I am totally stoked. This is the announcement I mentioned a couple of weekends ago. I had some technical issues – Createspace and I were just not getting along as far as the formatting goes – but I got them resolved and here you have it. Lizendale, for sale.
Lizendale was up on Lulu many years ago but it was not the quality it should be. I did not have a great experience with Lulu either so when the contract ended I was happy to take the book down and revamp it. The book as a whole reads much better now. The prologue is, still, a short story all on its own. Meeting Irisi and Alexander is important to the rest of the story. It is full of violence and love and eroticism, just like you’d expect from me.
Their daughter, Alexi, is a wonderful girl. She has a gift with people, animals and plants alike. Everything she pays attention to is happier. Animals thrive, plants grow. She is intelligent, compassionate, and always sunny. She worries about her mother and loathes her father – and learns later just exactly why she should. That loathing is the only dark spot in a girl that is otherwise, pure light. Magni, on the other hand, is barely contained violence. He is a ruthless male, a hunter of evil and almost two centuries old when he first encounters Alexi.
Magni is Talos. They are a step above humans in the evolutionary scale. They have great mastery over the energy that is in all things. They can manipulate at will, from changing the temperature in a room to shifting molecules around to change their own shape or that of something else. In Magni’s world, one rumoured about but not quite known to most humans, the Talos are born with half a soul. They are creatures of the light until they become 500 years old or so. At that point, darkness starts creeping in, unless they have found the person holding the other half of their soul. It comes to a point where they have to choose – end their lives or give into the darkness and become Winnigo. (Winnigo is a term I borrowed from Native American mythology. As best I can remember from my research, it is a form of demon, inasmuch as that culture has demons.) Alexi is the other half of Magni. His attraction to her is instant but he is forced to wait for five years before he can claim her. As soon as he presents himself to her, she is smitten. They quickly learn what love is, what that connection of souls means.
And, almost as quickly, darkness finds them in the form of a Winnego named J’aret. J’aret’s initial motivation is revenge but then he learns what Alexi is – the prophesied girl, the one who walks the line between human and Talos, born to be Mated to Talos. The one who mates her will have the greatest power of all, able to rule human, Talos and Winnego alike. The book is dark, violent, erotic, passionate and full of love, all at the same time. Kind of like Sherrilyn Kenyon’s BDB series, IMO.
You can find it here. For now. It’ll be on Amazon soon and I will share the link for that as soon as it happens. I have to adjust the formatting to get it on Kindle but I’m already working on that. I will have a giveaway very soon too. How could I not? 😉
Have a great evening, folks!