Tag Archive | Bernadette Rowley

The Elf King’s Lady- Two Weeks to go!

0515 The Elf King's Lady_FinalI can’t believe it’s only two weeks until The Elf King’s Lady is released and I’m hoping for a big effort from readers for this week’s competition. Kaz won last week’s competition describing her three goals of reading fiction were escape, relaxation and hope.

Kaz wins a copy of my new release, The Elf King’s Lady.

This week, I want you to name, in two words, your favourite romance genre eg it might be fantasy romance, rural romance or many others. The winner will receive one of my books- their choice!

Until next week- getting so close now…

The Elf King’s Lady- 3 weeks to go!

0515 The Elf King's Lady_FinalLast week’s winner, Michelle, used alliteration in her entry which was very cool. I had a great response to my request: four essential traits in a heroine. I guess we get enthusiastic with our ladies as well as our men. And we had every reason to celebrate women after the Melbourne Cup this week. What a fabulous story that was.

This week I am going to ask you to come up with three words to describe why you read fiction. Mine would be: escape, enjoy, inspire. What are yours? The winner will receive one of my books.

Until next week xx

The Elf King’s Lady- 5 Weeks to go!

0515 The Elf King's Lady_FinalLast week’s winner, Kaz, listed her version of romantic fantasy as ‘heroic alpha males supporting strong females’. I have to agree even though I’ve written a story ‘The Lady’s Choice’ with a beta hero and it’s my favourite so far.

In The Elf King’s Lady, hero Kain is definitely alpha: dark and dangerous, commander of the King’s forces, and not one to show his softer side. In Alique, he finds a woman who can match his bravery and intelligence, who won’t give into to his every demand but who, in the end, needs him to save her.

What can be more romantic than a man who stands by his woman, who will never give up on her, no matter how grim things might seem? I think readers will love these two characters, whom they met in ‘The Lord and the Mermaid’.

For this week’s competition, I want you to list five characteristics of the perfect romantic hero- alpha or beta! The winner receives one of my books, their choice!

Until next week…

The Elf King’s Lady- 6 weeks to go!

0515 The Elf King's Lady_FinalThis week, I want to take the words of last week’s competition winner and put them up in blazing lights.  If I fall, knowing I’ll be caught. How beautiful is this sentiment? Over the next six weeks, we’re going to be examining romance and what it means to us. In these words, romance becomes the safety net, the embracing arms, the person who has your back no matter what. These are the attributes we want in our life partner: the rock, the anchor, the unwavering belief that no matter what, we are there for each other. Until death do us part…

This week, I want to know, in six words, what fantasy means to you and by that I mean the fantasy genre. The winner will receive one of my books, their choice.

Until next week…

The Elf King’s Lady

Kain JazaraThis Wednesday the 5th August is cover reveal day for my next book in the Wildecoast Saga, The Elf King’s Lady. I can’t wait to share this beautiful cover with you but what I can share now is the blurb for the story.

In the midst of a war between elves and men, two unlikely companions find love. But in this battle of ages, can they defy the very blood that courses through their veins?

The human kingdom of Thorius is once again under threat from the dark elven menace. General Kain Jazara has sworn to protect Thorius from all danger, magical or otherwise – but first he must rescue the highborn family of alluring healer Lady Alique Zorba.

Alique ZorbaThrown together in their quest to save Alique’s family, and eventually themselves, from the merciless elven clan, the pragmatic general and the impulsive Lady Alique discover an undeniable passion. But when Kain’s world is torn apart by a personal revelation, he turns his back on both Alique and his homeland.

Can Kain find a path back to love and victory in time? Or will he allow revelations from his family’s mysterious past to destroy his relationship, his happiness, and his kingdom?

Favourite Doctor Who Episodes

Dr Who CastAt the moment, I’m watching Doctor Who reruns for the nth time and that puts me in mind of my favourite episodes. We are talking the modern doctor, so here goes:

John BarrowmanThe Empty Child- was a memorable episode because it introduced Captain Jack Harkness into the series, one of the most enjoyable characters of all time. The three way tussle of the travellers was entertaining.

Tooth and Claw- was one of the scariest episodes and to this day, I hold my breath, expecting that werewolf to catch Rose or the Doctor. I loved stepping back in time as the Doctor meets Queen Victoria and we discover the origins of the Torchwood Institute.

Girl_in_the_FireplaceThe Girl in the Fireplace- has to be one of the most romantic episodes ever, starring David Tennant and his brief romance with Marie Antoinette- a poignant story of the great lady and her brush with the Doctor.

Blink- was pretty special and introduced possibly the most terrifying monsters in the Doctor Who series. Forget the Daleks and the Cybermen, the weeping angels are truly scary and even more deadly. We don’t see much of the Doctor and his companion Martha but this episode features Sally Sparrow and a truly amazing plot.

Series 4- with Donna Noble is my favourite series- for all that there is no romance between these two, they are great friends and Donna is able to make something of her life where before it was so mundane. My favourite episodes are Fires of Pompeii and The Unicorn and the Wasp.

Dr Who VincentVincent and the Doctor-I loved meeting Vincent Van Gogh and seeing the tragedy unfold all over again. His works of art were truly stunning. Almost a happy ending.

The Day of the Doctor- I could watch this over and over again because not only did I get to see David Tennant as Doctor again (my all-time favourite Doctor)but multiple Doctors in one episode made for some very funny moments.

Did you notice I have a theme of favourite episodes? Except for Blink, they all go a back in time, examining great historical events and people. And in Blink, the Angels kill people by sending them back in time so I’m still sticking with my favourites theme.

David Tennant imageWhat are your favourite Doctor Who episodes and why?

Release Day- The Lord and the Mermaid

The Lord and the Mermaid coverToday marks the release of The Lord and the Mermaid from Momentum Australia, a Pan Macmillan imprint. It is hugely exciting for me and a chance to continue to tell stories from the world of Thorius begun with Princess Avenger and The Lady’s Choice. I hope you enjoy!

You can purchase The Lord and the Mermaid from all good ebook retailers.

Stay tuned for the cover reveal of my next book in July from Momentum