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Friday, November 13, 2015

what could possibly go wrong next? - Daughters of the People series by Lucy Varna

Maya Bellegarde has spent her entire life searching for a way to break the curse hanging over her and her People. As part of her quest, she volunteers to investigate an anomalous burial at a Swedish archaeological dig where a rare cache of documents has been discovered side by side with an ancient symbol linked to the Seven Sisters, the progenitors of the People. 


Maya Bellegarde has spent her entire life searching for a way to break the curse hanging over her and her People. As part of her quest, she volunteers to investigate an anomalous burial at a Swedish archaeological dig where a rare cache of documents has been discovered side by side with an ancient symbol linked to the Seven Sisters, the progenitors of the People. 

While in Sweden, Maya meets James Terhune, an attractive archaic language expert, and invites him to take on a position at the Institute for Early Cultural Studies, the People's main historical research branch. James is thrilled by the opportunity Maya extends and intrigued by the attraction he feels for her. He soon begins to suspect, however, that the secrets of the grave are minor compared to the secrets Maya holds, secrets that could hamper their burgeoning relationship and cripple the work they've undertaken for the IECS. 

The People aren't the only ones interested in the newly-discovered documents. An ancient enemy of the People resurfaces, threatening the lives of Maya and James' loved ones, and setting in motion a chain of events that could save the People, or destroy them. 

Daniella Nehring is a fierce warrior with a turbulent past. Born in the earliest days of World War II to unknown parents, she was raised by Rebecca Upton, one of the People’s most notable leaders. Dani has always had questions about her parents’ identities, information Rebecca refuses to reveal, leaving a gaping hole in Dani's own identity. 

Dani travels to New York on Rebecca's orders to search for the mysterious woman who stole a copy of the Prophecy of Light from the People. There, she teams up with Dave Winstead, an FBI agent working undercover with the People's most ancient and deadly enemy. Dave has a soft spot for the young warrior that divides his loyalties between her and the job he took in order to fulfill a promise he made a decade and a half before, a promise he's determined to keep, no matter what the cost. 

As Dani and Dave are drawn deeper into the hunt for the missing artifact, Dani's immortality is jeopardized, and with it, her ability to reclaim the Prophecy tablet. When she learns the truth about her heritage, Dani must confront her past in a struggle that will change her life forever.

After fourteen years, Indigo Dupree returns to Tellowee, Georgia, to face the past she left behind. She's tried of running, tired of hiding, and wants nothing more than to help her mother through the final days of her pregnancy. What she doesn't want is to become romantically entangled, not even to the sinfully handsome Bobby Upton, whose kiss sent her fleeing a decade and a half before. 

Bobby is the son of the Blade and a ruthless warrior in his own right. At sixteen, the age of manhood among the People, he tried to claim the woman he loved and failed, and spent the next decade hacking his way through Uncle Sam's enemies. Now a successful businessman, he's given the task of tracking down the People's enemies, including India Furia, the twin sister of his heart's only love. 

Duty demands that Indigo atone for the sins of her sister by helping to bring her in. India has other ideas, ones that draw Indigo and Bobby into a deadly game involving the Prophecy of Light, forcing Indigo to choose between her duty and her heart. 

Among the People, Hawthorne the Chronicler is well-known for two things: Her faithful rendition of their history and her inclination to behead those who betray her. To mortals, Hawthorne is better known as Al C. Hawthorne, a fantasy writer with a stellar imagination and a knack for complex stories. It is in this guise that she must track down the sources of comic book illustrator Aaron Kesselman's modernized tales of Rebecca the Blade. 

Hawthorne's blunt words and lithe grace intrigue Aaron, enough for him to take her up on the offer of sharing her bed. Before he knows it, his heart begins the fall into love, a fall he's willing to take if only he can persuade Hawthorne that she isn't a two thousand year old immortal descended from one of the most ruthless warriors in British history.

The past isn't the only obstacle standing in the way of true love. The Eternal Order is on the move, targeting key members of the People in their never-ending quest to extinguish the Light. Hawthorne soon learns that a strong arm and a sharp blade aren't always the best weapons in a Daughter's arsenal, especially when her heart is involved.

The People are in a time of great need. The Prophecy of Light has been rediscovered, the Eternal Order constitutes a growing threat, and the IECS Archives may hold the key the People need to forever be free of An’s curse. 

Moira the Reluctant, immortal Daughter of the renowned Rebecca Upton, journeys from her home in Ireland to assist with efforts to locate Sanctuary, the legendary refuge of the Seven Sisters. There, she meets Tom Fairfax, a reserved archivist tasked with organizing and modernizing the Archives. Tom is everything a Daughter could want in a future mate, handsome, intelligent, and kind. Above all, his touch arouses her in a way no other man’s ever has. 

The moment Tom spied Moira, his heart tangled into a knot and hasn’t loosened since. The beautiful Daughter has a sharp tongue and a temper to match, and is not at all the kind of woman he dreamed of calling his own. In spite of the attraction he feels for her, Tom goes out of his way to avoid the fiery Daughter, determined to protect himself from certain heartbreak. Moira is equally determined to have him, regardless of his apparent infatuation with another Daughter. 

When Moira’s brother is kidnapped, she and Tom are thrown together in a way neither anticipated, forcing them to trust one another or risk losing their budding love under the crushing weight of the Order’s never-ending quest for continued immortality. 

Jerusha Mankiller has found herself in a lot of tight spots during her century and a half of living, but her current assignment takes the cake. Her mother, the formidable Blade, has sent her halfway around the world to investigate clues to the locations of Sanctuary and the City of the Sisters. The catch? Her cover is as the wife of her brother’s best friend, a former Delta Force Operator with a smart attitude and a wicked smile. 

Playing somebody’s husband isn’t a new cover for Drew Martin, but it’s the first time he’s partnered a woman he’s got the hots for. Unfortunately, Jerusha treats him like her kid brother, and when she’s not, she’s instituted a strictly hands-off policy. One kiss wouldn’t kill her, would it? And at least then he’d know if the wild attraction tugging at him affected her, too. 

Tracking down decades-old leads isn’t exactly easy, though. Soon, Jerusha and Drew have their hands full countering the problems cropping up around every corner. Someone is tailing them, the Shadow Enemy turns up in the unlikeliest of places, and an ancient Daughter sets her cap for Drew, leaving him wondering what could possibly go wrong next.

Top 5 Favorite Authors

Nancy Kress
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Nora Roberts
J.K. Rowling
Patricia Briggs

About the author:

Lucy Varna lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Georgia, surrounded by her large, extended family. She's a voracious reader and enjoys nothing more than losing herself between the pages of a good book. Her writing draws extensively on her background in genealogy, history, and archaeology, as well as on her eternal love of Science Fiction, Fantasy, the paranormal, and suspense. 

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Nikki Johnstone said...

Love Mythical Books blog, keep up the awesome work. Whilst I have not read any of these books yet, I may just delve into the first one and see what it's like. I love historical stuff, not sure about the romance stuff. Maybe I'll love it so much, I'll pick up the rest. Thanks for having a giveaway, but more than that, thanks for bringing us these awesome authors who work so hard to bring up something to read.

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

CCAM said...

@Nikki - THANK YOU for your kind words <3

Beppe DM said...

Thank you so much Mythical Books. The BEST Book's blog

fee roberts said...

Mythical Books blog is so awesome! Always introducing us readers to wonderful authors and their wonderful worlds. These characters sound intriguing. I will have to meet them soon! Thank you!

Jo-Anne Boyko said...

I love reading the Mythical Books newsletter I get every day and reading your reviews. You help me figure out what to read next. But, no thanks to you, my TBR list is out of hand!

Betty Woodrum said...

Sounds great! thank you for the terrific post!

treehill30 said...

sounds amazing

Striped Dot said...

Thank you Mythical Books for great work! :)

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This book sounds super awesome. Thanks to Mythical Books for introducing such interesting books to me.

Dan Denman said...

The series looks great! I hope that it is a big success! Mythical Books is a great blog!

Jan Lee said...

Mythical Books always has the best reviews and giveaways. I'd love to read these stories. I do like historical reads but i've never read a historical romance; maybe these books will help me learn to like that aspect :)

Ally Swanson said...

Great post! I really enjoyed learning about this book series! These books sounds quite interesting and intriguing! Totally looking forward to checking these books out!

Linda Trinklein said...

This sounds great!! Thank you for the chance!
Ps I love mythical book blog

Wendy Hutton said...

this sounds great, thanks

Diana So said...

This series sounds fun and up my alley to read! Plus the author lives in Georgia! Thanks for always growing my TBR pile daily...may have a slight addiction at this point, lol.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Love Mythical Books. Look forward to the posts. This sounds like a really good series. Would love to get the set.

Jennifer Rote

Debbie Joyce said...

Oh wow! This sounds like a fun and hot read;) please and thank you!

nurmawati djuhawan said...

amazing covers and love the blurbs
thx u for hosting :)

Richard Brandt said...

Jerusha Mankiller is the best character name! Must be a lot of pressure for someone to live up to, though.

katieoscarlet said...

The authors background in genealogy, history, and archaeology makes for an excellent writing resume. I wish the author much success.

Danielle Merkle said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

Simon said...

Looks like an interesting book ;)

Angie D said...

Thanks for the intro to a new author for myself! Looking forward to reading.

Nikolina said...

The book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

zukaakazux said...

Great giveaway, nice covers of books and have all the love that my dried little heart can give :D

Dario Z said...

This sounds like a great read, thank you Mythical Books for sharing!

Diann Pustay said...

All these books sound really good. Will be adding them to my TBR list.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

Amber said...

I've never read any of her books, but they sound like ones I deffinitely need to add to by TBR list!!

- Amber Y

Judy Thomas said...

The book sounds awesome! Great blog you guys! Thank you :)

Cat Neko said...

What an exciting series to start!! They all seem terrific reads! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Juana said...

I can't wait to get started on this series. I like the gorgeous book covers.

CCAM said...

Good luck and THANK YOU all!