As I mentioned in last week’s blog, I’m giving away two freebie short stories to celebrate the release of my second book, Dark Moon of Avalon. And I’m so excited to announce that the first of the stories, titled, The Witch Queen’s Secret, is available now! You can download it for free in various e-reader and printer compatible forms on my website here. Or (because of Amazon policy) it’s available for 99 cents on the Kindle store here.
The Witch Queen’s Secret features a minor character from Twilight of Avalon, but it’s self-contained; you don’t at all have to have read any of the Twilight of Avalon trilogy to understand it. A bit more about the story:
In the shadow of King Arthur’s Britain, a young mother will need all her courage to save the Queen’s castle from the hands of a traitor…
Dera owes Britain’s former High Queen Isolde her life. But as an army harlot, the life she leads is one of degradation and often desperate danger, with small hope for the future either for Dera or for her small son.
Through a Britain torn by war with Saxon invaders, Dera makes her way to Dinas Emrys, last stronghold of Britain’s army, to beg Queen Isolde’s help once more. Isolde offers Dera a new life, both for herself and for her child. But when Dera and Isolde uncover a treasonous plot, Dera must leave her little boy and undertake a dangerous mission, the outcome of which comes to her as a stunning, but wonderful, surprise.
And as she risks her life, Dera also draws nearer to Queen Isolde’s most closely-guarded secret: one that Britain’s courageous witch-queen may be hiding even from herself.
I had a wonderful time writing The Witch Queen’s Secret, and I hope you’ll check it out!