Despite warnings from the Kings of the Alliance and the elves of Hermstingle, a disgraced knight named Qualtan moves forward with his knightly Order, prompting war against his former allies. Only one thing can save them all: for Qualtan to reproduce the quest his uncle and father had undertaken many years ago to defeat Those That Stand in Shadow – to find the Master of the Great Beasts, the Dragon King, and bring him back in time to stop the battle.
About Glynnis Campbell:
Glynnis Campbell is a USA Today bestselling author of over two dozen swashbuckling action-adventure historical romances, mostly set in Scotland, and a charter member of The Jewels of Historical Romance — 12 internationally beloved authors. She’s the wife of a rock star and the mother of two young adults, but she’s also been a ballerina, a typographer, a film composer, a piano player, a singer in an all-girl rock band, and a voice in those violent video games you won’t let your kids play. Doing her best writing on cruise ships, in Scottish castles, on her husband’s tour bus, and at home in her sunny southern California garden, Glynnis loves to play medieval matchmaker… transporting readers to a place where the bold heroes have endearing flaws, the women are stronger than they look, the land is lush and untamed, and chivalry is alive and well!
What inspires you to write?
I'm inspired by everything I experience, whether it's travel, conversations, the news, or people I meet. Most of my stories start out with "what ifs," and I enjoy playing out scenarios in my head, seeing if there's enough to make a whole book. My natural form of expression is words, so that's the medium I use to communicate ideas.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a plotster, a little of each. I make a rough outline of what I want to happen, but then I experience the adventure right along with the reader, and oftentimes my characters throw a wrench into the works or take an unexpected turn, which makes it fun.
Although I "cast" my characters with actors, I don't do involved sketches or Q&As with them. I don't really feel I know them well until I'm halfway through the book.
One of the best things I learned during this high-stress year is to ignore the internet and go straight to writing first thing in the morning. I put in a good two hours before I go online. After a few hours of promotion/exercise/chores, I put in another two to three hours in the afternoon. I try to write every day so I don't lose the thread of the story, but I don't beat myself up if I miss a day.
I don't write at my desk. My desk is where I go online and do marketing. I usually write on my living room sofa on my laptop. I think having a writing place that's separate from my workplace helps me focus on the story. I also love writing on cruise ships and backstage when my musician husband goes on tour. There are nice long stretches of uninterrupted time and no responsibilities!
How do you develop your characters?
I have a pretty good idea of my characters' motivations when I start a book. But they always let me know if I'm doing something out of character for them or making a wrong decision. I enjoy being surprised and guided by them.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a lot of favorite authors in a wide variety of genres, but when it comes to historical romance, my biggest influences when I started writing were Jude Deveraux and Julie Garwood. I loved the way they combine drama and humor and created one-of-a-kind characters. Today, I also enjoy Erica Ridley's historicals.
What genres do you write?: Scottish historical romance, medieval romance, Native American romance, Viking romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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People are never what they seem.
Scai thought she was safe in her little Welsh village—until the people turned on her, threatening to burn her as a witch.
Scai thought that knights in shining armor were handsome young men—until an old man with funny ideas rescued her.
Scai thought magic didn’t exist—until she learned she was born with it.
Scai thought everyone showed their true face—until she saw otherwise.
But Scai is not a witch, despite her magic. Knights come in all ages and you don’t want to mess with one, no matter how old they are. There are people who want all the power they can get, and are willing to kill for it. And sometimes it’s worth it to risk everything you’ve ever known because you can discover amazing things, meet wonderful people, have fantastic adventures, and best of all, learn the Truth.
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.
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?
Bound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future. 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. Failure could mean death.