Medieval Fantasy Romance
do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of
multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance –
The Last Dragon and discover the answer.
sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power
overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled
thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining
like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in
knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince
Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a
mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe,
Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated.
His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child -
dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before
his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.
was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her
to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress,
discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret
hidden in her soul.
spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was
when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after
a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be
Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the
Birth of the Story – The Last Dragon
Generally, I am a contemporary, romance
writer. I have dabbled in fantasy, but it was a modern day, urban fantasy. A
mentor mentioned that in one of my earlier books, he kept expecting a dragon to
appear. My response – I laughed. End of story.
Or, so I thought.
That dragon took on a life of its own. It
flew around in my head until I conceded and started writing the story. I belong
to a couple of in-person writer groups where over months I read the first two
chapters. The members started asking questions which triggered ideas which lead
to plot lines which added to the story.
But during this, something else happened. I
shifted from writing hot romances to sweet. The genteelness and innocence of
Derry was wrong for a smouldering romance.
I was really working in the cliché of uncharted waters – a medieval fantasy
and a sweet romance. Give my head a shake!
Then quarantine hit and the in-person
meetings stopped. I was saddened by this as I was enjoying the reactions to the
story. We have a 750-word limit for each reading, so these people were only
getting tidbits of story at a time and I had gotten pretty good at ending each
reading with a hook.
I paused getting the finished book ready for
publication, but the dragon kept nattering at me. And now I present the final
product – The Last Dragon.
But I should mention that an off-shoot of
this book has suddenly pushed its way to front. Now I have trolls running
around in my head. Le sigh - the life of a writer.
writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes
and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devoré's alter ego when
she's inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
(@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her
husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named
Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown
the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or
snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the
St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a
meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high
over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a
royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living
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