A royal wedding. A fiery heroine. And a brazen act of sabotage that could topple a kingdom. Discover how Clara makes it through the week.
It has been some years since Clarabelle Weaver bombarded me with her story, but with Dark One’s Bride due to come out later 2019, I thought it fitting for her to give us an interview.
A great re-telling of one of my favorite fairy tales.
The book is Dark One’s Mistress (Dark One’s Trilogy 1) by Aldrea Alien, a Young Adult Gothic Romance.
When you’ve spent all your life in the same quiet village, what is there to fear?
As Clarabelle Weaver passes her seventeenth year, she still lives under the protection and shadow of the Great Lord’s fortress. The lord’s men patrol the land and keep the villagers safe, but no one has seen or heard much from the lord himself for years.
Then the Great Lord passes and Clara is abducted and taken to the fortress that has overshadowed her entire life. Lucias, the new lord, is hunting for a woman to bear his heir and ensure the safety of the kingdom, and Clara is his choice.
With nowhere to run and no one to trust, Clara must match her will against…
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This fantastic group of romance authors to bring you a huge romance paperback giveaway. Runner up prizes include 10 ebooks and a Kindle Fire! *Open to US entrants only. ENTER HERE
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