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There is something honorable about him, and he treats her with respect, unlike her father or brother

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

 

Rumpled
Rhett

Once
Upon a Duchy Book 3

by
Rachel Rossano

Genre:
Romantic Medieval Fairytale Retelling

Rhett
is a Huntsman, skilled, secretive, and mysterious. A wanted man, he
spends his life on the move. His sole retreat is the outskirts of an
isolated village in the northern reaches of the duchies. Then one
fall, he arrives to find his hovel burned to the ground and the
village reeve offering a new arrangement.

Catherine
knows her father, the village miller, only cares about what she can
bring him. The latest scheme of marrying her to the Huntsman is not
the miller’s first attempt to sell her. Cat’s dread wanes when
she meets the Huntsman. There is something honorable about him, and
he treats her with respect, unlike her father or brother. Perhaps she
can escape her father’s influence forever.

Despite
his suspicions, Rhett agrees to the deal and frees Cat from her
father’s tyranny, at least for a time. But can he protect her when
enemies from his past catch up to him?

Inspired
by 
Rumpelstiltskin.

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Rachel
Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her
days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the
little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of
her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval
fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative
fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

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In a world where seventh born sons are valued for their strength and power, she is born a daughter

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

 

Seventh
Born

 

The
Talented Book 1

 

by
Rachel Rossano

 

Genre:
Christian Fantasy

 

 

In
a world where seventh born sons are valued for their strength and
power, she is born a daughter.
 

 

Zezilia
Ilar is the disappointment. Born after six brothers, she was supposed
to be the son to restore her family’s prestige. She intends to
remedy her shortcomings by being a dutiful daughter, marrying well
and producing children, preferably a set of seven sons. But when
someone offers her an alternative, she begins to dream of more.
 

 

In
a society that worships a goddess, he follows the Almighty.
 

 

Hadrian
Aleron, as a seventh son of a seventh son, stands to take up the
second highest position in government, Sept Son. His main
qualification for office is his birth. Despite preparing for this
role from childhood, he does not desire what is to come. As a
follower of the Almighty, he knows he will be the target of many, and
his faith might eventually lead to death.
 

 

SEVENTH
BORN is first in a series of three books.
 
 

 

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The
Defender

 

The
Talented Book 2

 

 

Zezilia
Ilar joins the sept son’s entourage as a defender. Her growing Talent
ability makes her a target for the Elitists, and her gender makes
people question her competence. She must protect the sept son.
 
 Any
mistake could be fatal.
 

 

Hadrian
Aleron always knew his beliefs would cause trouble, but he didn’t
realize how much. Rebels are rising. He could lose his title, his
position, and if he’s not careful, his life. As the assassination
attempts grow bolder, Hadrian must rely upon his young defender and
their shared faith in the Almighty to keep him from faltering.
 

 

The
Defender
 is
the second in a trilogy. Reading 
Seventh
Born
 first
is recommended.
 
 

 

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Living
Sacrifice

 

The
Talented Book 3

 

 

Separated,
but still joined, they strive for freedom.
 

 

Left
behind at the sept son’s compound, Zezilia Ilar struggles with the
after effects of her prolonged commisceo-link with Hadrian. She
devotes herself to caring for the wounded arriving almost daily from
the battlefields. Pressed to perform procedures and make decisions
far beyond her training, Zez grows in confidence and skill. All the
while, she wonders if she’ll see Hadrian again, fearing the worst
possible news will arrive any day.
 

 

Sept
Son Hadrian Aleron fights to bring peace to his home nation. Allied
with the new high king, he and a small army of Talented struggle to
retake the capital city. Elitists, though scattered, continue to pick
off the strongest of his men. As he battles the remnants of the
commisceo-link and tries to organize the campaign, he begins losing
himself to exhaustion. Only a miracle will keep him alive. 
 

 

Living
Sacrifice
 is
the third in a trilogy. Reading  
Seventh
Born
 and The
Defender
 first
is recommended.
 
 

 

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Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her
days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the
little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of
her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval
fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative
fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

 

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Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

Monday, January 18th, 2021

 

The
Last Dragon

 

by
Daryl
Devoré

 

Genre:
Medieval Fantasy Romance

 

 

What
do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of
multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance –
The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

 

A
sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power
overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled
thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining
like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in
destroying souls.

 

Many
knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince
Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a
mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe,
Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated.
His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child –
dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before
his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

 

Derry
was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her
to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress,
discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret
hidden in her soul.

 

Legends
spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was
when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after
a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be
dead.

 

Can
Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the
devil-beast’s terror?
 
 

 

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Two
writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes romances with sexy heroes
and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devoré’s alter ego when
she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
 

 

Daryl
(@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her
husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named
Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown
the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or
snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the
St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a
meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high
over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a
royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living
it.
 

 

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They must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and villains from the past. Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

 

Mercy
The Novels of Rhynan Book 3
by Rachel Rossano
Genre: Medieval Historical Romance
The royal wedding approaches and the country is alive with anticipation.
Among the craftsmen traveling to the capital is Constance Rendare and her family. An artist, a widow of an unhappy marriage, and the mother of a young son, she dreams of escaping the cruel servitude of her father’s household.
Wilard Naron serves the Earl of Dentin. He returns to the capital, his childhood home, to collect his earnings and finally free himself from his father’s reputation.
Kidnappings, bandits, and a plot against the king complicate the journey. The conflicts throw Constance and Wilard together as their circumstances grow steadily worse. The more the pair uncovers, the direr the future looks for the country and for them.
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The Making of a Man:A Short Story Anthology
The Novels of Rhynan Book 2.5
The Earl of Dentin returns. Eight stories ranging from short story to novelette in length give us greater understanding into why Dentin is the complex and enigmatic man he is. It also includes new adventures that happen between Honor and the next Rhynan novel.
Passing the Mantle – An ill-fated hunting trip
Forging Friendships – Recruiting able-bodied men ineligible for knighthood
The Sword of Korma Monroe – A sword made for trouble
Turning Point – A duke and an earl plot treason
The Bittersweet Pear – A marital misunderstanding
Isbeth’s Redemption – Dentin doesn’t make a good first impression
A Squire’s Love – Reginald’s quest
Restoration – A trip to Braulyn produces unexpected company
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Honor
The Novels of Rhynan Book 2
The Earl of Dentin excels in his position as Securer of the Realm. But the king’s order to pluck an orphaned child from a loving home unsettles Dentin. When a dark-eyed woman challenges his honor regarding the mission, Dentin finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. Something about her lack of fear intrigues him.
Lady Elsa Reeve attempts to avoid the marriage of convenience her brother and mother demand of her. She understands the need to pay off her brother’s massive debt. She only wants her family to consider her wishes in the process.
As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose, Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, and a traitor plotting against the king, Dentin finds his priorities shifting in an unexpected direction.
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Duty
The Novels of Rhynan Book 1
Duty to King
Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war. When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of a noble, he obeys. However, no one warned him that she wasn’t a typical noblewoman.
Duty to Others
Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin. The men rode off to war and never returned. The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon. When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage to save his life, she isn’t surprised. However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine’s unpolished ways. Was this man a noble or a foot soldier?
Duty to Each Other
Bound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future.cThey must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and villains from the past. Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other. Failure could mean death.
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Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction. You can find out more about Rachel by clicking here: https://www.rachelrossano.com/media-kit
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The Making of a Man

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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The Making of a Man by Author Rachel Rossano

About the book:

This is a short story anthology.
The Earl of Dentin returns. Eight stories ranging from short story to novelette in length give us greater understanding into why Dentin is the complex and enigmatic man he is. It also includes new adventures that happen between Honor and the next Rhynan novel.
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This are the tittles included:

Passing the Mantle – An ill-fated hunting trip
Forging Friendships – Recruiting able-bodied men ineligible for knighthood
The Sword of Korma Monroe – A sword made for trouble
Turning Point – A duke and an earl plot treason
The Bittersweet Pear – A marital misunderstanding
Isbeth’s Redemption – Dentin doesn’t make a good first impression
A Squire’s Love – Reginald’s quest
Restoration – A trip to Braulyn produces unexpected company
The author:
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Rachel Rossano specializes in clean romantic fiction set in historical-feeling fantasy worlds. She also dabbles in straightforward historical romance and not-so-strict speculative fiction. 

 

A happily married mother of three small children, she divides her time between mothering, teaching, and writing. She endeavors to enchant, thrill, entertain, and amuse through her work. A constant student, she seeks to improve her skills and loves to hear from readers.

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The Alliance of Isian by Serena Clark a review

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Alliance of Isian by Serena Clark book 2 ***** stars

I was asked to do a review for The Alliance of Isian and I wondered if I would like it. I was hooked from the first chapter and love it. I enjoyed the plot, the characters and the romance. It has so many good things going that I went Ahhh when I finished it. I enjoyed it better than the first book in the series, which is good. You will find secrets, magic, love, courage, betrayals and death in this volume. All are orchestrated to give you a well-balanced story with great components.

Alec and Gabrielle marry to give their kingdoms the power they need against a ruthless enemy that will stop at nothing to take away the throne from his brother. Alec’s kingdom is quite different from Gabrielle’s land, so they have to put their differences aside to be an example to each other’s realm. They have to work together or all will be lost in the eminent war at their doorstep.

Sometimes their differences form an abysm between them and between their troops. Alec doesn’t understand magic and prohibits Gabrielle from using it. She feels that instead of learning from each other, her culture is being lost under his culture. Will she ever be able to trust the man who sleeps with her, and that once was her enemy, and that now wants her to take her new kingdom’s culture and forget her own?

This is a great book and a great story.

Chivalry and Malevolence by Heather Rexon-Capewell

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
  • Tell us where you were born?

    I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, however, I grew up in Southern New Jersey. Pride in both hometowns often leaves me split between which to call my hometown. To make it fair, I tend to mention both although I’m a Jersey Girl at heart.

    What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

    The worry and self-doubt that comes with creating is perhaps the most difficult hurdle all authors must overcome. I am no different. It isn’t that we hold a lack of faith in our ability as a writer, but that which we have created is worthy of our audiences.

    Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? (more…)

How to name your characters

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Every time an author writes a new book names for all the characters are needed. The meanings of names are very important to the personality of the characters. If you want your character to be a strong giant, don’t name him Mouse. If you want a slow shy character don’t name him/her Brain.

How do many authors get inspiration for their names? (more…)