Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Release

Hello, everyone, good evening! I'm happy to announce the release of my new novel, Why, My Love. It's the sequel to For the Love of a Queen and considered part of the fantasy genre, being set in the near future in a post-apocalyptic world.

Here is a blurb and excerpt:
What will a queen do to win back her man and her country? Nayda, a warrior queen, and her husband rule over a small kingdom in a post-apocalyptic world doing the best they can to rebuild their city and bring prosperity to their citizens.

A European queen visits and creates chaos. She goes to war with Nayda and takes her crown, and, under strange circumstances steals her husband. Now Nayda must return to her espionage ways. Her missions are extremely dangerous, even more so than battle, where she can at least see the sword coming.

“I thought I knew you, Jeff.” Her body turned cold, and she swooned inwardly, not knowing who this stranger before her was. This was the biggest disaster of her life.

Eternity seemed to be frowning on her. She imagined herself lying dead on the ground with his sword in her chest, and she knew that part of her had just died. She made an effort to steady her anxious breathing and calm her trembling hands. Jeff lifted his sword and took a killing stance—his feet wider, his arms up in position. She gasped, and tears burned her eyes. With practiced speed, she caught his blade on the downswing, with her own. It rang out, and her heart pounded in its wreckage. Back and forth they swung, and tears rolled down her cheeks.

He forced her back, her feet shuffling. She stumbled over a twig and fell on her back. He bore down with vengeance, and she rolled away. His blade pinned a long, brown braid to the leaves beneath it. She scampered up, missing the braid, and was backed into a tree, and his blade came up and swished, cracking the air with the sound of thunderous betrayal.

“Last request!” she shouted in utter desolation.

Steel stopped, its edge cutting her neck. Sticky blood inched down her skin.

He nodded once.

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Maggie Dove said...

Great excerpt, Laura! Congratulations on your new release. It sounds like a great read!


Historical Writer/Editor said...

Thanks very much, Maggie!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous cover, Laura. Thanks so much for visiting my blog - if you hadn't, I wouldn't have found this blog or such a delightful new read!

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Thank you, Rae! I really liked yours too. Pretty eye-catching cover you have.

Margaret West said...

Love the cover Laura. Good luck with your book.

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