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Cover Reveal-The Master and the Sorceress!!!

It’s been awhile coming but I can finally reveal the new cover of The Master and the Sorceress.

Pretty darn beautiful thanks to Dar Albert. You may recognise the gorgeous model from the last version of this cover which featured Katrine and her splendid black stallion. The horse has been replaced on this cover by a night hound, complete with scorching red eyes.

Here’s the blurb:

A DESPERATE SORCERESS

Katrine Aranati no longer knows how to deal with the woman she has become. She runs headlong into a man whose heart’s desire is order and control.

A MASTER JEWELER

James Tomel is outwardly a pillar of society, but he hides more than one secret. His life plan has no room for a dangerous liaison with a reckless stranger.

When they are thrown together on a trip to Brightcastle, fierce creatures from legend pursue them, but even more perilous are the feelings swirling between them. As their hearts and bodies come together, one will flee while the other demands an accounting.

The Master and the Sorceress is the seventh book in the epic Queenmakers Saga, combining the sweeping high fantasy world of Thorius with sizzling romance. If you like magic, danger and mythical creatures, wrapped up in an ‘opposites attract’ love story, you’ll adore The Master and the Sorceress.

If you’ve read The Lady and the Pirate, you’ve met Katrine, the heroine of The Master and the Sorceress. She captured my imagination as a secondary character in her sister Esta’s story. In fact, I took a break from writing Elf Princess Warrior to write The Master and the Sorceress – I just couldn’t get Katrine out of my head. I hope you love her story, coming early in January. I’ll post the pre-order soon.

Happy reading

Bernadette.

The Lady and the Pirate Release Day!

The Lady and the Pirate

The Lady and the Pirate, Queenmakers Saga book 6, is about to set sail for adventure as Lady Esta Aranati and pirate Samael Delacost butt heads on this sexy high seas adventure.

Here’s the blurb…

AN IMPOVERISHED NOBLEWOMAN.

Lady Esta Aranati will do anything to ensure the safety of her estate and its people, even to smuggling on the high seas. She leads a double life, a mask and wig the only shields that protect her reputation.

A DARING PIRATE.

Samael Delacost roams the ocean, living off the hard work of others, ignoring the voice that whispers ‘you don’t belong’. Until one night, Sam boards Esta’s ship and discovers she’s no easy prey.

Thrown together by a treasure hunt, the unlikely partners strike sparks off each other. Against her better judgment, Esta tries to help Sam find his mother, but what she discovers will change their lives forever.

Can Sam and Esta find their way through danger, political intrigue and societal rules to forge a life together? Or will their differences and their pasts dictate the future?

To celebrate, I have book 1 in the saga, Princess Avenger, available FREE on Amazon until October 11th!

Until next time, happy reading!

Bernadette x

The Lady and the Pirate Pre-Order!!!!

The Lady and the Pirate, Queenmakers Saga Book 6, is now available to pre-order.

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AN IMPOVERISHED NOBLEWOMAN.

Lady Esta Aranati will do anything to ensure the safety of her estate and its people, even to smuggling on the high seas. She leads a double life, a mask and wig the only shields that protect her reputation.

A DARING PIRATE.

Samael Delacost roams the ocean, living off the hard work of others, ignoring the voice that whispers ‘you don’t belong’. Until one night, Sam boards Esta’s ship and discovers she’s no easy prey.

Thrown together by a treasure hunt, the unlikely partners strike sparks off each other. Against her better judgment, Esta tries to help Sam find his mother, but what she discovers will change their lives forever.

Can Sam and Esta find their way through danger, political intrigue and societal rules to forge a life together? Or will their differences and their pasts dictate the future?

This fun and sexy pirate romance introduces Esta Aranati and Samael Delacost, the older brother of one of my most loved heroes – guess who? We also meet Esta’s younger sister Katrine who gets her own story in the next exciting instalment of the series.

Order your copy now!

And happy reading!

Bernadette x

The Lady and the Pirate Cover Reveal!

Great news! The re-release of The Lady and the Pirate, one of my favourite stories, is imminent. And here’s the new cover. Book 6 in the epic Queenmakers Saga will sail into kindles on October 8th. Get ready for the pre-order notice coming within the next day or so.

Here’s the blurb…

Two unlikely lovers… the ocean their playground… saved by desire.

AN IMPOVERISHED NOBLEWOMAN.

Lady Esta Aranati will do anything to ensure the safety of her estate and its people, even to smuggling on the high seas. She leads a double life, a mask and wig the only shields that protect her reputation.

A DARING PIRATE.

Samael Delacost roams the ocean, living off the hard work of others, ignoring the voice that whispers “you don’t belong”. Until one night, Sam boards Esta’s ship and discovers she’s no easy prey.

Thrown together by a treasure hunt, the unlikely partners strike sparks off each other. Against her better judgment, Esta tries to help Sam find his mother, but what she discovers will change their lives forever.

Can Sam and Esta find their way through danger, political intrigue and societal rules to forge a life together? Or will their differences and their pasts dictate the future?

A swashbuckling fantasy romance, begun on the high seas but sealed in the King’s Court

The Lady and the Pirate is the sixth book in the epic Queenmakers Saga, combining the sweeping high fantasy world of Thorius with sizzling romance. If you like magic, political intrigue and sexy pirates, wrapped up in an adventure on the high seas, then you’ll adore The Lady and the Pirate.

Stay tuned for the pre-order and happy reading!

Bernadette x

The Master and the Sorceress- 2 weeks til release!

Sorceress front cover (1)The release of my seventh book, The Master and the Sorceress, is only 2 weeks away.

I can’t wait to send this story out into the world and reveal more of one of the secondary characters from The Lady and the Pirate, sorceress Katrine Aranati. She captivated me while writing The Lady and the Pirate, so much so that I left another story to write hers.

Katrine is sassy and yet respectful, tormented, passionate, brave, and her impulsive nature gets her into trouble time after time. She’s the type of woman who commands attention wherever she goes and, in The Master and the Sorceress, Katrine makes her hero fight for her.

Here’s the blurb:

Desperate sorceress, Katrine Aranati, no longer knows how to deal with the woman she has become. She runs headlong into a man whose heart’s desire is order and control. James Tomel, master jeweler, is outwardly a pillar of society but he hides more than one dangerous secret.

When they are thrown together on a trip to Brightcastle, fierce creatures from legend pursue them but even more dangerous are the feelings swirling between them. When their hearts and bodies come together, one will flee while the other demands an accounting. Can they find common ground where their love will flourish or will secrets and betrayal kill all hope of a life together?

Find out if love and chaos can defeat order and control in the fourth exciting instalment of the Wildecoast Saga.

The Master and the Sorceress is up for pre-order on Smashwords and Amazon, not to mention Kobo , Apple and Barnes and Noble.

Cover Reveal!

Sorceress front cover (1)

This might be my best cover yet! Not long now until The Master and the Sorceress is released. Here is the cover and below is the blurb.

The Master and the Sorceress

Desperate sorceress, Katrine Aranati, no longer knows how to deal with the woman she has become. She runs headlong into a man whose heart’s desire is order and control. James Tomel, master jeweler, is outwardly a pillar of society but he hides more than one dangerous secret.

When they are thrown together on a trip to Brightcastle, fierce creatures from legend pursue them but even more dangerous are the feelings swirling between them. When their hearts and bodies come together, one will flee while the other demands an accounting. Can they find common ground where their love will flourish or will secrets and betrayal kill all hope of a life together?

Find out if love and chaos can defeat order and control in the fourth exciting instalment of the Wildecoast Saga.

 

It’s been over a year since I released The Lady and the Pirate on Valentine’s Day 2017.  In that book, readers were intrigued by Katrine, the younger sister of the heroine, Esta. At times she threatened to take over the story. Well, now she has her own story and we get to find out what motivates her and the caliber of man who might be up to the task of being her hero.

I don’t have a release date yet but as soon as I do, it will be posted here and pre-orders will open. I hope you love the cover as much as I do!

In the meantime, if you like shape-shifter heroes, please click on the image below and check out these free books.

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Until next time, happy reading

Bernadette x

 

Happy New Year!

Sydney fireworks 2013Looking back over 2017, I notice a vague sense of unease. Have I achieved enough? What could I have done that would have made this year more successful? How can I look ahead at 2018 with an increased level of optimism?

I’m sure many of you will feel the same. For me, I believe that unease is caused by not having achieved enough in my writing. I took on extra days at work and added responsibility which led to reduced writing time. I fell victim to procrastination so that even when I did have time, I didn’t write enough. Even when I knew I was falling into this trap, I found it difficult to drag myself out.

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So in 2018, I will write more and procrastinate less. I will get two new books out to my readers. One is written and one half written so that shouldn’t be too difficult. I will start the next book. I will  market all my titles. By the end of 2018, I will be earning enough from my books to support my writing ‘habit’.

At this time, I believe it’s important to focus on the positives from the year. All my family is happy and healthy. Michael and I bought an apartment which means no more dead money. Sam turned 21 and we enjoyed a celebration with our friends. Sam and Tom went overseas for the English cricket season, Tom scoring 1000 runs! They returned safely. Our family grew closer, along with extended family and friends.

the-lady-and-the-pirate-webcover-finalI published The Lady and the Pirate and have had some encouraging reviews. I joined three new writers groups which I’m sure will be a great support in future. Michael had his gall bladder out, bringing to an end a year of hell(2016). He, Sam and James began working on a farm which might lead to all sorts of opportunities in the future. James got a job offer from the Defence Force and 2018 should see him enter that organisation.

What are your regrets from 2017 and what will you do to rid yourself of them in 2018? Will you make that doctor’s appointment, apply for that job, take the plunge with a mortgage or even start writing that book you always promised yourself? Will you start studying, travel overseas, de-clutter your home or start a family? Will you take a chance on love? Will you commit to reading 50 books and leaving reviews for the authors?

36794-095Whatever you decide you will do, take action now. Don’t let this special new beginning be wasted. I’m going to make 2018 a big year for my writing. No regrets in 2018- let that be our mantra- no regrets in 2018.

Until next year

Bernadette xx