I am thrilled to announce that Avelynn will be published in the fall of 2015 by St. Martin’s Press imprint Thomas Dunne Books. Gratitude and much love and respect to my wonderful agent, Margaret Bail, of Inklings Literary Agency.
As a reminder, here’s a little ditty all about Avelynn. Can’t wait to see it on the shelves!
Avelynn wants equality. She wants love, respect, and the freedom to choose her life and follow her pagan faith. Unfortunately, she lives in Anglo-Saxon England.
It is the year 869, and Somerset has flourished under twenty years of peace. But with the whisper of war against the Vikings threatening their security, Avelynn’s father makes an uncompromising decision forcing her into a betrothal with Demas, a man who only covets her wealth and status.
As tension mounts between her unwavering convictions and Demas’s ambitions, Avelynn stumbles into a passionate affair with Alrik the Bloodaxe, a Viking warlord. In a summer of awakening passion, Avelynn finds the love and respect she craves, while Demas’s tactics to possess her become more desperate and increasingly brutal.
Avelynn challenges the country’s most powerful men, disregards the Christian church, leads an army into battle, and faces Alrik on the battlefield. Passion and desire come at a high cost and through her inexorable choices and actions, Avelynn risks losing everything she values most.
Set within the social and political turmoil of Alfred the Great’s England, Avelynn brings the Dark Ages to light and illuminates one woman’s passionate struggle to fight for what she believes in.
Join me for a wonderful journey into ninth century England and on the road to publishing!