New Release: As Told by Isolde, A Mythic Maidens Novella (Mythic Maidens #5)

My new novella is now available! Cover art by Dragonpen Press Designs “‘Tristan and Isolde’? More like stuff and nonsense…" At age eighteen, Isolde of Ayrland is expected to master the healing arts and uphold her mother’s legacy as a healer, but she’s nowhere near ready for the undertaking. Though her mother’s always urging her … Continue reading New Release: As Told by Isolde, A Mythic Maidens Novella (Mythic Maidens #5)

Meet the (Other) Hero: Dmitri

Meet Dmitri Full Name: Dmitri Straussen Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke From: Tybiria, East Halvea, World of Jordinia Status: Crown Prince of Tybiria Distinguishing characteristics: Tall, blond, and bespectacled. Loves books and reading poetry and novels. Often lost in his own daydreams. Motivations: Until his imprisonment, his biggest aspiration was to write … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Hero: Dmitri

Meet the (Other) Hero: Bram

Meet Bram Photo by Paolo Nicolello. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Officer Abram Visigoth Featured in: The Duchess’s Descendants: Jordinia, Book 4 by C.K. Brooke From: Pierma, Jordinia Status: Officer of the Royal Guard Distinguishing characteristics: Very tall. Calm demeanor. Dark eyes and hair with a violet sheen. Motivations: Duty, honor, and service. Compassion. Bram’s … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Hero: Bram

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Mal

Meet Mal Photo by Laura Gomez. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Mallory Cotts Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Status: Stable girl at Dorsett Castle Distinguishing characteristics: Long black hair, tall and gangly. Gentle and modest; good with horses. Motivations: Just to take and live each day as … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Mal

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Pavi

Meet Pavi Full Name: Pavola Ward Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke From: Wintersea Fortress, Llewes, East Halvea, World of Jordinia. Status: Ward of the king Distinguishing characteristics: Tiny and slender. Cropped red hair. Extremely intelligent. Taught herself to read and loves devouring tomes about science and mathematics. Motivations: To escape the oppressive … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Pavi

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Benedicta

Meet Benedicta Photo by Hai Phung. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Grand Duchess Benedicta “Nedi” Ducelle Featured in: The Emperor's Daughters by C.K. Brooke From: The Royal Palace, Pierma, Jordinia Status: Fourth and youngest Grand Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Pale blonde hair, a generous heart, determination. Motivations: Benedicta would like a husband and family someday, … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Benedicta

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Johanna

Meet Johanna Photo by Tiko Giorgadze. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Johanna Cosmith Featured in: The Duchess’s Descendants by C.K. Brooke From: Rhys, Jordinia Status: Daughter of the late Duke and Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Wild curly hair; flirtatious. Perhaps a bit too experienced with gentlemen… Motivations: Johanna is carrying an unexpected surprise and she … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Johanna

Meet the Hero: Archer

Meet Archer Full Name: Archer CrossFeatured in: Fool Moon by C.K. Brooke From: Cree Status: Self-proclaimed highwayman hunter Distinguishing characteristics: Brown hair, goatee. Carries a bow & arrow and rides a golden horse called Sunbeam. Motivations: Ridding the roads of highwaymen, protecting the innocent, restoring justice his way and making a living in the process. … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Archer

Meet the Hero: Lancelot

Meet Lance Full Name: Lancelot "Lance" Dulac Featured in: I, Guinevere by C.K. Brooke From: Dulac’s Farm, Camylot, Isle of the Bryttons Status: Farmer’s son, swordsman hobbyist Distinguishing characteristics: Young and handsome. Brown hair and amber-gold eyes. Skilled and promising swordsman. Motivations: Lance has long dreamed of wielding his beloved sword, Secace, in the queen’s … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Lancelot

Meet the Hero: Geo

Meet Geo Full Name: Georome Straussen Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke From: Tybiria, East Halvea, World of Jordinia. Status: The younger Prince of Tybiria Distinguishing characteristics: Raven hair, athletic, courageous. Can be reckless but for noble causes. Motivations: Loyalty and family. Will do anything for his brother. Geo’s Story:Although the two couldn’t … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Geo

Meet the (Anti-)Hero: Jothann

Meet Jothann Photo by Daan Mooij. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Jothann von Sparx Featured in: The Last Empress by C.K. Brooke From: District of Turane, Jordinia Status: Former scholar and paperboy turned soldier. Secret leader of an underground revolution. Distinguishing characteristics: Young, blond, contemplative, fiercely intelligent. Humble, gentle, idealistic and progressive. Motivations: Enlightenment, revolution, … Continue reading Meet the (Anti-)Hero: Jothann

Meet the Hero: Casmir

Meet Casmir Full Name: Casmir Abdul Featured in: The Emperor’s Daughters by C.K. Brooke From: Al-Habar Status: Sultan of Al-Habar Distinguishing characteristics: Tan, shaved head, aquiline nose. Liquid brown eyes, broad-shouldered, extremely handsome. Deep voice. Patient, slow to anger; but once angry, his justice can be formidable. Motivations: Making his nation a better place and … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Casmir

Meet the Hero: Drew

Meet Drew Photo by Austin Human. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Andrew Cosmith Featured in: The Duchess’s Descendants by C.K. Brooke From: Jordinia Status: Fourth son of the Duke and Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Shaggy, unkempt hair; a crooked nose. Talks a big game but is mostly all talk. Infuriatingly cocky but hilariously incompetent. … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Drew

Meet the Hero: Mac

Meet Mac Full Name: Marley Macmillan Featured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, The Duchess Revival, The Duchess’s Descendants, and The Emperor’s Daughters by C.K. Brooke From: Jordinia and the Knights’ Forest Status: Forest dweller on a quest Distinguishing characteristics: Dark hair, freckles, hazel eyes. Average height and build. Sweet, brave, and trustworthy. Often … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Mac

Meet the Hero: Bos

Meet Bos Photo by Miranda Wipperfurth. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Boslon Visigoth Featured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, The Duchess Revival, and The Duchess’s Descendants by C.K. Brooke From: Dekantor, Jordinia Status: Woodworker Distinguishing characteristics: Exceedingly tall, often described as a giant. Blond hair and beard. Serious, pacifist, noble. Devout royalist. Motivations: … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Bos

Meet the Hero: Miers

Meet Miers Full Name: Commander Miers Redding Featured in: Commanding His Heart by C.K. Brooke From: New Haven, Connecticut. Post-Revolutionary War 1780s Status: Commander in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War Distinguishing characteristics: Tall. Dark curls; gentle, patient, slightly distracted demeanor. Motivations: Rescuing the innocent and protecting those he loves. Miers’ Story:A goodhearted Quaker … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Miers

Meet the Hero: James

Meet James Full Name: Captain James Morrow Featured in: Capturing the Captain by C.K. Brooke From: Outer Hebrides, Scotland in 1720Status: Privateer, pirate catcher. Captain of The Indomitable Distinguishing characteristics: Muscular, broad shouldered, shaved head with a scar going up the side. Motivations: Atonement, the quest for freedom and pardon for himself and his shipmates. … Continue reading Meet the Hero: James

Meet the Heroine: Lori

Meet Lori Photo by Karoline Soares. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Lorileen Masters Featured in: Fool Moon by C.K. Brooke From: Cree Status: Daughter of an orchardist Distinguishing characteristics: Long dark hair that she wears in a braid. Was cursed by a wicked witch and now sees ghostly shades. Motivations: A normal life. Freedom from … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Lori

Meet the (Anti-)Heroine: Tàlia

Meet Tàlia Photo by Mari Lezhava. Courtesy of Unsplash. From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke Status: Crown Princess of Dorsett Distinguishing characteristics: Slight, blonde, ill-tempered and intimidating Motivations: Preserving her crown and her kingdom the way she likes them, and keeping subordinates in their place. Tàlia’s StoryPrincess Tàlia … Continue reading Meet the (Anti-)Heroine: Tàlia

Meet the Heroine: Guinevere

Meet Guinevere Full Name: Guinevere Pendrakon From: Camylot Featured in: I, Guinevere by C.K. Brooke Status: Queen-to-be of Camylot Distinguishing characteristics: Long blond hair; has a special, innate connection to the sword, Exkalibur Motivations: Fighting for the ones she cares about, becoming the queen her kingdom needs. Guinevere’s StoryOn the winter solstice, a mysterious sword … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Guinevere

Meet the Heroine: Lucie

Meet Lucie Photo by Alice Alinari. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Luccia Camerlane From: Backshore, Tybiria, East Halvea Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke Status: Baron of Backshore’s daughter Distinguishing characteristics: Heppestonian heritage, soulful eyes, always wears an amethyst pendant from her late mother. Motivations: Compassion for others and doing what’s right Lucie’s StoryLucie … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Lucie

Meet the Heroine: Antonia

Meet Antonia Photo by Nathan Dumlao. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Antonia Serafina Korelli From: Innía, World of Jordinia Featured in: The Red Pearl by C.K. Brooke Status: Runaway priestess-in-training Distinguishing characteristics: Blonde hair, blue eyes, a doll-like appearance. Scar on her shoulder. Admirably brave in most cases—except when it comes to her debilitating fear … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Antonia

Meet the Heroine: Raphaela

Meet Raphaela Photography by Averie Woodard. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Grand Duchess Raphaela Ducelle From: Jordinia Featured in: The Emperor's Daughters by C.K. Brooke Status: Grand Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Long black hair, green eyes, freckles, a slightly hoarse voice. Motivations: Independence, novelty, freedom. Raphaela wants to travel the world and make her … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Raphaela

Meet the Heroine: Catja

Meet Catja Photography by Emmanuel Bior. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Professor Catja Lovell From: Sialla, East Halvea, World of Jordinia. Featured in: The Duchess's Descendants by C.K. Brooke Status: Anthropologist studying the Oca people of the North Islands Distinguishing characteristics: Olive skin, dark hair, spectacles. A lady scientist. Motivations: Carrying out her late father’s … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Catja