A Knight bred in the blood of battle…
Damon DeGracey is the Dragon of Blackmoor. Darkly mysterious, a cunning tactician of war, and William the Conqueror’s fiercest knight, he is a warrior any King would gladly claim as his champion. In a land awash in bloodshed and treachery, the Dragon must hunt and slay those responsible for the murder of his family while trying to keep the rebels from overthrowing the newly crowned King’s throne.
A sword forged in mystery…
Its ancient etchings and flame red stone draw Anthropologist, Gabriella DeVoux like a moth to a dragon’s fierce blaze. Its secrets she must know…its master’s hand she unwittingly craves. Will history yield to her its secrets or will the Dragon elude her in time’s lost pages?
A love that time cannot destroy...
Now that he’s found her, he will stop at nothing to have her – to keep her. And she will do anything to keep him safe. In these dark times an even darker treachery abounds. Will their love survive the hands of fate?
Thank you, Mrs. K.A.M'Lady
Historical Romance: In the description, I saw the name of William the Conqueror, a real King, actually the first Norman King of England. How important is to keep the balance between historical facts and fiction?
I’d say it depends on the type of story that you’re writing. If the story is a period piece and calls for more truth than fiction then it’s very important. Never mistake your readers for not knowing their facts. We are, after all, readers first. Most writers tend to write what they read. And, what we don’t know we research. There is truth in saying we research better than the FBI. Book junkies first, always.
If the story is more fictional you get to have more fun with it. You can take a piece of history and twist it just enough to suit your needs. Writing A Walk in the Black Forest required a ton of research; from weaponry, to tactics, to horses and the distance of the coast of Kent. The middle ages were a very brutal and difficult time. No modern conveniences. If you have your characters wearing the wrong pants or eating with the wrong utensils readers know it.
The (men’s) Honor –still have a sense in our days?
It depends on the man. It’d be nice to think that chivalry is alive and well and living in, say Texas. But reality is much more complex. The world is a harsh place and kindness is lacking. But, some of us are lucky enough to find our errant knights. They kill invading spiders and do the occasional load of laundry.
With a 21st century attitude could resist Gabriella in the social conditions of the 11th century? And how hard is for Damon to accept her modern behavior?
I don’t think it would be difficult at all for Damon to accept Gabriella, regardless of the setting or social condition. He’s a strong, stalwart man. His past has shaped him, scarred him. It would take someone with fire to break through his fierce outer shell to get to the heart of him. A meek, demure female wouldn’t last five minutes in his presence. Alphas need alphas. It’s in their chemical make-up. And Gabriella needs his strength just as much as he needs hers.
Usually, a Romance book must have (or readers want to have) a happy ending. In this conditions of a predictable ending what makes a good romance?
Tension, annoyance, disbelief, lust, hunger, need. Emotion makes a good romance. Whether real or make believe. What is love without turmoil? Probably boring. A relationship needs passion to grow. How else will they get to the happy?
Reading your Goodreads profile, I saw how you spend your free time. How do you succeed to navigate among so many hobbies? Are they helpful in your writing?
I wouldn’t actually call working a hobby. And I don’t really consider writing “work” – it’s more like release. Some people work out after a hard day, some people drink, I either write or I read. I work full time so my days are really busy and if I’m on a deadline I usually work three nights a week and all weekend. I play with my dog, watch stupid movies with my husband and hang out or shop with my girlfriends. Life is life. I suppose if I have a bad day at the office I might have to slay someone or something in one of my stories. I keep telling my friends to be very careful when they ask me to make them a character in one of my books. Who knows what they might end up as. The last one ate the faces off her victims.
About the author:
Author K.A. M’Lady lives a few stone throws from corn fields, chaos and congestion; all lying on the outskirts of the many burbs of Chicago. KA M'lady spends her days calculating life expectancies, mortality and the certainty of death and taxes while in her free time the dead wander freely, buy shoes, homes, the occasional odd business or two and, if you even think of charging them too much in taxes…well, let’s just say the tax man may never come back.
But if he does he might just shamble a bit. An All Romance eBooks bestselling author, K.A. M'lady's work has been described as scary, descriptive, beautiful, dark, frightening, addictive, sexy and believable. She loves to read paranormal romances, watching horror movies, westerns on Sundays with her husband, playing fetch with her pocket beagle, Chevy and buying weird shoes. Her friends call her eccentric, her family refuses to comment.
She’s been lost in the world of fiction since she was a small child, and frankly, never wants to be found—at least not any time soon. “Myth and magic builds dreams and inspirations – and in an insane world, it is our dreams that spark the revolution of change. No matter which world is being conquered. Within our dreams – all things are possible.”
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