all the ways she can. There are many fantasy sites on the Internet that should hear about this book.

Coming Soon 
The second Lady of the Haven Novel:  
A Gathering of Eagles

The Lady of the Haven—Imagine a time when the Message was new; a time when apostles still roamed the earth. Deep in the wilds of the northern regions beyond the Great Sea, lay pockets of believers, flourishing under the blessings of a mighty Saviour. This is the story of one such body of believers living in a mythical kingdom and the woman who discovers it. Born of an ancient Hebrew family, Jael of Rogan struggles in the beginning with the Message. But as she learns to love the followers of this Way, she meets the Author and all of her doubts disappear. Stalked by a canny bounty hunter, captured and enslaved by cattle rustlers, knocked unconscious by her rescuers, Jael is barely recognizable, by the time she reaches her destination. 

The Story Continues . . .