01 June 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Masked Hearts: A Fantasy Romance Anthology

What secrets do the Masked Hearts hold?

Masked Hearts
A sweet romance anthology
By Various Authors
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Keywords: Fantasy, romance, shifters, dragon, elves, masquerade, sweet


Behind the shadows lies the truth…

A magic mirror and a houseful of ghosts await Kristen when fate leads her to Wanderly House. Secrets and spirits consume her days, but one look in the magic mirror and her heart falls fast. A mask, a cloak, and a key leading her to an enchanted evening in the faery garden might be Kristen's end as all that glitters may well have sharp teeth.

Magic mirror on the wall…

Connor is trapped in Faery. With only a view through a bewitched mirror to the real world, his attention is nabbed by a curious cat shifter with a ghostly following. Can he find a way to break the spell that binds him so he can reach the girl that haunts his dreams?

When the forces of Faery and Wanderly House collide, will Kristen and Connor's love be enough to save them?

Water Woman

Sparks fly when a Spanish water woman, and an African two-horned horse shifter meet at a masquerade. Kimoni has gone to ask Isidora to use her skills to aid him with his ailing grandfather. When strangers claiming to be Isidora’s relatives try to force her to share her powers, the pair is plunged into danger. Isidora and Kimoni look for a way to fight the ruthless intruders, while also saving his grandfather.

Using their combined powers, they meet the challenge, all the while conscious of the growing attraction between them. It has been a long time since Isidora has met a man who calls to her as Kimoni does. The strong, handsome horse shifter sings to her senses, and she sees a matching spark in his eyes. Can love between them blossom? Can a water woman and a horse shifter find happiness together?

Dragon Law

The kingdom of Baelin is under attack. A terrifying dragon rains fire down on the capital city, burning all in his path. The people’s one hope lies with the Princess Draxa, who – in accordance with an ancient rite – must willingly sacrifice her future to sate the beast’s wrath.

For her kingdom, Draxa will do it. She will leave Andre, the fierce soldier she loves with all of her heart, don her red cloak, and make the treacherous trip into the heart of the mountain, to face the monstrous Lord Siouxlian in his lair.

Feather Fall

Brooke Adair's autism has turned the world into a constant puzzle, especially when it comes to men. When she meets fellow swan shifter Blake Landen in a dream, though, Brooke feels a potential connection to someone who could understand her. If she lets him.

But trusting in Blake takes a whole lot more courage than Brooke has. After all, if she doesn’t take this leap, Brooke might miss out on meeting the one man she could actually learn to understand.

Duty or Desire

Alyona Wyrden dwells contentedly in her elven realm, but when her brother disappears, she travels to Earth to bring him home.

Camden Kerr hunts down magical artifacts, keeping them out of the wrong hands. The amulet that draws Alyona to her brother is just the sort of object Cam’s after. The way his flesh responds to the lithe, blonde necklace wearer is a different matter altogether. When their paths keep crossing, Camden decides they can work together-until he discovers her elven heritage.

Can their attraction defeat prejudice? Which will rule—duty or desire?

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What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Sharon Hughson
Keeping the word count under 15,000 words. Usually, I can whip a short story into shape in 10,000 words or so, but this one had more complexity. Even though I brought my fantasy creature to Earth, I still had to give some description of her home world, since that’s her context for describing everything she experienced on our planet.

Dana Wright
Keeping the romance sweet. I write erotic romance under my other pen name, so I had to remind myself not to go into steamy territory. lol.

Sheryl Winters
 What was the hardest part of writing your story? The hardest part of this story was getting into Brooke’s frame of mind. Brooke is autistic, and I never wanted the story to be about her Autism and how she overcome it to fall in love.

Nemma Wollenfang
Mostly it just flowed. You know when you get an idea in your head and you just can’t let it go, you have to keep typing? Yeah, it was one of those. I guess the hardest part was finishing it in time (as I started quite late).

Claire Devon
Although I wanted to write about two fantasy folklore beings not normally written about it did require more research into their cultures and their (imagined) characteristics. I wanted to keep the Abada true to his legend and the Aloja true to hers. It's always fun to investigate other places and people but I want to be careful to portray them properly and respectfully. It's not like if I'm writing about something occurring in Los Angeles in the movie business—I know that quite well—it's investigating countries I've never visited with paranormal beings I'd never heard of before I started the story. That was fun, but hard.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting us. It was great to write a little romance in my fantasy. Or is that fantasy in my romance? You rock!