Rose of Prophecy by Hope Ann

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Don’t you just love a good fairy tale? I know I do, my favorite being Beauty and the Beast. So I was really excited when my friend Hope Ann wrote and published her Beauty and the Beast retelling, Rose of Prophecy. I was happy to read it prepublication and now I am so happy to announce its publication!!! Throw confetti and celebrate with me for this beautiful retelling of Beauty and the Beast. 

Writing in the Light Publishing proudly presents the first of nine novellas in

The Legends of Light series!
Rose of Prophecy,

a fantasy seeped retelling of Beauty and the Beast
containing an ancient promise, an invisible spy, and the legendary Stieg der,
is more than a mere retelling of a favorite fairy tale.

Each novella focuses on one of the
nine Fruits of the Spirit
while also following the conflict between the Prince and Tauscher
and expertly retelling and twisting some popular, as well as several lesser known, fairy tales.

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She is afraid. Not because she is alone. Not because thick roiling clouds obscure the moon. Not because the wind rushes through the forest like a wild dragon. She is afraid because she is late. And to be late means death.
Her life had been happy once.
Despite the destruction wreaked by Tauscher, traitor to the King. Despite the distant war led by the Prince and fought with the help of her three brothers. Despite her own poorly-chosen nickname of Beauty, she’d enjoyed life.
Of course, that was also before her father left home on a hopeful errand but returned weary and ill, bearing a velvety scarlet rose which he claimed would never wither. But even life in the ancient hall, tucked away in the center of Mosswood, surrounded by roses of every description, overshadowed with mystery and home to a scarred figure who is more beast than man, wasn’t too bad after a time.
But now…now, in a flash of light, Beauty finally glimpses the truth. And the cost. The price which must be paid, or the sacrifice which must be made.
It is a curse which even love alone may not be able to break.

About the Author

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Hope Ann is a Christian authoress who loves reading and writing fantasy, retelling fairy tales, and futuristic fiction. She has been writing for over five years and is currently working on several fantasy books as well as a futuristic trilogy.
Some of her favorite authors include J. R. R. Tolkien, Serena Chase, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain.
You can visit Hope’s blog at Writinginthelight.org. You can also follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.

Note:  As of now, Rose of Prophecy is only up for free on Smashwords. It should be free on Amazon in the coming weeks.

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The Seahorse Legacy Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Today is the day of Serena Chase’s The Seahorse Legacy redesigned cover reveal! I’m dancing an Irish gig and throwing confetti around my  room.
 
Not really. I may have Irish in me, but I can’t dance and I don’t have any confetti.
 
But even if I had confetti and even if I could dance I would probably be doing both because I’m really thrilled about this cover because I adore these books. I have read them through twice this year already.  And the day is finally here to reveal the new cover.
 
 
 
So without further ado
 
HERE
 
IT
 
IS
 
 
 When I first heard that the cover of The Seahorse Legacy was being changed I was maybe just a tad bit disappointed because I liked the old one. But this, this new one, was better than I imagined.  My favorite part is the ship in the red light of sunset.
 
And Cazien’s icy blue stare? Oh, yeah. You couldn’t ask for a better cover.
 
 
 
 Here’s the blurb about the book
 
  The Seahorse Legacy (Eyes of E’veria, book 3) by Serena Chase published by Candent Gate
 
 a Pirate, bound by a centuries-old oath 


As Keeper of the Seahorse Legacy, Cazien de Pollis is a King among pirates, divinely appointed to dispense justice on the seas. Bound by the sacred oath of a long-dead ancestor, he must fulfill a contract to wed the green-eyed Oracle’s Daughter named therein—or risk losing everything he and his people hold dear. But at nineteen, with the identity of his betrothed only recently revealed, Cazien resents the contract—and the urgency within him to see it satisfied.

a Knight, determined to prove her calling

Erielle de Gladiel returned from the quest for the Remedy, changed. Not only are her formerly-blue eyes now a brilliant shade of green, but she must don gloves to hide inky evidence that her prophetically-bestowed title, the Oracle’s Daughter, demands more from her than the task already completed. Erielle’s dearest-held dream is realized when she is knighted by her King, but unbeknownst to her, that very honor jeopardizes the prophesied purpose to which she and Cazien have been called.

a Legacy, demanding surrender

Just as Cazien summons the courage to collect his bride, dark rumors and darker deeds crawl up the coasts, calling its guardians, the Seahorse Pirates, into action—and Cazien away from Erielle. But even though the Oracle’s Daughter knows nothing of the contract to which she has been consigned, Cazien’s enemies have somehow learned of his interest in Erielle. And if they reach her before his ancestor’s weighty oath is executed, the Seahorse Legacy will be forfeited…. and darkness will be given reign.

The third book in this series-within-a series, The Seahorse Legacy begins an epic re-imagining of several fairy tales, combined–including an unexpected twist on The Twelve Dancing Princesses. This romantic adventure will conclude in Eyes of E’veria, Book 4: The Sunken Realm, coming late Summer 2015.

 
About the Author:
 
SERENA CHASE lives in Iowa with her husband, two teen daughters, and a big white dog named Albus. A frequent contributor to USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, Serena is an avid reader of young adult fiction and inspirational romance and has become a respected influencer within those communities. When not engaged in her varied roles within the publishing industry, Serena can be found coaching her local high school’s Color Guard, watching action movies, and dreaming about someday living in a cottage by the sea. Connect with Serena Chase on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter (@Serena_Chase) and visit www.serenachase.com to subscribe to her newsletter and gain access to exclusive, subscriber-only content.
 
ENTER THE GIVE AWAY BELOW
 
Prize pack includes:
1. Custom skin for reading device (or phone) featuring the new book cover
2. Temporary tattoos “Official Pirate Crew — The Seahorse Legacy”
3. $10 Amazon giftcard
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