Within days of hearing that Harlequin® was planning to launch a new fantasy imprint, I had called my editor and submitted a proposal. Fantasy novels by J.R. R. Tolkein, Ursula LeGuin and Lloyd Alexander had first inspired me to become a writer.
I was delighted to be offered a contract for two connected books and thrilled to be the first Harlequin author to write for the Luna imprint! Recently I regained the publishing rights to these books and am revising the stories to appeal to a wider audience.
The Wizard's Ward
The legend awaits...
In her country’s darkest hour, a young enchantress must undertake a perilous quest to find, waken and wed The Waiting King. The legendary warrior is destined to help her free their people from the tyranny of cruel conquerors. With only a magic-wary outlaw as an escort, Maura sets off, but she has only until midsummer to complete her quest. Will she find the Waiting King before it is too late for her beloved country…and for her heart?
“Gentle magic, serious sorcery, violent action, and lively adventure grace the pages of this engrossing romantic fantasy.” – Library Journal
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The Destined Queen
The legend unfolds...
After awakening the "Waiting King" Maura Woodbury thinks her duty to her country is completed. But she finds her task has only begun. Her brave, beloved consort is not all-powerful, as she'd hoped. Maura must journey deep into the heart of Hanish power, in search of a powerful artifact that could secure her country's freedom. This new quest is fraught with danger, not only to Maura's life and cause, but to her belief in herself and her destiny.
“A true treasured tale to enliven those romantics and adventure seekers alike.” – Anne Barringer, Fresh Fiction
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My fantasy novels were published in a number of countries and most well-received in Japan. They were soon turned into graphic novels, with stunning art work by Kyuka Min. Later the graphic novels were serialized in Harlequin Japan's first magazine, HQComics! I hope one day they will be retranslated into English for release in North America.
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