For those in the know...Hers To Command was available Monday! But today is the official launch day. My most generous author was giving ARC's (Advanced Reader Copy) away like candy canes.
Majority said they absolutely loved the book! He's the blurb:
Conte Camliel Aristos deTano, Ari, has long spurned the marriage forced upon him. His contractual bride, Princess Fleur Constante, the beautiful future queen though young and inexperienced, is willing to risk everything, including her own sanity, to save her planet.
The inhabitants of the sentient planet, Verdantia, are poised on the precipice of extinction following a brutal invasion by an off-world, nomadic horde. Verdantia’s capital, Sylvan Mintoth, must have its failing energy shield restored, or the planet is doomed. The Elders know the shield can draw energy from only one thing—a very arduous and grueling coupling of two specific people who were pre-chosen by the planet Herself and promised by prearranged marriage contract.
Verdantia draws strength from the duo, but the sentient planet whispers to Ari that a third is necessary – Ari’s aide de camp, Visconte Doral deLorion, an angelically handsome, skilled assassin who silently surrendered his heart to Ari long ago.
The trio struggles to make this surprising partnership harmonious, pushing through pride, scars of past abuse, fears of inexperience and distrust. To save Verdantia, they must overcome their individual weaknesses and realize their full potential. Only the tetriarch and their combined synergy, can harness Verdantia’s immense power to shield its citizens from invasion.
I can't tell you how excited I am that this is OUT! We've been working on this for 9 months and I've been on such a ride!
I've made a life-long friendship with a storyteller that I will always read (Patricia). I've met my future publicist (Travis), I've made a connection with a talented cover artist that "gets" me (Truenotdreams), and I've discovered my metal.
Publishing is by no means easy. But it's the best job I've ever had. I'm in the right place no matter if it's the right time--but it feels like it--and the learning curve is steep. But this book, this one book feels like a triumph.
I got to see it from beginning to end. It's really made the advice of "every book has a team" visceral for me. No matter if they are self or traditionally published each book takes a team of members to produce. I'm amazed at those who were involved in this effort because it does feel like a child.
It makes me feel like I might know what I'm doing. Just a smidgeon.
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