Before starting this profile, I want to apologize for not having the color blog ready that I announced last week. I decided to do something different this week and announce an exciting new author. Vicki
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Song for a Lost Kingdom – Book 1
It would take two women separated by time to complete music with the power to change history. But will it be enough to save the man they care about most?
Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie were born nearly three centuries apart. Yet their music and an ancient cello connect them to each other and to a man doomed by the Battle of Culloden.
In Book I of the Song for A Lost Kingdom series, Adeena receives an untitled musical score from her dying grandmother in Scotland. The music was hidden away for over two hundred and seventy years, as part of a violent family battle between siblings on different sides of the Jacobite rising of 1745.
When the score is played on the oldest surviving cello ever made in the UK, the music connects Adeena directly to the past as Katharine, struggling to find words to complete her symphonic tour-de-force in the midst of 18th Century political rebellion that is threatening to tear apart Scotland and England.
But Adeena is not a scientist or historian. What she wants more than anything is to compose music and to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Just as she is about to realize her wish, she’s lifted away, out of her control, and immersed in her ancient family history. As she is buffeted back and forth between the worlds, she grows to want more of the past, even though the promise of her most yearned-for musician dreams is coming true.
Not even her passionate boyfriend can keep her rooted in the present, especially when another man from the past falls for her and her music. Although unsure whether her time travel is a hallucination, she’s willing to steal a five million dollar cello to get back to the 1700’s.
With a clear voice that sets us in modern day Ottawa and old world Scotland, Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book I, begins a journey of discovery between two women who share the same musical soul and love for the same doomed man.
Steve is currently working on Book 2 of Song for a Lost Kingdom
Song For a Lost Kingdom sounds very intriguing, just the sort of book I like to read. I’ll have to buy a copy. I love the cover design, too.
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What’s Vicki doing?
I’ve just finished the fairytale novel call Aisling’s Revelation and had it edited by four readers and Word ‘Read Aloud’—a great way of finding typos. The next step is book design (typesetting) of an eBook and a print copy. That should keep me busy for a couple of weeks. I also have to get a cover for it, but it should be on sale by the middle of September.
Fifteen year-old Eisling lives on a small-holding with her grandmother where she helps take care of the poultry and garden. When her Grandmother dies suddenly, she is visited by an elf who says he has come to take her back to her real family, the Elven King and Queen of Lycea in the Realm of Light. But all does not go as planned. Before they reach the Realm of Light, she is kidnapped by the dreaded Korrigen, mortal enemies of the elves.
I’m also halfway through another novel called The Light Bringer. This story is set two thousand years in the future when the whole planet is enveloped in clouds and the sun never shines through. A boy is chosen to go on a quest to restore the sun’s light to the world.