My Books

"Need I mention that you two lovebirds are on opposing sides of a great war..." Luke, my fiery, fun side-kick character from Between Fire and Fury. 

Description:
Romance at the heart of it with historical elements; characters and settings that are completely imagined.

Between Fire and Fury:
On opposing sides of a great war, a young couple meet by accident, but fall desperately in love. There is no future in it, but they risk meeting secretly despite two great armies moving closer to each other to mount one final, epic battle. Not knowing who the other is, they navigate the political intrigue between their countries, each trying to outwit the other. They find solace and a measure of stolen peace in their clandestine meetings, never guessing that their greatest love and their greatest threat are one and the same.

The Runaway Queen, A Between Fire and Fury Prequel Novella:
Even the queen isn't safe from monsters. If she wants to live, she has to run. With the help of her close servants from home, Rosamund escapes into the wilds alone. Confident that it is something she can do, nature has other ideas. Rescued by Gabriel, ruggedly handsome and taken with her, she must decide if she should go into hiding with a man she hardly knows. The king's cruelty is renowned, and worse, he's been spurned. He will hunt to kill. Rosamund has no doubt that she will spend the rest of her life looking over her shoulder.


See my Pinterest boards for images that help inspire my writing. https://www.pinterest.com/shantalsessions/

Here are a few more:

I saw this picture and about fell out of my chair. The princess often stands on her balcony scheming.




The princess sending men off to war.

I actually have the rest of these pictures hanging up in my basement. I have always been inspired by the romance in them and have used them to create scenes between my characters.
The princess pressing on with her duties.


















Here's what I've got so far:

Manuscripts for a prequel novella titled The Runaway Queen and the first book in a series Between Fire and Fury are done. They have been vetted by writers in critique groups and beta readers. The Runaway Queen is now available on Amazon and all other retail outlets.


I completely rewrote the first 10 chapters (so my lovers meet sooner), and hired an editor. 


I cut over 30,000 words so the focus of the story is sharp.


Between Fire and Fury is close. It still needs a final proofing, formatting, and a cover. After years of drafting, editing, and attending writers conferences, I think my stories are ready. Things are coming together! Sign up for my newsletter HERE and keep your eyes open for freebies. 




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