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The Fire Lord's Lover
The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy
by Kathryne Kennedy

Dark, sexy and magical!

History books don't reveal the dark secrets of magical Victorian England, an England ruled by elven lords.  Together these lords enslave humans to create their armies.   Dominic Raikes, the elven Fire Lord Mor'ded's half son, marries the Lady Cassandra to fulfill his father's desire for a new champion.  Lady Cassandra has been raised in a convent.  Her innocence and purity are evident to human and elven eyes alike --- but no one would guess her secrets.  Cassandra plans to assassinate the evil Mor'ded.   As part of the resistance, she plans to free humanity from his power. Her marriage will help her get close to the king.  What she doesn't expect is that she will fall in love with the son of the man she must kill.  As this planned marriage brings them together, somehow love has a way of defying their original intentions.  Can the two of them defy the fire lord and escape with their lives?  Can they save England and its inhabitants from the diabolical plans at work under the elven lords?

In the fantasy romance THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER, the first book in The Elven Lords series, Kathryne Kennedy creates compelling characters, joining together two memorable characters in a dynamic, challenging quest.  Cassandra may be pure and innocent but she is certainly no push-over.  Cassandra is an active, strong heroine who can stand up for herself and take the initiative.  She is trained to fight and she does not need to be rescued. For Cassandra, love is a matter of the heart.  Dominic needs to open his heart but he fears the risk that might come to those he loves.  After suffering abuse and humiliation from his father, his only friend is the enigmatic dragon steed Ador.  Will Cassandra be able to find the key to unlock the heart of the wounded soul of her husband?  In the pairing together of hero and heroine, Kathryne Kennedy creates the perfect characters to start off her new series with a stunning combination.  Both Cassandra and Dominic will live on in this reader's imagination long afterwards. 

THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER, Kathryne Kennedy creates a dark world in which imagery plays a poetic, powerful role.  Certain revelations are likely to make a reader gasp at the pure evil behind the Fire Lord's schemes.  Be forewarned, if you are looking for a light, fluffy romance, look elsewhere.  If on the other hand, you are looking for a fantasy romance that takes you on a voyage to another world where the stakes are high and the romance sexy, Kathryne Kennedy's new series is one of those special rare finds.  Kathryne Kennedy fans will find the ingredients they have grown to love in this author's work --- lovable characters, an enchanting world, a heart-warming romance and above all the magic of beautiful storytelling --- all brought together in a world that is darker but just as magical as her previous works.  Romance readers who have not read Kathryne Kennedy are truly missing out.  Few authors grab the imagination and the heart so deeply.  Outstanding!

Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca (July 6, 2010)
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