Featured in: The Duchess’s Descendantsby C.K. Brooke
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.
Motivations: Attention, credit, and meaning. Though he’s slow to admit it, Drew is just looking for an opportunity to leave his mark upon the world and prove his credibility and worth.
Drew’s Story: Gambling away his fortune, illegally fielding bets, and chainsmoking cigars are just a few of the young lord’s past-times. No luck with business—or women, either—has left him itching for adventure and the opportunity to really be something. Along with his favorite brother, Ludwig, Drew is propositioned by the emperor himself to spearhead an expedition to the wilderness and chart the territory for the empire. Drew immediately agrees, although he has little idea what is in store for him there…
Come aboard in The Duchess’s Descendants, Jordinia: Book 4 by C.K. Brooke!
Featured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, The Duchess Revival, The Duchess’s Descendants,andThe Emperor’s Daughtersby 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 the voice of reason, but can also be hotheaded, impulsive, and quick to make judgments.
Motivations: A life and love of his own. Mac just wants to be the hero of his own adventure, marry a nice girl, and have a family someday.
Born and raised in the isolation of the Knights’ Forest, Mac has only known his mother and their small cottage in the woods. When he hears word of a quest to seek a lost duchess, offering a considerable prize and the girl’s marriage hand as the reward, he doesn’t need persuading. But he’s soon saddled with an gregarious conman and a zealous giant on the quest. It further complicates things when they find the girl and she’s everything Mac ever dreamed she’d be…but competing with the others to win her heart is another matter entirely.
Read how the tale unfolds inThe Duchess Quest: Jordinia, Book I by C.K. Brooke! Available in eBook, paperback, and audio:
Featured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, The Duchess Revival, and The Duchess’s Descendantsby C.K. Brooke
From: Dekantor, Jordinia
Distinguishing characteristics: Exceedingly tall, often described as a giant. Blond hair and beard. Serious, pacifist, noble. Devout royalist.
Motivations: King and country. Traditionalism and righteousness. Honor, dignity, nobility. Loyalty, fealty.
Bos’s Story A simple woodworker from the north, Bos watched his entire family perish at the hands of ruthless rebels during the first Jordinian War of the Revolution. Bos remains loyal to the emperor, even though the empire has long since fallen. When Bos hears word, however, that the emperor’s only daughter might still be alive, nothing—not even the law—will stop him from joining the search party to seek her.
Join the search in The Duchess Quest: Jordinia, Book I by C.K. Brooke! Available in eBook, paperback, and audio:
From: Outer Hebrides, Scotland in 1720 Status: 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.
James’ Story: James is a privateer captain with a checkered past. To atone for that past and pardon his name, he’s become a pirate hunter on the Atlantic. His biggest enemy at large: the captain of The Sukkubus, who stole something very important from him—something James must return to the Crown if he ever wishes to restore his freedom and that of his crew. But in his hunt for the elusive captain, he’s accidentally captured the enemy’s unruly grown daughter. But is James the one who becomes her captive?
Sail the seas of passion inCapturing the Captain: American Pirate Romances #1 by C.K. Brooke!
From: Mt. Olympus and the island of Crete, Ancient Greece
Featured in: Secrets of Artemis by C.K. Brooke
Status: Olympian Goddess, Daughter of Zeus
Distinguishing characteristics: Always carries a bow and arrow; expert hunter. Short dark hair; eternally youthful.
Motivations: Discovering her own sense of identity and purpose as a goddess, not just having it assigned to her.
Artemis’s Story Artemis is the Ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, the moon, and of childbirth, believed to be eternally chaste. But the divine maiden had one secret: her forbidden love for the huntsman god, Orion.
Will her twin brother, Apollo, and her father, Zeus, ever permit them to be together? Or will Artemis and Orion’s love go the way of a Greek tragedy?
Discover more in my award-winning mythical retelling, Secrets of Artemis, available in eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, and Audio!
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 Story Lucie is madly in love with the Prince of Tybiria. She’s also engaged to marry the Prince of Tybiria. Only one issue: there are two princes, and she’s engaged to the wrong one. The royal engagement party becomes even unluckier when an enemy king invades and kidnaps her newly betrothed. Now she and her true love—her fiancé’s brother, Prince Geo—must set off to rescue the Crown Prince from certain death. If they fail, an innocent man dies. If they succeed, then Lucie will spend the rest of her life with the brother of the man she loves. What does Lucie’s destiny hold?
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 of dogs. Motivations: Antonia will do whatever it takes to make her dream come true. Refusing to be relegated to eternal chastity and service as a priestess, she escapes her coven to chase her dreams of true love and adventure in the land of Elat.
Antonia’s Story Antonia is a young woman on a mission: escape the coven and run away to Elat. There’s only one problem. The morning she breaks free, she encounters a man being held up at gunpoint. Doing the only thing she can think of, she saves his life by giving the gunslingers what they demand.
When the thieves ride off, the man Antonia has saved is inexplicably furious with her. She can’t understand why. What could she have given them that was more important to him than his life? Furthermore, he now refuses to let her go until she’s helped him get it back. Is the ungrateful stranger and his harebrained hunt just an inconvenient diversion from her journey to Elat? Or, perhaps, could this be the adventure she was seeking all along?
Find out in my fantasy-adventure romance, The Red Pearl!
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 work and legacy. Science and enlightenment. Informing the uninformed.
Catja’s Story As a child, Catja Lovell voyaged with her father, an anthropologist, to the North Islands to study the tribes that inhabit them. After his death, she continues to do her best to emulate his practices and continue his research.
When a band of Jordinian explorers arrive, spearheaded by the emperor’s obnoxious – yet, somehow frustratingly charming – royal nephew, Catja is reluctantly thrust into the position of translator and intercessor between the newcomers and the tribe. Once she learns the Jordinians believe they now own the land, she takes it upon herself to dissuade them before they can do the islands and the natives any harm.
Can she succeed? Or will the voice of one woman be drowned out by warmongering mainlanders? Can Catja possibly get through to the emperor’s rock-headed nephew who has definitely begun to occupy more of her time…and thoughts…than she would ever care to admit?