I’d like to share a few things with you today. First, a short excerpt from one of my favorite scenes from THE LADY OF THE STORM, which should give you an introduction to the story, and a peek at the characters:
Giles gathered all the elven strength
he possessed and jumped, landing lithely in front
of her, effectively stopping her advance. His sword
danced a pattern around her, warning anyone foolish
enough to approach the woman to stay clear.
“Get out of my way,” she growled.
“The hell I will.”
“You cannot defeat them all. I can.”
She could. Giles could hear it in her voice. She
might even be the villagers’ only hope of surviving
this battle. But then what? For the past nine years she’d
hidden the true strength of her magic. And Giles had
to consider every possibility. If he was wrong about
Thomas being captured, and the elven lord didn’t
know about Cecily’s existence… word of this battle
would spread quickly to Dewhame Palace. Breden
would know one of his elven bastards had enough
magic to threaten his rule.
They would hunt her down like a rabid fox. He
wouldn’t be able to keep her safe.
“No,” he finally said. “When I say the word, you
will run. Find a horse. Ride away from here as fast as
you can. Go to Firehame Palace—ask for the Prime
Minister, Sir Robert Walpole—tell him you are
“The hell I will.”
She’d thrown his words right back at him. Damn if
he could not stop the smile that cracked his face.
“If you don’t get out of my way,” she continued,
“I shall have to go through you.”
And she would.
Secondly, I’d like to share the video I created for THE LADY OF THE STORM. I enjoy making these, as it’s another way to make my stories come alive:
And lastly, here is my blog tour. If you don’t win a book here at the Casablanca blog, please feel free to follow my tour for several more opportunities to win a copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM. You’ll also discover a bit more about the world of THE ELVEN LORDS, along with a look into my process as a writer, and a peek into my characters.
THE LADY OF THE STORM Blog Tour Schedule
One or two copies of THE LADY OF THE STORM will be given away at each blog! Just leave a comment to enter to win.
8/1 SOS Aloha/ INTERVIEW!
8/2 The Good, The Bad, and The Unread/ THE LADY OF THE STORM: A MUSICAL JOURNEY
8/4 Fresh Fiction/ PAINTING PICTURES WITH WORDS
8/8 Star-Crossed Romance/ INTERVIEW!
8/11 Night Owl Reviews/ HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY HERO
8/12 Much Cheaper Than Therapy/ INTERVIEW!
8/15 Love Romance Passion/ INTERVIEW!
8/17 Michelle and Leslie’s Book Picks/ INTERVIEW!
8/18Preternatura/ CREATING THE MYTHOS OF THE ELVEN LORDS IN THE LADY OF THE STORM
8/23 The Long and Short of It/ A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT WRITING
8/24 Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee/ MY BIGGEST WRITING CHALLENGE
8/26 Once Upon a Chapter/ INTERVIEW!
8/31 Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell/ THE ELVEN COURT
My fabulous publicist schedules my tours. If we have missed anyone, please don’t hesitate to contact me for an appearance.
I’d love to hear what you think about book videos. Have you ever purchased a book from watching one? Or do you think they are just a fun complement to a book you already want to read? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
My Magical Best,
THE LADY OF THE STORM BY KATHRYNE KENNEDY—IN STORES AUGUST 2011
Giles is bound to protect her...
In a kingdom viciously ruled by warlike elven lords, village blacksmith Giles Beaumont reluctantly swears to protect the half-elf, half-human Cecily Sutton, never dreaming that he will fall under her enchanting spell.
But duty soon turns to desire...
When Cecily's father disappears, Cecily and Giles set out to find him. But, as their journey unfolds, duty is quickly replaced by desire—and the search for Cecily's father leads to a magical destiny that could end the rule of the elven lords forever...
“Fantastical creatures, magical spells, lengthy quests, angst, and passion will satisfy readers looking for a romance plot in a well-developed fantasy setting."~Publishers Weekly
“Kennedy’s exquisite world building and terrific plotting make this a must-read.”~Booklist STARRED review
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathryne Kennedy is an acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author of magical romances. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at www.kathrynekennedy.com. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives with her wonderful family in Arizona, where she is working on the next book in The Elven Lords series, The Lord of Illusion (February 2012).