What's happening at Freya's Bower? We have some new releases, a book coming out in print in July, and an award for one of our books! Be sure to check our coming soon page to see what we have in the works.
Loved Him to Death: Haru of Sachoné House by K.M. Frontain
Haru, merchant prince of Sachoné House, sails into the port of Verdant on a day when Ardu magic normally rejects outsiders of the faith. Despite that he is an infidel, Haru is chosen to be the next Oradhé, the holy man who must act as a dragon god's conscience. To Haru's dismay, the price exacted for this duty will be his eyes burned from his sockets.
Haru's struggle to retain his sight becomes a profound battle to preserve his spirit, for he must resist not only Verdant tradition, but the questionable advances of Intana, the dragon god. All the while, Vaal, the shark deity of Haru's people, lurks in the water and observes. Vaal of the Depths has plans for Verdant, for Intana, and for Haru.
Rating: Beyond Sizzing
Book Length: Novel
A Taste of Italy by Lucie Simone
Winner of 2007 New York Book Festival Competition for Best E-Book.
Carly, an LA woman who sets off for Florence, Italy in search of passion, finds that her Catholic upbringing and a decade spent toiling away in the corporate tax industry has her so buttoned up she barely knows what to do with herself. Haunted by Sister Mary Margaret's threats of eternal damnation, she nearly loses the will to fulfill her dreams. But when she meets David, a California man in Florence with his theatre company, she discovers that underneath all her layers of guilt and fear, lies the heart of a "naughty, naughty girl."
Book Length: Short Story
Genre: Chick Lit/Contemporary
Conspiracy of Angels by Zinnia Hope
Coming in print July 10, 2007
You'll love to hate her, want to hug her, yell at her, and then root for her. Raised by a Bible-beating grandmother and a starstruck mother, naturally, Elizabeth has issues.
Forced to leave town seven years ago by the local minister, Elizabeth has returned. With the help of some meddling angels and her overbearing grandmother, she finally finds her way back to her one true love. Sometimes, a bit of heavenly conspiracy is required to set things right.
Based on true-life accounts, Conspiracy of Angels is a controversial tale of deception within Christianity where sex is a sin unless there's a gold band on the ring finger and people gossip while sequestering the skeletons in their own closets.
Book Length: Plus Novel
Price: $5.95 -- ebook, $12.99 -- print