Book 5 of The Princess Maura Tales—a five-book series.
Empress Maura is now leader of Bhuttan and Hasan Daeg. All that remains is to capture the rebel stronghold of Bhuttani, controlled by the traitor Mikkotto who seeks to become queen of Hasan Daeg and Jezra, Dorak’s first wife, who covets the title of king for her son.
Aga Dorak and Empress Gitar of the Dinii are assumed to be dead. However, they are locked in another dimension due to an enchantment and cannot escape. The evil wizard Black Cacodemon, is a fellow prisoner in this netherworld as well.
Maura, convinced Dorak and Gitar have not perished, has dispatched an unlikely duo to find and rescue them––her spymaster KiKu, royal scribe Timon who team with a streetwise urchin named Akela.
Empress Maura leads an army against the city of Bhuttani in the ultimate battle for survival. But the city walls will not fall, and the gates will not buckle. Maura is determined that Bhuttani must fall into her hands before her troops rebel.
Will Maura finally sit on the Bhuttanian throne in the Imperial Palace? Or will victory be snatched away by means of magic? Will she find Dorak and reunite with her great love? Or will Maura have to kill him?
The fate of the Kaseri hinges on the outcome!
Mona is eating breakfast with Jetta Dressler, her personal secretary, and Chloe, her poodle, when she receives a telegram from her friend, Lady Alice Morrell, begging her to come to England. It seems Lady Alice is receiving death threats!
Alarmed that her dear friend, Lady Alice, needs help, Mona gathers her pistol, her steamer trunks, and Violet, her maid, to travel to Merry Old England.
Once there, Mona encounters a nemesis she hasn’t seen for a very long time. She was lucky once to survive. Will she be as lucky now?
Armed with her pistol, courage, and a bag of tricks, Mona is determined to save Lady Alice from harm, even if it means she might die trying.
That’s how Mona does things in 1933.
A treat for readers who love epic fantasy, sword and sorcery tales mixed with action and a spoonful of supernatural.
Princess Maura is the beloved and spoiled daughter of Queen Abisola and her Consort Iasos, but an ill wind is blowing their way. From the distant east, nomadic tribesmen, known as the Bhuttanians, have unified under the leadership of Zoar, a powerful king who is bent on building a vast empire. Queen Abisola has little time to transform her peaceful, agrarian country into a fighting military unit able to take on Zoar’s experienced warriors.
Queen Abisola must surrender her daughter to the Dinii, a bird-like people who will adopt and train Princess Maura as a warrior to lead her people against Zoar. For years, both the Dinii and Maura’s people prepare to withstand Zoar’s inevitable onslaught, but they never anticipated combating the black magic of Zoar’s evil wizard Zedek.
And no one foresaw that Princess Maura would fall in love with Dorak, Zoar’s son!
Will Princess Maura lose the love of her life as she struggles to save her people? Will her country be able to survive where others have crumbled before the tyranny of Zoar? Or will the Dinii betray her to the warlord Zoar in order to save themselves?
The Princess Maura Tales
Wall Of Doom I
Wall Of Peril 2
Wall Of Glory 3
Wall Of Conquest 4
Wall Of Victory 5
Book 2 of The Princess Maura Tales—a five book series. A treat for readers who love legends, myths, epic fantasy, and adventure tales mixed with action and a spoonful of supernatural.
Princess Maura is now the ruler of Hasan Daeg, but she has been captured by Aga Dorak who intends to marry her and consolidate his power over her country.
With her army destroyed, Maura has no other choice, but to marry Dorak and hope she can curb his warlike tendencies. And there’s another problem––she’s fallen in love with him.
Maura knows she must put her feelings aside and do what is best for her people. She must seek out the Royal Bogazkoy––a powerful plant which will give her enormous power to resist the conquering Bhuttanians.
What should she do? Marry Dorak and try to conquer his heart, or escape to find the Royal Bogazkoy and fulfill her destiny?
Book 3 of The Princess Maura Tales—a five book saga. If you love sword/sorcery and action/adventure stories, Wall Of Glory should be your next read.
Empress Maura is a fugitive on the run. She has escaped the confines of the palace at a great cost in lives, but her escape is paramount. Everywhere, Bhuttanian soldiers search for her, but she must elude capture and forced return to her dashing, but deceitful husband Dorak, Aga of the Bhuttanians.
Maura truly loves Dorak. He was everything a woman could want––handsome, cultured, witty, and courageous. He lacks only kindness. Maura couldn’t dampen the raging ambition inside him. She knows that eventually Dorak would be as corrupt as his father, the Aga Zoar.
When Dorak accuses her of sexual improprieties, Maura realizes that she has to flee by any means necessary to reunite with the Dinii, a warrior bird-like people, and search for the fabled plant, the Mother Bogazkoy, in order to “mate” with it. Only the Bogazkoy could infuse her with the power to combat the Black Cacodemon, Dorak’s evil wizard, and free her nation from the tyranny of Bhuttanian rule.
Only by saving her country can Maura hope to save Dorak from himself. Can Maura really rescue both Dorak and her country? Or must one be sacrificed?
Book 4 of The Princess Maura Tales—a five-book saga. If you love sword/sorcery and action/adventure stories, Wall Of Conquest should be your next read.
After battling the evil wizard Zedek in the cave of the Mother Bogazkoy, Maura discovers that Dorak, the love of her life, and Gitar, Empress of the Dinii, a bird-like people, have vanished. Most assume they have perished.
Grief-stricken, Maura is determined that the child she is carrying shall become the ruler of the Bhuttanian Empire––but this means civil war! Maura must travel to the capital of Bhuttan and confront Dorak’s first wife Jezra and seize the throne from her. Only then can Maura restore order to the Empire.
Deep in her heart, she believes that Dorak and Empress Gitar are still alive and hopes to find them. She sends KiKu, her spylord, and Timon, an untested royal scribe, on a secret mission to the temple of Bhuttu where mysterious bird-like creatures have been seen. Maura’s quest to find Dorak is not without risk, but nothing will prevent her from finding him and ascending to the throne.
Death By Bourbon: Life takes a dramatic turn for Josiah when she witnesses a death at an engagement party for Matt, her best friend.
Charming socialite Addison DeWitt falls into a fit after taking a sip of bourbon. That would be upsetting enough, but Josiah is sure it is murder. However, no one will believe her except for Lady Elsmere and Meriah Caldwell, the famous mystery writer. The three of them conspire to bring the murderer to justice. It turns out the suspect is always three steps ahead of them.
To make matters worse, Josiah's daughter, Asa decides to move to London, Franklin leaves town, and Jake starts singing a different tune. Josiah doubts her ability to meet the future alone. Maybe it's time to sell the Butterfly and move to Florida with the rest of the old folks.
But Josiah is sure of one thing. There is justice and then there is Kentucky justice.
Death By Lotto: Ethel Bradley thinks someone is trying to kill her, but doesn’t know who or why. She enlists the help of her childhood friend, Lady Elsmere, but Lady Elsmere has troubles of her own in the form of a ne’er-do-well English nephew who’s trying to steal her estate. Both women turn to Josiah Reynolds, who has just returned from New York.
Josiah calls Detective Goetz who recommends a shamus named Walter Neff. Walter and Josiah scour the Bluegrass for answers that turn out to be deadly. To make matters worse for Josiah, Fred O’nan (the rogue cop who tried to kill Josiah in Death By A HoneyBee) is a free man and still gunning for her.
Josiah, full of sass and vinegar, meets these challenges head on with the support of her friends, Franklin and Matt. Will Josiah be thwarted this time?
Kentucky can be a cruel mistress to those wanting justice and exacts a high price for it. Sometimes the “dark and bloody ground” demands double indemnity. This is something Josiah knows very well. Very well indeed.
Death By Chocolate: Josiah Reynolds is tracking down the disappearance of an old friend’s son. But while she is chasing a missing person, O’nan is hot on Josiah’s trail chasing her. And he is threatening, conniving, and blackmailing others to help destroy the woman he thinks ruined his life. Will he finally succeed?
Or will Josiah outwit him as she has always done?
One thing is for sure . . . when Josiah and O’nan finally clash at the Cumberland Falls, will justice will be done? As Josiah always says - there is the law and then there is Kentucky justice.
Will Josiah survive the thundering and treacherous waters of the Cumberland Falls or will O'nan finally push our brave Josiah over the edge?