Betrothal (Queen’s Honor, Tales of Lady Guinevere: #1), a Medieval Fantasy Romance NOVELLA

Betrothal (Queen’s Honor, Tales of Lady Guinevere: #1), a Medieval Fantasy Romance NOVELLA

Mande Matthews

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Romance

This is an 80 page NOVELLA - 17 year old Lady Guinevere is caught between the responsibility of her crown and the desires of her heart. Without brothers to ascend the throne, marriage to her will assure any man the right to rule. Imbued with Celtic Lore and Druid magic, Queen's Honor puts a new spin on an age old legend.Seventeen year old Lady Guinevere holds the crown to an ancient kingdom. Without brothers to ascend the throne, marriage to her will assure any man the right to rule.Arthur Pendragon has won his power through battle. His legions have elected him their king and protector but he seeks to legitimize his claim to High King through marrying Guinevere.Lancelot, a valiant knight with a broken past, is driven by his desire to protect those in need. He's joined Arthur's forces because he believes in Arthur's dream of peace for a war-torn country.But Lancelot possesses something that Arthur can never win...Guinevere's heart.QUEEN'S HONOR is told from the point of view of a young Guinevere as she is caught between the responsibility of her crown and the desires of her heart. This romantic legend is imbued with Celtic lore and magic, as Guinevere discovers she holds an ancient power--a power of the old ones, the Druids. But without a reliable guide to develop her power, she finds herself caught in a dangerous web of ambition and manipulation. Queen's Honor puts a fresh spin on an age-old tale of love and honor.Betrothal is a novella (about ½ the length of a novel). Queen's Honor will be told in episodic books meant to be read in a few hours each. What's an episodic book? It's formatted like your favorite television show or a miniseries where an overall story is broken down into smaller, self-contained stories. Each novella is a story by itself, yet the continuing characters will return for new stories that tie to an overall story-line. For those who don't have time for longer books, this is a great shorter read, while those who love longer books will get the benefit of more episodes and a deepening story through multiple episodes.
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The Light Keepers - a YA Epic Fantasy - Prequel to the ShadowLight Saga

The Light Keepers - a YA Epic Fantasy - Prequel to the ShadowLight Saga

Mande Matthews

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Romance

Isolated because of the power she holds inside, Astrid longs for contact with another human being. But the resulting loneliness drives Astrid deeper into the shadowwalk—a power she is forbidden to use, a magic that lands her directly into the arms of the Shadow.From the #1 Bestselling Norse Fantasy Author, comes The Light Keepers, a prequel to the ShadowLight SagaIsolated because of what she is—because of the power she holds inside—Astrid longs for contact with another human being. Her well-intentioned mother locks her away from society in order to protect her from an evil that seeks to use Astrid's abilities for his own means. But the resulting loneliness drives Astrid deeper into the shadowwalk—a power she is forbidden to use, a magic that lands her directly into the arms of the Shadow. This short prequel to the ShadowLight Saga offers a revealing glimpse into the history of the beautiful and mysterious warrior maiden known as Swan, called Astrid in this prequel. It takes place a few moons before Bonded begins and is a self-contained novelette of approximately 10,000 words. PRAISE FOR THE LIGHT KEEPERSYou've never seen dark versus light like this before! Matthews expertly twists good and bad until the lines are blurred and your heart is racing.Astrid (Swan) is such an amazing heroine – she's so tough, yet emotionally rich. Since Astrid can't speak, I loved how Matthews weaved in her internal thoughts throughout the action – it gave me an extra layer of insight to her cool personality. I loved her!It's sexy, intriguing and fast paced…The Light Keepers hurls you right into the action…leaving you begging for more…
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Betrothal

Betrothal

Mande Matthews

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Romance

Seventeen year old Lady Guinevere holds the crown to a ancient kingdom. Without brothers to ascend the throne, marriage to her will assure any man the right to rule.Arthur Pendragon has won his power through battle. His legions have elected him their king and protector but he seeks to legitimize his claim to High King through marrying Guinevere.Lancelot, a valliant knight with a broken past, is driven by his desire to protect those in need. He’s joined Arthur’s forces because he believes in Arthur’s dream of peace for a war-torn country.But Lancelot possesses something that Arthur can never win…Guinevere’s heart.QUEEN’S HONOR is told from the point of view of a young Guinevere as she is caught between the responsibility of her crown and the desires of her heart. This fantasy romance is imbued with celtic lore and magic, as Guinvere discovers she holds an ancient power--a power of the old ones, the Druids. But without any one to guide her to develop her power, she finds herself caught in a web of the ambitions of those more powerful than her. Queen's Honor puts a fresh spin on an age-old tale of love and honor.Betrothal is a novella (about ½ the length of a novel). Queen’s Honor will be told in episodic books meant to be read in a few hours each. What’s an episodic book? It’s formatted like your favorite television show or a miniseries where an overall story is broken down into smaller, self-contained stories. Each novella is a story by itself, yet the continuing characters will return for new stories that tie to an overall story-line. For those who don’t have time for longer books, this is a great shorter read, while those who love longer books will get the benefit of more episodes and a deepening story through multiple episodes.Reviews:"Queen’s Honor is GORGEOUS--A beautiful retelling focusing on the romantic triangle between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot while a young Guinevere tries to uphold her duty to her crown and stay true to her heart.""A masterful mix of romance, legend and magic.""A surprisingly fresh fantasy full of magic, mystery, and a love that can never be."
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Quest

Quest

Mande Matthews

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Romance

After agreeing to marry Arthur, Guinevere thinks she’s solved all her problems — the protection of Camelaird, the freedom of her cousin, and the power to make a difference. But when she finds herself unable to control her attraction to Lancelot, a chance encounter with the knight threatens to ruin everything she’s strived to achieve.  To complicate matters, when she arrives in Camelot, she realizes she’s caught in an intricate web of magic and ulterior motivations — and some of those motivations seek to expose her unchaste desires for another man before her wedding day. QUEST is a novella (about ½ the length of a novel). QUEEN'S HONOR will be told in episodic books meant to be read in a few hours each. What’s an episodic book? It’s formatted like your favorite television show or a miniseries where an overall story is broken down into smaller, self-contained stories. Each novella is a story by itself, yet the continuing characters will return for new stories that tie to an overall story-line. For those who don’t have time for longer books, this is a great shorter read, while those who love longer books will get the benefit of more episodes and a deepening story through multiple episodes.
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Bonded

Bonded

Mande Matthews

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Romance

Hallad Avarson's vow to protect a mysterious warrior maiden pits his best friend against him, endangers the life of his little sister, and leads him into a treacherous realm of magic and intrigue. This richly imagined epic fantasy transports readers into a tale of seductive power, heart-wrenching love, and edge-of-your seat thrills, while following inspiring young heroes and heroines as they discover their abilities and destinies interweave with the fate of a captivatingly original world. 
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