Monday, April 2, 2012

Mark of Loyalty a Sequel

When Mark of Royalty came out, I was surprised at the number of people who contacted me and asked for a sequel. The book had a satisfying ending, but it did end before the main characters, Sarah and Prince Alex, were married. Apparently readers saw that as room for another adventure for the new-found princess and the gears in my brain started working.

Stephonie (coauthor) and I came up with some fabulous plot ideas, but we hesitated to put pen to paper as we waited to see how Mark of Royalty sold. It seemed to do really well for a debut novel so we decided to add another chapter (40 to be exact) to Princess Sarah's life.

Mark of Loyalty (working title) is full of adventure and romance and really pushes Sarah to really discover who she is meant to be.

Do you want a sneak peak???
Shhhhh. Come closer and I'll tell you what it's about.

Sarah travels to her home country in an attempt to find her place in her royal family, but when her arrival stirs up some long buried animosity, Sarah turns to her bodyguard, Luther, for safety. But Luther’s protection doesn’t come without cost and Sarah finds herself questioning her relationship with Alex. When Sarah faces a betrayal that nearly takes her life, she must decide where she truly belongs by discovering what was behind the infamous prophecy that took her from her family to begin with. 

We don't know if Mark of Loyalty will be accepted, but we have our fingers crossed. The plot flows with adventure and there are some fantastic new characters that I can't wait to introduce to our readers. I won't spoil it, but I am going to let you in on one of my favorite additions: MARGARET ANTONELLIS. She is Sarah's travel companion, and is a relative to Miranda (Sarah's adopted mother). Margaret is such a fun character, so prim and proper on the outside and spunky with a touch of brass on the inside. No one will suspect that this matronly, collected woman has a secret habit that she tries to hide from everyone. It's so funny, I laugh every time I think about it.

Alright, I must force myself to be quiet now. But Mark of Loyalty is sooo good, I just want to share . . . no . . . must stop typing. . . must not spoil it . . .

Just wish us luck as we get ready to submit it to our publisher. 

    

 

Sample Chapter

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