(Descended of Dragons, #1)
Publication date: October 6th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
A Secret Past
Fiery redhead Stella Stonewall can’t decide between a margarita and a manhattan. The rest of her life? Please. Stella has never really fit in, and her pretty world comes crashing down when she learns it was never her world at all.
Rowan Gresham is domineering, brooding, and as sexy as chocolate-dipped sin. When he transports Stella to the magical realm of her parents she recognizes her rightful place immediately. Gresham’s motivations are less clear.
A Scorching Chemistry
The enigmatic Gresham aids in Stella’s metamorphosis and their chemistry ignites, though a long-time girlfriend and a significant age difference stand in the way.
A Battle for the Rest of Her Life
Stella’s life fast-tracks to extraordinary when she enrolls at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning, an enchanted college whose students turn furry on the regular. As Stella learns to navigate the magical new world of Thayer she must also find her animal form, a task as elusive as her ancestry. Stella soon faces an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn to manipulate an animal form she never knew she possessed.
Guest Post: If you could have personally witnessed an event in history, what would you want to have seen?
Last May I visited Italy—my first time to Europe. Our trip began in Rome and we ate, drank, and absorbed every bit of culture we could as we worked our way up the country. I fell in love with Italy. With its attitude, its artistic distinction, its beauty and style. But my particular favorite was Florence (Firenze in Italian), for the medieval city’s cultural, artistic, and economic excellence, and because it was birthplace of the Renaissance.
If I was forced to choose only one event in history to witness, I would choose the day in 1504 when Michelangelo’s David sculpture was installed in the Piazza della Signoria, the city’s political hub and gateway to the Uffizi museum. Florence experienced a surge in artistic, literary, and scientific innovation in the 14th to 16th centuries. Can’t you just imagine the excitement, the hope, the anticipation? Not to mention the pride Florence’s residents must have felt at the honor of having direct access to such an anticipated work of art. I’d like to experience one small moment of that cultural and intellectual upheaval. Of that hope.
Besides, 1504 was well past the time of the Black Death, so I would be in the clear there, at least.
As a side note, an imitation David stands at the Piazza now; the original has been housed in the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze since 1873.
She has a master’s degree, and solid work histories in government and non-profit administration. She’s been published in reputable newspapers and magazines.
One day, though, she said, “Life’s too real for nonfiction. I’m gonna write about love and magic.”
Jen is happily living out her dream in The South with her husband and three children, striking that delicate balance between inspiration and frustration.
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