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The Broken Daughter
The Cursed Kingdom Book One
by Aimee Shaye
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Page Count: 400
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Long ago, magick filled the land of Dramolux. But one sorceress delved too deep into dark sorcery and tainted the creatures inhabiting the land. In an effort to save all creatures, a noble sentinel locked the dark powers away. For generations, the dark ones were controlled, passed down to those who ruled the sentinel kingdom. All is peaceful until the newest sentinel queen is murdered and all the magick is released back into the world. It is now up to her daughter, Princess Aymeri–who has no knowledge of what she truly is–to recapture it. But another dark sorceress is on the rise. She wants to lay claim to the magick and wield it herself, in an effort to take all of Dramolux under her control. The odds are against Aymeri and the magick the sorceress wants is evil. Aymeri must prepare to battle or die fighting for the survival of her people.
Veralun. Home of every creature known to mankind. Where humans lived among elves and dwarves played with the giants. Where enemies didn’t exist and light magic and dark magic coexisted in harmony, until one dark day when the skies turned gray and endless thunder and lightning storms purged the land. Beings of all kinds huddled in fear and prayed to their gods for salvation. But even the gods couldn’t stop the fearless sorceress known as Leaniya. With one powerful spell she began to infect all the magical creatures with her hate. Dwarves turned against giants. Elves turned against pixies. Fae turned against sprites. Everyone was at war with one another.
Before long the winds howled for Sentinel Yuria, Queen of the Magical Lands, and in swift motion and an effortless incantation, all the magical beings were nothing but mere inanimate objects strewn over the land. Barriers of fog, sea, and forests split the world away from them and out of it a new land was born.
Sentinel Yuria called this land Dramolux signifying the beginning of something wonderful, a land without magic. A land of harmony. And as all the magic ceased to exist, markings filled her body and the bodies of the other Sentinels of her bloodline.
They were the Maudlins and they were the guardians of peace.
By the time Aymeri’s mother finished, the girl was fast asleep on her mother’s lap and a small sigh escaped her lips. “One day, daughter, you’re going to wish you took these stories seriously and not as the nonsense your father led you to believe they were.”
Queen Ismana closed the book and put it back on the shelf, nestling it between two heavier books so the spine wouldn’t wither away. “One day you will learn, daughter. And I will teach you.”
The Dead Daughter
The Cursed Kingdom Book Two
by Aimee Shaye
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Page Count: 359
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She was born an ill-fated princess. She was destined to be a savior.
Princess Kumud Maudlin of Treoles is a rescued prisoner of her own castle after twenty-three years of seclusion. Now that she has a second chance of life, thanks to her rescuer–and sister-Queen Aymeri, she must learn to speak with her words and control the wayward magick inside of her.
Meanwhile, the evil Empress Dimia is advancing toward Treoles with a vengeance for the magick guarded by Kumud’s sentinel sister, and ruler of Treoles.
Will Princess Kumud control her magick and help Treoles retaliate or will Treoles fall before it even stands a chance?
Kumud’s left shoulder ached and burned as she fell to her knees in pain. She gritted her teeth and grunted while she placed her hand on her shoulder to calm the pain. Drystan was at her side in mere seconds and coached her to breath while he assured her the pain would soon pass. She could barely move her left arm as the pain surged through her as though someone used a sharp, hot object to carve her flesh. Without an explanation, she knew it was her very own rune, just like Aymeri had between her shoulder blades. Before the pain became too intense, Lady Breya placed a hand over the shoulder that ached and the pain vanished.
Kumud looked up at her in askance. “I am Fae,” Lady Breya stated. “My kind are known for using nature and natural instincts. My abilities allow me to soothe.”
Kumud smiled brightly. Why were magickal creatures thought to be dangerous when so many were harmless? She had a lot to learn about the magick that had once been banned, but one thing was for sure: all parties were misunderstood.
By the time they finished sparring, the sun started to set and Ser Racquol called upon them for dinner. Although Racquol was King Drystan’s royal adviser, he had taken to help Aymeri as well. In the past few months, Kumud had become quite fond of him–in a friendly way. She still had to get accustomed to the people of the palace, especially the men. After everything Ser Parzival did to her, she was peculiar about who she wanted around.
“Congratulations on your rune, Princess.” Ser Racquol held out his arm to escort her back into the palace.
“I am many things but normal is not one of them,” says Aimee Shaye when asked to describe herself. She is a novelist whose genres include Fantasy and all its subgenres. When asked what drives her, Aimee says, “The world around me. The people I know. The love and support of my family.” Aimee is a family-driven person and enjoys meeting and getting to know her readers. She is full of life and down-to-earth. She has a personality that fills the room. More than that, Aimee is someone people easily open up to. Her passion for life, reading, and writing are evident in her novels and she leaves no stone unturned in showcasing real emotions even in a fantasy world.
Readers from all of the world enjoy reading her novels which are suitable for all ages, despite her characters being in their late teens and early twenties.
One lucky follower of the giveaway will walk away with signed copies of both The Broken Daughter & The Dead Daughter, plus a Princess Survival Pack with twp costume grade tiaras, princess-style garter & princess themed wine glass. What a prize! Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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