Emerald Keep (The Persis Chronicles #2)
Authors A Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder
Release Date: April 8, 2015
In 2012, I read Emerald Fire by A Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder and was smitten. I loved the deep world building, the amazing cultures the authors created, and above all the complex characters at the heart of the story. I had given up thinking I would see a return to this universe….until I heard Emerald Keep was scheduled for release on April 8th! Be still my heart! Here’s your first look at the sequel (mine too). And don’t forget to enter the contest to be found at the end of the post.
About Emerald Keep….
When Emerald Keeper Teeka returns to the city of Reghdad and leaves the harsh desert behind, he finds that not all dangers come from the Great Valley. The dangerous Daymonth is nearly upon them and no one can survive on the surface of the planet — but Senior Hunter Quill Mayer is trying to get to Reghdad, and Teeka, before the start of it. Even if he makes it, Emerald Keep denies Teeka’s Contract with Senior Hunter Quill, and Teeka discovers his enemy is more powerful than any of them suspected and he will stop at nothing to separate Teeka and Quill — even by striking in the very heart of the city.
Pages or Words: 81,000 words
Categories: Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Science Fiction
Teeka fought not to fidget as Cordell paid the young man and unrolled the message sheet. He didn’t like the way Cordell frowned and curbed the impulse to snatch the moss paper away and read it himself.
Cordell met his gaze. “The Corsair MD Stardawn clipped a runner on rocks on the way to Kotek Stronghold from Cyrus. When she arrived at Kotek Stronghold, she couldn’t leave. Most passengers got to Cyrus on the other corsairs that had room, but with cramped quarters. Passengers that chose to stay at the stronghold received assistance with lodgings and a voucher for travel after Daymonth.”
“Does it say anything about the passengers on the Sandqueen?” Teeka clutched the edge of the table.
“There is no Senior Hunter Quill Mayer listed on the Sandqueen’s manifest.” Cordell glanced again at the paper. “The Dock Assistant says that livestock wouldn’t have been accommodated due to space constraints.”
Teeka took a deep breath and took the paper from Cordell. He pretended to read it, but tears blurred his vision.
“Maybe he hired a corsair from Kotek City to Reghdad like you did,” Cordell pointed out.
The price of a corsair would be out of anyone’s reach unless they were like Teeka’s father, a minister with the wealth to pay for it and the political pull to be able to hire it without any other passengers. Corsairs that made the run from Kotek City would be stuffed full of passengers and luggage for families journeying to caverns along the route; no one would take one all the way to Reghdad. It wouldn’t make sense.
Quill didn’t make it. He couldn’t leave the truffles alone at the stronghold.
Teeka was alone for the Daymonth.
Publisher: Torquere Press
Cover Artist: BSClay
Sales Links: Torquere Press
About the authors:
For author and textile artist A. Catherine Noon, it’s all about the yarn, both metaphorical and literal – spinning a yarn, knitting with yarn, weaving, sewing, painting, sharing stories and good times over a cup of coffee with dark chocolate.
She teaches creative writing, creative expression, and textile arts.
For author Rachel Wilder, it’s all about the person – from characters to clients. Image Consultant | Dominatrix | Author
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Tour Dates & Stops: April 1, 2015
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